Monday, December 1, 2008

MM - Angel of the Morning by the Pretenders *

Initially, I had a whole different song planned for this week's Music Monday. Right after I posted B's choice last Music Monday, I started thinking of my pick for this week. I was set on a particular song and even had the post all thought up in my head...and then I started having a FRIENDS marathon over the weekend! So while watching Season 2 of my favourite sitcom, I came across an episode, which featured Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, singing one of my sad love songs! So naturally fickle Mariuca changed her mind and decided on this song that you see here instead LOL!

Angel of the Morning has been recorded by several artistes but the one that I'm familiar with is Juice Newton' version. Painfully sad, this song is the one I used to turn to when drowned in emotional heartbreak. I love Juice Newton's take on this song but when I first heard Chrissie singing it on FRIENDS many years ago, I couldn't stop listening to her version. Her sincerely heart-wrenching performance of this song accompanied by her laidback guitar-strumming, makes it all the more melancholic in a strange sweet way, which simply reaffirms my devotion for this number. The song starts at 1.40 so maybe you can fast forward the video. And for FRIENDS lovers like me, do you guys remember this particular episode? Happy listening! :)

Angel Of The Morning Lyrics

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Anonymous,  December 1, 2008 at 7:06 AM

I have heard several versions of Angel of the Morning, but never by the Pretenders. I'll check it out now.


Anonymous,  December 1, 2008 at 7:07 AM

Believe it or not, I have never watched a single episode of Friends or Seinfeld.


Anonymous,  December 1, 2008 at 7:13 AM

Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton, and Dusty Springfield are the versions I knew, but Chrissie Hynde is one of my faves...thanks for sharing this one. Maybe I'll find a different Pretenders song for my Music Monday Trifecta.


Elara December 1, 2008 at 7:22 AM

Marzie! I don't remember watching this epi, but poor thing la Phoebe! She's my fave in Friends! You should watch Lisa Kudrow in her movies, I bet you'll miss Friends even more!

I've heard The Carpenters' version of this song. Love it! :) Thanks for sharing, Marzie. :) Happy Monday!

Pok Dell December 1, 2008 at 9:02 AM

You can give me any song with an acoustic guitar and I just simply love it.

Rozella December 1, 2008 at 9:12 AM

I love Friends! and this song rocks too! Awesome choice Marzie! :)

Hope you're having a great Monday!

Anonymous,  December 1, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Wakey, wakey, Genie Princess...EntreCard is back up and running and you have less than 2 hours to complete your rounds!


Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious December 1, 2008 at 1:20 PM

hello marzie!! i love FRIENDS!!! and i definitely remember this episode. Pheebs is so funny!! :) i enjoyed watching to this clip again. :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious December 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM

and great song, woman! love it too!! :)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Ha ha ha you did it Roxy!! And u were so speedy too, eight minutes after I published this one YAY! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Roxy me too, but my fave one other than this Pretenders' version is by Juice Newton. Thanks for checking out this version now. :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

OMG Roxy! I can't believe you've not watched a single episode of FRIENDS or Seinfeld, 2 of my fave sitcoms! Hey u should give FRIENDS a shot, I think ul like it. I have the whole 10 seasons in DVD yeeha!! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:10 PM

Roxy! I love the Pretenders too, looking forward to ur third MM post for this week then yay! :)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Debbs, u don't remember this ep ye? This one is from Season 2, and yeah kesian Pheebs here kan? He he! I've watched some of Lisa's movies, pretty good! And my fave friend is Chandler he he, but I oso love Joey, Monica and Ross, susah la to just pick one fave friend.

Happy u enjoyed this song, happy MM to you sweetie. :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Yahoo! Bintang, I pun suka lagu-lagu acoustic guitar ni, best gila kan? :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:15 PM

YAY, another FRIENDS' fan! I love this sitcom Rozie, and I never tire of watching the eps over and over again. Good thing I have the whole collection, can have a marathon anytime yeeha!

