The Musical Monday song for today is Wheel in the Sky by Journey. This is a song that pretty much has nothing at all directly to do with anything geeky. It doesn't really have geeky lyrics. It isn't on a geeky topic. It isn't sung by a geeky band. It wasn't used as a the theme song for a geeky movie or video game. There is nothing actually geeky about this song at all. So why is it being included as a Musical Monday song?
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But why does The Archer result in Wheel in the Sky being featured as my Musical Monday selection? After all, the song has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. Because the plains nomads revere a deity named Oman who apparently has a wheel that represents it vicissitudes of fate, and one of the sayings that is used more than once in the movie is "Oman's Wheel will turn", meaning that no matter how good or bad things are right now, the current condition will not last forever, so be prepared for change, either good or ill. And so, because of Oman's Wheel, the song Wheel in the Sky has become permanently intertwined in my mind with the crappy 1980's fantasy movie The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire.
Previous Musical Monday: Sisters of the Moon by Fleetwood Mac
Subsequent Musical Monday: No Easy Way to Say This by The Doubleclicks
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