A music video I have loved for a long time has taken on new significance and meaning in these troubling times. (You can find the link to the music video below.)
The video is of the 1980 song, “Space Age Love Song” by A Flock of Seagulls. The video itself is from the 1991 movie “Career Opportunities”. I’ve never seen that movie, but I’d sure like to after watching this!
What is not to like about this video? I mean, it is set in Target, for Pete’s sake! How many music videos can say that?
It is especially poignant in this day and age when so many of us yearn to go anywhere at all. Even shopping at Target. And seeing Frank Whaley and Jennifer Connelly alone in a department store was an eerie harbinger of how we would all be shopping in modern times. Although, from what I can see, they are not practicing proper social distancing protocols.
Plus, I love Target. I love being in Target. I love the wide, bright aisles. I love the red color scheme. Everyone there is friendly and helpful. The stores are clean and full of things I actually want to buy.
So, watching this video is like watching a travelogue about somewhere I’d like to go. Kind of like watching “Rick Steves — Postcards from Target“.
And this video is like a time capsule of 1990. Just look at all the cool products!
- Music cassettes
- A cheeseburger for $1.89
- Timex watches
- Fire safes
- World globes
- Musical instruments
- Aquariums and fish (do you remember when Target sold those?)
- Roller skates
- Jennifer Connelly shoplifting
Man! What I wouldn’t give to be able to go back and shop for an hour in a 1991 Target!
Anyway, enjoy the video. And enjoy wandering the aisles of Target in 1991.
(Note: When you go to watch this video you will see that it has been viewed about 16,800,000 times. I’m responsible for the 800,000.)
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Special Biff Bonus! Two additional versions of the music video.
There’s no need to thank me. You’d do the same for me.
Besides, if you’re like me, once you go inside Target, you find it hard to leave.