Archive for November, 2009

What If I Was Heathcliff?

November 4, 2009

I heard Michael Penn’s No Myth in the supermarket (!) the other day, and I can’t get it out of my head. Maybe it’ll help if I put it in yours…

I’ve always loved the song, and remembered the MTV video as being a good one. Unfortunately, YouTube doesn’t have it, but they do have a pretty good version from MTV Unplugged.

No Myth was on Penn’s debut album, March, released in 1989. Since then he’s done a record every five years or so, a schedule not calculated to produce commercial success. There are rumblings that another one is due for release next year, and the likely presence of Aimee Mann (now married to Penn) might broaden its audience a bit. Let’s hope so.

In the meantime, here’s Michael Penn (from around 1989) with No Myth. Please enjoy!