With a couple of scoops of basketball good news, we've had a pretty miserable time here over the past few weeks (or past few years if you're that dejected.) This post has nothing to do with anything relevant. I was listening to Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" in the car today. (Yes, I have non-opera stuff on CD, too.) I think the last line of that song is the best line I've ever heard (not including Gilbert & Sullivan, of course):
"I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect."
In my opinion, that is the finest lyric from any rock and roll song ever, and may well be the finest lyric of any song anywhere (G & S always excepted.) I will be leaving on a short vacation for a few days, and I don't know whether I'll be cut off from the Bruins Nation (which is sort of like being cut off from oxygen, but I digress.) I would like to see a chorus of +1s, or else an attempt to suggest a better lyric. Yes, I considered the good part in "Stairway to Heaven," and I considered the clever stuff in "Killer Queen," but I don't see how anyone can top "I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect."
Your turn now, and good luck to the football team in Corvallis, which (probably luckily) I will not be able to watch.