Starting a new job: A short playlist to get myself pumped up

Tonight I’m starting my new full-time job.

Here I am, today. Ready to start my first shift at my new job. I hope it'll be a good job, and I hope I make myself a valued and dependable employee.
Here I am, today. Ready to start my first shift at my new job. I hope it’ll be a good job, and I hope I make myself a valued and dependable employee.

I’m excited (and nervous) to start something completely new, something very different from anything I’ve done before. I hope I do well (wish me luck).

To get motivated for this first night, this first shift, I’m listening to some energy tunes. There’s no real thread to the choices, these songs aren’t tied to employment or new adventures or anything. It’s just good “keep the energy high” material. I figured I’d share this with you good people.

Let’s dive in.

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On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. The Beatles are pictured here, with Sullivan. From left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Photo courtesy of nytimes.com

On this date in music history, The Beatles rocked Ed Sullivan

On Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and the music world was never the same.

The first music column I wrote for the St. Cloud Times three years ago addressed the anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on Sullivan’s program. Over the 2.5 years I wrote for the Times, I gave The Beatles the spotlight on a handful of occasions. The group was my first musical love, and remains one of my absolute favorite bands to this day.

I was born too late to be one of the 73 million people who tuned in to watch The Fab Four perform on Sullivan’s stage, but I’ve certainly watched the footage enough to feel almost like I was there. (Almost.)

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