Monday, November 18, 2013


One Piece at a Time by Johnny Cash and it didn't cost me a dime...Well, It's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56 '57, '58' 59' automobile...

Mostly I don't have a song in my head. Only 3 or 4 occasions this fall have I had a song in the head. I think it's a good sign. Mostly I listened to music when I was sad so when I feel saddest the music comes back.

When I do have songs in my head it seems to be from childhood as if I've not been porous since, apart from advertising jingles that ring through every day and those are spurred by puns or words that overlap with conversation incidentally. Or provoked by things playing off it, like bus advertisements that write R.E.S.P.E.C.T. which spurs the song as it wouldn't if just all caps without the dots.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Move it on over

heaven help me. It's a Hank Williams Sr hour. Long Gone Lonesome Blues. sad is external. depression is train crash with no discernible cause other than chaos theory of a random universe. Honky Tonk Blues. Lovesick Blues. And Merle Haggard Looking for a Place to Fall Apart "but you need to understand I'm nearly crazy and you need to know my life has gone to hell".

Friday, June 21, 2013


Herbert the Snail (Music Machine). I forgot about the snail, only remembered the chorus.
Have patience, have patience Don't be in such a hurry When you get impatient, you only start to worry

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

energy boosters

"When daddy asked me why I did it I made him laugh out loud when I told him Cause the chicks dig it" ~ Chris Cagle, Chicks Dig It

"turning up the volume of this song inside of me, my soul's been dying. gotta scream and shout to shatter the silence." ~ Aaron Lines, Living Out Loud

"let's chase each other around the room tonight. to lock and bolt the door is only right" ~ Merle Haggard, Let's Chase Each Other

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

3 days of

"sent me from the herein-now/dis boom bah" in Acid-Face (Me) and Cabin Cruiser (You) by John Lavery (Dignity, 2011)

"I don't want to be a goat, nope" and it's in someone else's head here a Sunday School song, extolling the virtues of being a sheep.

Monday, May 13, 2013

ah it exists

also from that clump of 1985 when I listened to country billboard most religiously.

I'm the guy mama warned you about (Mickey Gilley) is faster than I remember. and does not have many more lyrics than I remembered. Largely it's a refrain.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

lighter hearts lift

Good hearted woman in love with a good timing man (Waylon Jennings)

Gwando Deh (Mi'kMaq song by Sweet Water Women drumming circle)

Sunny Days, washing your cares away (Sesame Street)

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I really wanna care. I wanna feel something. Let me dig a little deeper. Nah, sorry, nothing. My Give a Damn is Busted (Jo Dee Messina)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

on third thought, or so,

In 2009, I started creating a seasonal playlist until end of 2011. with no car to listen to CDs, the main time I listened to music, I stopped.

now that I look at it, actually I've been treating songs as influences for a while. I've got up to #34 of earworms at 40-word-year since 2011.

this place seems a better application since a song is likely to have its crux in a brain-washing phrase or line, such as let it go, let it go (Great Big Sea), not some larger unit to sample that represents the appeal. 40-words doesn't allow, by constraint, any repeats and earworms, by nature, repeat.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

new day

I'm closing yesterday's score. I'm just as happy as I was before but I'm not that way anymore, (Alabama)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ever coming home in Burn Up On Re-Entry (Call Me Katie)

Everybody got a little bit drunk and ain't been sober yet in The Night Patty Murphy Died (Great Big Sea)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

a few on rotation in the bone box

Today, Code Monkey like tab and mountain dew...

Bud the Spud, from Prince Edward Island, from Prince Edward Island

You and Me Jesus, we sure fooled them all. They thought they were sure they knew, that I was gonna fall. They said I'd never last a day. They said, you'll be right back, but here I am still with you Lord and I wonder where they're at.

We were raised on country music, born and bred on a bottle of wine
I'd like to track the tracks in my head and see what they are in aggregate. To this end, snippets of songs...