Tuesday, October 5, 2010

There is a crack in everything,that's how the light gets in

It is not always easy to be the bigger person. It's a struggle for me sometimes. Even when my intuition and heart tell me to be beyond other people's negativity, I sometimes find myself wanting to "strike back". Thankfully, I am coming to the realization that by giving into their negativity I give them the power while making myself feel weak, angry and helpless. So I'll keep my mojo by saying screw it. I'm happy. I truly am sorry if you're not but you're not taking me with you. That being said- one of my favorite song lyrics.."There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." has been inspiring me lately. It reminds me not to let others emptiness get to me and not to become a part of it myself. There are bigger things going on in the world. Leonard Cohen's Anthem.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pop-Start-Day 39- The Beatles

Tomorrow I am planning a one day trip to the home of my youth. Strawberry Point, Iowa. Strawberry Days Festival is going to be underway starting tonight. I haven't been back for the festival for, oh wow 16 years or so. I am holding back and not going until tomorrow as my liver can't handle 2 days of the beer that is inevitably a part of this weekend. There is more than boozing it up that occurs, however. There is a VFW breakfast that my Dad works at yearly. It is pretty good as I remember and we should always support our veterans of war. There is, of course, the parade and the strawberries and ice cream. Yes, I grew up in Mayberry. I have to say I am proud of it too. There are worse places to be than a town full of people who would give you the shirt off their backs. Now don't get me wrong there is plenty of the he said-she said- he did-SHE DIDN'T stuff but for the most part this a was an amazing place to grow up and a great place to go back and visit.

A friend of mine from my Chicago days often sang Strawberry fields forever... whenever I walked in the room. It always made me smile, I have to say. http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/beatles-strawberry-fields-forever/1d8a26f3c8834d11939f1d8a26f3c8834d11939f-55953654707

Monday, May 24, 2010


There are some songs that just resonate with a person for one reason or another. The song SUMMERTIME sung by ELLA FITZGERALD has always hit a chord in me that I can't describe. As today is going to get steamy hot-which, by the way, I love- the song starting playing through my morning as I drank my coffee and began to plan everything I had to get done today. Sometimes we really need to listen to our inner voice and mine is telling me Summertime and the livin is easy.... Maybe I should listen at least for a few hours today. I do have some lemons screaming to be made into lemonade. Happy Summer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j6avX7ebkM

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pop-Start-DAY 37- NIRVANA

I don't know about you but all this facebook stuff and reconnecting with old friends is a little disconcerting sometimes. High-school friends which you assume you will never see again save for every 5 to 20 years at a reunion are all of the sudden a part of your weekly if not daily or hourly, in some cases, life. It is wonderful in some ways and I truly do enjoy knowing they are leading happy and well adjusted lives, considering what we could have turned out to be. However, it hasn't stopped at facebook. All of the sudden I am having dreams of doing the Viennese waltz with a classmate to the applause of hundreds. (No, I don't watch Dancing with the Stars) I have always believed life brings people in and out of your life for a reason. Is facebook messing with destiny or is destiny truly an unruly child playing a massive joke on us all? My class had two class songs with dueling personalities also. Yesterday- Boys 2 Men and, of course, SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT- NIRVANA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

Thursday, May 6, 2010


My husband and I are coming up on our 5th wedding anniversary in a week. Thinking back to when we first dated in 1993 I see how far we have come. I was 18 immature and insecure. He was the normal selfish 21 year old. We traded our "power" back and forth- who was in control at the moment. Drama. Hot and cold which led to on and off for a few years. I remember wishing I could cast a spell of some sort. Voodoo him into being exactly who I wanted him to be. Come to think of it maybe I did cast some sort of love spell or maybe he did because I have to say we have it pretty good. We may not be exactly the person the other would want us to be at every given moment but hey... he's mine. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU- NINA SIMONE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y99tXNxV5s&feature=related

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I have been absent from the computer world for about a week now. It wasn't an intentional cyber cleanse but it was good for me. I am not a person that spends an inordinant amount of time on the computer but it had become a bit of a crutch for me an hour or so a day for the last few years. Sometimes even when annoying things happen that seem to complicate our world-like your computer going kaput- we have to realize it might just be for our own good. In honor of my computer "crashing"...CRASH INTO ME -DAVE MATTHEWS

Friday, April 23, 2010


Before even opening my eyes this morning I was chuckling and a little disturbed. The remnants of a dream were running through my head. In short, my keys drop. I stoop to pick them up when I feel someone behind me. I rise and pretend not to notice but walk a little faster. A lot faster... I RUN. I pull out my cell phone. Do I call 911? NO! I begin to type- I call it THE DARK TWEET.

