MMMM: Seven Days A Week.

Hi everyone it me 😊. John at Thesoundofonehandtyping has invited me to join him at Monday’s Music Moves Me which is sponsored by MarieCathyAlana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

I am not sure if I have the theme right but John has done the days of the week so I have followed suit. I have thrown in a few songs that list every weekday and for measure I think most of them are danceable….. Plus I think some of the lyrics are fun . So thanks to John and the Ladies here I am 💜💜💜 I hope you enjoy and I have got the idea right.

Song Lyric Sunday: That’s why they call it the Blues.

Jim Adams.

Good Sunday morning everyone ! This week our host Jim Adam’s prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is the Blues. So what are the Blues Wikipedia says:

Blues is a music genre and musical form which originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s. Blues incorporated spiritualswork songsfield hollersshoutschants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads from the African-American culture. The blues form is ubiquitous in jazzrhythm and blues, and rock and roll, and is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale, and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or “worried notes”), usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch, are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.

My first choice and I didn’t really have to think about it is Rollin and Tumblin . There are so many versions of this song so I picked one of the originals by Little Walter. One from Cream from 1966 and my favourite version from Jeff Beck and Imogen Heap from the early 2000’s .

Rollin’ and Tumblin’” (or “Roll and Tumble Blues“) is a blues standard first recorded by American singer-guitarist Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929. Called a “great Delta blues classic”, it has been interpreted by hundreds of Delta and Chicago blues artists, including well-known recordings by Muddy Waters. Rock musicians usually follow Waters’ versions, with the 1960s group Cream‘s rendition being perhaps the best known.

In 1950, Muddy Waters recorded two early versions of “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”. On a session for the Parkway label, he provided the guitar with Little Walter on vocal and harmonica and Baby Face Leroy Foster on drums. Biographer Robert Gordon described the performance as a “standout track [which] could have easily have disintegrated into an overenthused party record”.The Parkway released the song as a two-part single (Part 1 backed with Part 2) and listed the artist as the Baby Face Leroy Trio. In 2022, this recording was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in the “Classics of Blues Recording – Singles” category.

For Aristocrat Records, Waters sang as well as played guitar with bass accompaniment by Ernest “Big” Crawford. Gordon called their version “exciting”, but felt that it did not have the power or passion of the one with Walter and Foster. In 1960, Elmore James recorded a different arrangement of the song and a year later, Howlin’ Wolf recorded “Down in the Bottom“, which employed a new set of lyrics and is credited to Willie Dixon.

My favourite version is by Jeff Beck featuring my very favourite Immie .

You Had It Coming is the eighth studio album by guitarist Jeff Beck, released in December 2000 through Epic Records.The album reached No. 17 and 110 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively, as well as No. 96 and 123 on the German and French albums chart. “Dirty Mind”, went on to win the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 2002 Grammys; this being Beck’s third such award, after the albums Flash (1985) and Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop (1989). Singer Imogen Heap is featured on “Dirty Mind” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’“, and would later tour with Beck in 2004.

Also the Cream version is absolutely fantastic .

all information from Wikipedia

Well, I rolled and I tumbled
Cried the whole night long
Well, I rolled and I tumbled
Cried the whole night long
When I woke up this morning
Didn’t know right or wrong
Well, if the river was a whiskey
And I was a diving duck
If the river was a whiskey
And I was a diving duck
Well, I would dive to the bottom
I’d swear, I’d never come up

Well, I coulda had religion
In this bad old Sunday
I coulda had religion
In this bad old Sunday
But whiskey and bad love
Wouldn’t let me have my way

I rolled and I tumbled
And I rolled and I tumbled
I rolled and I tumbled

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Mckinley Morganfield

Rollin’ and Tumblin’ lyrics © Watertoons Music, Watertoons Music (bug)

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜💜

#writephoto: Gondola.

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Today our three time travels land in Florence but end up somewhere else completely! What’s going on?

This is part of K.L. Caley’s #writephoto: Gondola.


