Sometimes, the pressure of going into another week actually shuts people down. They get the feeling that there's these five days that are coming up that are going to have twists and turns and pressure that they're not sure they're ready for again. It doesn't matter if you're management or employee or working for yourself. It doesn't matter if you're a parent or taking care of a parent. There's just something about the beginning of the week that many people don't want to deal with.

Many times, I find that I need some kind of music to help alter my mood. Music has that kind of power, and everyone has their favorite kind of music that they'll pull out to help them with their moods. I tend to favor disco, classical music, or showtunes, which makes me happy but stuns my wife, who prefers jazz.

Well, as something to help all of us start the week off nicely, how's about a mix of showtunes and jazz? This clip is from one of my favorite movies of all time, A Song Is Born with Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. In this clip are some of the top jazz musicians of the day, including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey, and way too many others to try to name. And, there's even a bit of comedy thrown in here. Music and laughter; I dare you to still feel bad after watching this: