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Napping Cheat Codes 11: Taylor Swift
What is this magic?
Well, if it works for babies to nap, that’s all I needed to hear. Actually, what I needed to hear was: “UNDER TEN MINUTES. WHAT IS THIS MAGIC.” On a 30-minute schedule, I don’t have time for a long wind down.
Sure enough, it worked — Taylor Swift’s music put me right to sleep!
I wondered what is it about her music that caused such a quick win. But I see it now. Just like other napping cheat codes, such as the BBC Shipping Forecast, there are long drawn out paragraphs, spoken without any vocal range or intonation, and nothing memorable about the words being spoken.
Of all the things to get us canceled, I think trolling Swifties may be the one. Let’s see!
Ed. Not to pander, but I have to jump in here and share that I like Taylor Swift: her music, her persona, a lot of what’s done musically and professionally. Also, I’ll point out the existence of a sort of meta napping cheat code, if you will: Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift, by Rockabye Baby! I listened to a lot of Rockabye Baby! when my girls were little, and I’ve even used it as a napping cheat code in the past! Will have to add that one to the list that some time.