This week has been a little bit traumatic for me, for reasons which hopefully won’t be long-term, but still made it a little bit rough to get rolling this morning.  Fortunately, I keep my metaphorical feathers numbered for just such an emergency, and called upon the power of ‘Blinded By The Light’ for musical motivation.  The combination of the rock beat, the synthesized wheedly-wheedlies and wondering exactly why the Foreman Of The Night is holding up a loofah kick-started me for a Saturday of having a teenager and the folderal that somehow seems to entail, leading to today’s invigorating query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves WWE Superstar Edge’s last theme song so much, it’s my telephone ring tone, asking: What pop-culture musical motivation will never fail to get you off on the adventure of a new day?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


    • I second Apache, known in some circles as “Tonto, jump on it!” Its main beat is quick enough to get your blood pumping, but it has slower parts in the chorus so you have plenty of opportunities to get in the groove even if you catch the song halfway through.

  1. Most of my friends who know my taste in music assume it would be something in the categories of classic rock, hard rock or metal. But for some reason, the song that gets me most ready to up and go without fail is the very pop-esque “The Touch” by Stan Bush, which was featured in the old 80’s animated “Transformers: The Movie”.

    But the runner up is a bit more toward the expected categories with the classic KISS song “Rock and Roll All Nite”.

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