I am NOT a morning person. I hate mornings so much, I usually spell it with an added U. Get it? Mourning? I know the two homophones have no common root, but in my world they do! But I digress. Morning is not my time, and thus I need a kickstart – a shower, coffee, and music. Not just any music mind you, I usually like something a bit upbeat and positive. That’s what this week’s playlist is all about – Music for the morning!
Music for the morning features songs that associate themselves with morning in some way or another. These songs are all upbeat and cheerful. A morning radio DJ could play these songs at 6 AM. Some of these songs were played first thing in the morning. I remember in 1987, the morning DJ played George Harrison’s “Set on You” at about 7 AM every day for a month! There’s also the song “Shout” by Tears for Fears,” which seemed to play on my ride to school in the mid-80s. Oh, but these are not all songs about MY mornings. You might recognize the song “Make Your Own Kind of Music” from the TV Series Lost – Desmond woke up to that song after all. And of course, there are typical morning songs, such as “Good Morning” by the Beatles, “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens, “Sunshine Superman” by Donavan, “Beautiful Day” by U2, “Morning” by Beck – the list goes on!
Rub the sleep out of your eyes, and wake up to Music for the Morning. It’s going to be a great day!
Music for the morning wakes you up!
Are you awake? Well, after two hours of that, you should be! If not, maybe you should go back to sleep. No judgment. But wake up before Saturday. Why? Because you won’t want to miss this week’s featured article. This week I explore the music of Jonathan Coulton. Is he just a nerdy music comedian? Do his songs carry a deeper meaning than just the surface lols? And what’s up with that cover album? I’ll answer all these questions this Saturday as I do an artist exploration on Jonathan Coulton.
Friends, this is an odd time, isn’t it? Our lives have been turned upside down. Those of us who do create might know the pain of losing our time and space to create. Well, don’t worry, there’s a way to get that time and space back. I explore this topic on my personal blog, so go check it out!
Have a lovely day everyone!