Weekend Thinking

Using music to get me through a rainy Saturday full of work instead of tomato soup and grilled cheese, as I would have preferred.  It often doesn’t matter what I or you prefer, it just is the thing we need to do and we find a way through.  I have 8 hours of work to do and only 6 hours in which to do it.  It’ll work out and I’ll make it happen, and I have a Spotify “Get Your Work Done” playlist that’s designed to calm it down and focus my efforts.

And, if you liked the Herbie/Gregory video I posted earlier, or even if you didn’t, here’s one to start your glass of wine after a rainy Saturday, or one to use to calm your nerves for the next round of work to do.  It’ll get  your head right:

Be Good —  Just the rhythm and and the singalong-ability of this one will have you rocking back and forth as you work on that Keynote.  It does me.  It’s also my planned first song at my wedding. Everyone can learn to waltz, and it’s 3/3 time, so there you go.

Be Good (Lion's Song)
Be Good (Lion’s Song)

And this one, too, Skylark — EIGHT mother f’ing minutes. Glory. (Also, FYI, the Johnny Mercer Soundbook is available on Amazon. Get it. This song is just one of the reasons you might want to.)  I just fell in love with everything, everybody and with YOU when this track came on right now.  I’m about to knock out all kinds of Keynotes with this in the background.

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Up on the Roof — Because, joy. I miss having a roof to sit on, when it’s hot and horrible in the city and the only possibility of cool is … well, up on the roof, where you just have to wish to make it so! Here you go:

Up on the Roof.  Indeed.  Get yourself there.
Up on the Roof. Indeed. Get yourself there.

Best wishes for the weekend you want!

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