Friday, November 2nd, 2007 • 2 Comments on Wired
Despite the mellow little cold I’m still nursing, the venti-iced-black-and-white-three-pumps-each-no-whip-mocha I had at four o’clock this afternoon has me wide awake. Damn Starbucks.
No, no, no… I take it back! I love Starbucks! I will name my child—or next dog—Starbucks! I promise!
(Don’t want to anger the caffeinated-coffee-beverage god during NaNoWriMo, right?)
The problem with working at coffee shops is that I get songs stuck in my head and then can’t exorcise them because I don’t know what they are. That happend with A Fine Frenzy’s album One Cell in the Sea. I kept hearing it over and over at Barnes and Noble and finally had to ask what it was so I could just buy it and be done with it.
Starbucks hss been running their Song of the Day promotion for the past few weeks and I think the song I can’t get out of my head is one of them, but when scrolling through their collection, I can’t locate it. (Though I’m happy to see that women artists are heavily represented in the promotion.) It’s kind of this breathy-folksy-Irish sounding song, but I can never quite make out the lyrics. I’m usually not really conscious that I’ve even heard the song until I’m on my way home from the coffee shop and I’m still hearing it. And now, eight hours later, it’s still in my head. Ack!
I have a sense that it might be about water, the ocean, a ship or travel? I keep hearing the words “Down the jubilee” or “Down the Ruby Lee” or something. Ring any bells? (Seriously, I need to get this song out of my head!) I’m probably completely wrong about both the words and the subject—it’s been known to happen—but when I hear it, I think of sea-faring songs.
It would be nice to hear it now. It might help me sleep.