On the first day of summer, Martha Quinn wants you to watch this video
Martha Quinn pretty much controls the ebb and flow of the '80s universe, so if Martha says you need to watch this video on the first day of summer -- Blotto's I Wanna Be a Lifeguard -- then YOU WATCH IT!
Blotto formed in 1978 in Albany, N.Y., the offshoot of Star Spangled Washboard Band, which also mixed humor with music. Like so many bands of their genre, Blotto rose to fame thanks to the Dr. Demento Show. The video itself was produced by students at the State University of New York in Albany and has the rare priviledge of being one of the videos shown on the very first day of MTV.
Blotto is still around, in some shape or form, and played earlier in 2013 at an Albany radio station anniversary.
Special thanks to Martha for suggesting this video today on her Facebook page.