mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Katrina and the Waves

It was bound to happen.

A few news sources have put the phrase "Katrina and the Waves" in their articles on the current hurricane. For those who don't get it, Katrina and the Waves was an English rock band fronted by an American, Katrina Leskanich, in the 1980s. Their most famous song, "Walking on Sunshine," was released in 1985 and became a worldwide hit.

Out of curiosity, I did a little searching on the band, and discovered that despite Leskanich having left it in 1999, both she and the band are going strong. The band maintains a webpage at and re-released their original recordings two years ago. Meanwhile, Katrina Leskanich herself has a new solo CD coming out in October. For more information, you can also check out the Wikipedia entry on Katrina and the Waves.
Tags: history, hurricanes

  • Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

    The summer of 1989 was a strange one for me. I had spent a little less than half the summer hanging around my childhood home in New York City and…

  • Joel David Burstein (December 11, 1929 - November 2, 1990)

    Twenty-six years ago today, my father died. It feels odd acknowledging this anniversary today, because time has worn away at the emotional pain and…

  • Yom Kippur Thoughts 5777

    Yom Kippur begins tonight, and I haven't really had the time since Rosh Hashanah to contemplate what that should mean for me spiritually. What…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded