Cat (willowisp) wrote,
Cat
willowisp

Song a Day Meme: Day 10

One of the known side effects of Asperger's is wanting to watch/listen to/otherwise experience things a lot of times. Take Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, for instance. In high school I probably listened to it approximately 4189538108 times... in any given week. One of those weeks happened to be just after my sister and I each had all of our wisdom teeth extracted on the same day. We were given some of the good drugs by way of pain management.

(On a side note, I was an anti-drug activist in high school. I belonged to a now-defunct organization called R.E.A.C.H. -- Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help (stop drug abuse), and part of presenting to younger students on the dangers of drug use was to learn, rather intensively, about various drugs. I was suspicious of the meds when I suddenly found myself understanding "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" by The Beatles and "The Porpoise Song" by The Monkees. So, based on the side effects my sister and I had (codeine has two very distinct sets of side effects, and between us we manifested both), I figured out it was codeine and refused to take it after that.)

Before that happened, however, I had listened to Phantom of the Opera several times, and each time "Music of the Night" put me to sleep. I don't know if it's psychosomatic or not, but since then that song has a chance of putting me to sleep. Turns out I'm not the only one, either; in the Animaniacs episode about Andy Loud Webby, they parody "Music of the Night" with lines like "Snoring, boring" and "Soon I will be snoozing".

  • day 01 – your favorite song: "Shades of Gray" as performed by The Monkees.
  • day 02 – your least favorite song: "(She Was A) Hotel Detective" by TMBG.
  • day 03 - a song that makes you happy: Beethoven's 6th, 1st movement.
  • day 04 - a song that makes you sad: "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton.
  • day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone: "Trouble Me" by 10,000 Maniacs. (Ray Hall)
  • day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event: "The Throne Room" by John Williams. (Our wedding recessional)
  • day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere: "Blackstairs" by Clannad. (My uncle's house)
  • day 08 - a song that you know all the words to: "Irony" by Leah Zicari.
  • day 09 - a song that you can dance to: "Caribbean Blue" by Enya.
  • day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep: "Music of the Night" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Tags: memes, music, sadm
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments