Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A is for Acatamathesia

Am starting a "alphabetical" sequence of blog postings that my blogfriend Eva at Sveedish. She's just now finishing the meme.

So now for the explanation of the "A" word. There was a "disturbance in the Force" in the Evil Corporation a few days ago. In honor of the moron who over-reacted, I present a one-fingered word for the letter "A" - Acatamathesia - the inability to understand data presented to the senses. Cheers, Mate, you're number one!

On a lighter note, here's a meme within a meme.
Instructions:
1. Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod, whatever) [I made an empty playlist in Windows Media Player, then drug the entire "My Music" folder into it.}
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
5. New question — press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

* Opening credits: “Sanctuary” - number 117 of the Hearts of Space series. It's a hour of contemporary space music - contemplative classics with an eastern European focus. I love the Hearts of Space series. I write while listening to the programs.
* Waking up: "The Great Gig In the Sky" by Pink Floyd - Some great screaming from the very first album I ever bought - The Dark Side of the Moon.
* First day at school: "Shanghai Breezes" by John Denver - From the Country Roads Collection, a set of everything John recorded during his career. Like this one, some of 'em were real stinkers too!
* Falling in love: “After The Fall” by Trans Siberian Orchestra - Wow, this one strikes a nerve. This is a powerful, rocking statement made the way that only TSO can. Here's why ...

I wanted
To say this
Long before this dark would fall
At night I
Would pray this
Then wonder if God heard at all
For the chances I've had are now long gone
And that star is no longer wished upon
For on this night it seems too far away

Somewhere in the long dark night, without even being able to describe it, a person begins to pray for sunshine, and then the dawn finally comes. Life is good that way, ya know?

* Breaking up: “Bullets” by Creed - A blast from the last arena rock band ~ very apropos.
* Prom: "Yellow" by Coldplay - Not too bad. The theme of my High School Prom was something under the sea. Gawd, I have no idea why they picked that. The same committee that picked that tried to hire the band I was in then to play the Prom. Thankfully a teacher supervising the committee pulled the plug on that idea because he knew I really didn't want to play my own Prom.
* Life’s okay: "Voices" by Cheap Trick - "You didn't know what you were looking for until you heard the voices in your ear" ... well, people have been saying I'm nuts for years now. Guess this tune gives me away.
* Mental breakdown: "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick - A gem from the late 70s. Seems appropriate in this context somehow.
* Driving: "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles - I swear I didn't just spin this up. Too cool 4 school. Like Eva said, good choice, Ms. Shuffle.
* Flashback: "Blues Power" by Eric Clapton - It just happens that way sometimes.
* Getting back together: "Skellig" by Loreena McKennitt - This song is a about farewells and lamentation. She says "The secrets lie within, The writers of the past." dunno how this has anything to do with getting back together. Probably better this one popped up rather than something harder to explain ... like "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
* Wedding: "Amazing Grace" by Elvis - I have a massive mp3 collection of Elvis tunage. Go figure this one would be the first one that comes up.
* Birth of child: "Knocking On Heavens Door" by Eric Clapton - It's a stretch to fit this one into context, but there has been a baby boom in the Evil Corporation. One of the new fathers has a baby with a desperate case of colic. So this new father comes into work looking like death warmed over. I know things will improve for the baby coz colic does go away, but when you're in the throws of it, you just feel like your knocking on heavens door. Yes, I have a whole bunch of Clapton songs. Love that guitar work.
* Final battle: "Sister Blister" by Alanis Morissette. Oh my ...
* Death scene: "Cantus Inaequalis" by Adiemus - A tragically appropriate choice from the "Songs of Sanctuary" album. This group sings songs made up of nonsensical syllables. Death and nonsense, what a interesting combination. Exactly like the war in Iraq. Peace now! I can't wait for November to come. I'm voting for Peace and against Nonsense.
* End credits: "Sunshine Reggae" by Laid Back - Right on! Like the man says ... "Gimme, gimme just a little smile. That's all I ask of you." Now everybody dance.

7 comments:

Kookaburra said...

G'day Skeeter,
This is an interesting and entertaining Post.

I don't know some of the songs. Although I have most likely heard them playing on the radio without realizing who they are.
I do like Pink Floyd, John Denver. One song I liked but didn't know the name of the band who played it is, 'After The Fall' by TSO.

If you don't mind I think I'll pass on posting a music meme myself. Since installing my Samsung MP3 I have experienced some technical difficulties.

Cheers and beers,
Mark.

NouveauBlogger said...

Good stuff! I'll bite and do it too :)

TerriRainer said...

Okay, I'm scared of this one, since my kids have downloaded THEIR stuff too, but I'm game...

And as for my EVIL GENIUS, oh yes, I am EVIL! If you aren't told what devious plan went in the works last night at the writer's meeting before next week, and if the plan doesn't come to fruition (which would be a horrible shame), I'll let you in on the little secret next week!

Conestoga is July 25th -27th. If you click on Diana Gabaldon's site from my blog and go to the tours link, there is info there and the link to the Conestoga site.

:) Terri

Maria said...

Wow...sounds like some interesting forces of surreality coming to pass in your shufffle.

I snickered at Blister Sister. Been there. Done that.

Eva said...

Skeeter, I am your number one fan, babe. That post was rad. :) I had forgotten that meme that I did! And "Great Gig in the Sky" mesmerizes me. So glad that you've grabbed the baton and are running with it! Go Skeeter!

Suzanne said...

Well...I have lots to say, but miles to go, so will say this about that. Awesome! Absolutely awesome.

Drunken Raine said...

Got the meme up on my site, you best stop by and check it out.

Oh, and by the way, I wrote over 4,000 words yesterday.

JD and the Peach Delios