July 18th, 2004

Dicks

Morning Jungian Radio

One of my friends calls those times when music is flowing through your head (through no effort of your own) your Jungian Radio. Well, I've been pondering the music that tends to be in my head first thing in the morning, this week. It's been an interesting assortment.

Thursday morning, I had "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" by Ray Stevens going through my brain. Very catchy tune - no surprise it was playing. Friday morning had "Lonely Phobia" by the Rutles. One of my favorite of the "new" Rutles tunes. Yesterday there was some song by Clannad, whose title I've never known and that I'm not particularly fond of. It's always a bit annoying when you get a song stuck in your head that you're not overly fond of. And then I get annoyed when I don't know the title of it. And this morning, my song was "Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Mamas and the Papas.

Now Thurs and Fri both were good days for me. Yesterday I was in a slightly foul mood (TMI if I said more). So was the music foretelling how the day was going to go? When my Jungian Radio is playing music that I like, do I end up having a good day? When it plays music I'm not fond of, am I going to have a bad day? I should see about keeping track of my morning tune and then how the day goes. Of course, as a scientist I know that won't be a very controlled experiment. If I have an expectation of having a bad day because a song isn't a favorite, I might end up having a bad day due to the expectation of it. And it could be the bad tune gets me off on a bad foot in the morning - so it's a cause rather than a premonition. (Of course, I don't believe in premonitions anyhoo, so that will skew the data as well.)

You know, I think too much first thing when I get up. Almost as much as I do when I'm trying to fall asleep at night.

So, as you're reading this, what song is currently playing in your Jungian Radio? Tell me in a comment - I'm curious to know.

PS: Made a new icon last night. Thought I should let Sylv share the limelight for a bit. :-)
  • Current Music
    "Dedicated to the One I Love" by The Mamas & the Papas