Friday, 13 February 2015

No Educated Flea Am I (I'm A Lucky Guy)

"Bad Luck" by B.B. King
"Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)", as sung by Ella Fitzgerald

I don't know why, but I like the fact that the first of this year's three Friday the Thirteenths (an unusual amount for just one year, I'm assuming) is followed by Valentine's Day: two consecutive days of believing in untrue things (which I fully endorse). Believing in -- no, recognizing -- true things can get a little tiring, so it's especially nice to have a forty-eight-hour break once in a while. Imagine: bad luck and flaw-free romantic love having their way with each other with nothing -- nothing else at all, if you have the ability, and the desire, and the opportunity to arrange your life exactly as you would like it to be -- intruding for two whole days. You can gather a lot of strength for the larger struggle during a getaway like that.

It could make a nice little movie, especially with B.B. King's slashing blues (those lyrics, that guitar!) and the gentle swing of Ella Fitzgerald's vocal genius singing those incredibly witty words as soundtrack. I don't think any movie needs more than two great songs by two great musicians anyway.

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