Back in November of 2014, just before I was about to move from my hometown to where I currently live, I decided to give this blogging thing another shot. But this time, I decided I would do it the way I always wanted. I sat down, and I thought about what I could call this blog.
Having already named an earlier blog after my street address, I thought I would do that again with my new street address. But I decided against it. I thought about what I would be writing about, but that was too broad (although now it primarily is about music that I like, though I like to make a lot of it relate to me). In fact, I had a header image that was a picture of my street sign on my blog before. But I took it down, when I decided I didn’t need my street name on a blog that has nothing to do necessarily with where I lived.
Going over possible names, I remembered that there was a song I’d heard a while back called “A Joyful Process.” All I had to do was find it, and I knew it would be the title. Because I’ve always liked writing, and I felt that for me, expressing myself by writing was fun, or in title terms, a joyful process. I found the song on Spotify, gave it a listen, and thought, yep. This is it.Then it dawned on me, wouldn’t it be great if your blog had a theme song?
A thank you to George Clinton and his group Funkadelic for providing this song for me to pick. Thank you to Bernie Worrell, the keyboard whiz who drives this song, then allows drums, guitar, horns and strings and all manner of things to add to this funky groove. And to think, it begins with a quote from “Jesus Loves Me,” before it goes into some totally different thing altogether.
So…the song that gave my blog its name. It’s the Morning Groove for today. Plus it fits the “instrumental Sunday” theme. Please enjoy, and as always, thanks for listening and reading.