Joup Confessions… Alan Parson’s Eye in the Sky

Alan ParsonsI love Alan Parsons Project’s Eye in the Sky. I mean, really truly love it. Not in the way I love Sticky Fingers, or the second side of Down on the Upside, or the new Afghan Whigs record, but I love it nonetheless. It’s not something I can listen to often – probably because it sometimes induces narcoleptic seizures in me, many of which are followed by or experienced alongside dry mouth, diarrhea, really brutal rashes that resemble K.D. Lang profile. Sometimes these rashes occur on my stomach and then I scratch them and my abdomen bleeds and the friction from that can sometimes – TMI I know – cause prolonged erections, fits of rage or thoughts of suicide (it’s kinda nice when those three all occur at once because it feels like the description I once heard a homeless man give of a party he attended in 1985 at George the Animal Steele’s house, a party where there were people dressed in and snorting copious amounts of denim, staples, vanilla extract, Monster energy drink, Gordon’s fish sticks, and raw, smashed unsalted peanuts. Smashed like with a ball peen hammer.

That’s fucked up.

But what’s even more fucked up is that much like Billy Joel’s The Stranger, I managed to make it out of the 80s and grow up to be the kinda guy who loves a good spin on Alan Parson’s Eye in the Sky. Go figure.

Shawn C Baker

Shawn C Baker

Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.

One Response to Joup Confessions… Alan Parson’s Eye in the Sky
  1. sonny vitkauskas Reply

    Guilty pleasures often come with a heavy price. I guess you have to ask yourself, was it worth it? Usually the reality is a feeling of emptiness followed by depression and remorse. Now I’m not saying don’t do it but think of your health and sanity.

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