SEONA (myerscough) DANCING

Posted: May 28, 2009 in Just so you know...
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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

New wave is synonymous with the song ‘More to Lose’ by Seona Dancing. My friends and I are in awed of this song. You’re never ‘in’ if you haven’t heard the tune and memorized the poetic lyrics. Its opening piano riff conveying the sound of falling teardrops became the soundtrack of countless highschool dances. Who would have thought that one of the man behind this 80’s hit has seven BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Apart from this, has three sell-out stand-up comedy tours and written the best-selling Flanimals book series. I have seen most of his film- Stardust, Night at the Museum and Ghost Town, in which he assumes the leading role. He also played the lead role in The Office as David Brent. Ricky Dene Gervais, born 25 June 1961 is an English comedian, author, actor, director, producer, screenwriter and former pop musician.

In his final year in 1983 as a student at UCL, Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae formed a pop duo, Seona Dancing named after a friend and fellow student Seona Myerscough. They were signed by record label London Records, which released two of their singles—”More to Lose” and “Bitter Heart”.

  1. natadecoco says:

    Didn’t know about this until recently when we watched Night at the Museum 2..

    Looking at him now though, I can’t quite imagine him to be all of that…Wow!

    I also love “More to Lose”, and the 80’s New Wave in general…

  2. Cris says:

    I know the song but I donnu who is seona. Is’t your fav category of music? NEW WAVE!…me too! (dati) ..

  3. umleo23 says:

    Ay english dito…. wait kailangan ko ng tissue!

    Nahirapan akong i-process lahat ng words dito…. wala bang tagalog na entry? and yung tipong hindi masyado madugong serious stories? ehehehehehe

  4. brown_one says:

    weow! i didnt know that…
    thanks for ur very informative blog..

    We used to cry
    About the day when one of us might fall
    Weak and blindly into another’s arms

    Demands are gained from jealousies
    Would flow like water drowning us
    But leaving us with just another
    Lover’s false alarm

    And now it’s over
    Both of us free
    But I feel colder

    A thousand tortured lives have fallen
    Wounded dying cut down by the
    Questions that we’ve sharpened
    Just to save our losing days

    We thought we’d nothing more to lose
    We’d tear our hearts with jagged truths
    And everything we’d hung to for so long
    Just slipped away

    And now it’s over
    Both of us free
    And I feel colder

    I was tired of thinking that
    Our love can shine your thoughts
    Of our arrangements
    Were really not like mine

    I thought it over
    And it was plain to see the love you said
    You once needed
    Could just not come from me

    And now it’s over
    Both of us free
    And I feel colder

    And now we’re moving to new beginnings
    But as we move we looked once behind
    To see what we might find out
    Lost loves and old thoughts of our nights of winnings
    That lunge, tear and grasp
    at lost wanting minds

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