Song of the Day: Oasis ‘Champagne Supernova’

First of all, this is why I love radio — I was listening to KCRW just now and this song just came on making me pause for a second. There is nothing nicer than accidentally hearing a song that you have in your archives that you haven’t given ear to in a while and then find yourself instantly transported to some other time and place. So this one is for old time’s sake — for the memory in song.

Hearing this oldie from the album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory reminds me of an afternoon beach drive with my friends one September holiday. Six of us were piled into my little car, winding down the green hills of Kenton to get to the beach. Oasis was playing softly and we were enjoying the serene rolling along even though we were definitely lost trying to go beachwards. The kind of grey sky and our misdirection did nothing to our easy, holiday moods and the seven stretching minutes of ‘Champagne Supernova’ made everything more beautiful.

“Where were you while we were getting high?” Liam Ghallager asks. Probably in Kenton.

From my archives: We finally made it to he beach in Kenton, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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