It’s there whenever our minds aren’t occupied with external things - when we’re lying in bed trying to get to sleep, waiting at the bus stop or at the doctor’s surgery.
You might just hate this, but Forbes magazine has listed the top earners in music for 2013.
But why should we have a kind of voice in our heads, a noise and image-producing machine constantly recalling our experience, replaying bits of information we’ve absorbed and imagining scenarios before they’ve occurred?
Why should our minds jump randomly from one association to the next? Short periods of thought-chatter can sometimes seem pleasurable, particularly the daydreaming type.
Combining data from Pollstar, the RIAA, Nielson ratings and others, the leading earner for the year was, get this, Madonna, making 125 million.
“Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could soon go public as a couple.