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February 28, 2013

I’m really keen to bring music to my workshops, and having no talent whatsoever with any form of instrument or voice, I have to rely on technology. Thank goodness for those devices, I say.

With the help of social networks I’ve been collating a bunch of songs suitable for all sorts of situations that arise in workshops and meetings. Now all I have to do is work out how to play said songs on demand in the middle of a workshop. One step at a time though.

Stuck In A Moment (U2) – people who can’t, or won’t shift

Gimme A Little Sign (Brenton Wood) – for those blank faces in the audience

Pick Yourself Up (Jerome Kern) – avoiding self-flagellation after inevitable failure

You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) – self explanatory really

We Don’t Need Another Hero (Tina Turner) – for all those facilitators trying too hard

Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (The Animals) – works both ways, I guess

Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (The Shirelles) – for those of us who like to be liked, even after difficult workshops

What’s Going On? (Marvin Gaye) – indeed! I ask myself this a lot!

Human Touch (The Boss) – making best use of having living, breathing human beings in the room

Ooby Dooby (Creedance Clearwater Revival) – nope, I don’t understand a word either

How Do You Do It? (Gerry and The Pacemakers) – well, that’s Secret Facilitation Business!

Hi Ho Silver Lining (Jeff Beck) – one for the optimists

Hard-headed Woman (Cat Stevens) – I can be that if needed

Go Now (Moody Blues) – When it’s over, it’s over

Get Over It (Eagles) – and yourself, for all those self-important types

Dumb Things (Paul Kelly) – I know, that’s not very nice, is it?

I Feel Good (James Brown) – who wouldn’t feel good after listening to a bit of Mr Brown?

Room to Move (John Mayall) – pure genius, and so true. Get rid of the tables!

So Hard to Share (John Mayall) – this never happens, surely?

The World Keep on Turning (Fleetwood Mac) – even while workshops happen!

Nowhere To Run (Martha and The Vandelles) – more’s the pity sometimes

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues (Fleetwood Mac) – for all those people who don’t like ‘those’ sorts of activities

Five O’Clock World (The Vogues) – yeah, bring it on

The Times They Are A Changin’ (Bob Dylan) – too obvious?

Danger, Heartbreak Ahead (Marvelettes) – it’s gonna be a tough day

Merry Go Round (Terri Clarke) – here we go again!



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