Tag: music for the masses

Goo goo g’joob! As The Beatles (a.k.a., The White Album) reaches its 50th anniversary,  the Young Americans take some time on a hard day’s night to have a long and winding discussion about whether The Beatles really are the greatest band of all time (the answer is yes), and whether they still matter and should be in your life (the answer is also yes).

Depeche Mode, “Never Let Me Down Again”


A man of my acquaintance shared this NYT report on driverless cars. The author explains how he was initially anxious about all sorts of features, but when he went back to his old car, he missed them. A teachable moment for all. What I learned is to remember the important fact–who’s driving! I was instantly recalled “Never Let Me Down Again,” the fine opening song of Depeche Mode’s 1987 album, Music for the Masses:

I’m taking a ride with my best friend,
I hope he never lets me down again.
He promises me I’m as safe as houses
as long as I remember who’s wearing the trousers.