One strange thing about being 35 is that I am now the person whose disposable income stores are trying to capture by means of environmental cues. I went into Whole Foods the other night and they were playing “Goodbye to You.” And damned if I didn’t end up bopping around in the produce aisle and ending up with some really expensive brussels sprouts that I never cooked.
Now I’m in Caffe 608 and listening to “Thirteen.” (Though it’s not the Big Star version; Google suggests that what I’m hearing is probably a cover by either Elliot Smith or Wilco, which suggests that this cafe is probably aiming its Muzak at 28-year-olds instead of me.)
Via YouTube, here’s the video for Scandal’s “Goodbye to You.” I always wondered why this song hasn’t been embraced by ’80s retro types alongside similar tracks like “Just What I Needed” and “867-5309.” It turns out there’s a simple reason: “Goodbye to You” wasn’t actually very popular, topping out at #65 on the singles charts. It deserved more, as you’ll soon see, because you are going to watch this insanely awesome video now.