Friday, June 13, 2008

You Can't Hide

I tried, I really did. I wanted with all my heart to bring you a video of Maktub's 'You Can't Hide' on this Lucky Friday the 13th Edition of Fridays Rock!

But apparently my luck sux and it ain't to be. So I cobbled this together as a pale substitute.

It may take a minute or so for the embedded player to download. If it ever does, click on the 'Play' button to hear a short clip; click on the song title to go to the imeem site to hear the whole thing.

Give it a go -- your efforts will be rewarded, I assure you.

Yes, it does indeed rock, no?

Now I can tell you a little story about my oh-so-tenuous-as-to-be-nonexistent connection to Reggie Watts.

Some four or five years ago, Maktub (a local band?) had just released their Khronosalbum. 'You Can't Hide'was getting heavy airplay on my favorite local radio station. I fell for it, especially the lead voice*.

At that time, Lovely Daughter was in college in The Big City. Her boyfriend was a couple of years older and had lived in The Big City for a while. He had lots of friends in The Big City, one of whom happened to be Reggie Watts. Who happened to be the lead of... Maktub! I freaked out** when I learned this.

Even better, LD actually met Reggie Watts! I pestered and cajoled and bugged LD to get me an autographed CD, and I finally got it. Happy Momma.

I later learned that Reggie does all sorts of things, like stand-up. And this:

Reggie Watts: Out Of Control from Jakob Lodwick on Vimeo.

I admit, I've kinda developed a teeny weenie old-lady crush on Reggie. Don't tell him, 'k? It would probably totally gross him out. I don't know how old he is, but I guarantee I am at least old enough to be his babysitter, if not his mother.

All inappropriateness aside, this song is guaranteed to Rock my Friday! And hopefully yours too.

* What can I say? I'm a sucker for a strong, distinctive, flexible voice with a wide range. Isn't everyone?

** Yes, I am apparently 15 years old inside. But you knew that already.

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