leave your inhibitions at the door
I got another earworm.
That’s where you get a song stuck in your head and just can’t get it out. And the harder you try, the more ingrained it becomes. I’ve written about them before – like Magnet & Steel and Feels So Good. This time around, it’s my all-time favorite Talking Heads song – This Must be the Place (Naïve Melody)
My favorite parts of the song are –
And you’re standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money
Always for love
Cover up say goodnight
Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I’m just an animal looking for a home
Share the same space for a minute or two
Makes no sense, right?
The song came from their landmark album Speaking in Tongues, which featured the monster hit “Burning Down the House.” And if you listen to that song closely, it makes absolutely no sense, either. That’s because every song on the whole album is just a collection of phrases and clichés that are completely meaningless but sounded good together. The genius of it is that, even though the lyrics are complete gibberish, they provides emotions that match the melodies perfectly.
It’s kinda like this blog – a collection of random phrases that really make no sense together. Minus the brilliance, of course.
The song’s been in my head ever since I heard about the new version of The Late Late Show on CBS that premieres in a couple of weeks. Craig Ferguson was the host of the show for ten years and I think I’ve seen exactly 5 minutes of the show in all that time. The new host of the show will be James Corden.
He’s a pretty big deal in England and was recently featured as the Baker in the film adaptation of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.” Which alone will make me want to tune in for another five minutes.
But I do plan on watching because Reggie Watts is going to be the bandleader.
My nephews introduced me to his work a couple months ago and I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s his work that made me think about the Talking Heads song.
Prepare to have your mind blown.