August 20, 2004

From the Penthouse to the Basement It's Not Very Far

Or at least I think that's how the song went...saw the video last night on VH-1 Classic's Alternative 70's and 80's show. I believe that was T'Pau's follow up to Heart and Soul, but I digress.

It's just that the sentiment seems right. Remember the woman who became one with her sofa? Yeah, here's the whole story (thanks to Podwall for the link, I think).


Posted by Big Arm Woman at August 20, 2004 08:50 AM

That her cousin was a local social worker speaks volumes. No one deserves to die in this fashion and I feel sorry for her children. But certainly someone could have dropped by her apartment long before the ambulance did.

Posted by: bobby at August 20, 2004 10:27 AM

I'm amazed and shocked that no one called police or at least someone because of the smell. This is so outrageous, I'm having a hard time believing it's true but sadly, it must be.

Posted by: M. Wnklmnn at August 20, 2004 11:56 AM

Are you thinking of the Kirsty MacColl song "Walking Down Madison": "from the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement, it's not that far"?

T'Pau's follow-ups to "Heart and Soul" were the singles "Bridge of Spies" and "China in Your Hands," neither of which went much of anywhere in the U.S.

Sorry, I just needed to shift gears after reading the link to the story you posted. Gah.

Posted by: Jeff/J.V.C. at August 20, 2004 12:40 PM


I think you're right--those were the lyrics. She looked an awful lot like the lead singer of T'Pau, though. Weird.

And about the story...yeah. Happy Friday.

Posted by: BAW at August 20, 2004 02:37 PM

My SIL's friend's little girl has been found to have Prader-Willi syndrome. (At age 2. If your pediatrician ignores your child's missing of crucial developmental milestones, find a new one.) Among other things, she will develop an uncontrollable appetite later on and will eat herself to death if she is not prevented.

Posted by: Laura at August 20, 2004 07:57 PM