Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? I mean, REALLY stuck, like every blank moment is consumed by lyrics or you're thinking of something and realize there's background music so you tune into it and when it comes to the fore front you scream ACK, no, not that again! That's what has been happening to me for the past two weeks. When I'm on the computer - it's there. When I'm driving - it's there. When I'm cooking , at work, trying to write - it's there.
Patsy Cline's Sweet Dreams, Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter, Cher's Half Breed and Abba's Dancing Queen, all have taken turns to tilt me over to crazy. And it's not like it's the whole song, it's just the chorus or two or three lines played over and over and OVER again. Some times I get a break and another singer gets a few moments but that reprieve doesn't last long.
I've had this problem before but not usually this bad. What I do to counteract this is hum Schubert's Unfinished Symphony #8. I hear you snickering. Stop it. Hey, whatever works, right? The thing is, I hum what was presented in an old Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon; the section of music you hear when Casper first meets Schubert. Okay you can laugh now. (I wanted to include the cartoon but it wouldn't let me load the video. Here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbDqon8-804&list=PL25B80D600F5715C4 )
Go on , check it out, it's short. I'll wait. Hmm hmmm hm hm h hmm
Oh good you're back. Isn't that a beautiful, catchy tune? It helps to block out the uninvited songs without getting lodged in my brain.
I know you probably have had a song that just won't let go. What kind of tricks did you do to get rid of it? Tell me - please. Hurry, I hear Aretha singing R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Sly and the Family Stone is right behind with Baby baby baby light my fire. Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka. Help!
PS. How many of you remember that particular Casper cartoon?