Traffic Part Deux
I was driving into work in Virginia and I was falling asleep at the wheel again. As I was nodding up and down a song came on, well at least I thought it was a song. The rendition was done by William Shattner believe it or not. And the rendition was of Pulp's, or I should say Jarvis Cocker's "Common People". When I saw it come on the Cirius player I was immediately excited only to be let down by the rediculous reading in a Shattneresque way. The syllables were choppy. The flow was non-existent and one of my favorite songs of all time was being muddled by this buffoon of a man. Just then, I remembered that Jarvis opened the song the same way. He didn't sing right up until this BAM!! POINT. And all of a sudden the music kicked in with a chorus and with singing and with the bass drum leading the way and the prickly guitars strumming the sweet melody I had come to take as an anthem throughout the last few years. I started to sing but was thwarted numerous times by the overlay of the Shattner voice.
The point to me was that I was awake now. I was now in a good mood. One song put me in a good mood. That one song made it possible for me to drive the rest of the way to work happy and singing. Followed by that song was the Hot Hot Heat singing 'Get in or Get Out". And after the Postal Service did a rendition of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" done in a funky techno beat pure Postal Service style. My day had been started with excitement and joy. My day was beginning and I was happy. Music, my given savior had done it again.