photos by Lara Shipley
Tags: Art & Culture
// Nov 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm
WARNING: this one hits home, so I am probably going to rant.I have heard of Earworm berfoe, but I think there needs to be a medical term for those of us that suffer from Chronic Earwormitis (maybe I just invented it :)) (BTW, I never know what to do when I want to end a parenthetical sentence with an ACII smiley; life is weird :()I have a serious problem with this, you can ask anyone who has spent an extended period of time with me. I actually wake up with songs in my head that I haven’t heard in years, and there have been occasions when there is NOTHING I can do to get it out.About 8 years ago, I woke up with Tom Jones’ She’s a Lady in my head. The next two months of my life were plagued with that song on full blast and repeat. I tried the hair of the dog trick, it made it worse. Now I not only knew the hook, but every word in the entire song!!!! I think I even made it my ringtone. Once I became used to it playing ALL DAY in my skull, it became a joy just to irritate others with it by playing it, singing it, spoken word poetry recitals; you know, the works!And then one day I woke up, and it was gone, but replaced with Bill Withers’ Aint no Sunshine when She’s Gone . That was at least a bit more enjoyable, but I went through the same torture as She’s a Lady. I don’t know how I got rid of that one.There are a few things I don’t understand about these situations:1. WTF is up with the early 70 s tunes?? I didn’t even spend one day in that decade!!2. How can you just wake up with a song in your head like that? I don’t sleep with the radio on.3. WHY ME!!!!!!I guess you could call me a musician, but I am a half-ass one at best, so I can’t use that excuse. Maybe it’s my inner Goddess trying to release her feminine desires ;)Oh well, I’ll just keep singing Black Eyed Peas BOOM BOOM POW until I die I guess, what can I do .
// Apr 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Buddhists and mystics from other traditions have long observed that there is no objective reality apart from (or outside of) mind. Could it be that "realism" is more synonymous with skillfulness?
// Apr 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm
Now commenting on this blog:At least they did preserve some of the monuments and the like. Truly a case of you don’t know what you have until its gone.
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