Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And so it goes...

I had an epiphany of sorts this morning. A song this morning prompted me to mentally catalog the music on my ITunes account. I realized, perhaps 25 years too late, that maybe I missed the technotronic/rhythm boat.

My music collection really is quite good but it definitely is one that revolves around songwriters, specifically, angst-riddled songwriters.

What drove this realization is the fact that whenever I dock my Itouch when it is 'dead' and it gets juiced up, almost each and every time a Billy Joel song comes on...and most of the time it's the somber tune "And So it Goes..."

And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

I guess this reoccurring phenomenon should have caught my attention sooner. It didn't. But it has lead to me spend an awful amount of time this morning pontificating on why every damn song on my ITouch is angsty. Case in Point--Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence:

"Hello Darkness my old friend...."

Now before y'all go running to your telephones to make sure I'm not having a Slyvia Plath moment, don't worry, I'm not. I'll just wait till my playlist gets to the Simon and Garfunkel tune, "Feeling Groovy"...

Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'

Ah, the power of stream of consciousness writing. And to think this all started because I heard Billy Joel this morning.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I remember the days in the 60's when the colloquial expressions like, groovy, farout and cool came about. Me thinks cool was the only one that stayed. :)