So if Flashdance is a movie about a dancer, why isn’t the cornerstone of the soundtrack called something like, ya know, “Dancer”?
5 Classic Songs That Were Originally Creepy as Hell
#3. “Maniac” Was About a Serial Killer
Songwriters Dennis Matkosky and Michael Sembello originally wrote the song about an actual maniac — as in, a person who murders other people for terrifyingly little reason. You see, Matkosky and Sembello had been hired to pen songs for Flashdance, but sat down to watch television instead, because it’s hard to write dance music when you just aren’t in the mood. Matkosky happened to catch a news report about a guy who had killed a bunch of people and buried them in his yard, and was suddenly struck with a lightning bolt of divine inspiration.
She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
He’s a maniac, maniac, he just moved next door
He’ll kill your cat and nail it to the floor
Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.
I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted.
In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.
Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual.
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