Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Morning Music and Oscar happiness

If my life was to be a movie, it'd be endless, only because I'd have a soundtrack that runs into days!

I've always had a song for every situation/mood, or maybe a situation/mood for every favourite song, actually make that a couple of songs. One of my most precious gifts is a cassette given to me by a friend I was dating in college, a compilation of his favourite mood-songs, with handwritten labels. There's also no better way to beat Monday Morning blues than have your favourite numbers belt out from the ipod, and opening the bathroom door to catch your three-year-old shaking his booty, Masai style.

Here's what I'm humming to today: My favourite song from the Jungle Book, that I was reminded of gently, and unexpectedly by Momstir. Also, such an apt way to begin a week that celebrates the winning of the underdog, Slumdog Millionaire and the uplifting, Smile Pinki.
'The bare necessities of life will come to you... oh They'll come to you!'

Also, the more the merrier, and more choice maketh for a happier woman, and all that jazz, that's why this one: because sometimes all you need to get through a day, is just plough through it. 'I'm still trying to get on the hill of hope.'

What's your salve song for an instant pick-me-up to prepare you for the week ahead?


Sujatha said...

Depends on the mood, but this one is a great pick-me-up-and-get-me-through-the-weeker:

Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down

Swati said...

I wish! Music seems so far away now...

wordjunkie said...

'I get knocked down', by Chumbawumba, from the album Tubthumpin'. It could raise me from the dead.

Solilo said...

Jai Ho! :)

'Bright sunshiny day' is uplifting for me.

Nino's Mum said...

Suj - loved the track!

Swati - why so? It was that way for a bit with me when Nino was born, but I've stuck to it with a vengence that would make my parents proud :)

Wordjunkie - OMG, OMG and OMG. It always on my morning play list. Damn, girl, we must swap playlists now.

Solilo - a very exhuberant Jai Ho back to you! 'Bright sunshiny day' - the perfect words to begin a day :)

choxbox said...

oh loads and loads of them.

listening to my all-time favourites - songs from lekin. can't think beyond them right now!

Nino's Mum said...

choxbox - oooh I love Lekin too. *pssst* the husband sings Yara Sili Sili so beautifully (even though it's so completely a woman's song), I almost want to tape it and send you a copy.... :) maybe I will!

maidinmalaysia said...

i could think up a song. but only if i stop this crazy "wheels on the bus" playing in my head all the time.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. firstborn!