Well, I’m out on the river, boating up, and floating down. Ah, a great way to relax during the warm weather. It doesn’t hurt to see the occasional pretty girl as well. While I’m tossing back a beer and thinking of the next musical venture I’m going to wish you happiness on your day!
Today’s selection is a tad strange. Often times heading to a body of water, especially one where lots of people go, it’s akin to being in bathwater. You never know what people do in the water. I’m sure there’s a large amount of dirt. Not just dirt from nature but from the people in it as well. Not to mention the gas and oil that comes off of boats that aren’t well maintained. Then there’s the human factor. Get into a slightly warm body of water and someone is bound to relieve themselves in it. Kinda gross isn’t it?
I do what I can to not think about it.
Gwen and the No Doubt crew put out a really amazing album a few years back called Return to Saturn. I really don’t know the impetus behind the title. In fact it wasn’t until I was at a party one afternoon where I was talking to a mutual friend when one of the songs came on the stereo. She commented how the song was an ode to wanting to be married and have child. I had to take a moment to check out the lyrics. Originally I was never into the words, I was into the music, the melody and the production. Those three things are insanely great on this recording.
After examination of the lyrics it became apparent that Gwen was writing about wanting a normal life outside of music. Her idea of that normal life is about being a great wife, a mom and probably part of the PTA. Bathwater is about an undying love. A kind of love that is borderline psychotic. I’m not sure I’d want to savor someone’s bathwater. Would you?
If you didn’t catch Bathwater or Return to Saturn as a whole the first time around, I can make a strong urging that you do so now. The whole album is strong from front to back. That’s why it became the hit that it did. At least that’s my theory. Great music, great melody, great production and lyrics that a good portion of the human race can connect with. That’s what’s needed. That’s what they created. That’s what they gave the world. Go get it!