Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Waking up to a Song in the Head

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I do this often. The thing that bugs me is that I do not wake up to Barber's 'Adagio,' or Van Morrison, oh no I wake up to Buck's Fizz or some other meaningless bubblegum music. Why is this? I am sure that some neurologist or neuroscientist out there may have an idea but they appear not to have let me know about this.  As I was burning my porridge in the micro wave this morning I realised I had a tune, if you can call it that, in my head. Not only did I have a tune I had only one line of said work going around and around. Not only this but now I cannot remember what this line was, but it was an irritant at the time! This is one of life's mysteries that happens daily to me. My alarm plays Gregorian Chant to bring me into the world, although the brighter morning mean I am already awake and attempting to open my eyes. As I clear the nights fug by opening the window and letting the early morning mist chill my bones, I really ought to hide them better, I then realise a song, line, tune, is in my head. It is not I need not inform you Gregorian Chant, indeed it rarely is anything of any quality whatsoever, it is always something from the realms of 'pap' that in normal times I would ignore. On top of this it also originates way back in the past when the world was young and life was for living. You remember those days don't you? The time when everything was exciting and the deep desire was to go around the next corner, to follow that railway track into the far distance and to drink deeply of the joy that was in waiting out there! It seems a long time ago now doesn't it? It must have affected my mind as when I wander the streets looking for dropped coins and runaway vegetables I find the music that comes to my mid at that time also originates in times past. Cream often sing 'Sunshine of your love' as I walk past Tesco's. On other occasions Deep Purple have accompanied my perambulation, frightening children and old ladies as I inadvertently head bang as I totter along. Never does the music of later years interfere. I suspect that this is because what is broadcast on music stations means little to me now, my era was the 60's and now the music I listen too dates from that time or is more classical in nature. The reason my waking mind can recall appropriate music is because I am almost awake as I stroll, but that does not explain why my dulled early morning mind digs deep into my head to produce 'Buck's Fizz!' 




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9 comments:

Dan said...

I am SO with you on this... I tend to have a different song in my head from the minute I wake up till I to to bed. It's REALLY strange, sometimes its a recent song, other times something I've not heard for years...

Think I'll have a researchy-searchy and see what I can find :)

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FishHawk said...

And you dare scoff at my musical selections?

Dan said...

Been poking around, and found something called Earworm but that's a portion of a song, not a different, random song...

Maybe it's just a mental thing ;)

Anonymous said...

Your enemies will be glad to learn of your intolerence for Buck's Fizz. Such information should not be so freely given.

Adullamite said...

Fishy, the difference is I do not choose these songs! You do!


Dan, Cheers that was interesting.


Leaz, I stay away from my enemies choice of music!

Anonymous said...

I can identify with this. Crikey! I thought it was just me! Last week, any time I woke up (in the middle of the night or in the morning) Pink Floyd's 'Have a Cigar' was playing in all its full surround sound re-mastered quadrophonic glory, or to be more accurate it wasn't but I could still hear it!
I'm far too embarrassed to admit that the little 'ding' that accompanies Windows 7 sets off a complete rendition of Wham's 'Last Christmas' in ma heid.
And don't start me on mashups - where one song plays in your heid and then melds seamlessly into another. As for workies and shop assistants listening to badly tuned radios belting out drivel, don't start me!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to do my own piece on this!

Adullamite said...

Rab, It appears to be a normal occurrence, but still annoying!