Friday Nineties – The Heights – How Do You Talk To An Angel

Acadia Einstein

Photo courtesy of Stacy Frazer who was also nice enough to help us get closer to angels by letting us stand on her giant 1992 hair.

This song was the theme to a TV show.  That intrigued me so I went to see if it had a Wikipedia page.  And to further prove that Wikipedia is useless to actual scholars but PURE GOLD for idiots like me, here is what I found:

“How Do You Talk to an Angel”, the single version of the theme for the TV series The Heights, with Jamie Walters as lead singer, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 14, 1992, but the series was canceled exactly one week after the song fell from its number one position.[1] Vocals on the single included Charlotte Ross of NYPD Blue and Glee fame, as well as Zachary Throne from the Las Vegas rock band, “The Sin City Sinners”.

In 1993, the song was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics”. The Emmy went to the song “Sorry I Asked” by Liza Minnelli.

Honestly, I think that losing the Emmy “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics” to anyone would be a worse insult than getting your show cancelled in a week.  What the hell kind of obscure category is that?  They probably felt like I would feel if I got nominated for “Outstanding Sitting in Acadia’s Desk Chair” and I lost to my cat.  Poor “The Heights”.

Then again, maybe they get a check every month for the song and they don’t have to get real jobs.  What do I know?  I’m just still dying over the big hair and the cloud background in the banner pic.  You reach for the stars, Stacy Frazer.  I bet you probably went home that night and watched Wings.


I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. sj
    September 21, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Holy shit, I totally had forgotten this song even existed.

    • Acadia
      September 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

      I do try.

      I have to mix your requests in so that you don’t know when they’re coming!

      • sj
        September 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

        THE SUSPENSE! [panic]

  2. Eva Halloween
    September 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Stacy’s hair achieved the epic heights that most of us only dreamed of. Ohhhh…The Heights. Yeah, I see what you did there. Maybe.

    • Acadia
      September 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      I’m a maestro.

  3. angie potter
    angie potterReply
    September 21, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Ah, bad perms and videos of white people who can’t dance. I’m glad I was drunk through most of the 90’s.

    • Acadia
      September 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      I can totally dance.

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