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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Blog Kills Brain Cells

Let me explain: a friend sent me an email concerning the blog, and how it gets put together. He mused,

“I’ll try to contribute when I can….hmmmm I guess I’ll need a pseudonym. To help throw Al Qaeda off my track, has ‘Sheik Jer-Bootie’ been taken???”

Well, yes, we don’t like to use real names here, because there are crazy people out there. But his clever, apt pun popped the clutch and ground the gears in my well-oiled but cantankerous old mental transmission, and I immediately started humming “Shake Yer Booty”, the classic from K.C. and the Sunshine Band. The song became more fascinating than blogs, or emails, or puns; and I found myself looking for the lyrics. Then I found them. Then reading the lyrics out loud as I noodled out the tune. Then putting the lyrics into an email to my friend. And then humming along with them again.

My email to my friend went like this:

“Alas, you got me started on KC & the Sunshine Band. I really liked that song, before I read the lyrics (below). Now, I think I'm brain dead. (I'm worried, because I think I want to read 'em again...)

“Enjoy!

“Everybody, get on the floor, let’s dance / Don’t fight the feeling, give yourself a chance / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / You can, You can do it / Very Well / You’re the best in the world, I can tell / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / (Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake) / (Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake) / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake, Shake, Shake / Shake your booty, Shake your booty / (shake, shake, shake, shake) / shake your booty / Don’t fight the feeling / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / Give Yourself a chance / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / You can do it, do it / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / Come on Come on now / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / OO Diamond sister / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty / do your duty / (shake, shake, shake, shake) shake your booty.”

Now I’m convinced that a good cut-and-paste is more valuable in writing a pop song than a big vocabulary. I can DO this! “Shake shake shake…”

5 Comments:

  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger O'Conghaile said…

    Yes, sometimes it's not just a blog. Sometimes a 'tune' just gets stuck in there and won't let go. Especially those annoying commercial jingles, or theme songs from old TV shows. Then you actually have to play them to eliminate it from your psyche. A good example was one time we were working on a particularly tough project with tough timelines. Someone started humming the theme from Mission Impossible, it caught on like wildfire and everyone was doing it! Uh, Oh now I've done it, I'll be stuck with that all day now.......

     
  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    I can get the tune out of your head: just replace it with another one. I don't want to have this one playing in MY head all day, so I'll just say there's a little kids ride in Disneyland, in boats, with small villages of small people, and this song plays over and over and over. The song sucks, but the ride is neat; they've built kind of a small world... OOPS! THAT'S IT! "It's a world of joy and a world of..." Now I'm stuck with it... -Greg

     
  • At 2:01 PM, Blogger O'Conghaile said…

    Oh, that was just evil to put that 'tune' up.....
    now I'll have to drive it out with the 'Flight of the Bumblebee' or some such orchestration.....

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Blogger O'Conghaile said…

    Hey now!
    Greg, check my blog:
    http://reflectations.blogspot.com/
    for some cute links.
    If ya look close you may see me in the Martial Arts images.....

     
  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    What a great blog! Everybody, go to Reflectations and enjoy. (No cracks about the eagle; it has a' attitude!)

    -Greg

     

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