I gotta fever


I actually do have a fever. Chills through the day that I attributed to not dressing warmly enough, blossoming into a 100+ temp this evening. Feels very out-of-the-blue, and poorly timed given my schedule for the rest of the week.

Maybe it’s how my fevered brain works, but I got a sudden hankering to watch the Will Ferrel/Christopher Walken “more cowbell” skit from Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, it looks like NBC has requested that the full skit be removed from YouTube. There’s this little clip of Walken saying the key line, and that’s almost enough.

As it happens, recently I’ve also had a strange yen for 70s stadium rock. This is almost certainly due to watching the Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and hearing the music that’s blasted through the arena. I picked up a bunch of songs by Styx, some by Kansas and Toto (!), and “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult. So I can hear more cowbell any time I want. I’m sure to be well in no time.

7 replies on “I gotta fever”

  1. Toto had some decent stuff amidst the cheese. One thing you can say for them is that they were all phenominal studio musicians. Dig around for a clip of “Goodbye Elenor.” That’s the song I always used to use when testing stereo equipment.

    Funny how you can eventually come around to music that you’d rejected. About a year ago, I went through a phase of totally enjoying butt-rock like Foghat and Steve Miller.

  2. TheJim: I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like anyone else. The difference is, once my pants are on, I go out and make gold records!

    Bob: True, true about coming back to your musical roots. This may explain the success of those late-night commercials selling hits of the 70s. All of a sudden, I’m like, “Hey, where’s my credit card?”

  3. God, I hope it wasn’t me sending you all those emails about the new blog that made you sick… Hope you’re feeling better, and it’s good to see a name like Toto with an exclamation point next to it.

  4. Hey Cindy,

    I hope you’re feeling better…and just so you know going out without a coat–getting cold doesn’t make a person sick! You were hosting a bacterium long before you went into the cold. Because I know these things…hahaha

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