March 12, 2018

I Will Never Understand My Brain

Saturday night, somewhere around midnight.  I'm listening to a playlist I found somewhere, apparently just random music when a song pops up: Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.  Yes, yes, the "more cowbell" song, ha ha very clever skit.  Every time you listen to the song unironically an angel gets a Stratocaster, so forget you ever saw the skit.  Anyway.  That sent me on a tour of BOC's catalogue.  Classics like friend Ben's favorite tune, Godzilla, or their tribute to Cthulhu, The Old Gods Return, or even Cities Aflame With Rock And Roll.  It was at that point that I really realized:

They were nerds.  

I mean, look at some of their other song titles: ETI (Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), Black Blade, Flaming Telepaths, Veteran of the Psychic WarsShooting Shark (which has one of the most '80s music videos ever), Shadow Warrior, and on and on and on.  TOTALLY nerds.  Which is actually really cool if you think about it... and yet, it feels like they would be wallflowers at the Metal Party, the outcasts who were only there because... well, you had to invite them.  Then nobody would miss them when they left to go play D&D in Sandy's basement.  Considering that... well, I can relate, is all I'm saying.

So I'm sitting here in Pond Central, enjoying a rare jam-out with a band's surprisingly good music list, when a track I haven't heard in literally decades comes on.  And after the first line or two, it all comes back to me and I'm singing along.  What song?
Why I remembered every word to the lyrics of this song, I can't even begin to tell you.  Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure I want to know what childhood trauma burned this into my confused and confusing brain.  That it falls into my current vocal range and I actually sounded kinda good singing along just makes it all the weirder.

Oh well.  Hey everybody, big shocking news: Wonderduck's a nerd.

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1 Total nerds, yup. So were Queen, when you get right down to it.

Early on, Genesis were classics nerds (so many myths from antiquity turned into weird prog-rock tunes), and Zep had a bit of a Tolkien thing going on. Dorks, every last one of 'em. Heh.

I'd never heard "Joan Crawford" until now. Thank you for that... I think?

Posted by: GreyDuck at March 13, 2018 07:36 AM (h8yX6)

2 Iron Maiden as well.  Rime of the Ancient Mariner, anyone?

Posted by: DougO at March 13, 2018 01:57 PM (h8yX6)

3 ELO's "Time" album is a science fiction story.

And for a while there, everyone seemed to be doing Lord of the Rings.  

Posted by: Mauser at March 13, 2018 09:12 PM (h8yX6)

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