Tonight's SNS is "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls. Here's the video:
I wish that I could say that I chose this because it evoked 80's memories for me, or that it was a big favourite of mine as a child - but it wasn't. I'd never even heard of this song until one day in 2002, when I was watching TV, and this came on.
Well, that's the American version, but you get the idea. I turned into a 14-year-old boy the minute I saw that ad - I had to have that game. Immediately. I was 19, and I spent every penny I had saved up for a car (9 years on, I still never bought a car or learned to drive) on a Playstation 2, specifically just to be able to get this. When I got it, I spent a solid month holed up in my room - coming out only to go to my computer course and/or to use the bathroom. Addicted wasn't the word - in the end, my memory card fecked up and I just got sick of doing the same things over and over again - but it's still my favourite game of all time, and it has, in my humble opinion, one of the best soundtracks (if not THE best) of any game I've played.
I still have the PS2 and the game, and I keep threatening to dig it out and play it - but I know I'd never do a tap around the house if I did. Maybe I'll give Tommy a spin around at Christmas, who knows?
In the meantime, hope you enjoyed the song (and the WEIRD video) - any other GTA Vice City fans out there?
Enjoy your Saturday,
P.S: Every time I hear this song, apart from GTA, I also think of this:
"The One With All The Thanksgivings" - One of my favourite episodes ever. S xx