Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Misfiring Synapses

For about three days now, off-and-on, the 1980s hit "When I'm With You" by Sheriff has been creeping into my head and refusing to leave. If you don't remember it and want to hear it, you can find it on -- I went ahead and listened, and it's pretty awful, but that didn't purge it from my poor brain. I loved that song at one point, which I find difficult to credit now -- most songs that I liked as a kid, I can at least remember what struck me (I can still tolerate Night Ranger, for chrissakes), but this is just grating.

Weirder still, the period when I loved this song coincided with getting into Black Flag and Husker Du. I'm trying to remember what it must have been like, going back and forth between, say, this or Alphaville's "Forever Young" ... and "Slip It In." Being a teenager is a tough time, I guess.


Cranky said...

Can't. stop. laughing.

It's the chorus, though. Truly, it's the chorus. It crawls into your head like those eel things in The Wrath of Khan. Insidious.

Oh, and that final note. Ouch.

gsdgsd13 said...

According to Wikipedia, the singer is in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding a note the longest, or something to that effect. That sounds sort of suspect, but if I end up at the library looking it up, I'll feel like an even bigger dork about that song than I already do.

Cranky said...

Dude, I made a Star Trek reference on your blog. Could anything be dorkier?