After checking into their rooms the three of them went to a little trattoria Merlin knew for coffee and a discussion about why they were there.
They sat dunking their biscotti in delicious coffee. Merlin opened his record bag and took out a folder… Some tickets fell out onto the table. “Oh!” Squealed Gail , “what are these?”
These are our tickets for the Cathedral, Duomo Museum, and Baptistery Tour. I have booked it for this afternoon.”
Gail was so excited , “are we going on a guided tour oh! wow Merlin you are spoiling us.”
Morgarna choked on her coffee,put her cup down and then lit a cigarette, “Calm down lady, Merlin never does anything without there being a reason!”
Gail looked at Morgarna and helped herself to one of her cigarettes and lit it….”Is that true Merlin do you have an ulterior motive?”
Merlin coughed and trying to change the subject said “Do you ladies have to smoke you know how much I hate the habit!”
Gail went to put her cigarette out but Morgarna stopped her, “Yes we bloody do, now what’s the catch here?” Morgarna scowled.
Merlin shifted in his seat looking uncomfortable then clearing his throat he said.
“Well yes there is a problem here , there are strange goings on at the Baptistery.”
“I knew it” Morgarna said raising an eyebrow brow at the waiter and requesting a bottle of Cabinet-Savenogn and three glasses.


While Morgarna and Gail did the tour Merlin slipped away from the others and walked the exterior walls checking for time fractures and space anomalies. It was a pleasant afternoon not too hot or crowded, and he was enjoying the beautiful decoration of the outside walls of the building. He was particularly interested in it’s three sets of artistically important bronze doors with relief sculptures. The south doors were created by Andrea Pisano and the north and east doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti. Michelangelo dubbed the east doors the Gates of Paradise. These were the doors he was particularly paying attention to.
After circling the building several times he found the tiniest of cracks in the space continueum. He checked and checked again and yes there was a tiny space portal …from the reading on his machine he could see it was small and no time was involved. It was definitely there though…. The second in a week, and it was growing.


When the tour was finished the ladies joined Merlin at the east doors .
Gail was full of the sights of the tour especially the dark, which is divided into a lower part with columns and pilasters and an upper part with a walkway. She could see that those who had built it spared neither trouble nor expense in decorating the baptistery. The walls were clad in dark green and white marble with inlaid geometrical patterns. The niches are separated by monolithic columns of Sardinian granite. The marble revetment of the interior was begun in the second half of the eleventh century. Gail was just besotted by it.
Morgarna and Merlin decided to let her talk herself out and decided to ake plans over dinner.


Sitting outside a very plush Ristaunté in one of the squares Merlin explained what he had found .
“Are you sure it’s a definite space portal it sounds so tiny…not like the one at the dig which was definitely a time and space portal.” Morgarna asked.
“Yup definitely it obviously won’t go far but we cannot let it stay there a child or even an adult could slip through the portal. So ladies if you are ready we need to go and deal with it now. “
Finishing her wine and stubbing out her cigarette Morgarna got up to go followed by Gail and Merlin.


When they got back to the Baptistry the place was dark and empty. Merlin led the way around the building to the East Door. He soon found the portal. He checked around the square to see that there was no one watching them when he was sure they were alone he said ” Right ladies through we go ” he said, for once actually leading the way.
They all had to bend down and almost crawl through the invisible rift..
“This isn’t like the one from the Dig to the Galleon” Gail said.
“Nor the one from the fort from summer to winter !” Replied Morgarna.
Merlin chimed in..”No it’s the smallest one I have ever seen!”


After what seemed Iike hours crawling through cobwebs, dust and huge drops on either side they finally arrived at a turning…in front of them they saw a crack of light. They all hurried towards the light.


With a collective sigh of relief they all emergered to the most unexpected sight.

Gondola

They had been crawling through the night and now in the light of dawn the had arrived in Venice! Standing there they saw gondolas anchored outside some beautiful but old buildings surrounded by green water.
Gail rubbed her back and asked, “Why couldn’t we have used the Anomaly and jumped it would of been much quicker?”
“Because ” said Merlin ” we had to go through the rift to seal it!”
“Oh! I see” said Gail sighing and not seeing at all.
Morgarna said “okay who’s for breakfast I am starving and I need a ciggie! We can sort all this out later. Merlin what have you forgotten? “
Merlin thought then with a wave of his hand he sealed the rift from this side.
“Right let’s have breakfast and a break before anything else happens”.

