Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Today's Phonological Loop is brought to you by David Bowie's "Blue Jean" and the word "proboscis." This is the first time since I've started this blog that I've got a word or phrase stuck in my head. Years ago, while I was in high school I had the name "Hotblack Desiato" stuck in my head for over 3 days. The relating link: not recalling how to properly spell/pronounce the word. This leads to my brain repeating both variations of the word over and over until I can determine a solution.
Thankfully, today I've killed all of my loops for now. I've looked up my words, and I'm listening to David Bowie's greatest hits. Though, I must admit, I don't really mind it when I get a little Bowie stuck up there.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I've learned that I can partially control what's running in my head, but if a song wants to stay, it's stuck there. This morning I woke up with 2 lines from "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Frank's 2000" TV" going over and over in a tiny, annoying loop. I realize this happens because I can't remember what comes before or after those lines, so it's a bit like a record skipping, it goe as far as it can, and then just jumps back. This morning, however, I was able to recall a second set of lines, which meant that I got 2 loops of the same song running around. Maybe next time I'll get two songs from the same album.