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Be Thankful for What You Got #4M

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m going to keep things simple today. This is a short but full week for many especially for those of us in the US. Our mewsic theme is songs aboutThanksgiving or being thankful“. Here’s my Thanksgiving playlist!

 

 

  1. “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn (incidentally I used this three cover songs of this in last week’s BoTB. You’re invited to check it out & cast your vote for your favorite artist) is an excellent song to remind us to be grateful for what we have instead of looking to our neighbors who have more and to be thankful.  This is the way I translate it….be happy with what you have, keep your eyes off what others have because when you look around there are others who are worse off than you.
  2. “Every Good Thing” by The Afters reminds us we’re all guilty of taking life for granted and it’s with these words I am thankful…”You’re the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat. Every day we get to breathe. You’re the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance. Every laugh, life is so sweet.”
  3. “Why Me Lord” by Kris Kristofferson isn’t a song I would say reminds me of Thanksgiving but I certainly get the point of the lyrics, it’s a humbled man talking to the Lord who’s obviously filled with gratitude for Jesus’ love
  4. “Thankful” by Josh Groban reminds us there is joy around us but we forget to notice which is something I’m constantly reminding myself to seek the happy tidbits amidst the troubles because life isn’t purrfect.
  5. “Presence of the Lord” by Blind Faith  is considered to be the first true supergroup formed by Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Another song title that isn’t obviously stated but showing your thankfulness is to live in the presence of the Lord.
  6. “All Things” by Citizen Way is a story told by a woman living on hard times who reminds the listener to give the Lord thanks for all things even those things we don’t even know.  This is something I strive to pray for daily because I know everything in my world comes from God and without Him I’d have nothing.
  7. “Grateful” by Rita Ora is an excellent reminder that we give thanks for the storms in our lives because rising above it all makes us stronger while teaching us to appreciate the sun even more.

 

Are you ready to groove?  My partners XmasDolly, Stacy, &  Colette are ready to boogie with you and you’re invited to step out on the dance floor with us now!



This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me (and others) to check it out. Thank you for respecting this simple rule!

 

 

What mewsic moves you today? ?

I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiraiton/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

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Do you see your life as good, bad, or in-between? What things are you thankful for this year?

Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block as quickly as possible. It’s gonna get busy from here on! X💋X💋, Cathy

 

 

 

 

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#WW Rainy Skies + #BoTB

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! In February I shared some photo-art created of images taken near Big South Fork and the below picture was taken the around the same time the others were snapped with my first point n’ shoot digital camera, Canon SD880.

This is an ordinary photo but I see it as an open canvas to add layers and embellishments to create something new. I will share my SWF contribution a day early in tomorrow’s post and I hope you’ll come by to see how I recycled this plain picture into my newest photo artworks!

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Don’t forget to tweet the mews! 😉

 

Okay, you not-so WW crowd, you’re here and there’s no need to rush off just yet. I invite you to stick around for the second half and help pick the next winner in March 1st of Battle of the Bands.

 

March has been a rainy month and the above photo depicts how our skies have looked most of the time. Although we did not see any sunshowers, the first song to pop in my head inspiring this battle’s song choice is, Have You Ever Seen The Rain written by John Fogerty and performed by the roots rock group Creedence Clearwater Revival. CCR hit #1 on the Canadian national singles chart  RPM 100 in 1971 with this song and in the same year, it peaked number 8 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Contender #1 80s classic rock style of Belinda Carlisle

 

Contender #2 smoky jazz sound of Karen Souza!

 

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).

Who gets your vote, Carlisle or Souza?

 

 

I invite you to visit the admin of the BoTB list, Stephen to see all the other showdowns taking place right now and don’t forget to come back, next week same place and time to see if your pick wins! ?

That’s a wrap for now and I’m gonna leave you with one more cover, (this is for your entertainment only, not included in the showdown) that I liked but fell a little short of the two featured artists.

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BTW, I’m not participating in Thursday Movie Picks until June while I prepare for the April A-Z Challenge but I’ll be here to give you your weekly dose of laughs with my newest edition of Friday Sillies!

 

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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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October song #BOTB showdown

Did you notice the calendar flipped over again, kittens and dawgs? I will not have a Saturday Songsuasion edition but I will next week. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any mewsic today. No, no, no. It’s October 1st which means, it’s time for a new BoTB. That being said, in this first battle, I’m going against the grain. Instead of using two artists covering the same song I’m using a song title of two songs that has different lyrics and artists.  It’s up to you to vote on  your favorite song in October song #BoTB showdown!

Nominated for Best Alternative Music Album in 2011, self-titled Broken Bells debuted album (US peak position 2), at the 53rd Grammy Award. One of the singles to release from this album is today’s song title battle, October. I don’t think it charted but I really dig the sound. Give a listen to song #1!

 

Broken Bells “October” song lyrics

One of this American rock band’s earliest recordings and outtakes from 1998 is today’s song title, October, written by Evanescence band members: Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and Will Boyd. The song has a bit of controversy with fans who seem to think it has a “gospel” reference with the line, “I fall into your abounding grace” even though there is no mention of Jesus Christ or Lord in the song. The rumor is, although not confirmed the song was written Amy’s younger sister who died. Knowing these things about this song sort of helps me to not think of it as just a “dark” song. Please listen to song #2!

