Blink and Brown Mushrooms…

I’ve been reading “Blink” recently.  The subtitle being, “The Power of Thinking without Thinking.”

It’s a bit hard to explain except to say that one “take away” I have is that often when we experience something new and have a negative reaction that it’s not so much that we don’t LIKE it, but rather that it was not what we expected.  If we have the experience again we find that perhaps we do not dislike it as much as we had thought.  Stuff really does GROW on us…that’s science for you.

I thought this was a good opportunity to test that out in practice.

This is a Japanese girl band I like a whole lot from back in my neo-punk days,  Shonen Knife.  They rock. They do.

So you’re job is to listen to this not once but at least say, 10 times (depending upon how much it appeals to you….or not…) and see if it grows on you.  You should be glad I did not choose Marilyn Manson for our test subject.

Brown Mushrooms

Shall we go out looking for big mushrooms
On the silver plate
Shall we go out looking for brown mushrooms
More than five inches across 
Maybe we can find them very soon
Maybe we can find them at the Italian restaurant 

Shall we go out looking for big mushrooms
Piled high on the plate
Shall we go out looking for brown mushrooms
Like an open umbrella 

Maybe we can find them under the moon
Maybe we can find them at the Italian restaurant 

In fifteen minutes
They’ll become appetizers
They’ll be cut into pieces
To be mushroom spaghetti 

We’re all looking for tasty big mushrooms
We’re all looking for tasty big mushrooms 

Maybe we’ll find magic very soon
Maybe we’ll find magic at the Italian restaurant 

In fifteen minutes
They’ll become appetizers
They’ll be cut into pieces
To be mushroom spaghetti 

We’re all looking for tasty big mushrooms
We’re all looking for tasty big mushrooms
We’re all looking for tasty big mushrooms
We’re all looking for tasty…
Big mushrooms
Big mushrooms
Big mushrooms
Big mushrooms 

 

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2 thoughts on “Blink and Brown Mushrooms…

  1. I love the song! But you know what I hate? I hate that our human brains immediately try to recall similar experiences and compare them to the current one. And we compare and compare and compare. “Oh, that sounds like ‘Rape Me’ by Nirvana,” my brain said to me. Ugh. I wish I could just listen and accept it without comparing it to something else.

  2. You do know that Mushrooms are the fruit of the devil . I was attacked by a giant mushroom as a child . Very traumatic. Haven’t been able to look at one since. M

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