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My Sleepless Nights and Hardworking Days: This Week’s Earworms are not Part of the Grammy Award list

My Sleepless Nights and Hardworking Days: This week’s Earworms

This week was a week where I barely slept and I worked from dawn till way past sunset. That’s pretty much a normal work week fro me. Although, one would think that during one’s last few weeks at work, the days would ease up a bit in terms of the workload. Of course, that is not the case. I had one last big production where we had teleconferences at 10pm at night. It was done and I felt accomplished. I knew I would be leaving with my head up high but this felt really good, albeit tiring.

As I worked a ton and managed the the transition to ostensibly two new jobs, I worked out on my treadmill to many a musical beats that kept my mind going. I also walked about 20 miles this week listening to my Ipod. Music was my refuge and my transporter to a different world.  Even though the Grammy’s are this weekend, barely any (if any at all) of my refuge songs were Grammy nominated. You got to wonder how the Grammy’s stay relevant. It seems like a 1,000 Grammy categories are up for grabs but barely any of the nominated songs seem relevant, interesting or timely.

Seems like Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” will come out a big winner.  Sure, he seems to have a nice voice and his song was Soulful. It just seems like it was so yesterday. I had a chuckle when Taylor Swift was nominated for “Shake it Off” in a category that is about the songwriting. Have you heard the lyrics?  There ain’t much there.  It’s catchy and makes you want to get up and shake it off surely not many people out there would say it was great lyrics and songwriting?  Surely? Interestingly  Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is up for a few awards. Supposedly, that song is all about her “full” figure and is supposed to be empowering. Well, first off, good for her. Second, stop photoshopping her image to be rail thin. Have you seen some of the magazine pictures of her?  So much for empowering full figured-women.  Third, she ain’t that full figured. Is that what we are considering big these days? Really?

Ok. My mini rant is over. On my treadmill, I was running to One’s Republic’s Counting Stars. I know it is not current, but it still has a punchy beat that makes you run harder.  I love singing along to the chorus

I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

As I am leaving New York in a couple of weeks, I cannot help but sing the verses of “Back in a New York Groove.”  I will be back one day. I know it.  I have to say I just love Gwen Stefanie’s new single “Baby Don’t Lie“. I actually start to dance on the treadmill to it. I like this song more than most of her other past songs cause there is something about this song. I punch out the lyrics from my lungs singing:

If you ever give up, then we’re gonna die
Look me in the eye, baby don’t lie

As I started packing up one suitcase this week, I found that I had ten pairs of boots. why in the world do I have that many boots and what will I do with them in California?  What is funny that I have been playing non-stop Kei$ha’s song called “Boots & Boys.”   Admittedly, she is not the greatest singer in the world and she is a bit kooky. However, I love this silly song that I heard on a show that is now cancelled because it is so depressing yet I loved that show. The show was “Red Band Society” and it was about sick kids living in a hospital. Yes, it was a depressing subject matter but it had bits of great sense of humor. There I go again with my back sense of humor. Oh well. Anyway, as I packed away my stuff for my California adventure, I kept singing:

I think it’s time that I mention
I’ve got myself an obsession
For the smell, for the touch
I know I got myself a habit
But I’ve got to have it now
I dont care where ,work it out
(let me break it down)

Yes, I have a boots obsession. I see them and I have to have them, apparently. First step is admitting I have a problem, right?  Another earworm this week is “Riptide” by Vance Joy just because the melody makes me sway. Don’t knwo why but I love the silly lyrics that do not make much sense to me:

There’s this movie that I think you’ll like
This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
This cowboy’s running from himself
And she’s been living on the highest shelf

My last earworm is that of “Hypnotic” by Zella Day.  I keep singing the first line of “I wanna be on the front line, knotted up suit ties, Talking like a headstrong mamma” Strange days these have been.

I must watch part of the Grammys but last year most of the productions were boring and Katy Perry seemed like a witch possessed. Although, it was entertaining.

Let’s see what are the songs that come out on top and whether they will become the earworms for the week. I kind of doubt it.

7 replies »

  1. Sounds like you’ve been super busy! I use my treadmill when I don’t go to the gym and it, too, is my time to listen to music and unwind.

    Riptide and Counting Stars are both on my playlist. My big song for the past two weeks has been Uptown Funk; of course, it’s constantly being played by the radio stations, so it’s hard not to have it as an earworm!

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