Thursday, February 15, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Lawyers, Guns and Money

My muse for today's battle came from Stephen's battle in January.  Warning:  Don't blast this song at work, there is an S word in the lyrics.

The song comes from the late Warren Zevon. Best known for writing the song "Werewolves of London."

If I went with "the stripper" I would probably need "Lawyers, Guns and Money."

The song don't vote for this one..

Contestant One: Hank Williams Jr

I might as well go with an outlaw.

Contestant Two: The Wallflowers

The rules are pretty simple vote for Hank or the Wallflowers in the comment and I will tally up the winner in a week or so.

Thanks for visiting! Please vote!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Valentine Edition

Monday is here! Valentine's Day is coming up.

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I'm participating in this week's Monday's Music Moves Me blog hop. You can get details here.

Are you ready? Are you in the mood? I'll try to make my picks with something for everybody.

Let me start with Frank Sinatra..."My Funny Valentine"

David Bowie singing "Valentine's Day"...

Paul McCartney "My Valentine"...

To those who aren't a fan of Valentine's Day, well "Love Stinks"

Thank you J. Geils Band for providing the last song. Well I hope you have a great Monday and a wonderful Valentine's Day. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

R.I.P John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow has passed away at the age of 70. The former rancher, internet activist and lyricist died in his sleep today. He is probably best known for his lyrics he wrote for Grateful Dead songs.

Perhaps it is best to start with "The Music Never Stopped"..

He was famous for his writing with Bob Weir but he wrote with other members of the band. Like this beautiful song he created the lyrics for keyboardist Brent Mydland "I Will Take You Home"

Here is "Throwing Stones"

"Black Throated Wind"

His songs will live on, the battle for the internet will continue but John Perry Barlow will be missed by his family and fans.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Farewell Ikea Founder

Picture from Wikipedia

Ingvar Kamprad passed away on the 27th of this month. You may not recognize his name but you may recognize the business he founded; Ikea. The 91 year old Swedish business icon was one of the richest people living in Europe. The store he created is well known for its furniture. However, the store does sell some Swedish treats my favorite!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Birthday Episode

It's time for Monday's Music Moves Me..

Today's Spotlight Dancer for Monday's Music Moves Me  is Catch my Words/J. Lansky! CONGRATS!  She has asked if we could all say Happy Birthday to her little girl Erica who is turning 25 yrs. old & her theme is presenting songs about birthdays or pertaining to kids growing up & being young & beautiful!

As Casey Kasem would state our first long distance dedication, is the classic hit from those four lads from England with "Birthday"

Now for something more contemporary from Katy Perry "Birthday"

My finally is from The Innocence Mission "Happy Birthday, Beautiful"

Thanks for visiting! I will be back soon with another Monday's Music Moves Me post but feel free to visit anytime as you never know what you might find.

R.I.P Warren Miller

When I think of ski films the first name that comes to my mind is Warren Miller. His film caught the beauty of the location, the ruggedness of the terrain and the final productions were master pieces. He was a pioneer in the extreme, adventure sport entertainment industry.

"Don't take life too seriously, because you can't come out of it alive" was a quote from Warren Miller who passed away at the age of 93 last week.

Below are some goofiest moments from his films..

The trailer for his 1985 film "Steep and Deep"..

My favorite quote from him was "If you don't do it this year, you will be one year older when you do."

The film world lost a legend but his legacy lives on through his films.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Seal wins!

Starting the year of Battle of the Bands off right with a song from the Sam Cooke songbook. My battle featured the legendary Otis Redding against the talented Seal.

Seal took a commanding lead and never looked back. The results were 4 to 2 for Seal. The winner of course is celebrated on my blog! Sit back, turn your speakers on,  push play and enjoy.


"Love's Devine"

                                                 "Kiss From A Rose"

I hope you enjoyed! Come back for my next Battle on the 15th of next month.