Old School Friday: I Had A Bad Day At Work

I've been there. There's a reason Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" and Janelle Monae's "Lettin Go" were some of the most played songs on my I Tunes list.I believe in indulging my sulky mood, before uplifting myself. And while those would be my picks, they are not Old School. But check out that Janelle Monae, pre-Diddy single. It speaks directly to a bad day at work. As a teenager my go to song was My Reflection by Christina Aguilera for Mulan. To this day, my favorite Disney jam. I could keep going on, but you all may think I have way too many bad days. I don't.

Generally anything reminding me of my long gone youth, be it my elementary school's school song, "This is My Father's World" or a sad Mary J. Blige song that I knew all the words to would get me going, but I'll stay close to the theme and hopefully add something to your arsenal.



The problem with me listening to Bob, is I just don't stop. For my reggae sulky song, I usually go to the Sizzla standby, Dry Cry. Not at all work related and not Old School enough but fun to sing along with when you want to sulk.

Moving on. (Let's imagine I posted the Billy Joel catalog here, starting with Piano Man. Just because, he's fun...and that one Journey song everyone knows)

This is representative. My college roommates called me on my tendency to start playing the nearest gospel song when I thought I was going to go ballistic after some bad club meeting.




I went to Kirk Franklin because we performed him in elementary school. We did Lean on Me and Revolution from the Nu Nation Project. We were no Tia or Tamera. ( This was such a great episode and I will never deny that I watched way too much tv...I should not still know all the episodes of Sister Sister)



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Comments

  1. Happy OSF! You came correct on this week's theme. I enjoyed each of your selections. Thank you for taking time...

    When the workplace is giving you the blues then it is a good time to remember that this is a wonderful life!

    peace, Villager

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  2. Wonderful selections. I guess it's time for me to get a new job because I just let it all hang out this week. LOL

    Happy OSF!

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  3. I see I'm not the only one that reverts to Marley on those days!

    Nice touch with the Kirk Franklin...he does do something to your soul, doesn't he?

    Happy OSF!

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  4. Yeah, everybody is rockin Marley lately. Bob is still pulling the fans all these years later.

    Can't go wrong with Kirk Franklin either. I think I might still have his first CD somewhere around here.

    Tia and Tamara?...LOL...O.K. Go ahead and throw a little T.V. in there.

    Happy OSF.

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  5. AWESOME! My church does Kirk Franklin music extensively. I love his work and I can't understand why I didn't see this episode of Sister Sister. Well done, young lady!

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  6. I'm one that likes to sulk, too, but when you play Kirk Franklin Lovely Day or Brighter Day, all the sulking is gone. That's why I save my gospel for last, so that I can get in my, funk feel the pain, then pull myself out with the help of God. Then I know, every little thing is going to be alright.

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  7. Oh, good one. I did not even think of including a gospel song. Maybe a sign that I need to get my butt to church? LOL

    Thanks for the selections.

    Happy OSF.

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  8. I like the Bob Marley pick but I am LOVING the Kirk!! He stays in steady rotation on my MP3!

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  9. I usually go to gospel as well. Sometimes it's the only thing that comes me down because I actually listen to the lyrics. Happy OSF!

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  10. @Martin Lindsey
    I watched way too much television, so I tie nearly every life memory to a tv episode.

    @Marvalus
    Marley does just mellow you out.

    And LOL at all the Kirk Franklin comments. He's definitely a force in contemporary Gospel...even if he cant sing and almost each album has a different group of ppl.

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  11. I woke up sing Three Little Birds this morning after a rough night trying to sleep. (I played this 3 times).

    I think you watched too much tv - LOL. Kirk can bring it.

    Happy OSF>

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  12. Don't worry about a thing! Bob Marley always makes me happy (sorry for the happy pun). I don't know if it's the genre or how mellow he is but if I lived on an island I'd be playing him 24/7. And I'd have a martini in one hand, a good book in the other and warm sun baking my body into peace and serenity!

    Oh man, I wanna vacation to the Caribbean now.

    If you get a chance stop by my post for a little swing and a little jive and some boogie woogie.

    Happy OSF.

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  13. Bob Marley was a wonderful choice as were the other two. Enjoyed your whole post and like you handle stress.

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