Morning Grind 8.25.16
One perk to going to work today is the AC because it’s gonna be sunny all day with a high of 90.
Brought to you by journalist Michael Kaplan.
The Germans have a word – “ohrwurm” (“earworm” in English) which is a song that always pops into people’s heads. From the fight scene in “Good Will Hunting,” to the ending of “Lisa’s Sax” in Season 9 of The Simpsons, or the fact that it’s been played more than 5,000,000 times in the United States alone since its release in 1978, “Baker Street” is the ultimate earworm. Indeed, its epic saxophone riff is cited by music industry experts as initiating what was called the “Baker Street Phenomenon” that saw the inclusion of the saxophone in countless hits in the 1980s (i.e. “Careless Whisper,” “Maneater” by Hall & Oates). But while “Baker Street” contains that sweet sax solo, so too does it possess an underrated electric guitar solo. Combine that with the low haunting voice of Gerry Rafferty singing about the alienation of the big city and you have yourself one iconic piece of music.
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Kidding Around: Barracks Row
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks so celebrate with a family day or picnic in your favorite park.