“I never read it in a book
I never saw it on a show
But I heard it in the alley
On the weird radio”
from “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I can’t remember too much stuff I studied in High School: it’s all fragments and things disappearing around corners now.
However, I probably remember every song lyric I heard between 13 and 18 years old.
If there had been cool songs explaining Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Algebra; I bet I would have …
– cured my lack of facial hair
– distilled a potion that made me irresistible to the opposite sex
– invented a way to win at PacMan
– built a Death Star in the shape of AC/DC‘s Angus Young‘s guitar.
Sadly for me the education through song portion of my fountain of knowledge dried up soon after “The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round”.
note: probably the most educational song I know is Monty Python‘s Universe Song.
double note: I might have even invented “flubber” if I had had enough money to buy records!
triple note: How cool was Fred MacMurray? Pretty cool! I kid you not!
quadruple note: “I studied so hard for the test that I lost my voice.”
quintuple note: sometimes the wheels on the bus don’t go round and round.
sextuple note: In the fantasy realm of educational songs …
The Rolling Stones: physics
The Beatles: entomology
Led Zeppelin: alchemy and aeronautics
The Animals: zoology
The Cars: automotive
ZZ Top: hair dressing school
David Bowie: biology
The Clash: art of war or fashion
The Police: criminology
Dr. Hook: medicine or possibly fishing
Men At Work: business
The Doors: doors
AC/DC: the study of electricity
Crowded House: demographics
The Romantics: dead English poets you had to study in school
U2: spyware and spies and stuff
septuple note: I was going to include “Oasis: proctology” … but they weren’t around in my musical absorption period.
octuple note: Cheap Trick is more my life style.
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Today the caffeine never really kicked in … it just sort of nudged me a bit.
subtitle: ”Stone After Stone” … will be appearing in famous musician obituary columns eventually.
I’ll try to do one of these a day, until I run out of Kelly Pettit song titles! He’s got 4 CDs, so it should take a while.
“Stone After Stone” from Kelly Pettit’s ”FUEL”.
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What if the standard weekend was Wednesday and Thursday.
Would it be …
– Wednesday Night Fever
– T.G.I.T. (Thank God It’s Tuesday)
– Sunday as Humpday
– Friday morning blues
– Wednesday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
– Ruby Saturday
– Tuesday the 13th
note: Don’t worry, I won’t do the months next.
double note: The Bay City Rollers would have had to clap one more time!
triple note: pop-ups and pin-ups: know the difference.
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