Category: Music Moments

Tell It Like It Is… My #1 throwback Song

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1960s Throwback – a convertible and a song
What’s your #1 Throwback song?

I always have a song in my head. A rhythm, melody or harmony I like (vocal or instrumental) that just pops and I sing!

It’s been that way since I was a little girl, recanting the 5 part harmony of my mom and her sisters and the deep and robust alto voice of my grandmother.

On any given day and time you were in the mist of any one of these ladies, you were hearing a tune, If not the lyrics, they were humming.

When the sisters came together in song… you clapped, dance or sang (quietly) as not to disturb the perfect  a cappella  rendition of the songs they sang for fun or as The Clark Sisters

Today the song that popped and stuck is “Tell it Like it Is”  by Arron Neville (1966).  It’s one of my all time singing favorites. I  know every word and note.

Remembering the times (1966) I recall the lyrics mirroring my life in many ways and I adopted the title and used it like my own…

I used the lyrics to this song like my Keds sneaker collection  I wore back then.  often changing the words to fit a circumstance, situation or decision – weird but true!

The words speak to honesty, love, desire and commitment,  the characteristics I embrace today for myself first…truth!

When I hear the song, the title, reminds me that success is an inside job and I sing… answering question for me.

it’s my way of checking if my thoughts and feelings are in sync with the “who” and “what” I’m pursuing.

 

“Tell It Like It Is”

If you want something to play with

Go and find yourself a toy
Baby, my time is too expensive
And I’m not a little boy

If you are serious
Don’t play with my heart, it makes me furious
But if want me to love you
Then, baby, I will, girl, you know I will

Tell it like it is
Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I-I-I-I-I know deep down inside of me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride

Life is too short to have sorrow
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby, go on and live

Songwriters: GEORGE DAVIS, LEE DIAMOND

 

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Strings of Beauty

haywire_custom_guitars_red_335_stratMy granddaughter asked for a “real”guitar for Christmas and I asked why? She responded because I like the sound.  OK…I asked who did she know that played a guitar and she disappeared and returned with this picture and a list (below)… To my surprise many on the list I favor and all played Gibson guitars…I gotta ask you…How many of your favorite guitarist made the list?

*George Benson *Carlos Santana *Chuck Berry *Brian Robertson *Nikki Sixx *Cheryl Crow *Bob Dylan *Jerry Garcia *Grant Green *Jimmy Hendrix *Steve Howe *BB King *Peter Green *Tony Iommi *Joan Jett *Albert King *Lenny Kravitz *John Lennon  *Bob Marley *Paul McCartney *Elvis Presley *Keith Richards *Eddie Suggs *Frank Zappa *Eddie VanHalen.

Quite a few, right?! I bet you’re a baby boomer or a musician… I just love music and never realized how popular the brand is among the “greats”.

It’s a fact that all made significant contributions playing Gibson guitars and there’s twice as many guitarist where she gathered her research (smart kid -huh).

The list includes many veteran musicians with long careers, who have a history of faithful Gibson use. The particular instrument they used was unique or of historical importance.

Now I must admit that I didn’t realize the child had an interest in playing guitar or any other instrument, but I figure if she finds one that is as beautiful as the picture, it  will be a great conversation piece. I’ll also have a reason to strum a tune or two!

What It Takes To Work On The Internet

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Are you curious about what it takes to work on the internet?
Well, here’s what I know…
*Mindset, skills and tools are “mandatory” for endeavors of health
and wealth online & offline.
*Systems, relationships and mentors -are the “smart moves” of everybody regardless of the product or service that’s offered.
That’s it!
Note: everything you just read makes the web and the world go round…It’s just that simple!
Eventually the “mandatory” (tasks) and the “smart moves” you take, merge… The six actions become three…
1.tools/skills/system + 2.relationships/mentors + 3.mindset
forming your map complete with GPS.
It’s exciting and comes down to deciding committing and taking action.The three things you do everyday anyway.
The difference is you’re the boss…your office is open 24/7-365 and you work when and where you choose!
Whether you’re selling or sharing somebody needs what you offering.  How cool is that?!

Think about it…See the internet in your work future and take the next step!
After three years of going for it alone I’ve found a system that does 90% of the work and allows me to earn as I learn…A smart move for me!

Here’s what I know:
1.A laptop and internet connection give you the freedom to work anywhere…
2.A determined mindset keeps you marching with unwavering faith.
3.Skills emerge in the “Project Make It Happen experience” and success and freedom appear…you’re happier and you’ve done what you were born to do!
Stop by the Live online workshop for a sneak peak, you’ll be making a smart move.
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Cadillac Baby…YEAH

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Cadillac Baby
How that woman loves to ride
Yeah, Cadillac Baby
How that woman loves to ride
She’s crazy ’bout that hydromatic
Cause its such an easy ride
She loves her rollin, how she loves to ball the jack
Crazy bout her rollin, how she loves to ball the jack
She’s crazy about that easy ridin, crazy bout that CadillacTurn on the radio and cruise on down
The avenue
Yeah, turn on the radio and cruise on
Down the avenue
She’s crazy about my caddy
And I ‘m crazy for my baby too
Well, long about midnight she came
Knockin on my door
Yeah, long about midnight she came
Knockin’ on my door
Gotta take out that caddy
Baby wants to ride some more
Yeah at night we went riding
Riding in the rain
She was my baby
And I was her man
She said honey ride a long long time
You rock so easy, so mellow and fine
If you get tired of ridin, give yourself a rest
Park it in the spot that your baby loves the best
Cadillac baby
How that woman loves to ride
Yeah cadillac baby
How that woman loves to ride
Crazy bout that easy ridin’
How she loves that cadillac
Go
Let it Roll
I gotta Roll
All night long
Gotta Roll
All night long
Yes we gotta roll pretty darlin’
Roll all night long

Can’t get the song out of my head…I feel a test drive in my future!

Recorded: 1950 Roy Brown; 1993: Colin James   <==Click to hear.
Songwriters: FONTAINE BROWN
Cadillac Baby lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

“At Last”

My love has come along..
My love has come along..

My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
At last

The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at you

I found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known

You smiled,
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine…

At Last

Only in my dreams
Only in my dreams

“At Last” is one of my favorite Etta James songs, It popped into my head when I saw this Rolls Royce at a recent car show. Every time I hear the song I think about how beautiful this car is and start singing. Last night the car and song was in my dream so I decided to shared it with you.  Maybe now I can concentrate on getting my Toyota ready for winter. 🙂

Safe Travels