Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Why I know "Ice Ice Baby" by heart

No, seriously. There is a reason.

It's the wilderness survival camp my parents put me in when I was 16-17. They made us hike every damn day. (Well, there was the time that I refused to hike. For a month. But that's another story.)

No, this was not a fun camp. This was a camp for Bad Seeds.

Anyway. We hiked. We hiked a lot. Every day. So instead of doing military cadence chant thingies... we did pop songs.

I actually didn't even *hear* "Ice Ice Baby" for like 4 months after it came out. I was held back from "run-in" - release - for an extra two months, and was shoved into a new group. Right after the song had come out.

So. Jimmy taught us the song. As a hiking chant.

That's how I learned "Devil Went Down to Georgia", too.

The weirdest things stick in my brain...

And yeah, this is another song like "Build Me Up, Buttercup", the entire soundtrack of "Rent", etc., that I will be forced to sing in its entirety if I get earwormed.
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