A fun thing that I’ve been reading to wind my brain down is this book called “I Hate Myself and Want to Die”. Don’t worry, it’s not about that. It’s about really, really, really bad/depressing songs and just what makes them so bad. And it is frickin’ hilarious. Amazon didn’t have a picture of the same edition I have, which is this pathetic little stuffed bunny with droopy eyes and ears and loose threads. Pretty pathetic looking, but still funny.
Anyway, so I was thinking along these lines when I was with Spouse in the garage this evening. He needed some help working on the timing of his car (he’s restoring a 1966 GTO) so I was more than willing to help. Ok, maybe not more than willing, but it was the least I could do. Anyhoo…so the radio is on..
“Ok, this is funny: I walk into the garage to help you with your car, and “Start Me Up” is playing
“Yeah, yeah. Very funny. Focus Mel. Focus.”
“Ok I am focusing. I’m focusing on the fact that there isn’t a front seat in this car and all kinds of things sticking up and I don’t want to sit on any of them.”
The Stones finish up, and then we hear the first strains of an iconic late 70’s song filter through….
“Oh my God. This is my LEAST.FAVORITE.SONG.EVER.”
“You mean the Pina Colada Song? Oh yeah. It’s bad. Any song that starts out with ‘I was tired of my lady’ is going nowhere fast. We played this in band in middle school.”
“Oh THAT’S appropriate. The only redeeming quality about this song is that it ends.”
“Concur. I think these two are waaaaay beyond couple’s counselling if you ask me.”
“Tell me about it. I mean, can you imagine the scene at O’Malley’s? I walk in and see you? I’m so not going to be all ‘Oh, it’s you’. It’s going to be more like “WTF? You’ve been trolling personal ads? You a-hole. And of course, you’d be like ‘You frickin’ whore! You’re posting personal ads? Get your shit out of my house this instant!’ So NOT planning an escape. Unless it’s to a divorce lawyer.”
“Hah! But it’s just more of that baby boomer mentality crap that I can’t stand. Start me up.”
“Nope. That song’s over. Sorry.”
Anyway…just a little snapshot of life here at ZeCasa.
So, do you have a song that just makes you want to rip your eardrums out? Discuss.