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14 June 2007 @ 09:06 am
In the subway station this morning, we had one of those guys blaring his music for everyone to hear. Judging from the distortion he was getting by cranking this little electronic device up well beyond its purview, I assume he was not using the volume just to augment his personal musical experience. In fact I feel it's safe to say that his goal was to share his musical taste with everyone present. Letting everyone know he was there and who he was. A bit of transient audio graffiti.

And I can understand that, believe me. Every once in while, driving in the car, I feel the same urge. So what astounded me was not the act itself, only the choice of song, which he repeated at least twice while I was there. What song did this young man choose to brand his existence onto the consciousness of all the early morning commuters?

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.

Listening to: Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"
The Mud Puppy: Time is Fleetingmudpuppy83 on June 14th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, nothing wrong with blaring that song.

Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: serious monkeyassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I was torn between laughing and seeing if he needed a hug....
lilyvalleylilyvalley on June 14th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
It's because of that commercial. Since that commercial started playing, I've heard it at least six times on the radio. And before this, I know it went at least six years since I heard it.

*shakes fist at teevee*
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: seonna hongassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'd complain about commercials wrecking our musical history, except if they didn't I'd probably never have discovered Nick Drake.
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not quite sure hwo I feel about that butt..
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: serious monkeyassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I believe this is when I'm meant to say: "You have failed teh internets!"
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: cowboy monkeyassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Is that because it's opened up a little?
glossolalia black: bill hicksautodidactic on June 14th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
That's, like, the best part!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: meditatingassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Birds gotta fly, cheeks gotta spread....
Horzaeuan on June 14th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
But did it just wink at me?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: albion hidingassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
glossolalia black: diamanda galasautodidactic on June 14th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)

(makes perfect sense to me)

And! I loved that song when I was 10.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Ape vs. Jet Girlassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ever since I found out Jim Steinman wrote it, I can't help but imagine what it would haved sounded like if Meatloaf had sung it instead of Bonnie....
theballadofyoko on June 14th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I can totally imagine Meat Loaf singing this song-- seems like it's in his range.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: kirsten ulve assmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Absolutely... the more I think about it, the awesomer it gets.
doNUT!donutgirl on June 14th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Dude, have you seen the video? Seriously freaky.

And of course, if you like asses, this cover is not to be missed.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the apeassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming that she's supposed to be a teacher who flirted with her students causing them to develop weird psychic mutations and attempt to destroy her.

What's your take on it?
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 14th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I wish I had a subway station around here. It would make my days more interesting.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on June 14th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
There must be some place there with a higher-than-average concentration of crazy people. Just go there and pretend that you're underground and waiting for a train. Oh, and that it's stinky.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 14th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Ahh, the public library. We do have one of those.
d_eggman69d_eggman69 on June 14th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
I guess kudos are in order for Bonnie Tyler having survived throat cancer to still have somewhat of a singing career. But that song still blows.