I haven’t presented a good song on my blog in a while so here’s one for you. It’s a good one for Friday to start your weekend with. It’s got a simple message that’s been around for a while, at least since Judy Garland sang “Get Happy” in the 1950 musical, Summer Stock
Forget your troubles and just get happy
Ya better chase all your cares away
This song is so much like that too. More than just a feel good song, it’s one of those tunes that connects with the sensory apparatus in your body and gets your juices flowing. And what better time to feel a little reinvigoration than the end of the work week.
Even if you no longer go through the grind of a 40-hour work week, like myself, we all need that little stimulus that was more familiar to us when we were younger. If you’re not getting the itch to stomp your feet and clap your hands when this tune gets going, then you need to check yourself into the nearest mortuary.
Serena Ryder performing in 2009
The song is “Stompa” by Canadian musician Serena Ryder. The world weighs in on us everyday. Music like this helps us push back a little because “nothing’s gonna disappear.” So step away from it all for just a little while and let the music move you to clappa your hands and stompa your feet.