When the whole country turned blue (da-ba-dee-da-ba-daa)

Music Monday is now just Music Whenever since I can’t be trusted with a schedule but when I act spontaneously I seem to want to do things with real energy.

In terms of blogging, that is to say regarding content depth, knowledge, production, and presentation, I would say that I’m not a very good blogger. My brain just chases too many things at once for me to be so I wind up with some occasions where an entry will be nice and meaty while other times it consists of little more than, “Hey, I know or found this thing and think it’s neat.”

I also haven’t been able to find the Justify setting since the Editor changed so everything’s going to look goofy foot. That’s a term I haven’t seen or heard in a long time and I just made up an excuse to use it.

I digress. The muzak.

This is something that I will be doing the work to delve into because I remember (Almost.) where I was when Eiffel 65’s “I’m Blue” hit the American airwaves. The year was 1998, one my Middle School self remembers more for Emmerich’s version of Godzilla than anything else, and our family was coming home from somewhere or other on Someday the Someteenth. We were pulling up to the house when the evening DJ on Z100 (Shout-out to the Tri-State Area, east coast US.) started talking about a new song and he sounded excited. He said that he had this song and had instructions from his boss not to play it until the next evening, Whenday the Whenteenth, but that he simply had to play it for us listeners now. Looking back on that statement now there was obviously some embellishment going on but kid-Me bought it and figured this was a huge deal.

It’s been a long time and the song was big during a long period in my life where I knew songs but not bands unless the name was super obvious, so I will admit right here that until the 22nd of August, 2020, I held the belief that Eiffel 65 was a French group. It was only during my research for this entry that I discovered they are in fact Italian. I also thought CCR was a band from Louisiana so paint me unlearned. I was instantly hooked on the song and when I finally saw the video I was blown away. It quickly became my favorite thing to sit and watch for on VH1 and The Box. Ignore what your present eyes are telling you, in ’98 this was amazing for a standard music video.

Yo, listen up here’s the story
About a little guy that lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees is just blue
Like him inside and outside

Blue his house
With a blue little window
And a blue corvette
And everything is blue for him
And himself and everybody around
‘Cause he ain’t got nobody to listen…

I’m blue
Da ba dee, da ba daa [7]
I’m blue
Da ba dee, da ba daa [7]

I have a blue house with a blue window
Blue is the color of all that I wear
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue

Blue are the people here that walk around
Blue like my corvette its in and outside
Blue are the words I say and what I think
Blue are the feelings that live inside me

I’m blue
Da ba dee, da ba daa [7]
I’m blue
Da ba dee, da ba daa [7]

I have a blue house with a blue window
Blue is the color of all that I wear
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue

Blue are the people here that walk around
Blue like my corvette its in and outside
Blue are the words I say and what I think
Blue are the feelings that live inside me

I’m blue
Da ba dee da ba daa [7]
I’m blue
Da ba dee da ba daa [7]

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