This weekend at The Countdown, we’ll keep on keepin’ on with tracks from It Still Moves. Saturday is "One Big Holiday" Day, and Sunday will be "I Will Sing You Songs Day." We’ll celebrate these classic tracks as well as everything MMJ on Twitter all weekend!
Because of all the exciting MMJ news this week, today we’ll be taking a closer look at track number four on It Still Moves: "One Big Holiday." Yesterday was a kind of holiday for many MMJ fans, as news seemed to suddenly pour in about the upcoming album, Circuital. We almost have the complete track listing!
… and of better days
from this town, we’d escape
if we holler loud and make our way
we’d all live one big holiday
A fan favorite, "One Big Holiday" is a tune that always gets everyone pumped up. It’s often the chosen “closer” of live shows (or first or second encores!). Hearing OBH live at my first MMJ show was definitely the highlight of the evening (dare I say of my life?). It was pure magic hearing everyone sing in unison, with Jim:
wakin’ up, feelin’ good and limberwhen the telephone it ringwas a bad man from Californiatellin’ of a stone he’d bring
Needless to say, it gave me the purest, most wholesome feeling I’ve ever had. I felt as though I had just experienced something akin to a religious encounter. However, “religious” doesn’t seem to be the right word… it felt more spiritual, like I connected with the band and the fans and myself through the music. It felt good.
This song always lifts me up and makes me excited about life. So, please, do yourself a favor and turn it on:
…and rock out. Seriously. Do it. Don’t mind your friends; don’t mind your coworkers. Don’t mind your mom/dad; don’t mind your significant other. Just jam because today is FRIDAY. Have a good weekend, and I’ll catch ya on Monday!