Skip to main content

Top 100 Songs of All Time [TOP TEN] - Rupert Hine 'With One Look [The Wildest Dream]'

Top 100 Songs of All Time
[TOP TEN]
Rupert Hine
'With One Look [The Wildest Dream]'

Anyone who has ever seen the 'Savage' Steve Holland Teen epic Better Off Dead will most likely recognize this song as the one that plays as John Cusack and Diane Franklin are sitting on his muscle car in the middle of the ballfield.

Simply hearing the first five seconds of this song does something so profoundly melancholy to me that I feel as though my heart may stop - and this is no exaggeration. Rupert Hine, who had worked alongside of Howard Jones and had a HoJo synthpop vibe to his music really captured something with this song - namely, how it would have felt to be a teenager and to be in love with Diane Franklin, arguably one of the most beautiful teen idols to ever grace the movie screen.

This song goes in the Top Ten of my all time favorites.


...

With one look you read me like a book
I was blind just in time you came to my mind
Eyes like starlight through the darkness you came inside
When I was fighting looking for something I could not find

you trust and you believe in me
Believe in me
Sometime the wildest dream becomes reality

With one look you read me like a book
with out rhyme ooh you helped me find the strength inside
all your Patience and sweet persuasion you never lied
when i was hiding, hiding from something I'd never try

Now every thing I used to feels a memory
Sometime the wildest dream becomes reality
With one look

Eyes like starlight through the darkness you came inside
When I was fighting looking for something I could not find

you trust and you believe in me
Believe in me
Sometime the wildest dream becomes reality
With one look

Eyes like starlight through the darkness you came inside
When I was fighting looking for something I could not find
Eyes like starlight through the darkness you came inside
when i was hiding, hiding from something I'd never try
Eyes like starlight through the darkness you came inside
When I was fighting looking for something I could not find

...

Popular posts from this blog

Vertically adjustable ceiling

After looking at the modern meeting room ceilings of several business and medical centers it becomes apparent how difficult it is to the maintain the cleanliness of the intricate series of recessed light fixtures, hanging lamps, video projectors, audio speakers, smoke and co2 detectors, climate control vents and sprinkler heads. An average sized room would not be too difficult to service but the rooms with higher ceilings, the fourteen, fifteen and sixteen foot ones can become a challenge and/or danger.

Perhaps it would benefit the environmental services worker if the ceiling could be raised and lowered at will. It could also make for a refreshing aesthetic change dependent on whether the tone of the meetings in question wanted the cozy feel of a low ceiling for small presentations or the grandeur of the high ceiling for larger exhibitions.

The Plaza of the Mind Interview with Paul Robb of Information Society!

I had been a fan of Information Society since the release of their self-titled LP in 1989. But it was their follow up release, Hack, that propelled them into the forefront of my favorite recording artists, a spot that they have remained in ever since. The original line-up of the band [Paul Robb, James Cassidy and Kurt Harland] dissolved shortly after their third release, Peace and Love, Inc., and was continued solely by lead singer Kurt Harland on the incredibly atmospheric Don't Be Afraid.Information Society had not recorded any new material since that 1997 release and I had begun to give up hope of ever hearing anything new until last spring when it was announced that Paul Robb was working on a new record [Synthesizer] with James Cassidy and newcomers Christopher Anton and Sonja Myers and would soon be playing select cities. I was lucky enough to catch the reunited Information Society last summer [see my coverage of the show here] and had an amazing time. Information Socie…

Plaza of the Mind Interview with Adam Parfrey.

I first heard of Adam Parfrey in the late nineties when I picked up a copy of his record A Sordid Evening of Sonic Sorrows:A collection including covers of Lou Reed [Kill your Sons] and Black Sabbath [Paranoid] as well as several memorable originals, my favorite being Nation Down For the Count, which can best be described as an easy listening rant.I later discovered that Mr. Parfrey was also a book publisher and is the founder of Feral Housebooks.I had already been a great fan of Donna Kossy’s book Kooks, which was published by Feral House.Feral House specializes in books dealing with the extremes of human behavior and outsider art.They are not books for the squeamish but they are quite well crafted and nothing if not interesting.I sent Mr. Parfrey an invitation to participate in a short piece for the Plaza of the Mind and he was generous enough to accept it.What follows is an electronic interview conducted over a couple of days.Enjoy![The Plaza of the Mind quotes appear in Bold-type,…