There are days when you just can’t deal. You wake up in a fit of existential malaise, knowing that no matter how hard you push that rock up the mountain, no matter how many cups of Dunkin you consume (and I’m including that new DARK ROAST people) or how many times you watch your New England Patriots Official Super Bowl XXXIX Champions DVD, nothing in your life will significantly improve over the course of the next 24 hours. You come to the crushing realization that you peaked years ago, and that if you spent the rest of the day in bed trolling Facebook on your phone and sipping Powers straight out the bottle, no one would notice your absence from the world.
But enough about Martha Coakley. Like Keith Foulke in a smart pantsuit, once you were celebrated, then rebuked, then celebrated, then rebuked again, and I’m sure we’ll all have a good laugh about it at the ten-year reunion. In the meantime, Martha, take a cue from this week’s DIG MIX. We’ve got something for whatever mood you may be in this morning: take inspiration from a strong female voice (Ms. Ruby Rose Fox, she of our main music feature this week celebrating her residency at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge), find solace in the arms of a drinking pahtnah as Durkin reworks T-Pain, or just send Charlie Baker a link to Hallelujah the Hills’ “Are You Happy Now?” That, and there’s music from Bent Knee, Guerrilla Toss, Seer Group, Kon, STL GLD, Midriffs and Mind the Journey.
In other words, Just don’t leave the bottle.