Wednesday, May 12, 2010

wake up call

I'm a morning person. Thankfully, I married a morning person.

I don't think that I am a morning person by choice. I believe it has something to do with my upbringing and namely, my poppy's inclination to turn the stereo on at 7:00 a.m. every weekend. I hated it. H-A-T-E-D it..But, it was his house, and if he wanted to rock out and drum on the dining room table while eating breakfast and reading the paper, then so be it..The rest of us were at his mercy.

Looking back now, it's one of my favorite memories.

Poppy always listened to cool music. I hear songs come on the radio now, and there are sooo many that make me think of him, and his drumming on the table. We're talking Red Hot Chili Peppers.. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young...Bob Marley... Tom Petty..and the list goes on..Occassionally a song will come on the radio and it will take a minute for me to place the song, and it almost always takes me back to Pop & his early morning jam sesh's at the table.

Imagine my surprise as I logged some early morning mileage on our treadmill last week..and heard a "Poppy Song" that I had loooong forgotten...only, it was some new guy ( Jerrod Niemann) singing it. I couldn't remember the name of the group that sang it originally, but thanks to YouTube, I've managed to find the video of Sonia Dada..and in my head, I couldn't help but smile thinking of Pop rocking out to it. I am my father's daughter.


  1. omg my dad used to do that too, although thankfully he saved the CSN&Y for later in the day! And no table drumming, but the effect was the same... there are certain CDs that will always remind my of my dad waking us up too early in the morning =)


  3. Great Song! Anddd I was always made to smile & say good morning, I am not a morning person!! HA

  4. Thanks sis.. definitely true... he did play his jams early in the a.m. with table drummin'

    albums I remember him playing
    Tracy Chapman
    Cat Stevens
    ZZ Top
    Sonia Dada

    and I think he wore out his Jack Johnson CD at Clearlake..remember him playing it over and over? Juls can't stand JJ anymore after that long wknd at the lake :)

  5. My first memory of Tahoe is of your dad blasting Dave Matthews Band in the early morning. :)

  6. ohhh meghan..I forgot about that.I don't even think I got to give you fair warning when you accepted the invite to his house. LOL>