Saturday, September 21, 2013

Song of the Day (or Week, or Month, Depending on How Often I Get Around to It)

Looks like weekly for the time being.

I think this is a brilliant song, if only for this:

...Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.
A little voice inside my head said "Don't look back, you can never look back..."

The Boys of Summer.

This song was on Building the Perfect Beast (1984), and came out at a time of a little turmoil in my life.  Somehow, it helped (and the MTV video was awesome).  The whole album is pretty damned good, especially the title song, and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance," "Sunset Grill" ("You see a lot more meanness in the city/ It's the kind that eats you up inside/ Hard to come away with anything that feels like dignity/ Hard to get home with any pride"), and "Driving With Your Eyes Closed" ("I met a Frenchman in a field last night/ He was out there with an easel painting carnival light/ He said, "I used to paint the princess, I used to paint the frogs/ Now I paint mustaches on dangerous dogs").

I always thought that "Dangerous Dog"s would be a good name for a band.

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