Song Lyric Sunday: Hip Hop Rap.

Jim Adams.

This week our host Jim Adams has asked us to sample some Hip Hop Rap for Song Lyric Sunday.... Well I do have eclectic tastes but today is one of my least favourite genres. That is not to say I dislike it but I can live with it or without it. So what is Hip Hop Rap?

Hip hop music or hip-hop music, also known as rap music and formerly known as disco rap, is a genre of popular music that originated in the Bronx borough of New York City in the early 1970s by African Americans, and it had been around for years prior before mainstream discovery. This genre of music originated as anti-drug and anti-violence, while consisting of stylized rhythmic music (usually built around drum beats) that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. According to the professor Asante of African American studies at Temple University, “hip hop is something that blacks can unequivocally claim as their own “. It was developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntablesbreak dancing, and graffiti art. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, “hip hop” more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJingturntablismscratchingbeatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

So lets go back to the late eighties and Salt and Pepa….. They made great dance music and although lyrics are my first love dancing does come a close second . So first choice is Push it !

Push It” is a song by American hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa, who originated in Queens. It was released as the B-side of the “Tramp” single in 1987. It peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1988 and, after initially peaking at number 41 in the UK, it re-entered the charts after the group performed the track at Nelson Mandela‘s 70th birthday concert, eventually peaking at number two in the UK in July 1988. The song has also been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song is ranked number 446 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was ranked number nine on VH1‘s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

The song quotes a line from “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks, with the word “girl” replaced with “boy”: “Boy, you really got me goin’/You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’.” (For this, Ray Davies received a songwriting credit for “Push It.”) It also quotes “Pick up on this” from “I’m a Greedy Man” and “There it is” from “There It Is“, both by James Brown. The whispered “Push it” is sampled from a 1977 recording called “Keep on Pushin'” by the band Coal Kitchen. This song is written in the key of A minor.

Salt-N-Pepa (sometimes stylized as Salt ‘N’ Pepa) is an American hip hop group formed in New York City in 1985, that comprised Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper). 

Salt-N-Pepa have sold over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling rap acts of all time. Their success in rap and hip hop culture has earned them the honorific title “The First Ladies of Rap”

more information here.

Ah, push it

Ah, push it

Ooh, baby, baby, baby, baby
Ooh, baby, baby, ba-baby, baby
Get up on this

Ah, push it
Ah, push it
Ah, push it
Get up on this
Ah, push it
Get up on this
Ow! Baby!

Salt-N-Pepa’s here
Salt, Salt-Salt, Salt-N-Pepa’s here
Salt-Salt-Salt-Salt, Salt-n-Pepa’s here
Salt-n-Pepa, Salt-n-Pepa, Salt-n-Pepa’s here
Salt-Salt-Salt, Salt-n-Pepa’s here

Now, now, now, wait a minute y’all
This dance ain’t for everybody
Only the sexy people
So all you fly mother’s, get on out there and dance
Dance, I said

Salt-n-Pepa’s here, and we’re in effect
Want you to push it back
Cooling by day, then at night, working up a sweat
C’mon girls, let’s go show the guys that we know
How to become number one in a hot party show
Now push it

push it good
(Ah, push it) push it real good
(Ah, push it) push it good
(Ah, push it) p-push it real good

Ow!
Push it good
Ooh, baby, baby, baby, baby
Ooh, baby, baby, ba-baby, baby

Push it good
Push it real good
Ah, push it

Ah, push it

Yo, yo, yo, yo, baby-pop
Yeah, you! Come here, gimme a kiss
Better make it fast or else I’m gonna get pissed
Can’t you hear the music pumping hard? Like I wish you would
Now push it

