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Well today I listened to Right Now by Van Halen and realized that in contrast to the Video of that song, the radio version just has very long instrumentals because there is not text to read to occupy your mind.
So as a service to the Van Halen listeners I compiled a “Right Now” list below. Print it out, keep it in your car, and then read it during the instrumentals whenever Right Now comes on the radio.
One warning…some of these might seem a little dark, so if you are squeamish, please turn away…..
Someone is playing with matches
Someone just tripped carrying a tray of Drinks
Someone unexpectedly got sick in a public place
Someone said “I Love You” for the first time
Someone is standing over the body of his first victim
Someone started filling the engine back up with oil, not realizing they forgot to replace the drain plug
Someone just picked their loved one out of a crowd of strangers at the airport
Someone said “Goodbye” and meant it
Someone pulled out without looking both ways
Someone is admiring their Grandma’s new tattoo
Someone realized too late the car was moving way too fast
Someone just moved on to the Harder Stuff
Someone achieved total clarity, if only for a moment
Someone is waiting for the phone to ring
Someone stepped off of their porch for the last time.
Even in the midst of the pain someone thought, “Wow, it’s weird how you see the explosion before you hear it….”
Someone generated the courage to publicly admit their favorite band of all time is CROWDED HOUSE
Someone is discovering Boo Radley for the first time
Someone just realized his fly has been down for hours
Someone just lost their grip
Someone just shared their wife’s deepest secret with a stranger
Someone just took a joke way too far
Someone just cheated his own children while playing Chutes and Ladders
Someone was just told the cancer is advancing more aggressively than they previously thought
Someone convinced another person to do the dirty work for them.
Someone is driving on Snow Tires in the middle of Summer
Someone doesn’t know they are being messed with
Someone just lost their Security Deposit
Someone realized there was no movement on the ultrasound
Someone inadvertently mixed gasoline and diesel
Someone achieved the Dream of their Lifetime
Someone lost all hope
Someone just quit his day job
Someone just spoke at his best friend’s wake
Someone felt the tingle of true love
Right Now….someone just decided this shit was “Blog Worthy.”
(and yes...I do realize the title comes from Peter Gabriel...not Van Halen)