Song of the Day – “Mexican Radio” by Wall of Voodoo

Let’s try to write a Song of the Day post and forget that my head feels like it’s going to burst open!  Yay!

Today the weather changed drastically here.  It went from early Spring pleasant to fucking South Pole blizzard in about an hour.  And my head feels bad. :(

But never mind that.  Here are some random words.  Avast!  Conflagration!  Telefunken!  Spinegroovy!  Arbiniturationousness!

I made up those last two.  The very last one just now, and that penultimate word many years ago.  I was on the bus going to work, and as I do physical work, I was tired.  I was sleeping on the bus, and as I suddenly woke up, that word just popped into my mind.


Say it with me.


It is generally not a good idea to sleep on a bus.  Unless you own that bus.  But not if you’re driving.

Cool song, no?

I guess I don’t have much to say about this song.  Actually, I do.  Let’s get back on track.  See, I’m all dizzy and confused and frazzled and discombobulated from the codeine I’ve been taking all day.  Those boxes weren’t going to wrap themselves, no sir.  And same with those pallets.  You think they’d just wrap themselves?  I think not.

You can buy pallet wrapping robots you know.  They look like this:

They should look like this:

That is what I says.  Anyway, I first heard this song when I was a teenager.  Back then, and still to this day for all I know, there was a Heavy Metal radio show on the local university’s radio station.  It was on every Saturday night and it was called “Megawatt Mayhem”.  I used to tape the broadcasts and get some great tunage that way.  One of the songs the DJ played was this weird non-metal song by this odd non-metal band.

He introduced it as something out of the ordinary, which it was.  I loved it though.  So I chose to keep that track in my collection of “Megawatt Mayhem” tapes.  I had 22 tapes (C90s) full of music.  Sadly, I recorded over them eventually.  I shouldn’t have, because I had some stuff on there that I can’t even recall, except for the fact that I enjoyed it immensely.

Like that song that went “Da dun-dun-dun-dun dun-dun-dun-dun dun-dun-dun-dun dun-dun-dun-dun”.  Man, what a great song.

But I’m rambling again.  I later heard this song again when I was drunk with my ex and we were watching Beavis and Butt-head.  It was one of the videos they were watching and talking about.  I don’t remember what they said about it.

And now hear it is again.  Get it?  Hear it is!  Ha!  That’s the first time ever that anyone has ever made that pun.  Ever.

Do I have anything else to say about the song?  No.  I’m tired.  I go bed now.