Did I smoke crack last night?

“Pinball Number Count

The Pointer Sisters for Sesame Street

1976

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Oh Christ, not again.

Every June, I get Christmas songs stuck in my head. It’s horrible. Not because I hate Christmas or anything, but because it makes me feel like my brain has turned into a Hallmark store with all the tackiest snow globes on display.

I usually blame it on the summer solstice… or something.

“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”

Burl Ives

1965

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

Keep it up, don’t stop, don’t lose your place.

Everything about this is awesome, but be warned that NewVillager is a performance art group, so you’re basically about to have your brain melted.

“The Lighthouse”

NewVillager

 2011

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Synesthesia is weird.

This is a weird song for me purely because of the way my synesthesia works. It was overcast, but bright, this morning — and that kind of light has a tendency to make me wake up with pop songs (it also reminds me of Mondays). If it had been darker outside, this song would make more sense to me. It’s sort of hard to explain.

The more I think about this sort of thing, the more I think that the actual amount of light I perceive (brightness, I guess) tends to correspond with not necessarily chords themselves, but a degree of complexity of the chords in a given melody. Maybe.

ANYWAY. Tomorrow looks like it’s a snow day (county schools are closed, anyway) — hooraaaaay.

Tone Matrix - Colt State

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“Colt State”

Tone Matrix

2005

 

“you don’t own me; don’t tie me down, ’cause I’d never stay”

How about some music? Haven’t had that in a while.

“You Don’t Own Me”

Lesley Gore

1963

Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts

Note: Video loops song twice

 

Early-morning thunderstorm right now — I always loved days like this.

This is the time of year I usually think about the changes in my life over the past year, and whether or not I’m happy with where I am in life. I’ve had that introspection on hold since my surgery since I wasn’t exactly sure where I was to begin with. Anyway, I always find it interesting to go back through old journal entries and see what I thought of myself and what I wanted to see in myself — or not see. It’s incredible how important honesty to oneself ends up becoming.

What’s your life like right now? Answer anonymously if you’d like.

“can’t you hear the thunder? you better run, you better take cover. i bless the rains down in Africa!”

I’ve been semi-comatose in a dark room for the last 24 hours. The only sounds I’ve been exposed to have been my dog trying to lick my ears and a couple episodes of The Simpsons. So, this is another day when I have no explanation for the songs I’ve come up with. I must have been hopping continents in my sleep. Or, it must have had something to do with rain. Or thunderstorms. Or the early 80s. Or something.

Down Under

Men at Work

1981

Business as Usual

Africa

Toto

1982

Toto IV

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“go pee pee in the potty, go pee pee in the potty, yeah!”

So, Mark and I were watching our local public access channel a couple hours ago, and this absolute gem came on:

Scream Club - Go Pee Pee in the Potty

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Go Pee Pee In The Potty

Scream Club

2004

Don’t Bite Your Sister

If I could find the video for you, I swear I would, because it was pretty much the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in years.

By the way, since I’ve been posting a lot of songs lately that haven’t been accompanied by videos, and since I personally don’t like being redirected all over the internet, it’s worth mentioning that fiddling with your browser settings and/or using ctrl+click for links will usually allow you to open the music in a background tab. I try my best to make sure that autoplay is available when I link, so that should make life a bit easier.