Thursday, March 18, 2010

How Can You Just Walk Away From Me?

"i love this song i been doing this song at karaoke for over 20 years it reminds of my ex husband i watched him left me when i was pregnate we divoced since then its been 8 years now he has not contacted myself or his daughter."

Massive track. The video for Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" was a promo single for the 1984 film of the same name. The movie was a dog directed by Taylor Hackford, but at least it provided us with a great video that nicely survives as a short on its own, and shows off a dashing young James Woods to boot. Think of it as a not so embarrassing precursor to the big budget junk heaps of celebrity cameos that would rise on music television in the years following.

And if you have not yet heard it, episode 339 of the world famous radio program This American Life, "Break-Up," is compulsory listening. In the first segment, writer Starlee Kine and Phil Collins discuss break-up songs, and Mr. Collins songs in particular. it's a heartbreaker of a report (x 2!) which took me right back to university-era love-horrors. You can stream it from the TAL site here.

Stay together, Phil fans. We are dying.

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