Though, other times, it’ll just be weird things that pop into my head – for example: If the word “Boo!” wasn’t associated with ghosts, would it still startle us when we heard it? Has anyone ever heard of a ghost actually saying “Boo!”? Also, why do people who say they don’t believe in ghosts also still get startled when they hear the word “Boo!”? Hmmmm? Yeah, stuff like this is what delays my nighttime slumber.
for some reason, I’m both annoyed and humorously entertained when a famous musician will start to play a song, but stop and then tell some drawn-out story (usually sprinkled with bad jokes only they find humorous, but the audience will laugh at because the musician is famous) while they sporadically pluck out a few notes on their guitar or tickle a few keys on their piano. Ten minutes or so later, they may finally go into the song they had started to play before they detoured into their pointless story…it’s so annoying, yet so cheezily entertaining. Is the audience then applauding the story, or just that the story is finally over and the song finally beginning? I like to think it’s the latter. Haha! So, anyway, here’s an example where I put myself into that scenario:
I throw on a cheezy, conservative sweater (or even a really horrible sweater vest over a turtleneck), grab my guitar, and head on down to the local watering hole. I get on stage, perch myself atop a stool, cross one leg over the other, and stare out at the audience with a ridiculous grin on my face (just picture a really over-the-top Gordon Lightfoot-esque look and feel to everything). I start to strum my guitar like I’m about to go into a full song, but then I softly chuckle, throw out a cheezy grin and change my strumming to a sporadic plucking of notes and announce to the audience, “I’d like to tell you about the time when I…”. I begin to tell a meandering, non-sensical story in a soothing “soft rock AM-station DJ/NPR voice”. At times, I throw in some witty punch lines that only I chuckle at – adding a few more guitar notes as exclamation points: