Monday, May 11, 2009

like angels on a Saturday night

Half past six on a Monday evening, back in office, trying to clear three weeks’ backlog in two days. Piles and piles of files, check-lists, reminders, the usual.

Then I realise that if I’m charging my iPod, I might as well play something off iTunes. A new friend on Facebook posts a link to Masiakasaurus playing an extended version of my all-time favourite guitar song.

And as if on cue, the heavens open up with a roll of thunder. A window flies open and the earth-slaking skin-waking breeze reaches in to chill my fingers.

Wake up, chillun. It’s raining into the city, it’s raining into the night.


km said...

Delightful, the first shower.

That is *the* guitar song, of course, but when it rains, I simply must listen to "Telegraph Roads". (Maybe it's some silly association with the lightning on the album cover? Or because it has a song called "It never rains"?)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Mmm yes, but please tell me you got the title reference.


km said...

JAP: You bet - that was the great DNA describing (the great) MK. No one has described him better since.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Very nice. Rainsong and melodies...perfect start to a weekend.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Krishna, I knew you wouldn't disappoint me. (But SCHECTER Stratocaster? Was Douglas a little stoned, do you think?)

SS, thank you. The merest bagatelle, so to speak. But ... "start to the weekend"? (checks newspaper for date and day)


iz said...

Great to see youre writing regularly. I'm inspired.

Phantasmagoria said...

All in all you could say its been a good start to the week, don't you think?


km said...

JAP: MK had a thing for Schecters. It's a "Stratocaster-like" guitar- it looks and sounds like one - and is also known by that name....(Though if you just say "Schecter", people know you mean the Strat copy.)

Anonymous said...

I walked to my office signing " Have you ever seen the rain",
wonder why i didnt ask you to play it!

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Iz, this is more warm-ups than writing. But good to hear that you may post.

Ph, ma'm, would I ever dare contradict you?

KM, noted, thanks. But "HAD a thing"? C'mon, he should have two more decades of fingerpicking in him!


tortue ami said...

Should read "Its raining IN the city, its raining into the night"