Those who commute or get stuck in traffic can try some of these things out.
I have a work utility van with a crap ass radio. When I am travelling from one task to another that crap ass radio is my savior. It keeps me from going insane. What I like to do, though, is not just listen to the radio, but engage in a bit of silliness with it. Here is just a small sample of the things that I've done (do) to keep my sanity.
How to sing like Michael Mc Donald: Stick both index fingers in the corners of your mouth, yank them to the side so that your mouth looks like a slit, and start singing incomprehensible lyrics. Bam! You can be singing, "What a Fool Believes" in no time. Make sure that you have clean hands and are stopped in the car while performing this trick. Knees can't swerve the steering wheel to miss pedestrians so hot, it turns out.
I am a big fan of the glam rock band Sweet. "Fox on the Run" and "Ballroom Blitz" just get me singing along without regard to anyone that can see me making an ass of myself. Anyone that is familiar with Ballroom Blitz will know the part where one of the dudes starts talk yelling all dramatic and spooky and shit then the other dude goes "Oh yeah...." When I hear that song it gets me in a silly mood and then I start making up conversations in those dudes' weird spooky/campy tones. It's just good clean fun. I thought that if I had no care for the appearance of sanity that it would be great just to talk like that everywhere. Oh yeah! Try it out sometime.
Making up new lyrics to old songs is nothing that any of us haven't done. Currently, I am working on new lyrics to the Rick Springfield classic, "Jessie's Girl". Here are some snippets.
"She's greasing up her thighs, I just know it."
"Where can I find a woman that fat, like Jessie's girl?"
It's a work in progress. It's just that I have so many other projects going on that it is hard for me to come back to this one and complete it. I'm still working on completing new lyrics to some Journey tunes. Though, stay tuned for the reworking of Jessie's Girl. Hey, I just got an idea about how Kansas's tune "Point of Know Return" (the spelling is right--check it on the album) can be turned into a bathroom time adventure. Sweet!
You got anything?
4 years ago