Gut Rumbles

April 25, 2003

brain worm

I made a mistake last night. I didn't feel like blogging anymore (and NO the boiled shrimp and corn on the cob I ate for breakfast had nothing to do with that decision), so I put O, Brother, Where Art Thou on the VCR and watched that movie for the umteenth time. I think that the movie is a hoot and I REALLY like the music.

But I went to bed with a song stuck in my head and it was still there when I woke up today. It's been going round and round all day. And it IS NOT my favorite piece of music in the film.

I thought that MAYBE, if I picked up one of my guitars and played the song, I could run it out of my head. But that just made things worse. It's stuck in my mind like a chicken bone in the throat now. I can't cough it up. And it's beginning to drive me crazy.

Remember the two little girls singing "On that Highway into Heaven" in the movie? If you don't, you are fortunate, because those two little shits have been worming my brain for about 16 conscious hours now, and I wish that they would go away.

"On that highway into heaven
On that highway into heaven
On that highway into heaven
I'll be somewhere a-working for my lord.

I'll be somewhere a-working
I'll be somewhere a-working
I'll be somewhere a-working for my looorrrd

I'll be somewhere a-working
I'll be somewhere a-working
I'll be somewhere a-working for my lord".

There. I hope I wormed somebody else.



"Spirit in the Sky". Go ahead, try and get it out of your brain now.

Posted by: Jane on April 25, 2003 12:12 PM

I WISH I had "Spirit in the Sky" stuck in my head right now. ANYTHING would be better than what I'm hearing, over and over again now.

I would rather me Manilowed.

Posted by: Acidman on April 25, 2003 12:24 PM

Ick. A fate worse than death.

Posted by: Eb Douglas on April 25, 2003 12:35 PM

You sorry f*ck! I'm going to get you back.

Posted by: Paul on April 25, 2003 03:19 PM

I had "Venom Wearing Denim" by Junior Brown going 'round & 'round in my head for about two weeks one time. I only know two or three people who I'd wish that on.

I kinda like those little girls in Oh Brother. I used to date a woman who had three little girls just like that. I would've broken up with her 'way before I did if it wasn't for those kids.

Posted by: Gramps on April 25, 2003 03:29 PM

QUICK! The antidote!

Hum the think music from Jeopardy!



Posted by: Roy on April 25, 2003 04:48 PM

Spirit in the Sky is a GOOD worm. Now as O, Brother is The Odyssey retold, why don't you get the Sirens' Song in yer head as worm, Acidman? "Didin't Leave Nobody But the Baby."

Posted by: Velociman on April 25, 2003 06:25 PM

No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel gonna spin it
Nobody's gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, paid my dues
I'm playing in a rockin' band
Hey Mamma, look at me
I'm on the way to the promised land

I'm on a highway to hell
I'm on a highway to hell
I'm on a highway to hell
Highway to hell!

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on April 25, 2003 09:52 PM


I sleep with FOX News on the TV. It covers many of those night noises you wrote so well about. Praise jeebus they're so successful that they priced-out that sponsor that used to sell kids'-song videos.

I'd be working along at eleven in the morning and the only thing making noise in my head went:

I'm a little tea-POT short and stout.
Here is my handle. Here is my spout...
Row, row, row your boat...

Posted by: Dan Dickinson on April 26, 2003 03:35 AM
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