Nurses deserve many things they don’t get. Not yet, anyway! We deserve individualized theme music, for instance. When we enter a room at work, everyone should know it’s us AND know the situation at hand, without looking, without asking: just from the distinctive background music that floats in with us. Just like people do in movies and TV shows! We’re stars, right? We’re heroes. We deserve music. We do!
Iron Man gets theme music, so why can’t we? He’s the rich jerk who flies around “saving humanity.” He’s a smart guy: he knows he could make power thingies for all of us. You know, the power thingie he invented, the one he wears in his chest, it’s so small, the one that offers so much power he can fly without wing, fly all the live long day. A tank of gasoline the size of that thingie would allow the average SUV to start up, perhaps, run or minute or two, and that’s about all. That wee thingie – you can see it on the Iron Man video below – it packs some serious power! So he could end traffic, solve all of humanity’s power needs, OR he could do it his way: keep it so only he a few select friends can fly. Nice, Mr. Stark. You’re not the Iron Man, you’re the Selfish Man! Even Mr Monopoly himself, Bill Gates of Microsoft fame, even he at least gives away the money he made forcing millions of us to endure his crappy Windows bloatware scams, one after another…
But we digress… badly! Egads, how we’ve digressed! We haven’t just jumped the rails, folks, we’ve wandered miles away from the tracks. In my defense, I blame my writing staff, editor, producer and blog CEO: me me me me! So to speak. Theme music for nurses. Right.
I like this idea, I really do, but I need help… if you haven’t already noticed.
I need your musical help: with all the great music out there, and all the different kinds of nurses, all the different situations… that’s a lot of music! It’s overwhelming, honestly.
Let’s make a deal, OK? Give me your brain… No, I’m not a zombie. I’m just a budding Comedy Nurse Specialist, striving to meet all the requirements my professional organizations demand of me to maintain membership and certification. Trust me on this one, folks. I wrote the CNS rules, because I founded the AACNS (American Academy of CNSs), the APCNSA (American Professional CNS Association), and the only CNS group on LinkedIn (that one, oddly, is the only real one on the list. I’m working on it!). Such a busy bee I’ve been!
So please, help me out, have some fun with it. I need your ideas. FInd me great theme music that says to you, “That’s my music!” You pick ’em, and I’ll share ‘Em with everybody. You get full credit, and all the fame & fortune that (doesn’t ) go with it… It’ll be fun!
I’m still working up a slightly less crappy video production system (busy!) than my current one. For now, I’ll stick to text, but I think it would be great good fun to put out some music videos with our songs. For today, I offer some theme songs for a psych nurse gone slightly mad himself. My music! Here it is so far:
Dream Police – Cheap Trick: “The dream police, they live inside my head… You know that talk is cheap, and those rumors ain’t nice, And when I fall asleep, I don’t think I’ll survive, the night! the night!… They’re driving me insane, those men inside my brain…” Did I mention that most of the best music known to humanity comes from the seventies? Prove me wrong!
Destroyer – The Kinks: “Met a girl named Lola and I took her back to my place, feeling guilty feelings, scared, hidden cameras everywhere! Stop! Hold on, Stay in control. Girl, I want you here with me, but I’m really not as cool as I’d like to be, ’cause there’s a Red under my bed, and a little yellow man in my head, and there’s a true, blue, inside of me, who keeps stopping me, touching you, wanting you, loving you – Paranoia, deep destroyer…”
I spent hours of my youth air guitaring to that rock gem…
Iron Man – Black Sabbath: “I AM IRON MAN… Has he lost his mind, does he see or is he blind? Can he walk at all, or if he moves, will he fall? Is he alive or dead, icy thoughts within his head? We’ll just pass him there… Why should we even care? He once turned to steel, in a great magnetic field, when he traveled time, for the future of mankind…” Try it sometime: try to understand Ozzy well enough to transcribe the words! A translator from Planet Drugs would have been nice…
Been a Long Time Since I Rock & Rolled – Led Zeppelin: For the geriatric nurses out there. I do geri, psych, and geripsych nursing myself: triple play!
We will never, ever get back together – Taylor Swift: Do you have any idea how many thousands of variations on this persona I’ve met at work over the years? The drama, the unstable emotions, and relationships, the drama… it used to be listed somewhere under Axis 2. I’ve been beloved, despised, fired, rehired, and refired, multiple rounds in a single 8-hour shift, like, SO many times! We usually get along fine, though, soon enough, and hope abounds. Life gets better for the Taylors of the world, it gets better in time, usually.
Such fun! The possibilities are endless, of course, and this is a quite random list, the free association kind of output Freud might elicit if I were on his couch looking for something to say. That was me and therapy, always looking for something entertaining to get to the end ASAP. Not for everyone!
In any case, please do send me your ideas. Visual links are also nice, but your ideas are the real gold. Send me your gold. Do it now!
More in the pipeline! Oh, and as always,
Keep on playing!