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The Spin I’m In: A Person Can Develop A Cold

 

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"Fever"
Peggy Lee

 
Hmmm, I've got a cold…again. Probably my sixth time getting sick in a year. Very strange. I used to rarely get sick, even with a more intense lifestyle. If I felt something coming on I'd hit heavy doses of Vitamin C, Echinacea, garlic, my special voodoo tea (fresh ginger slices, chamomile tea, and orange slices), or I'd bring out the big guns with Oscillococcinum. These ingredients aren't working for me anymore.

LA has just seemed to be one big viral Petri dish in the last couple of years. Someone is always sick with a cold or the flu. It's not seasonal anymore, the same bugs just keep buzzing around and around. These bugs seem to linger as well. I have friends that have had colds for months. What the hell is going on? Is this happening in other places?

Now I know that they tell us that LA has a lot of pollen issues due to the Santa Ana winds stirring things up. Okaaay, well the Santa Anas have always been going on but this perpetual sickness with so many people has not.

I admit that I am a complete sucker for doomsday theories. I still have the remains of my pathetic Y2K survival kit: two cans of vegetarian chili and some paper plates. (The plastic cups were squandered during a party shortly after the new millennium.) Anyway, a friend of mine thinks that the government knows what is going on with these illnesses and they're not telling us. I, of course, now believe this too. I'm serious, what's your theory? 

 

The Spin I'm In: A Person Can Develop A Cold

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Fever

La Lupe

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In the Cold, Cold Night

The White Stripes

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Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

Kenny Rogers and The First  Edition

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Touch Me I'm Sick

Mudhoney

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Cold Feelings

Social Distortion

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Sick and Tired

Fats Domino

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Fever

Junior Byles

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Cold Brains

Beck

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This Sick World

Fun Lovin' Criminals

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Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her first solo record, Transmiticate, has been released nationwide and a US tour is booked for Spring and Summer 2008. Donita is also the co-founder and front person of the rock band L7 who have released six studio albums.

Her original scores can be heard in the upcoming feature film The Life of Reilly starring Charles Nelson Reilly and in online projects for Activision and Microsoft. In 1991 Sparks and L7 formed Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation staging numerous concerts benefiting pro-choice organizations.
Donita has been a contributing writer at Firedoglake since July 2006 with her music column The Spin I’m In.

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