Anyway, sometime before the half NBC went to commercial playing "Wild, Wild Life" by the Talking Heads. I sat there for a moment and contemplated what connection there could be between that song and the game being played. Then I think I mumbled "Oh, I guess it's because it's from True Stories and that movie took place in Texas. That's a reach."
That's when the following conversation took place:
Me: "Oh, nothing. I was just thinking that they played that song because it's from that movie that took place in Texas."
WLC: "What song?"
Me: "It's called 'Wild, Wild Life' by The Talking Heads."
WLC: "No...that was that song by The Rolling Stones. You know the one. It goes...ugh, ugh, ugh...shattered."
Me: "Um, you mean 'Shattered'?"
WLC: "Yeah that was it. 'Shattered'"
Me: "No...it was definitely 'Wild, Wild Life' by The Talking Heads. I'm positive."
WLC: "Well, as handsome and sexy and intelligent as you are, you are absolutely wrong this time."
OK, maybe the last part didn't quite happen that way. I was dealing with the Eagles losing at the time, all right? Anyway, what followed was about 15 minutes of him trying to prove to himself that it was really "Shattered" and not "Wild, Wild Life" by playing the two over and over again on his computer. He finally conceded the point (HA!), but he was right about something.
The two songs do sound remarkably similar. At least the openings of the two songs. Check them out yourself in the videos below. Pay close attention to the first few seconds of each song and you might be able to see why he was so confused. Poor little guy.
But really the point of the whole story is that you shouldn't argue with me about pop culture. Because 99 out of 100 times...you gonna lose, kid!
I really love that video. Especially the parts with John Goodman and Tito Larriva. This second video isn't really a video, but it does contain the song in question.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Don't mess with me on this one, all right?