A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB showdown

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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

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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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#BOTB Results, Friday Sillies, Celebrations, & More

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Okay, I changed my mind. On the 1st, I said I would wait until the 12th to share the results of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” #BoTB Showdown but I thought it was best to go ahead in bringing the outcome (as if you don’t already know) today. You can blame this on crazy female hormones. Forget the hormone imbalance, I’m just crazy!

The battle between Ali Ollie Woodson and James Durbin was a near shut out but thankfully one lone soul, other than myself saved the day.  Most of  y’all preferred Durbin for his rockabilly version and as a group collectively liked Woodson but not the length of his cut. The one thing I thought of going into this battle and wondered if it would hinder you guys mentally but no one mentioned it other than “Stephen the Neanderthal”, (Hey, I didn’t come up with the name, I’m just quoting the dude. 😀 ) and that’s getting passed a chick song sung by roosters. The honors for this round goes to….

 

Thank y’all for making this battle successful and fun. If it pleases you, let me give you another taste of Durbin super talents. You know heavy rock isn’t me, I prefer middle of the road rock but I found a couple of new recordings that I enjoyed from his latest album, Riot on Sunset.

 

 

 

The #BoTB List Master keeps and shares all players on his site, so if you want to find out how the other battles went down then hop over to visit, Stephen now.  Next battle is the 15th and I need your help picking the next winner, so mark your calendar for the next event!

Today is very special for two reasons and is why I celebrate the small things with Lexa while giving you your dose of laughs.

The first reason I celebrate is… it’s my little sister’s birthday!

 

 

Coincidentally, I honored all my siblings through mewsic on Monday. 😉

The second thing I’m celebrating is, it’s our anniversary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of our 38th wedding anniversary, I will share with you and fellow Skywatch Friday photo enthusiasts a few sky view photo memories from our 10th anniversary spent in New England.

Images from top to bottom: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bristol Maine, Porcupine Islands View from Cadillac Mountain – Acadia National Park, Hammond Castle Gloucester Massachusetts, and Motif No. 1 in Rockport Maine. These moments captured with my first big girl camera a Nikon FG-20 35mm camera in 1989.  I scanned the negatives a few years back to my computer but they needed a little photo touch up to mainly remove dust but I adjusted the color balance a bit in Pixelmator. This was a magical trip for us and DD#1. It was more magical for us than her since she was three weeks shy of her first birthday.

 

A biggest part of blogging is getting to know one another. Earlier in the week I shared, “30 Odd Questions” about me and here’s yet another way we can get better acquainted with FRIENDLY FILL-INS hosted by Annie and Ellen.

A prop from a tv show or film I would like to own is the ruby-red slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

 

My oldest friendship is with my two friends from Kindergarten – Anita Davis Rice and Robert Hogan. (Two kids in foreground are me and my little brother, JC. Anita and Robbie are behind us.)

 

Whenever I have dairy products, I always stomach problems. I’m lactose intolerant but I love cheese (which bothers me the most) and ice cream.

I wish I could show my tummy off like this but three pregnancies compounded by age sort of stands in the way.

The best part of my day is when DH comes home.

 

That’s a wrap for another tunetastic, giggle-filled, photo-optimistic day. Hit the dance floor “Freebie” style with the 4M gals on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Moves!

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30 Odd Questions #BlogFest

Howdy! Howdy! Hi! Yep, I’m doing it again. I’m breaking from my break.  What I realized is it’s ok because I need to give myself permission to not keep doing the same thing if I don’t and that’s what I’ve done in Blogosphere a long time I will have a major melt down. Plus, I think I need to go a new direction with my posts even if it’s only for a short while and this summer is a good time to do it.  What this basically means is I’m not doing my routine blog hops unless the mood hits me other than Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me. Did you hit the dance floor with me yesterday?

My friend Debbie is hosting 30 Odd Questions BlogFest on her site all summer and I decided to play along. This is an excellent get-to-know-me/you meme and I hope you enjoy my responses! 😉

