Better Mornings

March Shower Sessions

Shower Sessions
A well-groomed monthly playlist to start your morning right. March’s Theme: Get Up, Get Out.

We’re big advocates of long, hot showers. A good steam will soothe your muscles, clear your head and soften your stubble before that all-important shave. A great soundtrack will make the whole process a faster and more enjoyable experience.

The winter months can start to feel like a permanent hangover. Every morning is a little too dark and blurry to function properly. But you’re on the last lap. You will march forward into…well, March. And you will heed the theme of this month’s playlist: Get up, get out (into something new).

March Shower Sessions: Get Up, Get Out

But first, a little “Firewater” to help shake off that winter hangover. For now is the time to exit the season of routine and enter the season of new experiences and adventures. It’s the time to stop putting things off until tomorrow. For what happens “When Tomorrow Never Comes?” You should be prepared “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” to say “Hello Sunshine,” with a smile.

Here to help: the pretty excellent, mostly instrumental Khruangbin. They just might be your new favorite band, (but you’re on your own as far as pronunciation goes). Easier to say and equally fun to hear: British soul-rock band Little Barrie who asks the important question for the month, “Why Don’t You Do It?” Think of it as a twist on the famous Ferris aphorism: The question isn’t what are we going to do today, the question is what aren’t we going to do today.

At this point, you’ve probably noticed that we’re frontloading this mix with new-ish bands in the hopes you’ll get into something new, too. But that doesn’t mean we want you to forget old favorites. After all, a line from “Dance, Pt. 1” inspired this mix. It would be near-criminal to not include the Stones. And downright sacrilegious to leave off Al Green, who reminds us that before he was a reverend, he was a ram.

As are you. Forget that business about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. You will go out like a ram. You will continue to fight through adversity. You’ve always had a “Rebel Heart,” like the girl that inspired the Shelters’ tune of the same name. So leave your country zone. If you’re in ‘burbs, spend a few nights downtown. If you’re an urbanite, “Get Out of the CIty (and Into Country Life.”). If you’re red, hang with some blues. If you’re blue, mix with some red. Only we can “Make the World” better. And only if we come together.

We know that’s a lot to digest so early in the morning. But hey, spring is here. It’s time to get moving.

Because we’ve all “Gotta Travel On.”

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