Irma Makes a Manic Monday

The weekend keeps on going for me, as I had a job for last Friday, today and tomorrow which were all cancelled by the hurricane.  Monday has become my fun day, I don’t have to run day, as it’s just another manic Monday.  They cancelled school on Friday and closed it for today and it will be closed again tomorrow, so I will be inside writing.  The update message that I just received says, “Lake County Schools will remain closed until further notice.  We will share updates through social media and news outlets as it is made available.  Substitute jobs will be automatically cancelled each day on a rolling basis as the District closure continues.  No further action is necessary on your part.”

Looking out the windows, my lanai looks fine but there is be a broken branch on my front tree.  It does not seem that bad to me, but we still have wind gusts over 40 mph today.  I think the worst part of the storm was that the network stations kept broadcasting Irma and I was not able to watch any football games.  I did not lose power or the internet but the cable TV did go out last night about 10 PM, however it came back on this morning.  There is a curfew in effect till 6 PM tonight, but I am not planning on going anywhere. Actually I am glad that they cancelled school tomorrow, as I would have been driving in the dark and not knowing about any obstacles in the road.  I guess I am lucky to have power, but it seems like the weather men and the politicians are using this storm to monopolize the air waves and this constant coverage is getting on my nerves.

I have participated in almost all of the Manic Monday word prompt contests except for the first one, and the fith one and I wrote this post for the first challenge.  If you like music, this is fun because each week Sandi Flip Flops Every day gives you a new song title and you take it from there with no word limits, however I did hear her say that she would prefer the posts were all under 400 words.  Ping back your post to her contest, so others can read it.  The #2 Challenge prompt was Imagine, #3 Challenge was Kicks, #4 Challenge was Summertime Blues, #5 Challenge was Sentimental Journey and #6 Challenge was In The Mood.  Sandy was busy packing and moving and I am not sure if she will ever continue her writing contest.  Anyway Manic Monday #1 Challenge was Manic Monday, The Bangles song that was written by Prince and for this challenge I will write about a song titled ‘Monday Monday’ by the Mamas & the Papas.

Monday, Monday is about the lousy feeling that comes with the end of the weekend and beginning of another workweek.  Monday is always thought of as being the worst day of the week, especially if you have a hangover after a weekend of solid partying.  This was the first Hot 100 chart-topper with a day in the week in the title, and the only one with the word Monday.  ‘Manic Monday’ by the Bangles and ‘Rainy Days And Mondays’ by the Carpenters both only made it to #2.   Back in the beginning of 1967, two years before Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who and the Grateful Dead were entirely unknown to most concert fans, but all of this changed during the height of the Summer of Love, with the Monterey Pop Festival.  The lineup of performers included all of the aforementioned acts as well as Ravi Shankar, Buffalo Springfield, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, the Animals, the Association, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Simon & Garfunkel and the Mamas and the Papas.

The Monterey Pop Festival got off to a dismal start when songwriter John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas called Laura Nyro up and invited her to join them in Monterey, which was her first major live appearance.  She had never done a gig before, as all she ever did was to record music and this caused her anxiety.  Mixed in with this were some personal problems of The Mamas & The Papas (Doherty was drinking heavily at the time, trying to get over Michelle Phillips and their affair), and that might have contributed to the gloomy atmosphere cast over the Monterey festival which had bad reviews.

‘Monday, Monday’ was the group’s third single.  Their first record was ‘Go Where You Wanna Go’, and this was followed by a big hit named ‘California Dreamin’.  The sixties was known as the age of experimentation and free love.  Consequences of over indulgence in alcohol, drugs, and sexual perversions includes that a person might be facing the realities of an upcoming Monday.  Monday can be a letdown after the weekend, and full of uncertainty about what is to come.  The song features a famous false ending, as just when it seems to stop appearing to be coming to its ending, reaching a final cadence, the music recommences, which was very cool for the time.

Bah-da bah-da-da-da
Bah-da bah-da-da-da
Bah-da bah-da-da-da
Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin´,
Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me
Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin´ you gave me no warnin´ of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes,
but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time
Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin´,
Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee
That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin´ all of the time
Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won´t go away
Monday, Monday, it´s here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday Oh Monday, Monday

Written for Sandi Flip Flop 1st installment of Manic Monday titled Manic Monday.

9 thoughts on “Irma Makes a Manic Monday

    1. There was a lot of wind and rain noise last night which bothered my cats a bit, but my house seems to have survived. It was reported that we got 6.1 inches of rain here, but I do not see any flooding, so I will just count my blessings.

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      1. Ohh..but glad that it’s all safe and sound for you. I live in a city close to the sea and seen a couple of gale like weather conditions and one strong cyclone last year. However, saved by Lady Luck, my neighbourhood never bore the real brunt of Mother Nature.

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