Let It Happen, Let It Happen

This Tame Impala song and video is my latest favorite. It’s completely brilliant. The lyrics and the video tell the story of a man dying of a heart attack and the visions he has in his dying moments. Dark subject, but completely amazing. The song itself is mesmerizing – I can listen to it over and over.

Much to my surprise, I found a remix of it that I like almost as well. I usually don’t care for remixes or covers, but…wow. These two singers nailed it – Meg Mac. Their emphasis on the bridge lyrics, a kind of rap, is hypnotic. In Kevin Parker’s original version, you can hear the rhythm of the words but not quite make out the words. And they’re worth hearing.

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be loving someone and I’m not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

The trifecta

What a terrible night. Slept only an hour or so at a time, and each time I either dreamed of or woke up thinking about all the big mistakes I’ve made, professional and personal. Kind of a greatest screwups list. Stuff I hadn’t thought about in years came back to haunt me. Maybe this is some kind of PTSD after all the shit that’s gone down lately. Whatever it is/was, today I’m a walking zombie.

In other good news, the airport that we’re flying to and from for the Norway trip has just been revealed as a hot mess, with severe operational problems. Great. I checked our KLM tickets, and they’re changable but not refundable. At this stage changing anything is a crap shoot, so we may have to just stick with the plan and hope that Schiphol isn’t as fucked up as the article says.

Making the trifecta, last night Jessamine got sick and is going to the MD today with what is likely croup. That backs up today’s article in NPR about kids getting lots more respiratory illnesses this year.