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Curses to you Foghat!

Old 11-26-05, 02:17 PM
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Curses to you Foghat!

Weather couldn't have been more perfect here on the North Shore of New orleans. 68 degrees, with a slight crosswind on the out and back, legs feeling fresh, fully hydrated, New (used) bike dialed in. slight cloud cover, just a beautiful day. I'm loving the bike by the way. It's absolutely the most comfortable I've been on a bike. It soaks up the rough spots and when I stand to sprint it jumps forward beneath me. I couldn't be happier.

I get to my favorite spot for time trialing, Just a perfectly flat road with no stops and almost no traffic, and feel good enough to torture myself for an hour to remind myself what it feels like to be alive, miserable, and happy all at the same time.

About 8 minutes into the wind-sucking sweatfest, i'm baffled when my brain starts repeating "slow ri-i-i-i-de, take it e-e-e-e-easy."

I tried to ignore it, but it's as if Foghat were actually standing between my ears and the imaginary concert grew to a dramatic crescendo. It's fortunate that I've never actually seen the performers of this particular classic rock anthem, as I'm sure my mind's eye would have projected a writhing, denim-clad, frizzy-haired, man's man with his fist in the air belting it out to a sea of rednecks with lighters in the air and budweisers to their lips.
I tried to clear it out by doing the mental singing thing, not actually singing with my mouth, but singing in my head. It didn't work. That only reaffirmed the fact that Foghat was there, and legitimized the imaginary concert, thereby making it infinitely more difficult to quell the annoyance.

after forty minutes of this madness, i quit fighting it and just accepted the fact they were performing encore after encore of this one line and had no intention of calling it quits. I sped it up to match my cadence (which was nice of them to comply with.)

I did beat my personal best for the hour, no thanks to those rotten bastards. and for that, I'm happy.

Curses to you Foghat, wherever you are.


My question is this? Is this normal and a physical response to extreme exertion, or am I on the verge of cracking up? Has anyone had a similar experience?
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dude, I think the song is about another kind of ride
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Thanks a lot.
Now that song is stuck in my head.
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By the way, I saw Foghat numerous times. The singer was a skinny guy with long straight hair. And yes, now I've got that song stuck in my head, too.

But glad it didn't keep you from a personal best.

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Hey it could have been worse I had "Oops I did it again" by Britney Spears stuck in my head on a ride once...now that's a nightmare.
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Where are they now, you ask?

Well, Hogfat.... errr..Foghat, is still kicking it around out there, doing the geezer circuit... Lonesome Dave, their singer, died a few years ago, so they have some scrub filling in for him.

A bud of mine used to be their soundman...
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Funny, I was just listening to "Honey Hush".

"Come in this house, stop all that yackety yack
Come in here woman, stop all that yackety yack
Don't make me nervous
, 'cause I'm holdin' a baseball bat
Singin' hi-yo, hi-yo silver ...."

Really fast tempo. NOt politically correct though.
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Anyone have the Hat that said FOG? Yep it was a fog...hat...lol. It's true.
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I've had this lyric stuck in my head a number of times on the bike:

"And I'm gone, gone, gone, I don't care
Cos I'm gone, gone, gone, I don't care
It's where I'm from, I'm on the road again"

- Rock and Roll Stew by Traffic on Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

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Originally Posted by mollusk
- Rock and Roll Stew by Traffic on Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
I didn't think anyone remembered or even listened to that LP anymore. I made a mix for the local spin class I go to, and included "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" as one of the warm-up tunes.

Rocked the house with that CD mix, and it sure was welcome relief from the usual crap they play in those classes.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
I didn't think anyone remembered or even listened to that LP anymore. I made a mix for the local spin class I go to, and included "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone" as one of the warm-up tunes.

Rocked the house with that CD mix, and it sure was welcome relief from the usual crap they play in those classes.
Since I am old (50+) I listen to very little of the current offerings. Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello are about it.

Another song that gets stuck in my head when hammering is Rory Gallagher's "Country Mile" on the album "Calling Card". It's pretty obscure for a US audience, but a very fast blues number. I'm guessing it would be a great tune to spin to.

"Well I was born on the side of the road,
A gap in the hedge,
Did you hear what I said,
Born in a house with no slates,
But I wouldn't switch,
I didn't have a stitch,
I've always been out on a limb,
I've been hard to mend,
Like a kick in the shin.

You'll only see me smile,
When I eat up a country mile.

Gotta make tracks,
Gotta raise the dust,
Grease my heels,
Out race the bus,
Don't blink your eyes,
Or you won't see me again."
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I think it's a psychological thing. Something in our cadence, or a repetative sound on our ride triggers a memory that gets stuck in our head. I can think of a lot worse songs than a Foghat song getting stuck in our head. At least you didn't think about it being a "Small World".
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Yeah, you're cracking up...nah, not really.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby, played non-stop in my head while I was solo climbing Mt. Ishpa in the Cariboo mountains of BC...and I mean playing LOUD, as if I had headphones on. Partner got ill and stopped, I continued to where the climbing became dangerous...and the music just came on. It was bizarre!! Oddly enough, it seemed to help me concentrate. I had to cross a narrow snowy bit near the summit, but didn't like the looks of it, so reached out with a boot and kicked a step into it without committing to the move. The top inch or so of the snow broke loose below my boot and started sliding down. The slide widened and dropped out of sight, but I heard the snow continue hissing as it went down the steeper section. Eventually I saw a huge plume of dirty snow and rocks launch out far from the mountain, perhaps 1,000 feet below me. The underlying snow was solid enough to cross the slope without dying, so I went for it.

Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida played on.

Another Half-Told © tale by Starclimber.

Biking, I get Balinese gamelan music playing on occasion. Very soothing and rhythmical it is, and helps to keep my cadence steady.
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Originally Posted by mollusk
Since I am old (50+) I listen to very little of the current offerings. Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello are about it.

Another song that gets stuck in my head when hammering is Rory Gallagher's "Country Mile" on the album "Calling Card". It's pretty obscure for a US audience, but a very fast blues number. I'm guessing it would be a great tune to spin to.

"Well I was born on the side of the road,
A gap in the hedge,
Did you hear what I said,
Born in a house with no slates,
But I wouldn't switch,
I didn't have a stitch,
I've always been out on a limb,
I've been hard to mend,
Like a kick in the shin.

You'll only see me smile,
When I eat up a country mile.

Gotta make tracks,
Gotta raise the dust,
Grease my heels,
Out race the bus,
Don't blink your eyes,
Or you won't see me again."
Man I don't believe this, I was a die hard Rory Gallagher fan for many years, saw him in concert a couple of times and even waited by the back stage door of the Long Beach Auditorium with a couple of friends and talked to him for awhile, (he was holding that old beat up Fender of his) really nice guy. I gave away all my albums a couple of years ago (don't ask) among them were a few Rory Gallagher albums. No one even knows whom I'm talking about if I mention his name anymore.

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Originally Posted by lsits
Funny, I was just listening to "Honey Hush".

"Come in this house, stop all that yackety yack
Come in here woman, stop all that yackety yack
Don't make me nervous
, 'cause I'm holdin' a baseball bat
Singin' hi-yo, hi-yo silver ...."

Really fast tempo. NOt politically correct though.
Great song, along with Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie.
When I was a junior in HS, EVERYONE I knew had "Foghat Live"on 8 track....yeah, you read that right, 8 track.
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Dude, try riding to work with the Dead Kennedys' "Too Drunk to F***" stuck in your head. It ain't right, but I tell you, it'll give you the cadence from hades.
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Originally Posted by 1955
Man I don't believe this, I was a die hard Rory Gallagher fan for many years, saw him in concert a couple of times and even waited by the back stage door of the Long Beach Auditorium with a couple of friends and talked to him for awhile, (he was holding that old beat up Fender of his) really nice guy. I gave away all my albums a couple of years ago (don't ask) among them were a few Rory Gallagher albums. No one even knows whom I'm talking about if I mention his name anymore.

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Another Rory fan! We seem to be few and far between. I loved his stuff.

I still have a lot of his music on vinyl, but I don't have the right kind of sound card to transfer it to digital. Sounds like a worthwhile project as I hardly listen to my vinyl anymore because of the pain of cleaning and getting up every 15 minutes or so to flip the LP. It is so much easier to put a number of CDs in the changer and hit "Play".

Had "Cradle Rock" pop into my head a number of times today when doing intervals. RIP, Rory.
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Whenever I am challenged during a ride (a long, tough hill, for instance), Chuck D, Flava Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff and the S1W's show up in my head spinning the best of Public Enemy.

Usually it's "Welcome to the Terrordome" or "Don't Believe the Hype", but sometimes "Fight the Power" makes an appearance too. Every once in a while Anthrax shows up to collaborate on "Bring tha Noize".

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Today as I was getting dressed the kids were watching "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" (you guys with kids will know the show) and that was the theme song for my ride.
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Brain Worms: I love them.

When I was running, many a jog and 5K were accompanied by my brain singing "Daddy I'm Fine" by Sinéad O'Connor and "Evergreen" by M. C. Chris. Not so much an issue while riding -- even though I did manage to sing alot of Talking Heads songs out loud in the lonesome stretches of my first Tour de Corn.
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I do that alot. Usually it's a song I hate....I'm always running songs in my head during a ride. Best one is Radar Love by Golden Earring. Oh crap now it's stuck. lol
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
dude, I think the song is about another kind of ride
Winner of the best initial post to a great post award.
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<<after forty minutes of this madness, i quit fighting it and just accepted the fact they were performing encore after encore of this one line and had no intention of calling it quits. I sped it up to match my cadence (which was nice of them to comply with.>>>

Thats about how they play it in concert. Went to the recording of the "roadcases" CD in Portland Or. Song was about 20 minutes long and sped up into speed metal territory.
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Originally Posted by 2Rodies
Today as I was getting dressed the kids were watching "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" (you guys with kids will know the show) and that was the theme song for my ride.
You poor bastard.
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