Tunes With Tuesday. It’s here. The first post.
You didn’t know what to wear? Don’t worry. Here, worries are replaced with steaming mugs of hot chocolate and platters of cinnamon-sprinkled cookies. Dress comfortably.
And hold on for the plane ride.
There will be jet lag.
Jet Lag is a recently released tune sung by punk band Simple Plan, featuring Natasha Bedingfield. An unlikely duo as many of Bedingfield’s hits combine pop with R&B influences. I like unique.
Take two unlikely sources, combine them together, and you just might like the flavour. You may have created your new favorite sandwich. Or you might hate the combination. But you won’t know unless you try it.
When Bedingfield and Simple Plan joined forces, stars in two different genres, they didn’t know if the result would be soggy or delightfully crunchy. They took a risk and it paid off.
Jet Lag is in the ‘top 30’ list on my favorite local radio station. Think of your last big success. You likely didn’t know if you would get the job when you headed into that interview room. Regardless, you stepped through the door. Put yourself out there and you could just succeed.
You can’t succeed if you don’t show for the interview.
The primary message for Jet Lag is clear in its lyrics. Long distance relationships are difficult. The line ‘jet lag of the heart’ refers to missing your partner who is literally miles away. Having to travel to see one another and the timezone differences add difficulties as one wakes while the other heads to bed.
The song takes me to my present day, where I communicate with people in other countries through my computer. Simple, turn on the computer, sign onto Facebook, and there are the smiling faces of friends in Australia and South Africa. Yet they’re likely not smiling in real-time. Count the hours of difference time-wise. I send out a message to the feed of Google+ in the morning and it’s 10pm for the person that reads my post.
Do they head to bed after typing on Google+ while I change out of my pajama’s in the morning? I leave the computer and continue with my ‘real’ life as opposed to my ‘digital’ life.
Had you heard the song Jet Lag before today?