13 July 2008

The Fates

The college crowd is really big on Arrested Development, a show that ran for two and a half seasons on Fox. I personally own the complete series on DVD. It has given itself to endless hours of entertainment.

On 1 June 2008 I was watching the show with friends, and one of the characters made an obscure reference to Joan Baez.

I was curious about who she was, so I googled her. It was then that I found out she was a folk singer born in 1941.

The next day, 2 June 2008, was the release date for the latest Weezer album. This is where it gets a little weird. (Emphasis on a little. It's not that weird, but still unexpected.)

I had to work at 7:00 AM that day. After an early morning meeting, I left and made a B line to Borders, where I bought the new album. Of course, I listened to it right away and loved every minute. (I am proud to say I was the first person to buy the album that day at that Borders.)

When I got to track four, here's what I heard:

"...And Joan Baez, I never listened to too much jazz, but hippie songs could be heard in our pad."

The fates aligned, and thanks to Arrested Development, I knew who Joan Baez was the night before Weezer alluded to her on track four.

Thanks, the fates.


Kimberly said...

I think you are fated to meet Weezer someday. Wouldn't that be cool?

Tina said...

Wow, you have some weird things happen. I have never watched Arrested Development but I like Justin Bateman. (thats his name right?) I know, I'm pathetic

Diane said...

I can't believe you had to Google Joan Baez. Man, I must be really old! I'd have to Google Arrested Development!

Robyn said...

ha ha...I'm glad you notice the little details of EVERYTHING! I probably wouldn't have noticed the reference in the movie, or the song. And I had no idea who Joan Baez was...thanks for the enlightenment!

penni said...

Wow Joan Baez. That takes me back a long way. She was one of my favorites. History does repeat itself huh. love ya

Alinde said...

ha ha ha ha michael you are so funny. I really didn't know any of that until your blog, so thanks. (smile) you're so COOL!

Love ya,