Well just recently I've had terrible trouble with my earworm, no I don't need a doctor or any special cream for it. An earworm is the name for the song that you can't get out of your head, it springs into your mind from nowhere and you can't get rid of it. I can spontaneously sing my earworm loudly while cleaning, washing dishes and while shopping. So what is it? It isn't True Colours as pictured but that has been one of my worms at one point. This picture is actually from summer last year when learning lyrics for the Rock Choir Summer Show, I can see how the earworm would appear at that time, learning lyrics over and over, kind of makes sense. My current one though I cannot explain, I mean where the heck do I get Ravels 'Bolero' from??? Yes I cheered with the rest nation when Torvill and Dean performed their winning gold Ice Skating dance to it but that was back in the 80's. I loved the film '10' with Dudley Moore and the gorgeous Bo Derek and secretly think how funny it would be to put this piece of music on in the throws of seduction but no it's there, in all it's glory. I can't even sing it out loud as its instrumental, so I can only project my best 'da da da da da's'. Apparently the Earworm is very common amongst musicians and creative souls and it can be 'cured' by either transferring your brains energy to another source such as a puzzle, reading, trying to squeeze it out by listening to another track or chewing gum (I kid you not!) but my theory is to face it, head on, or should I say 'ears on'. I play the track out loud and over and over, almost like a musical exorcism - 'be away with you!!! pleasant but repetitive music' (one could actually say that waving a symbolic musical note around instead of a cross). I'm not going to be too ashamed of my earworm as it is believed to be the third most popular classical earworm so if your going to have one at least have a good'un eh?
Maybe it's a sign, to tell me to go Ice Skating but I fear I may try to replicate the routine and then the only medal I'll be rewarded with is one made of plaster waiting in A&E.
Enjoy the music and embrace that earworm, if it's something great sing it loud, if it's 'Agadoo' by Black Lace, dance like there's no one looking - no literally dance while no one is looking otherwise you could get into trouble while 'pushing a pineapple and shaking a tree'.
Catch ya tomorrow.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.