atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#1308: A brief letter to my own brain.

Dear brain:

Okay, that song, "Not Man Big" on the Kansas album Somewhere to Elsewhere--it's a good song, it really is.

But not when you play it over and over and over again, nonstop.

And, heck, even that would be fine if you'd just play the whole song...but when it's just the freaking chorus it gets old really, REALLY FAST. I mean, "faster than that dude who broke the sound barrier in that jet car" fast. Okay? Like "Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction" fast. Get me?

And that last example is particularly apt, because when you've heard:
Not man big, some construction
Not man true, it's a bigger thing than you could ever do
Not man said, some production
Not man made, from the east to the west, it's a million miles between
some fifty thousand times, time seems to slow down to a crawl.

Seriously, dude--you are making me hate this song. Okay? So please stop it. Lay off the damn thing. Play something else.

I mean, there are two gigabytes of music on my MP3 player, which doesn't even represent ten percent of all the music I own--it's not like I don't have variety. There's jazz fusion, classical, anime music, other '70s rock bands, new age, '80s pop, techno, ambient, and swing in my collection, and I know you know enough of those songs to play something else.

Otherwise it's going to drive me nuts, and if that happens, you know what comes next? Major drugs, electroshock therapy, and the possibility of a lobotomy--we've seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I don't think either of us want that, do we?

I didn't think so.
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