“The ability of music to affect this kind of response really is grossly underrated, in a polysemic turn of thought.”

Some will say a good, deep clean is boring, tiresome, what have you—but for the past week I found myself of an opinion quite the contrary. So much has been done and so much accomplished, leaving me to feel invigorated and eager. The entirety of the office is organized, ordered, stacked, filed, alphabetized, and above all, symmetrical. The crowning glory of this achievement, however, has been the music discovered. One cannot clean, or anything of such nature, without some sort of soundtrack.

Ram Hoss

Across the Surface it is as true as here in the Warren—we all clean to music. It’s the conduit that energizes the body to do what the mind can sometimes find so tedious. I, myself, find in it all a certain meditative quality, so I wouldn’t say music is necessarily… um… a necessity. But, “necessity” or not, I pull a feeling of tremendous zeal from music; it makes me sort of feel my own sense of living more acutely. So, you can say this house has been built with sound—with sound and sweat! Now, enough with busying myself with my own musings, and onto the music that got all the Mouser Hour gears going.

“I’m happy ta see ya, happy ta see ya” is what ran through my head and off my lips while I toiled, no matter the song at play. I had assumed it was just my state of mind during the whole process, which isn’t uncommon for reasons stated above. But! When the playlist hit its second cycle, the words struck out from the speakers and stopped me cold.

This song! It was this song that kept me going, “Mahalo Mohala” by Ram Hoss, an upbeat, pep-inducing number that could surely put a smile on the face of a hardened criminal. The ability of music to affect this kind of response really is grossly underrated, in a polysemic turn of thought. Most of the time people dissect music for its more cerebral effects or social consequences, but less often intellectually appreciated is a song’s ability to push you through your day no matter the task at hand. So, I have to thank Ram Hoss for his assistance and I thank you all for your ears, I hope to be trusted with them many more times to come. Goodbye for now Warren!