Our friends at @lafamigliareno have created “50 years of pioneer,” a special signature cocktail flight in honor of our 50th anniversary! pair your next meal with the “opening act: tartaruga d’oro,” “intermission: stella della sera,” and “final act: sotto sopra” cocktails. buon appetito!
50 years of andrew: day eleven -1978
parallel lines by blondie
timeless and bordering on perfect.
heart of glass is certainly a classic. one of the first songs i remember hearing where a video was attached. might have been on soul train, might have been on bandstand… can’t be sure, but i remember seeing debbie in soft focus with some serious lip gloss on.
she was a perfect pre-teen crush, and the song was a gem.
the song was joined by hanging on the telephone and one way or another, which hit the local detroit fm stations; possibly even the no disco! stations. memory is fuzzy.
i’m pretty sure i got this on cassette from one of my many columbia house record and tape scams in the early 80s. the scams were easy, just order albums using the weird postage stamp stickers they had, and either: a) have sent to neighbors house and intercept; b) write back saying they were never ordered, or c) claim they were never delivered, and get another 11 sent.
the trio of songs on side one: picture this, fade away and radiate, and pretty baby outweighed the singles quite quickly, and the amazing sunday girl is still a top song from the band. —
what’s 50 days? in a bit, i’ll be having a birthday, so i thought i’d count down the days and share some of my favorite albums per year for every year i’ve been alive.