Thursday, November 18, 2010

There's Someone Inside My head...but it's Not Me

I probably should have written this blog during Halloween because discussing what is inside my head on a daily basis is scary. To keep readers and avoid being committed I'll discuss how my extreme interest in music manifests itself into what I like to call the ipod between my ears.

I hear music even when the radio or whatever, isn't on. As i go through each day I often recall pieces of music, both lyrical and instrumental, that coincide to the situation I'm in. For example when I'm in traffic or driving I hear Crosstown Traffic by Jimi Hendrix or One Headlight by The Wallflowers or Radar Love by Golden Earring. I know I am not alone. Through the blog and the twitter I see so many friends/followers who are major music fans.  This is a list of situations and the songs I attribute to them. Feel free to comment and/or add your own.

When people are smoking or I am around smokers - That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd -

When I walk in a bar or restaurant where people are drinking/mingling - Roadhouse Blues - The Doors -

When Bobina is mad at me - Barracuda - Heart -

If I am having a bad day and the anixety is building - Bleed It Out - Linkin Park -

I'm at work in a meeting or confined to the office - Man In A Box - Alice In Chains -

Waiting on someone, like for lunchm but being casual about it all : Waiting on a friend - The Rolling Stones -

Feeling down, introspective and a little nuts - Brain Damage - Pink Floyd -

Saturday afternoon, hanging around the house, doing chores like ironing or laundry or whatever - Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones -

Doing something with the kids and I'm proud of them or just reflecting on my parenting - The Kids are Alright - The Who -

I'm looking at Bobina's blue eyes and thinking about how lucky I am - Sweet Child O Mine - Guns n Roses -

Thinking about death, mortality or something funeral related - Bittersweet Sympjony - The Verve -

Mourning people I have lost - High and Dry - Radiohead -

Beating myself up over my mistakes - Just - Radiohead -

my personal "theme song" - Lucky Man - The Verve -

Before you ask, I'll just answer the question; yes I play out the whole song, video, images, and song analysis. Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello, Elton John, and Billy Joel songs play a huge role in a lot of everyday situations because of their amazing lyrics and sardonic attitudes. When I read your blogs and tweets music come to mind immediately. I probably have assigned a personal song to each person I interact with here or on twitter. I definitely do that with people in my everyday "real" life. I haven't gotten around to assigning songs on my phone to people but I already know what each song would be. All of this came to mind earlier today when I was walking out of my office and people were smoking. Suddenly Lynyrd Skynyrd starting playing and I was singing along to music that no one else could see. I feel pretty sure that those smokers were thinking Crazy by Patsy Cline or Aerosmith or Seal.


  1. Very interesting how your mind works, cake. You are deep. I wanna know what my song is.

  2. Funerals and death always bring "Atmosphere" by Joy Division ( into my head.

    It's the saddest song I know, although closely followed by "Maps" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs ( which is sad-heartbreaking rather than sad-morbid.