Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue Monday

I was picking out tunes on YouTube to add to my playlist when Linda says "Play that song about Mondays."

"What song?"  I ask.

"You know, the one with Monday in the title."

"Do you mean 'Monday Monday' by the Mamas and the Papas?"

"No, not that one..."

And we're off to another adventure into Linda's thinking process.  "What are some of the lyrics?" I inquire.

"I'm not sure.  I just know that Monday is in the title."

"Could it be 'Stormy Monday' by Cream?"

"How does that one go?" she wants to know.  So I pull it up on YouTube and play it for her.  Really good jam.

"No," she says, "that's not the one."

"How about 'I Don't Like Mondays' by the Boomtown Rats?"

She says, "I like that one but that's not the one I mean."

"I hope you're not talking about the Carpenters 'Rainy Day and Mondays'..."

"No.  Name another."

"The Bangles did 'Manic Monday'"

"That's another good one, but still not it."

"Can you whistle it or hum it?"  And will wonders never cease, Linda does know to hum the tune, and I recognize the song.  I sing the opening line for Linda, "Monday morning feels so bad."

"YES!"  she exclaims.  "That's it."

I tell her, "It's by a band called the Easybeats, and the name of the song is 'Friday On My Mind.'  Monday is not in the title!"

"Sure it is," she argues, "'Monday I Got Friday On My Mind'"

I already know there is no sense in trying to argue this without proof.  I pull up Wikipedia, enter 'Easybeats' in the search window, and call Linda over to read the first paragraph which refers to their song 'Friday On My Mind.'

"I don't have my glasses handy," she states and refuses to look at the screen.  Then, instead of allowing me to prove myself correct and herself wrong, Linda changes the subject.  (This is standard tactic of hers when she knows she's going to lose an argument.)

Linda asks, "What's that song with Tuesday in the title?  The one that I like..."


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