1. Cows sitting down.
I helped my younger sister to move some stuff from Rohnert Park yesterday. On my drive up through Marin, I saw many cows, all appearing to kneel or sit in their pastures. The first group was at least a hundred cows, none of which were standing. I thought they were injured at first, but it seemed to be the trend. I noticed at least twice as many sitting/kneeling cows as I did standing bovines.
Why was this? Were the cows sad? Were they hung over from an exhausting New Year's celebration, and random frantic milkings at midnight? Perhaps they were Muslim cows, performing one of their five-times-daily obligations to Mecca. Muslim cows aren't swayed by the desperate, fawning attentions of the Hindus, knowing in their hearts that Pakistan is and will always be the true owner of Khalistan.
All of the lambs I saw were standing, even the babies.
2. Pink Floyd on the radio
Ever since New Year's Eve, Dark Side of the Moon has been on the radio constantly. KFOG played the whole album a few times, "Us and Them" has been in heavy rotation on The Bone, and I've heard "Money" on The Drive. There's a possibility I'm unaware of the local Pink Floyd airplay, since in Berkeley I mostly listen to KALX. But, the Floyd has been so omnipresent that I've been checking to see if there was a recent death in the band or something. Of course, given that I haven't heard The Clash on the radio at all since Joe Strummer passed, that might not have been reason enough anyway.
So, what is it? The album is 30 years old, but it doesn't seem like that's enough reason for the huge airplay it's been getting. If Gene is correct, maybe it's a Mormon conspiracy. All I'm saying is, I don't want to hear any of that Wizard of Oz bullshit, OK?
3. This weird humming noise outside our apartment, not that loud but clearly audible, centered under the stairwell, which kinda goes on and off randomly with no discernible pattern, and kinda freaks me out a little.
It's ghosts. Definitely angry ghosts. Ghosts that are listening to "On the Run," but don't know the words. That's my guess.