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Showing posts with label Musical Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musical Monday. Show all posts

14 November 2011

Purple and white

Purple, heather, Rod Stewart with beautiful pictures to boot. The decision is unanimous :)



I couldn't shake white snake off when I checked this week's theme. Searched Youtube and found it's "White Lion." A mammal not a reptile, silly. Forgetfulness progressing. Being divorced does not keep me from liking  Til Death Do Us Part. When I saw scenes depicted in this video, I said Pride and Prejudice does it; this is it:


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07 November 2011

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams became a hit in 1988 (US; 1987 UK).  As I was more on loving the beat I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics. Or maybe deep inside I knew the song described about 80% of what I was going through thus I avoided it. Thank goodness I'm so over 1988. Now I can dance to this tune with my two left feet.



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17 October 2011

Don Gato and company

In the 80s we had a neighbor who played Senor Don Gato repeatedly on his cassette. The sound was loud enough to reach other houses. Fortunately, the song was amusing - a very cat-like human voice would respond "meow, meow, meow."  It probably helped that I'm an animal lover so I didn't mind hearing the song over and over. 


Mozart, my fur kid looks very much like this pooch. See how he dances :)

And here's thoroughbred Little Red by Patty Shukla

 Some of the things I love about living in Thailand are the elephants! They are called "chang" here. This is a clip of Thai children singing karaoke about a chang.


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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

10 October 2011

Orinoco flow

"from Tripoli to the Yellow Sea, from Peru to Cebu..."

Quite international: about 16 other locations are referenced on Enya's Orinoco Flow which topped the charts for weeks in the 90s. The mention of Cebu brings me to the summer of 1990.  I was 18, traipsed Cebu and said to myself - one day I'll go look at what's beyond this old city. That is not the only reason I like Sail away (incorrectly thought of as the title).  The arpeggiated harp intrigues me as well. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I do.


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03 October 2011

Under Pressure

Anyone out there who is under pressure, please raise your right hand. There goes mine.

Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Tyler are some of my favorite songsters who have hits among the top 100 songs of the 80s. Resisting them was hard. The Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure is, as far as the title goes, what I exactly am nowadays. Here's hoping some of the pressure get kicked away by the beats that also move me today.


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19 September 2011

If a picture paints

Music Monday: Song from your birth year
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As to what songs came out when I came out - I do not have any idea. It was fun recognizing titles as soon as I skimmed a hundred of them on Music Outfitters. 

Images resonate with femmes fatales. Or it's just me. Here's She's a Lady by Tom Jones
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And one that flashes Helen of Troy and awakens nostalgia, a fave - If by David Gates
 

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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Monday Mayhem
What's the best way to get rich?
Write wacky blogs like why you were dumb to major in Literature or some obscure discipline in the Humanities. Market your creative juices.

Have you ever eaten anything that you once saw alive?
My plan was to make that brown hen a pet. She ended up on our dining table two days later.

What creeps you out the most about clowns?
The never-ending grin which makes their eyes look like they're saying, "I'm going to get you." It's probably just paranoia so don't believe what you just read.

Tell us your best or favorite garage sale or flea market find.
A fairy figurine which will adorn a birthday cake scheduled to be eaten at a later time.

Who should get slapped on the wrist today?
JC for not vanishing into oblivion yet. 

What do you need to accomplish this week?
Get seriously cracking with how to make up for the pay slash that blew my head off last week.

What's you best tip for online shopping?
Pass. I browse and browse but never really purchase anything.

This was pretty random. Can you tell us something really random to end this week's meme with? Shriveled banana, rise from the dead!

More mayhem at Harriet's Monday Mayhem

15 August 2011

Vent and graduate

Music Monday: Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar
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School. Your imagination must have gone rainbow-colored what with everything that school life is. Let me cut to the chase - it's great to graduate.
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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Monday Mayhem: Ticked off
Welcome to Monday Mayhem. This is indeed the coolest place to be on a Monday. Today we are going to share what ticked us off about. What a great way to vent! Be sure to have fun!

