A Song A Day Challenge – Finally Part V

My really good friend Sandra tagged me to join in the ‘a song a day challenge’ and I’m happy to say this is the last day of this challenge for me…..we all love music but this commitment thing is annoying at times. I normally only commit to Mullet Monday’s and Hump Day Shenanigan’s, the rest, well that’s just icing on the fucking cake 🙂

Please go check out my wonderful friend Sandra. She will welcome you in and serve you up a warm cup of coffee, something sarcastic, or play you some super cool music. 🙂

The rules.

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

Screw the rules, I’m not nominating anyone today. In fact, this song goes out to all of you fabulous people. Seeing as this is the last one I’m posting I wanted to do a little tribute to you bloggies. So I picked God Only Knows –  I appreciate each of you so so much and have grown quite fond of you all and I consider you very dear friends. And, let’s face it, God only knows where I would be without you…..

Lyrics…

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin’ do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would livin’ do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you

A Song A Day Challenge – Part IV

My really good friend Sandra tagged me to join in the ‘a song a day challenge’ and I’m playing along 🙂 You can check out Sandra’s blog above and tell her Hi for me!

The rules.

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

Please, pretty please do not feel obligated. I now realize I have quite of friends named John 🙂 Here are my nominee’s:

John

John

My song choice today is “Thank U” by Alanis Morissette – The reason I picked this song is I feel like it was a growing up kind of song for me. A song speaking to me about maturity through Alanis Morissette, Yes! She’s had so many hits but this one is my favorite…..she’s singing about responsibility, owning our actions, with a lot of sarcasm and what about this video and her standing there naked? That’s something right? And guys and dolls, tomorrow is the last day of me posting this challenge, sigh…I know you’re sick of it….Ha!

Lyrics

How ’bout getting off these antibiotics
How ’bout stopping eating when I’m full up
How ’bout them transparent dangling carrots
How ’bout that ever elusive kudo

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

How ’bout me not blaming you for everything
How ’bout me enjoying the moment for once
How ’bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
How ’bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

The moment I let go of it was the moment
I got more than I could handle
The moment I jumped off of it
Was the moment I touched down

How ’bout no longer being masochistic
How ’bout remembering your divinity
How ’bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How ’bout not equating death with stopping

Thank you India
Thank you providence
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you thank you silence

 

 

A Song A Day Challenge – Part III

My extremely interesting friend Sandra tagged me to join in the ‘a song a day challenge’ and I’m ecstatic to participate because I love music as much as anyone. Check out Sandra’s blog as she loves music and has some great stuff!

The rules.

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

Please, pretty please do not feel obligated. Here are my nominee’s:

Joan

Wendy

My song choice today is “Team” By Krewella – Some of you might have heard them before (Younger hipster folks) – Nope, I don’t claim to be younger nor a hipster but I’m 45 and I’m still up on my music shit. Don’t let 45 scare you kids, Lennon is not an old fart quite yet. I love hip hop, rap, pop, jazz, reggae, and the list goes on. I have a very eclectic variety of stuff on my spotify. This song right here I can’t get enough of. These bad ass chic’s have managed to put my attitude in a song that actually sounds amazing. No, it’s not all about Lennon, I’m sure everyone feels this way sometimes but it’s got a great beat and rad confidence to it. You’re welcome 🙂

Lyrics:

Last night, I saw the fear and the fire burn in your eyes
The way you were looking at me like a deer in headlights
Didn’t they tell you to not bring a knife to a gunfight?

I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in
(I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in)
I don’t need a crown to know I’m king
(I don’t need a crown to know I’m king)
I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in
I don’t need your love I don’t need nothing
Go do y’all Ima do me,
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

Go do y’all Ima do me
Go do y’all Ima do me
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

Cloud 9
I caught a vibe and a fever you know money can’t buy
Going all in no bullshit ’cause I’m here for a good time
Didn’t they tell you the view ain’t as good from the sidelines

I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in
(I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in)
I don’t need a crown to know I’m king
(I don’t need a crown to know I’m king)
I ain’t givin’ up I ain’t givin’ in
I don’t need your love I don’t need nothing
Go do y’all Ima do me

Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

Go do y’all Ima do me
Go do y’all Ima do me
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling fine
‘Cause all I need in this life are a few good ride or dies
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling fine
Go do y’all, Ima do me
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

