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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Earworm Weekly: "I Feel Beautiful" by Robyn Hitchcock

Not all earworms are former Billboard Top Ten successes, well-known by everyone who hears even a few notes of their melody. Some earworms can be obscure songs that come to have personal meaning to the listener. They get burned into…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Seals and Crofts' "Get Closer"

Earworm Weekly: Seals and Crofts' "Get Closer"

These days, after writing this column for so long, the earworms practically generate themselves. As I wrote my previous column on the Ghostbusters theme, for example, I listened to a lot of songs where Ray Parker Jr. played session…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"

Earworm Weekly: Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"

Some songs become earworms due to their utilitarian value. They cheer you up when you're down, they get you through your morning routine before the coffee kicks in, they help you time your reps at the gym. These songs…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly – “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

Earworm Weekly – “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.

No, I haven't seen the movie yet. Don't ask me why. I hear you all saying that it's fun and feminist and all that good stuff, but it just hasn't happened yet. Chalk it up to the contrarian impulse. One…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "She Drives Me Crazy" By Fine Young Cannibals

Earworm Weekly: "She Drives Me Crazy" By Fine Young Cannibals

I can't stop the way I feel. This tune's so catchy, it just doesn't seem real. Won't it ever set me free? It's everything an earworm should be. Translation: This song drives me crazy. I really want to like…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: The Many Versions of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You"

Earworm Weekly: The Many Versions of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You"

I'm out of town on vacation this week, and my “beach reading” is Mark Binelli's new novel Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All Time Greatest Hits, a fictional retelling of Hawkins' life story. The title is a sly little joke, because Hawkins,…
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Earworm Weekly: "Let's Pretend We're Married" By Prince

I've been avoiding writing about Prince for weeks, partly in overcompensation. Left to my druthers, I could probably pen a year's worth of Prince memorial earworm columns easily. Whether you all would read them, though, would be another matter. Nonetheless,…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "Firework" by Katy Perry

Earworm Weekly: "Firework" by Katy Perry

It's still a few weeks until the Fourth of July, but that hasn't stopped certain neighborhoods in the Bay Area from thudding and thumping after dark with the sound of illegal fireworks. I've lived here long enough that I'm used…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "We Will Rock You" by Queen

Earworm Weekly: "We Will Rock You" by Queen

I was all set to write about Queen this week, inspired by Chuck Klosterman's glib dismissal of the band as likely to be forgotten by future historians of rock music. Are you kidding me? Queen were masters of the earworm form.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "I'll Be Around" By The Spinners

Earworm Weekly: "I'll Be Around" By The Spinners

No matter what the calendar may say, summer has arrived, and here is how I can tell. I was standing in front of the Macarthur BART station after work this week when a vintage convertible rolled to a stop at…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "The Bad Touch" By The Bloodhound Gang

Earworm Weekly: "The Bad Touch" By The Bloodhound Gang

I went out dancing on Friday night, at a small club in West Oakland. In fact, the club was so tiny, and I arrived so early, that for a good while my sweetie and I were the only two people…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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