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Anyone else have autoradioitis?


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Autoradioitis is that disorder where you have a radio in your brain that plays the same song on auto-repeat.

 

I have to avoid listening to jazz or prog close to bedtime, or I will have jazz improvisations running in my brain while I'm trying to sleep.

 

Yesterday I played piano with the jazz band at work for a Christmas party. During the night the Christmas music wouldn't stop playing in my head.

 

Argh!

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Autoradioitis is that disorder where you have a radio in your brain that plays the same song on auto-repeat.

 

I have to avoid listening to jazz or prog close to bedtime, or I will have jazz improvisations running in my brain while I'm trying to sleep.

 

Yesterday I played piano with the jazz band at work for a Christmas party. During the night the Christmas music wouldn't stop playing in my head.

 

Argh!

 

You say that like it's a bad thing.

 

Could be worse. Could be bubblegum music.

 

Grey

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Yes, but it's usually songs from my (distant past) that for whatever reason just surface all the time.

 

By far and away, the one that does this the most is "What's On My Mind" by Kansas. I wouldn't list that as my favorite even on that album, oddly enough...

 

Second place is probably Goldilox by King's X.

 

Something in these tunes (and others) just "latched" somehow and they surface pretty regularly. Certainly neither one of these gets (or maybe ever had) radio time, so I don't know what spurs it.

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For me it's always Song Of The Day, which usually pops up in the shower. There's no telling what it's going to be either. Yesterday it was Dylan's "My Back Pages". This morning I didn't have one - which is highly unusual - but after reading the reharm thread here this morning I've got "Milestones" firmly implanted in my brain and am no doubt driving my cow-orkers nuts wandering around whistling and humming it in the hallways.

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Not sure if this dovetails with what sounds like an annoyance... cause i liked it when it happens to me! Its been years though.

 

Back when i was still dancing a lot, id go to drum circles, and being in the center of a circle youd really feel the drums in your body. On numerous occasions, when I got home, and falling asleep, id hear the drums in my head, itd be making up spontaneous rhythms. Loved it, felt like i was in auto compose mode.

 

To have an endless loop of Christmas songs, or the same song, of course thats annoying. But to have actual improvisations going on, thats kinda cool!

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When I first saw the thread title, I was expecting some comment about radio in one's vehicle. Auto Radio itis.

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Oh, trust me...I've got a rogue's gallery of tunes that, once implanted in my noggin, go 'round in circles like my old LPs.

 

Grey

 

You guys think you have problems... I get some unique looks when I (try to) whistle "On Reflection" from Gentle Giant's "Free Hand." Its a riveting piece of music probably not suited to a solo whistle act. :facepalm:

 

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Stop already! Now I've got three of 'em going. Some used to call them "Earworms", but I call them "Mindworms" cause they got past my ear and wouldn't leave my mind.

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Should be a warning for threads like this. 25 or 6 to 4?
In the '70s I memorized something like 6 of the seven instrumental parts, as well as the vocals and harmonies. Now it's all coming back. And just before bedtime. :pop:

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It usually happens to me when I come out from a reharsal, and I've played a song 4 or 5 times. Usually, the best cure for that is to listen to some Frak Zappa.

 

But in case someone fears to have Zappa music implanted in their brain after this medicine, I would advise to put some Robert Rich on before sleeping. It doesn't work for me, but I have heard it does on others. In fact, you can leave it on all night...

 

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