leave your inhibitions at the door
I’m sick. And tired.
Auditions for our middle school’s spring musical were this week. As music director, I ran the singing part of the auditions so I had to do more than just show up with a pulse. This means that I have to teach a little snippet of a song to the kids, practice with them, and actually pay attention to when they sang it. I’m not a huge fan of this particular song, so you can imagine how I feel upon singing it about 60 times and listening to it 125 times. Sick and tired.
But that’s not the sick and tired I was referring to. With being “on” so much, working out like a fiend for our upcoming vacation, and LIFE I’m physically beat. And on the way home from auditions the first night, my throat started feeling scratchy. I thought it was just from all that singing, but it turned into a full-on hacking cough. Then came the wooziness and full-body ache.
When I’m not feeling well, I engage in some really, really bizarre behavior and I think I’m scaring myself this time around.
I’ve listened to both sides of this album. TWICE.
On that drive home I was flipping through the radio stations when I heard this classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song:
I’ve never done LSD, but I’m pretty sure that it feels like what I’ve got going on in my body right now – copious amounts of Sudafed, 2 espressos, a gallon of water, and perhaps half a bottle of Pinot.
Although songwriter John Fogerty denies it, that song has to be about a massive LSD trip. He claims it was written for his 3-yr old son, much like John Lennon’s claim about Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The CCR song mentions “tambourines and elephants playing in a band,” “wondrous apparition provided by magician,” and “take a ride on the flyin’ spoon.”
Yeah right that’s not about drugs.
The song also mentions listening to Buck Owens, which reminded me that I had some Buck on vinyl. Which may or may not have been purchased long ago when I was in “a different” mindset.
Buck is awesome, though. Here’s a clip from his days on “Hee Haw”
And here’s one of his big hits that Ringo Starr covered with the Beatles
Do you remember Hee-Haw? What bad decisions do you make when you’re sick?