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23 Apr 2012


Written by sally @ 12:29 pm — Section: sally

I just saw on Twitter that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was released ten years ago today. Ten years! I sat there and stared at that tweet for awhile, trying to figure out how it could be so/how I could prove them wrong.

Wilco toured when it first came out, and on the way to the show, my then-husband was mad at me. He was never mad at me, and I found it exhilarating. I was so exhilarated that I made up new nonsense lyrics to “Kamera,” something like “I’ve got some caca/in my eye,” and was happily singing along. It was one of the best days of our marriage. And apparently it was ten years ago!

And speaking of April 23, four years ago today this baby I know was extracted from my body, this really cute baby with a lot of hair and a pug nose. I’m having a hard time with time passage lately, but wow: four years old, Spike? HOW COULD YOU? We had a very nice pirate-themed party this weekend (although a week ago Spike said he wanted pirates NEXT year and a soccer party THIS year and I had to say, you know what? NO) and today he went to school wearing a t-shirt that says “I AM 4” and with some four-shaped cookies for his class.

Happy birthday to my favorite child!

P.S. I’m listening to Deee-Lite as I write this. I borrowed this album from someone twenty-two years ago.

2 Responses to “Kamera.”

  1. poobou said:

    Happy birthday, Spike!

  2. Mix said:

    Those cookies look awesome. I saw that Wilco show in Oxford. Good day.