Geoff Edgers, arts reporter for the Boston Globe, believes--quite sensibly--that a Kinks reunion would be a fine idea. In what we might think of as his own version of Change We Can Believe In, he's doing something about it...which is...making a film about how he's going to try to get the Kinks to get back together again.
OK, it's neither the most dramatic nor important issue facing the world these days, but I think it's a pretty good plan, and he's got an interesting little promo video for what he's achieved so far.
It features Zooey Deschanel and Robyn Hitchcock. Which is excellent!
And Sting. Which is...less excellent. But, you know, he seems to not be so annoying and Sting-like during his brief appearance.
And Geoff...well, he reminds me of an amalgam of three very specific guys I know. So I feel connected to what he's doing already.
Here's what Geoff has so far. I think it's worthwhile.
And, a couple of bonus thematically related videos.
'1974' Robyn Hitchcock
The Kinks, live in Offenbach, part 1. Part 2.