For this post, I give you some theme music by a very talented musician named Sumner McKane. I chose this nice little tune not for the music itself (deserving though it may be), but for its title: “The Winter I Got Louder than Bombs and Standing on a Beach.” I’m going to assume this title reveals that Sumner has memories (and possible nostalgia) for a time in his youth when he found himself impressed for a particular Winter season spent listening to these two albums. For the music geeks among us, we will recognize these two titles as the B-side collections released by The Smiths and The Cure respectively. The title “Standing on a Beach” is a lyric from the song “Killing an Arab” which appears on the album. Robert Smith had found himself sufficiently impressed with Albert Camus’ The Stranger to write this song, which caused enough controversy that The Cure decided to name their collection with one of the lyrics from it.