I’m off to work. Here’s a bonus points. Many thanks to YouTube for their help on this project. Without their invaluable assistance this post would be the written version of dog crap.
This first song is as close as I get to prayer. I think you’ll find the central theme fits me like a glove.
This next song is completely autobiographical.
Wow. I had a bad day. I was hurting and for a while there I did not think I was going to live. As an American who has worked since the day I turned 16, and currently works full-time without health insurance of any kind, my wife and I got to spend a good chunk of the day attempting to make health vs. money decisions. Talk about attempting to hedge your bets.
May you and your loved ones never have to go through a decision tree like that. 😦
Should we go to urgent care? That’s $175 minimum. And what will they really do for me? Anything?
The emergency room? I was once there for about 20 minutes and came out owing $1,200. I saw a doctor for a grand total of two minutes and received a shot of something called dilaudid. Sure that stuff was great, I was instantly as high as a kite and didn’t have a care in the world. I was a giggly idiot within 15 minutes as my wife drove me home. But $1,200 for that? Wow. I’m in the wrong line of work.
I’m starting to wonder if I need a CAT scan of my head. I hear that those can cost $10,000.
In the end my wife basically left today’s decision up to me and, always the happy gambler, I decided to roll the dice and hope they didn’t come up snake eyes. Looks like I won this round. Something is still whack but I’m feeling better although not 100% my normal lucid self. It was a pretty painful and scary day.
To celebrate the fact that I’m still alive I just made myself a new YouTube video and would like to roll it out for you all now. Please enjoy this rousing rendition of Type O Negative’s “Life Is Killing Me.”
Oh, here’s a little quote from the back of the jewel case, too:
“If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which he has inflicted on men, he would kill himself.”
– Alexander Dumas (1802 – 1870)
* Bummer. The video was blocked. I can’t even have that bit of fun. Apparently they still allow this one but it contains a promo mid-way through the song.
And now for a little midday musical interlude. This is another segment in our ongoing series introducing the casual reader to the music of Type O Negative. This is sort of a “Type O Negative 101” approach where the goal is to gradually introduce their music step by step rather than firing too soon with the really hardcore stuff. 🙂
This is a top contender for the title: Official Song of the Abyss.
Embedding has been disabled so you’ll have to click the link to watch.
The video is one of my favorites. I hope you’ll watch long enough for the little bit of self-parody payoff at the end. 🙂
Time for excitement. I have a major breakthrough to announce. This is big news, almost as big as the first blog post where I began using vowels. (I think my blog really picked up after that.) I just uploaded my first YouTube video that has a picture. “Action!” I yelled. “Cut!” I yelled. “That’s a wrap!” You get the point. I’m a director now. Woots.
Incidentally, that video with a picture is Type O Negative performing a live cover of Light My Fire by The Doors. Good stuff. You’ll find it on my YouTube channel.
So in celebration of my very own channel where you can check out the crap I make and the crap I favorite, I offer this video I found for today’s bonus tier-2 post:
No, this is not one of my videos. It’s way too advanced for me. It does things and stuff.
Type O Negative may not be your cup ‘o tea, but here’s a little Halloween ditty with a lively beat. 🙂
Of harps and choirs
Pumpkin pine pyres
Flames of red and green
Orange and black
Years take me back
Christmas or Halloween
Halloween in heaven
It’s Christmas in hell
Halloween in heaven
Oh well, oh well