Beam room music rundown:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen – It was very difficult to keep from attempting to bang my head a la “Wayne’s World” when the rockin’ part comes on.
- “Rocket Man,” Elton John – Seems topical given the new biopic. I enjoyed it (the song, that is – I haven’t seen the biopic).
- “Rag Doll,” Aerosmith – A Boston band, through and through, so it also seemed appropriate. I was never an Aerosmith fan, yet somehow I know all the lyrics to this song.
With big R in Rome, my big sister is in town, having all manner of new life experiences including learning what it’s like to parent a six year-old and driving (regularly) in Boston. Unpacking those experiences together has been refreshing and helps me see my daily life through different and inquisitive eyes. We’ve just generally been hanging out a lot, and that’s been really fun. I had the crazy idea that we would binge the Coen brothers’ canon in the evenings, but after watching “Blood Simple,” I decided some of their stuff is just too dark/bleak/nihilistic for me right now. I started thinking maybe I only really like their funny films, but “No Country for Old Men” is just so damned good.