Hunter disapproves of my latest “earworm”

You know about earworms .. that bit of song that gets stuck in your head. Legend has it: the only way to rid yourself of one is to give it to someone else.

I’ve been humming “The Golden Age” by the Asteroids Galaxy Tour lately .. this is the kitschy ditty featured in the Heineken “Entrance” commercial .. the one with the “second most interesting man in the world” (my riff on the Dos Equis commercial series).

Anyhow, Hunter disapproves. His email to me from late last night:

Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:31 PM
To: Michael Coates (

No offense, but dad, I’m getting really sick of you humming that song. I’d love to provide whatever lies in here (look in any of the sections if you have to) or maybe this article.

I’ve found examples of okay Ear Worms that I apparently manage to enjoy:

Sing A Well from the Guitar Freaks and Drummania series
Boom Boom Dollar from DDR 2nd Mix (ATTACHMENT: REMIX)
Let the beat hit em! (CLASSIC R&B STYLE) from DDRMAX (this one’s the full version, thus making it APPARENTLY from DDR 4th Mix (for the PS1 in Japan, obviously))
Team Fortress 2’s main theme
If I Were A Rich Man from Fiddler On The Roof
Flash‘ by Queen
almost anything in Grease
not too many songs in Rent (I’m gonna stick with Seasons Of Love and La Vie Boheme)

…I’m pretty sure that’s everything.

In a word: hysterical.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

One Response to Hunter disapproves of my latest “earworm”

  1. Rachel Meraz says:

    Digging that your boy has inherited your smart humor! He’s good.

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