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Music on Mondays–The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

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Some readers might not know that I have a few billion digital music files and that I listen to them in chronological order.

The oldest digital file in my music collection is “Lover” by Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers & Hammerstein fame. You know, musicals like “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “The King & I,” “The Sound of Music”), dating to 1932.

The newest digital file is the EP “American Authors” by American Authors.

I happened to listen to 1986 this weekend and thought I would share a song by Timbuk 3 (instead of Timbuktu; get it?). It’s titled “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades.”

And I thought they were on drugs…………..

I study nuclear science, I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher who wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades

I gotta job waiting for my graduation
Fifty thou a year will buy a lotta beer
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades

I’m heavenly blessed and worldy wise
I’m a peeping-tom techy with x-ray eyes
Things are going great, and they’re only getting better
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades

Yeah, I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades
I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades
Yeah I’m doing all right, getting good grades
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades
I gotta wear shades, I gotta wear shades
Gotta wear shades, got to wear shades
I’m heavenly blessed and worldy wise
I’m a peeping tom techy with x-ray eyes…..

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6 thoughts on “Music on Mondays–The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades

  1. Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot!

    Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    Being a musicolic is a wonderful condition that there is no cure for thankfully. I popped down to the room that is meant to be a games room but holds 30 years of things we can’t bear to get rid of! There is a plastic box holding 12 LP’s which is the last of my vinyl collection. I too have digital recordings now going back to the 60’s but you know what there is still something about buying that record and reading the sleeve from cover to cover before playing it for the first time – without headphones. Thanks Russel Ray for not just images but happy memories too.

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