Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Musical”

 

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness time again and this week’s prompt is “musical.” Linda Hill advises that we can use it any way we want. I love this kind of empowerment. If you would like to be too big for your shoes visit Linda’s blog and read how to join this band of hyperactive keyboard abusers.  Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/12/07/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-8-18/

Musical by John W. Howell © 2018

“What is that tune you are humming?”

“Tune?”

“Yes. You’ve been humming it all morning.”

“I have not.”

“Okay, then I need to go to the ear specialist to check for tinnitus.”

“What does it sound like?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Sometimes like the song from the Sound of Music musical.”

“Which one?”

“The Hills are alive with the sound of music, one.”

“I like that song. If I put my ear to yours do you think I could hear it too?”

“Get away from me. Other times it sounds like something classical.”

“Can you name it?”

“Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky.”

“I’m not familiar. Can you hum it?”

“You have got to be kidding me. It is a full orchestration.”

“Anything else?”

“Maybe the Air That I Breathe by the Hollies.”

“Oh, I know that one. All I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.”

“You’re a little flat.”

“Finally Queen’s greatest hits.”

“You are kidding. The entire album? This sound like you are having some kind of musical breakdown.”

“I don’t think so. Lots of people have tinnitus.”

“Wait. What is that thing in your ear?”

“What thing?”

“That white thing.”

“Oh my gosh. It is my AirPod. I forgot it was there.”

“What about the tinnitus?”

“Without the AirPod it’s gone.”

“Yet more evidence that you are an idiot.”

“Anyone can forget an AirPod.”

“Anyone with the intelligence of a grape.”

“I think I was happier with tinnitus.”

“At least you had great music.”

“And I was never alone.”

“Spoken like someone who needs an intervention.”

 

 

53 comments

  1. Very good John.. in our household David listens to audio books when he is working around the house or outside.. and I usually have my music in my ears.. plenty of opportunities for mixed messages!! hugs

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    1. “Hey, David you do nice work.” “Gee Sally. Why are you calling me a jerk.” Mixed indeed.

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      1. Very good John.. and that might explain a few things!!! hugs

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  2. Intelligence of a grape 🙂 the new Earth-generation is moving slowly in that direction, I have to say haha
    Cool dialogue 😉

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    1. Thank you, VRNB. (This would make nice initials on a Louis Vitton bag). I continue to work on dialog.

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      1. Haha 😂 true. And if I’ll add (in the future) more letters…I’ll probably create my own language, very soon 👁🙀

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  3. I could quite happily listen to this music in a morning 🎵👍

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    1. Me too, Sebby. Thank you.

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  4. haha, sounds like he’s right – an intervention is due! I wish my tinnitus sounded like a musical; I’ve got what resembles old-time TV static in my left ear.

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    1. Mine is like ciccadas in August. At least we are never alone. 😀

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      1. It’s never quiet that’s for sure.

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  5. harmonykent · · Reply

    Wish my tinnitus brought such music to my ears lol 😂 high whistle is all I get! Having searched for my glasses to find I was wearing them, I can’t say anything about the AirPod 😊

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    1. My tinnitus is like the sound of ciccadas in August. Used to be like a fan in the attic but changed a couple of years ago. Thanks Harmony.

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  6. Good selection. Must have the playlist on random. Nice job with the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. random is true for sure.

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  7. Even though I had a feeling it was something in his ear, I was still laughing at the discovery. Just the banter afterwards is enough to make me smile this morning. Thanks.

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    1. I’m glad you got a smile. 🙂

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  8. LOL! Love this one, John! Happy Saturday…I hope you’re staying dry.

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    1. Lots of rain here, Jill. Happy Saturday to you *sung to the tune The Story in Your Eyes by the Moody Blues.

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  9. What a great way to start my Saturday morning…chuckling! Thanks, John.

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    1. Always a good idea, Jan. Thank you for letting me know.

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  10. Eh, there are worse things that could happen. Music is always good. Could have been talk radio.

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    1. That would have been sad. Thanks, Craig.

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    1. Thank you, Susie.

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  11. Hey, what about the DEATH GROWL! Just love that music…..if you can call it that.

    Once while I was riding on a bus in Minneapolis, an elderly man walked from the back of the bus to the front, to tell a kid to turn down his earphones. His music was bothering everyone on the bus.

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    1. I could see that. Did the kid comply?

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  12. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Too funny! I love morning laughs. Thank you kind sir. 😄

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    1. You are more than welcome, kind lady. 😀

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  13. Boss,

    You’ve successfully created a hilarious prompt post while at the same time heading up the new airpods ad campaign. You do it all!

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    1. Someone has to help out those folks at Apple. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Do they now? Hahaha!

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  14. I have tinnitus. It drives me crazy sometimes. I sleep with white noise going all night, which seems to help.

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    1. I pretend that the caccadas are active abd have no trouble sleeping.

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  15. AirPod sounds like something I need to check out. Good story.

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  16. 😂 You had me at ‘Queen’. A little Bohemian Rhapsody anyone? Love this post, John!

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  17. Why does it always feel so good to smile?

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    1. A smile takes dilutes any problem.

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  18. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one! I would like my tinnitus to be musical:)

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    1. Ha haha. Thanks, Denise.

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  19. I loved this, John!

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  20. I have taken to listening to The Hobbit on a low volume at work, John. I find it very calming. It is easy to forget it is on so I can relate.

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  21. Now I’ve got “We Are The Champions” ringing in my head, which is actually a good thing.
    Thanks, John.

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    1. It is good, Hook.

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    1. Thank you , Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog, Traci.

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