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what happened to Terence Trent D’Arby

Well, apparently he disappeared completely. After his big success and a couple of albums that bombed, he legally took on the name he had been using during the couple of years he was away from recording: Sananda Maitreya.

As Sananda, he released a lot of music that is apparently best described as “baffling, uneven, and wonderful” as well as “all over the place”. One thing is for sure. He still has got one hell of a voice:

how to get that song out of your head

Now, how do you get this song out of your head? Apparently, there’s a scientific solution to this problem. It turns out that people have a natural tendency to want to finish what they start. Music then, are very much like puzzles to our brains: it’s catchy because the songs patterns and rhythms engage our minds like a crossword puzzle would. But while puzzles can be solved, songs don’t have an obvious solution. Which results in you hearing “hey, I just met you” all day, long after the song stopped playing.

The solution? According to the Atlantic it’s all about tricking your brain: “Fool your brain into solving another puzzle — a non-musical puzzle. The best way to do that? Give it actual puzzles to concentrate on. Do a quick crossword. Tackle an anagram. Spend a few minutes, even, reading a novel. Replace the earworm with another worm, tricking your mind out of its need to finish what it started by giving it something else — something simple, but not too simple — to focus on.”

that Vanessa Carlton’s ‘Ordinary Day’ is based on the movie Peter Pan

Per Paste Magazine: “Written by Vanessa Carlton at 17, it’s no wonder the song appears to have some childhood nostalgia. While she has never come out to say the song is about Peter Pan, the lyrics permit no other interpretation. Carlton sings a song about a boy who shines like a shooting star. He comes to her, possibly in a dream, and invites her on an adventure, telling her to “live while [she] can.” The song peaked at number 30 on Billboard charts and was completely overshadowed by the notorious single “A Thousand Miles,” but it’s a well-written song that captures Wendy’s experience.”.