While I was working, I was mentally running through a few tunes, and the "I'm on Fire" tune (specifically, the backup singers' part) that Alfonso and Whitney in Dancing with the Stars did their Paso to came into my mind. Not something I hear on the radio, with it not being an End song, but something which I've heard enough to know decently well enough to get in my head.
I figured that I'd do an exercise in using a beautiful tune and changing the order of the notes along with the timing to form another one. The first order I came up with I scrapped because it was too close to the Macklemore&Ryan Lewis song which has a small part that sounds similar (the, 'This is the moment' song; that's the only lyric I can remember right now but should be enough to identify what song I'm talking about), so instead I came up with a new one.
In the original, it goes:
O--a, o-a o--a, o-a o--a, o-a-o--, more or less.
The version I came up with was,
A, a, a-o-o, a, a, a-o-o, a, a, a-o-o, o, o, a-a.
...It did to me!
Take a good look at it.
Look at it reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal close.
...You probably don't see it.
But I did. And if I wasn't working at the time, I would have facepalmed.
I thought I would avoid doing this, given I was working with an established tune, that is distinctly different, and yet, somehow, I managed to do it anyway. The version I came up with is, rather obviously, a variant on THE tune. THE tune turned something completely different from a completely unrelated song (trust me, THE tune has nothing to do with that song given that until today they were two entirely different things), into a variant of itself.
That thing must be ingrained in me as some sort of fundamental, basic, primal rhythm within me. I found it rather interesting at the very least, and it makes me wonder why I have some sort of tune stuck in me, which as far as I can tell lacks a firm origin in established music (a couple songs come close, but none are an exact match). That tune, THE tune, has been something existing...I think well before this blog even started.
I'm not sure when it began to come to my mind. But ever since coming, nothing's quite the same. I always compare things to it, be it others' work ("that sounds kinda similar to THE tune! But...it's not quite right, that can't be where I got it from..."), or my own in either, "that...that actually doesn't sound like THE tune!", or more commonly, "...Wait. Isn't that...DANG IT, NOT AGAIN!"
So on the one hand, it's cool, on the other hand, it can be kinda annoying. It's like my mind's being haunted by a one-hit wonder I haven't even produced yet. (But at some point, somewhere down the line, I probably will out of sheer annoyance at having it stuck in my head so much.)