Nothing says Christmas like a giant plastic walrus
I took Eva to Zeller's after school today, and that particular mall, which is decidedly less upscale than some of the others around here, was all decked out in its mismatched Christmas finery. We've always admired the nativity scene they put up each year, in which the donkeys are about 7 times larger than the humans, but this year they had the addition of a rather glorious giant plastic walrus. Made me feel all Christmasy, it did.
Less so the tumour-inducing Christmas music they had blaring over the loudspeakers in the underwear department of Zellers. When they started playing Jingle Bell Rock, I knew if I didn't get out of there I was going to be forced to choke a bitch.
I used an old workout cd today, and was immediately snapped back to Ben's recent post on the Record Room, in which he asked about great first-line lyrics in songs. Check out these opening lyrics:
Today I'm leaving this bullshit one-horse town for the cowboys and indians
who only have balls when there's a camera around
- Matthew Good's Long Way Down
Had one of those days when you want to try heroin,
drunk driving, some form of soft suicide
- the Weakerthans' Leash
Who says you have to end your workout with smiley happy tunes all the time?
I still can't figure out how to change the clock in my car. Ever since the switch from daylight savings time, I randomly press buttons and fiddle with switches whenever I'm at a red light, but all I've managed to do was mess up all the preset radio buttons. And I changed the time in the spring! I'm going to have to haul out that 780 page manual over the weekend.
Speaking of random, have you done a random shuffle Friday playlist? Here's mine:
The lord is my shotgun - Primal Scream
Come crash - AC Newman
Glad tidings - Van Morrison
National hum - the Constantines
Armada - Public Image Ltd
Me in honey - REM
Know your rights - the Clash
Slip inside this house - Primal Scream
For you - Tracy Chapman
The first song - Band of Horses
I see my laptop loves Primal Scream. I always knew it had exquisite taste.
Don't forget to post yours over at Just a Cool Cat's place.
Coming up tomorrow - my review of the Chad VanGaalen's cd release party which took place last night. I promise!
Was it great or awful? Did Chad tell any poop stories? Who was the surprise opener? What was the Uptown Theatre like as a musical venue?
If you don't come back, you will never know.
Hope your Friday night rawks.