Monday, January 24, 2011

modern talking


Preschool in a grumpy lady’s living room. Which overlooks my office kitchen window.

Eh Tanay?

New bag men?

What your mother is getting too rich or what?


Clothes store. Two accented women.


Buy it.

But my arms look fat?


Yes or no?


Shit, I really like it.

Then buy it.

But I look fat.

No, no, you don’t.

You sure?



La Senza Trial Room, girl on phone.

Giggle. Idiot. Giggle.

What will you tell your mother, why am I there?


Oh god. Then she’s going to knAdd Imageow for sure what we’re up to.

Giggle. Idiot. Giggle.

And by the way, does anyone apart from me remember modern talking. okay, i do. because i thought they were really cool. i obviously had very little knowledge in the cool department, because i spent a lot of time singing cheri cheri lady and brother louie. and actually thought you're my heart, you're my soul was the coolest song anyone could ever put on a mix tape for me.

i was a cool, cool girl.


Hyde said...

Is it the tape called "Remix Party" with the tracks Brother Louie, Tarzan Boy and Cheri Cheri Lady?

Digistrom said...

I loved 'you're my heart, you're my soul' and I had it on a mix tape too! One my dad picked up for me from Bombay and brought to my boarding school... best tape I ever owned! :D

Aneela Z said...

*Raises Hand* a fellow cool girl. My mix tape introduced me to the wonder that was Air Supply as well.

Rahul Saha said...

Was the grumpy lady conversation anywhere near New Market, Calcutta? It sounds like classic Sudder Street talk.

moonlite:D said...

crazy girl !!! like the craziness :)

Flickering Cursor said...

Modern Talking, along with Steve 'i just call' Wonder and glenn "nothings gonna change" medeiros, introduced me to western music. oh, and how can i forget 'funky town'. aah, growing up in the 80s!

The knife said...

Brother Loui...Dance Dance is Dance...yes, we were cool and with shaved jhulpis and centre parting...

SwB said...
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SwB said...

Who can forget Modern Talking! And our local school version that went -- You're my arse, you're my hole!

relativelytruthful said...

i can say with certainty that i've never heard any of these. :(

Anonymous said...

Shit, it could have been me in that trial room.

Spazsim Chasm said...

i jog/walk to modern talking... hehehe
it is wayyy cool

This is that said...

Of course Modern talking !