You’ve blogged about important issues all week, you’ve earned a chance to relax and recharge. It’s Music Time.

So, this week’s theme for this thread is all about putting aside the weight of the world’s events for a while and just enjoying being alive on this amazing Planet. Share the songs that just make you happy, that make you want to dance, make you smile  and make you sing along every time!

I’ll kick off my picks with one that’s become one of my 7 year old’s favorite songs, she calls it “The Big Baby” song because of the CD’s cover art:

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

What a Wonderful World – Joey Ramone

Mr. Blue Sky – ELO

Brand New Day – Sting

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

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javaz
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Partying by myself on a Saturday night!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-y91mzjaHA

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Khirad
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One of my fave shows was Coupling, so:

Cake – Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV5PwN2e88Y

And, the Mari Wilson

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bito
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There’s sad blues, then there is this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbq3zqRqDQ&feature=player_embedded#!

Grinderswitch
Picken the Blues

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bito
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And a one-an a two an a three….

Everybody dance!! 😆

Everybody sing! Pennsylvania karaoke! 😀

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HITO
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HITO

I’m spackling and painting a bit tonight, and have listened to Ricki all the while. Excellent voice, and thoughtful lyrics.

Ricki Lee Jones
Satellites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXdwvDjxOkM

We were born forever
We are twinned in a fugitive mind
Friends should stay together and
Light the world with the fugitive kind

So you keep talking in many languages
Telling us the way you feel
Don’t stop confiding in the road you’re on
Don’t quit, you’re walking satellites

Walking satellites
She laughs satellites
A room filled with satellites
Ahh, walking satellites

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bito
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I’m cheating, I’m spying at The Zoo http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/ and what they are posting on their Friday Nite Music . Bunch of old commie libs over there, they won’t mind. 😀
YeeHaaa
Panama Red by the New Riders of the Purple Sage

“That ain’t pot, that’s a narcotic.” true line from a friend of mine. 😆

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HITO
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HITO

Another “UP” song, try not to shimmie and shake:

B52s – Love Shack

“come on and bring your juke box money”

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boomer1949
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Speaking of Swing…

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HITO
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HITO

That was GREAT!

Loved it. Rosie the Riveter…and a little Lana Turner from “The Postman Only Rings Twice”.

Going to play that again. Thanks Boomer.

🙂

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bito
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Hey boomer, keeping all pure in Columbus O-H-I-O ?

Let’s see the real girls. From “Buck Private”

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HITO
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HITO

Andrews Sisters!

Made me think of the Divine Miss M’s version:

This is the album cut, but there are “hot soldiers” pix, otherwise it was live versions. I’m partial to the album, which I don’t have anymore. 🙁

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boomer1949
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OH-IO bito!

I remember the “Real Girls” but I was a mere child mind you. Still like the 21st Century version and thought it was pretty cool a former Mouseketeer has a feel for the past.

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boomer1949
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HITO – try it again.

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HITO

Embedded denied by youtube…And I was looking forward to seeing that…my mom was the swing queen back in the day.

Raised on Fred Astaire, and I could Lindy at 10.

Maybe I’ve been denied because I don’t have my youtube acount anymore.

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kesmarn
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HITO, is there an underlined option that says: “Watch on You Tube”? If there is, you can click on that and still see the vid.

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boomer1949
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No, it’s not you…

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HITO
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HITO

Apologies, have never done music night, have never posted a youtube, so this will probably be a lame attempt. Thank you Adlib, for fixing it, as I imagine you will do…thanks.

But I thought the theme of “feel good” songs is so warranted this week, that I’m going to give you the link and a bit of lyrics to my favorite song that no matter how down about “stuff” I get, my spirits are lifted from the upbeat time signature and silly at times lyrics. Dave Matthews, “What Would You Say”…

Up and down the puppies’ hair
Fleas and ticks jump everywhere
‘Cause of original sin
Down the hill fell Jack and Jill
And you came tumbling after
‘Cause of original sin

Rip away the tears
Drink a hope to happy years
And you may find
A lifetime’s passed you by

What would you say
Don’t drop the big one
If you a monkey on a string
Don’t cut my lifeline
If you a doggie on a chain
Don’t bite the mailman
What would you say

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kesmarn
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Hi and welcome, HITO!

