03 Feb 2010

The Shilo-Diamond Paradox

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When I’m doing the household budget, I put on the Neil Diamond Channel from Pandora in the background. (I used to listen to the Daily Show, but it was too distracting. My forecasts ended up looking like a CBO product.) But the Neil Diamond Channel features classic rock stuff that isn’t too hard. It’s not just Neil Diamond, but also such favorites as the Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind.” Basically cheese with a little bit o’ soul.

Anyway, today I had “Shilo” stuck in my head. These lyrics struck me:

Shilo, when I was young
I used to call your name.
When no one else would come
Shilo, you always came
And we’d play.

Is that really surprising, Neil? If you used to call out “Mary” and just this one particular girl responded, OK that might be worth putting in a song. But there aren’t too many Shilos walking around.

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