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Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, Monday


“Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how you could leave and not take me.”

Who hasn’t heard the lyrics to the above song “Monday, Monday” written by American singer/songwriter/guitarist “Papa John” (John Edmund Andrew Phillips) of the legendary music group The Mamas and the Papas?

That soul-searching single went on to chart a number one spot on Billboard’s Top 100 and subsequently garnered the iconic pop/folk/rock ensemble a Grammy in 1967 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

Over the years, “Monday, Monday" has been covered by a variety of entertainers from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass to the 5th Dimension to name a few.

Phillips certainly did capture the angst that most folks feel on Monday mornings; the start of a workweek; another daily commute and untold obstacles that pop up littering the day, oftentimes carrying over until Tuesday and beyond.

“Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time”


Just in case your e-mail box has been beset with more tasks than you are able to accomplish today, my advice – TAKE A BRAIN BREAK and enjoy the very short video below that is part of a creative YouTube channel offered by sawith65.

It was sent to me by a friend this morning and made me smile. I hope it makes your day less of a "Monday, Monday".

3 comments:

BarryGillogly said...

Hysterical... my dogs would never sit still and wait to be fed. Thanks!

arlee bird said...

Don't why so many people find Mondays so bothersome. They must really hate their jobs.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Paula Slade said...

Barry - Yeh' sit still?!?! HA! :)

arlee- Yes indeed there are many folks who absolutely feel trapped in their work-life.