Friday, February 4, 2011

My Fourth Blogiversary / 5 on Friday - Set 52








Wow - a double anniversary! Four years of A Piece of My Mind, and 52 full weeks of spinning the tunes for Travis' 5 on Friday Meme.

To begin the celebrations, let's look up...wa-a-a-y up...and catch the signature maneuver of Canada's Snowbirds Demonstration Team - 431 Squadron - as they perform the Maple Split outside Quebec City. Accompanying the aerial acrobatics is a section of Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.



Next up - Welsh harpist Glenda Clwyd plays the instrument I would chose to most closely express the inner me. I adore the harp, and this piece - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - was on an old baroque harp cassette tape which I listened to until it wore out.



How could I celebrate anything without inviting dancers to join the party? For those of you who caught my review of Black Swan, or for those who have seen Black Swan but are not familiar with Swan Lake, here is American Ballet Theatre's Gillian Murphy with her How-to-dance-the-Black-Swan performance.



*clapping* Her wonderfully passionate partner is Angel Corella.

To continue the very-me mix of gothic celebration, here is a clip from a German production of Carmina Burana, a choral piece I was lucky enough to perform while at university.



Following my January-is-Elvis-Month series of 5 on Friday's, here's one more tune that expresses my renewed faith in the power of dreams coming true.



I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making this blog such a joy for me. ((hugs)) to my blog friends far and near!

Here's to Year 5 for A Piece of My Mind. Mr. Jackman, take it away...

12 comments:

Mike Golch said...

congrats Julia.!!

Janet said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary, Julia :)

Love Hugh Jackman *sigh*

Jennie Marsland said...

Happy blogiversary, Julia! Hugh Jackman...sigh...

Julia Smith said...

I'm going to join the Hugh Jackman sighing...*sigh*...

Julianne MacLean said...

Happy Anniversary cuz!! Applause Applause!! And how could the celebration be any better? Swan Lake, Elvis, and Hugh Jackman. What a great day :)

Akelamalu said...

Congrats on both anniversaries Julia! We started blogging round about the same time - where has four years gone????

sheila said...

Well, HaPPY Blogiversary!!!!!!! That's a wonderful milestone! I love to watch airshows! Very meditative to me!

Xakara said...

Happy anniversary! Hugh is a wonderful way to celebrate...everything! *Sigh*

Jamie said...

What a feast of music and motion pictures plus Hugh .... sigh and graceful swoon into waiting arms...
Plus we will get him at the Oscars at least as a presenter.

Linda said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great song choices though I was going to ask if you posted that last Hugh Jackman for Jamie what her being such a major fan and all. Though, really, who can blame her???

Travis Cody said...

What an excellent way to celebrate two milestones! Happy Boggiversary!

And it's way cool that I get to celebrate with everybody as they hit a year's worth of FoF Sets!

Lilly Cain said...

Happy Anniversary!

I always love the beautiful art you have on the side of the posts. And the amazing guests you have and the fun topics. :)

Lilly