Sunday, September 4, 2011

Flashback... Sundays

So there's this thing I used to do when I was in high school. I used to stay up late on Sunday nights watching 120 minutes (remember when MTV played music videos?) Yeah so the good videos only played in the middle of the night so I would record them. I had the system down. If it was a video I had never seen before, a band I had never heard of, I would just hit record. If a few seconds went by and I wasn't into it, I would stop it, rewind, and record another one over it. If it was good, I kept it. Sometimes I fell asleep in the middle of recording and end up with a bunch of random stuff on the tape. Hey, it was late and anyway I have a tendency to fall asleep watching TV/movies. And for those of you familiar with my tapes and the content therein, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'll own up to some of the randomness of those tapes, but not all of it. Ok.

I randomly came across this video tonight (BWE posted a video of Maya Rudolph (who used to be in The Rentals? How come I never knew that?) performing recently with her band Princess (?) at a That Dog show). My mind was blown. That Dog. (that dog. if you want to be all proper about it) I haven't even heard mention of them since high school. I immediately asked the mister to download some for me because I Need. It. In. My. Life.


  1. I used to do the same thing! The Young Ones would be on Sunday nights as well. I didn't always get to record stuff, but when we had the Monday off from school I did. I still have all of my tapes and really want to get them transferred to DVD one of these days...

  2. I wish I still had my tapes! I found one of them a few years ago and tried to watch it but it was pretty damaged. Total bummer. But I love that I am not the only person who did this!

  3. Totally remember those tapes and a lot of the videos on them. Have you looked in mom's basement? You might still have more of them than you know. Also, just a couple of days before you posted this I was talking about this exact That Dog video to Cameron and showing it to him on Youtube! (I can't remember why...I think it had something to do with Weezer, when their old drummer or bassist died.) I still know all the words and remember the video vividly! As with many of your musical/TV tastes around the years 1995-1998, they seeped into my consciousness as well ;)