Friday, August 21, 2009
Jukebox: "Free Nelson Mandela" by The Specials
It's Friday again and time to dance with your computers, yay!
You know, when I saw this video on MTV when I was a kid back in 1984, I didn't even know who Nelson Mandela was, I just knew that he had to be free. (MTV used to teach you things.) And I would do anything--including traveling down to South Africa with this handsome handsome lead singer on a private plane with a hot tub--to make this happen. The band's later single "Leave Nelson Mandela Alone about Divorcing His Wife After Getting Out of Prison" wasn't as big a hit, but it was a ballad, so you couldn't dance to it.
It was this video that made me want to pursue a career in street dancing, btw.