Lightning in a Bottle

There is no better way to start your workweek than listening to "Bottle Rocket" by The Go! Team. It starts abruptly with a bright, heralding trumpets, crisp drums, a bouncy keyboard, and a fast-paced, almost indecipherable rap.

The first ninety seconds leave you breathless. Then, just when you think the song will start to get repetitive, the trumpets blare and give way to a most unexpected harmonica solo.

"This harmonica solo will not be topped," I thought, on first listen.

But then the cheerleaders started chanting, and I knew I was wrong.

I smiled all the way to work.