It seems as though many of us are frequently being woken in the early hours of the day at the moment, myself included. I guess that the quiet movements outside as dawn breaks are enough to disturb us from our unsettled sleep.
In my case those movements are a little less than subtle………blooming great jackdaws in jack-boots marching across my dormer window roof and seagulls screeching from the roof tops have been my welcome to the new dawn. Don’t you just love nature!
A few days ago I woke at precisely 4 in the morning and Leonard Cohen’s song Famous Blue Raincoat came into my head where it has remained stuck ever since.
For those of you familiar with early Leonard Cohen, you will know that this is not the most joyous of songs to have as your companion but I can’t seem to let it go! I’ve been dragging it around after me like an overused comfort blanket in need of a good wash. I need an alternative.
I had a go at Beethoven’s emperor concerto which worked pretty well and even motivated me enough to try out a couple of the ballet moves I remember from when I was eight. – OK, not my brightest idea. I don't do 'bendy' anymore.
Muse are usually pretty good at getting me going and motivating me into action (although, not their Olympics one, really, what were they thinking?) but I think I’ve overworked them recently.
In desperation I have just you tubed the Mr Men Happy Song. Hmm, not as happy as I remember, it kind of made me want to smash something.
This is where you come in guys. Any suggestions for a new theme tune to take over the head space that Leonard Cohen (bless him) is occupying at the moment.