Posted by bj on Sunday, August 29, 2010
Earlier today while I was playing, I was trying to get my ear worms to give up the tune I had been playing all day yesterday, called Sweet Bundy. Nothing. I tried weaseling around on some notes I knew were in the tune, and since I know it has runs up and down around the D note tonic, I tried noodling around in there. Nothing. So I played everything else I knew in D. Nothing.
Came home, cooked myself a wonderful dinner, my specialty of shrimp, peppers, onions and pineapple in a lime and ginger sauce over basmati rice. As I'm cooking I'm humming a tune, not thinking much of it. Ate dinner. Came in to check email, still humming that tune. All of a sudden it hit me. I had been humming Sweet Bundy for the last 45 minutes!
Tune memory is SUCH a funny thing . . .
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:38:22 PM
Great story! I don't play the tune, but it's a nice one. Have you seen this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOVoG4cir1I
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:39:14 PM
P.S. Dinner sounds great. (smile)
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:48:50 PM
Yup, that's the tune, AND that's the double fiddle version (though I've only learned the lead so far.) I love Chirps! Somewhere I got an audio version of him playing it, can't remember where.
Dinner WAS great. Been awhile since I cooked anything significant, this summer has been so hot. I've become the master of the open face sandwich the last few weeks. I didn't realize how skimpy I'd gotten with food until I sat down and killed the whole pot. Probably why I was mindless enough for the tune to play this trick on me.
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:51:28 PM
It's the peppers - works every time.
Green and yellow ones are the best. Too many red ones and you'll be shopping for an electric fiddle... ;-)
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @4:58:07 PM
Cubanos . . .
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @5:09:41 PM
Do you play Chirps' Mississippi Palisades? It's come up in jams a few times lately and it's been on my practice list this week. Also a fun one!
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @5:27:05 PM
I'll have to give it a listen.
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @5:36:30 PM
I'll make it easy for you. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @5:47:05 PM
That's funny BJ. I thought that was just me. I can play a tune for days and I'll go to play it for my teacher and forget how it goes. Many times you just need the first 3 notes, just like on the old game show "Name that tune". Sounds like you cook as good as you fiddle.
Monday, August 30, 2010 @5:12:03 AM
You've got that backwards. Someday I'll fiddle as good as I cook!
Love Mississippi Palisades!
Monday, August 30, 2010 @6:01:16 AM
OKay BJ, when is the next supper, I am coming over...that sounds like a great meal.
Monday, August 30, 2010 @6:19:01 AM
Any time you're in the neighborhood, David!
Tennessee Tom Says:
Thursday, September 2, 2010 @6:10:33 PM
"shrimp, peppers, onions and pineapple in a lime and ginger "
Wow, that sounds pretty exotic. I'd have to say the ONIONS are what makes it (as long as they are sauteed, of course). I want to reserve a spot at the feedin' trough next to Swing!
Thursday, September 2, 2010 @6:57:32 PM
Vidalia onions so maybe not "plain vanilla" onions exactly . . .
If you start with good ingredients you can't go far wrong. Well, I can't, anyway. ;-)
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