Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Best Part of Waking Up

The best part of waking up . . . Can you finish this song? Of course you can. It’s the classic morning jingle for the Folgers coffee commercial.
Since it began, great musicians such as Johnny Cash, Rascal Flatts and many others have recorded versions of the song. After celebrating 25 years, the famous morning brew launched a contest in which people across America could submit their own rendition of the original 1984 song. The grand prize? $10,000. So given the number of musical talents and coffee lovers who have roamed the Gordon campus over the years, it was just a matter of time before one of our own would come up with an original jingle.
Enter Gordon alumna and Gloucester resident Courtney Reid ’96, who is now a semifinalist in the contest. As a student at Gordon, Reid studied art and performed on campus as a singer for a Gordon band, Scarlet Haven. Today she is a singer and guitar player in the band Maeve—a collaboration of three women artists, Reid, Rachel Taylor and Rollyn Zoubek.
Watch her video entry on the Folgers contest webpage and vote for her. (You can vote every day until April 25.)

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