Video Review: Huey Lewis and the News “Hip To Be Square”

Huey bobs his head as he sings into the microphone. Sean’s fingers touch plays the keyboard. The guitar strings vibrate as they are plucked. The drumstick points towards one of the band members. A band member places his arm over his guitar. Lewis grips the microphone with both hands and turns it to the saxophonists. A band member moves his chin, the whiskers of his beard touching the lens. Lewis thrusts the microphone.

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Huey approaches a young man and stands shoulder to shoulder. He leans over and talks into his neck. The young man inches away but Lewis moves back into the space. The band crowds around the man, blocking him into the space. Lewis glances over his shoulder and talks to Chris. Chris reaches over, his arm grazing the young man’s shoulder. The young man winces and searches for an out. He sees an opening through Sean’s arm. He moves his foot slowly and breaks through his Sean’s arm.

Huey shrugs and asks what they did wrong. Chris and Sean follow the young man. The young man calls for help. Huey stands in front of him on the other side of the street. The young man turns to the right and sees Chris. The young man runs in the lanes on the road while the cars wait for the traffic light to turn green.

Chris walks over to Huey, saying they were only trying to talk to him. Huey says they was nothing they can do. The young man simply didn’t get it. Chris shakes his head, saying he worries about the next generation. Huey nods, saying they don’t know how to communicate.

Director: N/A Year: 1986

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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