Oh, Monday. Poor, maligned Monday. It gets such a bad rap. No matter how much you adore your job, sometimes the sound of the word Monday just makes you want to say “sod it all” and hide in the bathtub. Especially difficult to stomach is the first Monday after Christmas. Helpfully, delightful Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has written a song that puts the whole “work” jag in quite the healthy context.
Additionally appropriate for this specific Monday is the song’s self-determination theme that makes it a good one to listen to in these last days of 2013. Remember those resolutions you made in 2012? Any remaining that you can (or want to) accomplish in the next two days? Anything about your life you’ll resolve to change in 2014? (Editor’s note: HOLY CRAP 2014. I feel so old. It was fourteen years ago I rang in the 2000’s with champagne floats. Never having a champagne float again has been a fantastically easy resolution to keep.)
4 thoughts on “Modernism Monday: “Simple Things,” Paolo Nutini”
Well that did the trick! Is that just a guitar and harmonica accompaniment?
I hear two guitars, a harmonica, and drums. And yes, jaunty is absolutely the correct word forit.
And by the way, “Simple Things” sticks in the head and makes a very jaunty start to the day.
I’m so pleased you like it!