guitar strums my heart

Last night I was feeling a bit isolated and left behind (there was an annual work function on that I knew all the gang would be at having a bevy or ten and a generally good time) which you know, is not a good thing for me.

It was still hanging over me this morning when I went over to check-up on Muz, who it turns out has also been feeling a bit down. Now, while I may turn to chocolate, ice cream and chips for comfort, Muz indulged in some serious comfort shopping. But that is all by the by, it was this song used to promote his purchase that got me and transported me to somewhere lovely and calm. (I realise seeing the date on the vid just how behind the times I am, but there you have it.)

And speaking of music affecting your mood, it probably hasn’t been a good idea to have Augie March’s One Crowded Hour on high rotation. I mean, have you listened to the chorus?

And for one crowded hour you were
the only one in the room
I sailed around all those bumps in the
night to your beacon in the gloom
I thought I had found my golden
september in the middle of that
purple june
but one crowded hour would lead
to my wreck and ruin

and

And for one crowded hour you were
the only one in the room
I played a few songs for those
bumps in the night in fact I
played this very tune
but you said “what is this six stringed
instrument but an adolescent loom?”
and one crowded hour would lead
to my wreck and ruin.

Seriously, it’s like I’m the complete antithesis of every self-help manual on Oprah’s nightstand. That or an adult emo.