Push it good
Push it real good
Push it good
P-push it real good
Ah, push it

Get up on this
(Uh) get up on this
(Uh, uh) get up on this
(Ha) get up on this
(Hit it)

Boy, you really got me going
You got me so
I don’t know what I’m doing
Ah, push it
Ah, push it

Boy, you really got me going
You got me so
I don’t know what I’m doing
Ah, push it
Ah, push it

Ah
Ah, push it
Push-push-push-push it, push it
Push it
Push, push, push, push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it, pushit
Push it, push it
Push it, push it, push it

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Herby Azor / Raymond Davies

Push It! (TMW Remix) lyrics © Wb Music Corp., Sons Of K-oss Music Inc., Edward Kassner Music Co. Ltd, Sons Of K-oss Music Inc

Now as a contrast a favourite of mine by Fat Boy Slim who is a favourite of my eldest son. Weapon of choice!

Weapon of Choice” is a song by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim from his third studio album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. It features American funk musician Bootsy Collins. It was released as a double A-side single with “Star 69” on 23 April 2001, as well as a standalone single release, and a 2010 re-release with remixes. The single peaked at No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart

I love: The music video, directed by Spike Jonze, features actor Christopher Walken dancing around a deserted hotel lobby. It won multiple awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

The music video was filmed in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel (now the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown) in Los Angeles in December 2000. Directed by Spike Jonze, it features actor Christopher Walken, who trained as a dancer in musical theatre before his acting career. Walken had asked Jonze to film his dancing, and Jonze suggested that he participate in the video. Fatboy Slim had originally been scheduled to have a cameo in the video, replacing Walken in the harness shots, but was unavailable that weekend because his wife was giving birth.

In the video, Walken is relaxing in a chair in a deserted hotel lobby, when he hears the song being played from a cleaning cart nearby. He begins to dance around the hotel, then gets in an elevator, leaps off the balcony, and flies around the mezzanine before returning to the chair and sitting back down.

The “Weapon of Choice” video won six awards at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Walken was awarded one of MTV’s “Moonmen” for Best Choreography. The clip was also ranked number one in a list of the top 100 videos of all time by VH1 in April 2002 compiled from a music industry survey. The Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt has also danced in a version of the video directed by Malik Bendjelloul. In 2012, British comedian and presenter Rowland Rivron also won charity TV show Let’s Dance for Sport Relief with his reenactment of the video’s choreography.

Walken has cited admiration for Jonze as one of his main reasons for appearing in the video, which he also welcomed as a chance to do “something different”. He also noted that as a trained tap dancer, dancing to electronic music suited him well. More information here.

You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that

You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that

(repeat twice more)

You could blow with this

That

This

That

You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that
You could blow with this
You could blow with that

(repeat five times more)

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Norman Cook / Andres Titus / Sylvester Stewart / Bootsy Collins / William Mclean / Ashley Slater

Weapon of Choice enhanced video lyrics © Polygram Music Publishing Ltd. Gb, Peep Bo Music, Mijac Music, Mashamug Music, Polygram Int. Publishing, Inc.

Happy Sunday Everyone 💜💜💜

Two songs to lift our spirits.

Well good afternoon everyone, I feel like raising spirits today …. Not Bacardi, I shall leave that to Morgarna , though at the moment she may have to make do with Dark Rum.

Right I am sliding off piste here. I want to actually raising our spirits as in realising we are all special we are all heroes . I know many of us have problems, illness, mental and physical, money worries of many kinds, relationship problems and everything fate wants to throw at us.

So here is today’s lesson coming to us straight from our Sam Ryder. Two songs both with wonderful messages for all of us.

I am a mountain and down in the valley is all that I’ve overcome”

Below is the story of one of the young dancers from Sam’s video like all the others she has a disability and over come it.

The video is up lifting as are the lyrics so do have a look at them if you can’t make them out.

