Friday, January 06, 2012

Song of the day

"Walking in the Rain", by Grace Jones.

A wise man once said that you learn something new every day.

I was drawn back to this song by its appearance in the rather glamorous Peugeot ad that is currently appearing during the cricket. What caught my ear in the ad was the voice that comes in at the end: not Grace Jones, but someone who sounded suspiciously like whichever of Harry Vanda and George Young was the vocalist in Flash & The Pan. Which sent me to the internets, who informed me that it was, indeed, a Flash & The Pan original, and in fact the B-side to probably their best-known song, "Hey, St Peter". Who knew?

And I call myself an Australian ...