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tummy just growls not real words mostly vowels and I always forget sometimes Y

I was listening to the Barenaked Ladies during my walk today, and despite having listened to Stomach Vs Heart a million times, even singing along millions of times*, I heard something in the lyrics I didn't catch before. The song line is "tummy just growls not real words mostly vowels" which reminded me of the time I was getting an autograph from an Atlanta band at Dragoncon and was so nervous that I forgot how to talk. Well, I started out talking - but I was saying stupid things. And he was taking forever to autograph the CD - it was as if he were putting intense thought into each letter of a very long name. So to fill the empty air, I opened my mouth. And I shouldn't have.

I'm sure I posted this story before, but I couldn't find it. The first time I saw the Lost Boys in concert I was blown away by the show and terribly shy and excited about talking to them afterwards. When getting Clarence the Destroyer's autograph I went completely Fangirl on him. I believe I started by complimenting the song lyrics, to which he said String writes the songs. I said something about writing songs must be the most challenging part (what does that mean?) and how much I respected that, until it occurred to me that perhaps I was insulting him by praising the song writer in the band. I believe my thought was "OH NO! That might have been insulting. Say something about what he does!!" I may have said something like "singing is challenging, too." He continued to sign his name. I believe my next thought was "OH NO! He's still signing! Say something else!!" I added something unintelligible but made up of words. He continued to sign.I believe my next thought was "OH NO! What did I just say? I don't know, but he's still signing. Say something else?!?" So I added something unintelligible and not made of words. At that point I know my next thought was "OH NO - those weren't even words. That was just vowel sounds?!?!" Thankfully at that point he'd finished signing, and I thought "Yay! I can escape!" But I didn't escape; my husband asked about posing for a picture. To his credit, he graciously smiled and put his arm around my shoulder for the picture. That was our first meeting - thankfully either I was not as much of an idiot as I felt *or* he didn't remember me because I had several normal conversations with him later on.

Anyway, I know this is a useless post - but the BNL lyric made me really happy because it means possibly I'm not the only one to lose the ability to form consonants. (Yes, I know in the song the stomach was speaking in vowels, not the mouth, still I felt a connection.) :D

I do believe if I were to ever meet one of the Barenaked Ladies I would probably forget more than how to form consonants. I think I would forget how to breathe.



*slight exaggeration, but possibly not

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sarahtoalaska
Jul. 27th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
More than likely he is very very use to that kind of thing happening and has learned that the smartest thing to do is nothing.

Imagine is he had said something back to you.... you might have disappeared altogether.

I always thought writing the music would be hardest. Singing has always just been fun for me.
madladyred
Jul. 28th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
I imagine they probably do get that a lot - thank goodness for my sake. And yes, if he'd have called me on my babbling I probably would have melted into the floor and not surfaced for hours. Ha!

I don't think singing is challenging for him, either - I was grasping at anything. (sigh)
nqn
Jul. 27th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Haha I totally saw the journal title and thought "Is that madladyred" and IT WAS. Yes.

You haven't met any of BNL? I've met them all! :D Totally got a hug from Steve and I'm pretty sure I forgot how to breathe but I can't remember.
madladyred
Jul. 28th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Okay - it makes me really happy that a BNL referenced line would make someone think of me. :D

It is so cool that you've met them. They all seem so nice and genuine in the interviews I've seen. Did you get a picture with them?

(OH and may I add that I'm crazy jealous of you - ha!)

Edited at 2010-07-28 01:59 am (UTC)
nqn
Jul. 28th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
aaahh they were all so nice. C:

I did! I don't think I have them on this computer though. :B We were getting our picture taken with Tyler and all of a sudden Jim appeared and snuck in that shot, lol.
magnet5
Jul. 27th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Anything that makes me laugh this much can't be a useless post.
madladyred
Jul. 28th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
ha! I'm glad it made you laugh. :D
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