man, i love rush hour.
but i didn’t always. i inherited my dad’s massively short attention span. for those of you that like my presentation skills in front of car dealers, it’s because i try to present to people like me. keep it short, keep it entertaining, keep it passionate. now… i’m not bragging about my inability to concentrate. it actually causes me a great deal of stress.
back to rush hour. so at 43 years old, i have NEVER had to be in rush hour. never. in chicago, i walked to work. in dallas, i lived 10 minutes from work but now that i’m in birmingham, i have a 30 – 45 minute commute. at first i hated it. because of my short attention span, i can’t listen to a song in it’s entirety on the radio. so i’m flipping and flipping and pretty frustrated. some like making phone calls, some dictate emails into their iphones and some juggle eating an egg white mcmuffin, green tea and applying make-up. but not moi. i prefer jamming good tunes.
and I found the cure. on a free app called mixcloud. here is where famous and not famous djs spin on-going tunage. having a dj spin music cures my need to turn the song after the first few seconds. i have full on worn out colin peter’s mix with nile rodgers. nile rodgers was in chic and is madonna’s inspiration. in fact, she opens up the mix. nothing like a little daft punk with carly simon and donna summer.
this is EXACTLY what I need to take on the day at full throttle. download it, love it, play it LOUD.
if you even were next to me on my drive down to work, you’d crack up. and be a little embarrassed for me.