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  1. What did you want to be when you were a kid? Other than being a wife and a mommy, I had fantasies of being an actress like many kids but my mothering tendencies made me think a little about nursing. I’m not sure to this day why I didn’t pursue that field of study. Instead I did something I never thought of…computer programming. That’s crazy, huh?
  2. Which “Friends'” character do you relate to the most? Why?
    I didn’t watch “Friends” enough to know the characters well, so I found a site that will calculate which character is your best “Friends” pick.  I took it twice, kept all answers the same except for WHO WOULD I RATHER DATE? The first time I picked Rachel. Yes, I know I’m being a little naughty and whole lot of silly but hey it’s all in fun! Anywho, my “Friends” character came back as…You got: Chandler -Well done! You’re a funny one with a heart of gold. No one really knows what you do for work, but you can rock the mysteriousness. The second time around, I selected Don Drapper (Madmen character played by John Hamm).  My “Friends’ character came back as…You got: Monica  – you’re a little uptight, but you’re a great cook, a great host, and a great friend.  I thought it was funny that I got the two characters who were a couple on the series. 🙂 I actually like the sound of Chandler’s character over Monica’s which is nothing at all like me other than I’m a great cook. Okay, a good cook. 🙂
  3. Do you like your name? Why? Yes but I didn’t always. Cathy was a very popular name in the 50s and 60s.  In my class there was always two or three others. The only difference is they spelled their name with a “K”. I was about the only one to spell it with a “C”. I like it now is one it just grew on me and two it seems to fit me.  Maybe it has something to do with having the name “Cathy” all my life. You may want to read my post, Cathy – Day 23 G2KM Blog Challenge.
  4. Are you messy or neat? When I cook or create I’m a bit messy.  My work area is a bit of wreck but after I get my project done then I clean up.  I don’t wig out because of the mess, I just take care of it.
  5. How tall are you? I’m on the shorter side of average for a gal standing all 5’2″.  I used to want to be taller but being this height suits me just fine.
  6. How tall were you when you were 10? Seriously. I have no clue how tall I was but I’d say I had to be close to my current height. I think I stopped shooting up by the time I hit 13.
  7. What is your guilty pleasure? A Couple of years ago I listed 10 Guilty Pleasures which I shared with my Monday Morning Musings peeps. Since that time I decided I don’t have guilty pleasures because we do the things we do because we enjoy life.
  8. What are you saving money for right now? Upcoming medical expenses and always keeping savings padded for periods of unemployment.
  9. How many Pringle’s can you eat at once? I haven’t eaten Pringle’s in many years so I have no clue how many I could stack together to eat comfortably. I’d say it wouldn’t be many because that makes for some sharp eating.
  10. Tea or coffee? Both. Tea on occasion and coffee every morning.
  11. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? At times I’m both but mostly I’m an extrovert especially those I know or feel comfortable around.
  12. What will be your Halloween costume this year? I’m wearing it. I call it the “Me Face” that acts like a mood ring. Do you remember those? So, depending on the mood I’m in will depend on how scary or funny I will look on Halloween.
  13. Sweet or salty? The two put together is a great combination but lately, I prefer having salty foods over sweets.
  14. Favorite social media? I guess Facebook.  I don’t spend a lot of time there and even less time on Twitter. There for a while, I was surfing Pinterest every day but I slacked off. Actually, I’d have to say Pinterest is my favorite because there are so many creative ideas and I love browsing all the pins.
  15. Who is the last person you kissed? DH
  16. What is your favorite breakfast? I’d have to say pancakes with sausage.  I love to make whole wheat pancakes served with maple syrup. Oh, heavens is that good stuff! Pancakes made with bleached flour is awesome, too. When the kids were small I had a weekend routine where I made blueberry pancakes often.
  17. When is your birthday? December. Why you got me something? If you don’t mind a suggestion, you can’t go wrong with cash. Just saying is all.
  18. When did you start your blog? My blog anniversary is a matter of days away. I started blogging June 1, 2010.  It’s amazing how vested I am in Blogosphere – 7 years and I don’t have an itch to skip out on y’all. I reckon our relationship is weathering time pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?
  19. What is your opinion on the Kardashians? First, they are over-rated. I’ve seen far prettier girls in real life or other celebrities than any of them. Second, the drama is absolutely crazy judging on the tabloid headlines and finally, I just don’t care.
  20. How would you describe your style?
  21. What color is your hair? Sandy brown with glitter. That’s a better way to say gray.
  22. What color socks are you wearing? I’m not wearing socks but if I were they’d be white.
  23. What is your dream job? I’m doing it. Being at SAHW is really da bomb! I do what I want when I want. There’s no boss to answer to except me.  DH is very good to take care of me getting me whatever I want within reason but I wish I could contribute to the budget which would allow us to enjoy however we please. Don’t get me wrong, I count my blessings every day because we are fortunate. God is so good to us!
  24. Dogs or cats? I consider myself a cat person but I love dogs, too. I’d really like to have both for outdoor pets.  It’s nice to have animals around. They are loving and make your life better.
  25. What makes you weird?  I guess being normal because everywhere I turn I see abnormalities in one form or another, so I’m sure normal is weird to most.
  26. Celebrity crush? I can’t think of a celeb crush at the moment but in the 80s I had a crush on Tom Selleck and my girl crush was Christie Brinkley. Heck, I still crush on Christie. She’s amazing looking for her age!
  27. Opinion on cigarettes?  It’s a nasty habit with huge health risks to the smoker and the folks around them. Vaping is really big now. Everyone says that’s safer than cigarettes but you just wait in 10, 20, or 30 years from now they’ll find that Vaping is damaging, too.
  28. Do you want/have children? How many? I have three grown kids. Can I give them to you? I’m teasing, folks. Where’s your sense of humor? Oh yeah, you haven’t found it yet with the onset of kids. lol Really, parents of small children think it’s hard but let me tell you at the first sign of opinions forming WATCH OUT! because trouble is brewing. Actually, it’s more than just developing opinions. I can accept that, it’s the rebellion and then after that, you just, worry about them to make the right decisions, their safety, their health, their everything because that’s when you realize you can’t fix their problems like you did when they were small. They will never understand this fully until they are parents.
  29. Three favorite boy names. Austin, Joseph, and ??
  30. Three favorite girl names. Brittany, Nicole, and Danielle. We liked Brittany Nicole when I was prego with our first but we decided to reserve one of two favorites if we had two girls someday and we did. 🙂

