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U is in yoU, which makes you, U #music #AprilA2Z

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m Under a dark Cloud (The Bangles) and I feel like climbing Under the Sheets (Ellie Goulding) till the crisis is over, but there’s no place to hide. Not Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters) or Under the Sea (Disney) or Under the Moonlight (Grayson Kessenich) or Under the Stars (Morning Parade). I just gotta get out there Under the Sun (Michael Weatherly) to get from out of the sense I’m Under Attack (Abba).

Why the urgency? Up until now, I kept ahead of the daily #AprilA2Z prompt, but it finally caught up with me and now I’m feeling Under Pressure (Queen) to get my mojo juices working. U inspired me!


Now, forget understanding this little ditty because it’s simply a fun, catchy number and in my book that makes it a winner! U inspire me (like yoU always do) and this morning, I want to say…U is in yoU, which makes yoU, YOU.

What makes yoU, YOU? For me, it’s mUsic! Throughout this challenge, I shared with yoU my daily mUsic choice. This is my utopia!

The first group I thought of was U2. I was pleasantly surprised when in October 2014 Apple launched the global rock band’s Songs of Innocence (click the link to listen) newest album to 500 million iTunes users for free. How utterly insane is that? I loved it! There are a couple of good tracks (The Miracle is my fave) on this cut and I hope yoU listen to decide for yoUrself.

Now, let’s flashback (coz I can’t forget my Flashback Friday edition) wayback!

DH and I were dating. He was a senior and I was a freshman in high school. I vividly remember this song coming out and no doubt played at DH’s senior prom. Do yoU remember it?

O’Day described this tune as a Nocturnal Novelette. It was put out without fanfare in February 1977. Four months later, it was the #1 song in the country, and certified gold.

As A2Z unwinds, just know I’ll be keeping the mUsic alive on my blog three days a week and I hope yoU will continue to join me. Before you go, tell us, what song describes yoU (or your life) in a nutshell?

Follow this undercat, while I visit a few unusually creative bloggers taking part in this ultimate A2Z blogging challenge with me!


Classic Disney Songs on Monday’s Music Moves Me

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This week we are partying to your favorite Disney songs per request Everyday Life. What ever classics you choose, then we want to hear it right here. Come on join me on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, is still recovering from back surgery. You may or may not find her shaking her bootie. That’s okay coz the rest of the 4M crew: JAmericanSpice, Just the stuff ya know (filling in for Stacy Uncorked), and myself. Link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below!

Here’s the linky:

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs, if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then you’re cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

Now…lets shake our tail feathers…

Everyone can relate to Disney on one level or another, Becca and what sticks out so prominently in my not-so-distant memory are the children’s animations. A sample of some classics that resonate instantly with me are…




But, my two all-time favorite Disney classics are Beauty and the Beast….



and, The Little Mermaid…



for having the best music, ever! I always love the happy ever after endings. Soooo sweet! Did you marry your prince/princess? Do you have a happy ever after ending life? 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.  Next stop… your place!  What Disney songs are moving you?


M is for….

M is for Mermaid….

Do you remember daydreaming about mermaids?  For years, I always believed mermaids are an old sailor’s over-worked imagination. I’ll touch base on that late. During my research for today’s Alphabe-Thursday post, I discovered a real-life mermaid.  Yeah, what’s she been smoking? you’re saying. Honestly, I found a modern-day mermaid.

Meet Hannah Fraser, a real-life mermaid.  She can dive 50 feet beneath the surface of the ocean on one single breath before resurfacing.  What’s truly cool about Hannah is her ability to co-exist with animals of the deep.  Read the entire article HERE

While Hannah isn’t the mermaid from a bygone era of sailors’ beautiful sirens. Okay, beautiful, yeah, but not what long ago sailors saw.  What did they see? You may know the answer to this $100,000 question already but, if not, then this is what they saw…the magnificent manatee!

Sailors spent months on end out on the ocean without the company of… the softer sex.  One can only imagine where their thoughts were most of the time.  The seamen spotted creatures submerged beneath the seas’ folds with a head, arms(flippers), and the back half a fish tail.  Their imagination interpretated — half girl, half fish. Wah-lah, the mermaid was born.  In fact, Christopher Columbus even wrote about mermaids in his log on his voyage to the New World.  Columbus reported that they “came quite high out of the water” but were “not as pretty as they are depicted…” (Cherry, 1995)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I wouldn’t go so far to say manatee are beautiful.  Manatees are sometimes called sea cows.  They are considered to be gentle and slow-moving animals.  These large, gray plant-eating, aquatic mammals can grow to be 10 feet long, can weigh 800 –1,2000 pounds, and have a lifespan of 60 years.  Most of their time is spent eating, resting, and traveling. Not a bad kind of life, eh?  Because they are mammals, then they must surface for air about every 3-5 minutes, but while they sleep they may remain submerged for as long as 20 minutes.  Sadly, they have been hunted to near extinction and are under the Endangered Species Act.

Lonely sailors and the romance of the sea fueled ocean voygers’ imaginations creating mystifying stories for young and old alike for centuries about a lovely, enchanting creature.  Disney’s 1989 popular animation The Little Mermaid reenacted these very childhood fantasies in all of us. (Free Little Mermaid coloring pages downloads)  To live in the world of make-believe for even a short while is a nice escape from the insanity of reality.

Join Miss Jenny and her pupils at….

Jenny Matlock


Thanks for hosting, Amanda!
My Thursday 2Q are:
1. Did you ever want to be a mermaid?  I did like playing make-believe, as a mermaid. My best childhood friend, Anita, and I would pretend when were swimming. I remember thinking as the sun beat down own my back that I was sunning myself on a rocky shore.
2.  How would you image they would sound?  While I always believed mermaids to been these amazing vocalists which we can understand, but thinking on it now, I would almost imagine their beautiful sounds may mimic something similar to a whale.  Perhaps not quite as haunting, but more of a almost secretive romantic lull.

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