Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Songs for a Tuesday morning: the 6 o'clock alarm would never ring

We had a 70 degree day here last Friday, followed by a bunch of lousy cold days, which is the weather equivalent of Catherine Deneuve saying she'll always remember you and then looking at you like you're slug slime when you bump into her at BAM and say, "Remember me?" Or like a door opening, and then when you start to step inside, slam! Right in your face. And to add insult to injury, we're expecting snow tomorrow.

So, since it's still too cold to break out the Two Gentlemen score, let's see if we can usher in the warm weather, or at least get through the fecking day, by the power of musical prayer, with a jaunty Old Familiar in two versions. Here's the one you all know:

Daydream Believer - The Monkees


And here's the one you probably don't know, sung by the song's writer, the late John Stewart. Although if, like me, you grew up listening to a good FM station, you probably heard this version more than the one above. God knows I did, listening to WBCN back in the day. And did a total double-take at the last line. As you will too, if you are hearing this for the first time:

Daydream Believer - John Stewart

2 comments:

Radical RN said...

loves the second one... almost as much as the first.

Horvendile said...

Me too. Guess that makes us both a couple of old closet queens. :-)