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Nonergonomic Choices

Consider, if you will, the opening lines to Air Supply’s #2 hit from 1980, “All Out of Love”: I’m lying alone, with my head on the phone / Thinking of you ’til it hurts Dude, that pain isn’t from a broken heart–it’s because you’re trying to use a telephone as a pillow.

posted 5 May 2009 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Recourse to the Law

I recently wondered what album had the highest differential between the times I listened to before my high school graduation to times I listened to it after that. The answer, I decided, was Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut. It was one of the first three albums I ever owned, and was in heavy rotation in […]

posted 7 April 2009 in Tasty Bits. 5 comments

Life Is a Former Portugese Colony

Of all the songs likely to name-check the African country of Mozambique, I would have put Tom Cochrane’s catchy but lunkheaded 1991 hit “Life Is a Highway” fairly low on the list. But last week I actually paid attention to the verses, for the first time ever, and there it is: From Mozambique to those […]

posted 16 March 2009 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Another Unlikely Lyric

I’ve been listening to U2’s “I Will Follow” for over 25 years (not continuously). But only recently did I pay attention to this lyric: Your eyes make a circle Two eyes, of course, make a line. So I am forced to conclude that the person whom Bono is addressing has more than two eyes. Actually, […]

posted 7 July 2008 in Tasty Bits. 1 comment

Unlikely Lyrics

The first installment in an irregular series of posts, highlighting some of the more improbable lyrics I run across. Writing about “Always on My Mind” got me listening to my old Pet Shop Boys albums. Generally, they hold up really well, but Introspective does have a few clunkers. Neil Tennant mispronounces “Debussy.” He fails to […]

posted 23 June 2008 in Tasty Bits. 3 comments