1. What made ticked off the most yesterday? a headache

2. What ticks you off about your local mail service? Hollow parcels. And as if it's not jarring enough the letter that tells you what to expect in the parcel arrives slashed. That's corruption, third-world style.

3. What ticks you off about the opposite sex? Some of them 'care too much' they invade  privacy, threaten independence and ruin plans. 

4. What ticks you off about eating out? Lack of coordination between servers and chefs or is it zero understanding or deliberate ignoring of a request? In the land of chili patches, this scenario is normal:

Guest: pointing to the food on the menu, mai sai prik, dai mai ka? (is it possible not to have chili in it?)
Server: Nods and says dai ka (yes, it's ok)

Minutes later your food comes wafting to your table all biting red with hot-as-hell peppers. Btw, you can't, nor are you supposed to return it. They think it's your fault.

5. What ticks you off about the internet? When it goes off and the provider does not fix it right away. I mean hello... the clock is ticking and you are charging me.

6. What famous person really ticks you off? That pinched nerve in the House of Representatives. She doesn't tick me off. I just wasn't frowning either when the Justice Department placed her on the immigration watch list. Ouch.

7. What ticks you off about people on the road? Unnecessary honking of horns

8. Name something about politicians that ticks you off. Suddenly they need an urgent medical procedure when trial is in the offing or a conviction is imminent.

9. Tell us about a story you have recently heard that really ticked you off. Snooty and ignorant is about a little, cross-eyed ghostwriter naively tweeting how the white wine at a state dinner sucks and that she is asked to edit the president's speech while she is buying make-up. Now I shouldn't be embarrassed to visit Vietnam.

10. Are you feeling less ticked off now? You were right. It was good to vent. I had fun.

More mayhem at Harriet's Monday Mayhem

25 July 2011

High upon this love

Music Monday: High upon this love, Dionne Warwick, The Bold and the Beautiful
Monday Mayhem follows

The closest I could get to a TV show is The Bold and the Beautiful. In the early 2000s I tempered vicious gradschool Stats with the entertainment  B&B offered.  Eric Marienthal renders a prominent saxophone feature and Dionne Warwick does the vocals. I love the combination.


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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Monday Mayhem: Hot Mayhem

1. Were you a fan of Amy Winehouse? Were you surprised about her? No and no

2. What have you always wanted to try doing during a heat wave? Have you done it? What's holding you back? Heatwaves are an almost daily experience where I live. I'm probably too used to being dehumidified to think of exotic ways of dealing with the usual cold edibles, light clothing or freezing AC's.

3. "Judd" from Sunday Stealing is having a party. Are you going? What are you planning to bring with you? Another party... I'll be happy to hear how fun it has been :)

4. Do you think other countries deserve a set of twins (kind of like the "French Twins")? Which country would you designate a twin country? I'm not sure I understand this. I only have Siamese Twins in mind.

5. Would you ever trade your lifestyle for the lifestyle of someone rich and famous? Why or why not? The perk vs the price: nah... my unpublished creativity trove is enough.

6. What's the stupidest thing you heard last week? That somebody camped out my door while I was partying somewhere, tsk tsk tsk....

Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem

25 April 2011

Beauty and power

Music Monday: Light and Shade, Fra Lippo Lippi
Monday Mayhem follows

... of words, music and images are what I am happy to share today. Fra Lippo Lippi is popular in my home country (Philippines). Thanks to people who put together media like this for all of us to enjoy.


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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Q1. What brand/flavor of chewing gum would you recommend to the rest of us?
Dentyne Ice Midnight Mint. Guaranteed to funnel chili oxygen to your nostril. If you don't want your tongue convulsing in strong mint, stay away from it. (But it's my favorite)

Q2. What brand/flavor of beverage would you recommend to the rest of us?
Water from a mountain spring. I never drank anything like that from the shelves. But I have from a real mountain which took 8 hours to reach the peak. Just missing those days.

Q3. Describe the perfect steak (vegetarian's can describe the perfect tofu or whatever). Beef that gratifies the palate and doesn't break the wallet

This video is a heart warmer. Watch.


