For the past ten days I have been trying not to stare at a gift an anonymous admirer dropped off for me -- a long green cylinder which contains the fixings for a green phosphorescent Glow in the Dark Clone-a-Willy.
Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.
I was disappointed that I wouldn't get to hang out with some of my favorite people. But though I missed the laughs and the hugs, the very process of cancelling gave me another gift which is, in a way, even more meaningful.
You better you bet that The Who will have halftime covered pretty well this Sunday, especially with the great Zak Starkey on drums. So here's a special Sunday playlist to help kickoff some alternative entertainment.