Had Bunheads on in the background of making breakfast the other morning; half-watching it, I could tell it wasn’t one of their better episodes, a kinda bottle episode thing set in the ballet studio. Fell onto the side of bad quippy, with inexplicable Tommy Lee Jones jokes by teenage boys. Then - and it felt like all of a sudden - I heard this song coming on, “I Predict” by Sparks, which sounded a little like Sparks to me (but I know their new wave-ier stuff) if it was filtered through a clompy, stomping, big beat Queen tube, and since it’s Bunheads, it was this Magic Mike-y group dance with tiny teenagers in silhouette where everyone’s playing a miner in a hardhat.
Little did I know that the video for “I Predict” is equally weird, it’s David Lynch’s very first music video, featuring one of the Sparks stripping to eager customers. MTV banned it because of Ron Spark’s Hitler mustache.