When did music last make you pull your car to the side of the road and sit there, and listen, and wait for twenty minutes
for the back announcement? When did music last tease you along, neverending
, and make you inexcusably late for your call time? When did music on the radio
last bring out all your Good Studious Intentions and cause you to summon your superpower ears: is that cello, violin, or double bass? All three? And what percussion!
At home later that night, you remember to look it up (of course the hip college radio station
posts playlists) and you find out: it was Sun Ra. Wow. The car stopped, twenty minutes lost, all because of Sun Ra.