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I Want Some More of It
Why is it that every time I'm in a men's restroom on the road, I seem to hear that country song that goes, "I like it/I love it/I want some more of it," playing. It's disturbing. Tonight's manifestation was especially eerie. I was at a McDonald's in Florence, making an unexpected and lengthy detour on the way home from Phoenix, when I heard that song in the netherworld of stinky urinals and spray-dappled sinks. When I emerged to await my 10-piece McNuggets -- with sweet and sour sauce, just the way I ordered them in the year of their debut -- there was an entirely different song playing in the rest of the establishment. I wondered whether I'd been hallucinating and therefore walked back inside the men's room for a second only to hear another reprise of, "I want some more of it." So here's the question: was I of sound mind at the time or was I in fact hallucinating the fact that I wasn't hallucinating?

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: December 17th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I really wish I didn't know what song you were talking about because now that damn refrain is stuck in my head. Time for some loud Me Music.

Actually, I have half a mind to brave the cold to do a late night bike ride, inspired by your recent mention of such things, but I must must must not have that song stuck in my head first.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
iPod? That's what I wear when I'm riding into the night.
elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: December 17th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I have nothing of the sort.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 17th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
:-(

They're getting cheaper and cheaper. The current Shuffle is well under $100. And some of the older Shuffles can be had for under $50.

elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: December 18th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My current goal is to work my ass off and pay off tuition early. If that happens, I may buy something of the sort. But right now any extra money I have is going toward tuition, with the exception of that which is going to buy Christmas gifts (not that I'm doing much of that & what I am doing I'm doing wisely). Anyway, I'll have one eventually, but it's not a priority at the moment. I just sing to myself and the world. :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Makes sense. Good luck!
From: hipsandquips Date: December 17th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i hallucinated listening to a whole ronco style informmercial from the other room once. i went in and the tv was most definitely off, but while i had been online i was certain i was listening to something.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow. Ronco. I didn't realize Ronco was still around!
From: hipsandquips Date: December 17th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh, this incident was maybe...5 years ago at least. though ron popeil still has infommericals....
flw From: flw Date: December 18th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

country

Country music is the music of fascism so they need very few tunes to keep their minions in line. The fewer the better. So, in any given three month span there are two or three new country superhits. That's how much these people can handle. Have you noticed that with the exception of some details (instrumentation, tone, accent) this style of country music is essentially hip-hop? It's produced the same way. It has the same effect (glorification of a mythic non-existant lifestyle whose time has passed). Am I right? I'm right, right?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 18th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: country

Pretty much. There's good country, obviously. And good hip-hop. And both are totally marginal to the commercial center. Unlike rock, in which the center has disappeared, the mainstream-vs-alternative model still holds for country and hip-hop.
flw From: flw Date: December 19th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: country

Absolutely. I failed to mention that the only time I am going to hear Country Music is when I am in line at K-Mart or something.
xmoonbunnyx From: xmoonbunnyx Date: December 24th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is in fact my favorite entry from 2006 thus far. It's whimsical & quirky, and I do believe you heard that music. The universe likes to be funny.

In other news, I SAW YOU! Grill. Good food, good company. Was quite the surprise seeing you walk by.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 24th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. Were you there yesterday or on Thursday?

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