Monday, February 14, 2011

Spiked Kool-Aid For More

While studying for the specialty boards and getting scared crap that I have ALL those diseases I texted Mrs. T: "Your music recommendation for tonight is Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes by Beck, and also the original version by Korgis; and Always On My Mind, all seven versions of it." I needed my phone to contain something other than the frantic: "Pop Quiz! Multiple true or false. Regarding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease..." You see Mrs. Therese had previously tasked me to fill her iPot with songs, a job which I take very seriously and with much glee. Nothing screams power more than getting the chance to influence people on what songs to listen to. "Wag mo lang iju-judge yung mga 90's pop songs. It was a phase, okay." I had sheepishly told her.

Mrs. T obliged and listened to Always On My Mind. Always On My Mind is the ultimate Kool-Aid song, ie, it's the sort of song that overstates/caterwauls pain with the intention of making you do a Jim Jones and drink Kool-Aid spiked with hundreds of poisons. For more drama. The oldest version of the song is by Brenda Lee, which is great, but I have a special fondness for the Elvis and Willie Nelson versions.

"Nakatitig sakin si Brenda Lee," Mrs. T then replied. I turned on my own iPot and on the screen, indeed, is the album cover with Brenda Lee challenging you to a staring contest, bee-hive hair and all.


5 comments:

rich said...

Hilarious ka pa rin...musta na?

will said...
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will said...

hi rich! eto still in the same institution! kamusta ka dyan?

Charles said...

I do love the Willie Nelson version. I respect Fantasia's.

will said...

and biglang may dumagdag pa pala na version in this year's american idol... scott!