Here are three things that I learned about Eagle-Eye Cherry while researching this article about his one song: Save Tonight.
- He is Swedish.
- He is Neneh Cherry’s half-brother.
- His name sounds like it is someone saying “E.C.” on a walkie talkie*
*Okay, so maybe I had thought of that before. And whenever I think about people using Foxtrot instead of F, I think about my friend Erik. When we were in high school, his mother was on the phone with the bank. She made a big point of telling us to shut up because she was on the phone with the bank. So when she is spelling her name, it happened to have an F in it. And when she gets to it, Erik yells, “F AS IN FARTING!”
She covers the phone and yells at us and then keeps spelling things and when she gets to a K, he yells, “K AS IN KNIFE!” So she kicked us out of the house. I know this is a Friday Nineties post, but it is Eagle Eye Cherry and I am not SPIN magazine. FFS, what else am I supposed to say? I guess I can point out that I had never seen the video before today. He plays all the parts in it.
“K AS IN KNIFE!” Come on! It’s gold! Oh, just watch the video.
EDIT: I thought of one more joke! If he had been a sailor he could have been Eagle-AYE Cherry. Huh? HUH?