The first thing I do when I get out of bed each morning is turn on the radio — to CHOM-FM, a rock music station.

This morning, the song Runnin’ Down a Dream by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was playing, and I stood there and played air guitar until it was over.

Good morning, world! I am fully awake now and ready to go!

Only then did I go to the kitchen and put on some coffee, before proceeding to the washroom . . .

Got me to thinking how important, in a nourishment sense, rock music is — and has been — to my life.

Long live rock ‘n’ roll!

How about you? What is your fave wakeup song?

— Jillian