Use Your Noggin

Try to think logically and rationally and stop acting stupid.  Almost all animals have a brain, and although the sponge has an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil, it has no brain, therefor it is not intelligent, and it can’t absorb information.  A brain is basically what results when a large group of nerve cells called neurons form one large cluster.  Thought is the function of mind, while thinking is the comparison of identities.  The brain is the physical substance, and the mind is the conscious product of those firing neurons, according to the classic argument, making the mind a product of brain activity.  The mind uses the brain, and the brain responds to the mind.  A thought is not just words in your brain, and we really don’t know if they are triggered by a physical process of your brain, or the manifestation of something deeper like a soul, spirit, or other entity, which is something that you could spend the rest of the day thinking about.

Last week we had Precipitation where the theme was to find songs that mention rain.  This week the theme is songs that mention Mind, Think, or Brain suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Think of these as being suggestions instead of being rules:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about the song ‘Fire in the City’ by the Grateful Dead, and next week, I will be writing about the Janis Joplin song ‘Move Over’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
April 3, 2022 – Clive Davis day, write about any song made by an artist or a band that he signed to his label, or one he produced
April 10, 2022 – Army, Soldier, War suggested by Di of pensitivity101
April 17, 2022 – Beach, Surf, Swimming suggested by Amy Braun of ai love music
April 24, 2022 – Anxiety, Delight, Emotions, Pain, Pride, Relief suggested by Di of pensitivity101

29 thoughts on “Use Your Noggin

  1. The title track which wasn’t actually on the original release of ELP’s best selling studio album.

    Brain Salad Surgery
    It will murder you, it murdered me
    We made it for our enemy
    Brain Salad Surgery

    We’ve got a ballad
    About a salad brain
    With assurgence
    In a dirty bit again

    Brain Salad Surgery
    It will work for you, it works for me
    Brain rat perversity
    Brain Salad Surgery

    We’ve got a ballad
    About a salad brain
    With assurgence
    In a dirty bit again

    Brain Salad Surgery
    It will work for you, it works for me
    Brain rat perversity
    Brain Salad Surgery

    We’ve got a ballad
    About a salad brain
    With assurgence
    In a dirty bit again

    Source: Lyrics Jonk

    written by: Greg Lake and Keith Emerson (R.I.P. both)

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