So we are in this season in Amman where the dust gets into my laptop’s keyboard if I imprudently take it outside, and it gets into the kitties’ fur as well, and this is why you’ll see me chasing the kitties with the Dustbuster and screeching a lot.
I have accepted the fact that I am at a strange and sad time in my life – and while nothing tragic (thank God) has happened, there has been lots of brooding and tea in this household. Nobody ever tells you anything that might happen when you fall in love. Or maybe they do, and you just don’t listen.
And with that in mind, here is a very appropriate music selection:
May the Living Be Dead (In Our Wake) – Flogging Molly
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Cupid De Locke – Smashing Pumpkins
The Ring Goes South – Howard Shore
You Picked Me – A Fine Frenzy
Am I Blue? – Billie Holiday
Ghost World – Aimee Mann
It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry – Glasvegas
London Calling – The Clash
Kukushka – Kino
Since I am planning to go to London in a bit, here are the Pogues & Joe Strummer doing “London Calling” (Speaking of Joe Strummer, the Glasvegas frontman, James Allan, is like a reincarnation), the sound quality is a bit meh, but it’s a lovely, appropriate song, not that I will ever agree with their line about “phony Beatlemania”:
And because Howard Shore has brought back all SORTS of memories, here’s some brilliant, dork-tastic goodness with a little help from our friends the Elves (Enya is featured, along with Haldir and his bad weave. If you’re not into that craziness, you HAVE been warned. The rest of you, enjoy):
Finally, because I can never over-state the brilliance of Kino on this site, here’s an excellent fan video which features “Kukushka” (“The Mockingbird”):
Wasn’t Viktor Tsoi a babe? Doesn’t that song just make you want to weep softly while holding a cigarette and a bottle of beer in one hand and stroking your hair with the other whilst leaning against a fence that has something like “My name is Vova” written on it? I know, great minds think alike.