Signs and portents indeed abound. Why, it rained all week!Â Then I saw 2 sixteen foot high inflatable rats on 21st St.Â Why would a sixteen foot high inflatable rat even need to exist?Â I don’t know, but let’s get two of ’em!Â And as I ascended into the fog atop the Williamsburg bridge on my morning bike commute, through myÂ headphones crooned “leave your life behind you now and float away with me.”Â How does ipod always know?Â
Most ominous of all, yesterday’s fortune cookie had no fortune in it.Â
If you are like me, I am sure you spentÂ this past week in a form of reflection onÂ your life and yourÂ insignificant place in the grand schemeÂ of things with an attention bordering on obssession every time you heard Bittersweet Symphony come on the radio.Â Â So we have all figured out thatÂ life is a highway and love hurts andÂ we are ready for our sweet, sticky dose of redemption.
Licketysplit and I figured there had to be a softer side to the inevitable.Â We bring you:
Vol. 2: Pearly Gates
New Dawn Fades- Joy Division
You Have Killed Me -Morrissey (can’t help ourselves!)
Starman- David Bowie
Just Like Heaven- the Cure
Leave Your Life Behind- the Texas Governor
Monkey Gone to Heaven- the Pixies
Personal Jesus- Depeche Mode
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell- Flaming Lips
I Have Forgiven Jesus- Morrissey
Number One in Heaven- Sparks
Oh Life on Earth, you were really…something!