Author Archives: Cathy Kennedy

About Cathy Kennedy

I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

AGT Unknown Talents

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Do you like reality TV?  I do, especially those showing unknown talent like America’s Got Talent (AGT).  Today I’m hitting the dance floor with this week’s “Freebie” picks with these incredibly talented few unknowns.

Season 12 kicked off a few weeks ago and already there’s been some wonderful talent to walk across the stage but this 16-year old guy really surprised me. He has  a real soulfulness in his vocals that’s gonna thrill you to hear. Give it up for Christian Guardino covering the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You”.

 

Next up, This little darling is not only a cutie pie but a talented angel. She’s really going to be something when she grows up if she keeps it up. Here’s 9-year old Celine Tam performing, “My Heart Goes On”!

 

All I can say is for my next artist pick, be prepared to be blown away;  you’re gonna be swept away by her story and amazed with her ability. I present to you Mandy Harvey performing an original “Try”!

 

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs!  I invite you to hit the dance floor with the M4 (borrowed from John at The Sound of One Hand Typing) gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette , and little ole me! Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor.  The theme is “FREEBIE” week, which is your choice of mewsic.



 

Next week, you’re not gonna wanna miss joining the dance party. XmasDolly and the 4M gals have something special planned. So, be sure to boogie back over! I’m outta here for now. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a tune that’s been stuck my head ever since I heard it on AGT. Enjoy!

 

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

 

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Monkey Town #WW + #BoTB results

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I’m taking things easy this summer. Blogosphere is a bit like a ghost town this time of year and that’s ok. We all need to break away from our normal routine to enjoy life and what better time to do it than summer? Exactly.

DH and I are getting out more but staying relatively closer to home with shorter trips. It doesn’t matter what we do as long as we do it together. We passed through Dayton Tennessee. I noticed a business we passed called Monkey Town Brewing Company.  That seemed like an odd name. DH mentioned the famous trial against a high school teacher for teaching evolution was held in Tennessee and maybe somewhere nearby. I consorted with Google to learn this 1925 case took place in Dayton at the Rhea County Courthouse. July 10th will mark the 92nd anniversary of the landmark Scopes Monkey Trial.

While summer is under way, this Cathy wants to play. Not-so Wordless Wednesdays will be few; meaning limited linking time, so I decided to not add my linky party. I hope you’ll include a link back in comments for me and others to find your photo shares, though. 😉

Now for all you #BoTBers and other mewsic enthusiasts, I’ll share the outcome of my last battle but first let me pass on a little mews bulletin…

Starting next month, some players including myself plan to cut back participation. I decided to step down for the rest of the summer. If you subscribe to my post via email then you won’t miss a thing other wise mark your calendar for my BoTB return on September 15th. 😉

Alrighty, it won’t surprise any of y’all to know who the winner is in my A Father’s Day Tribute Showdown.  I threw three contenders onto center stage to rival for that coveted golden mic award. The battle nearly left one daughter out and the other only gathered a few votes making this an easy steal for…

Final tally: Carnie & Wendy (my pick) 10 votes, Jen 1 vote, and Roseanne 2 votes. Thanks to everyone for playing along!

 

You’re invited to visit Stephen for a complete list of BoTBers to see how their battles went last time. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off this YouTube Wilson (Carnie & Wendy) Phillips (Chynna) playlist .

 

Have a funtastic summer and join me on the dance floor “freebie style” with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

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Girl From Knoxville spending time in My Tennessee Mountain Home

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There won’t be any summer vacations for this Girl From Knoxville but I’m happy spending time in My Tennessee Mountain Home.

 

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! The M4 (borrowed from John at The Sound of One Hand Typing) gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette , and I welcome you to the best dance party in Blogosphere!

This week’s spotlight dancer is my good pal, Mary, Mary quite contraire aka Jingle, Jangle, Jungle and she came up with our  fun theme, “Summer is a time for vacationing, so how about songs that have locations in their titles”. Congrats, my friend! It’s time to hit the dance floor, so grab a partner and have some fun.



