"Help, I Have Ear Worms!"...is not a phrase you would typically use. However, I'm sure many of you have complained at one point or another of a song that's stuck in your head. That annoying little ditty that you just can't turn off is most commonly known as an "Ear Worm." According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, 98% of people suffer from this condition. It's also called "Stuck Song Syndrome" for obvious reasons. Women seem to suffer from it more than men because women try to fight it while men just let it be.
If You Were Trapped on a Desert Island and Could Only Listen to One Band Forever, Who Would It Be?
This was the question my husband asked me last night while we split a bottle of wine at our favorite Zona Rosa BBQ restaurant. They were playing a particularly good channel of classic rock while we devoured our ribs and burnt ends. He was torn between Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin -- his ultimate choice was Pink Floyd. I don't see how we ever got married, because, between those two choices, I would have chosen the opposite.
Do your little ones like to rock but you’re tired of The Wheels on the Bus and Mary Had a Little Lamb? I hear ya! How many times can you listen to the same 10 songs sung by silly vegetables before you pull your hair out?
What can’t music do for us? It entertains, makes us laugh, makes us cry, and helps us feel better when we’re feeling down. It can bring us together. It can do many things for us, but one thing music doesn’t really get much credit for is what it can do for our brains' development.
For kids learning music at an early age, it can improve their abilities in mathematics, sculpting, and navigation in a few key areas.
Are we defined by the era of music into which we’re born or the music we listen to? Some days I like to think the former, and other times, I like the sounds of the latter. Then, I realize that the era into which I was born was full of really silly things. But, to be honest, it just depends. While I’m "technically" an 80s kid, my childhood existed in the 90s.