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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

from I Can't Wait... to I Feel Like Home

Day 807, Session 136:
Thursday September 4th - Afternoon chorefest
First song: I Can't Wait To Get Off Work by Tom Waits
Last full song: I Feel Like Home by O.A.R.
Progress: 2076-2099 of 6031
Total Songs Heard: 1736

Some days the brain just doesn't agree with the whole writing thing. This is one of those days. So instead of dragging this out here are two quick hit thoughts on the 24 songs heard:

I Crush Everything - Jonathan Coulton: I think we've all been the giant squid. Wanting something so badly that all your attempts to achieve it end up smashing everything all to hell. Just off the top of my head I can think of 3 terribly overwrought attempts to explain myself to ladies whose company I desired that ended up with me alone and realizing that my own (over-)efforts had helped contribute to sinking my chances.

I Don't Wanna Grow Up - Tom Waits: I've mentioned before that making the cd that played during dinner at the reception was one of my few contributions to the overall excellence that was my wedding. What I don't think I've mentioned is that the cd did include what was originally my last (and at that point in the evening totally belated) protest against getting married. Getting married was one more step in the ongoing process of Growing Up. I've never been much of a fan of that process. I thought about removing the song from the cd lest I seem like an immature jerk, but I had earlier realized that one of the reasons I loved The Wife was that she wasn't asking me to grow up. She already knew exactly how grown up I was (or wasn't) and she liked me just the same.

One completely non-related to me note. If you're a Ben Folds fan you should head on over to Fuel Friends. Heather is featuring the first single off of Ben's upcoming cd "Way To Normal."


Mike said...

Re: I Crush Everything - that may be my favorite Coulton song. Love it. And not just because it has a marine-related theme.

Also, the new Ben Folds song is not good. Might be the first time I've had to say that. Which makes me sad.

joey said...

Is one of the three times that your self-imposed crushed chance of overtures with the ladies involve you walking back to a chorus (mostly male) of 'Auld Lang Syne'?

If yes - that was awesome.

If no - better change it to four times.

Bob said...

I remember singing Auld Lang Syne. Hooray for being there for a memory. Also, I was never the giant squid, but I have been an enormous puffer fish.

matt said...

In an awesome development, I remember the singing of Auld Lang Syne, but can't remember the why. I'm going to go ahead and blame beer. I'm sure one of you will remind me of my fantastic lady-killing adventures.

I should have clarified though the 3 attempts in question were 3 times that I attempted to explain myself IN WRITING thus compounding the embarrassment. The actual number of crushing times would be harder to count.

Also, I wasn't enamored with the new Ben Folds song at first, but I think it's growing on me. You know, like a fungus.