Welcome to day 4 of the A Song A Day challenge. For those that have missed the first three days, I've posted some songs as part of my regularly themed posts. You've also missed the fact that I was nominated by the funny, charming, southern lady Ms. Lennon Carlyle of the Fabulous With Glitches blog. … Continue reading Let The Music Play On/Song A Day Challenge (Day 4)
Welcome to day 3 of the A Song A Day Challenge. If you haven't been following along, I was nominated by Lennon Carlyle from the Fabulous With Glitches blog. Today on Lennon's blog is Hump Day Shenanigans. If you like a laugh or two in mid-week, you can't go wrong by stopping by her blog … Continue reading You Used To Tell Me Sweet Things/Song A Day Challenge (Day 3)
I heard today's song on satellite radio the other day and decided right then and there, this was going to be the Morning Groove one day. Today is that day. https://youtu.be/ZorRGrDiMsA This song really doesn't need an introduction. Many of you know it as the first song from Michael Jackson's classic Off The Wall. For my … Continue reading Ain’t Nothing Like A Love Desire
Again, I must have way too much time on my hands. I've put together yet another playlist of tunes, this time with the theme of "Heaven." Each of the songs has the word "heaven" in the title. I probably left out dozens of songs, but I included forty-one of them. Why forty-one? Primarily because I … Continue reading The Heaven Mix
To my knowledge, the band Inner Shade has only released one album. That album, 4 Corners, was released in 1998. Inner Shade was a side project for Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick, the leader and co-founder of the legendary jazz-funk band Incognito. The sound of the band wasn't too far off from Incognito, right down to … Continue reading Morning Groove: Heaven
Revisiting one of the first songs I ever featured on the blog, Seal’s “Crazy.” It’s among a number of songs that motivate me to get going, to start the day, or just to move forward. Feel free to name a few of yours in the comments.
I have been told that the original video is not working. Try the link below or go to the original post (I have swapped out the video there, but it isn’t showing up on the re-blog).
It’s the morning groove for today.
I’ve loved this song for years, but I never really paid any attention to the lyrics. But when I listened to it this morning, the lyric above spoke to me. We can all want to be grounded, and not dream to soar. But we all should want to fly.
It’s something I’m taking to heart this year. And I want to be flying by year’s end. In a lot of ways. This song came back to me for a reason, and I’m going to use it to push me forward to meet some goals. Goals that should have been met long ago.
What song gives you a lift when you hear it? This one is one of mine, among some others. Let me know yours.
Thanks so much for reading.
It isn't Funky Friday. It's not Smooth Jazz Sunday either. No, what we have here is a random mix of (mostly) instrumental music from the 1970s, with one exception at the end. I say mostly instrumental because while the band cooks behind James Brown in "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose," James can't help … Continue reading The Thursday Mix 3-2-17
Last year at this blog, I spent the days leading up to and through Valentine's Day writing about love...my hope for love, my worry that love in this country was in short supply, love, love, love. This year, I spent the few days around and up to V-Day posting classic R&B slow jams and Quiet … Continue reading I Like The Way You Do It When You Do It
Normally, this would be your everyday Morning Groove, but today I decided to write a bit of personal history for Black History Month. The words Soul and Train have heavily weighted meanings for me. Put together, they represent a large part of my childhood and adolescent memories. Saturday mornings, like in the days when there used … Continue reading Soul Train’s A’ Comin’
A 1970s history. Formed in 1976. Released three albums. Five charted R&B singles. One bonafide Quiet Storm classic that never charted anywhere (but probably should have). Broken up in 1980. Thus, the particulars of one R&B/disco band from Detroit that went by the name of Brainstorm. Their biggest hit was one of disco's great songs. … Continue reading You’ll Be Sorry If You Pass Me By