Thursday, 31 March 2011

this thing I do

Jennie Heidi and I still lived together back when Wincing the Night Away came out, and it was around this time that she threatened to throw the CD out the window because I would play this song over and over.

When I fall in love with a song, I have this really bad habit of playing the hell out of it until everyone around me wishes I would fall off a cliff and take the song with me so they never, ever have to hear it again. But I can't help it. I've always been this way. When I was a kid, I played We Didn't Start the Fire over and over so I could learn the words, I played American Pie over and over because I was trying to figure out why the music died (I had no idea who Buddy Holly was at that time), and I played That Thing You Do over and over because I was in love with Skitch Patterson when I was 14 (...and 28).

I think it's safe to say that I will never grow out of this, because I have been listening to this song, on repeat, for months now. Also, I just watched the video for the first time and it's...different.

I play it before I go work out. I play it on the way to work, especially on Mondays. I play it on the way to interviews. I PLAY IT ALL THE TIME. And since I play it all the time, it's almost always stuck in my head. That's not the only song, though. I get these songs stuck in my head on an almost daily basis, and that's really OK with me.

This one.

and this one:

and this one, which I think has more to do with the video than the actual song:


Heather Anne Hogan said...

Wait. You know all the words to We Didn't Start the Fire? That's the greatest accomplishment I've ever heard.

Jennie said...

Well, not anymore, but I did when I was 10.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

I understand. You had to turn your back on your music career when you started writing The Evil Summer.

eclectic said...

I love that you listen regularly to the theme from Fraggle Rock! It should be mandatory.

Never That Easy said...

I love that other people's brains are just as random as mine.