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Don't worry, be happy (by whatever means!)

There are many paths to happiness. Spirituality, relationships, community, a warm puppy. Writing a hit song also helps, if you believe that happiness can be bought.

We think Bobby Mcferrin was already pretty happy when he came up with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

Some believe that happiness comes through communication, like in this scene from South Pacific:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMORAZCog5A

Still others believe that happiness is carried around by bluebirds. Don’t take our word for it, here’s Jimmy Roberts with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCJOxVQ3LZo&feature=related

Luckily we can offer this practical advice from magicians Penn & Teller about the Secret to Happiness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4p1AzV-hRc

 

John has worked as a professional bassist for 20 years, including a 15 year stint as Musical Director of the Mountain Stage radio program. John has been at KNKX since 1999 where he hosts “All Blues”, is producer of the BirdNote radio program, and co-hosts “Record Bin Roulette”. John is also the recording engineer for KNKX “In-Studio Performances”. Not surprisingly, John's main musical interests are jazz and blues, and he is still performing around Seattle.
John Maynard started working in radio in the seventies as a DJ at Seattle’s KJR AM which at the time was the dominant AM station in the Seattle market. After a brief stint as a restaurateur and night club owner, Maynard returned to radio with Robin Erickson, creating the hugely popular “Robin and Maynard Show.” In the more than 20 years under that marquee, Maynard flew with the Blue Angels, piloted the Goodyear Blimp, sang with Donny Osmond and hung out in a Universal Studios bar with Kojak (Telly Savalas).