Friday, January 22, 2010

The Girl With the Curious Hand

Posted by on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM

That would be the wife of new Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. As it turns out, she played said curious-handed girl in a 1980s music video for the group Digney Fignus:

As the Washington Post explains:

After he got a Boston College law degree, [Brown] married Gail Huff, an actress who was known in Boston as the bikini-clad woman in an early-'80s Digney Fignus music video, "The Girl With the Curious Hand." In the video, Huff's curious hand poisons a drink and squirts suntan lotion in the air. ("It means different things to different people," Fignus said in an interview.) Huff is now a well-known newscaster on the Boston ABC affiliate.

Find out what it means to you at about 1:00.


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Posted by lopes on January 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM · Report this
laterite 2
Palin/Brown in '12. Please. Make it happen.
Posted by laterite on January 22, 2010 at 11:34 AM · Report this
Christin 3
Say no more, mon amor! I'll bring my lovin' right to your front door!
Posted by Christin on January 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Brian Geoghagan 4
Post title sounds like the name of the next Belle and Sebastian album.
Posted by Brian Geoghagan on January 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Does anyone actually remember this video?
Posted by Peggy on January 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Why do I get the feeling the Republicans will put Brown and Palin up for their 2012 ticket?
Barbie and Ken....
Substance-Free (in the brain department)

Posted by What is happening to this country?? on January 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM · Report this
After tomorrow, I imagine there will be a corporate sponsorship. The official title should be something like, "Palin/Brown brought to you by News Corp, Cigna and Chase."
Posted by left coast on January 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM · Report this

She's a girl with a hot ass.
Posted by balmonter on January 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM · Report this
laterite 9
So what does this all mean? (@2:35 PDT)
Posted by laterite on January 22, 2010 at 2:39 PM · Report this
Telsa Grills 10
@5: I don't, but from that information available on the song, it was evidently issued in 1982 (whereas I was thinking it sounded more like a summer '83 song). It never charted in the Billboard Top 100. Whether it was a "bubbled under" single isn't something that can find out right now.

What online references there are on Digney Fignus or on the song seem to be a bit sketchy: one source claims that it charted at #10 on MTV's video countdown. This is a ever-slightly problematic, because MTV didn't begin producing a weekly video countdown show until March 1984, around the time The Cars' "You Might Think" was a charting single. I'll have to keep looking into this.

(And if you're wondering why the long answer, this period is covered by the kind of music research I do — though not usually so with American music. That said, there was a vibrant Boston music scene in the early to mid 1980s. Face to Face, 'til tuesday, The Cars, and others came from this scene.)
Posted by Telsa Grills on January 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM · Report this

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