Last night tk6 and I were watching reruns of a sitcom called "Malcolm in the Middle"(early 2000's) Hal, the father, is given albums by a neighbor. The neighbor tells Hal, "Here are the Foreigner albums you wanted". Pan in to Hal holding them and what album is on top! ELO's TIME!! Foreigner.... as if!
Post by queenofthehours on Jul 31, 2015 13:33:10 GMT
At work today, while listening to ELO on the radio, the same colleague who pronounced Jeff to be "an effing legend!" told me he'd once met the man himself.
It was at a concert in Birmingham and he was working on security. He essentially confirmed what we already believed - that Jeff is fantastic; a great guy and really down to earth. (And that colleague is *definitely* not someone who gives praise lightly, if at all!)
I ran across this Dave Morgan site today when I should have been working. Some interesting stuff about Jeff and the birth of ELO and about the Time tour and the great photo above (our Jeffy is farthest right). Maybe y'all have already seen it. Come to think of it, I may have already seen it but I'm getting forgetful in my old age and it seemed new to me.
Director Jonathan Demme is an ELO fan, it turns out! He used "Laredo Tornado" in the new Meryl Streep film, "Ricki and the Flash."
In a recent Billboard interview, Demme had this to say about the ELO track:
Any songs you wanted but couldn't get?
There was a Pink Floyd song ["Us and Them"] that I wanted very badly as a source cue from Dark Side of the Moon and Pink Floyd just didn't want to go down the favored nations road, which lead to an even greater song, ELO's "Laredo Tornado."
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