Friday, August 8, 2008

Going out of my head

So the song of the morning, rolling unceasingly through my head, was "Mungo Jerry and Rumplteaser" from CATS. I haven't seen, heard or relived anything from CATS in over 10 years. I did perform excerpts from in high school a hundred years ago. Where this came from, I have no idea.

Sometimes, the morning Victrola pulls from what I've read - the day of the "90201" TV reunion column had me singing Goofy's "on the open road" for hours. Or an action will prompt a song - stepping out, or moving up or jumping or something (crossing the street, walking rhythmically will no doubt have me singing "the Scotsman" {.. lad I don't know where ya've been/but I see you've won first prize"} before I reach my destination).

Yesterday, mid-day, I was haunted by the youtube infection "The Llama song", but I couldn't remember the words, so I made up phrases ("here's a llama, there's a llama, ugly llama, silly llama, happy llama, funny llama, llama, llama, duck") which will have my progeny offended for not remembering with the steel-trap accuracy found in the youths.

I question what these subliminal hangers on are telling me, about my current mental state, about what I'm working through, about my synapse function. But I don't think about it too much. I welcome the inspiration, happy that the music within me plays on.

1 comment:

Rose said...

LOL! I so recognize what you're saying. Lllama, Llama .. I heard they're sometimes called "earworms", these songs that pop into our heads unbidden and then stay with us. For me, it's been a couple of songs from So You Think You Can Dance. So I have not just audio (the song) but also the video (my memory of the dance) playing in my head. If this be madness, then I'll take it.