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 woke up this morning with one eye stuck shut. I must have looked like Lucille Ball in that episode with the pickle! I started thinking about how Monday is such a drag, even though I don’t (can’t) work. Most people hate Mondays because it’s the beginning of their workweek. Me? Well, I just feel like I can’t trust Mondays anymore.
Then this song popped into my head, not really an earworm, just a friendly reminder of the lyrics… 🎵 “Monday, Monday…Can’t trust that day.” 🎵 Here’s the entire song; a blast from the past! Enjoy!
I hope your 4th of July weekend was fun but safe. Wishing you all the best this first Monday of July. This year can’t get any worse, can it?
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!
If you grew up in the 70’s the musical and educational cartoons of Schoolhouse Rock probably still echo in your brain. We all learned different things on Saturday mornings just watching these little cartoon shorts. Do you know what I learned? (Aside from the obvious, I mean.)
I learned that anything – ANYTHING – can be turned into a song. To this day, I make up songs about all kinds of things. This “skill” of mine is in part, the result of watching Schoolhouse Rock. I say ‘in part’ because there was something else – I should say someone else – I learned this from. I will explain after the following videos from Schoolhouse Rock:
I think y’all might also remember Mac Davis if you grew up in the 70’s! He had several hit country music songs (Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me, It’s Hard To Be Humble, and In The Ghetto, to name just a few) and he had a variety show once upon a time. I recall at the end of his tv show he would go into the audience and ask for phrases that he could make up a song about. He would then just make something up on the spot, and it was always hilarious! His sense of humor and his ability to make shit up like that was amazing to me as a child! It was the best part of the show. I couldn’t find much in the line of his improv on YouTube, but I think you might get a kick out of what I did find:
I spend much of my days of this crappy “2020 Isolation Game” making up songs. (Of course, I have always done this sort of thing, I just do it more now!) Some days are more ‘musical’ than others but I always crack myself up!
Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock and Mac Davis, for inspiring me, teaching me, molding me, and entertaining me. It is very much appreciated!