Thursday, June 27, 2013

Earworm: The Reason

I had some dental work done today. Nothing major, but since I have never had a cavity before, two fillings and a crown were less than fun. On the bright side, a Ben Folds Five concert was playing on the television while the procedure was performed. So why do I have "The Reason" by Hoobastank stuck in my head? It just adds insult to injury.

The Novocain has worn off. My jaw hurts. This sucks.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Earworm: Always Be My Baby

Two days in a row! I'm on a roll.

Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" came out at some point during my first two years of college. I don't feel like looking up the year, but remember seeing the video in various dorm and commons rooms that I associate with a specific group of people, so I'm leaning toward freshman year. That doesn't really matter, as I'm only in contact with a few. I really wish that I could track down Angela and Peter, but extremely common surnames make Facebook searches very unsuccessful. Ah well. Maybe some day I'll randomly run into people with whom I briefly attended school in Wisconsin now that I live in a completely different part of the country.

I remember loving "Always Be My Baby" upon its release, which went completely against my musical sensibilities. I think I remember Da Brat being in the music video and something about the two of them catching fireflies. This was before Mariah Carey went batshit crazy. Wait, did she go batshit crazy? I don't keep up with pop musicians at all anymore and don't feel like looking that up either. She's the one who married Nick Cannon, whom I don't know from where his frame stems, right? Either way, her music isn't my scene.

Earworm for June 18, done and done.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Earworm: Satellite of Love

Well, this certainly came out of nowhere. An earworm appears to the point that I feel like writing something! I had planned on transforming this into a toy blog where I would interview my wife while she unboxed new toys, but my collecting days have mostly dried up. Nothing has really sparked my writing interest since then.

So what's new? In the nearly 25 months since my last post, my wife was transferred to Atlanta so I came along for the ride. I'm much happier here than I was there, now having things to actually do. Bands play here, and although I don't get to see as many as I would like, there is something constantly going on. That is absolutely fantastic.

Let's see, what else? Leaving Knoxville got me out of the string of post-college, dead-end jobs that had plagued me since graduation, and I have actually found one where I can thrive and that I actually enjoy. There's never a dull moment. The only downside is that I'm staring at a computer screen all day, every day and my waistline has expanded as a result. I'm happy though.

Back to the subject of this post, I have "Satellite of Love" by Lou Reed stuck in my head. I don't know where it came from, but it won't go away. I'm not complaining. There isn't much else to say

Oh, and Spotify makes it a lot easier to track down songs to post. Hooray!

Let's see how this goes. Maybe I'll start writing this thing again.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Earworm: My Way

Well, it's been fun. One year ago today I started this earworm thing, and I think it's run its course for the time being. I thought long and hard about what song with which to wrap this up. For a long time, it looked like it was going to be "Mad About You" by Belinda Carlisle, but there isn't really any impact to that. Somebody at work suggested some Sinatra, but while I appreciate the music, I have never really identified with the man. Still, there's something comforting about going out with "My Way." I'll choose the Sid Vicious version, however, which I first became aware of while watching Sid and Nancy on VHS in the early 1990s. That was really my first taste of punk rock, and I have never really strayed too far from that constant. No matter what I'm listening to, I can always go back home again. So I throw my fist in the air one last time.

Oh, and to my follower, this isn't actually the end. It is for the daily stuff, but I'm sure that some new songs and stories will pop into my head. Keep an eye out too, because the next stage of my blog should debut soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Earworm: Blue Christmas

Well, I'm pretty sure things are winding down here. The only thing running through my head right now? "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. I've written about Elvis several times before, I think. Oh well.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Earworm: Hurdy Gurdy Man

I remember a time when the Butthole Surfers seemed like the greatest band in the world. I had never heard the original version of "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan before their cover was released. Hell, I was in the eighth grade when it came out. Leave me alone. It made its way onto many a mix tape.

I stopped caring about the Butthole Surfers when "Pepper" came out. It was just a Jim Carroll rehash, and seemed awfully boring once it started playing radio play.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Earworm: Jar of Hearts

Ugh. I really, really don't like "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri. I have managed to largely ignore it until last week's prom episode of Glee. The music is fine, but it's another case of juvenile lyrics creeping under my skin. I'm assuming that the same people who loved Evanescence at the beginning of the century like this now. It's just not for me.