Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.
Lyrical obsessiveness can lead you to some pretty odd places. For years, I've been seeking out a CD version of the self-titled first album from a band known as Human Radio, released in 1990. I know next-to-nothing about the group; they hail from Memphis, they sound a lot like Nik Kershaw, and they had a minor kind of hit with the single 'Me And Elvis' from that album. It's a pretty cool number, but what I really wanted the LP for was the track 'These Are The Days', a sarcastic observation of a life so bad that the writer, Ross Rice, would rather "be an eskimo instead". On my recent trip to Melbourne, I finally got a CD copy for the bargain price of $2, and have been able to reacquaint myself with this song, and in particular its killer second verse:
Well I was watching my TVTrying to explain the appeal of these words is a redundant exercise. They're just ace.
with a quart of old Milwaukee
catching up on all the murderers
when the telephone starts to ring
It turns out that it's the President
telling me if he gets my vote
I will soon be wearing a mink coat
coz he'll make all of us Americans rich as kings
Well he had me hook line and sinker
even though it was just a recording
till the news showed guys on Wall Street
trying to fly without their jets
So I fed my german shepherd
checked the canned goods in the basement
and hoped the president's replacement
hadn't tried to get my telephone number yet.
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