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#SaturdaySongsuasion featuring a “rock and roll band with horns” @chicagotheband

Good-morning kittens & dawgs! Yesterday’s Flashback Friday memories of my school days reminded me of the music I enjoyed. One of my favorite bands was the one DH introduced to me.

In the late 60s, this self-described “rock and roll band with horns” launched their politically charged, sometimes experimental sound before finding their niche in soft rock.

In the bands’ early days, Jimi Hendrix once told Parazaider, “Jeez, your horn players are like one set of lungs and your guitar player is better than me.” That’s quite the compliment considering Hendrix’s reputation on the guitar, eh?

Throughout the 70s and 80s, this group produced a continuous flow of Billboard singles and albums sensations, second to none other than the Beach Boys in success among American rock bands known as Chicago.


Chicago is the longest-running and most successful rock group with more than 100 million records sold; making them the world’s best-selling groups of all times. ~image borrowed~

Let’s give a listen to Chicago’s complete greatest hits album, The Story

 Follow Chicago on Twitter & FaceBook!

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit agil-elvgren-pin-up-girls-gallery-17-61nd I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! Have a songsational Saturday!

What’s up next? Come back tomorrow for your weekly dose of laughter with Sunday Sillies!



Summer Night, Summer Breeze, & Saturday Nights in the Park

Welcome to…

Xmas Dolly


This is your chance to not only boogie with us, but to enter our cool giveaway for an opportunity to win one of these fabulous prizes : a $10 iTunes GC, a $25 TaskRabbit GC, and a $15 GC for some popcorn at the movies (FANDANGO), Disney posters, award-winning Princess Nagger wine, book pack, Just the stuff ya know 30-day ad space, and my personal favorite ~  a copy of West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set on Blu-ray (1961). The grand prize at this time is a mystery surprise, but you won’t want to miss out, so be sure to join this year’s giveaway jamboree!

June has vanished like a snap of the finger. I’m feeling refreshed from my little hiatus, but  just a bit out of sorts on what today’s theme. Hey, that doesn’t bother me, though. I know it’s all about the tunes and none of us are music snobs here. Without further ado, let’s get this party celebration on!




Thanks for joining us for another week Monday’s Music Moves Me! On behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen,  Marie @XmasDolly  and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie @JAmericanSpice, Stacy @Stacy Uncorked, Naila Moon @Just the stuff ya know & myself , I want to invite you to step on the dance floor with the 4M crew.

Let’s give a round of applauds (and a visit would be nice, too) to this week’s Spotlight Dancer listed at #1 and remember to link your 4M URL below to join in on the fun!

Before you leave, I’d like to share one last song. It’s not a dance song. My MIL sang this to our children when they were small. Why she did, I can’t tell you. It doesn’t matter they loved listening to their her voice.


Last Monday, we laid her to rest and I’m certain the angels sang this very tune, as they carried her home. God-bye, Dorothy! You’ll be missed, but I know you’re in heaven. What a spectacular reunion it must have been for you on the other side. You were a wonderful mother to me and I love you! Thanks, dear friends for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. They were very much felt and appreciated.Please continue to keep my sweet FIL lifted up. He really needs them.

Next stop… your place! What music moves you?

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This week has been in the 80s. That’s hot, hot, hot! Does this mean it’s summer already? Nope, but it sure does feel like it.

The past 6-days I haven’t been in Blogosphere because I’ve been in the hospital due to a Crohn’s related illness (Read my news flash, here). And, like the phoenix, I have risen from my sickbed and to pull together an all-in-one post of three smashing fun memes I love!

That being said, allow me to introduce you to the best virtual dance party in Blogosphere which I co-host with a few of my lovelies: XmasDolly, JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, and this month’s honorary co-host Everyday Life.  For our 142nd edition this week, we’re partying to “summer tunes. Whatever music is getting your groove on, then we want to hear it right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me.

The group Chicago recorded many fabulous top hits in the 70s. I think they were perhaps my favorite band throughout the 70s & 80s. I can’t say why I’m so drawn this song, but it makes me feel relaxed and happy. Do you get these same vibes?


