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Friday, July 27, 2012

This is the Blog Post that Never Begins

As I sit here, staring at the blank blogger screen, the little cursor blinks as it patiently waits for me to begin. But I've got nothing. Nada. Zilch.  A Big Fat Goose Egg.

Thinking of really cool blog posts wasn't the problem. Oh no. The problem was that they've already been done. Playlists, whachu reading, reader stats, kids playing  in the streets while zombies drove around in ice cream trucks. You name it, someone else's already written it that's not me.

Like Claudia Welch's blog post about Magic Mike. Or Carly Phillips missing RWA this year but winning a super cool award. Or even the Fight Club inspired post by Tammara Webber about her Writing Cave.

Then inspiration struck! I could blog about the playlist for my debut novel, Twice Tempted . Unfortunately, I got distracted by The Romance Man's blogpost on Men in Thongs. Then fellow Lady Scribe, Andris, emailed me about Angels, Demons and Bears wearing police uniforms. At least I think those bears were clothed.

So where was I? Right! Earworms. Here's my favorite:


So, Dear Readers, what song can't you get out of your head?


24 comments:

  1. Hmm... You know me and music, we're not exactly in tune with each other (yes - pun intended.) So there are never songs stuck in my head. Of course, my teen will sometimes sing something over and over and over simply to drive me insane because... well, he's a teen. I couldn't tell you what the song(s) is/are. I just know I want them to stop. ;)

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    1. HA! I feel the same way about some of the songs my kids listen to when we're in the car. How many times can they listen to the same song?

      But then I remember listening to my favorites over and over again when I was little. :)

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    2. How many times can one little boy watch the original three Star Wars movies over and over again, back to back? I lost count...my little brother watched them so many times, I thought my head would explode. And I LOVE the Star Wars movies, so that's saying something. LOL. So if it was something like a 3-5 minute long song...well, I'm sure they can listen to the same thing enough times that you will end up in the loony bin. :)

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    3. Oh yea. Here's it's Thomas the Train, iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place. Thank God for their playroom. ;)

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    4. OMG! I remember the Thomas the Tank Engine songs. Those are awful. Just awful. Thankfully, we're past that stage. ;)

      I have no idea what he listens to. I'm sure it's very hip. I just live 200 years ago (and on another continent.)

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  2. Lately, I can't get Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know out of my head. And I have to say, it isn't very conducive to writing historical romance. LOL. I tend to write either in silence, or occasionally with instrumental-only classical music. Anything with lyrics, though? Pulls me straight out of Regency England.

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    1. Blame, Olivia! She did a blog post about it and embedded the video from You Tube. I can't stand the "fast" version of it.

      What's your favorite classical, Catherine?

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    2. I love, love, love anything by Tchaikovsky. I'm also a huge fan of any of Beethoven's piano concertos for writing to, and also any of those by Rachmaninov. To accompany my writing time, though, nothing beats the soundtrack to Last of the Mohicans. :)

      If I'm not writing and just listening, I can't go wrong with Dvorak.

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    3. Sounds way more sophisticated then what I listen to, lol!

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  3. I hate Heard it Through the Grapevine. And then it was made into a commercial. Ugg. Definite earworm hate.

    I love making a playlist for my stories. Sometimes I write to one song on autorepeat and sometimes I flip through all of them in the list. Depends on the miid.

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    1. Playlists are the best, Beth. I love listening to them after I've written the book and being reminded of certain scenes

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  4. Hi Marquita! I always have something by One Direction stuck in my head, unfortunately! I have a 12 year old daughter who goes around talking about them and singing their songs all day. She is at their grandmother's house right now so I have a reprieve. Except that you made me think about it, so now "Up All Night" is in there. Thanks a lot! :-)

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    1. Hi Steph!

      My 8 year old LOVES One Direction (so does my husband, hee!). Well, she loves their songs. Boys are still gross to her, for now. :}

      LOL! So glad to help you get something stuck in your head. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I currently have Zumba songs that are in Spanish going through my head and I have know idea what they are saying but I got a good workout today. I noticed that a neighbor of mine who will remain nameless wasn't there today. I guess she was busy talking to the characters in her head! : )

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    1. Zumba is loaded with earworms, MK! I am so happy you don't tattle on your neighbors. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Linkin Park's "Castle of Glass". Great to run to! Not so good to try to sit still in a chair to. :}

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    1. Katharine, what about when you write a fight scene between pirates or their ships? :D

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I just heard Superman by Three Door Down on the radio. Now the lyics are suck in my head. "If I go crazy then will you still call superman?" These lyrics fit my life right now!

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    1. Julie, I love that song!!! And now it's replaced Call Me, Maybe. Thanks. hee!

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  8. Right this minute all I can think of is my oldest daughter singing the candy man can over and over and over, but hey I loved it, she was so cute.

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  9. Whoa, sister, I don't recall any conversations regarding bears in uniform (though I do know a bear that looks fantastic in his ;}). However, if the discussion was brilliant, then I take full credit. Teehee! As for annoying, claw your eyes out songs, my son LOVED the "Potty Song" from Bear in the Big Blue House potty-training video. Seriously, it gets stuck in your head and nothing garners unwanted attention faster than an grown woman singing about the potty in the produce aisle.
    Oh, and I LOVE Gotye!

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  10. I have Payphone stuck in my head, but I LOVE THAT SONG!

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