Monday, June 25, 2012


Stop. Do you have a song playing in your head? Something that's just cruising along despite whatever else you're doing? I do. There's a near constant stream of music playing away in my mind, and I love it. I really like music, but I only occasionally listen to it directly. Usually in the mornings or evening when I'm on my computer. I never listen to a walkman when I'm outdoors (there are just so many amazing things to hear!) - instead just having my Inner Jukebox soundtrack life.
Sometimes I wake up with a song in my head - where did that come from? The other morning, just waking, I felt Purity Ring's Lofticries sneak slowly in to my mind, and I smiled. I currently have another song of theirs playing in a medley with a Panda Bear song. I could be a great mashup DJ.
My computer was laggy a while ago when I tried to listen to Lux Aeterna. I shut it off and let the tune play in my mind. Within and without. Isn't it the same?
Let me know what's in your head.

1 comment:

  1. I often have background music playing in my head too - sometimes snatches of things that repeat, often my favourite refrains. The 'volume' is set on low though and not loud enough to dance to. I've never thought about the random jukeboxness of it but I've noticed how easily my inner tracklist can be polluted by supermarket music.

    I'm a fan of sound art so I never wear a walkman outside either and try to listen deeply to the ambient sounds. My favourite sound at the moment is the call of seagulls. I want to call it 'plaintive' but that's probably projecting. The seagull call would mix in nicely with the diane cluck song playing in my head but I don't know how to 'hold' both sounds in my head yet. Thanks for an interesting post!


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