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Old 02-03-2016, 05:15 PM   #301
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I'm surprised you hadn't heard it but earworm it is,
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #302
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Beach Boys all grown up and on acid? No it's the wonderful Zombies, and the only single ever to brightly celebrate someone returning home from incarceration.

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Old 02-03-2016, 10:05 PM   #303
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I'm surprised you hadn't heard it but earworm it is,
I've heard Bruce Springsteen's version a million times
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:43 AM   #304
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This isn't an earworm, this is just some reflective thoughts about earworms I've been having recently

Man I tellya hwat. I swear that antidepressants removed all the songs from my head. Before them I would hear music all day.

Our brains get a chance to linger or slow down and they will settle in on things like music and thoughts and whatnot. Paxil and the like just speed your brain up a tad, and those kinds of things tend to go away. It helps, if that's what you need. If your head lingers on depressing/worrying things, you will wind up depressed and anxious.

But I've been off it all for a few years now. And these days, music plays in my head allllll day. The job is more "bursty" now, and requires less attention span, so this is fine. But I wonder if this will eventually lead to the anxiety that a busy brain clobbered me with in the first place.

There's also the chance that I've been listening to some music with amazing melodies - or is it that I like melodic music now because melodies catch my brain differently?

just some reflective thoughts
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:40 PM   #305
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Maybe try to actively turn your brain off? When you find it casting about, shift your focus to what your body is doing. Pay attention to your fingers and toes. Stay present in the moment.
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:26 AM   #306
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Interesting thoughts. We're maybe just coming out of the Dark Ages as far as neuroscience goes. It's fascinating stuff, I wonder if ethics can keep up? Jim is probably right that maybe you consciously control it if you can. I generally get comfort from my earworms, but maybe yours could be thought of as a signal to recenter?

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:07 AM   #307
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I don't really believe it's possible to "think one's self out" of most of these kinds of things, a la "A Beautiful Mind". Once in a while it seems someone can manage, particularly for mental injury that happens after childhood, like PTSD. But most of the time it's just coping strategies, and we are just flummoxed and require outside therapy or meds to actually change.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:52 PM   #308
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can't shake this



not even with Agadoo. which is probably a good thing?
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:52 PM   #309
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:15 PM   #310
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can't shake this



not even with Agadoo. which is probably a good thing?
What a brilliant video.

And now it's in my head, too.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:00 PM   #311
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sorry. it's more of my anthem right now, I guess. I'm not in a really great place.

Music helps, doesn't it. It puts shit into words so you can listen, agree, cry it out of your system and move forward. To a happy earworm.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:26 PM   #312
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and now this jumped in

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Old 02-27-2016, 01:05 PM   #313
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I'm not in a really great place.

hopefully, in a better place than the subject of my current earworm:

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Old 02-27-2016, 10:56 PM   #314
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sorry. it's more of my anthem right now, I guess. I'm not in a really great place.

Music helps, doesn't it. It puts shit into words so you can listen, agree, cry it out of your system and move forward. To a happy earworm.
Music does help, though it still sucks to be in the position to need it like that. I hope you feel as better as you can.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #315
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Heard this first thing this morning, and it stuck:



Then, in the Word Ass thread, I put this in mine own head:



There was a third one that's been rattling around my noggin, but, damned if I can think of it now.
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