Monday Earworm: Bee-Gees and Pink Floyd

So Spring Break is over now, and re-entry after a holiday from school is always challenging. I’m frequently reminded of the day my mother took me to the parish school where I would be entering kindergarten (for the second time, at this new school, because the diocese didn’t think I was old enough for first grade). I stayed at that school all the way through eighth grade graduation, and their insistence that I start kindergarten with other children my age (despite my academic and intellectual abilities) was perhaps one of the few genuinely good administrative choices I ever witnessed there.

But I’m reminded of it because, that day she took me there to register me, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” had been playing on the radio in the car, and I remember singing the song’s chorus (the only part I could remember) over and over as we walked through the school building, and I kept misplacing the word “inspiration” for “education.” So I was singing, “We don’t need no inspiration…” And I asked my mom what inspiration meant, and she either didn’t or couldn’t really tell me.

I’m sure there are other deeper psychological reasons for my associating that song with the awfulness of my experience at that school, but I’ll leave that for another time.

This morning on the way to school, my kids and I cheerfully sang and danced along with the Bee-Gees’ “Staying Alive” on my iPod. (We are disco fans. They especially love it when I dance like John Travolta at the stop lights. Just the arms, of course, because, come on. No idea what the other motorists think. Not really sure I’m concerned about it, either.)

So in honor of how challenging it is to come back to school after a break longer than an ordinary weekend, I give you this. Enjoy.

 

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Monday Earworm: Anett Földes

So for some odd reason, a propos of nothing, “Shot in the Dark” by Ozzy Osbourne popped into my head this afternoon, and it occurred to me that this could make a nice earworm. When I went to look up a video for it on YouTube, it took me only a moment to find this cover of it by Anett Földes, who appears to be, I think, a Hungarian teenager. My only complaint is that we can’t see her hands playing on the piano keys, but I’m a piano geek and love that sort of thing. Enjoy.

 

Monday Earworm: Rob Paravonian

So I had actually wanted to do a Dark Side of the Moon post this week in honor of its anniversary last week, but the best way to enjoy a video of that album is by watching it synched with The Wizard of Oz, which is really quite an entertaining time. But without the whole thing for context, it just doesn’t work as well. So I encourage you to go watch it, but I’m not going to post an hour-long earworm on my blog.

So instead, here’s a bit of comedy to go with your music. This is a piece about an earworm, so this post is slightly meta. Enjoy.