Sunday, September 07, 2014

Here's Where the Story Begins

We've got a bit of a tradition of ironic juxtapositions to kick off NFL weekends in these parts. (If you don't mind stretching the definition of 'tradition' to mean that one time we posted a Morrissey song with a Sunday reference.) And who are we to mess with tradition on this, the first Sunday of a bright, shiny new NFL season?

Back in the early 90s, The Sundays were a staple of college radio and MTV's 120 Minutes. Lead singer Harriet Wheeler combined ethereal vocals and a lilting British accent with the kind of alternative rock girl vulnerable beauty that slayed the 20 year-old me, and makes 44 year-old me remember her wistfully.

Their only real U.S. hit, 'Here's Where the Story Ends' is posted below. It ain't gonna fire up a locker room, but it'll take some of us back to a time and place, and isn't a bad way to spend a lazy weekend morning.

(If you've got a few days to kill, check out that 120 Minutes link - it's a near-definitive archive of one of the more important shows in the history of alternative rock.)



The Sundays also did a pretty terrific cover of the Stones' 'Wild Horses', featured in the 1996 Mark Wahlberg vehicle, Fear. Harriet's just a little mesmerizing in this video.



And finally, foooootttttttbaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwlllllllllll!!!

75 comments:

zman said...

The Sundays! Harriett Wheeler made mom jeans look cool.

I too woke up and thought "Footbawl!" Of course, I woke up because of a screaming child but my first thought was of sitting on the couch all day.

Marls said...

Sundays are rumored to be getting back together, at least according to the American Airlines inflight mag.

Marls said...
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Marls said...

Back in Virginia after a week in west Michigan and I'm sick as a dog. Guess I'll have to stay in and watch football all day.

T.J. said...

ppr league, flex spot: reggie show me your bush, pierre not at all french thomas, or kendall wright?

Mark said...

Kind of excited about Tampa Bay for the first time in years. So they'll suck, obviously.

PPR- Bush

zman said...

I agree with Mark. Bush is the safest start for now and I like having someone playing on MNF. It gives me the false hope of pulling out a win.

T.J. said...

i have headed for the mountains...of Bush...starting

Marls said...

Clarence loves bush.

Clarence said...

Yup. Yes. You got it.

mayhugh said...

What the fuck is going on in Philly? Danimal, I'd like an update.

mayhugh said...

Washington offense looks as impotent as many feared.

Danimal said...

Foles looks like Gabbert. Henne looks like Foles.

Danimal said...

We've already heard boos in Philly. Jax has scored 2 Td's in 2 drives. Last year it took them 25 drives to do the same.

Danimal said...

Undrafted fee agent WR Hurns has both Td's. He had a great pre season....he is probably available in every one of your ffl's.

mayhugh said...

I'm happy for them. Hope they can keep it up. I like for Philly fans to be unhappy.

On the other hand, if you like wide receiver screens on 3rd and 10, you are enjoying the goings-on in Houston.

zman said...

Geno Smith has Rob Johnson's pocket presence. Luckily he can run faster than Johnson.

zman said...

Vick!

zman said...

Here come the jets.

mayhugh said...

Is there something more fragile than glass? Because I think Jordan Reed's extremities are made of it.

zman said...

Geno fumbles. The refs review. CBS's review expert, a former ref, says Geno was down but the refs will let the call stand. Replay shows he was down clearly in my inexpert eyes. The call stands. Replay rocks!!

Marls said...

This Redskin game is underwhelming. I may have drag my sick ass out to a bar.

mayhugh said...

Underwhelming is an incredibly generous word Marls.

mayhugh said...

If I become a JAX fan at half is that still bandwagoning?

Danimal said...

Come on down to Jaguar Town!

Marls said...

Is that like cougartown with trashier women?

mayhugh said...

I don't understand the decisions by Gruden in the last minute of this half.

Danimal said...

That is a pretty good assessment Marls.

zman said...

Brian Billick's stylist thinks it's 1994.

Danimal said...

If I see the Lincoln commercial with McConaughey 50 more times this weekend I might actually buy one. I know that is likely spelled wrong.

zman said...

You got that out of a comic book. I saw the ad, $3.95 right next to the sea monkeys.

Mark said...

I strongly considered the a Jags +11. Would've done it if Bortles was starting over Henne. I'm bullish on the Jags' future.

Danimal said...

Iggles with a td on 1st possession. The 2 missed figgies I feel are going to haunt The Jags.

Danimal said...

I got nothing out of a comic book.

rob said...

the father of a family we're close with here in town has been battling brain cancer for the past 10 years or so. fought through two different recurrences, but finally succumbed this afternoon. 45 years old, 10 and 8 year-old kids. fuck you with a pole, cancer.

TR said...

If you exclude his four brutal mistakes (INT, 2 fumbles, taking a 19-yd loss on a sack when they were on the Raiders' 20 yd line), Geno has played well!

Danimal said...

Condolences Rob.I remember you mentioning him within the last year or so during a wkd trip with he and his wife.

Danimal said...

Bonkers in Cleveland heh?

Jags bein Jags.

TR said...

That is indeed terrible news, Rob. Similar situation here in my neck of the woods, w/ a mom of my oldest son's friend recently diagnosed with something serious.

Friendly reminder that giving a few bucks each year toward research is a good thing.

T.J. said...

Oh man, the Skins are awful.

T.J. said...

Obvious comments are obvious.

T.J. said...

At least Skins are better than the Rams.

zman said...

Mike Carey pulled it together second time around.

Danimal said...

I was just my dad and kicked a bunch of little shitbirds out of the house. And with some authority I might add.

TR said...

Anyone who took the Jets to cover are about to suffer a bad beat.

zman said...

Steve Smith = grown man bidness

Danimal said...

Jags back to jags.

TR said...

Jets game ends and we get transferred to Pats-Fins, where Fins are up 10.

Browns-Steelers, please?

Danimal said...

112 55 26 2.
Henne's passing yards by qtr. there is your stat of the day.

T.J. said...

Saints/Falcons is fun

Danimal said...

So jags go for it on 4th and 1 on their own 30. It's a mutual botch between Henne and TE Lewis. Oh, and the coach.

Danimal said...

Ok..things are back to normal again.

zman said...

Bills Bears please!!

TR said...

Suicide pool is over! Thanks Bears.

T.J. said...

Jets AND Bills win in same week? Insanity

zman said...

Bills win! On the road!?

zman said...

Pats are in last place in the AFC East.

zman said...

Danny Amendola has a three inch vertical leap.

Mark said...

Red Zone for a 45 minute window beginning around 3:30 was absolutely glorious.

zman said...

Dallas fans make noise when they're on offense?

Marls said...

Jerry world is half full of niners fans.

Marls said...

Steven Drew strikes out to end Jeter day. Clearly he is not a real Yankee.

zman said...

It's hard to be a real Yankee. Whoever picked the start time for the women's final is a donkey. Half the court is in shadow, the other half in sun.

Marls said...

Women's final is gonna be an ass kicking.

rob said...

tony romo is in december form.

zman said...

Five breaks in six games?

Marls said...

Holding serve is overrated, Zman,

zman said...

CWoz was completely outmatched. The six games she won might have been sympathy games.

rob said...

damn, serena is just too good

zman said...

Cowboys are so sloppy. I'd rather watch Derek Anderson and the Panthers.

rob said...

the niners have been on the wrong end of some bullllllshit calls today.

Mark said...

I smoked ribs for the first time today. Not to toot my own horn but, uh beep beep.

zman said...

Are ribs like bath salts?

Mark said...

Pretty much.

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