Monday, March 05, 2007

Silly-Ass Shit for my Night Off Work

Sarah Brown once said that AC/DC's "Back in Black" was the tune that should play every time she walked into a room. Despite my cranky persona online, there are actually very few things written on the internet that make me steaming mad--but this was one of them, because I wished to hell I'd come up with it first.

(And now I cannot for the life of me find it. But I know she said it. I know because she also listed as a turn-off "people who cannot get past the fact that they were once gifted children," and that was ANOTHER thing I wished to hell I'd said first, and I was able to turn that up, so I'm probably right about "Back in Black," don't you think?)

Anyway, thanks to Sarah Brown getting there first, I lost all claim to "Back in Black" as a theme song, which is probably just as well, as that would have been a stretch for me to pull off even in my imagination, and my imagination is wild. So I have had to find a substitute, and the best I have been able to do is still way awkward. That is: Were it not for the cultural-appropriation and vaguely misogynist* issues apparent in my selection, this would be the song I would choose to have play whenever I entered a room commandeered a space with my inimitable presence:



So. What's yours?


*Regarding misogyny and hip-hop, you could do worse than this one. Witness my favorite couplet:

I cook, I clean, I swear that mami,
Just as long as you don't go off and tell nobody


See? He's a good guy at heart. Just keep your mouth shut that he's a good guy at heart, lest you trash his rep with tha boyz. Man, the lengths a fella will go to in order to keep people from thinking he's in any way womanly.

6 comments:

Rob said...

Mine would be something Like this if I were to have any presence worth mentioning.

I'm a rocker at heart.

Lesley Plum said...

I always wanted The Imperial March from Star Wars. Sure, it'd be somewhat incongruous, but I do wear a lot of black.

What, me a geek? Completely ignore that rumor you heard about someone who worked for me buying me a talking Darth Vader helmet as a gag gift and me keeping it in my office. And pressing the button to make it talk once in a while.

Righteous Bubba said...

Popcorn.

norbizness said...

The Great Deceiver by King Crimson (no video available).

Lori S. said...

"Demolition Man" as performed by Grace Jones.

I must note to Lesley Plum that my partners *have* taken to humming the Imperial March whenever I am wearing my trench coat and they are walking behind me.

sansioy said...

You surprise me, Ilyka... I thought for sure you'd choose this.

As for me... I'll have to go for the song that says
"I ain't no goddamned son of a bitch."