Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Today's gripe

You know what an ear worm is, don't you? It's a song that gets stuck in your head and drives you crazy. Sometimes it's a tune you hear on the radio, and a couple of days later it's playing around the clock between your ears. Sometimes, you have no idea where it's crawled from.

So, for two days I have been pestered by this insidious ear worm - it's a tune my daughter used to practice on the piano, over and over again, when she was about 12 years old. There are kids getting ready to graduate from high school who weren't even born when she was taking piano lessons.

It all goes to show that you never really forget anything. Stuff just finds a place to hide in your brain, just waiting for the right opportunity to wiggle out and annoy the hell out of you.


Amanda Gillooly said...

Well, one of my friends is convinced that, to get rid of one of those bad tunes, hum any Jimmy Buffet song. However, you may then have "Cheeseburger in Paradise" in your head. It's a risky procedure.

Anonymous said...

intro to Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" .... Enjoy!