It's funny how certain words, phrases, conditions, or even a particular issue will more often than not lead to a particular song rambling through my head.
For instance, as I was writing the handwritten version of this post, I happened to glance out the window and I saw that not only was it seriously overcast but the cloud looked like they were about to puke their stomach contents after twenty hour booze and junk food binge.
The first song that entered my head, in fact the only song that usually enters my head when a rainstorm is about to hit, was the song "Rain" by Dickey Betts. The song itself is the second track on his fantastic album "Highway Calls", and it basically sets the mood for the entire album.
The song itself conjures up memories of a summer rainstorm. You know, the kind of rainstorm that you don't really mind getting caught in. The kind where you simply soak up plain goodness of one of Mother Nature's ultimate conundrums.
Work has a tendency to bring out the strangest songs as well. One of my favorite out of work songs is "Workin' For A Livin'". Don't ask me why, but it does resonate in a way that very others can. And thinking about that song quickly brings about a strange montage of songs that includes "I Hate My Life" (Theory Of A Deadman), "Why Me?" (Planet P), "Everybody Plays A Fool" (The Main Ingredient) and "Smiling Faces, Sometimes" (The Undisputed Truth).
Lately, a particular song has been worming its way into my subconscious and I'm not sure whether I should be annoyed or amused.
The song in question is "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees. It seem that whenever I find myself with a moment or brain vacancy (you know, when you hit that state of being when absolutely nothing is swirling around in your head) this song floats to the forefront and proceeds to lay waste to my sanity.
Doesn't really matter what I'm trying to do, be it writing a blog pot, writing a story or even something as simple as trying to find a particular plot thread, the second I try to focus my thought...BAM!...there it is.
Speaking of writing, sometimes when I'm trying to find that right frame of mind to write a given passage, I'll let my memory wander through the plethora of rooms that contain all of those musical tidbit to see if it can latch onto a particular song or even a particular lyric that I might be able to use as a motivator.
More often than not, I usually find that a song will kick in when I least expect it to.
And that my friends, is really the best end result you can truly have.