Big Head Lin Is A Monster [Playlist]

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Lin's Big Head

Lin’s Big Head

Mary Dixon did a news story about our heads and how they have gotten bigger over the past 7 generations. It’s not just Barry Bonds. It turns out that our heads are getting taller but thinner except for the occasional fathead. Why are our heads getting bigger? Better nutrition and and less physical work are possible but not definite reasons.

It just reminded me of science fiction depictions of advanced civilizations where aliens have cartoon-like cranial capacity. As you can see from the picture above, I am afflicted with the big head syndrome and can only wonder what songs would fit the giant noggin’ genre. Well, of course, I’d pick…


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Big Head Todd and the Monsters-Sexy And I Know It. When it came to skull size Todd Park Mohr has always been aHEAD of the curve.

Prince-Head. I’m not sure this song is lyrically pertinent, but it’s very scientific.

XTC-The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead. This was my ‘go-to’ track after the news story. When in doubt make it XTC.

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians-The Man With The Lightbulb Head. It takes an odd man to write a song about a man with a lightbulb head. It takes Robyn Hitchcock.

Crazyhead-Time Has Taken Its Toll On Me. A song by a band whose very name invokes a strange head and features lyrics about the ravages of time. In my world, this song should have been a smash. No one visits my world. It’s very lonely here.

The Avett Brothers-Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise. Just because our craniums are expanding it doesn’t mean that we are any more sure of ourselves.

The Cars-Got A Lot On My Head.

Wailing Soul-Picky Picky Head. This is just a great song and sometimes that’s good enough for me.

The Ditty Bops-Your Head’s Too Big. My problem, exactly.

The Fratellis-Flathead. If evolutionary trends continue, we’ll be walking around with giant waffle irons for heads which would actually be pretty awesome.


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