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Thursday, September 21, 2006
  having trouble getting up in the morning?
sometimes you just don't want to get out from under the covers. we all experience it, don't lie. nobody wants to get up at the crack of alarm every day from their nice warm coccoon and trudge through their daily routine. nobody enjoys that first shock of cold air outside your cozy little bed.

well, while you're emerging from the depths of slumber, take a listen to these covers; some old stuff we had lying around that you may or may not have heard, but that deserves a listen nonetheless. think of it as the morning cup of coffee (or tea) that keeps you from crumbling to the floor, shivering uncontrollably. and it's on the house.

::::you can almost smell that freshly brewed aroma
The Subways - Staring At The Sun

the tight-knit little british indie pop favorites cover one of my favorite TV On The Radio songs ever. a nice gentle way to ease into things in the morning.

The Flaming Lips - Bohemian Rhapsody
let's get right to this. you're driving to work, you're stuck in traffic, you know you're belting along to something in your car like nobody else is around. think the opening scene to Office Space, but with classic rock.

Ben Folds - Such Great Heights
shan just brought this to the internet's attention, just the other day, but it's worth reminding you guys. the guy does it all, you know, including inventing percussion instruments to sound like heavy drum machine beats. just try this out on your lunch break.

Cake - Mahna Mahna
you're back home from work and the kids are jumping on the furniture and rolling on the ceiling and you just want to get some dinner and curl up in a quiet place while your brain recovers from the strain it just endured. well have no fear, the boys in Cake are always willing to take some time out for the kids. immediately recognizable from the Muppet Show, it's pretty much brilliant; classic Cake feel, and all of that furry puppet love that you remember.

Maroon 5 - Pure Imagination
and finally, after falling asleep in front of the computer screen, propped up in your excutive office chair, it's time to return to that warm place in the depths of your covers with this cover of the theme from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Maroon 5's take is fascinating and incredibly well done; a sort of eerie lullaby mood to contrast the lyrics, yet it complements so well - don't overlook this.

so there you are, some morning lovin' to get you through the day. we do have some more warmth to share, but it's still technically the summer, so we can save them for the first frost.
Lovelove the tribute to Queen by The Flaming Lips. Thanks for sharing!
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