[BlogEntry] The universe is small, in strange ways

Ok, so, yesterday I'm listening to Coverville, one of the best podcasts around. It's a music show where he does all cover versions of songs. Well, he's doing a Hall and Oates themed show, and plays "I Can Dream About You". Afterward the host comes on and says, "Now, most people are going to recognize that as a Hall and Oates song, but they actually did the cover – do you know who sang the original, and where?"

Streets of Fire, actually. I happened to know that one. I did not recall that it was Dan Hartman who sang it, but that's not part of my story :). The host then goes on to recall what is otherwise a very forgettable movie, except for the cast – Bill Paxton, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe, and others. I'd forgotten that Willem Dafoe was in that. He's one of those actors you always remember by sight, but can probably never remember his name. Modern audiences probably know him best as the Green Goblin, from Spiderman. Go a little farther back and he got really famous for playing Jesus in Last Temptation of Christ.

So this morning I'm listening to the radio (Opie and Anthony) instead of podcasts, and they're doing an interview with someone whose voice I don't recognize, until a good 10 minutes into my listening they mention Platoon. Damned if it wasn't Willem Dafoe!

The story would have been even better if during the interview they'd referenced Streets of Fire, but alas they did not (at least, not in the section of interview I heard). But, still….weird.