Rough seas might pull me under and
Dark clouds might dim my days
But there’s always bright tomorrows when
I close my eyes and say
“Remember how you’ve made it through the fire
Remember how you’ve come so far
An unstoppable force of nature
Yeah, that’s what you are”

[Pre-Chorus]
I know all that I have lost
Has given me the purpose of
Conquering my pain through love
I sing this hymn to rise above

[Chorus]
I am a mountain
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve overcome, woah
I am a mountain
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve oh-oh-overcome-ome
Oh-oh-overcome-ome
I’m a fighter, it’s like I was born to be one

[Verse 2]
Whatever life may throw, I’ll pass the test
Whatever fate might dream upon me next
I’ll stand with my head to the sky
Unshaken by thunder and winds and the tide

[Pre-Chorus]
I know all that I have lost
Has given me the purpose of
Conquering my pain through love
I sing this hymn to rise above

[Chorus]
I am a mountain (Ah, yeah)
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve overcome, woah
I am a mountain (I am a mountain)
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve oh-oh-overcome-ome (Alright)
Oh-oh-overcome
Oah

[Chorus]
I am a mountain (Hey)
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve overcome, woah
I am a mountain
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
(It’s all that I’ve, all that I’ve, all that I’ve, all that I’ve overcome)
All that I’ve oh-oh-overcome-ome (Yeah)
Oh-oh-overcome-ome (It’s all that I’ve overcome)
Oh-oh-overcome-ome (It’s all that I’ve overcome)
Oh-oh-overcome-ome
I’m a fighter, it’s like I was born to be one

Lyric Genius written and co-produced by Ryder along with Jimbo Barry and Lewis Allen. 

What the second song is about in Sam’s own words .

This is a song for the hope seekers & the faith keepers. The ones who foster the dream and keep its fire burning regardless of the knock backs, the almosts, the falls & the failures.”

Fought & Lost”
(feat. Brian May)

Congratulations on your jubilation
Our hearts are breaking underneath all the applause
This devastation is of our own making
But we’ve never tasted this much bitterness before

And everybody falls
But some of us are born to fight, and fight, and fight some more

So, we will see you here
Same time, same place, next year
And you may win this battle but you’ll never win the war
Better to have fought and lost than never fought at all

Go take a bow
Your audience is waiting
We’ll take the shadows since the limelight isn’t ours
We wanted it so bad
Gave it all we had
Oh, but wanting, it doesn’t always make it yours

This time was ours to lose
But fortune favours those who ride the storm and make it through

So, we will see you here
Same time, same place, next year
And you can take this battle ’cause we’re gonna win the war
Better to have fought and lost than never fought at all

So, here on the same ground
When the tables have turned around
Oh, and your tears fall as your world is crashing down
I hope, when you see me
You remember that feeling
Oh, ’cause we’ve both seen the world from both sides now

And everybody falls
And life will tear you down to show you what’s worth fighting for

Oh, we will see you here
Same time, same place, next year
And you may win this battle but you’ll never win the war
Better to have fought and lost than never fought at all
Better to have fought and lost than never fought at all

Ato Z Lyrics

Music and Lyrics by: Tom Howe, Jamie Hartman and Sam Ryder
Vocal: Sam Ryder 

HAVE A Great Day all of you and remember we are mountains.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23: Acrostic.

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

短歌 火曜日

Tanka Tuesday Specific Form Prompt: colorful blocks spell: specific

Colleen, our mentor, said:This week’s challenge is to write a specific form with a twist! And I messed it up, I did not use the words she provided for us. Which are:

MAGICAL CHARM, SPECTER, FANTASY, CONJURE, UNICORN, IMAGINATON, ORACLE , MALEVOLENCE.

Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).

Now I did not read the challenge properly and used my own word , Space… Well Colleen pointed this out to me. So here is my second and correct entry .

I chose SPECTER and used the syllables in each line of Eight, Nine, Nine, Eight, Eight, Ten, Ten.

Spirit of the dark a ghostly
P
hantom swirling through the woods at night
E
thereal and ghostly you fill
C
ompletely my soul and body
T
read carefully for my nerves are
E
lectric and I am wired to fly
R
eveal yourself specter and spare my soul

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23. ACROSTIC.

