Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rabid's Greatest Hits

I'm in the process of transferring every last one of my CDs into MP3 format.  This has turned out to be quite the ordeal.  More of an ordeal than I thought.  After I've transferred these CDs, I plan to box said CDs, and stuff 'em away for all time and infinity.  Or at least all time and when the Yahoos check us into a rest home.  Save yer money Yahoos!  It's gonna be expensive to put us away!  Cackle, cackle.

Just now, I experienced an unnatural, fiendishly-evil joy over the thought of our beloved Yahoos forking over, prolly like $10,000 a month, to sideswipe the ritual of changing our senior diapers.  Cackle, cackle.

Anyway, as I was rummaging through each CD, importing and categorizing, I stumbled upon one titled "Rabid's Greatest Hits." This title is scribbled with Stepmonster Moe's handwritting.  Hmmmm, I thought.  I vaguely remember the gifting of this little gem, but can't quite remember what was on it.  I imported it right directly.  So, here's Rabid's Greatest Hits according to Moe. Incidentally, this took me down a serious lane of memories.

Swedish Chef cooks with Chocolate - Swedish Chef:  I was a big fan of the Muppets.  Still am, actually.  The Chef was one of my favorite characters.  Chocolate's my thing too.  But you all knew that.

Beat It - Michael Jackson:  Loved, lurved, loved Michael.  Still do.  In fifth grade, I made a complete ASS out of myself by dressing as Mr. Jackson, and performing the Billy Jean dance in front of EVERYONE.  I'm pretty sure people still make fun of me for this.

Right Now - Van Halen:  Prolly some reference to my lack of patience.  Give it to me RIGHT NOW, damnit.

Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cindi Lauper:  Every girl needs this one on their greatest hits.

Break On Through - The Doors: After my Michael phase, I jumped right into the Jim Morrison phase.  Oh how The Doors made me feel all happy and groovy.  I believe my high school bedroom was decorated with three or four Doors/Jim Morrison posters.  And all my little folders fer school had that nifty doodling of the Doors' logo.  It was a Bad A logo, wasn't it?  No one's yet to touch it.  Come on, come on, come on now touch me babe!  Can't you see that I am not afraid!  What was that promise that you made?  Why don't you tell me what she said!  Jimmy, babe?  Gonna love you til the heavens stop the rain too!

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers - Tee, Eye, Double Ghu, Er:  Do you think Moe is insinuating that I'm a spazz?  I think he is.

25 Or 6 To 4 - Chicago: Not sure what Moe meant by this one, so I gave it a listen.  Was I 25 when he gave this CD to me?  I might have been.  Could you even burn CDs back then?  After looking at the lyrics, however, it totally fits.  Although there is some allusion to drug use, don't you think?  What are you trying to say, Moe?  Huh?!

Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty-five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty-five or six to four

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
Twenty-five or six to four
Twenty-five or six to four

A Little Bit Country-A Little Bit Rock 'n Roll - Donny and Marie:  Donny was my heart throb before kindergarten.  I watched the Donny and Marie show every week.  I've also been known to spastically gift D and M songs to people out of the blue.  What?!  You haven't gotten one from me yet?  Oh, you just wait.

Scooby Doo Theme:  Um? Rooby, Rooby Doo?

Can't Touch This - M.C. Hammer:  When I was 16, I took the little sister to the Hammer concert.  I could drive, she couldn't, and that's why I went.  Back then I wouldn't admit that I enjoyed myself, you know, what with my trying to be a hippie and such.  Now, however?  I'll admit it.  'Twas a great time.

Rondo alla Turca - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  The hardest song I ever mastered on the piano was this Rondo alla Turca tune.  It was so much work to learn, that I've promised myself that I wouldn't unlearn it.  For this reason, it's THE song I play whenever I visit the place I grew up.  They are so very tired of me playing that song.  The funny thing about the particular arrangement he put on the CD, is that it's all brass instruments and no piano.  Moe is funny.

One Bad Apple - The Osmonds:  Yip. You guessed it.  I'm The Bad Apple, The Black Sheep, the One with a Screw Loose.

Born To Be Wild - Ozzy Osbourne and Miss Piggy:  Again, love the Muppets, and love Ozzy.  What could be better than the two of them singing Born To Be Wild?  The pig was my favorite animal growing up.  Mostly because the folks took me to a pig farm when I was just two-ish.  I couldn't say "piggies" so I called 'em "kibbies."  Kibby is my knick name.  Sometimes the mom still calls me that.  It's totally embarrassing.

Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix) - William Orbit:  Classical meets techno.  Nice, yes?  I suppose that sums up my music taste?  Everything meets everything!  It's all good!  Except whiney country.  Whiney country is not good!

Rainbow Connection - Kermit:  More Muppet Madness.  The little sister bawled uncontrollably during our viewing of The Great Muppet Caper.  We still give her crap for that.

The Polka Dot Door: Huh?  Don't get the connection there.  I don't remember watching that show.  I was into the Romper Room and Miss Jullie's Magic Mirror (hullo?  alliteration?)  Romper Bomper Stomper Boo!  Tell me, tell me, tell me doo!

Too Much Booty - Soundmaster T:  What the hell are you saying there, Moe?  Are you saying my ass is big?  It is a good song, however. I'll give him that.


1 comment:

Ryan said...

great snapshot :)
the mrs. is admittedly the more avid muppet fan but most likely to make my greatest hits? those of vet's hospital given the early/often exposure i was given to "gh". lol.
beat it was indeed a winner, but eat it was in heavier rotation. 
team david, right now and always.  
team val. the doors came off the hinges when nick rivers stepped in for jim.
team a.a.; down with team walt.
chicago will 4ever=friday night videos. 
d&m: get a room already.
scrappy ruined everything. 
hammer time.
amadeus was good in parenthood. 
ozzie probably couldn't say piggies either. 
i prefer bruegger's asiago for bagels. 
i see a teleprompter.
moe probably confused booty with bling.