Video of the Day: The Specials’ Ghost Town

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On March 19, 1959, Terry Hall entered this world in Coventry, England. Years later, he re-introduced himself to the world as the lead singer of The Specials.  As the Western world grapples with unemployment and various other economic calamities, it seems appropriate to revisit their 1981 classic, “Ghost Town,” which reached #1 on the UK Singles chart. Happy birthday, Mr. Hall.


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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.