Despite the chilly, rainy day—or maybe because of it—despite the sorrows of the world—which are many–today, a week after the election, is a day for music, for celebrating because gosh darn it there was a blue wave. And blue is my favorite cover.
This song, by the terrific band R.E.M, captures how I feel on this drizzly day. Not only do I love the catchy, upbeat tune and words, but I also love the diversity featured in the video—young people, old people, black, brown, Asian, white, thin, plump. All dancing together.
And if I’m ever reincarnated, I want a voice just like Kate Pierson’s.