DANNY ELFMAN- THE LITTLE THINGS http://www.last.fm/music/Danny+Elfman/+videos/+1-NeWgGicFbNk

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I am taking this week to be aware of judging and being judged. I need to step back and look objectively at why people, myself included, feel the need to judge each other. I am fairly sure it has a lot to do with seeing in others what we don't like about ourselves. Why else would we feel so personally offended by the life choices of people we often don't even know. I never thought of myself as a judgmental person until I took the time to step back and really look at how I interacted with others. When I moved to San Francisco right out of college I was first and foremost in love with that town and always will be. However, the downtown was full of homeless. At first, I was pretty generous considering I was completely broke. If I had change in my pocket it was there for the asking. Somewhere along the way I began to decide who was worthy of my money 50 cents or $1. I started to harden my heart. I started to look right through them. Now I know you can't just give your money away all the time and it is good to use some discretion but really who am I to judge whether a person is worthy of my help or at least a look in the eye. I have always loved this song. If you have time, really give the lyrics a listen. HOLE IN THE BUCKET-SPEARHEAD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CszG_bR35Mw

Friday, April 16, 2010


It's my birthday I'm not blogging today.... tonight.. Love and Light to all you friends and fiends... BEATLES-THEY SAY ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pop-Start- DAY 31- RAY CHARLES

I had a peach today. When was the last time you had a peach. So goooood! Eat your fruit:) Oh yeah, that peach made me think of 2 songs. One was the juvenile, silly one from the nineties ..... movin to the country... gonna eat..... blah blah.Then, of course, there is the amazing RAY CHARLES- GEORGIA ON MY MIND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thls_tMuFkc&feature=related

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


"One thing no one tells you about having kids is how much you will miss your husband."
I was chatting with some friends the other day when we all chimed in about how true this was. You miss them and desperately sometimes. All of the energy and time you spent on each other is now devoted to the other love of your life- your child. I think a mistake I and many men and women make is to forget to show the same amount of affection and attention you did before the kids came along. I am promising myself and my husband that I will take a little more time to SLOW DANCE-JOHN LEGEND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jkfVBTNdDM

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Well... we, my son and I, were out in our yard watering flowers with my new watering can when I realized I needed to give the the whole lot of my plants a good splash so I headed for the shed to get the hose. Of course, my husband stuck the hose in the back of the shed again so I had to work myself past our bikes, the lawn mower and all the other crap in there. Well, as I am bending over to work the hose free from the rake the shed goes suddenly dark. grrr. i tell Elijah all the time "don't shut the door when mommy is in here". Well.. he didn't just shut the door. He THREW THE LATCH TOO! I am locked in my shed! My just turned 3 yr old is outside ALONE. I am locked in my shed which on an 82 degree day felt like about 105 in a matter of minutes. Don't panic I tell myself. I calmly tell him to unhitch the door. What, he says. UNLOCK THE DOOR. I don't know how, he said. DO YOU KNOW HOW YOU SHUT THE DOOR? yes, he says. THEN DO THE OPPOSITE, NOOOOOOWWWW! I may have even let a bleepin word slip out. Ok, I did for sure. Mind you I have rarely even let a damn slip out in front of my son in 3 years... Ok to make a long story short 5 minutes later, which felt like 5 days, I finally calm myself enough to tell him to look at me through the crack in the door and to listen. "my darling, Elijah, will you reach right here(i stuck a key through the crack to point to the latch..and yes I see the irony of the key on this side of the door) and just push it the other way.Ok, he says. That simple. The door creaks open and I AM FREE! He on the other hand is not. I had a 5 minute conversation with him that probably felt more heated than my time in the "hole". anyway, as I sit here thinking about the whole thing trying not to have yet another panic attack I am realizing that 3 yr olds don't respond well to panic. Next time he accidentally locks me in a shed (or bathroom or what may come) I just need to remember to take a breath or wear big boots so I can kick down the bleepin DOOR! Well this song resembles the emotion I felt taking my first breath of outside air after my terrifying all be it short fiasco in the shed. FEELING GOOD-NINA SIMONE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJA69C6SlRk

