I’m not a Country music fan these days, however back in the 90’s I sure was. It was a time in my life when I needed the calm and “down to earth” style I found in Country music. Things started to change when it seemed like every new artist was trying to sound like Garth Brooks or Alan Jackson. That’s when I switched back to good ol’ Rock music!
I still have a few favorites in the Country music category, though. Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)” is one of them. I had this song pop into my head this morning and I remembered that Joe Diffie passed away from COVID19. He was 61 years old.
RIP Joe. I hope you know this song is forever imprinted on my memory!
The song, The Final Countdown, got stuck in my head over the weekend. Dad and I were discussing the pandemic and how we’re all in this together. We agreed that the longer we ignore the science, the longer it will take to get this under control.
We spoke of the millions who have contracted COVID-19, and the millions who will die unnecessarily before this is over IF we all don’t band together and do what needs to be done. I mean, a few minor inconveniences seems a much better plan for the future than being on a ventilator and dying alone. The last thing that came out of my mouth, which nearly brought me to tears was, “If we don’t get our shit together, this could be our final countdown.”
And that’s all it took for this song to get stuck in my head for 2 days, and now regrettably, every time I hear the song I will think of the year 2020 and how we have failed.
No, I don’t think it’s the end of the world, but it’s quite possibly the end of the world as we know it…. Well, shit. Now that song is stuck in my head!
I haven’t heard this song in years so I was bit surprised when I woke up with it stuck in my head. The 69 Eyes are a Finnish Gothic Rock band.and they have some really good songs! I haven’t heard any of their newer music so I’ll have to get on YouTube later and see what they’ve been up to!
I originally came to like this band through my daughter. We discovered many Finnish bands that are so worth the time to listen to, including The 69 Eyes! I hope you enjoy this song!
For some reason, Nirvana’s performance of The Meat Puppet’s song, Plateau, has been stuck in my head all weekend. I don’t know why. I haven’t heard it in ages. It always makes me laugh to hear, “Nothin’ at the top but a bucket and mop and an illustrated book about birds.” Of course, from what I understand Kurt Cobain purposely chose songs that were a bit out of his vocal range on purpose for this Unplugged performance, so that’s part of why it sounds so silly and makes me laugh! Anyway, I’m sharing it now so you’ll have it stuck in your brain and…I won’t. Hopefully. Snort.
Last Saturday, Dad and I were out for our normal supplies run and we stopped at our favorite Mexican restaurant. They used to play Mexican music but for some reason, they now play pop music. Oh, well that’s ok. At least it’s not country music.
Anyway, this song comes on and I love the song, but it has been stuck in my head since Saturday! I wake up with it playing in my head. I go to bed with it playing in my head. The lyrics that resonate with me the most are, “I wish the real world would just stop hassling me.”
The shit going on the real world right now is causing me so much anxiety. I’m not freaking out about COVID-19 but I am concerned. I’m mostly concerned for my Dad, who’s 83 years old. He still wants to go out on Saturdays. We will go out again this Saturday, but I told him when this thing is more widespread across our state, (only 2 cases, so far) then we WILL be staying home. In addition to that, I’m having to jump through hoops to get my pain meds refilled. I know people who rely on narcotic pain meds to function and they have to jump through hoops BUT mine are not narcotics. I’m not sleeping well due to my pain level being extraordinarily high and I’m running out of my meds! Now I have to see a new FNP because the one I had been seeing left the clinic. Holy crap.
I know the meaning of this song is more than that one line, but that one line is what resonates with me in the here and now.