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Hot Fun In The Summertime | Music Monday

27 Jun

It’s official – summer is here! I’m going back for this one – I remember listening to this all the time as a kid. And I always LOVED all the soulful voices with their unique characters. The easy breezy intro, gorgeous harmonies, and soulful shout outs all make Hot Fun in the Summertime a perfect mood booster tune!

My personal favorite line:

Boop-Boop-Ba-Boop-Boop when I want to….

What’s yours?

Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone Lyrics

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Lovely Day | Music Monday

20 Jun

This song makes me smile. Every time. Period. Enjoy this 1977 classic from Bill Withers – Lovely Day.

Then one look at you, and the world’s alright with me.

Just one look at you, and I know it’s gonna be

A lovely day.

Lovely Day by Bill Withers

Wishing you a Lovely Day!

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Too Darn Hot With Ella Fitzgerald | Music Monday

13 Jun

I have a confession. I’ve always wanted to sing with a big band. I’m no Ella [gross understatement], but how fun would that be? Strutting around in a fancy dress, dancing with a kick ass horn section, and singing with wild abandon.

“I’d like to coo with my baby tonight…”

“It’s tooooooooo, da-aaaaaaaarn, ho-ttttttttt”

Enjoy this tune – it ALWAYS makes me happy!

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Happy 18th Birthday Michael | Music Monday

6 Jun

Where were you in 1993? Well, I became a mother on June 6th, so today is Michael’s 18th birthday! It was a beautiful day – and everyone was in town because I was scheduled to be induced on June 7th. The contractions started, and being me, I ran several errands, returned a borrowed vacuum cleaner, returned my graded papers to Cal Poly, and scrubbed the baseboards. My dad got to my house early afternoon, and Pat (Michael’s dad), dad and I hung out on the patio. They contemplated ordering a pizza – I passed on that offer. Finally, the time came to go to the hospital, and it was just like that episode in “I Love Lucy” where Ethel, Fred, and Ricky ran around like crazy people and nearly forgot Lucy. After a somewhat eventful labor and delivery, Michael was born at 11:33 pm.

Michael and I share a love for music, so it only seems fitting to do a musical flash back to 1993.

We had this very sweet song from Janet Jackson. Her album was SUPER HOT in 1993.

The Bodyguard was huge and topped the charts most of the year.

Eric Clapton’s classic MTV Unplugged came out. This was the beginning of the Unplugged era – and we were all blown away by the acoustic versions of the old classics (Layla).

Finally, the Number 1 song on June 6, 1993 was “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by UB40.

So fitting for your welcome to the world! Happy Birthday Michael – I love you!

Buena Vista Social Club: Chan Chan | Music Monday

30 May

What can I say? I want to dance in Havana! Enjoy this beautiful, meditative piece from the Buena Vista Social Club as you ease into this Music Monday. And yes, this is just my pace for an exercise warm up 😀


Do you have favorite tunes that take you away?

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