Tuesday, May 23, 2006

salt water taffy and a side of onion rings

Sometimes the day just gets away from you.

There isn't much you can do about it, things happen and before you can turn around, wind your watch or take care of any of the so-called 'normal' things you would ordinarily do. All of a sudden it's "whoops" and lookie there, a crap day (and most likely night) is all over your shirt. And what do you then? Give in? Give up?

Well, first you have a drink. Then you have another. Then maybe you try and regain focus by sharing a laugh with some friends and then, most definitely then, you cap it all off with a good song, a song that's hardwired for a good mood and a smile on your face.

"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" (Untitled)," by the Eels

I don't have many of these songs in my collection and neither, for that matter does the man called E. Most of my tastes run to the more melancholy, most noise-heavy side of things, but today, and with this song, there's plenty of room for the sunny side. This sort of bouncy, head-bobbing little treat is one of those songs that put the spring in your step, particularly after forces beyond your control take a big heat-dump on you.

Enjoy. Goddamn right it's a beautiful day.


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