Music is Life, Life is Music

The parking lot at work lately has been a lot like Hotel California – anyone can get in just fine, but you must have a parking permit to get OUT. Does that seem backwards to anyone but me? They’ve had the entrance gate open several days in a row, but the exit gate stays closed.*

Speaking of music, I saw the a Criminal Minds episode the other night which always makes me laugh despite the trigger-warning nature of the plot, because a key element in the story is the similarity between the songs “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.” Both songs were written by Jim Steinman, and I heard a radio program (a Westwood One program, I thought – Flashback, maybe?) about Air Supply while driving cross-country once which discussed that exact thing. I love both songs, and the writers managed to do a fantastic job of lightning a cringe-worthy episode by having the criminal go through and point out the differences much as they had in the radio program.

And, since I’m on the topic of music, I am working (short-term) at a place I last worked three years ago. Many of the people I knew then are still here, but some have left. One who left was also a DJ. Last time I worked here, he proclaimed “Band on the Run” to be one of the best songs ever written. He gave reasons, too, but of course I don’t remember all of them. I do know that I have never listened to it the same way since. I didn’t think much of it before, but it is now one of my favorite songs, and I think of him and smile when I hear it.
*yes, technically one could leave through the entrance gate, but it was a week before I thought of that – not much of a rule-breaker here…

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