Sunday, August 19, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Freebie Monday Songs

It's been nearly a month since I did a Monday's Music Moves Me post. I misplaced my dancing shoes and I think I can come up with something. After all it is a freebie week so I can pick my own theme.

I'm going to pick Monday Songs and let's go!

I hope today isn't just another "Manic Monday"....

The Bangles starting us off.  But maybe it will be a "Blue Monday" as suggested by New Order...

The Mamas and Papas "Monday, Monday" well yes it is..

Jimmy Buffett has some Monday plans with "Come Monday"..

The Carpenters singing about "Rainy Days and Mondays"...

Sometimes those are one in the same. T-Bone Walker sang "Just Call it Stormy Monday"

Well stay dry, keep your Monday under control and no matter what color your Monday is remember it is better with music. Please check out the rest of the 4m blogs here.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

R.I.P Aretha Franklin

"Hey nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember the Queen of Soul"  

Walter Becker /Donald Fagen

I open my blog with words from an old song the reference the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. If you haven't heard the news she passed away today. Back in May I featured her in my Battle of the Bands with her cover of "The Thrill is Gone." Maybe it was disrespectful to have her face off with B.B. King on that number. 

I enjoy both versions. Franklin's voice certainly puts a different spin on the song.  Today I celebrate the music of the Queen. I will give her quite a bit of "Respect."

Here she is feeling like a "Natural Woman"

Can you feel the "Spirit in the Dark"

Here is a hit from my teen years...

So many songs, so many collaborations, and such a legacy. May she rest in peace.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Summertime Blues Part 2

The layout on this battle of the bands is going to be pretty basic. I am doing this post on my phone so I appologize if I have more typos than normal. Besides the thunderstorms knocking the wi fi out on my laptop, I have also managed to crack the screen. Talk about the Summertime Blues. Anyway I am sticking with the same song as last time since the results ended in a tie. Maybe we will have a winner this time but that is up to your votes in the comments.

Opponent One: Alan Jackson

Opponent Two: Brian Setzer

I think these two are about as far from Blue Cheer or The Who that I could get. Let me know what version you like in the comments and I will have the results later this month.

Battle of the Bands Results:All tied up!

The votes came in three for Blue Cheer and three for The Who. No winners, no loser just a tie. School starts and the dog days of summer are in mid stride. Talk about a case of the summer time blues. Nothing left to do but celebrate both.

                                          Blue Cheer with "Peace of Mind"

                                                  The Who with "Baba O'Riley"


Find out who will win my next Battle. Will it be a shut out, a close battle or a tie? My next Battle will be August 15, 2018.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Summertime Blues

It is August already! Summer is almost over. School starts in a couple of weeks.  Summer is being shrunk! I did a few cool things but not everything I wanted to this Summer.  Now of course where I am summer will last through October and be back in April. But right now I guess I have the "Summertime Blues."

The Original by Eddie Cochrane..

Contestant One: Blue Cheer

Contestant Two: The Who

Please vote in the comments! Blue Cheer or The Who? Let me know who wins with your vote. I will count up the votes and post about the winner sometime before the next battle on the 15th!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Can you see the music?

Today's topic on Monday's Music Moves Me is two songs with sign language and two without.

First song Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" one of my favorites by the band...

The song..

Queen's "We will rock you" in ASL..

The song..

A bonus track but fitting...

Eric Clapton with a song called "Sign Language" penned by Bob Dylan
Hope you enjoyed! Music is an art and it can be enjoyed beyond the ears.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Battle of the Bands Results: Martin Sexton is your Ice Cream Man

Martin Sexton ran away with my Battle of the Bands battle winning 6 to 1. The more interesting question was the Battle of your favorite ice cream. The answers were very unique and made me hungry.

                                         Martin Sexton is "Bound for Glory" after winning my Battle.

                                               "In the Journey"


August is just around the corner and I am sure I will have a new battle. What song will it be? I don't know.