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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On this rainy afternoon, more than usually perplexed and baffled

Remedies ? Don't think so. the petty annoyances of everyday life -- like websites that seem purposely designed to repel any clearcut query, the better to impel you to choose equally impalatable options, or like customer support reps who seem incapable of answering simple, direct questions in understandable (eighth-grade) English, or like appliance installers who are incapable of any installation calling for more technical know-how than inserting a plug into an electrical outlet -- I sought some musical balm for my modernity-addled brain and instead drifted into an (early)-Procul-Harum-type anomie.

I leave to you, dear reader, to divine the resolution of my dilemma from the accompanying playlist.  

Cream - We're Going Wrong
Dr. John, the Night-Tripper - Right Place, Wrong Time
Foreigner - Urgent
Kool & The Gang - Emergency
Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy (extended version)
After The Fire - Der Kommissar
Kool & The Gang - Misled
Foreigner - Cold As Ice
Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
The Motels - Take The L
Journey - Who's Crying Now
'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
Daryl Hall and John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Sade - Smooth Operator
Cars - Who's Gonna Drive You Home Tonight?
Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
Landon Pigg - Love in a Coffee Shop
The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Sting - If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Journey - Don't Stop Believing