Music Trivia

Dear readers, its time to play name that tune.

please fill in the blanks

1.Hit the road __________, singer Ray Charles

2.Why do fools ____________, songwriters, Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago and George Goldner

3._________ 66, songwriter, Bobby Troup

4.I _____ it ______ my, The Chairmen of the board? guess who

5.Born _________, __________, ___________, Bruce ?

6.I just want to make love to you: name this band_______________

7. You really got a hold on me, name this Singer__________________

8. Mona _________, by ___________________________

9. The devil went down to George?

10. Cowboy take me away, Who are these lovely ladies of country music?

Have Fun

Togetherness

Dear readers, a few words about togetherness

 

Relationship, courtships, friendship, partnership, marriage, cohabitation, shacking up, living in sin, monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, zoology, couples, a pair, twosome, duo, deuces, tow of a kind, heterosexual, homogeneous, …….. togetherness

what say you?

Broken Family

Dear readers,

I saw something posted by my son on his Instagram page. No need to worry , my son is 36 years old, married 14 years to a fabulously talented and beautiful wife, who gave birth to my three amazing grandchildren ( two girls and a boy), Yes, I know I said no need to fret, but a mothers never ceases worrying no matter how advanced in age their children. My son is a family man. He is among the thousands maybe millions of young black men, who have  stood before man and God and said ” I do” and meant it. Nonetheless  it pained me to read this post:

Family isn’t what it used to be. It use to be time when you could go to grandma house, eat hang out with family, and just have a good time. Now everybody choose who they wanna deal with. Aunts and Uncles choose which kids to be proud of. Brother’s and Sister’s treat friends more like family. Cousins talk about each other like they aren’t flawed. Grandparents spend time with certain grand kids. And the only time you see everyone together is a funeral.

While your reading this post and discovery that your family has fallen on hard times. Pick up the phone and reach out. Plan a dinner, send a card, aplogized to the family memebers you haven’t spoken to becuase of a foolish grudge. the foundation of the next generation depends on strong family tides,

Whats say you?

Swing Time

Dear readers,

In case you’re wondering about my musical selections,they are not chosen randomly.  Growing up I was fortunate to live in a  house where music played an important role in our daily routine. My father loved all genre of music and taught his children to appreciate the artist talent of each performer. We danced and song as a form of entertainment, instead of watching Television.  However, were  two shows we did watch together,  American Band Stand, and Soul Train. One of my fathers’ favorite singers Sam Cooke. My vinyl Classics:

Aretha Franklin: Natural Women ( composed by Carol King), The Five Heartbeats: A house is a heart, The man in black himself, Johnny Cash: Walk the Line, The elements of the world, Earth, Wind & Fire: Lets Groove, Ray Charles: Georgia, Representing the women in Country music, Ms. Loretta Lynn: Coal miners Daughter, Benny Goodman: Sing, Sing, Sing, Duke Ellington: Take the A Train, Cab Calloway: Hi De Ho

What song makes you, Shake Rattle and Roll~Bill Haley & his Coments

What say you?

Go Ahead add to the list

Vinyl Classics

Dear Readers,  I will be adding a new category  music ranging 20’s to the 90’s, from  rock, R&B, gospel, Country, classical, Jazz, reggae,Soca, etc., I love music.

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of life,Micheal Jackson: Thriller, Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin: Respect, Roberta Flack: Killing me softly, Whitney Houston: I will always love you, Bob Dylan: Blowing in the wind, Bob Marley; One love, The Commodores: Easy, Luther Vandross: A house is not a house, The Police: Roxanne, Herb Alpert: Rise, Chuck Mangiones: Feels so Good

Whats your groove? Feel free to add to the list.

 

 

Imagine

Dear readers,

We run around like rats chasing after cheese moving from hole to hole. In New York City, I’ve observed people commuting on trains and buses gulping down slices of pizza before reaching their destinations. Most of then are suffering from heart burn, acid reflux or some form of indigestion.

People walk fast in New York City, claiming that’s how a true New Yorkers moves. Hogwash. They walk fast trying to keep pace on this virtual treadmill called life. They speak to each other in passing shouting as the distance between them grows wider and wider. New Yorkers rush around huffing and puffing to catch a train, plain, car or bus they’ve so carefully  scheduled, and if they are one minute off, boom, the entire day is ruined

Weekends has become a marathon of chores  and trying  to caught up, this means, racing against the clock trying to complete impossible tasks before the dreaded MONDAY. Vacations have turned into a stay-cations, mostly due to the boss needing you close to work because he/she is on a real vacation, and might call you asking some questions about the project you’re not supposed to be working on during your backyard  stay-cation.

I once heard some one say, choose your struggle and stick with it.

I say, breathe and visualize this.

Imagine all the people living in peace~ John Lennon

What say you?

#the struggle is real