Today was Day 1 of my #28DayPlaylist project to raise awareness of musical hallucinations, a rare form of tinnitus that occurs mainly in persons with some degree of hearing loss.
Every day, in real time, I will Tweet the song I am currently hearing on my feed: @ZenAngelSinger.
It's been very interesting. I've never had to focus on my internal radio before. I think this is going to be an enlightening month.
Today, I spent several hours listening to my brain play Wham! The song: "Everything She Wants."
I'd never really thought about the lyrics to that song. It's about a man in some sort of a relationship with a gold digger. He works himself to near collapse, while she spends the day shopping, probably at the Galleria (it was the 80's, after all).
I started feeling sorry for the guy...at first.
I began to get sick of the song.
And then finally! The thrill of victory...
...quickly followed by the agony of defeat.
I began to blame it for everything.
Many people were looking forward to the Super Bowl today (and halftime show talk led to a delightful run of "Get Your Freak On" by Missy Elliot).
I was excited for the return of "The Blacklist."
There were some weird moments, too.
And even some irony.
3 Film/TV Scores
5 Repeating Songs
3 Tune Stoppers
2 Songs Actually Heard then Repeated
THE FULL LIST:
•"Book of Love"--Peter Gabriel
•"Ship of Fools"--Erasure
•"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"--Disney tune
•"Into the Night"--Benny Mardones*
•"Everything She Wants"--Wham!
•"Yeha Noha"--Sacred Spirits*
•Music from the end credits of "X-Men"
•"Dream a Little Dream of Me"--Cass Elliot
•Dream a Little Dream (again)
•Wham has returned
•"Get Your Freak On"--Missy Elliot*
•"Magic Bus"--The Who
•"My Generation"--The Who
•"Joy in Repetition"--Prince
•"I've Had It"--Aimee Mann
•Downton Abbey theme
•Back to Aimee Mann
•Missy Elliot again
•Wham again (to my horror)
•Missy Elliot yet again (to my delight)
Labels: 28 Day Playlist