If You Have Half A Brain
February 17, 2014 4:22 PM Subscribe
In Rupert Holmes' "Escape"
, there are a couple of lines that seem at odds with what I would call hippie culture, namely "If you're not into yoga" and "I'm not much into health food." Yet some of the other bits like "getting caught in the rain," "the feel of the ocean," and "making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape" seem, to my more modern viewpoint, in line with hippie-esque ideals. So what's the deal?
posted by papayaninja to Society & Culture (27 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Can the type of person he is looking for (or he is) be given a name or identified within a certain subset of society in 1979 when the song was written? Who exactly was it in 1979 who liked pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, etc.?
Is there some sort of cultural divide between hippies and whatever kind of yachty crap Rupert Holmes has created here?
This may also be a question about the evolution of things like yoga and health food within American culture, but I'm not sure. It's mostly a history question and is somewhat muddled in my head, so I hope it's clear (enough) here.
Also, you're welcome for that live version.