06 March 2009

My Morning Rush

I rarely know anyone who wakes up and is instanly 100% awake.  It's like when you wake up, you're slowly waking up until you're 100% ready to start the day.   Some linger in bed for a while (with heavy usage on the alarm snooze feature) and some slowly get up but move in a slow motioned state.   I like to wake myself up by playing some music.  And it's usually one of two kinds of music I play to wake myself up.

The first one is Santana's Supernatural live concert series.  This is an 8-time Grammy awarding album which also won Album of the Year. The Cuban and Latin rhythms from Oye Como Va would make even your head move from side to side with its infectuous beat.  His other songs from this series have positive messages which make basically has a "feel-good" motivation like the song "Make Somebody Happy" with only two lines of lyrics repeating throughout:

Make somebody happy
Make somebody strong

The 2nd part of that medley is a totally upbeat song "Right On Be Free".  Back-up vocals, crazy vintage organ solos and the momentum of the song is great to shake off those last feelings of sluggishness and transform to complete  awakeness.  Some of the other songs on the album are collaborations with other talented artists like his duet with Rob Thomas in "Smooth".

The 2nd type of songs that wake me up to a good and refreshing day is the soundtrack from the Original Transformers The Movie, released in 1986.  Since the album was released in the 80's, the type of music is anthemic rock with positive reinforcement.   One of the main songs message  "The Touch" (by Stan Bush) is to never give up and gives you the positive momentum to be optimistic.






You never bend, you never break
You seem to know just what it takes
You're a fighter

It's in the blood, it's in the will
It's in the mighty hands of steel
When you're standin' your ground

And you never get hit when your back's to the wall
Gonna fight to the end and you're takin' it all

You got the touch
You got the power

When all hell's breakin' loose
You'll be riding the eye of the storm

You got the heart
You got the motion
The other songs in the album are mostly upbeat rock songs and will get your adrenalin pumping.  
I believe that the sound and message you hear in the first few minutes of your day can generally influence your mood for the day.   So why not listen to something to make your day a great one ? 

Good morning !

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1 comments:

hannah said...

Good morning to you too Jay!

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