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iPod song of the week – Pixies

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On March 18, 2007
At 6:00 pm
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A month or so ago I stated that I wished The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” was the theme song of my blog. I mean, sure, you can choose any theme song you like if it’s your blog but it just wouldn’t be very accurate. Instead, on the occasion of my Blogoversary, I’ve decided to choose what should really be the theme song of my blog as the iPod Song of the Week.

Maybe it’s surprising that I’ve never chosen a Pixies song but I’m glad I didn’t because I probably would have gone with something else. Something like “Gigantic” or “Debaser.” But now I’m free to choose the song for which I feel the most personal affinity. It has a false start (which I’m a sucker for) with Kim Deal beginning her ethereal “hooooo-ooo” before Black Francis says “stop!” Then the song commences with its melancholy, wistful melody and what seem like nonsense lyrics….

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah!
Your head will collapse and there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourself:

Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Where is my mind?
Way out in the water
See it swimming….

Yes, that’s me, melancholy and a bit nonsensical, wondering where my mind is before spotting it way out in the water.

Pixies – Where Is My Mind?