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August 31, 2006


This blog feels your pain.

If you have never heard of High School Musical, be very, very grateful.


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Never heard it, don't wanna! First!

first to say thank goodness i only have boys!

don't remind me.....we drove through the Canadian maritimes this summer with it playing in the backseat......my ears are still bleeding

Isn't that a great - I mean grating - soundtrack?!?!

OMG, I definately feel this pain as I have a 13 year old daughter, and she loves the %@@&&!! Disney channel.

No, no High School Musical. My ten year old is more into the B-52's.

A couple of years back I had to endure the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync. (Shudders)

Never heard of it, and on the basis of these comments I have ordered Mr Blair to ban imports of High School Musical, as well as shooting Paris Hilton on sight if she appears at immigration.

Enjoy it while ya can. The sound of empty nest is even more distrubing. at times.

For me it was The Princess Bride. I have the whole thing memorized.

As a father of two girls in that age range, I am indeed grateful to be able to say that we have actually avoided that fate so far. But I have been warned by others that this wave is coming and that the annoyance factor will be beyond our capacity to measure.

We remain under siege by H@rry P0tter recordings, but so far I can live with that.

My daughter is about to turn 13 and I wish she listened to High School Musical. I have broken several CDs containing the (c)rap kids listen to nowadays.

Dave, thanks for the heads up on that one.

If I hear the words "The Best of Both Worlds" or the words to that Ramone Simone show again, I'm gonna scream.

Now, Spongebob Squarepants... That I can handle.

For those of us without the benefit of knowing High School Musical: ttp://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/originalmovies/highschoolmusical/

Kinda makes one grateful one does not have daughters in the relevant age range.

For me it was The Princess Bride. I have the whole thing memorized.

Posted by: Wyo Cowboy | 09:59 AM on August 31, 2006

you say that like it's a bad thing. doesn't everyone have the princess bride memorized? if i had a daughter she'd have been named buttercup for sure.

I caught myself singing this this morning:

Getcha, getcha head in the game!
Gotta, gotta getcha getcha head in the game!

Not sure if my head is in the game or not, but I felt like shoving some pliers into my ear to extract this song from my head.

Blurk, I too have had to destroy several CD's, music files on my puter at home, and had to put restrictions on what her friends bring to the house.

If I have to listen to another episode of "Moesha(tm)", I'm gonna lose it.

I don't have children of my own, so everything they do sounds adorable to me. Naive, I know.

I'm lucky. So far I've managed to keep my daughter innocent and unworldy. Her favorite CD is the Disney Princesses. Of course, this makes her brother want to vomit, so instead of actually having to listen to the music I get to listen to the squabbling.

LALALA I cant hear ANY OF YOU Bloggers singing....LALALA

artchick, you're doin' well, just never leave the basement door unlocked. ;)

I'm lucking out (so far) - my 6 year old boy loves 80's metal so I get to re-live the songs of my youth - all for his listening pleasure, of course!

Far rather have the Princess Bride than the stuff I hear coming out of my girls' rooms. They have discovered reruns of Full House. I may have to take a chain saw to the TV if I hear the theme song just once more. In fact now that I've brought it up its running through my head again so if y'all will excuse me I'm off to run in front of a bus.

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die.
Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...
And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva...
So tweasure your wuv.
Have you the wing?
...and do you,Pwincess Buwwercup...
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

That movie is one big sound byte. Almost as good as Caddyshack

This is one of those occasions where I'm glad I don't have cable TV. I only lament not having cable during the regular football season.

I'll start crying next week.

Disney channel? What's that?

Kilmeny, if you have Comcast(the evil empire) digital cable you can block certain shows. Make it so they need the password to access them. I did that to block that Paris Hilton show when my neice visits.

yeah lisa, that's how the rest of us ended up with kids. beware!!

Dave, thank you for the shout out...

(a mother of 5 and 7-year-olds)

PS: there will be a High School Musical 2 in 2007, they are filming it.

Wait.... you get kids from watching the Disney Channel?

Glad my teen girls are PAST that age and have never heard of the musical! We like Rent, Spamalot ..etc.

As far as the Princess Bride goes... LOVE it own it seen it a million times! It's a classic!

past that age group as well...I've paid my dues, Dave.

Synergy, Dave. So that they have a constant supply of audience members.

JOG, "he's only mostly dead."

I too loved Caddyshack. But the critters got smart.

I also fall into this category , two daughters, 8 and 10, please send help......

also spotted recently

Be alert, Dave, He was headed south.

The kids are out and gone, came back, and now they are all out and gone, including grandchildren.

