11/17/2006

Music Tames The Savage Beast/Breast/Heart

In my grand tradition of reading something on one blog and listening to my brain springboard, I give you a question for the ages as supplied by Justacoolcat in this post. What is it that you hear first thing in the morning when you wake up?

What I many times hear is the sound of the cd spinning up to play when the alarm's about to go off. I have a pathological fear of being late and most mornings, I'm awake before it tells me to be.

When I've had the good fortune to sleep through the night without interruption, what I hear is the Eurythmics song Savage. Nobody sings it like Annie:
Words of power are killing me
While the sun displays its teeth.
All mockery is laughing
All violence is cheap.

25 comments:

mellowlee said...

I think Sean had the TV on much music this morning, and it was pretty loud. I was annoyed. I don't remember which band was playing, but it was 80ish glam rock. I am sick and went back to sleep. I think Eurythmics would be great to wake up to.

Anonymous said...

"Hey, get up! Come on, it's time to get up." Grumble @%&#&$! "Get up, your snoring, Lucy, go get mama up! You going to work today, Get up!"

lulu said...

I hear Lin Brehmer, the morning DJ on WXRT, and then 5 minutes later the beeping of the alarm clock, and shortly after that rhe meowing of a hungry cat.

Creepy said...

My clock radio is set for some sort of Spanish radio, which is so abrasive to my ears I have no choice but jump out of bed. It's harsh, in fact it sucks ass, but it works.

Bubs said...

Just the beeping of an alarm on my side of the bed, and Morning Edition on NPR on MizBubs'.

Ben Heller said...

The music of my mind when I wake up is usually "Yellow River" by Elton John, and then I realise I need to pee desperately.

Coaster Punchman said...

One of the only radio stations that plays on my old clock radio is all in Russian, so that's what I listen to when I wake up. Before that it was some religious nut station - that was also fun to wake up to.

I do have a CD player in the bedroom that hasn't yet completely succumbed to the CD curse of our apartment, so maybe one day I'll set the clock and alarm correctly on it and use that instead. One day.

Beth said...

I use the alarm clock on my cell phone (weird, aren't I?), which I have it programmed to "Pump It Up" so that I can wake up dancing as hard as I can.

Dale said...

Get better please and tell Sean to take it easier on you. Too much glam first thing can be an unholy thing.

You've got a very chatty alarm Old Lady!

That sounds like an actual name rather than a ZOO Morning radio personality which gives me hope for the whole world Lulu. Can't the cat get her own bacon?

And you have the cat too who is your sometime back up alarm right Creepy? The one who knocks water down on you. Do you curse in Spanish when it happens?

Beep beep beep. His and hers alarms spells harmony. Or is it discord and rhyme?

I hope you win the war every morning Ben.

How long before you're fluent in Russian CP? Or are you already? And now I see where some of your religious obsessions hail from. You could wake up to One Day by Chris Isaak, Simple Plan, Christina Milan, The Verve or probably someone else too!

Dale said...

And by 'dancing', you mean what Beth? You know what Pump It Up is about right? heh heh.

Anonymous said...

Although I wear ear plugs, I still hear Robert snoring, every morning. He likes to sprawl on his back, putting his elbow either on my head or under my pillow. I also hear the Black Cat carrying his toys throughout the house and making that "Meeeeeaaaawwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrlllllll" sound.

I'd like to hear someone preparing me breakfast, like strawberry and banana pancakes, because I love pancakes and can't make them - I know, I'm lame. I like going to the Golden Griddle sometimes for breakfast because they have a good buffet on the weekend, and because the manager or owner is some kind of Indian (like from India!) they have some spicy chicken in sauce thing that is excellent and delicious.

Dale said...

Although I absolutely loathe the Golden Griddle, I love that the cat drags his toys through the house and Robert still drags his elbows through your hair. For the uninitiated, Robert is French and so, it's pronounced Row-Bear. Roll the Rrrr and he sounds quite exotic. But he's not. Just some guy. :-)

Anonymous said...

At least Row-Bear isn't crawling around the house with cat toys in his mouth.

And stop haterating on the G-Squared. Make me pancakes.

Creepy said...

You sleep with ear plugs???

X. Dell said...

The recycling bin is right next to my apartment. So I wake up at 5:30 every morning to the sound of an old man shouting obscenities as he deposits his bottles and cans.

Anonymous said...

i dont hear anything. i feel my cat chewing on my nose for attention. or feel nick shaking me out of my comatose sleep. lol

and mmm lennox. her voice gives me the chills.

she sings the best stripper songs.

SlayGirl said...

I haven't heard that song yet Dale. I'll have to look for it. I love Annie's voice too.

Dale said...

But if I made you the pancakes Tanya, what would the G-Squared do for you? I don't want to take away all their fun.

What Creepy? Yes, hair plugs. They're hardly noticeable. What?

Is he upset over the idea of renewal X. Dell? And how much does he have to recycle every day. He needs to be drugged.

If you weren't out all night stripping and fed the cat once in a while Yasamin, you might never wake up. Keep up the great work!

It's from the cd of the same name Slaygirl and worth a listen.

Anonymous said...

Creepy, I started wearing ear plugs on a regular basis once we were living in Miami because our disgusting neighbour insisted on having LOUD sex with his paid guests at least a couple of times a week.

We never knew when this was going to happen and I just got in the habit.

Then we moved to Spain and we could still hear some neighbours having sex, but we also heard people dragging furniture, laughing, singing, enjoying life, basically...which I have nothing against exactly...Only when it's 2 and 3 in the morning, I like to sleep and I like people around me to be silent wraiths.

We moved back to Canada where it's too cold outside for people to be eating their paella in the street and singing about their soccer team's win and I still wear the ear plugs because Row-Bear sings in his sleep occasionally...and I guess I love him enough to carry his damn baby, but I don't love him enough to want to listen to him...

Ohmygod, why do I write so much?!

Dale said...

But what could be better than hearing everyone having sex? I don't understand! ;-)

justacoolcat said...

But what could be better than hearing everyone having sex?

I know it's already been asked, but seriously.


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Anonymous said...

If I'm not invited to the group gropes, then it's no fun...Think about every time you pass a party and no one invites you in...same thing...it's rude!

Dale said...

Even the word verification wants to know but thanks for asking the question again Justa.

Hahaha, that's right Tanya, just plain rude!

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