Optimistic Thoughts

Three unusual things that made me smile happened today. First, and best, Sarah told me that for the second time she was listening to Grooveshark and our song “Superhero” came on. W00t! Happily, we didn’t get the awkward Spinal Tap “in the ‘where are they now’ file” DJ line, and that is definitely our most radio-friendly song. I’m still really happy with how that one turned out (including the improv in the middle, and how much Noah improved my initial concept for the song).

We got a perfect basic track of a better arrangement of “Best Day” last week, leaving Patrick’s “March of the Octopus” as the only basic track left; then it’s the twelve million hours of overdubs, corrections, and mixing, baby! Easy-peasy.

Second, Coyote shows that the number of breweries in the US is at a 125-year high. In the words of a great American character, “To alcohol! The cause of… and solution to… all of life’s problems.”

And then there’s this bit of WTF from 1952, which will henceforth be my example of how far society has come with regard to issues of gender equality, patriarchy, and the like. I give to you Mystery in Space!

It’s worth remembering that many current assumptions weren’t always so.

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One Response to Optimistic Thoughts

  1. Foxfier says:

    Heh, the only thing the 1952 comic tells me is that the nasty sort of feminists had their tropes firmly established way before I thought– it’s a classic example of how those old comics worked. Take a minority view, exaggerate it, tell the “strange” story, then wrap it back around into a subversion of the original point.

    The Twilight Zone was great for mixing that, simple subversion-of-expectations, actual minority views in the form of a story, and actually odd stories; my uncles’ pretty random collection of “MYSTERY!!!!” or “HORROR!!!” or “ADVENTURE!!!” type lurid comics follow the exact same format. It’s more odd to find one that doesn’t have a “twist” ending– meaning that it subverts whatever the opening format was.

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