Every other day (every other day) every other day… every other day of the week may be fine, yeah. But whenever Monday comes, you know it’s gonna be super! That’s because it’s the day me and my equine DJ are gonna pump up the jam with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from the Mecca Muzak CD! Feel free to browse our fine selection of holiday items made in a country that doesn’t believe in Santa Claus while you listen to stellar tunes like the one The Nest will be featuring today!
Today’s song comes by a band you’ve all probably heard of before, the one hit wonders from the NYC, Fountains of Wayne!
Yes, FoW only smelled chart success one time in their nearly two decades together… and they achieved their notoriety with what is without question my least favorite of their songs I am familiar with… the awful, wretched “Stacy’s Mom.” Fortunately, thanks to Mecca’s perpetual musical ambiance, I’ve been introduced to several other songs from the band… all of which totally kick ass. The band’s 2007 album “Traffic and Weather” produced a song about two Big Apple singles that appears at almost exactly the seven hour mark of the current Fall 2014 CD…. “Someone To Love.”
Meet attorney Seth Shapiro:
And graphic designer Beth McKenzie:
In the first two verses of this song, we hear of the thrilling lives that Seth and Beth lead in the big city. They are successful, independent, and so totally in need of getting some. Their story is the story of millions of people in this country going at it alone… whether by choice or, more likely, by circumstance. Their evenings consist of staying in and watching TV or reading books… not unlike married couples do each evening, only they can act bored together. And from the video I posted, their loneliness is quite obviously driving them crazy…
There is quite obviously only two ways to cure these two’s lonely ways. The easiest thing would be to invent a time machine and break them out of the dreary, prehistoric days of 2007 to a time when smartphones and social media were the only fulfillment anyone required…
Or, since we lack a flux capacitor, maybe….. just maybe, we could get these two to bump into each other… and who knows, they might hit if off and live happily ever after! Fountains of Wayne actually sets this up in the song’s last verse….
Seth Shapiro is trying in vain
To hail a taxi in morning
In the pouring rain
Beth McKenzie sees one just up ahead
She cuts in front of him
Leaves him for dead….
And isn’t that just how it always seems to go for the perpetually single? Is the tendency to always miss out on connecting with a potential mate a case of bad luck…. or is perhaps karma at play as well? Who in the hell knows? I just know I love so much about this song, even beyond the story it tells. It’s another excellent piece of musical work by a group that unfortunately seems destined to go down in history for singing the praises of a MILF…
See ya next Monday for more musical goodness!