This one took me back 32 years, almost to the week, just seconds after I hit play. It was a beautiful early summer evening, warm, electric, standing with some 15,000 others at Blossom Music Center just outside of Cleveland, when A Flock of Seagulls took to the stage. We’d just graduated from high school the week before, I was on crutches nursing a prom injury, and AFOS was one of the biggest things in the world that week. It was the official launch of the rest of our lives.
I don’t remember anything that was running through my mind then, but I do know what wasn’t: the notion that I’d be sitting on a rooftop patio on an equally pleasant early summer evening 32 years later in Cali, Colombia, listening to a Danish quartet that would remind of A Flock of Seagulls just as a car full of teenagers drives by with their stereo blaring an odd remix of The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry. Friends, that’s not a bad thing, I promise.
Attention musicians, record label reps or fans: Got a suggestions for a Tune du Jour? I’d love to hear it.
Each weekday at noon Eastern Time Piran Café spotlights a new or recently released song from smaller or independent labels to our rapidly growing audience. Genre? None. So long as it’s good. Suggestions are most welcome and encouraged – do get in touch. Please include press info about the song /album /artist, and links to video, audio or both. The more info, the merrier.
CURRENT FOCUS: Since I’ll be based in Colombia through the latter half of August, I’d love to focus as much as I can during that time on new or emerging artists from South America. Obviously, exceptions will always be made. Just trying to keep it local. Thanks!