Gut Rumbles

November 11, 2004

brain worm

GAWD!!! It's got me! I was cooking supper tonight and I started to put some chives on my baked potato. I was almost out of chives. I shook the last few crumbs out of the spice-jar and started to throw the empty container in the trash. "I'm out of chives," I thought. And that's when the Worm attacked.

"And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too."

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THAT SONG???? I heard it back in the late 60s or early 70s and it's about a guy who has everything go wrong at once in life, and to top it all off, he's down to seeds and stems in his pot-stash. I don't remember who did the song, but I kinda liked it. It had some lyrics something like this (I am totally guessing here, but you'll get the jist.).

"The old lady ran off, the dog is dead
Now the rent is overdue.
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too"

I have no earthly idea why I suddenly remembered that song tonight. I haven't heard it or thought about it in years. In fact, I hope such a song actually exists. Bejus help me if I'm dreaming this shit up on my own.

Is anyone else familiar with that song? I'm pretty sure "Down to Seeds and Stems Again, Too" is the title, but I could be the victim of feverish hallucinations. But damn if it ain't driving me crazy right now.

C'mon. Tell me there really is such a song.


Commando Cody and the lost planet airmen

Posted by: Tom on November 11, 2004 08:59 PM

"Don't Bogart That Joint, My Friend"

Posted by: gawdamman on November 11, 2004 09:18 PM

"Commander" Cody. The dog dies in the third verse:

"Well my dog died just yesterday and left me all alone.
The finance company dropped by today and repossessed my home.
That's just a drop in the bucket compared to losing you,
And I'm down to seeds and stems again, too."

Posted by: Dan Pursel on November 11, 2004 09:23 PM

Aww, you all beat me too it.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on November 11, 2004 09:59 PM

I think that Shel"Where the Sidewalk Ends" Siverstein wrote it as well. He wrote most of the the good stuff for CC.

Posted by: Billy on November 12, 2004 12:11 AM

I can sympathize. with the seeds and stems, that is, not the chives. ;-)

Posted by: girl on November 12, 2004 12:19 AM

Oh, man, I know that tune. Believe me, I really know that tune!

Posted by: El Capitan on November 12, 2004 01:02 AM

I feel yer pain. I've started growing my own chives. Easy as growing weed, although I'd *never never* do anything as nefarious as that. Anyway, I haven't run out of... chives... in quite a long time.

Posted by: John Evans on November 12, 2004 01:20 AM

Oh... we were talking about music... nevermind.

Posted by: John Evans on November 12, 2004 01:21 AM

Commander Cody & the LPA -- first album 'Lost in the Ozone' c. 1970. You're not crazy it was a great album -- used to be a requisite part of the stack on the turntable for any good smoke-out night =]

Posted by: Marianne on November 12, 2004 04:12 AM

I have no idea what y'all are talking about. Do you smoke CHIVES?

Anyway, I never knew that chives had stems and seeds, either.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on November 12, 2004 06:55 AM

I remember that song! I hadn't thought about it in years but it brings a smile to my face. Growing your own chives is easy and they're always fresh!

Posted by: Em's Mom on November 12, 2004 08:31 AM

Hm. I wonder if the kitchen chive bottle might not be an ideal place for one's stash. Of course, if someone shakes it on their potato, it might be an odd surprise.

Posted by: Lenka on November 12, 2004 10:54 AM

yep was Commander Cody alright. I used to love those guys. I was at a stereo store that a buddy of mine owned one time back in the eighties and a big bus comes rolling up to the front door and out comes 4-5 guys and one of them was having a bit of trouble was a semi-drunk commander Cody hisself and some of the lost planet airmen...they wanted to buy several Sony walkman's. They were a pretty cool bunch and stuck around and chatted us up for a while afterwards.

Posted by: marcl on November 12, 2004 11:25 AM

Reverand Horton Heat has one called "Where the Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush?" that captures the same sort of experience. Nothing about stems and seeds that I remember, though.

Posted by: Gramps on November 12, 2004 12:21 PM

Hey Acidman, The MP3 is on my Blog. Go right click it dude. Just Damn!

Posted by: Dax Montana on November 12, 2004 02:13 PM

I have never heard that tune, but dig it all the same! Has anybody have any knowledge of the song called the Wildwood Weed? I remember that it played years ago on the country stations but for some reason they don't play it anymore.

Posted by: Waylon Miller on November 12, 2004 11:25 PM

If memory serves, WIldwood Weed was spoken/sung by Jim Stafford.

Well the wild wood weed grew wild on the farm.....

Classic stuff

Posted by: TJ on November 13, 2004 12:30 AM

Jesse Winchester did a song called "Stems and Seeds" -- it just don't deliver the punch that this old head needs...

Posted by: charles austin on November 13, 2004 01:29 AM
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