As I write this, I am mustering the courage to go pack, as tomorrow (that is, today for you, dear reader) we are off for our yearly ski vacation. To top it up, today (again, MY today -- thinking of Predelli here) is my birthday, and somehow I think it is rather unfair that I have to spend my birthday packing. But anyway, trying to get myself in a birthday-ish spirit, today I’m posting ‘Envelheço na cidade’, by the 1980s rock band Ira! (Wrath! -- the name was also inspired by the Irish IRA), which was quite a hit among the kool kids back in the 1980s. The chorus goes ‘Happy birthday/I age in the city’, and I remember listening to it and realizing for the first time that there was a connection between aging and having a birthday! The innocence of a 10 year-old facing the existential malaise of the human condition… And since I’m at it, let me also post ‘Flores em voce’, the other big hit from the same 1986 album by Ira! -- a rather unusual song, with a string quartet as the only featured instruments.
(BMoF will take a break next week.)