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We saw the Manhattan Transfer last week, which was a fabulous show. While watching, I was trying to fanfic it, which wasn't working well. I'm not a quartet person. Then for some reason, I thought that John McClane would be of an age to like their music. And his mother too. Mom would buy tickets for her, him, and Matt, but John would ask Charlie, because he would expect Matt to be completely disinterested. Maybe Matt would totally regard them as old fogey music, but maybe Matt would be hurt to not even be asked. Maybe Matt would like the Manhattan Transfer, or at least, maybe their version of Twilight Zone, because that seems like an old show he might like. Then the show was over, so my mental musings ended with Matt pouting and John knowing he'd messed up.

When I got home, I watched some of their videos, including the one for Twilight Zone, which is absolutely hysterical, even to me, who would have found it cutting edge and cool at the time. Matt would indeed mock it so badly. So badly.

Date: 2015-10-19 01:29 am (UTC)
iadorespike: (Matt/John my hero by sasskitten)
From: [personal profile] iadorespike
I love Manhattan Transfer, so I'm kind of jealous. I'll just bet it was awesome. :) Also - I would totally read that story! John has been a fan since he was in college, and Mom always liked them, too. I'll bet Charlie would love the show, but Matt probably wouldn't have any interest in them. This wouldn't necessarily preclude his being hurt, though, at John excluding him. Or, he might decide to just take the opportunity to set up a big gaming party. Do gamers call them parties? Hee, I don't know, but something like that. He could even like their music, as you suggested...so many different directions that you could take...so little time. :D

Thanks so much for sharing, you really brightened my evening.


Edited Date: 2015-10-19 01:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-10-19 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elayna88.livejournal.com
They did a great show, some hits, some numbers I didn't know, some telling stories to the audience. They each did solos, so the others could have a break. It was interesting to hear them singing alone.

I do enjoy trying to fanfic real events. Someone it makes things more entertaining.

I'm happy to have helped make your evening!


Date: 2015-10-19 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyomingnot.livejournal.com
I had no idea there was a video for that song. I loved it when it was originally released. still dig it. But that video is ultimate cheesefest and really does capture the spirit of music video of the time.


Date: 2015-10-19 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elayna88.livejournal.com
That does seem to be their only music video. Everything else I watched were videos of their live performances. I doubt I saw it at the time, as I don't think I even knew where to watch videos in 1979. We didn't have MTV until the mid 80s. Music videos try so hard to be cutting edge, they seem to be asking to age faster.

Date: 2015-10-19 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clevermanka.livejournal.com
The sounds of the disco/new wave era overall hold up well, but wow the visuals just do not. So glad you enjoyed the concert!

Date: 2015-10-19 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elayna88.livejournal.com
The visuals are hysterical. That seems to happen with music videos, they try so hard to be hip, they don't always age well. I'll always love their music though. I still remember watching their summer variety show in the 1970s.

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