Sunday, April 01, 2001

The perfect song: Have you ever had a moment where you had a bone-deep craving for a particular song? A song that would complete some empty piece of your soul for the next four minutes? You could be fixing some food or reading or watching television, when suddenly you realize that you absolutely must hear that particular song at that particular time, otherwise nothing will be right in your life and you will be lost and forlorn for the rest of the day.

This has just happened to me with the Pet Shop Boys' "Don Juan". I needed to hear that tiny, psuedo-Latin Casio beat with the bloopy synths burbling over it, creating a sonic cradle for more echo effects than one would think possible and Neil Tennant's pointed, allegorical lyrics. It's simultaneously uplifting and meloncholy , which captures my current mood to a T.

I think the world would be an easier place to live in if everyone would surrender to the call of the perfect song.