This post was inspired by the last post. Therefore, in no way, shape, or form can it be classified as "random." It is, to the contrary, "part of a plan." Whether there is a "point" to that "plan" is another question altogether....
When YAZ/YAZOO went prematurely poof! in 1983, there was good reason to believe that both VINCE CLARKE and ALISON MOYET would continue to find success -- Clarke as a consequence of his impeccable synth-pop instincts; Moyet on the strength of her rich and distinctive vocal stylings.
Of course, Clarke DID go on to great dance-pop success with Erasure. But Moyet has never quite broken through as a solo artist -- despite some hit singles in Britain in the mid-to-late '80s. These days, hers is a cult following, and she's as likely to record an album of traditional or jazz standards as she is a standard, traditional "pop" offering.
All of which is to reinforce the fact(s) that life is a bitch, there is no justice, and that -- if there IS a God -- he/she/it is a fickle motherfucker with irreconcilably lousy taste in music. (Then again, if BRITNEY SPEARS, ASHLEE SIMPSON, or any former American Idol contestant is struck by lightning (or a truck) in the next couple days, I may be willing to minimize the vim, vigor, and vehemence of my atheism....)
ALISON MOYET on MySPACE.
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