Thursday, May 28, 2009
80's One-Hit Wonders, etc, - Or - Why I'm a Loser
Last night a cinnamon hummingbird blundered into our house. We helped it out. This morning we saw a dead black cat. On its back. Teeth bared.
What do these things mean? I don't give a fuck.
I've been watching VH1's 100 Top One-Hit Wonders of the 80's. And tonight, finally, I got to see the hour that contains the top 20.
When they unveiled "Come on Eileen" as Number One I was nearly crying.
For many years I've been saying that song is the essential 80's song. (how brave and unique of me, yawn). And now I felt ratified. Like a president. Or a king.
No, a priest.
No, a god.
Like my team had won the Super Bowl.
I cleaned up some bird shit and smiled. And smiled. And smiled.
I was glowing.
It felt, honestly, like I was going to live forever. Like ---- O Christ Rauan stop