Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Let Me Get What I Want

There's this song by The Smiths called "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" that I've always really liked. She and Him covered this song and I like their version of it as well. (I will admit I like most anything Zooey Deschanel does simply because it's her.)

This morning, when I was in the shower, the song from this scene (featured below) in Ferris Bueller's Day Off popped into my head. I didn't know this until I looked it up, but it turns out the band Dream Academy recorded an instrumental cover of "Please, Please, etc.," and that's the song in this video:

I'm not sure why, but I'm absolutely in love with this song, and it's been in my head all day. When I was meeting with my students and talking with them about their research papers I would occasionally start humming or whistling it without realizing it. (I doubt any of them were surprised.) When I went for my run I stepped and breathed to the beat of this song. When I wasn't meeting with my students or running, I probably watched this video 15 or 20 times. I don't know what it is, but I can't get over it.

So now I'm sitting in the library and all I want to do is go to a fine art museum (preferably in Chicago) and spend hours looking at world famous art. Maybe I'd spend a few extra minutes looking at the points in the little girl's mouth in Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Unfortunately I can't. I can't even go to the MOA to admire the MOA's newest acquisition, Brian Kershisnik's Nativity. Instead I have to sit here in the library and write a paper.

But before I get to that, I'm probably going to watch this video a couple more times first.


  1. haven't had a dream in a long time...

  2. First: Great song.

    Second: They got Nativity?! They have been trying to get that painting for years! I'm so glad they finally were able to buy it!

  3. I too am very glad they got the Nativity. I can't tell you how long I spent staring at that painting. I am sort of really in love with it. Someday you should take a trip to Chicago..that museum is awesome and it is free on friday nights. Just sayin'. Good luck with your pape. Yes, I meant to spell that without the "r". Kinda like a "newsie".