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April 14, 2008

Waking up with Ellen Cherry

Do you have a morning song?

All through college, mine was "Colours" by Donovan.

I still think it's the best morning song ever written.

Probably because of this scene from Rules of Attraction.

But recently, I've been listening to "Something Insanely Clever" by Baltimore singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry a lot over coffee.

It's from her new album Heart Like a Lion.

Check it out. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:14 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


I know a guy who, in college - woke up to 'Shambala' every single morning. Without fail. I believe his roomates suffered a series of psychotic epsiodes as a result.

I believe he used the Rockapella version of the song as well. That's not just a morning song, that's a straight jacket-enducing song.

My morning song is the dull hum of my engine as I try to stay conscious on my way to work on the road to Shambala.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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