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

短歌 火曜日

Tanka Tuesday Specific Form Prompt: colorful blocks spell: specific

Colleen, our mentor, said:This week’s challenge is to write a specific form with a twist!

Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).

Today I am thinking of Space and my wish to be there. So my acrostic poem is SPACE. The syllablic count are as the lines run , eight, nine, ten, eight, ten in five lines.

2017 Eclipse: Earth, Moon and Sun by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0

Space

Spanning infinitesimal
Phenomenal beauty far beyond
All imagination bathed in silence
Cosmic holes filled with stars and dust
Eternal drifting, never ending space

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN CHESEBRO’S TUESDAY TANKA CHALLENGE

Truthful Tuesday: Space 🚀.

Welcome to Truthful Tuesday, a prompt originally set by PCGuyIV, covered by Melanie and now hosted by Di at Pensitivity101 until PCGuy1V wants to take it back.

This week’s question is: Would you like to go up in to space?

Hell yes! I wish!

I want to fly a star fighter I want Starbuck’s uniform.

I wanted to fight the Cylons  watch their ships in flames over Orion at dawn.

I wanted to fly beyond the speed of light, and curse swear and fight.

I wanted to play cards and drink into the night. I wanted to straith the Cylon’s rebirthing ship with diagonal fire.

To wipe them out is my heart’s desire.

I wanted to argue with my superiors and blow smoke in their faces.

I can do their jobs and be in two places.

I need to lead a fleet of earnest pilots who would follow me to their death.

They would be my responsibility and I would protect them with my final breath.

I would never let them know that, though, I’d need to be aloof  and mean,

Yes even if I loved them so, I’d not let that be seen.

I’d be so cool

I would love to look sexy in my vest and flight suit minus my top.

I would love to excited the lads and bop bop bop!

I’d be happy teaching flight techniques and how fire missiles and cannon and just how to stop a Centurion with a strategic oil leak!

I would make your hair stand on end and your face truly blush

With the expletives designed to crush.

I would love to be the one who held the whole planet’s lives with in my hands,

Even if at first I had no idea that I was part of the gods secret plans.

I would take it on the chin to come back from the dead to everyone’s delight.

To start again immediately just jurn me round I’d fight.

It’s true I like a drink, gambling and like a good cigar.

I’m damn good in bed I’ll sort you out what ever rank you are!

I am the best pilot as I have said before

I shall find the Cylon’s mothership and give the frackers what for!

I’ll rip the skin off Number Six and I’ll show her no quarter.

She beat the living crap out of me and then denied me even water.

I’ll lead you all to safety find you all another world

For I am really an angel that keeps her wings tight furled!

I am that star you see at night when it is darkest before the dawn.

I am the one who will shoot straightest so none of you need be forlorn.

I am the mighty Starbuck , Kara Thrace is my real name .

But what ever you call me I shall save you all the fracking same!

Image from here

I wish I was a heroine who leads her people to a new life. Just to disappear and leave them on a green new planet  to start a new life.

For them to discover that to be their guardian angel was the point of my life.

© willowdot21

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Yup that should of been me! willow but I was born too soon.

Uptown Disco Nights.

Jim Adams.

Good morning everyone it’s Sunday again and time for another Song Lyric Sunday. This week our host Jim Adams has give us Disco music as our prompt.

Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene. Its sound is typified by four-on-the-floor beats, syncopated basslinesstring sectionsbrass and hornselectric pianosynthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars read more here

Having read Jim’s introduction I discovered that it started much earlier and to my surprise in Paris… well we live and learn …that’s the whole point of SLS.

My first thought was D.I.S.C.O. BY Ottawan. So I decided bto stick with it. It was released in 1979.

These were the years at the hight of hubby’s and mine Disco days! .. I would get a baby sitter for a Friday or Saturday night. I’d put on my glitter and a ton of make up, a tiny dress, and boots! Hubby his non work suit or pasley shirt and bellbtoms. We’d go to the Top Rank in Reading and dance.

D.I.S.C.O.” is a song by the French band Ottawan, written by Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger and produced by Daniel Vangarde. Ottawan originally recorded it in French.

