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Oh, Child Let It Go because it’s time to Start Over Again + #BoTB results

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Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! ? My friend, XmasDolly who puts on the Monday’s Music Moves Me ? linky party is a bit short-handed and I volunteered to co-host as long for as long as she needs me.  You’re invited to hit the dance floor.  The theme this week is “your choice”.



 

 

How’s the new year treating you so far? What mewsic are you tuned into today? ?

One more thing, if you’re the creative type and looking for more memes to connect with then Impulsive Artistry hosts the Monday meme Feeling Inspired? where you can share your photography, crafts, mewsic, and more posts.

In last week’s June in January #BoTB showdown it really wasn’t much of a battle because one artist led the entire time.  I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote.  The outcome between Julie London and Dean Martin swung heavily in favor of Ms. London giving her a decisive victory! Apparently, the majority including myself were swayed by her vocal charm! 😉 This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with one more vintage recording by Julie.

 

I hope to see y’all back for a not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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Happy New Year’s Greetings & June in January #BoTB showdown

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Hello, Kittens & Dawgs! Here it is another January. A brand new year for a fresh beginning. With the cold winds blowing I thought it nice to think about warm weather…it’s June in January because I’m in love.  Yep, I’m in love with the same feller for a very long time.  From the 1934 movie, “Here Is My Heart”, Bing Crosby first performed June in January (song reference only).

June in January

Lyricists: Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger

It’s June in January
Because I’m in love
It always is spring in my heart
With you in my arms

The snow is just white blossoms
That fall from above
And here is the reason, my dear
Your magical charms

The night is cold
The trees are bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air
It’s June in January
Because I’m in love
But only because I’m in love with you

But I can feel the scent of roses in the air
It’s June in January
Because I’m in love
But only because I’m in love with you

There was only been a couple of dozen covers of Crosby’s original.  I found two I rather liked and it’s gonna be a hard pick for me.  How about you?

Contender #1, I present the soft, seductive sound of a real Calendar Girl, Julie London.

 

Contender # 2 is the classic smooth vocals of a very likable fellow, Dean Martin.

 

I loved Dean-O’s variety shows from the 70s and do recognize Julie London from the 70s TV series, Emergency?

 

Whose touch did you like, the girl or the boy’s… vocally speaking of course?

Ok, here’s the drill. 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 artist is your favorite, Julie or Dean-O?

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 the results of this battle in my January 9th Mewsic Moves Me post. Speaking of which, I hope you’ll decide to dance with me and Monday’s Music Mewsic Moves Me crew.

This is Curious as a Cathy saying, “Happy New Year!” and just let me saying I’m looking forward to another marvelous year with you my good friends! 😉

 

 

 

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Melancholy March #BOTB results

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Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! Please, bear with me kind BoTBers. I have a temporary announcement before proceeding to the this morning’s top news. Not that this isn’t worthy of attention because it definitely is. Last week, Les from Ink Interrupted nominated me for the 3DQC.

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Isn’t she a lovely, sweet thing? No, really I mean that because Les is one of my sources of inspiration and I felt this is something that I can benefit me and perhaps you, too.

For day 1 of the challenge, I only felt it fitting to find a quote dealing with one of my fondest passions – music.

Quote borrowed from Brainy Quote and image saved from Google search

Music quote on loan from Brainy Quote and image borrowed from Taylor Marrow.

The rules are simple, sorta, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll follow them to a tee because well that’s just the way I am – a rule breaker. However I do like playing fair, so I will list them below.

1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. Challenge three one additional bloggers each day. (This is the rebel in me, folks.)

Would you like to host the Three Day Quote Challenge? If you would, then ask me to include you. Today’s, lucky recipient is  Janie Junebug. Feel free to accept or decline without repercussions, my friend!

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Okay now to find out who won in the March 1st BoTBs between Julie London and Runtlalala singing Melancholy March. Throughout this showdown one artist dominated the showdown and the final tally of 15 to 3 makes Julie London the winner.

Congratulations Miss Calendar Girl and thanks to every body who participated. Hop over to Stephen’s place to see how the other competitions went down.

I’ll be back here on the 15th for round 2 of BoTB and you’re invited. Meanwhile, I hope to see you tomorrow for {not-so}Wordless Wednesday and Day 2 of 3DQC. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a YouTube Julie London song collection….

Melancholy March #BOTB showdown

I’m feeling a little melancholy this morning, kittens and dawgs. Winter will end soon, yet spring is weeks away. It’s a brand new month, what am I to do? Why I tell you, it’s time for round one of Battle of the Bands.

This time of the year the weather is quite mixed up and today’s featured song says it all.

Melancholy March was first recorded in 1956 and considering its age there are no covers, other than one. Please tell me I’m wrong! So, I’m using the original singer, I think this is a first for me, against a cover artist.

Kindly lend your eye to contender # 1, Julie London with the Pete King Orchestra.

 Download Melancholy March from iTunes.

Born Gayle Peck in 1926, Ms. London was an American nightclub, jazz, and POP singer, film & TV actress, and former pinup model. Her career spanned over five decades of television and on the big screen her leading men included: Rock Hudson, Gary Cooper, and Robert Mitchum.

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Julie London , 1958

Her name was familiar, but the light didn’t come on until I read she starred in the 60s show, Emergency. Julie_London_Bobby_Troup_Emergency_1971
Julie sings with that faint, sensual quality I’ve come to enjoy while listening to female artists and it won’t come as any surprise to learn she won me over the instant her lips parted. First vote goes to Julie London! 😉

Don’t let my opinion sway you, though. Competing against Ms. London is cover artists, Runtlalala.

 

There’s no denying Runtlalala has a pleasing quality to his voice, but in the end I think the allure of Julie’s vocals capture the essences of the lyrics the best.  No tears will fall on this side regardless of who takes the golden mic.

How about you, who did you favor, Julie London or Runtlalala? Please leave your answer in comments; if you have time and want to share what makes your pick the “best” of the two, then I’d love to read your reasons.

Don’t forget, the polls close midnight of the 7th. I will share the results of this battle the following day, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named!

The fun continues with more epic battles underway; I invite you to visit, Stephen, who manages the ever-growing list of BoTB players and a special thanks to the brain child of this cool, bi-monthly hop, Fae!

Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with….

Melancholy March,
Your gloom is showing,
Your winds are glowing,
Across the sky.

Melancholy March,
Your clouds are crying,
Your trees are sighing,
As though they’ll die.

I know you’re late for Winter’s tale,
Too early for any Spring,
So we stand,
Hand in hand,
Waiting for anything!

Melancholy March,
Without a season,
You have no reason
Or rhyme to be.

Melancholy March,
Meet melancholy me!

Melancholy March,
Meet melancholy me!

Have a songtastic day!

Mad Men

A couple of months ago, we decided to begin a new-to-us TV series on Netflix (AMC). Since, we do not have cable then catching it on Netflix is great. That being said, here’s what we are currently addicted to!

 

Today we’re partying to “freebie” picks. Whatever tunes are getting your groove on, then we want to hear them this because my lovely co-hosts XmasDolly, JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, this month’s honorary, and I want to boogie with you on the best virtual dance floor in Blogosphere right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Mad Men’s whole show is totally retro feeling even right down to the music. My freebie picks, I pulled from the show. I was a wee little girl when these tunes debuted but I’ve heard them many times over the years.  Here are a few musical treasures from the past…

 

 

 

PhotobucketAre 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!

**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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