Friday, November 26, 2010

Snap Out of It!

Life has taken a few twists and turns around The Stereo Club and the blog has suffered. The last post was way last February, and blogging was sparse for months before that. That's just pathetic.

Well, today I was moping around the house, thinking about the blog I have neglected, and realized it was time for an intervention. I needed someone to step up, get in my face, and let me know what I needed to do. 

And then it hit me:

Thanks, I needed that.

I confess that Cher has been one of my musical guilty pleasures, and the Moonstruck Cher just looked great. However, like many males in the late 70's, I found this Cher... er, intriguing:

Remarkably, this album is titled 'Take Me Home'. Ahh, sure.

On the other hand, this Cher was just scary:

What was she thinking? If you know, please don't tell me.

Of course, Cher got her start with former Phil Spector go-fer and future Republican Congressman Sonny Bono. Sonny co-wrote 'Needles and Pins' with Jack Nitzsche and I thank the both of them for that.

And he also wrote and produced this classic number, perhaps the first work in the rock genre to feature an oboe hook:

This Shindig clip from 1965 featured a doofy looking Sonny in his caveman outfit, but the song was very catchy, and Cher looked great and could sing.   I was hooked.

Anyway, I hope Cher has snapped me out of it and the blog is back. I have tons of catching up to do...


Daniel said...

Good to have you back!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog while trying to look up the particulars of a Onkyo Stereo Receiver 2500 MKII a friend kindly gave to me because my old Kenwood gave out. I have a 1980 Technics turntable hooked up to it. The Kenwood wasn't working properly--don't know if it was me not properly connecting it or if a part had shorted out. Overall the Kenwood is in good shape. Is there anyone I could give it to for restoration/parts? Wouldn't sell it--just wonder if it would be useful to someone.