So I'm driving home from work one day last week and "Barracuda" comes on.
(May I just interject that satellite radio is the best thing invented since ... well, the radio itself? Sirius has saved me many a day on my commute from hell.)
Anyway, so I'm singin' and rockin' with Ann and Nancy, drumming on the steering wheel, looking oh-so-cool in my almost 8-year old mommy-van with the two carseats, dented bumper, and Autism Awareness magnet.
"And if the real thing don’t do the trick ..." I sang. "You better make up something quick! You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrn it to the wick! Oooooooh, barracuuuuuuuuuda!"
So I'm singing, and I'm thinking of Ann and Nancy's polite request to the McCain campaign to kindly cease and desist using "Barracuda" as a rallying cry, and it occurs to me ... maybe they might kind of want to listen to the sisters because maybe these aren't exactly the lyrics that the McCain folks really want. Did they even read the lyrics? How many of the staffers were, like, even conceived when Heart released their album "Little Queen" in 1977 - the album that contains "Barracuda." (Wow, "Little Queen." Now there's some irony for you. )
And then I thought, there's gotta be a blog post here somewhere.
(May I interject again? True confession time: I get most of my inspiration for this blog - if you can call it inspired - during my commutes, usually the afternoon.) But I couldn't think of where to take it, so I didn't do anything with that idea.
This was last week.
Today, I'm driving to work again (I do that a lot these days) and listening to my favorite talk-radio morning guy , and he mentions this article from Politico.com. "Do they even read the lyrics?"
Well, hot damn - that's where I was going with the blog post idea. Politico.com just got to it first.
Not only did Politico.com read my mind, but apparently, they too are into reading lyrics and