Oh boy. We had one of those nights. Tiny scraps of sleep in amongst rocking and feeding an unhappy baby. Now the toddler doesn’t want to nap and has decided this day is the very best day for tantrums. How do they do it? It’s as though they come fitted with a parental exhaustion radar!
So today I need pepping up. I’d be chain-drinking tea if I could but as I’m feeding the littlest one I figure she doesn’t need the caffeine. I do though!! A cheerful tune will have to suffice for now. And, well, I admit it, I’m into cheerful tunes. Perhaps I am too sensitive but when music is too dark and maudlin I get a little dark and maudlin? I mean, it doesn’t have to be buttercream-sweet but peppy is nice. I think this is a good example – Lanie Lane singing Gold on the Ceiling for Triple J, looking good and sounding pretty.
As if pairing good wine with good food I like to imagine writing that could be inspired listening to music like this. What do you think? An empowering break-up scene? An ‘I’m quitting this hell-hole job’ scene? A contemplating the goodness of life with the wind in my hair scene? What do you imagine when you listen to it?
I have my friend, Sarah, to thank for this link. She happens to be the snazzy lookin’ blonde in the background, singing and playing the keyboard. Better known as Miss Little she is a uber talented singer / songwriter / all-round musical genius. Did I mention she is a friend? (brag, brag!) She deserves a post of her own so I’ll reluctantly rein in the boasting till then. For now, I hope Lanie Lane puts a little cheer into your day and you go into the weekend with a smile on your dial 🙂