Friday, July 18, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 232



Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.

A mellow set for a mainly-rainy summer week. Unlike most people, a set of rainy days doesn't depress me. It merely follows the entire trend of my life, where I'm attracted to the things that don't spark most people.

I even like walking in the rain -- and heaven forbid -- getting soaked, as long as I can walk in the house and get changed. 


1 - Mother of Violence -- Peter Gabriel






2 - Slave to Love -- Brian Ferry






3 - It's Good to Be King -- Tom Petty






4 - Trainspotting (from the soundtrack) -- Primal Scream






5 - Sleepy Maggie -- Ashley MacIsaac featuring Mary Jane Lamond



Friday, July 11, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 231



Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.





It's anniversary time again -- our 22nd anniversary, to be exact.

This week's set is dedicated to all you lovers out there.


1 - Some Enchanted Evening -- Placido Domingo




2The Man I Love -- Billie Holiday






3 - So Nice -- Sergio Mendes and Brasil 65 featuring Wanda Sa

It's also Wanda's birthday today! 






4 - Night and Day -- Frank Sinatra






5 - When You Wish Upon a Star -- Rod Stewart



Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm blogging at The Popculturedivas today



Join me at The Popculturedivas for My Own Mr. Right.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 230



Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.





Happy 4th of July to my American family and friends! If you're not on the eastern seaboard, may you have a great long weekend. For those of us in the path of Hurricane Arthur, take cover and be safe.

Up here in the Great White North, we celebrated Canada Day on Tuesday, which split up the work week into manageable little chunks.

Now that July has arrived, it's time for my monthly feature for 5 on Friday -- The Hit Makers.

Once a month I'm going to feature the songs that launched careers. I'll be looking at different musical styles and the groups or singers from those styles who I love the best.

To celebrate my home and native land, here are five of my favourite Canadian artists and the songs that brought them to the masses.


1 - High School Confidential -- Rough Trade





2 - Lovers in a Dangerous Time -- Barenaked Ladies




3 - Constant Craving -- k d lang





4 - Building a Mystery -- Sarah McLachlan 





5 - Brother Down -- Sam Roberts



Friday, June 27, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 229



Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in at the bottom of this post or over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.


I'm not much of a World Cup soccer fan -- but I'm definitely a fan of Brazilian music.

Lindo maravilhoso! (amazing and marvellous)


1 - Aquarela do Brasil (Watercolor of Brazil) -- Ary Barroso





2 - Es Carnaval -- Daniela Mercury




3 - Collection of Rio's Carnival parade dancers -- Medley of carnival musicians and singers





4 - Fanfarra -- Sergios Mendes featuring Carlinhos Brown 





5 - Top Samba dancers Australian Amy Mills, Brazilian Gianne Abbott and Brazilian Cristina Ramon and musicians -- DouDoule Latin Dance Camp 2010 on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads, Australia



Thursday, June 26, 2014

I'm blogging at The Popculturedivas today



Join me at The Popculturedivas for Day 7 -- A For Adventure -- 93 days to go.  

Friday, June 20, 2014

5 on Friday -- Set 228



Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in at the bottom of this post or over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.


Busy day today, with lots of appointments booked for my Friday off from my day job. But it still felt like fun, since it meant a day together with my honey.

Already enjoying the weekend! Hope you are, too.


1 - Out of Nowhere -- Benny Carter, Django Reinhardt and Coleman Hawkins





2 - Sometimes I'm Happy -- Lester Young Quartet 




3 - Intermission Riff -- Stan Kenton Orchestra





4 - Early Autumn -- George Shearing 





5 - Blue Bossa -- Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Joe Pass