Monday, April 12, 2010


I must dream in music. I often wake up with a song in my head, if you haven't noticed from my posts. Actually, that is where I came up with the idea for this blog. Sometimes the song playing over and over in my head wasn't allowing me the kind of day I wanted to have. I often have to take control and change the song playing on my mental radio. This morning, however, one of my favorite songs woke up with me. I can't tell you what I was dreaming about specifically but I woke with a smile on my face...DON'T LET ME DOWN/THE BEATLES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O7PnvVgQvA

Saturday, April 10, 2010


After hearing about the American adopted family who sent a child with a one way ticket back to Russia, I was seriously disturbed. The family said they were misled by the Russian orphanage and that they got more than they bargained for. Now I can't pretend I know how emotionally disturbed this child is and perhaps he did pose a danger for this family because of his rages but come on people! We don't return our birth children if they are emotionally disturbed do we?
"This child is a little brattier than I wanted, God... may I please have a new model?" If you decide to be an adoptive parent you should be a person who has the capability to love a child that is adopted as much as you could love your birth children. Once you love like that you couldn't send a child back no matter what their behavior. OH YOU PRETTY THINGS-DAVID BOWIE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBQ-S6njQQw

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pop-Start-DAY 26- GUNS N' ROSES

You know today is full of simple pleasures. Planting a few flowers and drinking some lemonade. The curtains are blowing in the breeze... Why not add a guilty pleasure song dedicated to my little helper Elijah. GUNS N' ROSES -SWEET CHILD O' MINE

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I am taking a moment today to be thankful. I am fortunate. No, I am not rich. I don't have money to blow left and right on lamps, rugs, shoes,purses, essential oils, cars. You know the important stuff. I do have food, a home, my family is in good health. You know it is funny.... I haven't heard a thing about Haiti lately. Hmmm. Must be out of fashion. If my home crumbles around me, will I be so quickly forgotten? COWBOY JUNKIES-A COMMON DISASTER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsS_W5jN-vU&a=PLF5ov0nBtE&playnext_from=ML

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


My mom is on a 10 day in the BVI. Unbelievably awesome! Last night she called to say they sailed(my aunt and uncle have a sailboat)to Norman Island-known for its history of pirates and treasures. In fact, Treasure Island, the novel was inspired by this very place. Well, my friends, I could let jealousy overtake me and blare out some Gin Blossoms because I have a 3 year old and a 10 day sail is probably not in my near future or I can take the high road and say live it large mom! Here's to hoping she has the time of her life. This is a band from the British Virgin Islands LASHING DOGS with the song MEDLEYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y0IuTCKZC8&feature=related.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pop-Start-DAY 23-GREEN DAY

Have you ever thought about how your life has ended up on the course you are on? It seems that even though I made a million choices that would seemingly put me in a very different place, here I am. Though I know we are a people of free will, I struggle with the constant deja vu that would have me wonder whether I have traveled this same path before or I was destined to be on this road no matter the way I got here. Do they occasionally cross, these paths? Parallel Universes? Something to think about or drive yourself crazy with. Anyway, in the not so distant past (or is it? I know. Enough, enough!) I played this song to death. It has been wearing a path of its own in my head this morning. WHEN I COME AROUND-GREEN DAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8dh9gDzmz8

