so after 83 hours of synching up with ogden, Roland II the electric boogaloo was ready to bring the rock. i slipped him into his sex-toy-like case (because i made a promise to Roland to be much kinder to his successor) and held my breath as i clicked “Shuffle Songs.” unlike with the original roland, i decided to let Roland II set the tone of our relationship. it was gentleman’s choice.
and it took a bit for him to decide, but when i heard that opening jangly bit from “I Will Dare” that i love so much, i grinned so big i thought my face was going to bust in two. yes, Roland II had randomly picked The Replacements’ “I Will Dare” from “The Shit Hits the Fans” as his very first song.
i think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.