Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I have been tagged by the good Doctor Flea, to participate in the seven song meme, to reveal "seven songs I am into now." It's kind of good to be tagged, because one, it's nice to know people are thinking of you, and two, it means I don't have to come up with another idea for today's post. I would like to take this opportunity, though, to ask Flea a couple of questions. Why does he call pediatricians fleas? And since we neonatologists take care of the smallest pediatric patients, does that make us mites? Anyway, here goes:

1. Lose Again, by Karla Bonoff. Karla Bonoff wrote many of the songs that Linda Ronstadt made into hits, and she does a nice, spare version of this one on her greatest hits CD.

2. Avalon, by Roxy Music. I recently purchased the CD 'The Best of Roxy Music." The first 8 songs are very good, the remaining ones rot.

3. From Boulder to Birmingham, by Emmy Lou Harris. This is just a very pretty song.

4. Tell Me On a Sunday, from the eponymous musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as sung by Sarah Brightman. Perhaps the best song ever.

5. It's a Hard Rain Gonna Fall. I recently heard a CD with Joan Baez doing this Dylan song, and on the last verse she imitates his style of singing. It's pretty good.

6. Silver Lining, written by David Gray, as performed by Bonnie Raitt. Very good. Check it out.

7. Hey Ya, by Outkast. I've only heard this song once, when I was visiting my daughter at her college a couple of years ago, but I've been fascinated by it and it's catch phrase "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" ever since. I guess it's time to go to iTunes and ante up 99 cents to buy it.

I have to stop after only seven? Oh well, here are seven people to tag: (If you want to participate, fine, if you don't I won't be offended.)

1. Ex Utero of Tales From the Womb
2. Clark Bartram of Unintelligent Design
3. Dream Mom
4. PaedsRN
5. Fat Doctor
6. Barbados Butterfly
7. Kim of Emergiblog


Blogger Fat Doctor said...

I'd already gotten tagged, thanks anyway, but I totally agree with you on #4 -- not too many people know or appreciate that song. It's brilliant.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fuller said...

I was just reading about a preemie in another state who died just yesterday. It looks like she had NEC, but the parents never said. Anyway, she didn't have enough intestine to live. Yet the parents wouldn't allow her to die. They wanted the hospital to continue to feed and transfuse their little girl. They tell their story at How do you think the hospital could have handled this better?

10:13 PM  
Blogger Flea said...

For answer to the nom de blog question. See my first post ever, in January 2006.



5:09 AM  
Blogger Ex Utero said...

I got tagged by Moof last week. The answer is in my comment section of this weeks post. Basically I listen to the Wiggles, The Doodle-bops etc. I have John Gorka, Carbon Leaf, Jimmy Buffet and On the Mountain CDs loaded in the CD player of my car and never listen to them because I opt for NPR instead (why - because I don't get to watch TV either).

I'm in a music free stage of life at the moment. Not necessarily by choice.

9:09 AM  
Blogger neonataldoc said...

Michelle: I read about as much of the 23weeks blog as I could stand. It sounds like the family just couldn't accept reality. The parents accuse the hospital of torture, but perhaps they were the ones torturing the baby by not allowing discontinuation of life support.

11:31 AM  
Blogger WendyLou said...

I'm glad Michelle asked about the 23 week blog, because I meant to....

I just don't see how they thought she could survive long term without a small intestine.

I don't know if I would have made the same choices if my Syd had been born at 23 weeks. (Actually, had my Syd been born at 23 weeks, there is no way we would have even gotten to NEC worries, because she did not hit 500 grams until about 26 weeks. IUGR sucks)

Nice to have a restful post after the discussions on yesterday's post.

I did not delve into those waters, because I am smart. I see nothing to be gained by engaging in those types of discussions. It's not going to change anyone's mind. It's like debating vax, circ, etc. Heated issues which inflame passions, but to no benefit of anyone.

And for the parents of the 23 week blog, my heart goes out to them. I hope thier fight with the hospital did not distract them from their daughters last minutes too much.

12:14 PM  
Blogger PaedsRN said...

Uh-oh... it's meme time again!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Dream Mom said...

Thanks for thinking of me! I'll take a pass this time. I think I am still worn out reading your last post and all of those comments. LOL!

9:23 PM  

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