Saturday, February 12, 2011

When you hear music completely out of context

Every once in awhile I will hear music that I know by heart, but because it is not in the setting my brain is used to hearing it I go bonkers trying to figure out what it is.

A couple of summers ago I was standing next to the Smithsonian Carousel in Washington and the calliope was playing a song I knew by heart....but I couldn't place it. It drove me batty.

This was the song

It is a Harvard University fight song that anyone growing up in Cambridge knows all too well.

A couple of days ago I had another brain cramp watching TV. This commercial came on and the music was an old, old friend....but for the life of me I could not place it.

It finally hit me....

Does this ever happen to you?

1 comment:

The Blissful Witch said...

Loved Captain Kangaroo and love New England!! Great post!