Thursday, September 30, 2010

King of Pain

So I'm at work, and The Police's King of Pain comes on over the lobby music machine. Synchronicity is one of my all-time favorite albums, one of those rare discs I mentioned in the previous post where I love the whole thing. I first owned it on cassette, and I'm onto my second CD version. Anyway, I've been singing King of Pain since 1983, and I know it by heart. As I go into the elevator, I'm singing along softly, "There's a little black spot on the sun today..."

I continued singing as I got off on the third floor and bought a Coke Zero out of the machine there. I kept on as I went down the stairs to Two, where I stopped and got a little bag of Baked Lays out of the snack machine. Then I continued down the stairs to the lobby, and came out singing, "There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt" in perfect time with the music coming out of the ceiling.

Yeah, I'm a nerd. :)


  1. My head just cannot hold a complete song! I could not write the words to a whole song to save my life but when music I have not heard for decades comes on the radio I often sing (badly) along with it! Few connections short in there obviously.

    Great post apart from buying snacks bit!

    Caroline xxx

  2. What's wrong with my snacks? Coke Zero is no calorie, and Baked Lays have 1/3 the fat of comparable fried chips.