Thursday, April 1, 2010


You know I would hate to come across as preachy because I have a long way to go on my own path. However, there are some things I can't help but speak out about. I live in a supposedly open minded and liberal community-Yet there are astronomically disproportionate amounts of minority kids in " the system" as compared to white kids. This isn't unlike most of the country. Don't be disillusioned. It's not that more minority kids are committing the crimes it's just that they are the only ones being sought out and punished for them. Trust me the white kids are doing the same thing. However, they often receive a slap on the wrist while the minority kids are shoved into the juvenile system. It makes me think about how terrible it feels to be misjudged. It feels rotten. That pit in your stomach. You feel powerless to change peoples opinion of you. Imagine that pit in your stomach being a seemingly permanent part of your world. Ladies clutching their purses when you happen to be within 5 feet. Someone seeing you and all of the sudden remembering they should lock their car! When people are constantly telling you that you are a certain way you might just eventually say forget it. I'm getting blamed whether I do it or not so.... Don't get me wrong, people have a responsiblity to themselves to choose the better path but it's a little easier to find that path when people put up accurate signs rather than misleading curves. I am tired of people saying they are loving and open minded people and then proving the opposite in the very way they live and judge others. We all need to start taking a look inward. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mmAuHieD7Q

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Spring- it is finally here! I feel as though I was lost and now I am found:) Winter likes to slowly and methodically suck the life out of everything. First the trees go then before you know it you too are losing your leaves if you get my drift. Just when you think you can take no more- SPRING! Here is my love song to the season... well the Isley Brothers song redone by GROOVE THEORY. HELLO IT'S ME. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Iw1Syl9X0

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I saw a headline the other day about a couple of sisters fighting over lottery winnings. Come on! You are more likely to be struck by lightening 100 times than to win the lotto and you SISTERS are gonna about how much of those millions you can get hands on. Listen, I can't pretend I know what is going on between these two but I know if you are one of the fortunate few to win a ton of money just shut up, buy a boat, and get on gettin on. 1971 JANIS JOPLIN- MERCEDES BENZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4AheUl6ls&feature=related

Monday, March 29, 2010


Mondays have become the new New Years Day for me. I set up all sorts of goals and expectations for myself. I fail miserably at half of them. Hey, but half of them actually get accomplished! So I claim even those failures as stepping stones to the world of Woo-Hoo! This is one of those...ease me into Monday songs that I really dig. ANTHONY HAMILTON'S...EVERYBODY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfw3f1Bh88&feature=related

Sunday, March 28, 2010


It's rather easy to forget to give our precious attention to those we love the most. They are always there. It's easy to be comfortable in that they always will be there. Whether this is true or not it is necessary to remember to pay them a little mind once in awhile. It's Sunday- a nice, slow day to relax into the embrace of the one you love. NORAH JONES-TURN ME ON http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/norah-jones-turn-me-on/c732a820618955134033c732a820618955134033-1692941484421

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pop-Start-DAY 18- FISHBONE

As I made my way through Menards and Lowes today I had a moment of "What the ----!" Who have I become? Am I seriously one of those 30 somethings pushing a cart around a home improvement center? I must be going through some sort of nesting thing. In the not so distant past, I would have laughed out loud that this would be part of who I would become. That I might actually like doing this stuff. You know what... I DO. I admit it. I'm not embarrased. However, just because I am in this new and unchartered territory in my life doesn't mean I can or should give up fighting for what I believe to be important in order just to appease the status quo. In order just to keep me and those around me comfortable. Sometimes comfort is one of those things that needs to be sacrificed to make sure our voices are heard. I may like to improve my home but the world where my home is needs some landscaping attention too. FISHBONE'S 1993 UNYIELDING CONDITIONINGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHW_bptHz2A&feature=channel

Friday, March 26, 2010


We laugh when a young Miss America or such says she wants to promote "world peace". Rather we let out a collective loud guffaw, me included. However, I am beginning to realize that if we all start to believe- to know- that the world will change... then it will. We are much more powerful than we realize. I see evidence of miracles every day. Here is one of them. 1998 STEVIE WONDER/PAVAROTTI PEACE JUST WANTED TO BE FREE. http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/luciano-pavarotti-and-stevie-wonder-peace-wanted-just-to-be-free-live/cc926f82d524ab879cfccc926f82d524ab879cfc-1639585153220

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Oh what a nice night of escape. Somehow, I believe, dreams not only give us a look into our subconcious but allow us into the world of the superconcious, if you will. The same rules do not apply to this world and that. Man, is it a trip sometimes. That made me sound as if I were straight out of the 60's. hmmm. Well this song is actually more from my generation. 1983 EURYTHMICS SWEET DREAMS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ9zycElysU

