I had a shocker today morning while driving. As soon as the radio was turned on, these were the words that fell on my ears:
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
91.9 FM playing Doors at 9.30 in the morning! And that too Riders on the Storm! The best ever.
“There has to be an explanation”, I told myself. “Must be a mix up. A new crew perhaps?” Riders on the storm is not, I repeat, not a candidate to be played on any radio station in the morning and this is a Bangalore station for Jim’s sake.
Turned out that they had roped in a lady author for an interview and the song was played on her request. She lost all my respect though as soon as she dedicated it to her son who will be “riding the board exam soon”, to quote her.
Anyway, it was a heady feel to drive as the song played. I feared that they will truncate the second part as they usually do when there are not much lyrics. They didn’t.
There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad.
It got me stoned, completely. Stared hard at a rowdy looking school kid outside. I hope he got scared. There is only so much one can do when inside a car.