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If you can dream it you can do it, Only in America #music tribute

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Tomorrow is election day. Many of you are sighing with relief waiting for it to be all over. It’s been a wild ride but there’s so much on the line this time around. It’s more than Red VS Blue, Dems VS Repubs, or Left VS Right. It’s about keeping our way of life as Americans.

if-you-can-dream-it-1I thought it fitting to share songs of inspiration. Tunes that speak the American dream, and dreamin’ in red, white blue. When I was little I dreamed of being a teacher, a wife, a mommy, a nurse, an actress, a singer, and even the president.

Walt Disney said it best….

 

 

America is the land that dreams come from and hope for a better life.

 

Without dreams, hope is gone. This is the very reason Americans hold dear the ideas our country offers to every person.

 

My parents raised me with the idea of America’s greatest and while I didn’t understand everything, I knew people from other countries saw America as the promised land with aspirations of reaching her one day. I always felt America is the promised land.

 

Did you vote in Revolution #BoTB showdown yet? It’s not too late. The polls close tonight with the results shared tomorrow.  I’m linking with the ? party hosted by the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew and you’re welcome to come with.  Thank you for including me in your Monday. You’re invited back tomorrow for a little Cathy Chats after you cast your presidential electoral vote.   ?? name-graphics-cathy-153844

 

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Dear God, please keep ALL Americans safe at the polls and Your hand on the Trump’s & Pence’s families. There are a lot of wicked people among us. Steer the angry, hateful evil-doers away.  Place in each a strong resolve to do what’s right  for their families and America and finally I ask for Your protection on our election keeping it free from corruption. In His precious name I pray. Amen.

 

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#BOTB: Bridge Over Troubled Water on #music

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Hello, kittens & dawgs! As luck would have it BOTB falls on Monday twice this month, so I am able to do a two for one special. Music is what makes my heart beat, but then you already know this with two weekly posts dedicated to tunes. I’m happy to share my participation in the BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB) & Monday’s Music Moves Me (which I co-host) with you.

Far Away Series & Steven T. McCarthy are hosts of this little shindig. The BoTB basic rules are as follows: You listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best by leaving it in comments. There are two “Battles” per month ~ the 1st and 15th. Six days later (the 7th and 21st), I tally the votes (including my pick) and announce the winner.

Let the battle begin!

Bridge over Troubled Water charted in over 11 countries, topping the charts in 10 countries, including the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart. It was the best-selling album in 1970, ’71, and ’72 and at that time was the best-selling album of all time, a position it kept until the mid-80s.

Simon & Garfunkel

 

Since Simon & Garfunkel release many other artists have recorded or performed Bridge Over Troubled Water, like Elvis, John LegendWillie Nelson, Jackie Evancho, LeAnn Rimes, Roberta Flack, Jimmy London (reggae version), and Eva Cassidy to name a few. But, I wanted to pit other duos against the original. How will they fare? You decide as you listen.

Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora

 
 

Josh Groban & Brian McKnight

 

Sissel & Russell Watson

 

Okay, here’s what you do to vote. In my comments section, tell me which band you like the best and why. After you’re done, then why not see what other BOTB participants (see below) are sharing.

Far Away Series

STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’

Tossing It Out

Your Daily Dose

Disconnected

A Writer’s Life in Progress

Creative Outlet of Stratplayer

Mike’s Ramblings

The Sound of One Hand Typing

 

For all of you, regular Monday’s Music Moves Me dancers, we’re dancing freebie style. Let me say, on behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen,  Marie @XmasDolly  and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie @JAmericanSpice, Stacy @Stacy Uncorked, Becca @Everyday Life, & myself, we want to invite you to step on the dance floor and shake your bootie! List your music post address below and join the party (grab the 4M button from XmasDolly’s site).



NOTE: One featured blogger gets selected every other week from the participates of the linky party as the Spotlight Dancer. Don’t forget to link up!

Dance with me next week on Monday’s Music Moves Me and find out who won on #BOTB! Next stop… your place, what music moves you

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Saturday Song-suasion #15 with songs of Thanksgiving & Gratitude

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Thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to listen my music selections. I trust everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving and made it through Black Friday unscathed. Today, let’s just relax and allow today’s music to fill our entire being as I continue with last Saturday’s theme of Thanksgiving & Gratitude.

“Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness…” ~ Colossians 2:7

 

“So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude.” ~ Unknown

 

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”  ~Author Unknown

Have a sensational Saturday!
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Cherohala Skyway

View from Cherohala Skyway

Today’s WW contribution features this 36-mile stretch of beautiful scenic highway from Robbinsville, North Carolina to Tellico Plains, Tennessee crossing two national forests: Cherokee and Nantahala thus giving it is name Chero-hala . 

The gorgeous views and cool summer breeze appeals to all who visit, but doubles as something extra for motorcyclist and sports car enthusiasts – a thrilling drive along a very long, steep, switching roadway.

Thank you for joining Angela from Mommy Time Out and myself for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays.

The 60s popular folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, like many artists, wrote the music to this work-in-progress before lyrical inspiration struck for the piece. On February 19, 1964 Paul Simon recalls how the lyrics merged: The main thing about playing the guitar, though, was that I was able to sit by myself and play and dream. And I was always happy doing that. I used to go off in the bathroom, because the bathroom had tiles, so it was a slight echo chamber. I’d turn on the faucet so that water would run (I like that sound, it’s very soothing to me) and I’d play. In the dark. ‘Hello darkness, my old friend / I’ve come to talk with you again’.” 

 

This song propelled Simon & Garfunkel and on New Year’s Day 1966, it reached #1 on the charts breaking, The Sound of Silence.

 

To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

It’s so nice of you to come by & I hope you’ll decide to make it a repeat visit each week to share in  my musical memories (new or old) and my photo ops.

For more WW link ups, check my Photography Hops tab at the top of my site. Now, do you wanna make me (or someone else) happy today? Then, leave a comment! I’ll be hopping over to your little niche in Blogosphere soon. Have a fototastic day!