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  • 66-measure musical break: further proof that God hates me.

    Normally, I don't talk much about me. That's not really why I'm here. However, I just cna't let this one go by without comment.

    Last night we're at Karaoke. It's a bar in a bowling alley. A retired Air Force guy is the KJ, and the chickie bartenders are totally cool. I'm there for the, um, atmosphere. I don't sing for anyone, let alone sing for free. I just drive the car, pay the tab, tip the staff, and avoid arrests.

    Back to last night. Hubby chooses his songs to fit his mood. Sometimes he's in a George Strait kinda mood, sometimes he's all over the charts, as he was last night. He decides last night to take a chance on a song he's done at home a few times, but not ever in public: "Life's been good," by Joe Walsh.

    This song is not on my list of faves. Hell, it's not even on my list of songs I sort-of like when I'm taking pain meds and can't be bothered to change the radio station. But he sings it well, as he does most songs, except that stupid song by Tim McGraw and the one that goes "save a horse, ride a cowboy." He should just leave those alone, you know?

    Back to last night. If you don't know how Karaoke works, you might want to get out of that cave, Osama. The lyrics scroll along the screen, and if there's a lyric-free musical break, it'll say so: '4 measures' or '8 bars.' "Life's been good" has a long intro, a long outro, and a musical break that can only be described as "insane."

    66-measure musical break. Two minutes, forty-one seconds long.

    So while we were waiting for the song to start back up, I made an algabraic list of all the things "66-measure musical break" is equal to.

    8-squared plus 2 equals "66-measure musical break"

    Here's my list of other things that a 66-measure musical break is equal to:

    1. too much weed in the 70's
    2. 1 jackass songwriter
    3. too much of a good thing will make you go blind
    4. the time it takes to get your food order from our Wendy's drive-thru
    5. the fight in the bar
    6. the time it takes to chug a double-shot cappuccino and a donut
    7. time for a quickie
    8. the lifespan of certain flying insects
    9. a catnap
    10. the encouragement for yet another unfortunate performance of "Summer Nights"
    Life may have been good to Joe Walsh, but damn! Sometimes you just gotta quit while you're ahead!


    Beav said...

    That last one could only come from someone who's been to many karaoke nights.

    You could add that a 66-measure musical break is enough time to realize that your whimsical song choice has gone horribly, horribly wrong.

    Soo Mi said...

    Yeah, that hit us right about 6 measures into that 66-measure musical travesty. It's pretty bad when a nap starts lookin' feasible whilst singing a song.

    Still, turned into one of his better one-off songs. Musta been that 66-measure musical break in the middle that helped him rest up his lungs for the second half of the #$%^$ song.