Listen to PRAYING FOR TIME by George Michael.
I'm stuck at home today, unable to shake off this cold (or swine flu) that's been dogging me all week, and hoping I can be more productive between naps than sitting miserable in my office. Mixed results so far, except for the naps.
Anyway, Laura was pestering me to do a retrospective on George Michael's "Listen Without Prejudice" album, but I honestly have no idea why. I've never claimed to think it was a criminally underrated secret masterwork, or anything like that. I told Laura that she should do the series if she wanted, but she's too busy chasing twins around to follow through!
Having said that, I have said that I liked the opening track on the album (today's selection), because I remember hearing it on the ferry between Copenhagen and Gothenburg and being relatively moved by it. This was in 1996, after nearly being sick in Dusseldorf, on a fairly pathetic trip by myself up to Norway, where I got rained on for three days and subsisted on a diet of sugar waffles I had packed in my backpack.
With the weather the way it is today (blah), my head the way it is (and blah), I'm naturally drawn to this song. I even had a sugar waffle for lunch! Good times.