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Mewsic to honor my brothers and my sisters #4M

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Alrighty, I have some good mews for y’all. Our lovely Dancing Queen, Marie, will return to the dance floor today after being away for a few weeks fighting a battle with pneumonia. WOOT! WOOT! *applauds*

Okay, it’s time to have a little fun. Who says Mondays can’t be fun?  Lace up your blue suede shoes or kick ’em off to rock n’ roll in your socks.  In honor of Marie’s big brother’s birthday she suggested we go with the mewsic theme “Siblings Day“. Let’s get this party going!

I am the oldest of four.  My siblings are left to right: LilBro1, LilSis, and LilBro2.  I figured I would play mewsic from their birth years.

LilBro1 is my first cousin and his mother passed away when he was very young. I’m not speaking ill of the dead and I certainly do not understand the goings-on in my uncle’s head but he placed his children in the care of other family members or the state orphanage. My parents adopted him in the early 70s after LilSis was born. He had a sweet disposition and always willing to help me around the house. The week he was born in May 1965 this Beatle number one single made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

 

 

In a few days,  LilSis will celebrate 47 years. She was my living babydoll with more than nine years separating us. There wasn’t a song charting the week of her birth, so I went with the week before and according to Wikipedia climbing to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts between May 30-June 6 was Ray Stevens’ Everything is Beautiful which describes my LilSis – beautiful!

 

 

LilBro2 and I were good buddies when we were small sharing everything together. This past April was his 51st birthday but he left us in 2006 to live in heaven. I’m sure the angels threw him a big bash. The week of his birthday April 14th this song ranked #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

 

 

Hold on to everything! I need to include the siblings I inherited when I married DH! I always felt like they are my brothers and sister. Family ties don’t need to be through blood but through love and I love each of them dearly. Hopefully, I’ll get the years right.

Photographed in the early 70s about 1973; pictured left to right are BIL2, BIL1, & SIL (married to BIL2)

I don’t know who snapped this shot. I suspect it was DH but I can’t swear to it. This scene is definitely a signature capture of these clowns and DH is just like his big brothers.

BIL1, born mid-November 1949,  this unfamiliar tune was a Billboards Best Sellers in Stores and Number One-Singles from October 1-November 19th.

 

The next hit is US Cash Box Best Selling Singles #1 Hit from December 30, 1950, through February 3, 1951, placing this song around the time of BIL2 birth. Wouldn’t you know it many years later, he’d find himself living in the very state mentioned in the song title.  Is it a coincidence or fate? 😉

 

Lastly, this popular song from 1955 (SIL birth year) was Best Sellers in Stores for the first three weeks in January and it’s a classic of the 50s.

 

 

 

Thank you for including the 4M gals in your day. Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor!



What mewsic do you think of when you think of your brother(s) or your sister(s)?

 

I’ll see you next week same time and place. Keep those tunes groovin’ and those toes movin’. It’s time for me to catch the flip side (translation: I’m heading your way) this is Curious as a Cathy signing off!

 

 

 

Mewsic resources..

The Best Songs About Brothers
The Best Songs About Sisters

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow #BoTB showdown

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I’m breaking away from my blogging break to bring you, Kittens & Dawgs another edition of Battle of the Bands.  This morning’s battle inspired song is from the “60s Rock Songs” theme a few weeks ago on Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me.

Written by Gerry Coffin and Carole King, The Shirelles recorded and took this song to the top of the chart in 1960. This morning, I’m sharing two contemporary versions of this rock classic that are different but equally enjoyable. Now, listen for yourself!

Contender #1 slow tempo, jazz style of Ali Ollie Woodson.

 

Contender #2 heavy rocker tenderly caressing this song for a magical cover with James Durbin.

 

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 gets your vote, Woodson or Durbin?

 

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 will share the results of this battle on Monday, June 12th in my Monday Mewsic Moves Me post (Freebie week – your choice) and I hope you’ll check back to see who wins.

I’m slinking off for now but don’t worry I am making returns visits (sometimes a bit slow but I will get around to ya) to all who stop by and I definitely plan to cast my vote in each fellow BoTB participators showdown.  Keep the mewsic playing and have a bandtastic summer, this is Curious as a Cathy signing off!

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Which do you prefer, Driver’s Seat or being The Passenger? #4M

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Good morning, kittens and dawgs! How was your weekend?  I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer. In honor of our fallen heroes and their families, this song is for you.


Thank you for giving your all for this country and may God bless those you left behind! 🙏

XmasDolly (Marie) is still sick as a dog and weak as a kitten after her bout with pneumonia but her dance partners Stacy, Colette, and I will do our best to hold things down. Hopefully, we can keep everyone off table tops and shirts on with no calls to police for disturbing the peace. Buckle up and enjoy the ride, this week’s theme is “SONGS ABOUT CARS/RIDING”!



I’d like to know, where is this year going?  It’s driving past us like a Fast Car, that’s what’s happening!

 

 

What did you do over the holiday weekend, anything special? Was it like Heaven’s in The Backseat of Cadillac (Hot Chocolate) or Highway to Hell (AC/DC)?

Did you spend time traveling? Which do you prefer the Driver’s Seat or being The Passenger?

 

 

 

I prefer taking in the drive instead of being behind the wheel but regardless of how you like to Ventura Highway, I hope you’ll decide to join the 4M gals on the dance floor!


Check out The Ultimate List of Car Songs!

 

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

I’m continuing my relaxed blogging schedule, mostly breaking but not totally breaking away completely.  I hope you’ll come back on Thursday for Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow “Battle of the Bands” Showdown!

