Today's commute was infinitely shorter than Thursday's: 1 hour and 5 minutes to get to work, and a mere 1 hour and 15 minutes to get home. I shaved 45 minutes off Thursday's time! Teleporting would only have been marginally faster.
But when I got to work, I found that my computer had perished over the weekend - wouldn't even start, and when I called IT they told me that there were 60 calls logged ahead of mine. And do you know what the worst part is? Not the work that isn't getting done, oh no; it's that I can't listen to any music because it's all on my computer. So in a way, I am happy for the long commutes, as I can get my ear candy fix.
Another thing that has been accomplished on the longer commutes, is that Eva and I have figured out the possible scenarios that led to the supposed Jesus and Mary Chain reunion at Coachella this year.
As you know Jim and William Reid have not spoken in years, and we believe that William now lives in a cave somewhere in Scotland after his ill-fated run for Scottish parliament. Jim is busy living in America. So we figure it was up to bassist Douglas Hart to get things rolling, with a phone call to Jim. With our best Scottish accents, we script the phone conversations that have been taking place, as Douglas attempts to talk Jim into the idea of a reunion, tries to borrow a bass guitar as his was sold for smack long ago,and organizes a gig at the Bonny Brae Nursing Home to finance the trip. On the way to work tomorrow, perhaps Douglas will come up with a plan for enticing William out of exile to rejoin the band in the California desert (or at least at the Bonny Brae). Hold the presses - I certainly hadn't heard about this!
I'm thinking that a road trip with the Jesus and Mary Chain would be rather faithful to this video for Sometimes Always. We can't for the life of us figure out how they got those cowboy hats on over their hair.
And because one JAMC video only wets the appetite, so here's another classic - Happy When It Rains. Now who thought it was a good idea to give the boys so much smack before the big video shoot?