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11 April 2011

While I'm alive

Music Monday: It's My Life
Monday Mayhem follows

A friend celebrated an approaching change on her civil status Saturday night. When documents are sorted she will be officially single again. "Better get on with it," I thought. Down at Hard Rock I noticed for the first time a reference to Sinatra on Bon Jovi's It's My Life. I never really paid attention to this hit until I admitted I did relate with the message coming off the lyrics. My two left feet were exploiting the dance floor when this was played.


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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Q.1- Why does it seem that every TV station goes to commercial at the same time- when you are checking to see what's on the other channel? Financiers probably want it that way - commercials get about the same amount of exposure at similar times from viewers

Q.2- Should we spend all of our million dollar win right now or save it for a rainy day which may never happen? We should enjoy the money and at the same time set some aside for the rainy day which will most probably happen when you least expect it

Q.3- Is it really funny when people send in videos to TV shows of themselves getting hurt in order to win the TV shows funniest video award? Are these videos even funny to you? No. Getting hurt is no justification for a video award. It's not funny to me. It is sad.

Now. When I'm old I'd like to be as calm as this grandpa in the face of silliness. If I could pull this off I'd laugh my way back to my rocking chair.


Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem

04 April 2011

If I wrote a note

Musical Monday: Note to God by Charice on Oprah
Monday Mayhem follows

There's a twin issue currently hovering above my a** - a son diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), and an ex-hubster who plays hardball about all this. I shoot questions and need answers.  Unfortunately this reality takes time to be sorted and moments trying to penetrate the core for possible solutions could seem frustratingly non-existent. At times I fancy communicating with a deity like this - 


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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
 
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Q1. Do you think Twitter is taking over as the 'social media tool of the moment' (replacing Facebook who replace MySpace)? It has its purpose to people, just like FB. Determining whether is has taken over as the "social media tool of the moment" could be partly based on the stats which I haven't checked so in playing this by ear - nope. I don't think it's taking over exactly.

Q2. What are your thoughts on the one year anniversary of the Gulf Oil spill?
Verifying facts before forming opinions is as important as its effect on us. That the BP top guy - Tony Hayward is a Phd (Geology) at 22 intrigued me but it has yet to be checked against that honorary something Edinburgh U conferred on him. No time to do that further. A question mark forms in my head on: 
The offshore drilling in the Gulf approved by the Obama administration features the same blowout preventers that we now know are prone to blowout. The safety report from BP that is cited in these latest applications is dated 2009, before the Deepwater Horizon failure. This failure to enforce standards is unsurprising in an industry where the “impartial” regulators have significant connections to lobbyists. McGill Daily
Q3. What combination of items, that people will sometimes use, should never be used in making a sandwich in your opinion?  Everyone has different tastes. No olives for me.

Jonas is a vampire too? God, where was I all this time....

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28 March 2011

I'll Play For You

Musical Monday: I'll Play For You by Seals and Crofts
Monday Mayhem follows

To Xmas Dolly, Lorie, Larry and Callie: thanks for putting me on the Spotlight Dance today. I have two left feet but fortunate to have no other pairs of eyes in my apartment, so dance I will!

Don't I just like freebies on Mondays! :) I get to feature old songs. They remind me of times when dinners in Asia were NOT eaten at the computer facing someone on Skype eating breakfast in Central Europe.
 

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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop


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Q1. Do you think Donald Trump has a chance at becoming President of the US?
He can then funnel his wealth into education / research useful to humanity. Nice thought to enjoy. 
Q2. What's the best way to pile on the calories?
Don't think. Just eat away.
Q3. What's the best way to burn those calories?
Try the stairs from the ground to say, the ninth floor for a week. No cheating. Don't pass out before you

Meet Stumpy -

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21 March 2011

Hard habit to break

Musical Monday: Hard habit to break
Monday Mayhem follows

All these excellent male artists in the world. It's hard to choose a fave from among them. I decided on someone I saw live not long ago. Here's Peter Cetera of Chicago. 

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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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MONDAY MAYHEM
1. Are you concerned at all with the possibility that radiation leaks could head your way?
Better ready just in case than wake up sorry.

