True story. When I lived in London, England for a year I worked as a personal assistant to a Belgian Prince. This dude was legit – after Princess Di divorced Charles, he was on the short list to be her new beau (this was prior to her untimely death, obviously). He lived in a gorgeous townhouse in Chelsea, and his next-door neighbor was Mark Knopfler. I can’t tell you how many times I lingered on the front doorstep as I was arriving or leaving, in hopes of catching sight of the Dire Straits front man. That would’ve been cool.
In a crazy coincidence, Thaddeus was also working as a PA in London at the time, just down the King’s Road in Knightsbridge. We probably even crossed paths once or twice! I’m always amazed by what a small world it really is.
Here’s a great Dire Straits tune, featuring Sting!
1:36 = PURE AMAZINGNESS.
Okay, so I heard this song a few days ago and I am kind of totally digging it! It’s suuuuper clubby, but the synth that kicks in around 2:47 is making me really, really happy. When I listen to this part of the song, it just makes everything seem a little better. Probably because it sounds so ’80s, and anything that reminds me of that decade is great.
ALSO: Vanilla Ice hair is officially back in now? Well it’s about time.
Through libraries and museums, galaxies and stars
I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst through the sky.
Today’s song is ‘A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So)’ by the Flaming Lips.
This is kind of a sad song. Last weekend I decided to sit down and write some Christmas cards, so I made myself a cup of cocoa and put on some Christmas records to get into the spirit of things. I am not gonna lie to you guys — when this song came on, I totally cried. That is sappy, I know — but the lyrics are quite wistful. But also very hopeful, I think! So it was kind of a bittersweet moment, if you know what I mean? Anyway, this is one of my favourite Christmas songs because it makes me think about what is possible, and the idea of people being nice to one another and everyone getting along. Maybe that sounds idealistic — but I ask you, what better time than Christmas for idealism? That is what it’s all about, my friends.