Buck up, folks, this too shall pass!

no dave, watching disney channel is penance for having kids. naively thinking they're adorable is how you end up with 'em. well, it's a little more complicated than that, but i think you've already figured the mechanics out.

I hate to admit it, but my parents had to listen to the Partridge Family and Donny Osmond.

foggiest, that's what *I* listened to as well :)

I guess it's payback in a way...

welcome back, foggy. missed you. My folks had to listen to Burl Ives, Purple People Eater, and Sons of the Pioneers. (Sons of the P's. at 78 was a kick)

Wyo, I love Sons of the Pioneers! Wish I could find a CD of their stuff.

This Sunday, four of my five kids will be teaming with the two kids next door to present their own version of High School Musical. They're very excited about this. I am expected to attend. I will now shove a ballpoint pen through my eardrum...

Kitten, try here

Oh, I love the Princess Bride movie! It's hilarious! Thankfully at that age I took over my dad's Beatles 8 track, I mean, CD.

Thanks Wyo. You have kitten on your mind?

oops. sorry foggy.

sheepish humble grin.

gotta avoid mentionin' sheep 'round here.

can you blame the man? meow....

Wyo, stop drinkin' the 'mergency supplies...it's foggiest who wanted that cd :P

*quote* I caught myself singing this this morning:
Getcha, getcha head in the game!
Gotta, gotta getcha getcha head in the game!

Be glad you didn't have the lyrics to "Mister, Won't You Please Help My Pony," running through your head as it is running through mine right now. Ween is great, but disturbingly incessant once listened to.

My ten year old brother's been listening to the soundtrack to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the past couple of weeks, and I've had :
Veruca Salt, the little brute,
Has just gone down the garbage chute
And She will meet as she descends
A rather different set of friends
A rather different set of friends
A rather different set of friends
A fish head, for example, cut
This morning from a halibut.
An oyster from an oyster stew,
A steak that no one else would chew,
And lots of other things as well,
Each with a rather horrid smell.
horrid smell

What joy is mine.

The kids find the annoying stuff on purpose. When I was annoyed with what my parents had on I broke out the big gun, Wagnerian Opera. It was the only thing powerful enough to fight the disco.

I had to listen to Grease... And my daughter was born in the 80s... My grandaughter (currently 8) will probably be in High School Musical 6 when she's in high school. Thankfully (partially anyway) she lives 945 miles away. Although there will be some kind of video still by then, I suppose... Ack. Maybe I should just go have my coffee.....

Ah yes, the solace of Lohengrin.

Here you go, Juggler.

Still no sign of a hurricane here in Big Sky Country. It did rain a little last night, though. Better have some 'mergency supplies just in case.

I don't have any kids, but I do have a younger sister who just entered that age range. I've never heard the songs in High School Musical, but I somehow managed to get the lines

Getcha, getcha head in the game!
Gotta, gotta getcha getcha head in the game!

stuck in my head anyway. That stuff must be powerful. I have to take extreme measures.

Does anybody know "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas?"

*snork* Jeff.

Now I can't wait to go to another dumb@ss convention!

High School Musical 2?


My daughters (aged 7 and 9) have treated me to many interpretative dance routines performed to the High School Musical soundtrack. They also know ALL of the words to every song.

But my 7 year-old's first love is my collection of Foo Fighters CD's, played at maximum volume, so there is hope.

*makes futile attempt to get head out of the game*

I get my own revenge, of course. To wake the kids up in the morning, I go in and sing, LOUDLY, the Barney song (I love you, you love me) that I had to listen to ad infinitum when they were younger.

Ack! Someone hijaaked my name!

Come to think of it, this blog is the one that introduced me to "Mahna Mahna" too.

I've never seen it, but since I did work on the musicals in high school -techie only- I kinda want to see the horror of Disneyfication of that chaos. I've been able to chant along with My Fair lady, Peter Pan, The Music Man, and Fiddler on the Roof ever since. I can't imagine it could be any worse.

Does anybody know "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas?"

OMG!!!!! My absolute favorite Christmas song!!! I can't find it anywhere - do you know how to find it?

*snork* @ Jeff's T-shirt!

I wan't one!

crossgirl (way up there)-Or naively thinking something's adorable.

My daughter is now in college and living away from home. We had The Land Before Time memorized. Thank the music gods she only did 'pop' for about a year. I don't think I could have handled the Spice Girls or Sugar Ray much longer than that. She went from that straight to Aerosmith then to alternative type of music.


You can get it from Rhino Records. It's on the "Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD Of All Time".


(yes, I own a copy)

Steve (yes, that one)

Hey, Dr. Demento was great! He played such clasasics as "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road."

