Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Earworms, courtesy of Captain Beefheart

I've been listening quite a bit to the good Captain lately, at least when no family members are in the room. Ice Cream for Crow, Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller), The Spotlight Kid, Clear Spot, and soon to be joined by Doc at the Radar Station.

Though one tends not to think of Beefheart this way, in fact there are lots of catchy or memorable bits that keep running through my mind when I'm otherwise engaged (such as writing, preparing for various talks and classes, phone conferencing, or playing tennis). Right now, for example, the bluesy riff from "When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy."

Go ahead, you try operating this way, see how you like it. (Though actually, I do.)

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