Southern Indiana Singer / Songwriter Joe Dillon Celebrates Almighty Analog with an Acoustic Ode to Our Favorite Format! Crack Open a Brew and VHSingalong, Tapeheads!
Over here in Lunchmeat Land, we’re always keen on any sort of affection for the almighty VHS tape. And just recently, indie writer and director, fellow Videovore and all-around radical dude turned me on to an analog-adoring acoustic jam crafted by singer / songrwriter Joe Dillon. In Joe’s unplugged ode to analog, he sings the praises of everyone’s favorite format with a sweetly simple, four-chord campfire jammer glued together with a catchy chorus and a light touch of folk finesse. It’s title? Simply, “VHS”. Dig it. Give it a listen, RIGHT HERE. Spelled out below are the loving lyrics to this nostalgic anti-digital number, written and arranged by Joe Dillon: Please Be Kind, Rewind A message lost in time All I need is a workin’ TV tonight A cold six pack An hour and a half My video collection’s been stacked in the back Forgotten memories, brought back on small screen I’ve got a copy of that movie on VHS It still plays smooth in every part Except when she’s undressed There’s somethin’ bout the click and hum Mechanical love B-B-Beats in my chest Vuh-vuh-vuh-VHS Turn down the lights and drift away in mono Pick up where you left off all those years ago A cold six pack An hour and a half My video collection’s been stacked in the back Forgotten memories, brought back on the small screen
Joe layin' down the track live. Clickity-click the pic to get a listen, or just CLICK HERE, mang.Not too shabby, eh, Tapeheads!? It's pretty rad if you ask me. It’s always groovy to see this kind of creativity come out of an admiration for analog, and even if this style doesn’t exactly match up with your musical inclinations, surely the sentiment sticks. You can check out Joe’s other acoustic jams via his Reverbnation profile, and hit him up personally on his Facebook page.