I heard a great song on the radio yesterday: “4Evermore” by Anthony David. Okay, this will sound stupid but I listen to the radio to hear songs.
Hm, Tolu, this may come as a surprise but that’s what most people listen to the radio for. DOH!
Yes I know but I’m not really a music person and I like discovering new songs – not new as in recent but songs that may have been out a while ago but I just heard them.
Anyway, I digress.
What I do is I hear the song, try and catch some of the lyrics, unlock my phone, open up the Memo function, search for the memo called ‘Music’ and jot down the lyrics I heard! And sometimes, I’ll then open up the browser and do a search on the lyrics, and hey presto I get the name of the song and the artist. Then when I stop driving and get back to my desk, I’ll open YouTube and search for the song – and probably download it.
Again, I digress – all this isn’t what I want to write about, I’m just giving you the background so that you get the full picture.
So, I heard the lyrics “Forever more is a mighty long time…”, did the search, got Anthony David’s name and the song title and checked it out on YouTube. Nice song and the lady singing with him, called Algebra – who the fuck name’s their kid “Algebra”. I mean, you cannot be that mean.
Okay, let’s stick to the story.
The song features Algebra who is very pretty. The video is about a couple about to get married and it’s their wedding day and the bride & groom are getting dressed – separately as one would expect. And in one scene Algebra, sorry, wonder what her nickname was in school? ‘Maths’? ‘Fractions’?
So Maths is sitting at a dressing table and appears to be wearing just her bra.
Cut to another scene and she’s now walking down the aisle – you see her from behind – and I swear that my first thought is that she was still just wearing her bra and the scene was meant to be some sort of wedding nightmare she was having. But then the camera changes angles and this time you are watching her walking down the aisle towards you and then I realise that she was dressed all the time – just that her dress is not only off the shoulder but off the back as well.
And I’m sorry but I think ‘skank’. Great song, pretty girl but ‘skank’. I’m no prude – trust me, if you know me, you’ll know I’m not but I think what she was wearing would have been more appropriate for the wedding night when we are about to get naked and… not what you ear to get married.
But hey, what would expect from someone named Fractions.
Then something popped to mind; from what I remember, the groom pays for the dress but doesn’t get to see it until the wedding day. And I just thought, man if tI had been the groom, I’m not sure I wouldn’t have asked for the balance of the money cos there really wasn’t that much material used to make it. And I’m not sure I would have gone ahead with the wedding.
Which made me think, what would you do if your intended turns up wearing something bloody hedious/wrong/outrageous/etc. Would you still go ahead or call it off?
I remember a friend of mine saying that there’s a particular physical trait he hates and if he’s walking down the aisle with his bride to be and sees someone with that trait, asks who it is and she says it is some distant cousin, the mere fact that they are related, he’d call the whole thing off.
And no he didn’t tell me what the trait was.