Fly-by: N do I need apostrophe T need this torture

Remember when I said that various systems at my Day Job usually go all kerflooey when I go away on vacation? Well, surprisingly enough none did.

But as of yesterday, our email server has decided to flush all the many and intertwining sorting rules down the loo so everything, from requests to reports to auto-replies and everything else lands in our main Inbox.

Which means that my particular job, which happens to be quite email-heavy, is currently now twice as slow and twice as much of a pain in the ass. Which means I’ve been working straight out all day long.

So this means a fly-by. I happen to be listening to a bunch of albums from 1986 at the moment (currently playing as I write this: The Mighty Lemon Drops’ Happy Head) and of course the most excellent debut from They Might Be Giants was part of this listening experience. The video above sold me on them from the start and I’ve been a big fan since.

Hopefully I’ll have something of more substance next week. Sorry about that!

Fly-By: Upcoming Stuff

Hey there!  We’ll be on vacation starting very soon, so the next few weeks are going to be filled with quite a few fly-bys and short entries, depending on if I have the time and bandwidth.  Sorry for not providing you with something of substance in the next few weeks! We’ll be back up to normal most likely by mid-August.

In the meantime, have a Cornelius track.  It’s his first album in I think a decade or so, and it’s all kinds of excellent and worth checking out.

Fly-by: Earworm

Sorry, folks…had to head into Concord for the Day Job today, so I wasn’t able to get any music post up.

BUT.

Once I was there, I happened into the little snack shop they have in my building, and they were playing Carmen on the radio.

Which meant I had “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” stuck in my head ALL MORNING LONG.

Granted, I do love how this aria is basically her trolling Don José something fierce. 🙂