Oh yay, thanks for listening to my pick, I do love this song! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:16 PM

YAY! Jean loves FRIENDS too, best kan? Ha ha ha, and good to hear u remember this episode. All the episodes are funny yeah? Pheebs is kelakar gila-gila he he he! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM

YAY! Thanks Jean, this is another of my fave sad love song boo hoo hoo! So sad yet so beautiful, love it! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Roxy! Thanks for the wake up call sweetie, but I got up at 3pm he I didn't manage to complete my Mariuca round. Hope there will be no outage today, see ya later! :)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:30 PM

GP! I'm here.. A's busy today so I get to use his PC.. yeay!!

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:32 PM

I love FRIENDS! and I've watched all their episodes.. including this one!

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Phoebe so cute kan this epi...hehhe..

Eh..i so sad lah today.. I really hope A can salvage my data otherwise.. I die lah.. aiyohh.. stress!!!

Lucky got MM!

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:39 PM

I love this song too..hehe

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 6:49 PM

LJ, you're here woman! How is Miss Fly? Dah okay ke? I reckon not since u're using A's PC! What happened? :)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 6:50 PM

LJ, you and me same, suka FRIENDS and habis watch all eps oredi YAY! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Phoebe pitiful in this epi he he, but all turned out okay so YAY!

Wah sounds serious la Miss Fly, kena surgery gitu! I hope u can salvage ur data too, I hope u ada backup! Must backup my data soon la like dis! ;)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM

Thanks for listening LJ, me laik this song the very he he! :):):)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Yeay for Phoebe..hehe..

Miss Fly is still in ICU lah.. no activity langsung.. now my only worry is my data.. I can send Miss Fly for repair since it's definitely hardware and since under warranty.. i'm covered.. but my data is not!! aiyoo want to cry !!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 6:57 PM

He he yay for Phoebe the cat oso LOL! ;)

Wah....major probs tu LJ, u mean there's nothing on the screen is it?? Warranty tu satu hal la, but being without lappy tu yg heartpain kan? Some more all ur data inside astaga! Pictures oso kan? HUGSY for LJ! :)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 6:58 PM

GP! I got no recent back up!! OMG you know the company accounts in there as well.. aiyoh!!! want to cry lah like this.. I should never have put off the back up the first time I saw that screen.. now I regret like shit you know.. uwah!!!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 7:01 PM

LJ, kalau I dah lama dah nangis!!!! The other day, I lost a couple of pics, tu pun dah heartpain, imagine all ur data and company stuff oso! No point in regretting oso, now u just have to focus on restoring Miss Fly and get it up and running again. Wonder what happened eh? More hugsy for LJ! :):):)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 7:08 PM

dah nak nangis ni.. coz just now we went to Low Yatt to get the cable for the data transfer and the stupid thing wont fit! so tomorrow must go again and get another one..

The pc wont load at all GP.. so definitely cannot do system restore.. definitely hardware.. suspect motherboard kot!!

heartpain to the max.. my pictures, my graphics.. my songs.. my videos.. my office stuff.. aiyoo... i'm crying already now.. thanks for the hugs dearie :).. really need it!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Oh no! Motherboard means gone case kan LJ? Alamak, konpirm lose data ni!! Oh this is the worst thing that can happen to anybody kan, blogging and PC wise that is.

You are gonna have a hard time retrieving everything nanti kan, but hopefully there's still hope, so don give up just yet sweetie! Oh for sure I'll backup my files tonight now!! Worried jugak ni, I dah lama tak backup my work files, kalau hilang merana sakan! :(:(:(

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 7:18 PM

As long as it's not my hard disk still got hope.. now only need to find the right cable so A can transfer the data.. then only we sent Miss Fly to the service ctr.. aiyohh.. don't know how long I will be without PC.. worse am going back to SG on 9th to bring mommy to eye clinic for checkup..aiyah.. got Mr Nice Guy also no use if got no lappy... uwah!!!

