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All Things Vintage: Flapper fashion era #AprilA2Z

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Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! Let me point out that if you voted in the April 1st BoTBs, then you’ll find the outcome listed in my side menu on a sticky note.  Thank you joining me for today’s edition of All Things Vintage!

 

 

The roaring 20s was full of mischief, but I am 99.9999% sure my grandma or great-grandma was NOT a flapper girl.

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For a long time, I thought flapper was some sort of fashion statement from the 20s. However, it was more than this, it was a lifestyle. Flappers girls were a new kind of women who wore short skirts, bobbed hairdos, makeup, consumed alcohol, smoked, listened to jazz, sexually promiscuous, and other unsuitable behavior for women of that time.

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With any group, there are those who live by the rules and there are those who break the rules. People come and go through time, but the same scenarios play out from one generation to the next.

Liberalism is fueled by discontent and never passes a chance to promote disharmony. The basic truth is that women and men are both different and equal; men do something better than women and women do some things better men and there are things both sexes do equally well. Life would be for us all, if we all can see this for what it is.

The Flapper era gave us a girls gone wild period, but I like it for the fashion, hair style, makeup, and music. Unfit behavior is never right regardless of your sex and should not be glamorized or glorified.

Thinking about the Flapper girls make me think of another more recent era. Look at the woman in the first picture below with the flowers in her hair. Now, what other generation comes to mind for doing this and having loose morals?

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The Dandy wrote Flappers and the Roaring 20s that include a good source of history reads surrounding this topic.

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I always said God uses bad situation to bring about good and this is one of those incidents. Flapper girls were synonymous with naughty living, but out of this rebel women were granted the right to vote, the option to attend college, and to work outside the home. God knows better than anyone what a woman is capable of doing. After all, He is the creator!

What comes to mind when you think of the Flapper fashion era? If you lived in the 20s, would  you be a conservative Victorian lady or a Flapper girl or maybe a hybrid?

A special thank you to my good friends the incredibly gifted A2Z Team…

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Heather M. Gardner
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
AJ Lauer
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

Now, I invite you to hop with me in checking out some of the amazing A2Zers playing along this year and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to read about GSMNP.

Singer verses Songwriter #BOTB results

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WARNING, this is gonna be a longer than usual, kittens and dawgs! I am having a two for all special…again. First announcement is revealing my theme for the annual A-Z blogging challenge event (you can find me at 412 on the list) that’s sure to have us all pulling our hair out (hopefully in a good sorta way) beginning April 1st.

This is my third anniversary to take part and I decided to do something different. I’m going vintage. Originally I envisioned old magazine ads, commercials, music, gadgets, and more. Let’s just say, I’m gonna keep things loose and sorta go with the flow. Hopefully, I will delight and amaze not only you, but myself on this journey with discoveries from the past. I’m calling my theme, All Things Vintage.

Last week’s Singer Verses Songwriter #BoTB showdown I touched on the direction my April theme without hinting, but it’s obvious my song pick falls in the vintage category.  This really wasn’t much of a competition and if you guys have kept count then you already know.

I fell for Fallin’ instantly after hearing Connie Francis sexy tones and as much as I like Sedaka I by far prefer him as the songwriter over a singer. His vocals do very little for me and it was a no brainer Connie gets my vote. The singer blew the songwriter out of the water by a 14 to 3 victory. Connie Francis takes the golden mic!
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A special thank you to everyone who participated. Don’t forget to see how the other showdowns played out by visiting STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’ for the list of fellow BoTBers.

Next month will be busy with the #AprilA2Z blog challenge, but I hope to roll my #BoTB posts in with the alphabet prompt and I invite y’all to come back to see what falls Fallin‘ out of my sleeve. 😉

The music doesn’t stop here, feel free to boogie with me to Testing Trisha for Musical Monday and then step out on the dance floor with the 4M crew. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a few more songs written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka sung by the amazing Connie Francis….

 

 

 


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Eternal Flame #BOTB results

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Good morning, kittens and dawgs! Last week, I featured battle song Eternal Flame by The Bangles and asked you my pets to pick between Candice Accola and Human Nature covering this classic 80s hit. It was a close, but clean fight. The final tally revealed….

