Today officially begins my taper. And as should ever good taper program, it begin with a nice sleep-in until 8:00am. God I feel so spoiled.
Yes folks, I got more than 6 hours sleep last night.
There is no swimming, cycling or running today but I am going to do a little light stretching on my yoga mat this afternoon in-between calls, partly to keep ‘ol Thunder n’ Lighting alive after this past weekends 220k worth of hot, sweaty suck and, partly to burn off a little of the pecan pie from last night’s BBQ. My vinyl indulgence while doing so this afternoon is the ‘The Pill: Administered Orally by…‘ The Brothers-In-Law.
This was a Goodwill Hunting find at the Value Village in St. Catharines, Ontario this past Friday for 50¢.
The Brothers-in-Law was a Canadian satirical musical group that was active in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, recording a number of popular record albums and generating occasional controversy. The group was established in 1963 by four police officers in Windsor, Ontario (hence the name Brothers-in-Law). The group’s repertoire consisted mainly of musical satire poking fun at the Canadian government, sex and censorship, the law, and consumer issues. They performed and recorded a mixture of original songs and adaptations of folk and stage tunes (particularly based on Gilbert and Sullivan).
This particular album, released in 1967 obviously satirizes the then-topical issue of the birth control pill. The latter song was somewhat controversial for its subject matter and the album liner notes contained a warning to radio stations not to play the song.
But there are other songs on here as well that are just as much a giggle like ‘Lullaby to a Spoiled Brat‘, ‘The K-K-Ku, K-K-Klux, K-K-Klan‘, ‘Canusa the 51st State‘, ‘The Automobile (Hymn to Ralph Nader)‘, and ‘An Inexpensive Funeral‘.
So, yeah, even though ‘ol Thunder n’ Lightning are complaining a bit this morning at least they were in good spirits.