Good Morning Music
Music has always been a part of my life. I “danced” before I could walk; I’d crawl to the floor speakers in the house and rock back and forth on my knees to the beat of whatever was playing. I started taking formal dance lessons at the age of 3 and sang my first solo at my church when I was 7 (in French, no less!). Junior High and High school saw me so busy with choir and dance that I had a license plate frame on my car: “I can’t, I have rehearsal.” I grew up listening to “classic rock” from the 60s and 70s at home and 80s and early 90s in dance classes. I didn’t know that ”Pop” music existed until halfway through high school.
Now as a “grown-up” I enjoy singing Karaoke and, when my schedule allows it, singing in the adult choir at my church. In my car, my cubicle, my bathroom, my living room – I always surround myself with music. I even have a record player as part of my “entertainment center” that almost always has a Glenn Miller or John Denver record on it.
One of the perks to all of the technology that surrounds us is the ability to customize our lives. For my iPhone and iPad I have a multitude of songs ready to be played. I use Pandora at work to hear new music and keep my personal soundtrack fresh. My iPad has VEVO for watching music videos. And for both my iPhone and iPad I have the iHome Sleep app which allows me to create not only multiple recurring alarms but I can also choose which playlists, albums, artists etc. to wake up to!
The music I listen to in the morning tends to help shape my day and put a little extra something in my step as I walk the longest path of the day: the path from my car to my cubicle. I love waking up to great music and singing along in my car as I’m stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the southbound 55 (if you ever see a woman totally rocking out and “playing the piano” on her steering wheel, wave to me!).
I thought I’d share with you the music that gets me going each morning. Check out my lists, complete with links to the playlist in iTunes so you can download the songs for yourself, and let me know what music stirs your soul!