Category “Irrelevant”

Best Line / Best Line

Recently I was struck by the similarities between lyrics of two songs:

Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark (1984)
I get up in the evening
And I ain’t got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way

and

John Prine’s Angel From Montgomery (1971)
There’s flies in the kitchen I can hear ’em there buzzing
And I ain’t done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.

This is fun because….


the narrator of Angel from Montgomery is a housewife, wondering how her partner can be so dull…

and the narrator of Dancing in the Dark IS that partner! He helpfully provides an explanation for his mental state in the full lyrics of the song.

Are these two sad people talking about the same marriage? I’d like to think so.

I got to see Nadia Reid perform Angel from Montgmomery a few nights ago. She sang it acapella as her opening number, and changed a few of the notes so it was fully minor-key and spooky. She apparently learned it at age 15… and was taught by fellow singer/songwriter Aldous Harding.

Contradictions

the first lovely photograph I’ve ever seen, featuring Donald Trump

a highly danceable song about ethical consumption

Grimes is dating Elon MUSK? What! I’m not providing a link for that :(

It would be great to post about something other than politics

It would be great to post about something other than politics

But it’s just all-consuming.

Here’s a good article about “corrosive privilege“, containing a killer Great Gatsby quote.

BONKERS! Dizzee Rascal says it best:
And all I care about is sex and violence
A heavy bass line is my kind of silence
Everybody says that I gotta get a grip
But I let sanity give me the slip
Some people think I’m bonkers
But I just think I’m free
Man, I’m just livin’ my life
There’s nothin’ crazy about me

A tiny GIFt from the universe

A tiny GIFt from the universe

In what I consider to be a direct apology for the state of Everything Lately, the universe showed me something neat the other day….

If you listen to Tei Shi’s “Bassically” while watching the animated GIF favicon from AlfaType (I think Firefox supports animated GIFs but Chrome doesn’t), the GIF syncs up to the music!

I mean, it’s something. Think positive.

 

Parvenu: one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it