 

Although we aren’t taking a formal summer vacation doesn’t mean we won’t be doing anything because there is plenty to do in Tennessee! I’ll leave you my YouTube Tennessee Songs playlist to enjoy.

 

I hope all the dads out there had a grand Father’s Day. You do so much and often get the short end of the straw with the kids. I applaud you!

One more thing, before you shimmy off, I’d like to ask you to vote in my A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB Showdown.That’s it for now, have a summertasticday!

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A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB showdown

Hello Kittens & Dawgs, thank you for joining me for today’s Battle of the Bands showdown. I’m taking a different approach. Instead of two cover songs, I’m using two different song covers by daughters of their famous dads in honor of Father’s Day.

Song folk writer and artist Harry Chapin wrote and recorded, “Cat’s In The Cradle” in 1974 that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart the same year. Now, fast forward 2007, 33 years after Harry penned this song his daughter Jen records her dad’s #1 hit.

Artist #1 Chapin’s daughter

 

 

From the album A SONG FOR MY FATHER, Brian Wilson co-wrote “Warmth of the Sun” and first recorded by the California surfin’ sensation of the band he co-founded, The Beach Boys (I think Love is the lead vocalist) in 1964. Many years Wilson recorded I WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES with this classic song on the album.

Artist #2: Brian Wilson’s daughters

 

Typically I do not offer three songs but I found one worthy if nothing else for the opening tribute to a great country lengend and father of Rosanne Cash.

Artist #3 Johnny’s daughter singing his 1961 #11 peak song Tennessee Flat Top Box.  The YouTube video embedding code is disabled, so I cannot share it on my site.

Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).

Which daughter gets your vote – Chapin, Wilson, or Cash?

 

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with this Father’s Day playlist.

 

What songs come to mind when you think of your dad?

The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players.  I’ll share a quick post next week with the outcome and I hope you’ll check back.  Join me on the dance floor for Monday’s Music Moves Me. Have a bandtastic day!
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Blog Post Repairs Inspired Today’s Mewsic

While the Cathy is away the mice will play? But, how it’s summer what should I expect, right? I’m going a little playing and whole lot of tackling odd jobs.  One thing I’m busy taking care of and am making good progress on is repairing blog posts. You know pesky broken links, missing posts, grammar corrections, rearranging lay out, or whatever catches my eye.

One of the broken links I fixed happened to be a video Katrina and the Waves.  You probably remember this British-American rock band for their 1985 smash hit, Walking on Sunshine.

 

Honestly, I don’t remember any other productions by the group. They won the Eurovision Song Contest with Love Shine a Light in 1997 and this is an introduction to me.

 

 

The Bangles’ covered “Going Down to Liverpool” in 1984; written by Kimberley Rew former KATW’s guitartist and recorded a year later by Katrina and the Waves.

 

CHINA BEACH was a TV series I enjoyed watching when time allowed in the 90s. Katrina and the Waves featuring Eric Burdon recorded, “We Got to Get Out of This Place” for the show.

 

Katrina is a talent that got lost somewhere in my mind or on the airwaves or both.  If she slipped off your radar to then allow me to share some of her newer works.

In 2004, Katrina released her first solo album, TURN THE TIDE.


From her 2011 album SPIRITUALIZE I found the track, “There Is a Light”.

 

2014, Katrina release BLISLAND. Let me call to your attention track two, Sun Coming Upper, on this playlist I particularly like and I hope you listen to it.

 

Last month, her newest album THE VERY BEST OF KATRINA featuring many of the songs I share with you today if interested, you can find it below!

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It’s great having the Dancing Queen, aka XmasDolly back with us this week. Welcome back, my friend! I’m happy to report she said she’s about 90% her old self again.  I invite you to hit the dance floor with the M4  gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette , and myself. This week’s theme is “FREEBIE pick – your choice”



Did you enjoy revisiting Katrina and the Waves?

Did you add some of Katrina’s newer mewsic to your library?

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

Thanks for including me in your day.  Please join me on Thursday for A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB Showdown!

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