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Lollypops can do it. Amazon music photo.
Lollypops can do it. Amazon music photo.

By Paul Goldfinger, MD, FACC.   Editor@Blogfinger.net and Dean of the Blogfinger Off-Shore School of Medicine in Ocean Grove, NJ.
There is a song called “My Heart Goes Pitter Patter” recorded by Simone and Girlfunkle. There is another (below) by Bia, a young singer from Brazil whose song is “My Heart Goes La La La.”


Rod Stewart has a tune called “Rhythm of My Heart”, while Etta Jones sings “There Goes my Heart” (below)

I know a cardiologist whose heart goes pitter patter every time he drinks coffee.   The symptom is due to extra heart beats (premature contractions) which give that sensation.

If the heart is stimulated, it might react with a fast beat or an erratic beat. The stimulation can be due to intense emotions including love.  Brain related causes result in adrenaline release and activation of the sympathetic nervous system—ie the “flight or fight” reaction; or the stimulation might be due to certain substances such as caffeine, prescription drugs, cocaine, or alcohol.   The effects on the heart may be perceived by the patient or may be “silent.”

A violinist came to see me because, before she would go on stage, she would experience tremors in her hands, sweaty palms,  and palpitations due to “stage-fright.” a typical emotions-based cause of such symptoms.   Other brain related causes of adrenalin release symptoms include fear, anger, severe stress, sudden surprise, threats, and battle.  As for love,–if would have to be pretty intense.

The violinist was successfully treated by blocking the effects of adrenaline using a drug called a “beta blocker” which the musician could take as needed, prior to a concert. The drug would not adversely affect the performance as might a tranquilizer, but would enhance it by removing the fear factor.

The cardiac responses to stimulation do not necessarily indicate heart disease.    It can happen to healthy individuals. But if you have palpitations, a visit to a cardiologist would be wise. He can order a take-home monitor which can record your electrocardiogram (ECG) when your heart goes pitter patter and it will also make a recording if you have a rhythm disturbance (arrhythmia) without symptoms. In either case, the doctor will be able to see what kind of arrhythmia is causing the symptoms, and then a decision can be made regarding what to do about it.

But no doctor will advise giving up love.


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Central Park. August, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Central Park. August, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge

NAT KING COLE   (requested by Kevin Chambers)  The song is by Ray Noble from 1941, and there was a movie of the same name that featured this song.   Re-posted—A girl in her summer clothes.

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By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger   Reposted from January, 2014.

Frosty the Snowman is one of the heroes of the holidays. Yet you don’t see too many of them around OG. So today, two days after our snowstorm, Bruce and Eddie Holmes of Mt. Hermon Way decided to fix that situation.  Eddie said that he was creating a snowman, but it’s only a matter of time before the snow feminists complain.

Eddie’s “Frosty” already had a carrot nose, but he needed to do something with their extra carrot. Bruce wanted to use it to make eyes, but charcoal is more traditional. I suggested another anatomic part for the snowperson, but Eddie solved the issue by burying the extra carrot in the snow . He wasn’t bothered by the gender ambiguity evident in his new friend.

So, for now,  we have a snowman and that probably won’t bother anybody. Besides, it doesn’t matter, because it’s Eddie’s friend, so Eddie decides.

THE JACKSON FIVE   (Blogfinger swore off Christmas music for awhile, but it is essential now to post Frosty the Snowman.  You will like the Jackson Five with this song)   51IZjwxYyAL._SL500_SY150_

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Captiva Island, Fla. Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © Undated.

REBECCA LUKER AND MARC JACOBY  from the 1994 Broadway production revival of Showboat.  This show was written by Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics.)

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Lovegrove Gallery at Matlacha, Pine Island. March 2017. Paul Goldfinger photo.

SUFJAN STEVENS  “No Man’s Land”  from the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

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The group is called Slowdive, and the song is “Sugar For the Pill.”  Brian O’Reilly of OG submitted this. He says that he likes this music “very much” and that it is a “new direction” for this performer.

I found this:   “After more than two decades, famed English shoegaze pioneers Slowdive have come back in impressive fashion. The second new song to be released from their upcoming album is a punchy new single called Sugar for the Pill. On the bass drum-driven track, the band embraces the same washed-out waves of sound that helped them gain acclaim in the first place, providing listeners with a relaxing new song with which to spend their self-reflection time.”

The music department at Blogfinger agrees with the above. The video is hypnotic.


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Tommy Bahama’s restaurant in Naples, Florida. Paul Goldfinger photo © February, 2017. Click to enlarge

Link to our 2016 post about Tommy Bahama in Naples  (Fla, not Italy)

Naples, Florida 2016

EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING   “City of Stars”  From the movie La La Land  (Academy Award winning soundtrack)

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The holiday’s just another day that’s cold
Standing all alone under the mistletoe
I don’t feel the cheer, ooh, without you here
There’s no red and white stripes on a candy cane
And Silent Night just wouldn’t sound the same
Where’d the magic go?
All I know is me without you is like a present without a bow


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…….the few remaining tents that are standing are being taken over by the squirrels and the leaves…..By Bob Bowné. October 2016. Special to Blogfinger ©

…….the few remaining tents that are standing are being taken over by the squirrels and the leaves…..By Bob Bowné. Ocean Grove, NJ.    October 2016. Special to Blogfinger


BOB DYLAN:   Nobel Prize Winner 2016. From his album Shadows in the Night.

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