Candice – 10 (including my vote)

Human Nature – 8

Congratulations Candice and thanks to every body who participated. Don’t forget to see how the other showdowns went down with Stephen the official BoTB roll call keeper and now it’s time to hit the dance floor with the 4M crew. Whoo-hoo!

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a few songs from  It’s Always the Innocent Ones – Candice

 

 

 

Psst, Psst, one more thing before you hop away, don’t forget my #WW linky party goes live at 12AM EST (tell your friends) and I hope you’ll share your Wordless Wednesday photos with me this week! 😉

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Macy Gray VS The Hoax in Superstition #BOTB results

Good-afternoon, kittens & dawgs! I. Am. So. Behind! That’s what happens when you spend the day in the mountains on Monday followed by too many things to do on your list. I’m floundering around trying to play catch up, which is making me terribly dizzy in the process.

Composure, Cathy, you gotta have composure. Breathe. Good. Now, let’s get down to business. This last battle started off heavily in favor of The Hoax, but Macy Gray managed to gain momentum, but she didn’t snag enough votes to take the lead. The final count was…

The Hoax 11

Macy Gray 7

For the most part, everyone (including myself) preferred The Hoax funkiness who kept their cover closer to Stevie Wonders vibe over that of Gray’s slower, moodier version. It was interesting to see how the margin narrowed between the two contenders and in the end I was happy it wasn’t horribly lopsided one way.

Don’t forget to check out how more amazing #BoTB results below!

•Fae @ Far Away Series   •Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’   •Lee @Tossing It Out   •Robin @ Your Daily Dose   •Donna @Book Lover   •Mike’s Ramblings    •John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing    •Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands    •Alex J. Cavanaugh  •Kim @ The Belle Rocks   •Tom @ Shady Dell Music and Memories   •Debbie @The Doglady’s Den   •Cherdo @Cherdo on the Flipside   •Michele @ Angels Barks    •Mary @ JingleJangleJungle   •Janie @ Women: We Shall Overcome    •Jeffrey @ J.A. Scott    •Madilyn @ NovelBrews    •Holli @ Holli’s Hoots and Hollers   •Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with….

 

Thanks for stopping in and don’t forget to join me on the 1st with another round of Battle of the Bands.

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Superstition #BOTB showdown

It’s mid-October and you know what that means, kittens and dawgs, don’t cha? It’s time for round 2 of Battle of the Bands.

I decided to go with a theme for this battle and with Halloween at the end of the month, then I elected to use Stevie Wonder’s 1973, not included in the showdown, hit song Superstition.

Introducing contender #1, a new-to-me British Blue band, The Hoax. What surprised me to learn is this group has been around 20 years and I’m just now hearing them.  What’s with that? Oh, well…here they are doing Stevie Wonder’s #1 tune, Superstition.

 

Contender # 2, is another new-to-me artist. This America R&B jazz singer/song writer’s unique vocals style steps Wonder’s song pace down a notch bringing something different to this cover. Kindly listen to Macy Gray!

 


Alrighty, boys and girls, you know what to do. Tell me in comments who gets your vote and why. There’s no wrong pick other than the one you don’t make. So have fun!

Meanwhile, the fun continues with more epic battles taking place on these amazing bloggers sites. Check ’em out!

Fae @ Far Away Series (Brain Child of this little meme) Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’  (Blog Hop Coordinator of sorts)   •Lee @Tossing It Out   •Robin @ Your Daily Dose   •Donna @Book Lover   •Mike’s Ramblings    •John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing    •Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands    •Alex J. Cavanaugh  •Kim @ The Belle Rocks   •Tom @ Shady Dell Music and Memories   •Debbie @The Doglady’s Den   •Cherdo @Cherdo on the Flipside   •Michele @ Angels Barks    •Mary @ JingleJangleJungle   •Janie @ Women: We Shall Overcome    •Jeffrey @ J.A. Scott    •Madilyn @ NovelBrews    •Holli @ Holli’s Hoots and Hollers   •Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Don’t forget, the polls close midnight of October 21st and I’ll share the results of this competition a week from today, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named! Thanks for joining in on the fun. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a bonus cover, for your entertainment only, I thought was worth sharing.


Are you superstitious? What’s the weirdest superstition you know? Have a bandtastic day!

 

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