Sunday, 12 July 2009

The Miserlou virus.

Finally managed to shake off the ‘My Sharona’ virus, but it was touch and go for a while and I wasn’t sure I’d recover.

Hay suggested I use the ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ virus in order to chase out the ‘My Sharona’ virus, but the cure, although guaranteed to work, is worse than the disease itself.

I eventually decided to expose myself to the ‘Miserlou’ virus, the effects of which are not too bad, and it worked. It did, however, take a triple dose of the 'Miserlou’ virus to effect a cure. The ‘Miserlou’ virus, while extremely potent, is short lived, having a half life of around an hour.

Here’s the contemporary Dick Dale version:

Here’s Dick Dale playing his 1963 version:

And finally an authentic Greek version, it originally having been a Greek song called 'Misirlou' composed in 1927:


  1. No way am I puttin' any viruses in my head...I'm a sucker for 'em

  2. Yay! The Greek version wins!

  3. That's the first time I've ever seen the Black and White version - How atmospheric is that?!

    As for any ear-worms, my husband and I both find that singing Hotel California removes anything else bothering your brain!

    Sorry to hear Hay is still feeling poorly, Sir...

  4. Greek version of Misirlou installed and on repeat....
    Hope Hay feels better soon...

  5. Thank goodness the Misirlou links came after the "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" because, as you so rightly say, that cure is worse than the disease itself! Hope you're all humming it now......

  6. Braja: You will succumb. You can't fight it.

    Jinksy: It does have a certain appeal, I will admit.

    Woman: Strangely enough, it was on the radio this morning.

    Kab: It's a nerve thing - it seems to be creeping along her trigeminal, destroying teeth as it moves. One wisdom tooth has already been taken out and another is loose.

    Kapgaf: I'll take my shoes off and hum.