You better back up I tell you.. this is the worse for anyone using PC!!!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 7:21 PM

Okies LJ, so still got some hope, better than nothing. But yeah la...dah la going to Singapore soon, then cannot bring Miss Fly ish ish...sorry this had to happen to u woman. And yup, def I'm gonna backup my files tonight, scared mah!! ;)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 7:25 PM

I think got strong chance can still retrieve data if we find the right cable..the problem is finding the right cable..and for as long as the data is not recovered.. i takut nak send to service ctr for fear the wipe off the whole harddisk.. then I really die!!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 7:28 PM

LJ, why not bring Miss Fly terus to LY and find the right cable? And u should def keep Miss Fly with u until mmg confirmed takde harapan to retrieve data, good luck, lots of luck! Really hope Miss Fly will be okay soon, tak best la LJ takde lappy! :(

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 7:33 PM

yeah.. bringing miss fly tomorrow.. A thought it's just the standard SATA hdd but tak muat pulak with the standard one.. so must find the abnormal one like the!!

Mmg tak best >(

Thanks dearie.. here's hoping!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 7:35 PM

Tak best gila LJ quiet as a mouse without Miss Fly! For that, when she comes home from the hospital, better get her a welcome home pressie like a new case or something he he!

Eh noticed my neo dah gone dah? ;)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 7:57 PM

hehe.. one thing about it good sakit while dalam waranty is she gets something new in her 2nd!!

yelah I noticed.. wah sedih!!

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Of coz LJ, dat way she won feel the pain so much, must ambik her hati oso so she won act up again he he!

Bye bye for good NEO but i don mind the counter so much, cuma map tu je mcm heartpain in BW he he he!! ;)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM

hehe.. takper lah.. retro!!

yelah.. perhaps a new lappy bag is in you know me and bags.. any excuse also can...;)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Eh, you know that my Pinky got no case? Ha ha ha...yeah la cause I don't actually carry it around with me, so it's either inside my opis or in the living room. But I am gonna get a case for her soon of coz, how can Pinky takde case right? ;)

LadyJava December 1, 2008 at 8:19 PM

heh.. oh you named her Pinky? So cute..hehe..

Yelah how come got no case.. didn't you get one when you bought her??

bluecrystaldude December 1, 2008 at 9:25 PM

Wow.. I am not sure I have listen to the song. I am buffering the video right now

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 9:28 PM

LJ, panggil Pinky je senang! Yeah la, no case that time, baru je habis the case promosi, but it's okay. I can get one for her later, nak find the right one je, a nice pretty one of coz! :)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Buffer jgn tak buffer HaaziQ, and can fast forward the video to the song yeah, enjoy! :)

bluecrystaldude December 1, 2008 at 10:02 PM

LOL. I remember this song. Nice song. It sure makes my heart wrenching a little bit :P


bluecrystaldude December 1, 2008 at 10:17 PM

hey just noticed you win for the first time ever FC! congrats! Hehe.. Do you want me to link MPG or Mariuca?

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 10:21 PM

YAY! I had a feeling u like FRIENDS too HaaziQ, cause we laik sitcoms kan? And thanks for listening to my pick this week, best la lagu ni! :):):)

Mariuca December 1, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Dats why la HaaziQ!!! First time FC at ur place and I've been trying like forever so of coz happy gila ha ha!! Can pls feature Mariuca first and IF I get lucky again, can feature MPG pulak, take turns gitu he he! :):):)

bluecrystaldude December 1, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Okay, I will link it to Mariuca :)

LifeRamblings December 2, 2008 at 12:09 AM

nice selection of song this week.

A December 2, 2008 at 1:45 AM

very nice! i love this version of this song... :D

Mizé December 2, 2008 at 2:36 AM

Beautiful music you choose, although sad, it´s a classic already.
I didn´t know this version too.
Friends used to pass in Portuguese TV but very late. At that time I was working and had to get up early so, I think I only saw one or two episodes but liked it a lot.
A good Monday xxx

Monica December 2, 2008 at 4:41 AM

yes, I remember this episode! I love Friends! :-D

Kim December 2, 2008 at 5:21 AM

ohhh I love this song Mariuca and Chrissie Hynde singing it ..
hope you enjoyed your friends marathon...don't they look young!!
my kids have Lord of the Rings...the OC and Harry Potter marathons :) eeeek!!
have a great Tuesday :))

Kim December 2, 2008 at 5:23 AM

I see you linky code is not displaying either...

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:22 AM

You are so funny that you think you are fickle for changing your mind at the last minute.

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:23 AM

It's YOUR blog can do whatever you want to do!!

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:23 AM

I have always loved every version of this song.

