Turn it up!
My wife bossed me around as she whipped up a breakfast smoothie for a table full of little elves. So I cranked it up, and the pajama-clad crew rolled their eyes as the morning sun illuminated their AWESOME (oh yes, we are awesome) parents dancing to Manic Street Preachers rendition of 'You're Just too Good to be True.' Incidentally, also the song we skipped down the aisle to a decade-and-change ago. MSP left a little of their arena bombast behind for their sweet, vaguely edgy version.
Then: the next track rolled around on a 2011 playlist I had assembled and - this is the part I love - my daughter came running up with grin.
"Daddy, I know who this is!"
"It's Jason Lytle!"
No...but that is an excellent guess, and Jason Lytle is one of the greatest American musicians of the last quarter century, so that is so cool that you thought of him!
Countess Becca chimed in - and before I say more, you must know that she has an uncanny ear for melody, and for readily identifying the menagerie of music I spin and try to stump her with. "Is it...Snow Patrol?"
Why am I writing this? Because every day is better with good music in it.
And sometimes it helps to enjoy the Now by reminiscing about the Then.
Happy Dienstag, world.
ONE OF THESE IS THE GREATEST SONG EVER, BUT I CANNOT REMEMBER WHICH.
This Time Around
Manic Street Preachers
You're Just too Good to be True
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers
Inside of Love