Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"TUESDAY AFTERNOON" on Tuesday Afternoon

Did you ever have one of those mornings, you know, the kind where you sleep in after having worked quite late, and when you finally do rise and walk past the spare room (where the cats have their gear), you discover the carpeting is soaked and there’s a big wet patch on the ceiling, so you run to the kitchen to get a pan, meanwhile all four cats start ragging on you because they’re really hungry, but then they don’t want to eat once you do put their food out because the bowls aren’t in the place where they usually are (all cats have OCD, in case you didn’t know…) because you moved them so they wouldn’t float away, and they’re also upset because you’re racing around with towels and that useless little Bissel steamer (this leak needs the industrial strength model), and you're tripping over cats, cats are flying everywhere, and you’re also using a few of those words that you are going to have to but change in the jar for later, and…well, have you ever had one of those?

So now several hours later, the Heating and Cooling guy has been and gone, after fixing the A/C unit (plugged drainage tube, not too expensive). Later, the carpet cleaner guy is coming by to spray anti-mildew stuff on the carpet and suck up more water, in hopes of saving the carpet. Don’t want to have to replace that! And the ceiling will need to be repainted, at the very least. No other damage, thank goodness. Why did the AC leak through the ceiling you ask? Because the furnace is in the attic, silly. Actually, that’s not all that uncommon in these little cottage-y houses along the lakeshore, with no basement. Oh well, when you’ve done all you can do, then you've can only relax, close your eyes – no don’t do that, it’s a really beautiful video! – and listen to the Moody Blues.

Tuesday Afternoon

This song has just about more title variations than you can shake the proverbial stick at. Part of the Moodies brilliant concept album, Days of Future Passed, it’s been known as “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?),” and “Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon).” I think they are all very nice. “Tuesday Afternoon” was released as a single in 1968, as was the other famous single from the album, “Nights in White Satin.” Composer Justin Hayward said he wrote “Tuesday Afternoon” as he was sitting in a field near his home in England, on a beautiful afternoon. But probably not after running around all morning with wet towels.

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