June 22, 2004
The Persistence of Memory

iTunes just played What About Me?, a song from what I must guess is a one-hit-wonder by the name of Moving Pictures. Probably around 1982, but that's just a guess. Hadn't heard the thing since then, but when it came on just now I instantly recognized the melody. I remember being deeply moved by it when I was 14, but 35 36*-year-old-me thinks it's stoopid. Just bad. We're talking "oh-my-god-my-eyes-are-dripping-sugar" awful. And yet I remembered every single lyric, could sing along with it no less.

I get yelled at because I can't remember where I put my keys from one day to the next, yet I could instantly recall the lyrics to an idiotic song I haven't heard in twenty years. How many more brain cells are being wasted storing the lyrics to various Wham! and Billy Ocean songs? Someone please tell me, how can I get them back?!?

~ Carribean Queen... ~

* I quit counting after I hit 25, and now usually have to ask Ellen how old I am. Pretty sad when such a common question has me standing there concentrating and counting on my fingers.

Posted by scott at June 22, 2004 08:04 PM

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ROTFLMAOPIMP! I want no further comment from you about the fact that I can remember the words to every song written since 1955 and cannot remember where I put my car keys.

Posted by: Pat on June 23, 2004 01:40 AM

The lyrics almost seem familiar, but I don't remember the melody...

Posted by: ron on June 24, 2004 03:25 PM
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