June 18

#MondayMorningMusic – Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash

Mornin’, all. Still mostly stickin’ to myself for a while longer, but poppin’ my head in right quick to share a #MondayMorningMusic.

This week is The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” Love this song. πŸ™‚

I think I’m gonna put it on and dance, dance, dance!

Happy Monday, y’all! xo

May 21

#MondayMorningMusic – Stand By Me by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir

So, the Royal Wedding is over, and what a beautiful wedding, it was! I loved watching the arrivals (which I didn’t start watching until about an hour in at 5:30am, my time – I dvr’d it, so watched what I missed later) and the beautifully-dressed attendees. I especially loved Sarah Ferguson’s dress, and I was honestly surprised at her daughters’ subdued choices in both dress and hats, given their attire at Prince William’s & Kate’s wedding.

The other major standout for me was Meghan’s mom, Doria, who certainly must have been overwhelmed by it all, but who never let it show. I can only wish for that amount of poise.

I love a good romance, and Prince Harry & Meghan’s seems to be right up there with the best. That they obviously adore each other is without question. The wedding itself was lovely, with lots of aspects that just *killed* me. Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon (and the faces of some of the royal family), Shaku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old cellist, who was amazing, among them.

But it was the rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” – a long-time favorite of mine to begin with – by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir that brought me to tears.

So, I’m starting off the week with this song, to remind me that love can be found in the most unexpected of places, and that love and celebrating something good is just as important as addressing all the things in this world that need to be better.

Happy Monday, y’all!

May 7

#MondayMorningMusic – Breathless by The Corrs

I love when I stumble across songs I haven’t heard in I don’t know how long, and it evokes… not memories so much as a feeling. I’m feeling completely inadequate, because I have zero idea how to explain that, but I’ll get over it. πŸ™‚

In the meantime, I’m going to revel in “Breathless” by The Corrs and just chill before my workday starts.

I hope everyone’s having a good start to their week! <3

April 16

#MondayMorningMusic – Wild Thing by Tone Loc

Good morning, peeps!

It’s yet another awesome day to start the week – after a week off with no one’s schedule to contend with, my stress level has dropped immensely, my sense of humor has quickly returned, and my creativity is beginning to be at the forefront of my mind instead of stuffed down while I focus on everything else. This is, in a word, amazing! πŸ™‚

So, lots of things on my plate – things I had to put off for the past couple of years due to having zero time to do them.

I stumbled across “Wild Thing” by Tone Loc over the weekend. It’s one of those songs that reminds me of high school. I’m not entirely sure why because it was not in the realm of music I normally listened to, but there’s something catchy about it. I cannot tap my toe whenever I hear it.

And there are worse ways to start off a week besides toe tappin’. πŸ™‚

April 9

#MondayMorningMusic – I’m Free by The Soup Dragons

So, in the world of the unexpected, but neither surprising nor shocking, all things considered, I’m going with “I’m Free” from the Soup Dragons on this fine Monday morning.

It’s amazing the gifts that raise themselves out of the ashes from other people’s scorched earth policies.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, my ass. The wind can blow that shit right back from whence it came.

So, let’s dance, people! It’s celebration time! <3

April 2

#MondayMorningMusic – The Spanish Inquisition by Mel Brooks & Co

Mel Brooks & Anne Bancroft / Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Good morning. πŸ™‚

After an incredibly busy weekend that found my birthday smack dab between Good Friday and Easter, I spent Saturday with a friend, going to see Ready Player One (which was awesome!), a late lunch at Tijuana Flats (I went off my normal, low carb way of eating for the weekend) and some writing time (during which I did exactly zero writing). Today, I stuffed myself silly, hung out with my family (including my nieces and nephews, who I absolutely adore, and who all gave me homemade artwork for my birthday!)

I spent the rest of Sunday taking care of some personal business and chilling out. Including watching History of the World Part I, one of my favorite movies ever. I love Mel Brooks, and I love that HotW Pt 1, is so quotable!

There’s also a fabulous song & dance number during The Spanish Inquisition, that is hilarious. So, enjoy your Monday and this little ditty…

March 26

#MondayMorningMusic – History Repeating by Shirley Bassey

I have eclectic taste in music, to be sure – and I’m glad for my love of music being all over the map.

I may or may not have mentioned this before, but one of my favorite jobs ever was working for a music importer. I adored most of the people I worked with – they also had an amazing knowledge, each with their own specialty –Β  and I had access to music that ran the gamut from big band to pop vocals to doo wop to electronic to death metal and everything in between.

At any rate, I seem to recall the first time I heard this song was when it ran on an old Jaguar commercial. I was so enthralled with the singer’s voice, I just had to find out who it was.

It didn’t take long… πŸ™‚

So, enjoy a bit of “History Repeating” by Shirley Bassey on this fine Monday morning.

March 12

#MondayMorningMusic – Burning Inside by Ministry

By Selbymay (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
I’ve only seen Ministry twice in my life – once at the former West Palm Beach Auditorium (aka the leaky teepee – now known as the West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center, owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses), where Al Jourgensen (I encourage you to click on his name, pop on over to Wikipedia, and check out the info that’s there – super interesting) tweaked the lyrics to “Stigmata” and sang something about choking a chicken (I know I wasn’t the only person to hear this as I asked the person I was at the show with – we had a good laugh about it) and at the 1992 Lollapalooza.

I drove down south (I think it was in Miami – it was so long ago, and I can’t remember) with friends and met up with other friends, back when all we ever seemed to do was go to shows. By the time Ministry ended their set (I do believe they were the last to go on) I could barely move. I’d spent all day out in the hot Florida sun, packed in various seas of people, dancing, and having a grand old time. It was dark by the time we left. One of those all-day affairs. Snapple was in then, and I sucked down as many of those as I could. I’m honestly surprised I didn’t end up with heatstroke or a sunburn (I’m about a pale as can be) – or broke from buying all the Snapple! πŸ™‚

Anyway, in the spirit of the good, old days – of friends who used to be the end all to be all, and who you lost touch with years ago, I give you Ministry’s “So What”.

It seems apropos, all things considered.

Happy Monday!

March 5

#MondayMorningMusic – Edelweiss from The Sound of Music

Mornin’. This week’s choice for #MondayMorningMusic might seem like an odd choice, but I loved seeing Christopher Plummer interviewed on the red carpet last night – he’s such a class act! – and The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies (my second favorite musical after The King and I), so here we are…

Happy Monday, y’all! πŸ™‚