January 17, 2013

Top 5 Songs with Worm Lines

I have some downtime with the worms (not unusual, they are pretty well trained by now), so I thought I'd do a more fun post about worm references appearing in popular (ok, semi-popular!) songs.

I bet you think this would be a fast post, right? WRONG! There are a million worm references in songs!

Rock around your wigwam to the squirmy lyrics in my Top 5 Songs with Worm Lines:

5. " I present you, I present to you, I present you this crown of worms"
This song is a little heavy and intense, but I tried to be lenient.
I'm just hoping this is a LIVE crown of worms!
Megadeth- Crown of Worms, from Anthology: Set the World on Fire

4. "Worms don't dance."
The next line is funny, but you'll have to find it on your own...
Beth Orton- Worms, from The Comfort of Strangers

3. "...and he crawls like a worm. Crawls like a worm away from a bird."
I just wanna yell, "Crawl worm! Crawl!!!"
The Used- The Bird and the Worm, from Lies for the Liars

2. "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle in your snout.
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,they eat the jelly between your toes.
A big green worm with rolling eyes, crawls in your stomach and out our eyes."

Whoa! So gross, but probably the first song you thought of about worms!
Originally sung in World War I by soldiers, but the version below is by Mary Jo Maichack, from Howlarious Halloween

1. "...and the worms ate into his brain"
Again so gross, but my favorite worm reference in a song.
Pink Floyd- Hey You, from The Wall

Can you think of any others?

January 7, 2013

New Year, New Worm Goals!

If you've followed this blog, you know I've taken a pound of worms and lots of kitchen scraps and turned it into my own mini-worm empire, complete with Wigwam and small organic garden.

OK, I'm exaggerating a little bit- but that's always been my goal...in baby steps, of course! Given that worm wrangling and organic endeavors aren't my full time gig, I have to keep my wiggly and earth-friendly resolutions modest and grounded- ha! worm joke!

For 2013, I plan to:

1.  Organize and plant my 2nd organic garden, with the help of vermicompost, of course!
The 2012 effort was good, but in 2013 I am aiming for the absolute sweetest, reddest, most delicious-est strawberries in the history of organic gardening. 
As we last left the garden in October, it was sleeping. Expect berry-licious things- and if you have any berry-tastic growing tips, do tell!
organic garden

2.   Keep up with worms socially.
No, I won't be attending worm parties or taking them on outings! I'm just following some great people and companies on Twitter to keep up with recent worm news, and sharing wherever and whenever I can @Lilliworm.
Lilliworm logo

3.   Work on securing a consistent, reliable, but not overwhelming food source for the worms.

Mostly they are sustained on my family's scraps alone, but I know the Wigwam can handle a lot more. I have a few great leads, and I'd like to see them through in 2013.  Full worms are happy worms, and happy worms make vermicompost!
worm wigwam

I appreciate all of my readers, and I hope you join me for more organic endeavors in 2013! Happy New Year!