I had to do this, I tweeted myself out on a limb.
First there was the wildly epic good news maybe yesterday that Jesse Stommel was going to take on the role of leading DTLT at the University of Mary Washington, but as pointed out in a tweet by Rolin Moe, there’s a lot to this decision for Jesse.
Spelled out in his post Leaving Wisconsin I heard two songs intertwined:
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) September 9, 2015
And thus I knew what I would end up doing tonight. I already knew how to play “Should I Stay or Should I Go” but had no clue if I could pull of Sheryl Crow. And could I intertwine them somehow? There is some overlap of chords, but the rhythm is different for sure. I sort of worked out my own simplified riff based on some guitar tabs I found.
So here I am making a fool of myself, this was maybe a 1.3 take. I pretty much lifted lines from Jesse’s post (he provided a lot of material!). I hope it’s not too jestful of a crapped up situation in Wisconsin.
Here’s the re-casted lyrics
"Should I Teach Or Should I Go?" D G D Wisconsin gotta let me know D G D Should I teach or should I go? G F G Insisting that we're all still safe D G D Tenure's gone yet "nothing's changed" A7 So I gotta figure now D G D Should I teach or should I go? D G D Digital work I was hired to do D G D On the web's not peer-reviewed G F G But I'm loyal, wont abandon it D G D I see all water, just no ship A7 Well come on I gotta know D G D Should I teach or should I go? D G D (fast) Should I teach or should I go now? D G D Should I teach or should I go now? G F G If I go they's say I jacked D G D if I stay public attacked A 7 So come on and let me know D G D Should I teach or should I go? D G D This indecision's got me worried D G D Taking a trip to Fredericksburg G F G Wisconsin idea's getting junked D G D We're all more or less gonna be adjunct A7 Come on and let me know D G D Should I fight it or should I blow? Split (jump to next song)
And right into…
Leaving Wisconsin Gsus2 Dsus4/A G/B Csus2 e--3-------3------3-----3----- B--3-------3------3-----3----- G--0-------2------0-----0----- D--0-------0------0-----2----- A--0-------0------2-----3----- E--x-------x------x-----x----- G Csus2 G/B Dsus4/A D G Csus2 G/B Dsus4/A D G When I took this job Thought it was for life State where I was born Husband's spousal hire got the knife A calendar invite. Is that how it's done? Oh I'm vocal on the internet Then I check the tweets Saying it's unfortunate out come the boxes Once again to pack Won;t be coning back. [Chorus] I'm Leaving Wisconsin That future was bright It's not fate, accident It's a plan allright Leaving Wisconsin Leaving for good, for good I'm leaving for good I'm leaving for good
Top / Featured Image Credits: My mashup of someone else’s mashup of The Clash’s London Calling album cover and Cheryl Crow’s Leaving Las Vegas single cover and Jesse Stommel’s twitter photo. Yeah good luck sorting that out.
The post "Should He Teach or Should He Go / Leaving Wisconsin" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/09/leaving-wisconsin/) on September 9, 2015.