You can do it, if even I can! (I am no techie, believe me!) To embed the video you just insert a “v” in between the “p” in http and the “:” that follows it. Voila!

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HITO
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HITO

Damn! It worked!

Kes, can’t thank you enough.

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boomer1949
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HITO
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LOL…I see you’re good at this, boomer.

How’s you? I hope well and excellent to see you also.

🙂

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boomer1949
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Doing well thanks! How about you? Long time no see!

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kesmarn
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Good to see you, too, HITO! Stay around for Vox Populi, why dontcha?

I’m glad the little trick worked for your vid.

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HITO
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Gonna do just that, my friend.

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HITO
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HITO

Wow! Thanks, Kes. I’m going to try it right now, hope I can do it as an edit function…oh, I’m scared!

Hey, good to see you.

🙂

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boomer1949
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It works…really it does 🙂

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kesmarn
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Hey, boomer! How the heck are you?

It’s hotter than purgatory here, as usual.

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boomer1949
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OMG kes…

9:22 PM EDT

84 degrees and feels like 86; worse when the sun is shining. And, the air quality is suffocating.

Nope, no Global Warming here, you betcha’!! Idiots, absolute idiots!

How are you?

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kesmarn
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Oy, boomah! Don’t ask…

Just hope things are better with you.

(Actually — I ‘ll use b’ito’s phrase: “Not bad…could be worse.”)

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bito
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great guitarists Clapton and Knopfler and one great band. Roll up the carpets!! Sultans of Swing. Good memories. (before she took the house 😆 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkrWqpymXLY&feature=related

And watch those hands, guys. Slow dance
Brothers in Arms

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kesmarn
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Talk radio’s Dr. Laura, you made a little “gaffe,” didya?

Check this out:

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bito
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😀 Will she get taken off the air? No she’s a conservative (post posing nekid)

What did she say?
http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008120045

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kesmarn
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“Girls will be girls,” b’ito! Funny how that works.

Clinton had to be impeached over Lewinski, but Mark Sanford “came to Jesus” through adultery.

If Barack and Michelle had been married less than 9 months when their oldest child was born, that would have been shocking, I tell you. But Saint Bristol Palin is to be admired for being “brave” and having her baby out of wedlock.

Bill Clinton smoked one joint at Oxford which made him a hippie pot-head, but Dubya’s recovery from being a fall-down alcoholic proves what a great Christian he is.

Bottom Repub line: “You guys hafta be the grown ups. We’re too busy making money to be held accountable.”

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kesmarn
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One of the topics of the week. This one’s for BP and it’s admirers…that means you, Mr. Barton.

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bito
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Man, I’ve been try to remember his name!! And to think this is from the sixties

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kesmarn
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Tom Lehrer, b’ito. He also sang the periodic table of the elements! 😆

Even though it’s very naughty, I’ll try to find “The Vatican Rag” too. I can get away with it!

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bito
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I do remember that one too. What got into that good Midwestern child?

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kesmarn
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Must be something in that Great Lakes water, b’ito…

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bito
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Good one k’es

Genuflect, genuflect, genuflect!?
😆

Did You “clear that with the Pontiff?”

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kesmarn
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Ah’m afeerd the Pontiff would take a purty dim view of this heer uppity womman, b’ito!

But –hey– who the heck is he to decide whether I’m Catholic or not? 😆

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bito
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So just call me a purist, but just IMAGINE

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bito
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F t R’s!

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kesmarn
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You’re right, AdLib. It is important to lighten up every now and then. Otherwise, we might find ourselves here:

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bito
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This is for you, k’es.

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kesmarn
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Thanks, b’ito! Good one!

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