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:24 AM

It always hit me just so. and I like songs that touch my heart.

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Thank you for the walk down memory lane. :)

Grandy December 2, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Congrats to Roxy for being the first "chopper".

Anonymous,  December 2, 2008 at 10:29 PM

I've never heard this version before. I've grew up with the Olivia Newton John version.

Let me go listen to this one and see how it is :D

Monica December 3, 2008 at 1:56 AM

Hi Mariuca, I see my ad here today! YAY! :-D

Jackie December 3, 2008 at 2:05 AM

Hi Marzie,
Well I finally made it in at least here.

I had to reconfigure my PC again this morning.

I think someone has put a curse on me and my PC.

I couldn't even post on my own site this morning.

Okay I have to dash. I am always either working on my PC or dashing from site to site as fast I can these days.

Oh thank you for being my top commenter. At least my last report from Ana said you were.

I can't see the list myself and can't figure out that problem.

So please let me know if you still are!!


Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:46 AM

Thanks for the linky love HaaziQ, will try to be FC again lol! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:47 AM

Thank you Life Ramblings and have a good vacation! :)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:47 AM

YAY! Thanks Ane and happy listening. :)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:49 AM

Hi Mize, I'm happy to introduce you to this version, glad u liked it!

And u should try to catch more eps of Friends, it gets funnier by the season he he! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:50 AM

Hey Mon! YAY another FRIENDS lover is in da house! :)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:52 AM

Hola Kim! Good to know u enjoyed this week's pick from me, thanks for sharing. The kids in FRIENDS look really young, much like me when I first started watching them lol!

Yeah, I couldn't view some of the links earlier, but they're fine now. Happy Wed! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:54 AM

LOL Grandy! I am so very fickle so I'm scolding myself here he he! Can never make up my mind and just stick to it.

You love this song too? YAY!! Am listening to it right now while talking to you. :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:54 AM

Grandy, our darling Roxy has been FC here several times already, go Roxy go! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:56 AM

Hi Spiffy, I must check out this Olivia version seeing that several people mentioned it oredi. But I think I'd love all the diff versions cause the song itself is great! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:57 AM

Hey Mon, thanks for advertising at MPG, you rock! :):):)

Mariuca December 3, 2008 at 6:59 AM

Hi Jackie! YAY, so nice to see u here today!

Still with ur PC problems eh? Maybe you should get a whole new PC he he, but seriously, I understand the frustration of PC probs very well. So I really hope u can get it fixed soon, good luck sweetie and thanks for dropping by today. Hugsy! :):):)

PS. I've not been able to view ur TC widget for quite some time too! :(

Nessa December 3, 2008 at 10:13 AM

I like this song... but the song is kinda sad oso ya.

Mariuca December 6, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Hi Nessa, the sadness la yg make the song oh so becoming yay! :):):)

Anonymous,  December 7, 2008 at 9:06 AM

I remember this episode! :)

This is when Phoebe got fired because Terry (Central Perk's owner and this episode is the only one where he was seen) thought she couldn't sing.

I really felt for Phoebe because even though she's not that great a musician, she just kept going, even playing in front of the coffee shop for some change.

This is also the episode where Giovani Ribisi was first seen after he accidentally dropped a condom in Phoebe's guitar case. Of course he would later play Phoebe's brother, Frank Jr.

You could tell I'm a Friends addict. LOL! :)

Mariuca December 8, 2008 at 6:25 AM

Hi PinoyCopywriter! YAY it's nice to meet another copywriter who's also a FRIENDS addict he he!!

Welcome to MPG and yup, I remember this episode very well too. Funny how Giovani ended up being Phoebe's brother later on in the show eh? My hubby and I love this show and we never get tired of watching it over and over again! :):):)

Grandy December 14, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I know Roxy's been first commenter here...but how do you know which of her pics to put up?

Grandy December 14, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Do you ever use the other pic?

Mariuca December 15, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Hi Grandy, long time no see! HUGS! :)

Oh that's easy Grandy, I just check her id in my comment box here, if it's RDH, then I'll link it back to Roxiticus Desperate Housewives and if it's RBO, I'll link it back to Roxy's Best Of! :):):)

Love n Hugs from Genie Princess!

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