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I say, the dog days are over

In Hearings on August 3, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Something happened this weekend inside me. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but I’d say this feeling began around Monday morning (high five for stat holiday). I woke with this song in my head, not having heard it in a couple months.

Why does that happen, anyway? Why does a particular song come to us out of the blue?

I reckon it’s my subconscious telling me to celebrate. There are good things blooming in my life, and I’m going to dance away the stings of the last couple years.

And the voice of Florence Welch sends me into just the mystical dancing fit. Her angelic, operatic tones, the hip- and head-shaking percussion, make me feel like I could float up to the ceiling and flail around like a coordinated, face-painted six year-old. You should really check out her website. (Leave it open in your browser long enough and tell me if you also get lulled into the rhythm of that ominous breathing.)

P.S. The above song, “Dog Days Are Over”, had another video made for it back in late 2008. Which do you prefer? Let’s compare: