Monday, November 21, 2005

Guilty Pleaures

Driving around at night, listening to Carpenters' "Singles (1969-1973)".

Never have I felt such strong urges to both sing along and trash the CD. No point fighting either one, is what I have learned.

A great singer, and Karen Carpenter is a darn good one, makes you want to sing along. So I sang along on every chorus and verse, tried singing harmonies and even played air-piano to "Close to you".

But I am proud to say I made no attempt to fight the second urge either. As soon as the New York city skyline appeared in front of me on the turnpike, I switched to a monstrously beautiful Sabbath gold: "War Pigs". Devil signs were flashed (at myself), re-assurances given that I was not a hopeless case yet and teenage years were desperately relived as the volume was raised to near-deafening levels for the scary-good outro of that song.

So, how was your weekend?


Jabberwock said...

Was listening to exactly that album during my Delhi-London flight recently. "Yesterday Once More" is a great balm for take-off tension.

km said...

Yeah, that song is so much better than listening to Bowie's "Space Oddity" during take-off.