August 24, 2018 · 4:00 am
No explanation necessary. Easiest blog to “write” ever.
My theme song: I Will Survive
Because of everything I’ve endured through my 58 years, this Gloria Gaynor classic could have been written for me. Plus, it’s an 80’s hit, a time when I was in my prime. Hee hee.
I can remember driving around at night with my friends ( remember when that was a thing? Gas cost, like $0.65 cents a gallon and we could actually DRIVE around and not worry about wasting money!) and blasting the radio so we could commit all the songs we loved to memory. I WILL SURVIVE was a major hit in 1978, the year I graduated from High school and started College. It was the year I moved out of my parents home forever, asserted my total independence from them, and started supporting myself financially. It was the year of big hair, platform shoes, the first minting of the Susan B. Anthony coin release, and the release of GREASE, the really last great movie musical – in my opinion.
Happy Days and Charlies Angels ruled the tv watching universe, and the first test tube baby was born in England.
Jimmy Carter was our President, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and Elizabeth Windsor sat on the throne in England. She still does!
1978 was a really good year for me. And, apparently, the world.
Let’s see what the other authors in this hop have the song that sums them up. MFRWauthorWeek34
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December 18, 2017 · 9:52 am
I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t listen to music when I write or make a playlist for my books because I have distraction syndrome. Now before you all start running and Googling that, it’s not a real thing. It’s just what happens to me when I hear music. I stop what I’m doing and get totally into the beat, the lyrics, and I channel my inner rock diva and forget what I’m supposed to be concentrating on. I don’t listen to the radio when I drive anymore because that Carpool Karaoke thing? Yeah. It’s a real thing. James Cordon can do it because he’s not really driving, he’s being hauled by a starter car. If I drive and carpool karaoke myself into a stupor, hands waving, eyes closed in music ecstasy, accidents will abound, fenders will bend, and dashboards will be destroyed.
But… ( you knew that was coming, didn’t you!!)
The one time of the year I allow my self to be distracted is at Christmas. I love me a holiday song be it an old standard, a Holy Christmas carol or a modern pop favorite. I’ve weeded my top songs for Holiday listening down to five and thought I’d share them with you today.
In no particular order, here they are: (click on the titles to view and hear them)
The Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby
Have a Cool Yule – Bette Midler
All I want for Christmas — Mariah Carey
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
O Come, Emmanuel – Pentatonix
So….listen and relax this holiday season. Music soothes the soul, warms the heart, and can inspire us all with its beauty and truth. Take a little time for yourself to unwind, kick back, and….listen.
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