I was sick during my pre-Memorial day staycation, and spent a chunk of time watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which I had started and dropped years ago. So glad I did -- some of the songs in seasons 3 & 4 are absolutely phenomenal. For those not familiar with the show, it's a musical. Each song is an homage to a musical theatre or pop genre, many instantly recognizable. Here are my two earworms for the week. First -- new work theme song ;) , a la Bobby Brown. Second -- NSFW, a hat tip to Abba.

Yes, It's Been a While

And I've gotten a bit older. And my favorite birthday present this year was from my dear friend Anthony -- a UKULELE!!!  He has one too, so prepare for some killer Uke jam sessions in the future. I've already learned three chords and two songs . . .

I Only Wanted to See You Laughing in the Purple Rain

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you
There's something else
The after world
A world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night
So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one, Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the after world
In this life
You're on your own
Heartbroken by the loss of a true musical genius.  RIP Prince.