Morning kids. What an awesome week we’re having, no? Some daft bugger has closed all the blinds in the office today, so I’m taking far more coffee breaks than is strictly necessary to try and wrest back some sunshine.
I went airsofting last night with some friends (think paintball, but indoors and with BBs instead of paint) and tripped whilst heroicly pegging it away from the other team… consequently I’ve completely knackered my shoulder. I’m sat here, high on ibuprofen, trying not to move. My poor wife (who is 8-months pregnant and can barely move, too) had to help dress me this morning. Oh how the mighty have fallen, eh! So, if you see me around this weekend, be gentle otherwise I might cry at you.
Today’s playlist is courtesy of Mighty Mike Sheldrick and is entitled Barefaced Optimism. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect here, but this whole playlist works really well. Nothing like a sunny day and some undeniably classic tunes to cheer you up! Make sure to hit the read more link to see what Mike has to say about this mix – worth reading.
Bring on the weekend.
And greetings again, friends! Todayâ€™s collection is all about the positive thinking. We all have bad days, weeks, months etc, where it can seem like the world is picking on you. So I have taken it upon myself to stick the proverbial â€˜fingerâ€™ to the proverbial â€˜manâ€™. So umm, yes without any further ado, I shall aim to get the positive vibes started with our â€œBarefaced Optimismâ€ collection.
We start with an old favourite of mine. Green Dayâ€™s â€œThe Grouchâ€ sets the tone of the playlist, where the poor chap is feeling a bit sorry for himself. We turn then to the likes of â€œThe Boo Radleysâ€ and â€œJudy Garlandâ€ to turn that frown upside down. I think this is a bit of a summer tune, but lets face it, does a nice sun shiny day not make you want to feel a bit better about yourself?. A bit of an obvious addition but you canâ€™t really argue with the simple message of â€œGet Happyâ€ The cheesy beats continue with Tahiti 80 and Lightning seeds.
We have a few more obvious choices then with the â€œCan you feel it?â€ from the Mo-town Monsters, the â€œJackson 5, and a few sing-a-long Disney favourites, â€œHakuna Matataâ€ and â€œBear Necessitiesâ€, but its nice to unleash the inner child and let your hair down, isnâ€™t it?
We get a little downtempto towards the end of our playlist with â€œThe Streetsâ€ and â€œLighthouse Familyâ€, yet the theme is still ever present. It had to come at some point, we have a track that comes from a Broadway Musical. â€œSunny Side to Every Situationâ€ fromâ€ 42nd Streetâ€. In A scene where the cast of a show have lost the female lead through an injury in rehearsals, there is a real threat that the show may be cancelled. The cast convince themselves will all turn out rosy in the end with this number. Of course we couldnâ€™t end this playlist on a sombre note, so to end, we turn to none other than arguable one-hit-wonder of the 90â€™s, â€œChumbawambaâ€ and â€œTubthumpingâ€. I hope your spirits are now suitably uplifted. To this end, in a Jerry Springer kind of way, I leave you with this final thought.
â€œNo matter how hard your day gets, eventually it will come to an endâ€