Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Sweet and Low' by Debbie Harry

I have been a superfan for over 40 years and can honestly say a week doesn't go by that I don't discover another old photo, video or interview of my beloved Debbie Harry. (I recently added two newly unearthed interviews from the "Rockbird" era HERE,  a 1983 appearance on "Late Night With David Letterman" HERE and a "Koo Koo"-era clip that comes and goes from YouTube HERE.) 

Today's pick is her third visit to "Club MTV," where the only thing better than her latest dance hit was her flawless face and tight body.

So much better than when she showed up dressed as a New Wave Phyllis Diller to perform "In Love With Love"! (The "French Kissing" appearance has vanished from YouTube ... again.) 

This is just "I Want That Man" being played on "Club MTV." But watch Downtown Julie Brown's face after the guy she interviews, Stephen Nichols, at the very beginning reacts to the song's introduction. (Little things like this meant A LOT back then!)

UPDATE: It just happened again. 

Just stumbled upon this interview Kurt Loder did with Deb -- looking very "Intimate Stranger" -- at a pre-premiere dinner for Madonna's "Truth or Dare" on May 8, 1991. She references the time Madge came to see her at the Roxy back in 1989 -- a concert at which my friend Mark was also in attendance, calling me from a lobby payphone to tell me that he was standing "2 feet away from Madonna, Warren Beatty and Sandra Bernhard!"


Unknown said...

Well hey there Kenneth I'm Stephen Nichols the guy being int

Unknown said...

I'm the guy in the clip you have up my names Stephen Nichols I'm from long island was a clubmtv dancer from 1989 til it's final season icould tell tell many story of my experience with a few dozen artists that performed on the show and a few that I got to know even better after the comment was aired hate mail marriage proposal numerous gifts I had no idea what I said was going to put my life in a whole new directio back then was like a death sentence to come out but we where progressive and I really don't regret it at all it was liberating