There's also the one who mercilessly pimps you during the surgery about which artist, name of album, year the song was released, etc.
There was one occasion where a surgeon was humming a song all morning and apparently had no idea what it was called. At one point, he asked me what it was, and was deliriously happy that I was able to identify it for him. (The song was "I Believe in a Thing Call Love" by The Darkness.)That also happened to me on a neurology rotation. And once at a restaurant for a waiter and I got a free dessert. I'm great at Name That Tune.
@ Fizzy - If we are playing name that tune, your Iron Maiden lyrics up there are actually Guns N' Roses, haha. @Grumpy - I definitely had that attending.
I'm pretty much Dr. Only Owns One CD. Not really. I own a ton of CDs, but I'll listen to the same one for weeks and months at a time because I put it on and then pay absolutely no attention to it whatsoever.
Life requires a soundtrack.
Subgenre police here. Iron Maiden is not death metal. Also, 'Welcome to the Jungle' is by Guns N' Roses, and isn't death metal.
We had one orthopod only listen to the same Simon and Garfunkle CD over and over again. Very uncharacteristic for a guy who was known as the gruffest, meanest surgeon in the whole department.
Sometimes in surgery I wish I could get pimped on the music instead of the case! A lot of times I know the music better. I worked with one surgeon who played jazz during his cases. It was a nice atmosphere. The one I worked with most recently played Guns n' Roses, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, and Run DMC for 8 hours straight (ugh, shoot me in the face).
Speaking of Bieber, I'm currently using that song in a conditioning experiment. My 9 year old son says, "And I was like..." incessantly and in an effort to thwart this, I've started following it with "Baby, baby, baby Oooh!" He hates Bieber, we'll see if it works. LOL.
Believe me, I know (and always knew) that what I quoted is a Guns 'N Roses song. But I have mostly zero metal or even quasi-metal knowledge. So I had no idea what a highly recognizable metal lyric would be and just went with a song everyone knows well.Kyla: I hope this doesn't backfire and your kid starts liking Bieber.
I'd love to have an attending who sings along with death metal!
I know Dr Owns only one CD. When I was in Nepal, the only English language CD they had was George Michael's Faith. I think they thought they were making me feel at home by playing it on a non-stop loop.
I know the classical music only surgeon.One idea to add variety is to ask the patient (if he'll be awake) to bring in his own playlist.
I had an attending who once played the same Jimmy Buffet song for the whole case. Thank G-d it was only a I&D with wound vac application, but I still hear that in my head whenever i put on a wound vac. Also, because that wasn't annoying enough, I scrubbed with a different attending the next day and that same song just happened to come up on his iPod. I couldn't escape.And i love the cartoon! As usual, you took my thoughts and made them funny :-)
I always got the guy like Dr Grumpy describes. Luckily he liked classic rock and I always knew the answer. In fact, I usually knew more about the band and the son than he did. I think he respected me more for that than for any medical knowledge I had.
My OR music rules:No rapNo metalNo Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Bieber, Jonas Brothers, etc. (teen-pop subgenre)Anything else? Fair game. The residents are entertained when the iPod shuffle goes from Drive-By Truckers to Tchaikovsky to Steve Earle.