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pop-Start- DAY 15- MAZZY STAR

I think rainy days are God's/The Universes way of telling us to slow down and to think about what is truly important to us. To live in the moment. Sometimes our lives become such a blur of activities we forget to really be where we are and feel what we feel. Live your life... don't just get through it. My morning song today always has the effect of making me take a breath. I sit and be for a few minutes. MAZZY STAR'S 1993 version of FIVE STRING SERENADE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBgsMNqzq_0

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


We all know not all people are to be trusted- yet we fall for their untruths pretty quickly. Despite being hurt before people fall back into relationships and friendships with people who have proven themselves to be untrustworthy. I have to admit, I have little patience with people who just don't learn. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice.....The 1971 THE UNDISPUTED TRUTHS hit SMILING FACES SOMETIMES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKyXA_nMVQ

Monday, March 22, 2010


It is hard to let go of the weekend sometimes. The days just seem softer and wider on Saturday and Sunday. Then we are pulled kicking and screaming into Monday morning, a growl on our lips before we even roll out of bed. Remembering that each day is a blessing isn't the easiest thing to do sometimes. Maybe if you try to put a little weekend flavor into the everyday. We humans are masters of self-delusion... so use it to your advantage. I, for example, am pretending that it is Saturday night in Jamaica this morning. 2000 BOB MARLEY/LAURYN HILL version TURN YOUR LIGHTS DOWN LOW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFKIN8P2hE8

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Something about Sundays are so nice. So forgiving of my internal sloth. You, like me, probably have about 1000 things you should be doing but I don't do anything I don't truly want to do on sunday if I can help it. I really do want that 2nd monster mug of coffee. I really want to watch the food network instead of actully cooking and I really want to listen to the 1977 COMMODORES hit EASY.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgsDiufGVAg&feature=related

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I am feeling rather creative and clever today. I may pot a plant in a constuction workers hat. Maybe I'll write a song in Italian, after quickly learning Italian. I'll paint my toes red and wear sandals in the snow. Today I will just be me, crooked smile and all. Happy saturday beautiful people. ERYKAH BADU'S 2002 CLEVA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIT9-VQvUgo&feature=related

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pop-Start-DAY 10-MEN AT WORK

As a woman who is lucky enough to come from an amazing family I had to devote todays blog to my Dad and brothers. They along with a couple of their friends are devoting their very precious energy and time to helping me out. I won't go into details but they are the hardest working people I have ever met and I am more than proud of them and so thankful. They are working on my basement and this song starting playing over and over in my head (probably to cover the noise of cement saws and jack hammers)1981 MEN AT WORK- LAND DOWN UNDER. basement, get it? tee-hee.http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/men-at-work-land-down-under-one-of-their-best-songs/e86ac5eb4a241a2488ffe86ac5eb4a241a2488ff-1483220582523

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pop-Start- DAY 9- JILL SCOTT

Feet in the grass, warm air brushes your cheeks. You smile. Spring... it always brings me back to those first moments of love. The excitment and anticipation of it. Remember it. Live it. JILL SCOTT'S 2005A LONG WALK http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/jill-scott-a-long-walk/0ff782ff0077214900fe0ff782ff0077214900fe-1593093456191

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


We are told from the time we are barely out of the womb what is appropriate or inappropriate in life. The moulding begins right away. All of that scolding can really suck the spirit out of people. I struggle, as the parent of a toddler, with this all of the time. In my hand is a child who has yet to be ruined by society and all of it's supposedly founded ideals. ahh- I can only do my best to let him find happiness in his own ideals. I'm not saying all courtesy's should be thrown out the window but really who made up the rules? I don't know... wouldn't it be nice to simply be yourself and not have people give you the "side eye"? I guess the only option is to accept the "side eye" and do your own thing anyway. ANI DI FRANCO'S 1993 PICK YER NOSE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51o1wrDvKT8&feature=related

