I woke up with Maria in my head today. Don't tell my wife.

in #music3 months ago

it's in your heeeeeeead

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.


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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.



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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

#ArtistSong
1Auli'i CravalhoHow Far I'll Go
2Huey Lewis and the NewsThe Power of Love
3MetallicaSad But True
4MetallicaNothing Else Matters
5MetallicaWherever I May Roam
6the pAper chAseI Did a Terrible Thing
7MetallicaSad But True (Repeat)
8LimbeckHonk + Wave
9AC/DCBack in Black
10Patsy ClineBack in Baby's Arms
11The HeligoatsFlorida Panther
12Patsy ClineWalkin' After Midnight
13Lord HuronUntil the Night Turns
14Richard EdwardsGene
15Built to SpillYou Were Right
16Richard EdwardsOlive Oyl
17Frank OceanSierra Leon
18The ThermalsBack to Gray
19Pedro The LionWhen They Really Get to Know You, They Will Run
20LimbeckTrouble
21All Them WitchesInternet
22Pedro The LionKeep Swinging
22Father John MistyPlease Don't Die
23Black SabbathFairies Wear Boots
24Father John MistyTotal Entertainment Forever
25Cardi BBest Life
26All Them WitchesCall Me Star
27Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath
28The DoorsLight My Fire
29Al GreenCan't Get Next To You
30Guns n' RosesCivil War
31Atlanta Rhythm SectionSpooky
32Against Me!Sink Florida Sink
33Paula AbdulStraight Up
34Seals and CroftGet Closer
35Black Mountain Mothers of the Sun
36HumThe Scientists
37The Black AngelsCurrency
38SpiritualizedHere It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
39Guns n' RosesNovember Rain
40Chris StaplesTimes Square
41The Get Up KidsTen Minutes
42Uncle Acid and the DeadbeatsDeath's Door
43The Roots featuring Erykah BaduYou Got Me
44Daryl Hall & John OatesRich Girl
45The LemonheadsIt's All True
46The Snake The Cross The CrownThe Great American Smokeout
47Every Time I DieMap Change
48Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast
49Kevin DeVineHeaven Bound and Glory Be
50WilcoRandom Name Generator
51Kanye WestAll of the Lights
52Terrence and Phillip (South Park)Uncle Fucker
53Alice in ChainsAngry Chair
54Sturgill SimpsonKeep It Between The Lines
55The War on DrugsHolding On
56Nine Inch NailsHead Like a Hole
57JawboxEmpire of One
58Alice in ChainsRain When I Die
59The Snake The Cross The CrownCotton Teeth
60CrumbLocket
61Chad VanGaalenMonster
62Pedro The LionClean up
63The Mars VoltaThe Widow
64Magnolia Electric CompanyMontgomery
65The NationalRunaway
66Mac MillerCircles
67Bright EyesMake War
68Mac MillerGood News
69Ryan AdamsChains of Love
70OasisDon't Look Back in Anger
71R. KellyIgnition (Remix)
72Ryan AdamsRocks
73Mount EerieReal Death
74Better Living Community CenterService Road
75Lucy DacusStrange Torpedo
76WilcoWishful Thinking
77LimbeckMaking the Rounds
78The Get Up KidsSecond Place
79ShinerSpinning
80ShinerGlass Jaw Test
81Bright EyesHot Knives
82Satan (South Park)I Want to Live Up There
83R.E.M.It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
84OwenI'm Not Going Anywhere Tonight
85The PosiesSolar Sister
86The Gloria RecordGood Morning, Providence
87PulpPencil Skirt
88Phoebe BridgersKyoto
89BaronessKerosene
90Okkervil RiverNo Key, No Plan
91Johnny CashGive My Love to Rose
92Sierra FerrellIn Dreams
93Clem SnideExercise
94Townes Van Zandt Tecumseh Valley
95The Flying Burrito BrothersSin City
96Colter WallCaroline
97Paul CauthenCocaine Country Dancing
98Justin Townes EarleBlack Eyed Suzy
99Brent CobbThe World is Ending
100All Them WitchesRats in Ruin
101The LemonheadsDown About It
102All Them WitchesEnemy of my Enemy
103The WhoBehind Blue Eyes
104Justin Townes EarleMaria
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