Incidental Acts of Spontaneous Cerebral Violence

Monday, July 12, 2004

Today was a good day

Yeah, it's a Monday. But it was gorgeous out, top down all day weather. Heard Scissor Sisters' great cover of "Comfortably Numb" on MBE. And, due to a co-worker's surprisingly entertaining birthday lunch, I escaped from the office for a solid couple of hours.

To top it all off, yesterday, after months of conscious procrastination, I finally picked up Talking Heads' near-perfect boxset, "Once in a Lifetime", at Amoeba. Although it's not my favorite Heads' song, "The Democratic Circus" struck me with a certain resonance when listening to it this afternoon:
Found out this morning
There's a circus coming to town
They drive in Cadillacs
Using walkie-talkies, and the Secret Service

Their big top
Imitation of life
And all the flags and microphones
We have to cover our eyes

We play the sideshows
And we like the tunnel of love
And when we ride the ferris wheel
We're little children again

And when they're asking for volunteers
We'll be the first ones aboard
And when the ringmaster calls our names
We'll be the first ones to go ... to sleep

Stealing all our dreams
Dreams for sale
They sell 'em back to you

On with the show
Start the parade
We sand along
Sweep us away

It's political party time
Going down, going down
And the celebrities all come out
Coming down, coming down, coming...
Yeah, I'll be visiting NYC when Dubya and his cronies invade the island. Unlike the Republicans, however, I expect New York to welcome me with open arms and an endless supply of food, drink & merriment.

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