Go do y’all Ima do me
Go do y’all Ima do me
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling fine
‘Cause all I need in this life are a few good ride or dies
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling fine
Go do y’all Ima do me
Don’t give a fuck if you ain’t on my team

~~~ Now go strut your asses into work loves or don’t?! ~~~

 

 

 

 

A Song A Day Challenge – Part II

My very dear friend Sandra tagged me to join in the ‘a song a day challenge’ which I’m thrilled to accept. I think we can all say we truly love music right? A little about Sandra, she’s an incredible writer. I honestly don’t think she realizes how amazing she is. In the link above I took you straight to her poetry section. Check it out, she’s fantastic!

The rules.

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

Please, pretty please do not feel obligated. Here are my nominee’s:

Tracy

John

My song choice for today is….. Beast Of Burden – Now if you really really know me, you should know that I’m a gigantic fan of The Rolling Stones….I bow down to The Mick Jagger. He has more swagger than any man I know. When I hear “Alright Baby” and he shakes those hips….I melt. No, he’s not that pretty to look at, he’s not, but, he’s confident, mad talented, knows who he is and knows how to sing a fucking song and get you moving. Hands down my favorite band EVER.

Lyrics:

I’ll never be your beast of burden
My back is broad but it’s a hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me
I’ll never be your beast of burden
I’ve walked for miles my feet are hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me
Am I hard enough
Am I rough enough
Am I rich enough
I’m not too blind to see
I’ll never be your beast of burden
So let’s go home and draw the curtains
Music on the radio
Come on baby make sweet love to me
Am I hard enough
Am I rough enough
Am I rich enough
I’m not too blind to see
Oh little sister
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, girl
You’re a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty girl
Pretty, pretty
Such a pretty, pretty, pretty girl
Come on baby please, please, please
I’ll tell ya
You can put me out
On the street
Put me out
With no shoes on my feet
But, put me out, put me out
Put me out of misery
Yeah, all your sickness
I can suck it up
Throw it all at me
I can shrug it off
There’s one thing baby
That I don’t understand
You keep on telling me
I ain’t your kind of man
Ain’t I rough enough, ooh baby
Ain’t I tough enough
Ain’t I rich enough, in love enough
Ooh! Ooh! Please
I’ll never be your beast of burden
I’ll never be your beast of burden
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be
I’ll never be your beast of burden
I’ve walked for miles and my feet are hurting
All I want is you to make love to me
I don’t need no beast of burden
I need no fussing
I need no nursing
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be

Now turn that volume up and shake your booties….. Hoping you survived Monday’s madness loves!

A Song A Day Challenge – Part I

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My lovely, incredibly talented friend Sandra tagged me to participate in the ‘a song a day challenge’ – Seriously? I fucking love music! Sandra is fantastically mysterious, deep, dark, and did I mention talented? Although we’ve never met in person, I feel an intense connection with her. She gets me and I get her. She’s even more sarcastic than me, Yes! Maybe that’s why we’re drawn to one another? Either way, I’m thrilled to call her my very close friend.

Here are the rules. I hate rules but I’ll try….

Post a song a day for five consecutive days
Post the name of the song and video
Post what the lyrics mean to you (optional)
Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge

It’s hard to pick nominees because I’ve already seen so many participating already and then of course there are several bloggers that do not like to be nominated but I’ll give it a shot. Please, pretty please do not feel obligated.

Dan

Darryl

Gravity.

Yes, Lennon has a softer side believe it or not. This song reminds me of a time in my life when I was extremely fragile. I allowed someone in, they pulled me down, into their miserable existence. This song sums up how I felt and what I went through. I promise the next song will be more uplifting. But, I’ve always loved this song and when I hear it, it makes me realize how strong I truly am and how far I’ve really come. No one will ever have that type of control over me again.

Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long
No matter what I say or do
I’ll still feel you here ’till the moment I’m gone
You hold me without touch
You keep me without chains
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
And not feel your reign
Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me
Oh, you loved me ’cause I’m fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone
Set me free, leave me be
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity
Here I am, and I stand
So tall, just the way I’m supposed to be
But you’re on to me and all over me
I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground
But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down
You’re keeping me down, eh ooh
You’re on to me, on to me, and all over
Something always brings me back to you
It never takes too long

 

[Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics…]

 

 

Tracy….A Joyful Process

Man! I can’t tell you how much I adore this guy. He makes me feel “some type a way” 🙂 Anytime I visit his blog I just feel good! Whether he’s doing his Funky Friday or his 80’s Mania Monday or his Jam It Or Slam It, I’m all in baby. Tracy is the type of guy that you feel like you’ve known for years. You just bond immediately with him. He has a dynamic personality and you’re just pulled into his groove. He has phenomenal taste in music. When you are at his place you feel like you’re at a club, restaurant, or party hanging out with friends. Why go out when you can sit here on your computer in your jammies and jam with Tracy? It’s fantastic! Stop by and turn the volume up and do the cabbage patch, robot or the reebok in your seat like I do when listening. At least that’s what I did Friday at the office 🙂 It’s guaranteed to put you in a spectacular mood!

