Music Monday: Alarm Rock

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Original graphic by The Tattooed Book Geek

As you might have noticed, I went into another one of my short mental hibernation periods. The past several weeks were full of setbacks and to save on details, they all piled onto one another in a Clusterfuck-Voltron that caused a minor blowout in my head and caused every pain center I possess to rebel. I did a lot of sleeping and it did me a lot of good but now it’s time to get back into the rhythm and rhyme of daily life, and I can think of no song more fitting to accompany such than Blackfoot’s “Good Morning”.

I’ve built up a good collection of songs that I use to get my energy flowing over my school, college, and work life and “Good Morning” has probably been one of the top tracks to take my groggy ass and slam it into the wall while simultaneously punching a breakfast sandwich through my chest and infusing every cell in my worthless body with the power of Asgard. I was the guy on the bus or train who played air guitar and it didn’t matter if someone was seated next to me or not, didn’t matter if I had to stand. “Look at me, y’all! We’re heading into New York City! Wooo!

You can not, CAN NOT hear Ricky Medlocke scream at the start of this track and throw back your head and arms in kind, if only mentally, and if you can then that’s boring and you aren’t feeling the YEAH. The guitar play is fast, fun, and breaks just long enough to let you catch your breath before flinging you head-first down the next hallway. I don’t recommend listening to this song in a cubicle as it will send you into a pinball frenzy and none of your co-workers will like you anymore because you took out the printer and broke all of the potted plants.

Music Matching with Alex!

Weekly challenge: find or share a song that you know that either has a matching title, theme, or other details. The more matches, the better! Make them clear, make them oddly specific, or make them obscure, it’s yours! Musicians welcome! To enter, simply either leave a link to your match as a comment with a few words (More words, if you like.) or add a Pingback to your post and I’ll scuttle over to see what you’ve come up with. 😀

GET UP, GET UP, GET UP!

Well, it’s minus five outside your house
And ninety degrees in bed
Your wife says get up and go to work
You long-haired, lazy head
Now I know where you’ve been all night
And maybe what’s wrong with you
You’ve been makin’ love to the little woman
Or a midnight rendezvous
Good Mornin’

Now the young exec, he hits the deck
And oh, he’s dressed to kill
Before he goes, oh yes, he knows
He’s gotta have a wake-up pill
From nine to five he feels alive
Jumpin’ to the speed of sound
But the young exec, he hit the deck
‘Cause his little pill let him down

Good mornin’
Good mornin’
Good mornin’, so put a smile upon your face
Being alive is no disgrace
You can make it a better place,
By havin’ yourself a good mornin’

So put a smile upon your face
Being alive is no disgrace
You can make it a better place
By havin’ yourself a good mornin’

Well the sun is up, let’s lift a cup
And do it all over again
A little blood and a lot of sweat
Hard workin’ ain’t no sin
Don’t sit around wearin’ a frown
Your life will slip away
Give a bump and a little hump
It’s gonna be a beautiful day

Good mornin’
Good mornin’
Good mornin’, so put a smile upon your face
Being alive is no disgrace
You can make it a better place,
By havin’ yourself a good mornin’

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