Monday, May 22, 2017

Song of the Day: "End of the Party" by The English Beat

So here I am, editing someone's book and trying not to worry that I got laid off a little more than a week ago.

I need a boost. I need a smile. I need pleasure.

No, I'm not about to pop a pill or do a line. I'm putting on a song that get's me every time. Song of the Day on "Battlestar Eclectica" is "End of the Party" by The English Beat.

By the way, let's talk a moment about Dave Wakeling and his voice. Is anyone's voice more honeyed an endearing? I could go swimming in that vibrato. The bloke's not bad to look at either.

I'm going to put this wonderful love song on in just a moment, but let me first name a few—just a fe—voices that are more than the sum of their parts.

1. Dean Martin—Love and humor entwined like a strand of gin-stained DNA.
2. Billy Bragg—A cockney accent hasn't sounded so good since "My Fair Lady"
3. Brian Ferry of Roxy Music fame—his voice literally is the corsage in the tuxedo of a groomsman at a wedding who is simultaneously reminded of his endless loneliness and romantically inclined toward the maid of honor. Good luck, sir.

I think I'll stop gabbing and cut to the chase. "End of the Party" is glittery spray that can be applied to the most mundane and tiresome of life's moments.

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