....in a million gajillion years
thought I'd have anything nice to say about Bruce Cockburn's music.
But, now I do.
You see, I was driving home from work today and this song came on the radio:
...and I started to COL (Chuckle Out Loud) to myself.
You see, waaaaaaaaaay back in the '80s, when this song first came out, I hated it.
It made me irrationally angry.
I'm talking, Teenager Irrationally Angry.
And that's pretty f**king irrationally angry.
The only thing that made me more irrationally angry than THAT song did, was THIS song :
The songs are soooooooo loooooooooong and booooooooring and monotonous and stupid and repetitive and looooooooooong and boooooooooring and monotonous and stupid and repetitive.
They made me want to remove my eardrums with a pair of tweezers.
Now, I know that he's being all environmental activist-y and trying to raise awareness of a lot of shitty SHITTY things that go on in this crazy ol' world...and I do respect that.
I really do.
On top of that..
Goddamn, I hope I don't get my Canadian Card suspended for this bare-faced blasphemy. Fingers crossed.
Great job, Mr. Cockburn, fellow Canadian. I commend you on your efforts to save our beautiful planet.
...but could you please "do good" with better, less annoying songs??
With a wee bit of organic stevia on top??
Back in the day, I seemed to have issues with certain Canadian songs of the '80s, because I also f**king HATED this one, by Luba:
It's stupid and super long, too.
Then there was THIS ONE, by The Parachute Club, that I think I probably hated more than the other three combined:
Anyhow, I'm a little off course.
Back to Bruce and why I'm grateful to him.
So, "If a Tree Falls" was playing and I was chuckling, thinking back to my irrational teenage years and marveling at how violently perturbed that song made me (and if I'm completely honest, I still can't stand it) and how much those other songs bugged me, too, and I thought to my Self...
"Self, that sounds like some fun blog post fodder."
You see, what with one thing and another, I haven't felt particularly inspired and I've avoided my blog like it was someone knocking on my front door...
I've got another funny "someone knocking on my door" story ...maybe I'll write about that, too. We'll see.
And who woulda thunk that I could find inspiration in a stupid annoying long ass monotonous Bruce Cockburn song??
But I did.
And I'm writing about it.
Lucky you guys!!??
p.s. As a favour to you, I will also share the only other good thing about Bruce Cockburn, and that is this cover of "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" by The Barenaked Ladies:
I admit that, since becoming a grown up person, I have, on occasion, much to my teenage Self's chagrin, found myself inadvertently singing along to both the Luba song AND the Parachute Club song.
You caught me.
I still hate the Bruce Cockburn songs.
It has been brought to my attention that I actually DO like an actual Bruce Cockburn song that is actually sung by Bruce Cockburn.
But I am a big enough squirrel_e_girl to admit it.
It's a really good song. It's sweet and happy and up-tempo.
It is written and performed by Bruce Cockburn.
And, I like it.
Here it is:
...I still hate the other Bruce Cockburn songs.