Your Weekly, Sunday Interlude: “This Wheel’s On Fire”

Since Monday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA’s Director Mike Rogers, where enough of their findings show there must be an Independent Counsel. I feel slightly less tightness in my chest, I’m feeling slightly less helpless to and trapped by the Administrative Branch coup. At least the truth is coming out.

We’re still in this mess but between the Russia collusion and the GOP’s failure to leave 24 million with no way to afford a doctor, a failure like a poorly-planned grifter sting, I found myself singing “This Wheel’s On FIre.” I’m so relieved.

I must admit my naive surprise when I found out the song I knew as the theme from the BBC’s “Absolutely Fabulous” was written by ‎Bob Dylan and Rick Danko and was recorded by Dylan and The Band in 1967.

I am sharing an extended version of the Ab Fab (as it’s known to fans) theme with some silly outtakes of the delightful Patsy, played by Joanna Lumley, and Edina, played by Jennifer Saunders, the series’ creator. Fans will enjoy the romp. If you have never heard of this show, I hope you will be intrigued enough to watch two hilariously unlikable lushes. Their version is sung by Kylie Minogue. The lyrics go, “This wheel’s on fire. It’s rolling down the road. Best notify my next of kin. That this wheel shall explode:”

For some reason, Patsy and Edina’s lives and this song make me think of the Trump Administration, with the wheels on their bus on fire, careening off the road into the ditch. Couldn’t happen to a nice ilk.

 

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