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How # Watershed Wednesday Became a Thing - by Nick Jezierny

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook (not to be confused with Love/Hate the band).  I enjoy seeing what friends are doing and eating, plus I find out about some things happening around town.  That’s the love part.

The hate part is the shared political posts, fake news, and extreme right & left pages that I’m asked to like.

So during the election season last year, I decided that I was going to post a “Song Lyric of the Day” for the month of November.  I ride my bike 8 miles (each way) to work and listen to the 200-plus songs I’ve loaded onto my iPod Shuffle.  That first day, Black N Blue’s “Miss Mystery” came on and “I’m tied to the track, just waiting for the train” became the first lyric I posted.

I continued this each day, writing the lyrics on the white board that is built into my workstation (re: cube) at the office and photographing and posting them.  Typically, it’s a song I heard on my ride in or one over the weekend or one that pops into my head for no good reason.

I haven’t stopped doing this, only missing days when I’m out of the office.  I think the whiteboard is a nice touch, as opposed to just typing the lyrics. 

At some point, I picked a Watershed lyric and it was on a Wednesday.  That’s when I used #WatershedWednesday and started tagging Colin & Joe, who are Facebook friends.  It’s cool to get comments from them, such as the time Joe wondered how I even knew the song “One-Word Title.”  I enjoy comments from  people I don’t know.  I even appreciate learning the correct lyrics — I’ve guessed wrong a few times or relied on speculative Internet sites to get the words.

But my favorite part about #WatershedWednesday is I take my classic iPod and select Music < Artists < Watershed < Play All.  I’ve got 98 songs loaded on there — Twister, Star Vehicle, The More It Hurts, The More It Works, Fifth of July, Brick and Mortar, Three Chords and Three Chords II, a few of the Singles Series, the Obvious EP and the cover of “Paint the Town Red”  I listen to those songs every Wednesday, and I swear it makes it my favorite day of the workweek.

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