I have many opinions about the Indigo Girls… that all their songs sound alike, that I hate what they did to Dire Straits’ ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ that their self-titled album is pretty much perfect from start to finish.
But my number one Indigo Girls association is listening to ‘Galileo’ over and over again with Alex. She took to this song in a big way, and it was my first glimpse at her capacity to listen to the same song ad infinitum. It was a bit scary. (I wonder if it’s a genetic trait, because Sophia does the same thing now. We’ve listened to certain Neko Case, Dixie Chicks and Counting Crows songs five or six times in a row before cutting her off.)
I like the song a lot, too, though one part always grates on me… who on earth thought it was a good idea to fit the phrase “nuclear annihilation” into a pop song? Bad form, ladies. Bad form.