It's been a long U.S. election campaign. Remember back when Hillary Clinton's people were playing that song about raping nuns at her personal appearances? Man was that awesome.
OK, so technically the song's not really about rape, but (a) the mini-controversy was still hilarious, and (b) who deserves a little 21st-century attention more than Golden Earring? They were kind of done out of their chance at transatlantic stardom through carelessness, poor Dutch bastards. I've been playing the YouTube version of "When the Lady Smiles" a lot since Hillary collided with it, as much for the music as for the foxy redhead. Maybe I'm thirsting for popular art from a time when it still had breathing room for the id. Or maybe I just miss two-minute instrumental outros and establishing shots in music videos.