Evanescence “October” song lyrics

It’s interesting, these songs are not about the month October or autumn or the change of seasons and yet they are nice songs in their own right. 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 October song you like best and why (optional).

Who gets your vote, Broken Bells or Evanescence?

The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit, Stephen (at the top of the list), if you’d like to know how this works and/or ask how to join all this madness fun!

Tell your friends to come by to get in on the action. The more the merrier!?

I am taking a blog hiatus beginning October 1st -17th but I do have my routine weekly posts scheduled. I will link with a few regulars, do return visits, and respond to comments. It’ll be sorta like I’m not away from Blogosphere.

Thanks for joining the fun. I’ll leave you with one last “October” song (not included in battle) to feature this week’s Saturday Songsuasion artist and for your enjoyment. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off, have a bandtastic day and please boogie back over for Not-so-Wordless Wednesday! ?


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Will Baird

Good morning, kittens & dawgs while clicking through the “Crowd Picks” on ReverbNation my ears perked when I heard today’s featured artist. His mellow rock style compares with James Taylor.  Allow me to introduce Will Baird to you!

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After a 25-year music hiatus, Baird resurfaced in recent years as a songwriter. He began his music career when he was a college student in Boston where he played in subways. He gained local notoriety performing the coffeehouse circuit in Cambridge and Harvard Square. Currently, he’s focusing on writing, recording, and performing in clubs and church festivals in New England, New York, and Nashville Tennessee.

 

What did you think of today’s mewsic? Is this a new-to-you group or did you know who they are? Are you a new fan of Will Baird? You can follow him on one of these social media networks.

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For the rest of September, I will share Saturday Songsusaions with the Monday’s Music Moves Me crowd to boost this blog post series. I hope you’ll lend a hand in tweeting the message to your friends and mark your calendar to come back by. You’re the bestest ever! ?

My next scheduled post is Tuesday and I invite you to join me for Whatever happened to…. series! 😉  Have a songsational day!

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Ships Have Sailed

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Mewsic is what makes my vein pulse, my heart glad, my face glow, and my soul soar. This week’s mewsic discovery resonates peace and a pawse to reflect.

Today’s featured band reminds me of Coldplay, so if you’re a fan of that style of mewsic then you’ll enjoy unwinding to this morning YouTube 17 vid/playlist. Listen now to Ships Have Sailed!

 

Their mewsic is available for purchase at iTunes and Amazon. Don’t forget to follow Ships Have Sailed on any or all of these social media sites!

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What did you think of today’s mewsic? Is this a new-to-you group or did you know who they are? Are you a new fan of Ships Have Sailed?

Let’s tweet some mewsic love!

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. If you’re a new and upcoming artist desiring a little extra play time, please pitch me and I’ll plug your tunes in for my readers to enjoy. Have a songsational Saturday!

I invite you to listen to Call Me cover song sing-off between The Dandy Warhols and Skye, then cast your vote ! Me What’s next, more music on Mewsic Moves Me!

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The Traveling Wilburys

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs a couple of weeks ago I kicked off the post series. In my first edition, I shared with you What ever happened to ELO? Several bloggers left comments of interest, but one person mention today’s featured band. I had no clue why until I took a quick peek to learn the Traveling Wilburys consists of several well-known music talents: Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and none other than Jeff Lynne (ELO).

If you’re wondering how this mega talented band came up with The Traveling Wilburys for their group. Wilbury is slang for “We’ll bury ’em in the mix” used by Harrison during a recording session of small production errors. Later on Harrison suggested The Trembling Wilburys and it was Lynne’s idea of The Traveling Wilburys that all members agreed on for the band’s name.

Allow me to (re)introduce these super band members who call themselves  The Traveling Wilburys!

  • Nelson/Spike Wilbury (George Harrison)
  • Otis/Clayton Wilbury (Jeff Lynne)
  • Lefty Wilbury (Roy Orbison)
  • Charley T. Jr/Muddy Wilbury (Tom Petty)
  • Lucky/Boo Wilbury (Bob Dylan)

 

 

 

During their time together as The Traveling Wilburys these artists helped each other with their solo records, but they never did a tour together. Here’s what Petty said on this matter…

“I think it would work, if we wanted to do it. I don’t think we ever considered it, really. There were a lot of nights when the conversation would roll around to that. But I don’t think anybody ever took it seriously. I think it would ruin it in a way. Then you’re obligated to be responsible and it’s not in the character of that group. It would make it very formal and that would be the wrong spirit.”

This league of extraordinary artists recorded one album before Orbison’s sudden death in 1988, but a second one followed. Harrison and Lynne continued to occasionally work together until Harrison’s death in 2001. In 2007, The Traveling Wilburys music reissued selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide in its first three weeks. Their roots rock style captured the hearts and ears of many in the decade plus spent together. If you have time, you might The History of The Traveling Wilburys interesting.

Have you heard of The Traveling Wilburys before now? What interesting factoids can you share about this supergroup?

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!