2. What is the one thing that you will always go cheap on?
Anything I don't want to keep

3. What would you buy that price would have no limit?
Necessities for the kiddo

4. Name a TV show that could be about the stupidest thing ever.
Haven't watched any since 2004

5. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
When I got used to wasabi it wasn't strange anymore

6. If it were really hot out and you were at the beach, would you go in the water even if it was dirty or full of jellyfish? Nope

7. Can you teach old dogs new tricks or is it just not worth the effort?
Why bother

8.What makes comfort foods taste so good?
The illusion of forgetting troubles

9. How do you like your steak cooked?
Usually well-done but if it's choice beef rare is ok

10. Have you ever stepped on something and had it stuck in your foot?
A tack. The pain I could stand for few seconds, the horror was murder.

11. We're looking for viral video theme ideas. What's your best idea for a viral video day?
Something off the insane minds of Jane Austen addicts (like me, ops)

12. What is your twitter handle? Can we follow you?
Forgot it now. The only time I did twitter was when I had to familiarize myself with some FAS (Federation of American Scientists) research bits.

Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem

14 March 2011

Spring ahead ... Japan

A cousin and her husband and a former gradschool classmate are three people I know who are in Japan right now. It is such relief to know they are ok as I never dared turn on the news. I actually avoided footage of the destruction. But perhaps I could share Amanda's move of showing a bit of support for Japan by featuring their music today. This first one is classical which I hear all the time in Japanese restaurants. Ah well, at least I'm a fan of Japanese cuisine.


And here's wishing and hoping the Japanese people would be as happy as this again and be back to normal living soon.

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XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Today we are playing "Spring Ahead" a tribute to moving your clock ahead an hour thanks to daylight savings time. Have fun and thanks for playing!

1. What time zone do you live in? ICT or Indochina Time

2. Does your time zone change the clocks? No

3. What is the worst part about pushing your clock ahead an hour? Confusion

4. What is the best part about pushing your clock ahead an hour? You are an hour early if you're not confused

5. What is the best excuse to use when you are not on time to get somewhere thanks to the time change? Clock malfunction

6. Do you think we really need to change our clocks or is this practice not a good one? I'm fine with not changing our clocks

7.Tell us a good story or memory about clocks, time change or anything else. My flight for Dubai departs at 8. At 6.30 I was still in a mall in the middle of Bangkok shopping  for - you guessed it - a watch. Of all coincidences. Like an idiot.

8. Do have any ideas about Monday Mayhem going to an all Viral Video Monday? That will be exciting

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07 March 2011

What if... I thought I fell in love

Monday Mayhem follows

Favorite female vocalists? What a riot! I wish I could have them all here. But here are three of them who sing lyrics that are quite relevant to me these days.

Gloria Estefan --- Here We Are

Dionne Warwick --- I'll Never Love This Way Again

Karen Carpenter --- You

Ahhh... gratification galore!
Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda hosts Musical Monday

XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice host Monday's Music Moves Me

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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What if... Charlie Sheen were right about who he is, what he is saying and his "goddesses"?
Then Howard Stern's assessment would be confirmed. Charlie is special.

What if... Potato chips were declared a vegetable?
I'd use a helping beside my steak

What if...All the junk going on in parts of the world ended in peace?
Bad time for the business of war

What if...gas prices hit $5?
The Middle East crisis is dormant, latent, volatile. It goes berserk while we are dreaming of world peace over oolong tea. We shouldn't be surprised at its impact on gas prices

What if...American Idol got canceled?
I never would have known William Hung

What if...the Queen of Alaska was elected president?
A nation has succumbed to her brand of intellectual and leadership fortitude

What if...talking on a cell phone while driving became illegal?
The act of making it illegal is long overdue

What if...Bud and Kathy invited you to a party- would you go?
I would. Jill and the french twins might be around

What if...you found $1000 sitting in the road?
It will find its way to fine haunts

Harriet hosts Monday Mayhem

28 February 2011

Listen to your heart, frog

Monday Mayhem follows

It's the final week of the love month. Here's Listen to your heart by the Swedish pop duo Roxette.



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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Monday Mayhem: Viral Monday F***

Look how she tried. I never would have guessed it's something that hops. Poor baby.



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