Here is my elaborate system of alarms to wake myself up in the morning.
I started sleeping through songs such as Bowie's "The Stars Are Out Tonight," so now I have songs alternating on different days. The 5:15 alarm is just to cut through heavy sleep, and make sure I actually hear the 5:30 alarm enough to get up. The 5:45 alarm is in case I sleep through the 5:30 alarm. The later ones are to keep me from forgetting that I have to walk out the door at 6:30, dressed and packed or not.
Here's the playlist of tunes:
Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
Mozart's Concerto for Piano & Orchestra #23
When The Saints Go Marching In
Mr. Sandman (lyrically counterintuitive, but peppy)
Say It Again
Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying
Needle In A Haystack
You're No Good
Come And Get Your Love
Zig Zag Wanderer
A song that I have promised never to use as my alarm ever again is the Postmodern Jukebox bluegrass version of Blurred Lines. It opens with a shout of, "EVERYBODY GET UP!"
Which sends both Vince and me through the roof. Not in a good way.
We'll see how this works out.
Added, only for Friday at 5:30: Peg, by Steely Dan.