What Time Is It?

Astronomical Clock in Prague Czechia
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Astronomical Clock in Prague, Czechia

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So once again we’ve entered the zone between space and time. When people cry out in anguish for stability and normalcy. A time when people rise up as one and wearily wander through their homes looking at their clocks, resigned to their fates. Wondering which are true and which yet need to be adjusted.

Yes, I’m talking about daylight savings time. A time when, twice each calendar year (which doesn’t ever change) we all go around our homes resetting our clocks and watches and other means of telling the time. A moment when we all ask “What time is it?” Because we’re not sure which clocks haven’t yet been changed.

Music For This Event

I think we need some music in keeping with today’s event of once again cutting a foot off the top of a blanket and sewing it to the bottom.

From the ever wonderful Wikipedia (which also does not ever change) we have this intro on the band “Chicago”:

Chicago is an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. The group began calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968, then shortened the name in 1969. Self-described as a “rock and roll band with horns”, Chicago’s songs often combine elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music.
[…]In September 2008, Billboard ranked Chicago at number thirteen in a list of the top 100 artists of all time for Hot 100 singles chart success, and ranked them at number fifteen on the same list produced in October 2015. Billboard also ranked Chicago ninth on the list of the 100 greatest artists of all time in terms of Billboard 200 album chart success in October 2015. Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.

To date, Chicago has sold over 40 million units in the U.S., with 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum albums. They have had five consecutive number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 20 top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1974 the group had seven albums, its entire catalog at the time, on the Billboard 200 simultaneously.

Wkipedia: Chicago (The band)

One of my favorite pieces from Chicago is, of course, the song “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” This song was included on their 1969 debut album Chicago Transit Authority and released as a single in 1970. It’s, shall we dare say, a timeless piece of music. So without further ado, I present this ageless melody about time.

Chicago: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Here’s to hoping listening to this makes changing your timepieces just a little bit easier. Now, I need to get out my owner’s manual so I can change my watch….

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