June is a very busy birthday month! Today I get to wish The Bass God (that’s John Taylor, in case you lost track) a very happy birthday!!
I have only met John once, during an album signing for Astronaut. (I own the disjointed voice he may or may not have heard from somewhere in the crowd say, “It’s a beautiful album, John!) My partner-in-crime has been in vicinity to him a few more times than I Once even close enough for him to sign our In the Pleasure Groove books (mine has a lovely doodle of an American flag in it, too. :D). She even has a picture with him, which still thrills me! However, today is my day to blog, so there’s not really any exciting stories to tell. Maybe next year! 😉
So, we’ll celebrate with some special John Taylor videos instead.
Gotta go with the JT cameo to begin with, because his grin cracks me up.
In fair play, I must also choose a Power Station video…which led me to Get it On.
That got me thinking about John’s solo career, and one of my very favorites is Hey Day. I wonder why? 🙂
And while I was thinking about Hey Day, I remembered riding the train from Birmingham to Edinburgh so that I could go to the Glasgow show. A little known fact is that one of my very favorite songs to watch John play is Careless Memories. That bass line just doesn’t stop. He’s brilliant.
Naturally, as one does….while I was thinking about watching John, I remembered how much, er…enthusiasm….he brings to Danceophobia. Because really, if you’re gonna play that song, you’d better sell it, right? And John does. So this is from the Berkeley show I went to in the fall of 2015. I am not sure if this shows John (YouTube was misbehaving for me today so I couldn’t preview it first), but if you ever have the chance to see the band and they play Danceophobia….he dances with more enthusiasm in his pinky finger than I do in my entire body. 🙂
Lastly, I couldn’t help but give my John-girls what they really want.
He’s strapped to a car. You’re welcome.
The happiest of birthdays to you, Mr. Taylor…with many years of health, happiness and music to come, I hope. Cheers!!