In one of my many comments on this post I confessed to having spent about five minutes of my life watching the video for Nelson’s “After the Rain.” Five minutes on top of any time I may have spent watching it c. 1990. Five minutes yesterday. The choice of this particular video had less to do with the fact that it is currently pouring in LA and more to do with the fact that I STILL occasionally find myself humming this song. It has been eighteen years. My god.
After watching the video I became incredibly nostalgic and googled my two best friends from fifth grade (which was pre-Nelson BUT one of them remained my BFF for a few years and we watched those videos together) but I didn’t find either of them. Maybe because their names were Sara and Sarah. I even resorted to MySpace but the search function there does not allow you to narrow your search by year of birth. How fucking stupid is that? So anyway, if Sara Atkinson or Sarah Thomas reads this and you went to elementary school with me, I was thinking of you. And I sat through a Nelson video on purpose. As an adult. Don’t you want to get back in touch with me? I am so awesome.
Speaking of that video. Does anyone find it a little hard to swallow that the misunderstood teenage boy has a poster of two hot blondes — male blondes — in his bedroom and his trailer trash father is upset that he doesn’t have a job? Are we supposed to read into it that this is about homophobia, or am I just over-thinking it?
So anyway. If someone could tell me which one had the bangs, I’d be grateful. I can’t bring myself to look it up, as that might lead to watching another video.