|A look at the songs that have shaped|
my life and ended up on my devices.
As a kid, I had a hard time falling asleep in severe weather. Not only did the lightning scare me -- along with the thought of a Tornado Warning in the middle of the night -- I wanted to watch what the weathercasters were saying on TV. So one Saturday night after getting home from a Kansas trip, I stayed up late, very late, past 1 in the morning to monitor the weather via TV. I didn't see any severe weather bulletins (save for a "Severe Thunderstorm Watch" icon in the lower left-hand corner of KCTV 5), but I did see this video from Kool And The Gang.
I always remember this video for its use of computer-generated effects -- a little messy, I'll grant you, but groundbreaking for 1981. I think I ended up falling asleep in front of the set, waiting for that weather update that never came.