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Honoring the American Worker

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! It’s Labor Day, I’m saluting every person in this failing economy whose trying to earn a living. You know who you are! It’s scary with all the outsourcing going on and a tight job market. We know how you feel coz DH has been out of work for a while now. But, we’re Americans – red, white, and blue to the core, baby! “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

Lend a hand, pat a back, give a high 5, shout out way-to-go, and say a prayer. Today’s music is in honor of the American worker!












These songs were inspired picks found on Top 100 Labor Day and American Worker Songs. I hope you enjoyed my mewsic choices today. You’re invited to vote in last week’s BoTB, The sing-off between The Dandy Warhols and Skye, covering Blondie’s hit song Call Me. And, if you want more mewsic, still then check out my Saturday Songsuasion feature Ships Have Sailed.

Let’s show some love in recognition to hard-working men and women in our country with this tweet-out.

Thanks for stopping by for the dance and for including me in your day. You’re invited to tag along with me as I dance over to see the ?Monday’s Music Moves Me? crew to join their linky party. Have a tunetastic week and I hope you’ll join in tomorrow for What ever happened to…? series!


You deserve a little break. Enjoy it!

What are you listening to this Labor Day weekend?







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!

LadyJava's Lounge





Angels That Have Earned Their Wings

Welcome to the 98th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me featuring the 100th week Gala Giveaway!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor of the Love Train. To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly! This month’s honorary co-conductor is: Larry from CakeBlast!

Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Gone, but not forgotten – A tribute to artists who have recently passed”.

While I certainly wouldn’t say each of these stars are angels. I do know angels conjure visions of beautiful melodious voices or strumming harps and this is the way I choose to think of the music talent that has crossed over.

New beginnings always brings new endings, January we lost these…

Fred Milano (72) founder of The Belmonts

Etta James (73)

In February these few slipped through our fingers…
Don Cornelius (75) Creator, producer, and host of Soul Train.


Whitney Houston (48), mega sensation and vocal powerhouse’s light extinguished all too soon.

The Monkees, 60s cutie-pie, Davy Jones (66).


In March, the wind carried musical stars to the next life…
The Doobie Brothers’ drummer, Michael Hossack (65).


Songwriter, Robert Sherman (86) Some of his songs you are familiar with: Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Slipper and the Rose, the theme song of “It’s a Small World (After All) and this….


The Trammps, lead singer, Jimmy Ellis (74).


With April showers brought our own tears, as we said goodbye to…

Dick Clark (82) TV & Radio Personality, but most well-known as host of American Band Stand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


These flowering superstars wilted in May

Donna Summer (63), known as the Queen of Disco danced across the milky way.


The Bee Gees, singer Robin Gibb (62).


As summer approached, we learned in June of….

Fleetwood Mac, former guitarist, Bob Welch (66) cheated life and those who loved him by taking his. This was a popular hit in the 70s…


Richard Adler, a New York well-known Broadway composer passed away at the age of 90…


Although each and everyone of these beautiful candles’ lights shall be missed, we have their equally beautiful music to remind us of them now and forever. May you RIP!

For an in-depth list of musicians and vocalists who have died, check out The Dead Rock Stars Club.


“How do I get on board of this 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.

Congratulations to our spotlight dancer featured in slot #1!

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

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


LadyJava's Lounge



Randomnation: Contest Chest – Celebrity Deaths – Follow Me-The Grey-4M Gala Giveaway

Do you like entering sweepstakes and contests? If so, then you may wanna click below…


Last week, a fellow blogger I stumbled upon introduced Contest Chest offering a $400 cash giveaway prize to me.  The good news is, it’s active and you can enter, too. I don’t know anyone who can’t use an extra $500, do you? I even I have the contest on my blog. Just click here!

Why is it when one celebrity dies another, and another and another slips away? First, Whitney Houston died. Next, Donna Summer passing last Thursday. I wrote a tribute to her called Remembering a Disco Star, And, then again on Sunday. MSNBC text alert notified me of Bee Gee singer Robin Gibb’s death. The below song introduced me to the world-renowned brother band act from the land down-under.



On the off-chance, have you heard I’m looking to increase my followers across the board – GFC, Google +, Twitter, Facebook? I’m definitely not opposed to having lots and lots of friends. The more the merrier, right? Actually, it’s kinda funny. I realized the numbers aren’t super important but it makes a big difference to get the right sponsors for my site. So, please help boost my numbers! 😉

That being said, you may have noticed I’m moving toward a PR friendly atmosphere on my blog. Don’t fret, though. This will be a place preserving blog content. I just love, love to participate in blog hops and write about whatever happens to be on my mind no matter how little it is.  I hope I can count on you to share some love by following me anywhere and everywhere. Ask your friends to do the same. I’ll love you even more for it!

