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Musical interlude

Let’s lighten the mood…

So, I’ve got this online friend who was telling me about this weird thing her brain does of playing music. People sometimes get “earworms” of a song or something that sticks in the head. But what she was describing was of a different order. She can remember and “play” in her head individual cello or violin parts in orchestral pieces. She studied music for a while, I guess that helps.

My brain does something similar. I wake up every day with a different song playing in my head. It’s like every song I know well and listened to a few times is just stored on a disk in there, and every day my brain presses the “shuffle-play” button. It could be anything. Sometimes its respectable stuff like Beethoven and sometimes it’s TV ads for toys or cereal from Saturday Morning Cartoons in the 70s. Embarrassingly, there’s a LOT of the Beatles stored up in there. Quite a lot of what was playing on the radio in the ’70s, and a lot more of what I bought on cassette for my trail of Walkmans in the ’80s. The Eurythmics… the Police… David Bowie…

Very often it’s a song I don’t even know all the words too, which is really annoying.

Today’s musical selection is one you might remember…

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