Okay, I'll watch "High School Musical 2," but ONLY if it stars Gabe Kaplan and Arnold Horschack and if John Sebastian does the music.

I'm looking forward to the show-stopping production numbers of "Up Your Nose" and "How Lovely to be a Sweathog."

I think Vinnie Barbarino may have to have that three-piece white suit let out a little.

Ba Ba Ba Ba Barbarino...

Thank You Jeff, I think I will order that next payday.

My almost-12-year-old daughter isn't into High School Musical, but I've seen Pirates of the Carribbean 2 at least half a dozen times this summer. The music to that is kinda hard to get out of the ears, too, though thankfully it doesn't have annoying lyrics. And it has Johnny Depp. Do't throw me in that briar patch!
Her favorite song is "Hips Don't Lie." Don't ask me, I don't know.

Make that "Don't".... *lays off the 'mergency supplies*

Steve - you rock!!!


Obviously, most of you have never seen or heard of High School Musical. My 5-year-old loves it. Nice uplifting messages - in some ways it is a current-day Grease.

Her favorite song is "Hips Don't Lie." Don't ask me, I don't know.

Awesome song! It's Shakira

Did anyone ever hear that song Dr. Demento used to play that went..."Press your buttocks against the window to let me know you are home, the view from the sidewalk is a vision all it's own. There's no need to turn out the light, just press your buttocks against the window and it turns the day to night...."

Obviously, most of you have never seen or heard of High School Musical. My 5-year-old loves it. Nice uplifting messages - in some ways it is a current-day Grease.

24 -

here ya go ...

OtheU - thanks! my kids hate it when this song comes on the radio because I sing it at the top of my lungs!

24, can you blame them??

*runs and hides*

psstt...I'm sure you have a lovely voice.

Oh, on the contrary, Siouxie - but, hey, they HAVE to be nice to me right before Christmas!

very true, 24...very true!

so sing your little heart out...

Oh, crap, what a relief. On the Fourth of July, my mom, sisters, sister-in-law, and nieces all piled up in the living room to watch that. I was afraid I was the only one who was less than enthusiastic.

You are wrong, Dave. In my house it has been played 974,000 times. Get your numbers right.

Forget High School Musical. Now it's the new Cheetah Girl movie a gazillion times a day! First Barney, now this...the teen age years are sure to be a breeze!


This post is just What I've Been Looking For. I'm sick of people who just Stick to the Status Quo and refuse to acknowledge their pain. I feel like shaking them violently and shouting, "Get'cha Head in the Game!" Let's make sure everyone knows there is a possibility here for Breaking Free. After all, We're All in This Together. Who knows? Maybe this could be the Start of Something New!

My 13-yr-old daughter and her friends LOVE "High School Musical" - they get together and watch it to make fun of it. Daughter explained to me that "it's so incredibly cheesy - that's why we love it!" At least she has developed a sense of irony.

P.S. I admit to liking "Cheetah Girls." At least there's some actual talent going on there.

*SNORK* at JayBee

I hate to admit it, but I kind of enjoyed that movie. Then again, I hang out with college students, who also enjoyed that movie, so...

I'm 17 and have the soundtrack in my car, and on my mp3 player and cell phone. I have never heard anything so addicting in my life

Right now this is my soundtrack and I couldnt be happier.

my very favorite x-mas song was "All I Want for x-mas is My Two Front Teeth!

foggie-I always thought that was a cute song.

OMG! foggy, that song wuz popular (on it's first release ...) about the time I wuz actually gettin' my two front teeth! (Well, it actually wuz a year or so earlier that it hit the top of the charts, done by Spike Jones and the City Slickers, but it wuz still common to hear a year or so later ... I think a Jimmy somebody did it again a couple of years later, and mebbe that's the one that I recall better ...)

So ... naturally, I wuz the subject of much good-natured teasing during that season ...

(I realize this dates me somewhut ... most dates I've had in years!)

Okay, I know it's too late to get in on the Princess Bride lovefest, but just wanted to add my voice:

Love Princess Bride
Loathe High School Musical

High School Musical is why my daughter now has an MP3 player. I couldn't take it more that 100,000 times.

So, is the consensus that there really is something out there worse than Barry Manilow?

I know nothing of this High School Musical...I have heard of it, but never seen it. Or better yet, heard it.

The Princess Bride...I love...slightly less since my daughter discovered it and went bizarro quoting it alllllll the time...but I still love it.

The Raven show...the theme song....ewwwwwww!!!

I have FOUR girls, ages 3-12. So yes, I have pain. Thank you for feelin' it.

I like High Shool Musical I like the dancing.

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