I’m gonna make things über simple for ya. Not that you can’t figure this out for yourself or anything. I know you’re absolutely capable, simply I just wanna help is all.  After all, I’m the girl next door – your favorite pal to hang with, right?



Networked Blog is the only one, I couldn’t find a quickie button to throw directly into my post for your convenience to click on. Sorry! 🙁 You’ll spot this in my right sidebar, though.


Speaking of RP friendly, I did my first paid review check out Sexilious Nights with Edenfantasys! I have two new product reviews and at least one giveaway planned in the coming days. So…keep an eye out for those to pop up!


SOLD 5-23-12!!

The snowy wilderness of Alaska…a plane crash…menacing, terrifying wolves stalking the survivors are perfect key ingredients for the making of an edge-of-your-set thriller. The Grey DVD/Blu-ray release was on the 15th and can now be yours!

We bought the triple play version, just like what’s featured in the picture on the left from Amazon. We’re now ready to sell our copy.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Any takers?

At the time we ordered it, we paid $24.99. What will get? Exactly what it came with – the DVD, Blu-ray, and digital streaming edition (promo code still active) for only $10 plus shipping/handling for this almost new copy.

This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Just shoot an email to me requesting to buy it, along with your name, address, and a good email address where I can send a PayPal invoice for the transaction. It’s that easy! *wink-wink*


This bit of info may not apply to you, but it doesn’t mean it’s not too late to participate.

ATTENTION 4M Love Train Members!!!

Newsflash….in 10 weeks, Monday’s Music Moves Me will celebrate its 100th week of rock ‘n roll, musical friendship with all of our Love Train party-goers. To mark this milestone Head Conductor, Marie from XmasDolly is putting together a fabulous giveaway. This is what she’s offering thus far.


  1. (pending)$25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys
  2. Plus Size Costume Center – $25 Gift Certificate
  3. A T-shirt from “It’s funny T-Shirt Time
  4. A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Dave Moody’s band – Marie’s husband )


*This giveaway will be for followers/participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me ONLY!* To qualify: you must who have played along for at least 5-weeks before our 100th week anniversary. All others WILL BE DISQUALIFIED! Come join the fun and spread the news!

For more random Tuesday musings or simply some fun visiting a friend over a cup of coffee, then hop with me.


Stacy Seriously Shawn

Take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee with your blog friends, as you enjoy some random reflections, considerations, or brooding. While you’re at it, join in on the fun – create your own post and link up! Have a terrific Tuesday!





Remembering a Disco Star

 Donna Summer age 63 is dead!

Like many of you, I morn the loss of Donna Summer. The news of her death yesterday first shocked and then saddened me. No one apparently knew she had been ill with Lung cancer other than her closest friends and family. I read a report which stated, Donna felt like she contracted the disease from breathing in toxic particles after the 9/11 terrorist attack in NYC.

Donna Summer songwriter and singer has charted 22 #1 hits over a 25 year period earning her the honorary title of The Queen of Disco. In 1975, I was a bit too young to recall the explosive sensation of this very smokin’ hot number…

But, I do remember it well by the end of the decade.

In 1979, Donna Summer topped the charts with count ’em…one, two, three, FOUR number one hits within a 12-month period. Three singles: “MacArthur Park”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girl,” and one duet “No More Tears” with Barbara Streisand.


The 70s and 80s was a signature era for Donna Summer, and perhaps one of the longest uninterrupted musical streaks for anyone song artist. Other popular hits, which landed on the charts included: “Dim All the Lights”, “On the Radio”, “Enough is Enough”, “Last Dance”, and “She Works Hard for the Money” to name, but a few.

Donna Summer has an impressive stash of musical accolades with five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, three consecutive #1 platinum double albums (she’s the only artist – male or female, ever to accomplish this), 11 gold albums, four #1 singles, 2 platinum singles, and 12 gold singles. Donna is also the first female artist to have a #1 single and #1 album on the Billboard charts simultaneously (“Live & More;” “MacArthur Park” 1978) a feat she also repeated six months later (“Bad Girls” & “Hot Stuff” in 1979).

You will be missed Donna Summer, but your music will live on forever. Here’s my goodbye to you…

May you R.I.P!