A Joyful Process

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Not sure if you remember visiting record stores when you were a teenager. Not many around these days. There’s a few vintage ones in larger metropolitan cities but few and far between. Well, this blog is like walking into a record store from way back when. What do I love about John? He shares with us all of the newest releases weekly of several different genre’s. Unlike myself where I only listen to rap, hip hop, or pop music he features rock, punk, christian, jazz, rap, country and the list goes on and on. I absolutely love his blog. It makes me feel like I’m young again and shopping for records. I can sample what’s coming out this week to see what I’ll add to my spotify for my commute first thing Monday morning. Pay a visit to his blog and check out the record selections and feel some beats.

2LOUD2OLDMUSIC

Thursday’s Mood

Hi Loves, Today’s mood is all about my girl, Lex Jones. She is one of my absolute favorite people in the world. She’s been a friend of mine since high school. She’s incredibly talented and earns her money like a fucking boss. She’s self made and fantastically Bitchnificent. I adore this bad ass girl. She’s my people. Today is Lex’s birthday so please join me in this cyber blog birthday bash. I’m kicking it off with some awesome songs that I love and most definitely bring her to mind when I hear them. Happy Birthday Lex! I have a strong feeling this is going to be your year!

80’s Part I Male Artists/Hits + Cars

This week we begin the 80’s era of music & cars. I remember more from the 80’s than I do from just last week. So many fun times in the 80’s. I could wear my hair naturally without doing a damn thing to it because big hair was in. It was the day and age of Aqua net, jelly shoes, bright neon colors, head bands, big belts, and epic music.

1981 – The Cars – Shake It Up – I am a big Cars fan. I loved them so much it’s part of the reason I chose my vanity plate on my mustang. SHKITUP Such a fabulous song!

1981 Red Cadillac Eldorado Convertible – What a classic right? Beautiful car.

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1982 – Michael Jackson – Beat It – RIP MJ – You had so many hits and there wasn’t one that I didn’t like. But, this one, this is my FAVORITE. Loved the video, the song, the dancing, every single thing about it.

1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000S – There’s something about a Lambo that I love. Maybe the clean curvy lines or just how fast it will go.

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1983 Duran Duran – The Reflex – This one brings back fun memories of my friends and I dancing around in our PJ’s with tennis rackets, maracas, and bed posts using them as microphones or for air guitar. We LOVED Duran Duran. Bow down to their hair too will ya? They had fabulous hair, you have to admit.

1984 – Kenny Loggins – Footloose – I had numerous slumber parties and we would watch this movie over and over again. We were so crazy about Kevin Bacon. 🙂

1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS – One of my dearest friends had one of these and we loved it. I can remember wearing bikinis and washing it every Saturday that summer. This was a bad ass car.

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1987 Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me – No matter where you’re at…when this song comes on and Rick Allen (Drummer) rolls out the beat you feel an electric shock run through your veins….

1987 Ford Mustang Notchback – One of my best friends had one of these with T-Tops and we would cruise for hours blaring Def Leppard and racing guys in this hot fast ride.

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1988 Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – This song makes me want to get up and do my white girl dance….you know the one that Carlton always did on Fresh Prince Of Belair? I can’t get enough of Billy Ocean. I recently (a month or so ago) saw him on The Tonight Show with The Roots and he sounded amazing, hasn’t changed much at all. He just has long dreads now but same ole’ Billy – he’s simply incredible!

1988 VW Rabbit Cabriolet – All of the cool cheerleaders drove these in high school. I wanted one so bad. But honestly, this car didn’t fit my personality. I wasn’t a cheerleader, I actually tried out and wasn’t good enough…I was more of the type of girl that needed a big motor in my car so I could race boys. But, this was a cute little ride. I always loved them.

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This wraps up this segment. Stay tuned for my Monday post. Not sure if I’ll have time to do a Mullet Monday. I might need to recycle one of my older posts for our Monday boost. Have a great Sunday loves!

Thursday’s Mood

Do you ever feel overwhelmed….so fucking stressed out that you can’t even think straight? You call people by the wrong name…you mispronounce things and make errors over and over again? That’s me right now. I’m constantly asking myself internally, are you having a fucking stroke or something? No, nothing majorly is wrong but anytime something changes in my life it throws me off and everything starts spinning out of control in my comfort zone.

A couple of months ago I got promoted to a supervisor position. Now I’ve hired my first new employee and training him has been really difficult for me. By training him it’s putting me behind with customer orders and we’re moving so slow while the orders keep coming in. We have many different duties we need to focus on but we’re moving so slowly that everything is just piling up. It’s giving me a lot of anxiety. Anytime I’m not in control and things aren’t going my way I freak the fuck out.

So today’s song is Paradise by Coldplay. I think you’ll like the song and the video. Every time I watch the video I get a little teary eyed at the end of it. Here’s the thing, I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I know it won’t be like this in weeks to come. I have to be patient with my new hire and get him trained and it will all be worth it. *** Telling myself to simmer the fuck down and look towards the end result is a job in itself ***