Monday, February 18, 2008

Bat Out of Hell

I don't think my mild obsession with Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell is much of a secret, but just lately it's sort of reached epidemic proportions. It's not my fault. I blame my muse. She/he/whatever it is insisted on playing the CD virtually non stop while I wrote both my Spice Brief and now my Nocturne Bites.

Last week, the title track began to jump. I was beside myself. Never mind that this is the very first CD I ever bought (which is a Very Long Time Ago) or that I play it at least five times as often as any other CD (and that's not counting this last month when it's been on the player constantly!)

My husband suggested it might be time to invest in a new one, and lo and behold when I was out shopping on Sunday I saw a solitary copy in K Mart. Not just a regular one either, but a special edition with additional DVD of selected titles.

Yay! I'm in bat heaven at the moment and my muse is somewhat delirious, especially since I can turn the bass right up on the DVD, unlike my little CD player in the kitchen!!

11 comments:

Amanda Ashby said...

I love Meatloaf as well. Jim Steinmen wrote the best lyrics EVER and in your honour I'll make sure I listen to it when I'm reading your new Nocturne Bites. Which will be soon...right?????

Christina Phillips said...

Hopefully very soon. I'm at 8k but now have a horrible feeling I'll end up with way too many words before it's all wrapped up!

Shelley Munro said...

I love Meatloaf. I don't have the album though. I'm thinking about an Ipod so maybe I can download some tracks.

I'm working on a Nocturne as well. I'm only at 2k so you're a bit ahead of me.

Debs said...

That takes me back, I loved Bat Out of Hell and played it for several years in my car. Good for you finding a special edition.

Phillipa said...

Yes. I love Meatloaf. Played my Bat Out Of Hell LP until it wore out then bought it on tape and then on CD. I saw Meatloaf in concert once. Hmm.

Christina Phillips said...

Shelley, I like the Ipod plan! And yay on the Nocturne - wonder what the wait time is for subs?!

Debs, Meatloaf is awesome to drive to - I'd forgotten about that it's been so long since the kids have allowed me to play any of my music in the car!!

Ha, Phillipa! I wore out my cousin's LP before CDs came along (I borrowed it for the weekend and think I kept it for about... um, three years!)

Sara Hantz said...

Meatloaf should only know what he inspires you to right hahahahaha.

Hurry up and send it to me. No excuses!

Sara Hantz said...

and write..... duh....

Christina Phillips said...

Sara your first comment made me giggle, because it makes complete sense!!

Lexi said...

I hope your muse was well inspired by the Bat and you were able to get lots written!

Christina Phillips said...

Hi Lexi, thanks for stopping by! Yes, my muse was well inspired. So inspired she kept me up at nights...hee hee!!