November nostalgia

I realize Halloween, the Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day have come and gone, but this time of year always makes me think of death and nostalgia.

From 1989, here's a song that most epitomizes the two (for me at least) -- the Pet Shop Boys' video version of "Always On My Mind."

First recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972, there have been over 300 releases of the song.

Some trivia. If the lecherous old perv in the back seat looks familiar, that's because he's a distinguished British actor named Joss Acklund, who among many other roles, played Russian ambassador Andrei Lysenko in "The Hunt For Red October." (Which I guess is Cold War nostalgia.)

The longer you live, the more there is to be nostalgic about.

(And look forward to.)

posted by Eric on 11.03.08 at 11:30 PM


Joss Acklund is one of my favorite character acotrs. He was briefly onscreen as D'Artangnon's father in the George MacDonald Fraser version of The Three Musketeers (with Oliver Reed, Charleton Heston, Michael York, Richard Chamberlain and many many others). He was of course the wonderfully over the top evil South African consul in the second Lethal Weapon film, and perhaps my favorite was as the gym teacher/would be world dictator Denomolos in the second Bill and Ted movie.


Steve Skubinna   ·  November 4, 2008 1:18 AM

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