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pop-Start- DAY 7- D'ANGELO

Oh a nice long drive in the sunshine sounds like heaven. Sometimes it's the simple things.I deserve a little break. My husband definetly deserves a break. You know, sometimes it's not in the cards for a long vacation but you know we can at least try for a nice relaxing drive every now and then. Windows down, iced tea in hand, radio on...1995 cover of Smokey Robinsons CRUSIN' BY D'ANGELO http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/d-angelo-cruisin-live-1995/3cfc5c21a1fb8104e2383cfc5c21a1fb8104e238-1414454379764

Monday, March 15, 2010


I have occasionally been accused of seeing life in a little different way than the average Sally. I have found if you just follow the pack all the time you end up angry and repressed and panic attack prone. Say what you think while remembering to be kind. People don't always see things the way you do and that is ok. Take a breath and remember we all look a little crazy if you look from a certain angle. GNARLS BARKLEY'S 2006 CRAZY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pop- Start- Day 5- MARC COHN

I won, my friends. 5OO bones. Hmmm-should I be responsible or completely splurge? Maybe a small splurge and the rest for a rainy day. I sang 2 of my favorite songs from youth and it payed off. I told you about Stand By Me yesterday. I can't leave out my other song which was Walkin' in Memphis by Marc Cohn. I loved this song from the first time I heard it. I had some passing dreams of moving to Memphis and being a blues singer. Hell- I'm only in my 30's you just never know. That is my favorite thing about life.... it has a way of surprising you. Thanks to those of you that came out in support of me:) Here it is from 1991... Walkin In Memphis http://www.mtv.com/videos/marc-cohn/58690/walking-in-memphis.jhtml

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pop- Start- DAY 4- BEN E. KING

Hey it's Saturday- leave me alone. I am a little late. Anyhoo- tonight I karaoke in the finals and I need you to send me your energy cause momma needs to pay some bills:) In honor of your standing by me, my friends, I will be doing Ben. E. King's STAND BY ME. I have a long running love of this song as my sister and I used to sing ourselves to sleep with this song as kids. Drove my dad absolutely bonkers with it. I'd always make my poor sis do the "bum, bum, bum" part. As adults we have staggered down a few streets belting it out after one too many vodkas. I still make her do the bum, bum, bum part. I should be playing Wind Beneath My Wings for you. NAH. Here is the 1961 song STAND BY ME. Enjoy- I know I do.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0

Friday, March 12, 2010


Oh what a lucky girl I am. A night in the beautiful cabin. A book by the fire place a strong cup of coffee and 2 more days to look forward to. Today will be short and sweet. I woke up with this song in my head. I had to hear it so this is how my day began. The Letter-Joe Cocker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RnjWLVyMps

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Oh this morning is a rough one. 3 year old comes to bed and thinks 4 am is 7 am. Therefore, 8 am feels like 2 pm and I need a nap. Time for some major pumping up. Coffee- check, o.j. check-, extra coffee- check- check- now it is time for the big guns. I had to pull her out. All time amazing, tough, crazy, sexy chick. Tina Turner. Tina and Ike (jerk). This song is awesome for a morning where you just can't get moving. Starts off slow to ease you in then forces you into hopping around- jam out mode or is that the coffee. No. It is definitely this 1971 cover of C.C.R'S PROUD MARY http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/tina-and-ike-turner-proud-mary/3d0483041e19371ae85a3d0483041e19371ae85a-1714526159167

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I've determined that the song I hear first thing in the morning really affects my attitude through out the day or at least throughout the morning. I've taken to making sure the first thing I hear is in accordance with what I need out of my day. For instance, it shouldn't make me feel ticked off. I won't name names as I am a positive person but eat a burger, get rid of the peroxide, and take some voice lessons. It should make me feel energetic and strike a note in me that puts a little heat under my seat and sets me on my way. I promise not to recommend Bobby McFerrin. I will guide you day by day on a journey with me through the last 5 decades on the most amazing rock, pop, soul music. I am not a mission to educate. I'm not equipped to anyway. I am not going to spend a lot of time on the history of musicians or bands. I just want you to join me in my morning ritual-my morning pop-start.

Today I began with the 1967 hit LIGHT MY FIRE by The Doors. They, being one of the most amazing bands in history,always put me in an electric mood if nothing else. Let yourself be taken away by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw40NMa_0RM