Monday, August 8, 2005

Stop the music!

You always hear people complain "I can't get that song out of my head". I have that problem, only it is fairly constant, and it isn't just one particular song. It's like I have this insane unstoppable jukebox. I can change the selection by just thinking for a second about a different song and then BAM! that song starts playing and won't quit until I change selections. I try to change genres, it doesn't help. I went from The Presidents of the United States of America (dang it! there they go in my head again!) to Verdi's Rigoletto in half a nanobleem.

The thing that bothers me about this constant soundtrack is that the times when I have felt closest to God, the soundtrack wasn't playing. So I am thinking that the soundtrack is drowning God out, or at least distracting me. I have stopped listening to music again hoping that maybe I can starve the jukebox to death, but it has a big, fat 40-year-old gut to work off first, so I don't think it will stop any time soon.

I had a funny thought occur to me this afternoon, though. Maybe the music is just God putting me on hold.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe try listening to some chant; I've found that that puts me into a very sacred space.

    It beats "Nuttin' for Christmas" anyway....