Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Teenage hopes are lying at your door.

Yesterday afternoon, the Morgoid and I went out for ice cream. Eschewing the not-even-one-block-away Baskin Robbins, we instead headed out to the Marble Slab. She somehow packed away an entire Strawberry Shortcake, while I had a more modest honey ice cream with blueberries (yum). On our walk, she was humming a song that she just couldn't get out of her head. "Have you heard the new Feist song?" No, I replied; although I'd noticed earlier in the day that Jeans had linked to the video, I didn't have time to give it a click. "Oh my god, you have to hear it!" She pulled out her iPod and cued up the track, then gave me the headphones. "You look like the kind of guy who is okay with people forcing you to listen to their iPod." I am, so I listened.

The song was magnificent. A beautiful pop construction pitch-perfect for the first genuine sunny spring afternoon we've had this year. As we walked, I started to skip, and then prance, and then dance flat-out down the street. Morgoid joined in with me, and the two of us frolicked down Whyte Avenue,
arms waving and bodies dipping and bobbing to the beat. Quite a few strangers gave us odd looks;I didn't care, though. For about half a minute, as Feist was bouncing into my ears and we skipped down the street, I felt like I was in a musical.

5 comments:

Natalie said...

I have to hear that song. I also now want honey and blueberry ice cream yum yum yum.

Jeans said...

Thanks for the shout out!
Her new album is coming out so soon, I can't wait to hear it in its entirety!

The Red-headed Dynamo said...

Thanks for that afternoon Dev. I really needed it.

Rickey Henderson said...

Who is this Fiest person that you speak of? Rickey is intruiged...

The Doc said...

Natalie and Rickey, if you're interested in Feist, she's a Canadian performer who might be more well-known as a vocalist for Broken Social Scene, but she's a great musician in her own right. I left a link to her video in the post body, but here it is again for your convenience.

Jeans, no problem! I read more than I comment, but maybe I should try to rectify that. Also: the album is released today!

Morgoid, seriously. Anytime. I had a lot of fun.