This morning I’ve been suffering from that age-old nag, a song stuck in my head.
Except in my case it hasn’t been just one song. It’s been two — a mashup of my own making.
The thing is, it’s super annoying but not really a bad mashup.
Musically, I think they could go together — and possibly lyrically too, although you’d need a whole lot of double entendre for “Bare Necessities” (“Now when you pick a pawpaw or a prickly pear and you prick a raw paw next time beware.”) — and you’d certainly have to look at the laidback sloth bear Baloo in a whole different light.
That mashup still hadn’t stopped rattling in my brain when another one entered. This one was Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind” and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild.”
(“If you could read my mind love … fire all of your guns at once and explode into space.”)
I really don’t know how those fit together. I think I ate something funny for breakfast.
Anyhow, it all reminded me of the most horrifyingly wonderful mashup ever produced in the history of the world ever. Yes, I know I used the word “ever” twice in that sentence. My hyperbole demanded it.
So, here is Mighty Mike’s “Imagine a Jump,” pairing John Lennon and David Lee Roth. Enjoy!