Rock Music and Writing

I went to a super neat-o seminar today on writing and rock music, etc. We covered all the genres of writing, too. Seminar leaders Debra Marquart and Elizabeth Searle covered Fiction (Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera), personal essays (of Mickey Hart) and poems (about Charles Mingus). One of the many aspects touched upon was catchy songs that get stuck in your head and won't go away.

My current repeated song is:

"God's Comic" by Elvis Costello; it just won't get out of my head.

Anyway, how and what and why songs get stuck in your head was a topic on the NPR show "Radiolab" from WNYC. I heard this show when it first aired, and it's FASCINATING. They even talk to the Schoolhouse Rock guy.

Happy Listening.