You read past posts highlighting factoids about little ole me, here and here. It that isn’t enough, you can check under Blog Achievements for more posts I’ve written telling more about myself.  I figured you were here I may as well sell myself to you. You can thank me in comments. 🙂

I’m heading over to The Doglady’s Den to link up and if you liked this then you can follow along to lift these questions off her blog to create your own post.

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Mewsic to honor my brothers and my sisters #4M

Alrighty, I have some good mews for y’all. Our lovely Dancing Queen, Marie, will return to the dance floor today after being away for a few weeks fighting a battle with pneumonia. WOOT! WOOT! *applauds*

Okay, it’s time to have a little fun. Who says Mondays can’t be fun?  Lace up your blue suede shoes or kick ’em off to rock n’ roll in your socks.  In honor of Marie’s big brother’s birthday she suggested we go with the mewsic theme “Siblings Day“. Let’s get this party going!

I am the oldest of four.  My siblings are left to right: LilBro1, LilSis, and LilBro2.  I figured I would play mewsic from their birth years.

LilBro1 is my first cousin and his mother passed away when he was very young. I’m not speaking ill of the dead and I certainly do not understand the goings-on in my uncle’s head but he placed his children in the care of other family members or the state orphanage. My parents adopted him in the early 70s after LilSis was born. He had a sweet disposition and always willing to help me around the house. The week he was born in May 1965 this Beatle number one single made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

 

 

In a few days,  LilSis will celebrate 47 years. She was my living babydoll with more than nine years separating us. There wasn’t a song charting the week of her birth, so I went with the week before and according to Wikipedia climbing to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts between May 30-June 6 was Ray Stevens’ Everything is Beautiful which describes my LilSis – beautiful!

 

 

LilBro2 and I were good buddies when we were small sharing everything together. This past April was his 51st birthday but he left us in 2006 to live in heaven. I’m sure the angels threw him a big bash. The week of his birthday April 14th this song ranked #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

 

 

Hold on to everything! I need to include the siblings I inherited when I married DH! I always felt like they are my brothers and sister. Family ties don’t need to be through blood but through love and I love each of them dearly. Hopefully, I’ll get the years right.

Photographed in the early 70s about 1973; pictured left to right are BIL2, BIL1, & SIL (married to BIL2)

I don’t know who snapped this shot. I suspect it was DH but I can’t swear to it. This scene is definitely a signature capture of these clowns and DH is just like his big brothers.

BIL1, born mid-November 1949,  this unfamiliar tune was a Billboards Best Sellers in Stores and Number One-Singles from October 1-November 19th.

 

The next hit is US Cash Box Best Selling Singles #1 Hit from December 30, 1950, through February 3, 1951, placing this song around the time of BIL2 birth. Wouldn’t you know it many years later, he’d find himself living in the very state mentioned in the song title.  Is it a coincidence or fate? 😉

 

Lastly, this popular song from 1955 (SIL birth year) was Best Sellers in Stores for the first three weeks in January and it’s a classic of the 50s.

 

 

 

Thank you for including the 4M gals in your day. Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor!



What mewsic do you think of when you think of your brother(s) or your sister(s)?

 

I’ll see you next week same time and place. Keep those tunes groovin’ and those toes movin’. It’s time for me to catch the flip side (translation: I’m heading your way) this is Curious as a Cathy signing off!

 

 

 

Mewsic resources..

The Best Songs About Brothers
The Best Songs About Sisters

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