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What's your Earwig?!

By gadgetgirl ·
According to Maecuff, an Earwig is a tune that gets through your ear into your brain, and drives you to distraction!

As an earwig-squasher, how about posting your earwig on the discussion to see if one of your peers can get rid of it for you?

It needn?t just be earwigs ? it could be that tune that you heard a few notes of on the way into work, and is constantly playing in your head.

Or you?re trying to find a particular track but you don?t know the artist.

Or you know the artist but not the track.

I know there are sites out there that do this, but I think this will be much more fun! Besides that, it?s Friday, we?re all on wind-down for the weekend anyway.

(that?s apart from the fact that the majority of people where I work are still constrained by the fact that we?ve all lost our user drive on the network??.ohwhatapitynevermind?? and I?m bored??.) ;\

My particular earwig this morning ? and one that I don?t want squished ? is a Status Quo track which was blasting on the radio on the way in called ?The Party Ain?t Over Yet?????and my boss keeps asking me to stop head-banging over the keyboard??


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You Had To Ask Didn't you?

by jdgretz In reply to I can never remember the ...

Here's the skit...

Monty Python Spam Song

Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings wearing horned helmets. Whenever the word "spam" is repeated, they begin singing and/or chanting. A man and his wife enter. The man is played by Eric Idle, the wife is played by Graham Chapman (in drag), and the waitress is played by Terry Jones, also in drag.

Man: You sit here, dear.

Wife: All right.

Man: Morning!

Waitress: Morning!

Man: Well, what've you got?

Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam;

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam...

Waitress: ...spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam...

Vikings: Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!

Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.

Wife: Have you got anything without spam?

Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.

Wife: I don't want ANY spam!

Man: Why can't she have egg bacon spam and sausage?

Wife: THAT'S got spam in it!

Man: Hasn't got as much spam in it as spam egg sausage and spam, has it?

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam... (Crescendo through next few lines...)

Wife: Could you do the egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam then?

Waitress: Urgghh!

Wife: What do you mean 'Urgghh'? I don't like spam!

Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up!

Vikings: Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up! (Vikings stop) Bloody Vikings! You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam.

Wife: I don't like spam!

Man: Sshh, dear, don't cause a fuss. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam spam spam spam spam spam spam beaked beans spam spam spam and spam!

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!

Waitress: Shut up!! Baked beans are off.

Man: Well could I have her spam instead of the baked beans then?

Waitress: You mean spam spam spam spam spam spam... (but it is too late and the Vikings drown her words)

Vikings: Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam. Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Spam spam spam spam!

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Dammit Neil!

by maecuff In reply to Monty Python

That stupid bright side of life ALWAYS gets me...

Time for more damage control.

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There you went and did it!

by AttackComputerWhiz In reply to Monty Python

Now "The Radio Song" has started playing in my head!

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My earwig started this whole earwig thing

by M_a_r_k In reply to What's your Earwig?!

when I mentioned a song in the "Absolute Right or Absolute Wrong" discussion. I've been listening to the radio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 3 days trying to hear that song again so I could figure out the name of the damn thing.**1

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You may be right

by Ldyosng In reply to My earwig started this wh ...

I may be crazy.
But it just may be a lunitic
you're looking for.
Turn out the light.
Don't try to save me . . .
You may be wrong,
for all I know,
you may be right.
Billy Joel.

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Nope, wrong song

by M_a_r_k In reply to You may be right

Someone already suggested that one, ldyosng. Did I spell your name right? Well, it wasn't the Billy Joel song. I still can't think of the name or the singer of my damned earwig.

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It's actually Lady Of Song

by Ldyosng In reply to Nope, wrong song

Pet Shop Boys?
Try this link. I searched on "you may be wrong".

You know that joke: you know you spend too much time on the computer when your screen name and your vanity plate are the same? That would be me.
I sang multi-track backup on the recording of a demo tape named Lady of Song. After we laid down the tracks, the writer/producer told me that the title song was about me, and gave me permission to use the title. The guy was odd and the song was sophomoric - but the thought was very sweet and a profound compliment. Oooh! And now it's playing in my head. EARWIG!

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Oh so that's what "Ldyosng" means!

by M_a_r_k In reply to It's actually Lady Of Son ...

Ldyosng = "Lady of Song" Why didn't you make it easy on all of us and call yourself "singerbabe". Or "ITbabewhosingsinhersparetime". Or "ITbabewhousedtosinginhersparetime" if you don't do much singing any more.

I don't think my earwig is a Pet Shop Boys song. It's not as alternative/new wavish as their sound. I probably won't hear this song for the next 100 years and I'll go to my grave not knowing the name.

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Sorry about that, chief!

by Ldyosng In reply to Oh so that's what "Ldyosn ...

I've had the license plate for a lot longer than I've been using a computer.

As to the Earwig - don't you just HATE when that happens? It took me a couple of years to track down "that cool song with the good beat and the Gregorian chant in it". Finally found out it was Enigma and bought the recording. But not before just about tearing my hair out trying to find it again.

Then there was Albanoni's adagio in G minor. I finally have a couple of copies of that one.

Now if I could just find the particular Regina coeli I've been singing part of from memory for the past 30 years . . .

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30 years?

by M_a_r_k In reply to Sorry about that, chief!

Cr@p! My earwig will have burrowed into my brain by then. As soon as I read "that cool song with the good beat and the Gregorian chant in it", I knew you were talking about the Enigma song. I knew it right away and you waited two years for it. :^O Cool song, by the way.

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