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Where is My Sweetie Jenni Vartiainen

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! These past two Saturdays I featured mewsic talent from Finland. Today I continue the trend with a female pop recording artist.  Jenni Vartiainen.

Prior to Jenni’s singing career, she was a figure skater in her teens and after winning the talent show Popstars in 2002, she joined a girl band who called themselves, Gimmel. Once the group broke up, Jenni embarked a solo career.  Selling more than 330K records, Jenni is regarded as one of the 50 best selling Finnish artists of all time.

 

 

At night I went again to sleep to the balcony,
So he would be closer to me
I saw the sky from my bed, I began to wait,
That I could see a star flying
They say: if you notice somewhere a falling star
Then you can wish for anything you want
For the night sky I whispered a request:
I hope it could wind soon
Ref.
Wind, wind there where’s my sweetie
Play with his hair for a while
Tell him that I love, that I miss
Tell him that I’m still waiting for him
Yesterday the night was calm
but then
wind breathed and I got the feeling
That someone moved near to me
Touched my cheek
I felt the known hand on my skin
I didn’t suspect anymore
I knew that I can
Fall asleep like a little child
We breath the same air
And we have the same ground under our feet
Ref.
Wind, wind there where’s my sweetie
Play with his hair for a while
Tell him that I love, that I miss
Tell him that I’m still waiting for him

 

English lyrics for Ihmisten edessä

 English lyrics for Duran Duran

 English lyrics for Minä ja hän

The site where I got the English translated lyrics from above have several song titles and most have accompanying YouTube mewsic videos. My favorite song featured today is “Missä muruseni on (Where is my Sweetie?)”  I really wanted to buy it from iTunes but sadly she has only one song listed which I did not share. 🙁

You can follow Jenni on Twitter & Facebook.

 

What did you think of today’s mewsic? If you liked, then share your discovery with your friends! 😉

 

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That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. I’ll see ya on Monday for Mewsic Moves Me. Have a songsational Saturday!

 

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Winter’s Day Spent Dreamin’ #WW

Welcome, Kittens & Dawgs! During the winter months, I generally prefer to stay indoors unless it’s a lovely sunny day.  There haven’t been too many of these opportunities since the holidays for venturing outdoors.  I hope in the coming weeks that this changes as DH’s new work schedule will allow us to have every other Friday together.

Luckily, I have lots and lots of archived photos to flip through. Many I’ve shared and then there are some that didn’t make the cut but have a potential for expressing my creative side through photo-editing.  This is what I’ve done today breathing new life in an ordinary photo with a short poem I penned for the occasion called Winter’s Day Spent Dreamin‘.

I snapped this photo in late winter 2011 with my Canon SD880 point n’ shoot on one of our day trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway roughly around the Graveyard Fields.  It was a gray, cloudy day which I enhanced with Pixelmator by converting it to a B&W image, bumping the contrast, and adding a bit of grain.

 

Let’s snuggle up with a piping hot beverage while we visit other photo enthusiasts today.

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Come back for another peek through my lens with my newest edition of Now on Thursday Skywatch Friday & CTST!

 

 

Have a fototastic day!

 

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Dance with Alex Clare on Mewsic Moves Me!

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.



Steve shared War Rages On by Alex Clare last week and at first, I thought he was a new-to-me artist. After going through some of his mewsic it finally struck me the first time his mewsic sparked an interest and if his name doesn’t ring a bell then his hit tune from the box office flick Taken will resonate.

 

Speaking of Taken, did you know there’s a TV series spin-off about to air on NBC on February 27th? Okay, this Monday morning I thought I’d share my discoveries of some of Clare’s purrfect tunes that put the groove in my move.

 

 

 

 

Visit Alex’s site or follow him on Twitter & Facebook to catch the latest mewsic mews!

What mewsic are you listening to lately? 😉

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.  Don’t forget to hop back for not-so Wordless Wednesday!

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Sunny with a touch of soul #BoTB showdown

Normally, I do not post on Sunday Kittens & Dawgs but it’s mid-January and this means it’s time for another Battle of the Bands showdown.  Recently, Tom reminded me of an oldie I had forgotten but apparently I have an emotional attachment to.  Perhaps something good happened to me the first time I heard it or maybe I just like it because of the poetic lyrics.

Sunny
Thank you for the sunshine bouquet
Sunny
Thank you for the love you brought my way
You gave to me your all and all
And now I feel ten feet tall
Sunny one so true, I love you

Whatever the reason, today, I’m featuring Bobby Hebb’s original Sunny with a touch of soul.

Sunny is one of the most performed and recorded songs with more than two hundred versions.  In August 1966, Sunny peaked the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #2.

Did you know Hebb wrote the lyrics to Sunny following two major tragedies? JFK’s assissination and the stabbing death of his older brother. According to Hebb,  he chose to have a sunny disposition over the lousy one he felt in the wake of the devastation over his brother’s death.  One that many of us can learn from and aspire toward when faced with loss, pain, or general problems.

Hebb has said about “Sunny”: “All my intentions were to think of happier times and pay tribute to my brother – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low. After I wrote it, I thought ‘Sunny’ just might be a different approach to what Johnny Bragg was talking about in ‘Just Walkin’ in the Rain.'”

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).

Contender #1 Stevie Wonder

 

Contender #2 Marva Whitney & James Brown


Which artist gets your vote, Stevie Wonder or Whitney & Brown?

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 23rd Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me post and if you like mewsic then I invite you to hit the dance floor with me tomorrow with the 4M crew.

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off an instrumental take on this oldie classic for your enjoyment only. 😉

 


Until then have a songtastic day!

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Finish symphonic metal band Nightwish

Good morning, kittens & dawgs!  I’m on a new kick in mewsic taking a look at international groups and artists for a change.  I’m not sure how long this series will continue but for now enjoy the ride with the symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland…

Here’s what Wikipedia says…

Although Nightwish have been prominent in their home country since Angels Fall First, they did not achieve worldwide fame until the release of the albums Oceanborn (1998), Wishmaster (2000) and Century Child (2002). Their 2004 album, Once, has sold more than one million copies[2] and was the band’s breakthrough in the United States. Their biggest US hit single, “Wish I Had an Angel” (2004), received MTV airplay and was included on three US film soundtracks to promote their North American tour.

Let’s kick this Saturday morning with Nightwish’s first US hit, Wish I Had An Angel!

 

The next two pieces of mewsic can be found on their 2015 Endless Forms Most Beautiful album.

 

 

The third song choice recorded by today’s featured group is from their 2007 Dark Passion Play album.

 

The last song featured today is the theme song for the 2007 Finnish movie, Lieksa.

 

Did you enjoy the sound of Nightwish? Stay connected with the Finish group by subscribing to their YouTube channel. You can follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

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That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend.  I’ll see ya on Monday for Mewsic Moves Me. Have a songsational Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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