Aug 5, 2007
The Long Hot Summer...
I've loved this song (Style Council's "The Long Hot Summer") for 20 years or so, but I didn't realize that there was a video until just a few months ago. Thanks (?) youtube.
The other day Vincent mentioned that he'd downloaded some Style Council based on something I'd written, and that he liked them, so I thought I'd dredge this video up and put it here.
It deserves to be seen.
It's kind of a sad song, but the video makes me laugh outloud.
Back then I used to think Paul Weller was gay....but then I realized that he was just British...all evidence (this notwithstanding) points to him being straight.
But this video, it's too queer for words.
One of the commentators writes this about it:
"this was a piss take, terrace lads were wearing this sort of gear."
which I don't understand, but somehow it sums it up pretty well.