Nerdvana: “Love Plus One” by Haircut 100

Today’s Nerdvana is a selection from the early 1980’s band Haircut 100, who had a very brief and tumultuous career (the band only produced 2 albums and the lead singer was only present for the first). I used to see the video for this particular track on TBS’s Night Tracks a lot (Night Tracks was basically TBS’s mini-MTV clone block, back when the ‘M’ in MTV stood for Music, rather than Mediocre), and it continues to be one of my favorite 80’s pop tunes.

Because of┬áthe video, I always think of ┬átropical islands and exotic rain forests whenever I hear this song. Remember Wild Cartoon Kingdom from last year? This would be a fitting opening theme for that if it were a show. Plus, I just really like the title. Enjoy “Love Plus One”.

Nerdvana: My Ever Changing Moods by The Style Council

On this edition of Nerdvana, I’m going to share with you another one of the songs that I’ve been grooving with. This is one that I first heard in 1984 on the late TBS 6 hour music video block titled Night Tracks, basically TBS’ answer to MTV (You know this was back in the 1980s, because MTV was showing music videos back then. This was back when the ‘M’ in MTV stood for “music” instead of “mediocre”). What I find interesting about this song is that it’s lyrics are about dealing with problems and inner conflicts, yet it’s sang in such a bright, upbeat tone. Now, whenever I’m going through some sort of creative headache or conflict, this song goes through my brain. Here’s “My Ever Changing Moods” by The Style Council. Enjoy.