Monday, November 05, 2007
NOVEMBER IS EXPLODING HEAD MONTH
...well, at least for grad students. I really used to like history and books. Now, I'm Ready For the River. Not actually but, after my head started exploding, I was reminded of this piece of 1920s sheet music, one of about 350 different pieces in a huge tub I bought at a Goodwill a while back, for $19.99.
It's about throwing yourself in the river when times get tough. On the cover you can see this forlorn little figure (obviously a political science or history major) contemplating taking the plunge. Should I finish reading that stupid book about constitutional law or should I sleep with the fishes? Hmmm... I guess your options were somewhat limited in the 20s.
I can't read or play music, but I think I'll resurrect this little lost tune. Follow the bouncing ball, kids: --I'm ready for the ri-ver, I want to drown my trou-ble... It's got a beat and you can harm yourself to it! Nice one for your upcoming Thanksgiving get-together, huh?
Anyhoo, back to the books, those damnable books. Stupid James Madison.