Sharon invited me to participate this week, and to use a video of Ian Anderson doing Aqualung live.
Well, as much as I love Ian Anderson, I can’t use him first.
Of course I’m gonna use this guy.
“Boom Boom Mancini” may seem like an odd choice for a Feel Good song. A boxer killing another boxer?
I promise you, though, that this is really a song about getting up again, after the worst has already happened. Even after you feel responsible for someone’s death, say. Getting back in the ring is hard to do.
And of course this is why I keep Warren in my heart, always. Any other person would say “get back on the horse” or “try, try again.”
That’s why, whenever I have to gird my loins I instead say “Hurry on home. Boom Boom Mancini’s fighting Bobby Chacon.”