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View Poll Results: During your day, how often is music playing in your head?
Music never plays. 1 6.25%
Music plays once a month. 1 6.25%
Music plays once a week 0 0%
Music plays once a day. 1 6.25%
Music plays about a quarter of my day. 4 25.00%
Music plays about half my day. 4 25.00%
Music plays most or all of my day. 5 31.25%
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:23 PM   #16
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I certainly am. I never like that guy.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:12 PM   #17
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I mark the song down, though, for two aspects.

1) It up-transposes again, this time by one note, for the final bit. I just personally find that to be a hokey songwriting trick most of the time. (It shares that trick with "My Baby Takes the Morning Train", for example.)

2) As with Mr. Phil Collins before him, here you have a drummer who over-employs the shitty drum machines of the early 80s. Not one real drum on the song. Sir are you not offended.
As a whole, I mark the song down for the 2-3 minutes of aimless keyboard noodling that occurs after the song should have faded out. It's like 6 minutes long, and I'm sorry but you better be a progressive band with elaborate song sections to sustain an over 5-minute length.

Aimless noodling over a repeating pattern is the reason--I think--that Rush's album Caress of Steel reviewed poorly. They were trying too hard to be a 'standard rock' band, and not playing to their song-structuring strengths. Except in Bastille Day. Great song, and also a great message, that the Ayn Rand-reading Rush fans should remember, along with their fevered anti-communist fantasies.



ANSWER TO THE QUESTION:
Yes, more than one song can get stuck in the repeat file, because Bastille Day is the other one I've been stuck on all this week. Also, singing in the shower. Presumably both in the same shower, at some point.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:15 PM   #18
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Since reading this thread, I am noticing a lot more music in my head. Numerous times a day.

Is it that there is music now, or that I'm noticing it now?

Just now, it was Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel. There's a cow orker on my floor with that name and she recently walked by. Must be it.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:18 PM   #19
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Not one real drum on the song. Sir are you not offended.
The drum pattern is awesome. I don't care what it's played on.

Maintaining interest in the rhythm section of a popular, radio-friendly song, for six minutes, without ever playing a crash cymbal--or any cymbals, is deserving of a Nobel Prize, honestly.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:20 PM   #20
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Just now, it was Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel. There's a cow orker on my floor with that name and she recently walked by. Must be it.
I had various songs by Simon and Garfunel stuck in my head for about a month and a half. Many different songs of theirs, all the time. That was a weird one.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #21
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Is it that there is music now, or that I'm noticing it now?
Have y'all heard linguists/neuro-psychologists discussing the link between language and music? Like, using similar brain parts, possibly things that were evolved for one purpose being used for another? I'm fuzzy on the details...
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:18 PM   #22
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I used to be able to hear random music. Heard it for weeks. Sometimes it was there, sometimes not. Then I discovered the radio was on and the volume was turned down to 3.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:27 AM   #23
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Was it the commercials that clued you in or that you somehow knew the weather?
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #24
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Ha! Funny Griff.

The Shins have been in my head recently. Pilgrims and A Comet appears.
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