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ARE YOU READY FOR THE SUMMER?

Meatballs came out on blu-ray this week. It will fascinate you to learn that… on the soundtrack during the party scene, a song called “Makin’ It” is featured. It was by David Naughton, the actor probably best known for his title role as An American Werewolf in London.

"Makin’ It" was the theme for a TV series he was on, and - this blew my mind - was written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren. Who are they? Here are a few tunes they also wrote:

  • Peaches and Herb’s Shake Your Groove Thing and also Reunited
  • Gloria Gaynor’s smash, I Will Survive

It will fascinate you! Watch the party scene above: skip to 2:48 once you get there (blasted YouTube won’t let me embed it exactly where I want it). Or, watch Naughton perform it here - it’s a nice slice of time capsule.

Other Meatballs trivia: on the Mass Romantic album, the New Pornographers credit background vocals on Breakin’ the Law to the Camp North Star Kids’ Chorus, which is the group credited with the opening/closing song Are You Ready for the Summer?

May 4
Great photo of Ms. Neko Case from  passerbyprints — just a reminder that Together, the latest from The New Pornographers is out this week.  NPR/music has been streaming it too.
passerbyprints:

neko case, lollapalooza

Great photo of Ms. Neko Case from  passerbyprints — just a reminder that Together, the latest from The New Pornographers is out this week.  NPR/music has been streaming it too.

passerbyprints:

neko case, lollapalooza