Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Finger


I'm almost ashamed to admit I'm having a wee bit of a pathetic high school moment here. PowderFinger have broken up. Oh, the devastation.

To be honest, I've never been a hugely obsessed fan- I have a few of their CD's, have illegally downloaded a few of their songs (not really, don't be silly) and can sing along with Bernard when they come on the radio. Here's Bernard here. I'll just pause for a second to let you admire the view.

Image proudly stolen from the Aussie Government

But, you see, the Finger have provided a musical back drop for most of my adolescence and early 20's. They came out with Pick You Up when I was in my very early teens. I danced to it at high school discos, entwined around a guy who smelt like cigarettes and Lynx Africa deodorant. I'm sorry, is that my over the hill sense of nostalgia showing?

So, forgive me, but it's kind of the end of the era. I makes me feel bloody old. Hat's off to them, but, at least they are going out on a high, rather than waiting till they've degenerated into a drug and alcohol fueled spiral of infighting, back stabbing and tres bad music.

Anyways, all hail the Finger. Make they rock on in peace.

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Melissa @ Suger Coat It said...

I adore powderfinger. was sad too when i heard.

may they rock in peace indeed!

Amy xxoo said...

Long live the Finger! " Odyssey #5 " was almost the soundtrack to my late teens.... gonna miss ya boys!

Amy xxoo said...

Long live the Finger! " Odyssey #5 " was almost the soundtrack to my late teens.... gonna miss ya boys!

kate said...

someone told me yesterday they've been around for 21 years. now that made me feel old!

Madmother said...

xxxx Bernard, I love who you are.

kbxmas said...

Am tempted to post something about how breaking up is the new black, but that would be far too dark and martyrific, wouldn't it? So I'll just say: darn.

Tmena said...

Oh my. I sooo get you on the musical backdrop thing. Except for me it was New Edition, The Go Go's, The Bangles and so much more...I <3 the 80's!

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