I feel terrible for people who are locked down alone. I know they manage to touch base with people in other ways, but they can’t touch anyone. I was raised to be a toucher and a hugger even though my mother was a Norwegian Lutheran from Wisconsin. She adapted quite successfully to Greek culture. But she never learned to yell. She left that to my father.
Today’s post is full of touchy tunes. Some are invisible, others are human still others warn you not to touch at all.
We begin with a song that was a monster hit in 1986. It feels oddly relevant in 2020:
Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel wrote a song with lyrics that are ironic in our touchless times, I Have The Touch:
The time I like is the rush hour, ’cause I like the rush
The pushing of the people, I like it all so much
Such a mass of motion, do not know where it goes
I move with the movement and, I have the touch
It makes one almost miss rush hour; at least for folks like Dr. A who have a short commute:
If you’re missing a Human Touch, watch Bruce Springsteen sing about it as he rides the St. Charles streetcar:
Finally, another tune from The Boss that’s more in tune with these touchless, testy, and tetchy times, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch):