For those who follow rock and roll as a religion, and especially for those who found the gap that had existed between St. Bon’s Day on July 9 and St. Freddie’s Day on September 5 to be so very excruciating, the 68 Comeback Special brings tidings of joy! With the canonization, at long last, of St. Phil Lynott, the High Council (no snickers please) has officially decreed his birthday on August 20 a day of religious observance which should be spent doing no other thing besides rocking or the contemplation thereof. In other words, religious holiday!
Of course, around here, probably the best you’re going to get is a day of unpaid leave, or maybe vacation time if you remembered to book it off, and no matter what, it’s going to come with the raised eyebrows look and a very pointed remark from your boss about how your ‘religion’ seems to be a great deal more important than your job, and the time will likely come soon when he’ll be asking you to make a decision, yadda yadda.
Well, when that time comes, we say you stiffen your spine, look that bastard in the eye, clear your throat so that you can be heard loud and clear by all, and quote the man himself:
“You know that chick that used to dance a lot
Every night she’d be on the floor shaking what she’d got
Man when I tell you she was cool, she was red hot
I mean she was steaming!
And that time over at Johnny’s place
Well this chick got up and she slapped Johnny’s face
Man we just fell about the place
If that chick don’t want to know, forget her.”
Turn on your heel, walk out. Not only will you get your day off, but you’ll completely upstage that twerp at work who actually had the nerve to call in John Galt the other day.