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Friday Tunes: Squeeze

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollSeptember 12, 2008 8:06 PM


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Wednesday night we walked over to the Orpheum -- a wonderful theater from the 1920's, recently refurbished to its former glory -- to catch a concert by Squeeze -- one of my favorite bands from high school, who have recently been refurbished to something like their former glory. Which is to say, they put on a great show of classic tunes played with crowd-pleasing gusto. And we had the unexpected pleasure of being recognized by CV reader David and his wife (Sarah? I didn't catch her name, sorry). Scientists are kind of a big deal in this town. So here is Up the Junction. Note how the lyrics play with the notion of chronology. The temporal point of view shifts gradually throughout the narrative.

This morning at 4:50 I took her rather nifty Down to an incubator Where thirty minutes later She gave birth to a daughter Within a year a walker She looked just like her mother If there could be another

Sadly, I couldn't find a decent video of Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken.

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