I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

Correctly anticipating a hangover of truly monumental proportions, I’ve booked today off work.

But I feel for you, I really do.

Oh wait. We know a song about that, don’t we?

You’re welcome.

More soon.


I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

Prompted by this popping up in my iPod as it shuffled on my way to work the other day, after which I felt 100 times better than did before it came on, I can’t resist typing three words I never thought I would.

Here’s 50 Cent (contains swears, which I appreciate makes it five words):

50 cent

50 Cent – P.I.M.P.

More soon. Probably with less effing and jeffing.


I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

At a first glance, this may seem like a slightly odd choice for a supposedly upbeat, get you out of bed and up and at ’em series

But anyone who doesn’t love this in all its camp-goth “hey nonny nonny” glory needs to have their bumps felt:


The Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion (Vocal Extended Version)

Welcome to the Week.

More soon.

I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

In case any newcomers or forgetful folk are unclear as to the point of this series, allow me to clarify:

I hate Mondays. I’m not too fond of Tuesdays either. And don’t even get me started on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Anyway, here I try to add a bit of impetus, some oomph, some va-va-voom even, to your Monday mornings by posting a tune I hope will get you up and ready to face the week head on.

To have the desired effect, I am of course relying on you to listen to this early on a Monday morning. If you don’t, then come on, put a little effort in will you? Set your alarm or something.

Sometimes the tune will be a feel good, stone cold classic.

Sometimes it will be something a bit dumb, intended to at the very least put a smile on your face.

Sometimes, like today, it will just be plain stoopid, but ruddy ace:


Sultans of Ping F.C. – Stupid Kid

You’re welcome.

Now get up.

More soon.

I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

A welcome (…?) return for this hopefully uplifting series.

Mention They Might Be Giants, and the first song people reach up to collect from the shelf is one which has already featured on these pages.

They have other great songs, too. And as with their most famous song, I have no idea what it’s about, which sort of adds to how great it is.

Like this one:

ana ng

They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng

More soon.

I’m Not Too Keen on Mondays

I was at a barbecue at a friend’s house a few years ago, and as usually happens at these sorts of events, at the start of the do all of the guests remained in their own little groups, chatting and catching up with people they knew, but as the afternoon moved into evening, and the booze (and maybe some other social lubricants) had its required effect, people began to break rank and start talking to people they’d never met before.

I found myself talking at one point to a chap from Nigeria. Like me, he had a shaved head, wore glasses, and was of a similar frame to myself. The only difference was our skin colour.  We got on enormously well, and he then began introducing me to his friends as his “brother from another mother”, which pleased me immensely.

The talk turned to music, and he announced that he knew all of the words to today’s song. Challenge accepted, the tune in question was located, whacked on the sound-system, and my new brother delivered a faultless rendition.

So here’s a life-lesson: if ever anyone tells you that they know all of the words to Rapper’s Delight, let them prove it. If they’re right (and generally, people don’t make that kind of announcement if they can’t), it’s an absolute joy to experience.

Just listening to it also a fine way to get your week started:


Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

More soon.