Sunday, February 23rd, 2003
So this February blahs thing. It’s for real, isn’t it? It should be some comfort to know that people the world-wide (or at least those in the northern hemisphere) are similarly unmotivated, mopey and generally unimpressed with the state of things right now. It should be, but really it’s not. The shortest and most dismal month of the year has got just five days and a bit to go (126 hours if we’re counting), so what’s the excuse if everyone doesn’t immediately start feeling better on the first of March? Who’s to blame? Of course I’m being pedantic. Just ignore me. It’ll pass.
I updated the mp3 of the week. I haven’t listened to any Lush in ages. It’s interesting to listen to their distinctive chiming, chorused guitars and angelic vocals – While there’s nothing about it that sounds dated, I can’t imagine there’ll ever be another band that puts those same ingredients together so effectively again.
I love Christopher Walken. I only caught part of his stint on Saturday Night Live last night, but I swear – seeing that man say or do ANYTHING puts me in stitches. I would pay good money to hear hiim read this old gem from The Onion aloud.
Here’s a little-known tidbit. Walken is credited with a cameo on The Simpsons wherein he reads from Goodnight, Moon to children at a book fair (“‘Goodnight room. Goodnight Moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon.’ Please, children, scootch closer. Don’t make me tell you *again* about the scootching. You in the red, chop-chop.”). However – that is not him. It’s actually Jay Mohr. Do with that knowledge what you will.
np – Elvis Costello / Extreme Honey