Don’t you hate it when you walk into a room with purpose, get distracted by something… pause, and then think ‘what did I come here for again?’
It can be soooo annoying. Especially when you are super-busy or time-poor, which is almost everyone nowadays. I can usually backtrack my steps, go back to the ‘other’ thing I was doing, and sure enough within 10 minutes at the very most, the thought comes flying back to me, and just as quickly I then go to get it/do it/create it.
But it happens in so many different ways too.
You will catch up with an old friend and say “I had so much to tell you – I just can’t remember now…”
Or you will be falling asleep at night and think of the most creative and inspiring thing, and yet it is all but blah blah blah at sunrise after you wake up.
Or like me, you hear a song, try your best to remember it for future reference… and then forget.
That’s almost what happened to me yesterday. I didn’t even hear the song in question. I just remembered it. Out of nowhere. I was listening to another 80s tune on the way to meet my friends for dinner, and this other song popped into my head out of nowhere… I didn’t have it in my CD collection… I didn’t have it on my ipod… I just willed myself to remember and play it/show it to Hubbie the next day.
Tonight while starting to wash the massive pile of dishes from dinner, I went to put on the Bluetooth speaker to make my task more fun… nothing like a distraction technique like youtube to make the monotonous of washing dishes interesting…
And literally, just as I said to him “oh, I had a song I wanted to play for you…”
BANG. The song actually flew INTO my head! Not out.
Well what do you know?
I know, you are hanging to know what it is. 😉 It’s a song from a well-known 80s movie, and due to the movie it’s from I think many don’t tend to relate this song to the movie, because of a fairly prominent other song from the movie DEFINITELY tied to it.
Footloose. Sure, ‘Footloose’ is the song from Footloose, EVERYONE knows that. But did you know this song features too?:
Hubbie hadn’t even heard of it. EVER. I was gob-smacked. This guy who plays 80s music almost every night…
The best line:
“I swear that I can see forever in your eyes…
(sing with me!) –
Thanking my memory bank for this romantic 80s rock duet 🙂