Thursday, August 10, 2006

Supermodel Tuesday Taylor

When people meet my daughter Tuesday they ask if she was born on a Tuesday. She wasn't.

A handful of people think she was named for Tuesday Weld, the actress. While I am thankful for Tuesday Weld as it gives some legitimacy to my own daughter's name (see, it is a name!) that isn't where we got the name either. My husband had a friend who had a daughter that he named Tuesday and it just stuck with him, as a name he really liked, in the back of his mind. For me, it was her:

I'm so a child of the 1970s.

It would be way too meta or postmodern if someone asked me if she was named for The Real Tuesday Weld, the band that is really Stephen Coates. I put the little goof of a song "Diddley Dee" on a CD for my daughter at least a year or two ago and she dug it. "I Love the Rain" has the lovely old-fashioned 30s feel with the modern beat thing that TRTW does so well. And my favorite (pretty much everyone's favorite) Real Tuesday Weld song is "Ugly to the Beautiful." So I'm posting it here too, even if it isn't exactly perfect for the kids.

The Real Tuesday Weld, "Diddley Dee"
The Real Tuesday Weld, "I Love the Rain"
The Real Tuesday Weld, "Ugly to the Beautiful"

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deb in sf said...

This is going to sound completely ridiculous, but I swear it's true. My spirit just disintegrated into tiny particles of glitter and blew off into the universe. Those two songs are so me. I want to hand them out when I meet people and say "pleasure to meet you."

How does that happen? How can you spend a lifetime trying to get people to understand and then a string of sounds just hits it? This is how I feel? This is me. This is how I feel.

I love music. I'm in love with music.

Much More Than A Mom said...

We have a parent in our school named Tuesday - before that I had never heard it. It's cool!

(Did you get my email with the interview questions?)

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Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what album that Diddly Dee track is from? I did some digging and all I'm seeing is that it's very similar to the RTW's song Bathtime in Clerkenwell, but yours sounds different...Thanks!

superclea said...

You know I'm a terrible blogger. I just made up that name, "Diddley Dee" and didn't bother to let you all know that. It is in fact, "Bathtime in Clerkenwell" and you are correct, it's a touch different— my version is from their "live" set on KCRW! So sorry I omitted that bit o' info because I didn't have it embedded in the song (now when I record off the web I usually include that sort of thing in the tags... oops.) And thanks for asking! FYI there is a whole EP of remixes of this song.