This week I knew I wanted to feature a Joe Jackson song but I had so much trouble picking just one. Damn, I have so much love for this man. Even though he’s like the fugliest person ever. His songs just put me in such a good mood. I love a lot of the tunes off of his “Look Sharp” album. In fact, the song “Look Sharp” was definitely a contender for the name of this post.
When I was in my first year of university I wore mini skirts a lot. Hell, I wore mini skirts a lot in high school too. And I still wear them often. One of the lyrics in Joe Jackson’s “Pretty Girls” says ” I found the girls there, long legs and blonde hair…I hear the mini skirt is coming back in style.” I was convinced he was singing about me even though the song had been written, performed, and produced way before I was born. Minor detail.
I think most people are familiar with his song “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” which is a classic. I don’t know how many times I’ve looked at couples on the street and thought Hmmm something’s not right here.
I also like his song “I’m the Man” mostly because of the lyric “Now give me all your money cuz I know you think I’m funny.” It’s just such a fast, upbeat tune.
The namesake of this post is from a song that really makes me happy. It has almost a 50’s-ish feel. Like, I could see Richie Cunningham, Potsie and Ralph dancing to this. Man, imagine if your name (or nickname) was Potsie. Would you kill yourself or what?