As if cassettes weren't bad enough, I just saw this on Bandcamp. Sold out too😱 Apparently so according to this https://inews.co.uk/culture/music/mark-ronson-8-track-tape-cartridge-uptown-funk-shallow-282251 And an even more trusted source https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=65974&p=600883&hilit= Full disclosure: I did have an 8-track in my old Triumph TR250 back in 1973, 1974. I used to barrel around listening to 'The Joker' and Hendrix on it. Funnily enough, it was never stolen from a car that couldn't be locked. Wonder why? 🤔 Of course, it was replaced with a cassette player as soon as I could afford it. To paraphrase Santayana "Those that don't live thru history are condemmed to repeat it" 😁
Well, I'm done my song, but not the video part. When I think of Bill and Jan and the ups and downs to unrequited love, I've come to a new wisdom. The tormented lover, trying to regain his lost love, is driven by two powerful forces: dopamine and insecurity. We go back to our old love because of the dopamine kick, our cells bookmark it as chemically very pleasurable. And, secondly, we go back to the person because they have something about themselves that is very important to us: a status, cool friends, a venerable family, etc., which without we are lesser in our own eyes. So this is the wisdom, but it didn't come out of analyzing the Bryan Ferry "Love is the Dopamine" song. Now the video part which maybe Bill, or some fan who has been smitten with love, can suggest some images. The most distraught love song from Bill was on the four CD set with "Buddha Head" and "Electricity Made us Angels". I can't remember its name but it was at the last song -- a magus opus of sorrow, a somnolent epic. The human face looked up, the angels looked down and laughed, and the human face turned and looked down as well. Take that image, put it in a bar scene, and what other images follow? Anyway, I'm looking for a response from this group because I'm stuck at the moment. Also, I like to ask if BBD ever played The Royal Albert.