Right Now Ed is playing the piano, nor would it be his last time. But the finest guitarist this world has known is resting. But we all know he’ll come back, all hologrammed up and be back on stage rocking our pants right off… at least David Lee’s ass-less chaps. Trust me. That happened. Not right here and now but in like 1981 at Reunion Arena post Diver Down, the man bared his soul and ass cheeks right on stage. He was kinda infamous for such things.
Let’s take a quick ride on Magic Marc’s musical time machine shall we? We dial in to iconic songs that captured a moment in time with an eye on history. First we get Jesus Jones’ Right Here, Right Now. Next let’s check out Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire boys & girlz!!! And buckle up kiddies because you don’t wanna miss beddie-bye time with Mr. R.E.M. as they foretold creatures that crawled from the South, Athens, GA: It’s The End of the World… Michael Feels Fine!!! But don’t miss Van Hager’s fine Right Now built on the engine that is, was, and always will be the greatest magician known to mankind: Eddie Van Freaking Halen!!!
Don’t want to wait ’til tomorrow
Why put it off another day
One more walk through problems
Built up, and stand in our way, ah.
One step ahead, one step behind me.
Now you gotta run to get even.
Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday, hey.
C’mon turn, turn this thing around.
Right now, hey!!
It’s your tomorrow
C’mon, it’s everything
It’s what’s happening?
Right here and now
It’s right now
Tell me, what are you waiting for
Turn this thing around!!!
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm
And nothing falls into place, no
Only missed by a fraction
Slipped a little off your pace, oh
The more things you get, the more you want
Just trade in one for the other
Workin’ so hard, to make it easier, whoa
Got to turn, c’mon turn this thing around
Right now, hey
So what have we learned here today with Z&Me’s Good Things? Well, stuff we intuitively knew already. Van Halen rocked so much mo’ hard with David Lee than they ever did with Sammy!!! We all know this. Everyone knows this. It’s not up for debate anymore. Under lyricist the Red Rocker VH became this sign o’ the times social commentary metal hair band??? That’s not the Eddie and Alex and Michael Freaking A we know and love all these years later. Of their song Right Now we barely recall the song and certainly don’t listen to it anymore. It’s the video we remember. An international sensation on MTV!!! You remember that shit right here and now still…. don’t ya???
Mix in some artistry vision with images in an Arty way that reflects what Sammy thought he was trying to say and Ed’s vacuum Tubed Amp giving him his original sound on For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and F.U.C.K. Yes!!! Ma Sarah Johnson Swinney don’t worry it ain’t cussing, just the name of the album.
And Right Now that video and that song is still relevant— A good Thing!!!