K & L
Was a sunny day
Not a cloud was in the sky
Not a negative word was heard
From the people passing by
'Twas a sunny day
All the birdies in the trees
And the radio's singing songs
All the favorite melodies
LAST NIGHT, Jan and I hosted a party in honor of Ken, a student in my Intro to Philosophy class during my first semester at Irvine Valley College—many years ago.
Now, Ken has a doctorate in philosophy and, recently, he was offered a tenure-track position in the philosophy department of a state university on the Central California coast.
Oh, what a lucky man!
A good time was had by all. Even the normally shy Sunny Girl came out to visit—with the lovely Laurie, who, in fact, is mom to Sunny's two kittens, who are now 16 years old and living the good life, with Laurie, in Laguna Niguel.
After several hours, we moved inside, and proceeded to watch rare videos of the Ramones, Patti Smith, Elivis Costello, and Jonathan Richman. Jan drank Glenlivet (I never touch the stuff), then Laphroaig. This inspired him to demand that I play The Modern Lovers. I obliged the fellow, blasting forth Roadrunner (1972), to the delight of all:
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
TODAY, Sunny and I spent some time outside, enjoying the sunshine and the spectacular view. I sat in my SUN chair. Sunny hunted bugs and ate grass. We listened to the Modern Lovers' Jonathan Richman.
Do yourself a favor and check out this loony video, set to a wacky Richman tune.
It'll make you smile, I promise!
And, oh: Sunny says "Hey!"