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A tribute to Roger Moore #goodbye #JamesBond

Yesterday, Roger Moore age 89 passed away in Switzerland after a short fight with cancer. Today, I honor the man who took 007’s character to a lighter, funnier side compared to his predecessor by sharing theme mewsic from his James Bond flicks.

His first three Bond movies –  Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) I didn’t see when they released in theaters (we owe the entire Bond Collection now). It was after DH and I got married before I watched any of these and I can’t swear to it if I saw them at the movies or caught them on TV.  It doesn’t really matter because these iconic films are a part of my favorite all-time action movies.

 

 

 

Roger Moore will always be The Spy Who Loved Me. I  often sing the theme mewsic to DH.

Nobody does it better
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you
Baby, you’re the best

 

Moonraker (1979) is the first James Bond movie to release the year we got married, so I definitely recall seeing this film at the theater. It was awesome to see on the big screen.

 

You gotta admire the producers and directors in the early years for incorporating all the hot babes in the opening sequences setting the viewers up for more of that James Bond playboy charm and I fondly recall For Your Eyes Only (1981) and perhaps my all-time favorite Moore Bond film. We saw it at least three times in the theaters and bought Sheena Easton’s US hot ranking (#4) song!


Throughout Roger Moore’s reign as James Bond, there was more comic relief than others past or present movies that I recall. Maybe I’m remembering wrong but I could be right on this.  In the 1983 film Octopussy there are a few unforgettable movie quotes that left the audience laughing out loud or snickering sheepishly.

James Bond (Moore): [Q’s mechanized version of the “Indian Rope Trick” malfunctions] Having problems keeping it up, Q?

Q (Desmond Llewelyn): Experimental model!

James Bond (Moore): [looking at the tattoo on Magda’s back] Forgive my curiosity, but, what is that?

Magda (Kristina Wayborn): That’s my little octopussy.

 


A View to a Kill (1985)  was Roger Moore’s last film as James Bond.  I read it was his least favorite of his Bond movies and I’d have to agree but it was good nonetheless. I found this bit of trivia interesting from IBDb.

Roger Moore said that he decided to end his run as James Bond when he realized that Tanya Roberts‘s mother was younger than he was. However, Albert R. Broccoli said he wanted a younger actor for the next film The Living Daylights (1987) and would not have kept Moore as Bond anyway. Broccoli felt that retaining Moore, who was 57, for this film had been a mistake. Contrary to what some sources have said, Moore was never offered another Bond film after this one.

 

According to IMDB, Moore’s Bond never actually uttered the line shaken, not stirred when ordering a martini in any of his 007 movies. He also never drove the spy’s famed Aston Martin.

I found two fun articles Roger Moore Had the Greatest Gadgets in the History of Bond and The Wittiest James Bond in History I enjoyed reading this morning during my search.

The news of Roger Moore’s passing was bittersweet.  I was sad that he died but thankful for having known him on the big screen as James Bond.  His good-looks and classy sophistication captured the hearts of women around the world. I was not offended by his Bond character’s playboy antics. I saw a man who loved women with a certain tenderness. Maybe that was Moore’s personality shining through but he gave me the sense that his sexual escapades were more than just a one night stand if his bed buddy didn’t wind up getting killed or his duties to Queen and country didn’t take precedent. Through his acting career, Roger Moore became a person I felt like I would want to meet someday because his goodness radiated through his eyes and smile. Unfortunately, I won’t get that chance in this lifetime. Perhaps in the afterlife, I will.

Roger Moore had a colorful life with women.  He leaves behind wife #4, Kristina Tholstrup and three children from a previous marriage.  The BBC reported his children statement which read, “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.” These words touched me deeply. Moore’s kids appreciated and understood the value of their Dad not only in their lives but through the eyes of his fans.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Moore family. May God’s loving presence give you comfort and strength in the coming days as you adjust to facing life without your husband, father, grandfather, and friend. God bless!

 

You will be missed, Mr. Bond!

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Dance Freebie Style #4M and Leather Tuscadero Wins #BoTB

Good morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Contrary to what you might be thinking, I’m really taking a blogging break for the next couple of weeks. I just have a strange way of doing it. I’m just committed to co-hosting the best dance party in Blogosphere with the 4M gals. This week, we’re dancing “freebie style” which means anything goes mewsic wise that is! Reel in your wild side folks. This is a family friendly site. 😉

I came across this morning picks last month which I saved just for this occasion and I hope you enjoy them, too.

 

 

It just dawned on me that both artists begin with the letter “P” but I didn’t find these mewsicians while doing the A to Z Challenge because of this reason or at least I don’t think so. I guess it’s possible I could have but I do remember looking for songs for the alpha-prompt “W” when I came across “Watercolour”. The thing is I didn’t use any mewsic in either of those posts.

While I’m here, I might as well let the Cathy out of the bag on who won in last week’s “Glad All Over” #BoTB Showdown.

This was a run away 11-3 victory for Suzy Quatro including my vote for Leather Tuscadero. Yeah, that’s a name from those good ole “Happy Days” which I totally forgot about until John reminded me. Thanks to everyone for making this a fun battle showdown and I’ll see you for June 1st #BoTB!

 

 

 

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs!  I invite you to hit the dance floor with the M4 gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette, and little ole me! This week’s theme “freebie style” – your choice of mewsic!

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I’ll see y’all next week on the dance floor (Theme – Songs about Cars/Riding) with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me. Have a tunetasic week, my friends!

 

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

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