31 May 2008

happy mondays

As I look out my window over the mighty Fitzroy towards the hills, I notice -well, it's pretty much inescapable - that it's wet, foggy, dismal and grey. Very unusual.

So I'm sipping at the puky instant coffee - pied a terre VVB is not an oasis of civilisation by my usual measure - and waiting the time to pass so I can go to collect Mrs VVB from the airport. And I run across the Guardian's regular (I think) contest for readers to send in song title around a theme.

This week the theme is
optimistic songs, so for all of you reader who is interested in music, you'll find a treasure trove of suggestions, ranging from the obvious to the extremely obscure, especially as it's a pommy paper.

I guess
Martin Seligman would approve: you can teach yourself happy, although we might park any conclusions until we see responses to next week's them.

So a wave of optimistic goodness washes over me while I gaze into the grey outside - it's gonna be a wonderful day.


Unknown said...

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

-- The Cure, "Friday I'm In Love".

I adore this song

phil said...


Ann ODyne said...

forgot to add in previous comment above that I love the Davies Bros.

Happy Mondays ?
isn't that something ... I can think of
I Dont Like Mondays,
Stormy Monday (But Tuesday;s Just The Same),
Monday Monday Mamas n Papas

and is there a Jim Webb
'Mondays will never be the same ...'

Optimistic Songs
High Hopes
(everyone knows an ant can't ...
move a rubber-tree plant.
But he had - High Hopes, yes he had high hopes, high up, yes high up in the sky-y-y hopes ....
So when you're feeling low
- - - -

Just remember that ant! etc

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