Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ear Worm

A L O H A !

  Swinging Safari by Bert Kaempfert on Grooveshark
You WANT to click on that arrow above.
Or DO you?
There is a sound
in my inner ear.
It's lingered there
since the 1960s.

As a musician,
a player of flutes,
I think it means something
that it echoes
down the hallways
of my brain and

I hunted for the sound
in recent years.
Google searches,
Sixties radio promos.
Nada- Zilch-

Last Christmas
I heard a hint of it
on our local cable TV
But I missed the 

You already knew that,
didn't you?

But this past year,
from November (!)
I glued myself
to the Holiday Music Channel.

I enjoy holiday music,
but this was MORE!

This was 
D E T E R  M I N A T I O N !

Then, a little bird,
a familiar note
what I was looking for
Whispered a name:

" Bert Kaempfert "

Now my European
friends of a 
certain age :)
are smiling.

A little research
on You Tube
and Grooveshark
and the quarry
of a years-long
was mine!

That song you 
so cavalierly 
passed over at top,

" Swinging Safari "

is the Great

E A R  W O R M !

I'v listened to it over,
and over.
Perhaps you will
But one listen
and it will probably
infect your 
Mind's Ear.

So you've been
but it's a 
pleasurable infection.

And who knows?
You may begin
to play the flute
for sheer joy - 
bringing countless
decades of years
of pleasure,
Ear Worms
to others!

         Fondly, cloudia

Bert Kaempfert 

(born Berthold Kämpfert; 16 October 

1923 – 21 June 1980)


TexWisGirl said...

nope. definitely not gonna go there! :)

LOLfromPasa said...

I feel 'happy'...! Great light music and enjoyable photos and thoughts to go with it. Thanks, Cloudia.

Teresa said...

:) Loved it. Thanks for a great way to start the morning!

Cloudia said...

Let's all SING! LOL

Thanks, Dears

Bob Bushell said...

Um er, I never did like him, but I do like the people that goes to his concerts. Anyway, I do love your photography.

Adam said...

who hasn't sat down in the big chair at sams/costco?

Cloudia said...

Thanks for looking in today!

The Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations on finishing your quest. I cannot click on that to get that particular ear worm - but have plenty of my own. Have a wonderful day.


Makes me want to get up and dance a bit:) I love the story of your finding the music as much as the music and images!

Fireblossom said...

Wow, I haven't heard that it donkey's years! I could not have told you the title or the artist, but I remember it!

Maybe it was sleeping with Al Hirt's "Java" and Acker Bilk's "Stranger On The Shore"!

Anonymous said...

Having recovered from "It's a Small World" at Disney World 21 years ago trying to stay wormed in my brain, I was hesitant to listen to your tune. Sounds a bit like it's from "Lion King," but more pleasant. So, where's a recording of Cloudia and her flying sky-high flute, eh? DrumMajor

Cloudia said...

If you wish
you can hear my flute at:

Hilary said...

Ah I recognized it the moment I hit "play."

Karen S. said...

Oh my gosh, Cloudia yes, the moment I first heard this I just knew it was one I heard often. I had to google game shows and yes, it was the opening song for The Match Game! It will probably be in my dreams tonight as well! I can't get it out of my head! :)

Karen S. said...

I remember always fighting with my older sister over our one television- she wanted shows like American Band Stand and the Match Game and I wanted Land of Play! Here's the link to your song-

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I looooved that song Cloudia, thanks for the memories.

Kay said...

Actually our tai-chi teacher had us singing "You are My Sunshine" after each session and I couldn't get that out of my ears. Arrrghhh!