In any case, posting by moi will necessarily be sporadic until next week.
But in my absence, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
Most Memorable Post-Elvis Song With Either Night(s) or Day(s) In Its Title!!!
Self-explanatory, obviously, so no arbitrary rules this time. Oh, except that songs with "today" or "tonight" don't count. Specificity, people!
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Seven:
7. Rainy Night House -- Joni Mitchell
I'm not nuts about this live jazzbo version, from '74, but a great song is a great song.
6. Days -- The Kinks
You know, it's dawned on me that I'm constantly saying that if Ray Davies had written nothing but "________________" [fill in the blank] he'd deserve immortality. Be that as it may, this one certainly qualifies.
5. A Night Like This -- Smashing Pumpkins
The Cure song, of course. Face it -- you've been missing Billy Corgan's pretentious cueball noggin around here, haven't you?
4. Night -- Bruce Springsteen
Probably the least memorable track on Born to Run, but I saw a recent clip of Bruce doing it live somewhere and I thought "hey, that's a pretty cool song."
3. Perfect Day -- Lou Reed
One of the few unironic songs on Transformer, and one of Lou's prettiest, I think.
2. The Good Old Days -- Babyshambles
Not a fan of Pete Doherty, particularly, but I though it might be nice to have something recorded in this century.
And the obviously coolest got-the-sun-in-the-morning-and-the-moon-at-night track of them all, please don't bother to argue with me about this or I'll slap you viciously around the keppie, is ---
1. A Day in the Life -- The Beatles
Forty years on, the world-weariness in Lennon's voice still slays me. So let me say something now that I've wanted to say for ages...hey John -- I know the feeling.
Awrighty then -- so what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania (theme: best teen flicks ever!) is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a comment, it would get me in good with management. Thanks!]