Ben was saying one day on his blog that he had a song stuck in his head. Well, I have had one stuck in mine since yesterday. A friend of mine wrote me an email yesterday saying that when he gets enough sleep (and probably feels real good) he breaks out in the song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”. Now I have that song playing over and over in my head. It was playing up until I fell asleep last night and was playing when I woke up this morning and it is still playing. In fact, I feel like singing it now. Not a bad song to have playing in your head. Most Disney songs are very likeable and this one is way up on top.
Now, what I am wondering is why some songs stick in you head and others don’t. Sometimes I hear a song that I really like and want to remember it. But by the time I go pick up my guitar to work that song out; it disappears out of my head. Yeh, don’t remind me that at my age my short term memory is not all that good. Now, what was I saying???
You do know that music (singing) and profanity is dedicated to one side of your head and speech to the other, don’t you? I learned that as a small boy. I had two relatives that had severe head injuries. My Grandmother’s brother-in-law (what relation would he be to me?) worked on the rail road back in the steam engine days. Yep, I am that old, I remember steam engines.
On some coal tenders there was a small compartment or shelter called a “dog house” where a man could get out of the cold wind. Well, this fellow was getting out of the one of those. He stood up and turned around to the front just as a low bridge was coming up and it hit him high on the forehead. He survived but there was a big step in his forehead, big enough to lay your hand in. That amazed me.
Then my Dad’s brother-in-law (my uncle) had a similar accident (I don’t remember the details) that knocked a teacup full of brains out of the side of his head. It took him some time to be able to talk good enough to be understood, but boy could he swear!!
Look at Mel Tillis, he can sing just fine, but when he tries to talk, he stutters. Speech is on one side of the brain and music is on the other.
Now, how did I get off on this subject???