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Vintage “Love is…” comics #tbt

 

 

Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions in a new time with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday)!

Our school sold stuff like this to raise money for football, cheerleader, or band uniforms. I remember going door-to-door peddling it. I even had one of these groovy “Love” signs hanging on my bedroom wall. I wonder whatever happened to it? I wish I had it!

Everything seemed groovy in the 70s. I don’t know why I thought of this, other than perhaps subconsciously the seed got planted by the return of blogger pal, McGuffy Ann’s Monday inspiration post she calls “Sparks” and so like that *snap* the cartoon series “Love is” popped in my mind. Do you remember this popular comic?

“Love is” is a single cartoon illustration designed by New Zealand artist, Kim Casali, for her then husband-to-be, Robert Casali in the 60s. The series started as love notes to Robert that were published in booklets later in the decade before breaking into the newsprint of the 70s. Her cartoons became widely syndicated around the and her most popular phrase was “Love is being able to say you’re sorry…” in 1972; appearing on cards and souveniors, which I actually remember.

After Robert became terminally ill, Kim hired Bill Asprey, a London artist, to resume her drawings under her name to spend time with her husband. No doubt the sketches I grew up enjoying Asprey drew who began in 1975 and continues to the comic now.  After Kim’s death in 1997, Stefano, her son took over MiniKim the company that manages the intellectual rights. What does that mean anyhow?

Kim’s sentiments began with her husband and these expressions are felt by many still. I believe we need a dose of “Love is” today, so I’m gonna share with you samples of Kim’s work that is sure to make you smile.

The “Love is” cartoon has a sentimental place in my heart because this is something I enjoyed reading during my courtship with DH. Experiencing such deep love for DH, I now know just how much Kim loved Robert. It’s obvious because the way she felt for her husband matches the way I feel for mine. Love is more than love for a partner. Love is being able to count on a friend, like you!

 

These good feeling, positive vibes of love begin first within each of us and it’s up to us to nuture this love, sharing it with one special person, then spreading it to others. After all Love is….

 

 

Did you read the “Love is…” comics?

Do you remember the melted plastic popcorn art?

Write your own phrase, how would you finish, Love is….?

That’s all for now. I want to encourage you to join my email circulation (see side menu) to not miss the latest mews from Curious as a Cathy. I invite you join me next time for Friday Fun Stuff!

 

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Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor

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On Friday, I got the memo on this week’s theme. Some how I had it wrong. Go figure, right? Anywho, I had THIS post already done and being a bit in a frinzy to honor our Spotlight Dancer’s (@AlexJCavanaugh) mewsic request – European Favorites is the reason for my late show to the party. Before I jump into my theme song selections I want to send out warm congrats to Roger Federer for his 8th Wimbledon Victory.

 

If this tennis thing doesn’t work out too well for you, Roger, then I believe you and your buds Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas have a fabulous second career to fall on as the Backhand Boys.  You might even want to include Novak Djokovic (fellow tennis chum and videobomber) just so he won’t pop in unexpectedly. 😉

 

It’s time to rock the house. A lot of the mewsic we love originates across the pond. For years I didn’t realize that some of my favorite oldies came from Europe and even today I’m surprised by my discoveries.  I turned to Google for help looking specifically for #1 hit songs to match our theme. My source for today’s mewsic comes from Wikipedia and I’m sharing four classics from the 60s and 70s in today’s Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor!

The first Frenchman to top the US Billboard Hot 100 conducted and recorded this easy-listening version that stayed on the charts for five weeks in February through March 1968.  I remember very well this haunting song. Flash back with me to the mewsic of Paul Mauriat with Love is Blue!

 

French singer/actress, Claudine Longet recorded the lyrical version of “Love is Blue” the same year earning a spot on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US at 29.

My next song selection I thought the Beatles did it but it turns out that an Irish singer/songwriter recorded it, landing at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 1972 where it stayed six weeks. Casey Kasem’s American Top 40s of the 70s, ranked it fifth most popular song of the decade. Here is Gilbert O’Sullivan singing, Alone Again Naturally.

 

I totally forgot about my next song choice. This disco band became the first from Germany to top the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1975 with their hit song on top for three weeks. Hopefully the sexy, negligée like costumes won’t be too distracting for you to boogie down to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention!

 

I’m going to wind up things a Europop group that hit the scenes their US Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in April 1977 where they only resided for only a week. What’s up with that? I thought surely if any European band could rock the US charts it would be Abba with Dancing Queen!

 

Don’t forget to boogie with our very own dancing queen,  XmasDolly, and the rest of the 4M gang – Stacy, Colette , and ME. You’re invited to join the dance party!

