I played Happy by Pharrell Williams and put it on YouTube. I also played Wake Me Up by Avicii and put that on YouTube.

I loved doing it. Sue me

Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” was stuck in my head and I really liked the guitar riff by Mike Einziger of Incubus fame. I was sitting on the couch fumbling with my harmonica when I played  the song and everything just clicked. Three days later I played the song at a live show and the people loved it. I got home and recorded a video of me playing it.

Last week I saw “Despicable Me 2” and fell in love with the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. It’s one of the happiest, most uplifting songs I’ve ever come across. It’s very light on subject matter, insipid even, but that’s one the great things about it. I caught myself singing the chorus all day, so I recorded the Despicable Me Soundtrack. A veritable ear worm.