Sunny Side

Keep on the Sunny Side

Before you read this post, I would kindly ask you to do the following:

Now doesn’t that put a smile on your face? If it doesn’t, why not? And BTW, I empathize if this song doesn’t make you happy. Sometimes happy people and happy things make me puke! As a composer, I revel in misery. My greatest joy is writing sad music. In my work as a composer of film/tv music, I find the greatest ease in writing music for horror, suspense and TV drama. Basically if it needs to brood, I’m all over it like a wet blanket. I also have a lot of passion in bringing awareness for social justice and environmental issues. And if you ever watch the news these days, there’s not a lot to be optimistic about out there. And well, the bouts of depression that I go through once in a while, don’t help either.

Despite all that though, somehow I’m able to garner some type of stimulant that puts a smile on my face! And it’s usually music. The song above, Keep on the Sunny Side, always does it for me. I sing along and for some reason I’m filled with joy. Maybe it’s such a positive trigger for me because I first discovered the song on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack, a movie and album I adore. It’s a pretty dinky song, but it still makes me happy!

So if Donald Trump, Syria and climate change have got you down, maybe there’s a song that will chipper you up! Feel free to share the name of the song that always puts a smile on your face.

2 Responses to “Keep on the Sunny Side”

  1. Carol Ditner-Wilson October 17, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    Barbie Girl and/or the entire Aqua Aquarium album! Never gets old. The piano riff on Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken. Bing Crosby/Davied Bowie version of Little Drummer Boy.
    I’m familiar with the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack too and have bought the cd for others whom I thought would enjoy it. Too much happiness!

    • Frank Horvat October 18, 2016 at 1:33 am #

      Thumbs up, Carol!!!!

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