This fear is so ingrained that if a person meanders too closely to my machine I actually reach up and shut down my iPod if the song is embarrassing enough. (I would just skip it but chances are I'm really excited that Julianne Hough is finally singing the medley Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' But a Good Time (from the hit musical Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise) because I keep my music on random and it's not every day that you get great hits like that.)(Keeping it on shuffle allows me to pretend God is a DJ because I don't keep God in a box, y'all.)
On the outside, while I'm all,
|Scorching reservoir?!?! I die.|
|Sometimes I wanna give up, I wanna give in,|
I wanna quit the fight; but then I see you Baby
And everything's alright.
Or conversely, I'm being white girl ghetto with Cypress Hill and I Ain't Goin' Out Like That.
"Let's kick it ese
Commin' out tha slums, it's da hoodlums
I'm pullin' my gat out on all you bums
So bring it on when you wanna come fight this
Outlaw, I'll kick ya like Billy Ray Cypress Hill"
|My video face is much more angst-y,|
If it's a
|"Don't make me promises |
Baby you never did know how to keep them well
I've had the rest of you, now I want the best of you,
it's time for show and tell"
Just look at those faces. How could you, Baby?
I have gotten a bit caught up in the music and accidently air drummed to the following songs while on the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike:
Green Day - Longview (I got thrown out of a Green Day concert when I was fifteen. No joke. I found myself with my friend Matt standing outside Cobo Hall in Detroit wondering how we were going to get home because all of our friends - and rides home - were still inside the venue
My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade (I had a four run streak where I pretended to be the drummer for My Chemical Romance the entire run.)
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (I won't do what you tell me.)
Needtobreathe - the live recording of Prisoner (Actually way more intense than the studio version.)
Harvey Danger* - Flagpole Sitta (Lyric I loved until I found out they were being ironic hipsters back in 1997 and really making fun of me - "I wanna publish zines, and rage against machines, I wanna pierce my tongue it doesn't hurt it feels fine.")
Beastie Boys - Sabotage (also I forgot where I was and did the dog bark out loud in Sure Shot while on the treadmill)(That's worth about 40,000 Awesome Points if you're keeping score.)
P.O.D. - Boom (here comes the boys from the south)(I saw P.O.D. play in a church gym circa '98-ish.)(A church gym, y'all.)
The Breeders - Cannonball (actually this was accidental air guitar)
*Do you remember Harvey Danger? They were kinda a big deal in 1997. And by "big deal" I mean they were on TRL once. I totally met them in a very "Needtobreathe type moment" where I knocked on their tour bus door outside of St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit and they let me and my friend Megan come inside the bus and interview them for my zine. Because it was 1998 and I had a zine. Which was kind of like a blog. That I typed on a typewriter and printed at Kinko's and distributed at actual record stores. Because I was DIY and this was before computers were a thing. Because I'm old.*
I have a ton of music I would like to write about, but I am listening to my iPod as I write this and House of Pain's Jump Around is now blasting in my ear. I find that I have to sign off and go dance because that song is pretty much a command to move.
|Thanks, Babe. It's not all fun and games being a blogger.|
Happy Hump Day, y'all.