Friday, August 19, 2016


Each year a British friend sends me a pocket calendar, conveniently marked with the birthdays of Royal Family members and European celebrations. This year's version also includes obscure trivia for each day, like the fact on Aug. 13, 1982, the song at the top of the British charts was "Come on Eileen" by the one-hit-wonders Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Oddly enough, I was picking up subs at Landhope one evening during the recent heat wave and that song came on the PA system. Everyone in the store was tired and enervated after the hot day, but the cheerful tune, with its nonsense syllable chorus, seemed to put a spring in their step.

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