The First Day – Well, It Feels Like the First Time

9 Aug

I have had a lot of internships. If internships were dollars, well, I’d have six whole George Washington’s. Okay. That doesn’t seem like a lot of money. Well, all of the internships were unpaid so I guess that analogy was somewhat fitting. Anyway, the point I am trying to make is that I have “worked” at many companies, but never truly worked at a paying job. Today, I was among the sea of suited individuals commuting to work in New York City on the 7:29 peak train to Penn Station. Today, I started my job with Wolters Kluwer health. No quotation marks around that one. My actual job.

I guess you could say I was a bit of a foreigner. Was there any doubt that I would not be able to turn this into some music reference? At Wolters Kluwer Health, I will be working as an Editorial Assistant for three health publications. Not very musical, I know, but that is what this blog is for. The reason I mention 70’s hard-rock band Foreigner is, well, I bet you could guess. I’ll give you a hint.

That was quite a hint! I felt like this song – title at least – was suitable for my first day. Now, I’m not a big Foreigner fan. No, late 70’s hard-rock treads the very thin line of corniness. Out of a list of these bands, Foreigner, mainly because of a couple of songs, stands out. Also, the band featured Ian McDonald for four years, and that is pretty cool.

With Foreigner, McDonald played guitar, keyboards and woodwinds. Trivia time. What band was McDonald in prior to Foreigner. The answer is…

King Crimson

McDonald played an active role in creating one of the greatest albums of all time – In The Court of the Crimson King (1969). So, do enjoy McDonald’s work with Foreigner and, oh, what the heck, here is one of my favorite songs of all time.

I think I am going to need to analyze this song at some point. I may have already done this one the blog, but, if not, be prepared for some epic Crimson talk!

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