SOMETIMES MONDAYS CAN BE THE MOST INTERESTING DAY OF THE WEEK.

An interesting thing happened this morning as I was heading out the door on my way to do the show.  I was struck by a feeling of actually looking forward to doing the show today.  Now, I know that sounds like I don’t like to do this job.  Rest assured, nothing could be further from the truth!  But there are days, particularly Mondays, where getting up early and doing the show is not my favorite pastime.  Today, however, was not one of those Mondays.  I was more than happy to be headed to the studios and ready to do the big program…then I got to the studio.

MONDAY ON THE MIND.

JUST DOIN' THE NEWS!

JUST DOIN' THE NEWS!

As always, my day starts off with putting together the news for the first newscast at 6-am.  It’s usually a so-called re-cap or mop-up of the weekend’s events and has the requisite accident and police reports from the last couple of days.  Today was no different, but it was a bit burdensome.  For example, today’s lead stories were about four people dying in a suspected arson fire in a Houghton County apartment building, two people dying and three people getting injured by a hit and run driver in Mackinac County, and a former NMU United States Olympic Education Center athlete and Marquette Senior High School graduate murdered in an attempted carjacking in Atlanta, GA.  Death, destruction and doom are the common denominator in doing the news, and I have grown accustomed to it over the years, but sometimes, when there’s so much of it in one sitting, it can get difficult.

BUT ALL IS NOT LOST.

SOMETIMES, YOU JUST NEED TO PET THE CAT!

SOMETIMES, YOU JUST NEED TO PET THE CAT!

I have to say, though, that not all of the show was a morose, melancholy Monday.  In fact, it wasn’t really at all.  Mark and I managed to get out some good laughs and have a successful Main Street Monday with a lot of listeners calling in.  (By the way, the answer was “Water Buffalo” and we congratulate Sarah S. for being our winner today.)  I also talked about “McGoostock” which went on this weekend in Big Bay for two days.  It was a coming together of the music and art communities to help out an individual with his health-related expenses and was a very well attended and worthwhile event.  My band played at the event on Saturday evening and we were honored to be a part of such a community event.  Music and art and good food all came together in a little town in the U.P. to show the true positive side of the human spirit!  As Goofus would say, “ROCK ON!”

LET’S WRAP THIS UP!

Hey, I know this little diatribe is beginning to prattle on a bit, but isn’t that what blogs are for?  No, seriously though, it was just one of those days where I felt like putting a bit more of my thoughts down on the page over anything else and if you’ve actually read this this far, thank you.  I’ll just leave you with this thought:  “Hey get over it!  It’s only Monday and we’ve got the rest of the week to go!”

-Walt