Sometimes you just want to listen to something familiar to make it through your day.
I feel the strongest tug at nostalgia and remembrance today, but that may be due to abandoning FB/IG the day before my birthday.
C’est la vie!
Here, then, are the tunes rolling around in my head, unrolled onto the blog. Please enjoy them in the spirit in which they are offered.
That last one never fails. It always gets me in my soft, creamy center.
Many years ago he Looked out through a glassless window All that he could see was Babylon Beautiful green fields and dreams And learn to measure the stars But there was a worry in his heart
He said How could it come to this? I’m really worried about living How could it come to this? Yeah, I really want to know about this
Is it like today? Then there came a day It moved out across the Mediterranean Came to western isles and the Greek young men And with their silver beards they laughed At the unknown of the universe They could just sit and guess God’s name
But they said How could it come to this? We’re really worried about living How could it come to this? Yeah, we really want to know about this
Is it like today? Then there followed days of Kings, Empires and revolution Blood just looks the same when you open the veins But sometimes it was faith, power or reason as the cornerstone But the furrowed brow has never left his face
He said How could it come to this? We’re living in a landslide How could it come to this? Yeah, we really want to know about this
Is it like today? Then there came a day Man packed up, flew off from the planet He went to the moon, to the moon Now he’s out in space Hey, fixing all the problems He comes face to face with God
He says How could it come to this? I’m really worried about my creation How did it comes to this? You’re really killing me, you know
It isn’t just today Is it like today? Is it like today? Bang!
Many years ago he Looked out through a glassless window Didn’t understand much what he saw
Before you have to endure all the schmaltzy horribleness of my birthday tomorrow – I’m an introspective guy when it comes to gaining another year (which Jenn dislikes and I hate about myself, that I get caught in the mire so easily) – I thought I’d vent my spleen.
I’m sick of people who won’t learn
This includes those who don’t want to “get” new technology, don’t want to admit that their industry is changing and those who mispronounce “Sudoku” while claiming not to be a “gamer”.
I’m sick of A/B comparisons
I don’t want to hear “cost/benefits”, “casual/fanatical”, or “over/under” for a while. Most TLAs, notably “ROI”, are on notice.
Which brings me to …
I’m sick of jargon
Transmedia, social media, social networking, millenials. The whole shebang.
People are people. My “job” at work is helping us reach PEOPLE using technology.
Call it what you want, but remember the fact that living, breathing sacks of meat are at steak, not some pet terminology.
My neck hurts, my tongue won’t taste, I’m still sick, still tired and I have a birthday tomorrow.
I never plan out my birthday – presents I want, places I’d like to visit, things I’d enjoy doing – and so my best birthdays have been the one where Jenn (who knows me perfectly) does the heavy lifting. See my 30th birthday recap for evidence.
Anyhow, since it’s a Friday and we’re less than a fortnight (that’s 2 weeks for those of you scoring at home) from #32, I thought I’d offer a (mostly) tongue-in-cheek list of things I want for my birthday.
Plus, I’ve done nothing but lists all week, so why change now?