Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My, My, My

Heard a song the other day that stuck with me.

Colin Hay, former front man for Men at Work, has released several solo albums since the band's heyday in the 1980s, but I hadn't heard much from him on the radio.

He's made tour stops at the Majestic Theater in Madison (a killer place to see a show with about 300 of your best friends), and I've considered going to hear him play the old Men at Work songs.

But now I'd be more interested to hear his solo stuff. A couple songs off of his "Going Somewhere" release are pretty good, including "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin," and the one below, "Beautiful World."

I recently posted a song by the Soweto Gospel Choir on this blog, as a remedy for Mondays. Or...any days, for that matter. I think this Colin Hay song falls into the same category.

Simple. Effective.

"I watch the sun as it comes up,
I watch it as it sets.
Yeah this is as good as it gets."
—Colin Hay, "Beautiful World"

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Please Merge...Merge!...Merrrge!!


I turned and saw the semi truck plucking off the orange construction barrels we’d just put out to close the right lane on the interstate highway.

The signage and lighted arrow board directing traffic to merge into one lane are effective only if the drivers are awake, and the alarm for this driver was each *pock* that must have shaken him awake as he clipped the barrels, one of them lodging under the truck’s bumper.

“Better make a dash for the ditch!” I thought, as the semi slowly, finally, began to shift into the left lane.

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My entry in the 100 Words Challenge, with the prompt, "ditch."