October 31st, 2019

ha. ha.


everyone who knows me here probably knows that there have been a lot of songs written about me over the years by various troubadours such as carly simon. the miracle of indie radio bythos who is playing songs only tangentially related to the holiday (when related at all) just reminded of me of one that i had so completely forgotten that it's almost as if i'd never heard it before in my life (perhaps i hadn't?). [i mean it's about one of the people i used to be -- we're none of us now all of the people we've been. how could we be all of them at once?] [i mean there are ways where it it's not about anyone i've ever been, but rather who i might have been, but for.] [of course just because a song was intended to be about me doesn't mean the songwriter perceived me accurately. carly certainly didn't! vain, my ass!]

and i forgive you (of course) for all the times you've skipped past videos i've linked to (i, of all people, couldn't blame you), but this one i think is worth its while. amazingly relevant lyrics below the cut, so as not quite to spoil the video (although i won't be shocked if you're all familiar with the song without refreshing your recollection).

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lj is my squeeze machine

as a consolation for it being november and winter

great things are arriving.
i am so outside of the relevant loops that i've mobiushered myself to the inside that is outside of the outside, and i didn't even know that one of the great novels from one of my favorite novelists of all time had been filmed and with great actors. i do enjoy happy surprises though and so elevate it still further when i saw the first trailer commercial about a fortnight ago.

sight unseen i cannot vouch more a film's virtue.