It probably shows my age (and lack of taste?) that I still like this song.
I hadn’t heard it since it was regularly played on the radio those many years ago, but for some reason I thought of it last autumn. Alas, it isn’t available on iTunes (dammit!), but there’s always YouTube for an occasional listen, right?
After not hearing this song for nearly thirty years, I still remembered the lyrics. Mind like a steel sieve… 🙂
[fake hashtag] #musicIlistentowhenmycloneisoutofthehouse
(For those of you not incautious enough to just click the links, the first song in “Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne, and the second is “Life in a Northern Town” by Dream Academy. Third is “Take On Me” by a-ha — sorry, but the group didn’t capitalize their name. Please note that the links are just so you can hear the songs; I’m in no way claiming to be a fan of the videos. Except for the video for “Take On Me” — I like that one.)
Oh, I guess some of you want to know if I’ve done anything, y’know, useful today. Well, let me tell you… I did look up various maps that I think my clone will need when writing the epic fight scene that comes up next in his WIP. (The location of the scene is my doing, because sometimes my ironic sense of humor gets the better of me. Everything else, though, is the clone’s fault.) Earlier, I sent an email to the person for whom I did that small bit of editing recently.
The clone will be home in about an hour, and then we will eat leftover pizza (like sensible people, we purchased two pizzas yesterday) and watch two or three episodes of Supernatural on Netflix (yes, I greatly enjoyed the metafiction-ish episodes), and then I’ll read (if I can), and the clone will listen to music and write a fight scene in which a famous location is smashed even worse than it was before the POV character got there. (Don’t bother trying to guess. No matter where you think it is, you’re probably wrong.)