For Sunday: Van Halen (and David Lee Roth) want you to “Jump”

If I were in a more pompous mood, I would tell you that this song is actually a chaconne, with a varied melody over a repeated series of chords.

But I’m less pompous than I used to be, and frankly, I just like watching David Lee Roth leaping around and mugging for the camera.


About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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