Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Favorite

Some time ago, the Oxford American magazine asked me to name my favorite line from a song and I came up with "I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth" by the Who, which is still pretty great. But after many, many years of listening to "Boogie Woogie Blue Plate" by Louis Jordan, and enjoying the first line every time, with no signs of fatigue, I have to officially correct myself and say that my favorite line from a song is "There's a girl at the local beanery/ She's a pretty hunk of scenery/ She can make a chocolate soda go 'Sssssssssssss.'"