Saturday, September 25, 2004

New Day Rising

New Day Rising

I see more sunrises these days. More out of the post-equinox spot on the calendar than out of any change of habits. (Nerd alert: post-equinox means sunbore is coming soon)

Husker Du's "New Day Rising" is an extremely simple song. That's the whole lyric. Just the phrase "New day rising" repeated over and over. It's hopeful, it's forward looking, it's atypically positive for that band (leave the CD on to hear stuff like "59 Times The Pain" and "Terms of Psychic Warfare"). It can be taken personally, spiritually, even politically. (I heard a lot of politician-walk-on-stage music last January, but even Smells Like Dean Spirit wouldn't have strolled to the podium blaring Husker Du...)

And it'll DEFINITELY wake you up in the morning.

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