Spiders From Mars

On Saturday as Emily and I were visiting one of her childhood friends in Ferndale, MI (and a nasty batch of food poisoning was gestating in my gut unbeknownst to me) we stopped in a little record shop called “Found Sound” because it looked cool and I had a thought to replace the warped copy of Ziggy Stardust that I’d inherited from my parents. No such luck, but I did find something literally almost as good:

The Spiders From Mars
Found at Found Sound

It turns out that David Bowie’s actual backing band from that album released another album on their own before calling it quits. The best part is, it was only a dollar and it’s actually pretty good. Still looking to replace that copy of Ziggy though…

Okay, just a little pinprick

Yesterday I stopped off to get a flu shot, mostly as a precaution for UDS (since I no longer ride the bus regularly my immune system isn’t what it once was). I made polite conversation with the pharmacist as she gave me the shot, but because my mother raised me right, these lines were running through my head the way they have every time I’ve gotten a shot since I was a kid:

Just a little pinprick
There’ll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick

Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working good
That’ll keep you going through the show
Come on it’s time to go