Cat (willowisp) wrote,

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
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