I have an “earworm” today, do you?
On Wikipedia, an author says that "earworms may be songs or tunes that become stuck in the part of the brain that rehearses verbal information.
This usually happens when a person sings or hums the song once
and then repeats it in his or her mind."
It all started when I was listening to their music for the first time on Tuesday so that I could preview their acoustic show in Hannibal Wednesday. I preview shows every week by listening to music I’ve never heard before, but I don’t always get an "earworm." (Last weeks "earworm" after the show preview was "Nap and Cigarettees" by local band Fielder)
This may sound like some sort of horrific affliction, but actually it’s a good sign for a band. I hear music for around 8-10 hours every day, which means one song can knock another out of my head pretty easy. The true test is when I wake up with a song in my head, that "earworm" must of burrowed deep.
I will pretty much listen to any genre but "Hope Now" did surprise even me since it is a Christian indie/pop song, but you really can’t choose your "earworms." Trust me there are some past "earworms" I would definitely have chosen not to have (pretty much any song that gets stuck in your head because it’s annoying).
Out of curiosity, please let me know what your current "earworm" is and be honest with it, because it’s often not one to be proud of. Yesterday I accidentally heard that new Britney Spears song "Womanizer" and wanted to use an actual drill to get that "earworm" out of my head.
If you don’t have tickets, or just want more shows to go to, please read below and SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!
OTHER WEEKEND SHOWS
Andrea Hamilton, Brennan Loveless and Rodeo Ruby Love (acoustic/pop)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: The Threshing Floor, 131 W. Outer Rd., Eolia, Mo
HOW MUCH: $5, all ages
The Alumni Club, A No Coast November and Hillhaven Raven (pop/punk)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Music @ the Mall, 300 Main, Keokuk, Iowa
HOW MUCH: $5, all ages
Dave Chastain Band
WHEN: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: Club Tavern
Raised on Radio
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Rookies, Hannibal, Mo.
HOW MUCH: Free
Russ-a-palooza with Cheeks McGee (acoustic) and Blue Eyed Soul
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Northside Boat Club, Quincy
HOW MUCH: $4
WHEN: 8 p.m Saturday
WHERE: The Dugout, Monroe City, Mo.
HOW MUCH: $5
Spirit Knob Winery’s Octoberfest
WHEN: Bonfire 4-10 p.m. Friday and 1-7 p.m. Saturday with music from Keith Franx and 1-7 p.m. Sunday with music from Rich Louden and Sean Ketchum
WHERE: Spirit Knob Winery, Ursa, Ill.
HOW MUCH: $5 during music
Check out the WEEKENDER page today for our Halloween show preview and next week my blog will preview some of the bigger Halloween events! Also, go to our Weekender MySpace page for current calendar listing on area shows here. Have a good weekend!
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