The early 80s brought a new sound and with it came Don Henley. This 1984 Billboard Hot 100 Hit ranked #5 and the haunting melody still follows me through the years as one of faves.


I was never a hard-core metal rocker, but summer didn’t seem like summer until I could jam to this 1972 tune with my classmates….


Are you ready to get started? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Just grab XmasDolly…well not XmasDolly, but her button here and display it somewhere on your blog and put up your favorite YouTube video (you’ll find the weekly musical themes posted in her sidebar) for everyone to enjoy. 

Now link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below. Oh yeah, if you wanna put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave a comment!

Linky below for MONDAY’S MUSIC MOVES ME participates...

**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 is moving you?

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Angela from Time Out Mommy & I want to thank you for joining us for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays. To link up, we don’t have a lot of rules. All we ask from our friends is to link only one of the following blog, twitter, or Facebook URL below. It’s that simple!

To connect with other Wordless Wednesday linkups, check under Daily Blog Hops tab at the top of this page for Photography Hops.


Hot Summer Song Rocks 4M!

Welcome to the 94th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is the head conductor and helping out on the Love Train to make sure things run smoothly are co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida,  Callie of JAmericanSpice,  Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, and yours truly!  And, this month’s honorary co-conductor, Naila Moon.  Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Summer”.






Next stop, your place! The Love Train will be pulling into your depot and I’m eager to begin by following you!

How to board the Love Train:

Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do….

  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button (code is on my sidebar).
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Sign the linky, follow us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with fellow rockin’ bloggers below and why not invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week?  Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Don’t forget to visit our spotlight dancers listed in the #1 & 2 slots on the linky line-up!

What Monday’s music moves you?

We’ll be kicking things off June 25th and here’s what’s up for grabs:

Clickit TicketGRAND PRIZE:  A $100 promo code to use at clickitticket.com (USA, Canada, & Europe) toward your purchase of concert, theater, or sports tickets. In addition, Stacy from Stacy Uncorked is chipping in a bottle of her awarding winning wine (USA only). Whoo-hoo!

  1. $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys (Anywhere)
  2. Plus Size Costume Center – $25 Gift Certificate (Anywhere, except you must pay S/H fee)
  3. A T-shirt from Funny T-Shirts
  4. A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Dave Moody’s band – Marie’s husband ) & a custom inspirational beaded bracelet with charm courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted (USA only – sorry!)

For more details on the Gala Giveaway, click here.

You’re gonna wanna be a part of this and if you’re just getting into the groove, then keep it up because it’s not too late. The minimum requirement is you have to participate in the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop (totally doable & so much fun) weeks 95 – 100. The big drawing will take place July 30.

Tweet the news to all of your bloggy buds! The more, the funkier it’ll get!

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

 LadyJava's Lounge






Monday’s Music Moves Me – One Name Singer or Sonwriters

World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN
June 2008
Picture source

Last week, we experienced a lot of thunderstorms, high winds, and some tornadoes.  These crazy storms left us without power part of the time but one of the worse things was, we were without Internet service from Wednesday night through the better part of Saturday. I nearly went stir-crazy. What did I do before social networking and blogging? Oh yeah, now I remember! My emphasis was placed on routine, mundane housework. Blah! So…that’s what I did.  I preoccupied my time with ironing, washing clothes, … as I tried to patiently wait for Comcast to get our service resumed.

Here it is Sunday and normally I’m nowhere near my blog but DH had to work today. Yes, you read right. His office has a hot project due out either today or tomorrow. Since I have time to play then I’m gonna jump-start my Monday memes early. This will be a first for me!

Are you ready to get dancing? What music moves you?  This week’s Music Moves Me theme is singer/groups with one name. So, I give to you.





WARNING….Madonna is coming up next, so this may or may not be offensive to some. Get the kiddies out of the room just on the off-chance she’s anything less than an angel. =D



The spotlight couple for this Monday is…



Get your feet moving, and your body grooving as you climb aboard with dance fever style found on the Love Train hosted by the Monday’s Music Moves Me Crew with your hosts:  XmasDolly – Head Conductor and her Co-Conductors: Lorie @ The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry @ Cakeblast, Callie @ JamericanSpice, and her newest addition: Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked.


Have a marvelous Monday!