It was first released in 1979 and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart the following year.

The song’s name is an acronym and comes from the lyrics in its chorus, in which a woman is described as “D.I.S.C.O.”. In other words, each letter of the word standing for a certain quality, except “O”, which simply leads to singing “oh-oh-oh” (“She is D, delirious / She is I, incredible / She is S, superficial / She is C, complicated / She is oh-oh-oh”).more information here.

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We used to go to the Top Rank whenever we could get a baby sitter. That reminds me of this song ….our signature tune.

Uptown Top Ranking” is a song by Jamaican teenage singersAlthea Forrest and Donna Reid, recorded when they were 17 and 18 years old respectively. Released in 1977, the song comprises the girls ad-libbing to deejay track “Three Piece Suit” by Trinity. The lyrics were written by the duo and Errol Thompson. It was produced by Joe Gibbs, using a re-recording of the riddim of the 1967 Alton Ellis song “I’m Still in Love”, which had already been re-popularised in the 1970s by Marcia Aitken‘s cover “I’m Still in Love With You Boy”, and “Three Piece Suit” by Trinity, to which “Uptown” was an “answer record”

The record was initially recorded as a joke. It was accidentally played by BBC Radio 1DJJohn Peel resulting in numerous requests for additional plays. With early championing by Peel and a performance on Top of the Pops, it soon became a surprise hit, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart in February 1978. The track spent a total of 11 weeks in the charts. Althea & Donna became the youngest female duo to reach the number-one spot on the UK chart.

See me in me heels and ting
Dem check, sey we hip and ting
True dem no know an’ting
We have dem going and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

See me ‘pon de road, I ‘earin’ you call out to me
True you see me in m’pants and ting
See me in me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Uptown top ranking

See me in m’Benz and ting, oh
Drivin’ tru Constant Spring
Dem check sey me come from Cosmo Spring
But a true dem no know an’ting
Dem no know sey we top rankin’, oh
Uptown top rankin’

Shoulda see me and de rankin’ dread, oh
Check ‘ow we jammin’ and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

Watch ‘ow we chuck it and ting
Inna we khaki suit and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

Love inna you ‘eart, dis a bawl out fe me
When you see me in m’pants and ting, oh
See me in me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Uptown top rankin’, oh

See me ‘pon the road and ‘earin’ you call out to me
True you see me in m’pants and ting, oh
See me inna me ‘alter back
Sey me gi’ you ‘eart attack

Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Gimme little bass, make m’wine up m’waist
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Nah pop no style, I strictly roots
Nah pop no style, I strictly roots

You shoulda see me and de rankin’ dread, oh
Check ‘ow we jammin’ and ting
Love is all I bring
Inna m’khaki suit and ting

Me nah pop no style, dat true, I strictly roots

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Errol Thompson / Donna Reid / Joe Gibbs / Althea Forrest / Neamian Ellis Alton

Uptown Top Ranking 2001 lyrics © Keep On Kicking Music Inc., Jack Russell Music Limited, Carlin Music Corp

Happy days I remember them well.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE 💜💜💜

Oops and Ouch.

Well we are back to normal at the Eurovision …U.K. came second to last at position 25 ! I thought our song deserved a little more love to be fair.

The show though put on in Liverpool as host for last year’s winners Ukraine was AMAZEBALLS &BONKERS! I loved it! Sam Ryder, last year’s runner up did a great job entertaining us while the votes were sorted . His new song Mountain is wonderful and inspiring …

“I am a mountain
And down in the valley below
Is all that I’ve overcome
All that I’ve overcome, woah-oh
” just part of the beautiful lyrics, Sam was joined on stage by dancers with disabilities and prosthetic limbs to show you can overcome. Another suprise was Roger Taylor from Queen playing the drums. Do watch the video it great.

And of course Ukraine who won last year but could not host because of the war came in 6th place . They had their party at our house 🌹

Who won ? Loreen from Sweden…well done Sweden. Interesting song.

Ah well there’s always next year. 😄💜💜💜

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