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Ear Worm

I’ve got really bad ear worm. You know, when a song sticks in your ear and plays from the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night. Sometimes ear worm actually wakes you up! At least the song I’ve got isn’t bad. It’s fantastic actually. It’s Gogol Bordello’s Dogs were Barking. It is my favourite song right now. The only problem with ear worm is that it very rarely plays the whole song through. It repeats the same phrase or line of music over and over again. So, I’ve got “Dogs were barking, monkeys clapping”, and that’s it.

I suffer from bad ear worm, especially when I am busy with a show. I’ll have the ear worm of whatever song, piece of music or tune the show has, in random order. I can never tell what’s going to be ear worm that day, or how long it will last.

I’ve also had weeks of really bad unexplainable ear worm; like Kylie Minogue’s ‘Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na ,na, na, na’. Oh God, even writing that could plant it in my ear. “DOGS ARE BARKING!!!!” Sometimes ear worm will latch on to the jingle of an ad or the sting of a TV programme. The worst one I’ve had recently is for a damn sitcom I don’t even watch, but that they advertise on TV, where they sing, “men, men, men, men, me-en.” Singing that for a whole week can make you insane!

I’m going to grab my iPod shuffle and play whatever it is that comes up. Na, na, na, na, na, oh, shit!

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2 Comments

  1. Yeah, I can identify with your affliction 😉

    Here it’s digital ear worm (er-worm?) such as my wife’s celltune (you know the one, peedle-dee-dee peedle-dee-dee peedle-dee-dee-deeeeeeee etc.) and my kids’ Disney Cartoon introtunes. The worst one came off a Korean doll my daughter bought overseas, singing in impossible English something that sounded like “oh please don’t let me do it, with Garry Edelstein…” Devastating rubbish.

  2. Tante B

    So that what it’s called. Live and Learn.

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