From: Jeff Oliver Subject: gg: Convenience (PP content) Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 03:25:25 -0500
We were asked:
>tell me, how do you organize your CD's?
We were told
>I would say that the primary factor should be convenience
I don't have any CDs in my convenience - I keep mine near the CD player. As to organisation, that's easy. The prog ones are filed under "p" and the popular under "p". Any others that I can't categorise, I put under "m" for miscellaneous, except that I don't have an "m" so I put them under "p". Once that's done, I put them in order of the artists' shoe size. For bands with more than one member, I take the shoe size of the left-handed band member, which does present a problem for Abbey Road. All 12" CDs have special box of their own, as do the non-circular ones. Oh, and pink CDs are filed under "p".
Why this should be causing you all such a problem when there is such a simple system I can't imagine.
- "Plastic, plastic, take the modern way"
- refers to the trend away from the traditional porcelain.
- "Everything is clean and easy"
- means that he has found a readily accessible public lavatory with good standards of hygiene.
- "It's for you, for me too"
- is clearly a reference to men's urinals which are commonly able to accommodate a number of users simultaneously.
- "Just believe me, it runs like a big machine. It's just for me, can't you see"
- Of course, this is a prophetic allusion to the modern "Superloo" style toilet, where each user enters a sealed automated cubicle to conduct their solitary business.
Also on the same album, "Underground" is a further reference to the habit of placing public conveniences beneath the sidewalks of our towns. And of course there's "Number One". I don't think I want to discuss "Inside Out".
I hope that's now clear to you all.
- Non-Brits please note. "Convenience" is a euphemism for a public toilet. I'm sure you understood that this is what Derek is singing about in the GG song.