an Earworm by any other name....
I was in the office today when someone tried to explain a concept to me. You know when a tune sinks into your head and you find yourself singing it for no apparent reason? Apparently the Germans have a word for it: Ohrwurm. Roughly this translates as.....
Oh - you're familiar with this concept?
I've been tagged by Phil. I don't usually go in for this kind of thing, but it's basically asking me for some earworms. As I've got a guest editor for tomorrow, I thought to hell with it...it's my go.
List 7 songs you're into right now. No matter the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.
1. "Standing On My Own Again" - Graham Coxon (thanks Mark)
2. "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
3. "All Sparks" (acoustic) - The Editors
4. "Sewn" - The Feeling
5. "Stonehenge" - Spinal Tap (thanks to Statue John)
6. "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against The Machine
7. "So. Central Rain" - R.E.M.
So there you go.
I'm now supposed to tag another seven people, but I'm not going to inflict it on anyone, I don't think.... although if you fancy it, knock yourself out.
Think of this as a warm-up for tomorrow's guest.
(By the way - we're up to 'N' in the A-Z of music over at The Art of Noise. Guess what I'm doing for 'O'....)
Apologies if I haven't been around all that much over the last week or so.... much to my annoyance work has meant that I haven't had as much time as I'd like to get around and about the place. I'll make it up to you, I promise.
Today's post has been brought to you by the Jerusalem Artichoke. Mmmmm. Smokey.
I have to break the rules and add 2 more songs to the list:
8. "Heart In A Cage" - The Strokes
9. "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson (I know! 79p well spent I reckon!)
I'm going to bed before any more tunes creep into my head.
oops. Too late.
10. "Famous Blue Raincoat" - Tori Amos (thanks bedshaped)
20 hours ago