Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Tune, vol 60 - Bugs

Do any of you wonder why I go to great lengths for this Tuesday Tune stuff?  Anyone?  Anyone?  It's simple, really.  If a collected library of songs happens to contain as many songs as mine, say 10,411 (as of today), then one must get creative about listening to stuff that hasn't been listened to in a while.  That's why I create playlists based on themes.  I listen to these playlists often.  Today's playlist was listened to twice already.

Am I bragging about my 10,411-tune library?  Heck yeah I'm bragging about my 10,411-tune library.  Vera's library is bigger though, by, like, 3000 songs.  I've learned that no matter how hard I try, I can never keep up with Vera and her library.

Anyway.  Today's Tuesday Tunes are about bugs.  I have these neighbors who live two houses up and on the same side.  They have this daughter, who I'll call The Caboose.  I call her the Caboose for two reasons.  First, she's The Caboose in their family, as in she's the baby, the last one at home.  I also call her The Caboose because her real name actually means "caboose."  I ain't lyin, that there is a fact.  (Caboose, also means "buggy," which is way cool.  And weird.  And funny.  You'll tune into why in a minute.)

The Caboose is a senior in high school, and is currently enrolled in some advanced placement course that requires she collect 75 bugs.  Seventy-five bugs!  I don't care who, or how old, or what advanced placement course you're in -- that's a lot of bugs!  A little over a week ago, The Caboose did broadcast rather loudly that she needed a little help collecting her 75 bugs -- said she'd appreciate anyone catching a bug or two and sending it her way.

I'm a neighborly kind of gal, and did proceed to acquiesce her request by keeping my bug-eyes open for any and all bugs.  I found exactly one Katy Did and exactly one Grasshopper.  I caught those bugs, put 'em in a container, and left them on The Caboose's porch.  Still alive, however.  I didn't have the heart to murder them.  The Caboose would have to do the killin' by placing them in the freezer.

The Caboose and family were away on vacay when I did deposit my scientific findings on their porch.  They returned a few days later and sent an e-mail to the hood asking which fine neighborhood individual left the bugs.  I responded almost immediately, because, like, duh, I take credit for all of my good deeds.  Bugs included.  And it's a good thing I did herald my ownership of this humanitarian enterprise because The Caboose showed up later with cookies.  Bug cookies.

Have I told you lately that I love my hood?  No?  Well, let me tell you.  I LOVE MY HOOD.



The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin') - Beastie Boys
Jump Around - House of Pain
Junebug - Robert Francis
Butterfly - Jason Mraz
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes
Dying - Hole
Under Your Skin - Luscious Jackson
The Bug - Dire Straits
Katy Too - Johnny Cash
Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
The Beekeeper - Tori Amos
Catch Me If You Can - Outasight
It's Tricky - The Bloodhound Gang
Junebug - Len
Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
Sweet The Sting - Tori Amos
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Going Going, Gone -  Posies
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo - Echo and the Bunnymen
The Fly - U2
Dog and Butterfly - Heart
Catch - The Cure
Legs - ZZ Top
Freeze-Frame - The J. Geils Band
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo

And from you guys...

Insects - Oingo Boingo
Butterfly - Weezer
Got You Where I Want You - The Flys
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
The Ugly Bug Ball - By not sure who...



Jessica said...

Your blog makes me smile. And I appreciate a good smile more than you know. Thanks.

evilzim said...

Can a bug collection be complete without "Insects" by Oingo Boingo?

Ryan said...

aww, you cited my top deserted island album (not to mention one-time all-time fav ditty). and i understand not listing weezer's butterfly. heady material that.

dammit now i'm going to go make no-bake cookies. i hope you and the caboose are pleased with yourselves.

Celeste said...

i would like to submit for your consideration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM_OWaItNJM
the flys got you where I want you
I totally touched the lead singer once.
i know. you're jealous. i understand. one hit wonders do it for me too.

lifein360 said...

You could have totally included "She blinded with me Science" as it kinda applies to this entry. Bugs however....gross.

American Fork said...

Ugly Bug Ball is a favorite of mine.

rabidrunner said...

Jessica, I'm here to make you smile.

The rest of you, thank you thank you thank you for your contributions! I truly have the most giving readers. The blog will be updated accordingly.

How on earth did I miss Insects from Boingo? I'm asleep at the wheel.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

Clicked over to the youtube of the Dire Straits, which, when it ended, had a link to a live performance of Sultans of Swing. The Bug was good, but that Sultans of Swing live rendition was something else. Awesome. Pure, unadulterated awesome. Have a listen.

rabidrunner said...

Thanks fer the link, Mr. Junkie. I've seen Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits lead out guy) four times live and it's truly a spectacular experience. One might call me his biggest fan -- even with the bifocals. Or not, whatever, love his guts though.