Mincing Up the Morning

A music video birthday blog.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Etienne Daho

Happy birthday to Étienne Daho, born this day in 1956! Here's his 1984 video for "Week-end à Rome." (Yes, St. Etienne's "He's On the Phone" is inspired by it.)

This concludes the yearlong cycle of Mincing Up the Morning--366 days and nearly 900 music videos featuring performers whose birthday it was each day. It's been my pleasure to put it together for you; I hope you've enjoyed it.

LL Cool J

Happy birthday to LL Cool J, born this day in 1968! Here's his 1993 video for "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Happy birthday to Suggs, born this day in 1961! Here he is in Madness's 2007 video for "Shame & Scandal."

Wayne Coyne

Happy birthday to Wayne Coyne, born this day in 1965! Here he is singing "Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)" (sic) with the Flaming Lips in 2007.

Trevor Rabin

Happy birthday to Trevor Rabin, born this day in 1954! Here he is performing "Leave It" with Yes in 1983.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cynthia Robinson

Happy birthday to Cynthia Robinson, born this day in 1946! Here she is playing a handful of songs (starting with "M'Lady" and "Thank You") with Sly & the Family Stone in the early '70s. Killer arrangements--!

Blixa Bargeld

Happy birthday to Blixa Bargeld, born this day in 1959! Here he is playing "Sand" with Einstürzende Neubauten--perhaps circa 1986?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vicki Peterson

Happy birthday to Vicki Peterson, born this day in 1958! Here she is playing "I'm in Line" with the Bangles around 1983.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Luci Martin

Happy birthday to Luci Martin, born this day in 1955! Here she is singing "Le Freak" with Chic in 1979.

Pat Benatar

Happy birthday to Pat Benatar, born this day in 1953! Here's her early-'80s video for "A Little Too Late."