I believe it is my duty to offer a translation, or at least interpretation, of part of a seemingly random toastpost. It has long been suggested that most such posts only make sense to at most one other reader. As, on this occasion, that person is me, I feel responsible for inflicting this on the world, and so I shall explain.

After my recent discovery of the Estonian version of Chess, I was reading up on some of the history of the musical, and discovered, much to my surprise, that Murray Head (of One Night in Bangkok) and Anthony Head (of Buffy) were brothers, and that both had played the same part in the London run of Chess.

Were that not surprising enough, I discovered that same evening, completely coincidentally from unrelated reading, that Anthony Head had also sang on the first Red Box album! (It may appear to the casual observer that I could have discovered this from the Anthony Head wikipedia page. However, that page was lacking that information until after I discovered it and added it there myself.)

This information needed to be shared with one who would surely appreciate it, and in turn led to an interesting discussion on other forgotten music of the 80s, including, but not restricted to, Ruby Blue, and the (interestingly unknown to Wikipedia), Bliss.

This is all a very roundabout route to sharing some more information on local musical taste. My previous references to Holly Dolly may have inadvertently scared many people into thinking that everything here is bad Europop. To give a much fairer reflection though, I shall include the current MTV Baltic Top 20:

  1. Brainstorm – Tin Drums
  2. Depeche Mode – Martyr
  3. Tanel Padar – Hopelessness You
  4. Justin Timberlake – My Love
  5. Robbie Williams – Lovelight
  6. Madonna – Jump
  7. U2 + Greenday – The Saints Are Coming
  8. Take That – Patience
  9. Beyonce – Irreplacable
  10. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
  11. Paris Hilton – Nothing In This World
  12. Slide Fifty – Believe Me When I Wish Good Luck
  13. Gwen Stefani – Wind it Up
  14. Bob Sinclar – Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)
  15. Pink – Nobody Knows
  16. The Killers – When You Were Young
  17. The Killers – Bones
  18. Genka feat. Metsakutsu – Miks Mitte Tana
  19. Reamonn – Tonight
  20. VOSTOC – Pastnieks

Other than a few ‘local’ songs, most of this list should be familiar territory to readers back home.
I’ve found myself growing to quite like the Brainstorm song that is currently #1. Thankfully these days you no longer need to bother with dodgy sites or software looking for mp3s just to check something out. Now I can just direct you to youtube!

The Heads

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