This was one of the older header graphics I made for this series. I brought it back for the sake of nostalgia, I guess.
This post is about 50% song and 50% life updates, just so you know. That's not super important. I'm mostly just writing it to hide the following text from showing up in the preview, for clickbait purposes.
Did you like my clickbait title?
Obviously, I'm talking about a song, not a woman named Maria. There were several women named Maria at my (now) former job, but trust me... there was nothing there. haha.
This is not the first appearance by a Justin Townes Earle song in my list of songs I woke up with in my head. It's the first one in a while, though. Honestly, I wouldn't say it's one of my favorite songs Justin Townes Earle wrote, but that's not the purpose of this series of posts. If I just wanted to post songs I liked, that'd be different.
Maria is a catchy song, though, that's for sure. I'm not saying it's bad. Whatever... I"m not really in the mood to talk about songs at the moment, to be honest. Why?
Me = unemployed
As I alluded to earlier, I'm currently unemployed. I put in my two week notice last week at work and my boss told me my last day was the last day I worked. I said "even better, thanks." He and I clearly did not see eye-to-eye and some bullshit right at the end pushed me over the edge. Apparently, he was sick of me as well. I was kind of consistently telling everyone how shitty of a job he was doing as a leader and suggesting ways to improve things. I'm sure he saw that as a threat.
Whatever. That job was sucking the life out of me and that's no way to live. Right after I quit, the price of Cub nearly doubled. I took that as a bit of a sign. I hope that continues, because I've got a lot invested in Cub Finance and I'd love to use some earnings to help cushion the checking account if necessary.
I'm looking for a new job, but I'm not just going to settle for the first thing that comes along, which is basically how I ended up in the job that I just quit.
This is why I have so many Justin Townes Earle songs in my head. I listen to this playlist pretty regularly. It's all of my albums.
So far, anyway. I like to think he was working on some songs before he died that could see the light of day eventually. Who knows, though. Maybe he wasn't really in a place to work on music. I didn't know the man, I just know he struggled.
This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document the songs which are in my head immediately upon waking. I've been making them for a long time now.
Do you wake up with songs in your head regularly? What song was in your head this morning? Comment below, I'd love to hear from you!
The list so far
|1||Auli'i Cravalho||How Far I'll Go|
|2||Huey Lewis and the News||The Power of Love|
|3||Metallica||Sad But True|
|4||Metallica||Nothing Else Matters|
|5||Metallica||Wherever I May Roam|
|6||the pAper chAse||I Did a Terrible Thing|
|7||Metallica||Sad But True (Repeat)|
|8||Limbeck||Honk + Wave|
|9||AC/DC||Back in Black|
|10||Patsy Cline||Back in Baby's Arms|
|11||The Heligoats||Florida Panther|
|12||Patsy Cline||Walkin' After Midnight|
|13||Lord Huron||Until the Night Turns|
|15||Built to Spill||You Were Right|
|16||Richard Edwards||Olive Oyl|
|17||Frank Ocean||Sierra Leon|
|18||The Thermals||Back to Gray|
|19||Pedro The Lion||When They Really Get to Know You, They Will Run|
|21||All Them Witches||Internet|
|22||Pedro The Lion||Keep Swinging|
|22||Father John Misty||Please Don't Die|
|23||Black Sabbath||Fairies Wear Boots|
|24||Father John Misty||Total Entertainment Forever|
|25||Cardi B||Best Life|
|26||All Them Witches||Call Me Star|
|27||Black Sabbath||Sabbath Bloody Sabbath|
|28||The Doors||Light My Fire|
|29||Al Green||Can't Get Next To You|
|30||Guns n' Roses||Civil War|
|31||Atlanta Rhythm Section||Spooky|
|32||Against Me!||Sink Florida Sink|
|33||Paula Abdul||Straight Up|
|34||Seals and Croft||Get Closer|
|35||Black Mountain||Mothers of the Sun|
|37||The Black Angels||Currency|
|38||Spiritualized||Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go|
|39||Guns n' Roses||November Rain|
|40||Chris Staples||Times Square|
|41||The Get Up Kids||Ten Minutes|
|42||Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats||Death's Door|
|43||The Roots featuring Erykah Badu||You Got Me|
|44||Daryl Hall & John Oates||Rich Girl|
|45||The Lemonheads||It's All True|
|46||The Snake The Cross The Crown||The Great American Smokeout|
|47||Every Time I Die||Map Change|
|48||Iron Maiden||The Number of the Beast|
|49||Kevin DeVine||Heaven Bound and Glory Be|
|50||Wilco||Random Name Generator|
|51||Kanye West||All of the Lights|
|52||Terrence and Phillip (South Park)||Uncle Fucker|
|53||Alice in Chains||Angry Chair|
|54||Sturgill Simpson||Keep It Between The Lines|
|55||The War on Drugs||Holding On|
|56||Nine Inch Nails||Head Like a Hole|
|57||Jawbox||Empire of One|
|58||Alice in Chains||Rain When I Die|
|59||The Snake The Cross The Crown||Cotton Teeth|
|62||Pedro The Lion||Clean up|
|63||The Mars Volta||The Widow|
|64||Magnolia Electric Company||Montgomery|
|67||Bright Eyes||Make War|
|68||Mac Miller||Good News|
|69||Ryan Adams||Chains of Love|
|70||Oasis||Don't Look Back in Anger|
|71||R. Kelly||Ignition (Remix)|
|73||Mount Eerie||Real Death|
|74||Better Living Community Center||Service Road|
|75||Lucy Dacus||Strange Torpedo|
|77||Limbeck||Making the Rounds|
|78||The Get Up Kids||Second Place|
|80||Shiner||Glass Jaw Test|
|81||Bright Eyes||Hot Knives|
|82||Satan (South Park)||I Want to Live Up There|
|83||R.E.M.||It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)|
|84||Owen||I'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight|
|85||The Posies||Solar Sister|
|86||The Gloria Record||Good Morning, Providence|
|90||Okkervil River||No Key, No Plan|
|91||Johnny Cash||Give My Love to Rose|
|92||Sierra Ferrell||In Dreams|
|94||Townes Van Zandt||Tecumseh Valley|
|95||The Flying Burrito Brothers||Sin City|
|97||Paul Cauthen||Cocaine Country Dancing|
|98||Justin Townes Earle||Black Eyed Suzy|
|99||Brent Cobb||The World is Ending|
|100||All Them Witches||Rats in Ruin|
|101||The Lemonheads||Down About It|
|102||All Them Witches||Enemy of my Enemy|
|103||The Who||Behind Blue Eyes|
|104||Justin Townes Earle||Maria|