I haven’t blogged in a while. I initially stopped because I was recovering from an accident. I won’t go into it because it was rather gruesome. After a while I kind of forgot that I even had this blog. And then I was, “Well, it’s been a while, so what’s the point”. And then blah blah blah. Anyway…
Sorry I haven’t been posting. I have been recovering from an accident. Hopefully soon, when I feel better.
Final Jeopardy for September 18, 2012
Category: Historic Firsts
On July 31, 1971 Air Force Colonel David Scott became the first person to drive one of these
Answer: What is ____________?
I’ve been busy at work over the past 5 days, so I haven’t really been able to do any posts. I got a new computer, so doing them will be easier. I didn’t have all of the wordpress features before because my browser was out of date and my old computer wouldn’t let me upload any new ones. Now I have all of the features and can see everything. I am able to get the full wordpress experience. Yay.
I have decided to post another Janie Grant song. Why? Probably because I am a pseudo-masochist. After about 3 times of listening to it, it becomes obnoxiously irritating.
In a bizarre, alternate universe kind of way, Roller Coaster sounds like a sister song to Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon’s Palisades Park.
Someone needs to tell poor little Janie Grant that it’s pronounced Roller Coaster and NOT Rollie Coaster, which, in my opinion, is fairly commensurate with fingernails on a chalkboard.
Another irritation is the organ accents (sounds like 8th notes played on the calliope setting). Some of the notes just sound wrong. It’s possible they sound wrong because the entire song has a flanger effect (probably due to how it was uploaded).
There is a part in the song where she says, “You’re love is scary, but it’s so much fun”. Metrically, it doesn’t really fit. It almost sounds like she forgot the words and just made some up.
Peggy got engaged
Have you heard the news?
Peggy got engaged
Now I’ve got the Blues
Peggy got engaged to the boy I love.
The hook is okay; fairly dreamy. But, the song construction is rather bizarre and aimless. Towards the end of the song, it sounds like it’s going to modulate a fifth, but doesn’t. It just goes off into a weird pre-ending with a really creepy organ solo. The lyrics use the correct subjunctive mood, so I’ll give them that.
Mitt Romney (no comment) is supposed to be down the street tonight at the Peabody Hotel for a $50,000 a couple campaign fundraiser.