I’m currently sitting in the French department office, waiting to teach my last class for the day, run home to do an hour of English conversation, and counting down the hours until I can take a quick nap. I’m only working four days a week over here, and only three of those days are kind of long, so I don’t have a paticularly difficult job, or a terribly busy work schedule, and certainly not much to complain about! (Except for run on sentences!?) Being tired as the result of weekend travels, salsa classes, fun with my roommates, and runs through our Spanish town is a nice, happy kind of tired. Nevertheless, by the time Wednesday rolls around I find myself struggling a little bit to keep my energy up through the day and lesson planning is even trickier. My remedy? Good music. Let’s call it ‘Hump Day Harmonies’ and here’s the first instalment of our new series!
The Good Lovelies are a truly lovely Canadian trio whose melodies and harmonies always get me singing along, no matter the fatigue. Their flirty folksy tunes are some of my favourites to listen to in the kitchen or the car and these talented ladies are even better live (I say this after having seen them perform three times — good times, Mum!). I’m not sure if it gets much better than three part harmonies; happy hump day!