366TAS: 2:34 – Neil Diamond – Solitary Man

I didn’t realize that this song would be queued up for today when I picked it for the original version of the list. When I saw the way the calendar worked out, I pretty much wrote it in pen because I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have picked a more perfect Valentine’s Day song if I tried.

You see, I’ve had a few girlfriends over the years plus a handful of instances of mutual interest that didn’t work out. Typically, all of these situations have been resolved when one of us moves out of town, which always seems to happen in relatively short order. None of the ladies involved have been around in mid-February though, so I’ve never really done anything to celebrate the “holiday.” That doesn’t really bother me though; I don’t feel like I need to have a significant other at any given time and to the extent that it would be nice to have one, there are plenty of other times of the year that I would prioritize over Valentine’s Day. So for today, I’ll just continue to be what I am… a solitary man.

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4 Responses to 366TAS: 2:34 – Neil Diamond – Solitary Man

  1. John says:

    Hey–you got three more seconds worth of “Solitary Man” than I did! Probably some extra jamming or noodling at the end. 🙂

    I’ll go with a little more hopeful take on the same subject, Marshall Crenshaw’s “Cynical Girl”:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLfSIbQGi0Q&w=420&h=315%5D

    And I remember a Valentine’s Day outing with you and Brendan in DC about half a decade ago…

    • Captain Easychord says:

      yeah, I’ve found that when songs get remastered or re-released, they sometimes have small differences in how long they are… one of those things, I guess… just don’t go stealing my thunder too many more times!

      that said, if I could get an extra three seconds of neil diamond noodling, that would be pretty awesome… hey, if he’ll drop his pants on stage at the carrier dome, anything’s possible, right?

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