A colleague entered the staffroom at lunchtime today singing a song. I recognized the melody and the lyrics. I started to play it fast, in my head, hoping to get the title and artist before the buzzer sounded. I failed. Oh, Jeebus yes, I was nearly there. I only needed a couple more seconds, goddamn it.
Shows how old I'm getting. (Sadly, instant recall is not one of my more reliable skills these days.)
The song? This one. And I've even got the bugger on vinyl. On 45! I can tell you where I was the first time I heard it. I love this song.
Yeah. So I tell myself that long-term memory trumps instant recall -- but bloody hell, I hate fucking losing in the here and now. Especially to myself.
8 months ago