 



 

For the rest of the summer until after Labor Day, I am only doing this post. Have a songtastic day and I’ll see ya next time on for “your choice” mewsic with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

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#a2zchallenge with the Eagles on Saturday Song-suasion #33

We are kicking off day 6 of the  April 2014 global event,  A to Z challenge. Out of the more than 2000 blog participants, I rake 1515. I am relatively one of the low gals on the ladder so to speak. Who pays attention to numbers anyhow? I plan to make up for my slow response by dazzling all that stop by.

My overall theme for this challenge is things I am learning A-Z, but this morning I will break away and share with you instead one of my favorite music groups from the alphabet prompt on Saturday Song-suasion.  Let’s give up for the Eagles!

It’s time to sit back and TAKE IT EASY…

 

I am not a WITCHY WOMAN…

 

and there is no reason to feel like you have to TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT…

 

 

Don’t worry, you will not find me hiding behind LYIN’ EYES…

 

All I want to do is give you THE BEST OF MY LOVE…

 

Do I give you a PEACEFUL EASY FEELING…

 

 *This is a re-post from August  24, 2013*

Which is your favorite Eagles tune? Do you like their old or new stuff best?

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to hop over to listen to the music!  I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

 
Have a songsational Saturday!

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Saturday Song-susian #27 ~ Grand Funk Railroad

Earlier in the week, A Daft Scots Lass spotlighted a song from a 70s crazy popular American hard rock band. There’s a saying that goes, “If you remember the 70s, you didn’t live it.” Well, I am here to tell you I was there, remembering and loving the music!

However, as time goes by my memory begins to fade on who did what songs. I wanted to review the heydays of this group, so please raise your hands in the air and get ready to live or relive the sounds of Grand Funk Railroad!

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Photo of GRAND FUNK and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD; – Craig Frost, Mel Schacher, Don Brewer and Mark Farner, 1970 Credit: RB/Redferns/Getty

First let me say, I really wanted to start with a song by Grand Funk Railroad from 1969, the band’s birth year, but none of their music resonated as being remotely familiar. I guess I was too young to take note. When the 70s rolled in, this hard rock bluesy sounding group were cranking out highly favorable tunes with the bands’ fans.

My clearest musical recollections of Grand Funk Railroad is from these selections…

 

 

 

 

 

grand_funk_railroad_logoWhat’s your favorite song(s) by Grand Funk Railroad? Did you live or are you visiting the 70s?

 

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉 Thank you for taking time out of your weekend in stopping by to listen to tunes on Saturday Songsuasian!

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Band member: Mel Schacher, Max Carl, Don Brewer, Bruce Kulick, & Tim Cashion. Read Band bio, here.

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One Bad Apple

Welcome to week 176 of

 

Last week’s spotlight dancer, Dave @ Moody Media, picked this week’s theme.  Today we’re partying to songs about “food”. Sounds challenging? Yep! But, I can’t wait to listen to what you cats have come up with for Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came. Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.



Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share then that’s all that matters because all we want to do is dance with you!

 

In December 1970, The Osmonds recorded One Bad Apple landing it the #1 spot for five weeks on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart in 1971. This song was written by George Jackson with the Jackson 5 in minded. At the time of its debute many people thought it the Jackson 5. It wasn’t until later the Jackson 5 covered the popular tune.

 

They sound nearly identical, don’t they? Which is your favorite?

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did.   Next stop… your place! What food tunes move you?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew for freebie style music, and if you can’t get enough then join me right here for Saturday Song-suasion!

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Mid to late 70s rockin’ down the house on 4M

Welcome to week #168 of

A few weeks back Vandy J was our spotlight dancer. For her theme choice this week, she wants to know What songs did you listen to in high school? I don’t know about you guys, although that’s been a lot of years ago for me I still find myself boogieing to those same tunes today. Let’s rock the house down to some mid to late 70s sounds!

My freshman year 1976-1977 of high school, I was more than likely dancing to Paul McCartney and Grand Funk Railroad.

 

 

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came.

Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

 

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme, then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then everything is cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

During my sophomore year from 1977-1978, I might have listened to songs by Andy Gibb and Lionel Richie.

 

 

As my sophomore year gave way to my junior year 1978-1979, these tunes were popular hits by ARS and the Queen of Disco.

 

 

Winding things up in 1979-1980 for my senior year, I can’t forget these fab hits by two outstanding female artists.

 

 

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.  Next stop… your place!  What music did you listen to in high school?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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Saturday Song-suasion #10 #with #SteelyDan

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to listen to Saturday Songsuasion music selections.

This morning, I am feeling mellow putting me in the mood for music from the past. Let’s flash back to the 70s with the best of…

Steely Dan

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I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

Have a sensational Saturday!