I travel a lot, and I’ve seen a lot of things, but even I was surprised this week when I sat down in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant that had the oddest soundtrack. It turns out there’s an entire sub-genre of country music that specializes in database songs.
While I was sitting there eating my Uncle Herschel’s Favorite Breakfast (with country ham and hash brown casserole, of course), I heard tunes like:
- Your Cheatin’ Transaction
- The Day I Lost My Tables
- Papa Warned Me About Triggers
- He Left Me with MongoDB
- God Bless the Transaction Log
- The Night of the Cold, Dead SAN
- Save Me from Books Online
- She Thinks That She’s an Admin
- Distributed Transaction Blues
- Workin’ 99.999 to 5
- Why Won’t You Commit?
- The SQL Server 2000 I Hide
- The Best Little Data Warehouse in Texas
Amazing. I had no idea these were even a thing. I’m sure we’ll hear more next week in Round Rock. I might even sing a few for you – register to watch and find out. Leave your suggestions in the comments, and we’ll pick our favorite one Monday, announce it on the first Dell DBA Days webcast, and give the winner a free Everything Bundle.
Erik says: My favorites were “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Developers”, “Ring Buffer Of Fire”, and “Patching After Midnight”.