The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 17, 2021

Badge by Shelley Krupa.

Its Saturday again and time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday! This week LindaGhill, our lovely host has said. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mash.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Smash is a brand of Instant mashed potatoes in the United Kingdom. It was launched in the United Kingdom in the 1960s by Cadbury, which was primarily a manufacturer of confectionery at the time. Smash was reasonably successful.

However, it was not until 1974 that Smash became popular in the convenience food market after Cadbury launched an advertising campaign by agency Boase Massimi Pollitt featuring the Smash Martians, who would watch humans preparing mashed potato the traditional way on television instead of using potato granules, and laugh at them.

The adverts of 1970s and their catchphrase, ‘For Mash get Smash’, were voted television advert of the century by Campaign Magazine, and second-best television advert of all time in a poll of April 2000 conducted by The Sunday Times and Channel 4, beaten by Guinness‘ Surfer advertisement from 1999.

The brand has since been sold by Cadbury and is now owned by Premier Foods who, using their Batchelors brand, launched a ‘healthier recipe’ version in 2006. More information here.

You can buy it still and lots of people love it! Personally I can’t stand it ….it has to be real potato for me especially Mash!

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Then there is the song and dance from Dee Dee Sharp.

Mashed Potato Time” is a single written and composed by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe, and performed by Dee Dee Sharp on her debut album It’s Mashed Potato Time. The song refers to the Mashed Potato dance move which was a fad at the time. It was one of several that came out at that time, for example, “(Do the) Mashed Potatoes” in 1960. The Marvelettes song “Please Mr. Postman” is mentioned in the lyrics and is copied in the arrangement. Also mentioned in the lyrics, are the songs “Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens, and “Dear Lady Twist”, by Gary US Bonds. Dee Dee Sharp did a follow up sequel to “Mashed Potato Time”, with “Gravy” (On the Mashed Potato). In 1996 the Campbell Soup Company used the song in a $30 million advertising campaign, and commissioned a new, more upbeat recording from Dee Dee Sharp.

more information here.

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Well now we need to bring in a video clip to bring together, the Smash / Mash the food, and the Smash hit and dance Mash potato time.. a MASH UP shall we say?

Happy Saturday Everyone.

Song Lyric Sunday. Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk

This week our host Jim Adams has given us the prompt Chat/Laugh/Rant/Scream/Talk  for Song Lyric Sunday.

I have chosen I only wanna laugh by Dusty Springfield. I am afraid I am not very keen on this song but it fitted the prompt and I do love Dusty.

A little bit of trivia I think I may of this is mentioned before. I want to the same school as Dusty in Northfields Ealing. I was a lot younger than her but my eldest sister Theresa was in the same class and new her.

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’BrienOBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important singer of blue-eyed soul and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

“I Only Wanna Laugh”

Change the mood I’m in
For a little while
Let me see that grin
Let me see you smile

No soulful tales that fret and frown
No woeful wails that get me down
No rights or wrongs
Sing no sad songs for me

I only wanna laugh
No time for crying
I only wanna laugh
No time for tears

I only wanna sing
A song that’s happy
That’s why I only wanna walk a street that’s sunny
I only wanna see the side that’s funny

I’m saving all of my tears until tomorrow
‘Cause crying all my tears
Just ain’t my style
I’m acting like a clown
But let me be
‘Cause even though I know
The joke’s on me
I only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh

I’m saving all of my tears until tomorrow
‘Cause crying all my tears
Baby, just ain’t my style
I’m acting like a clown
But let me be
‘Cause even though the joke’s on me, oh
Tell the girls goodbye
‘Cause I don’t wanna cry
Hey
I only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh
Only wanna laugh.

AtoZ Lyrics

The song I wanna laugh comes from the musical Jimmy. It is a musical with a score by Bill Jacob, lyrics by Patti Jacob, dance arrangements by John Berkman, and a book by Melville Shavelson and Morrie Ryskind. The musical describes the rise and fall of New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, whose career was marred by corruption. It was a romanticised version of Walker’s tenure as mayor, as presented in the 1957 film Beau James, starring Bob Hope.[1] The film came from a biography of Walker, also titled Beau James, written by Gene Fowler.

Jimmy had a brief Broadway run from October 1969 to January 1970, starring Frank Gorshin as Walker, Anita Gillette as Betty Compton and Julie Wilson.[2]Jack L Warner and Don Saxon produced the original Broadway production under the direction of Joseph Anthony. It was not critically acclaimed. Information from Wikipedia.

Happy Sunday Everyone.

Just Because I love this song.

Another Track from my favourite Rolling Stones Album, Their Satanic Magesties Request.

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 21st

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun.

Echo.

Hello, hello oh

Echo bounces round the hills

It’s voice sweet and low

Around at will, to and fro

It’s sound always brings me thrills.

When I was a child my Mum always sung the song Little Sir Echo how do you do. I loved it and learned it and sang it to my children.

Mum must of liked the song and I will always have lovely memories of the song, hearing her singing it to me and my children. Sadly she did not live to see my grandchildren but in my mind I hear and see her sing to them 💜

Just Because.

Just because I want to share

Song Lyric Sunday : Your Father and I

This  part  of  Song Lyric  Sunday  from   Helen Espinosa

here is  the Pingback

Now  I love  Beautiful  South  because  they  write  about  real life. This  particular  song is  about  how  an  embittered  wife  see’s  the  conception  of  her  son  in  a totally  different  light  to , laddish  husband  who  seems  to be looking  at  things  through  rose  coloured  glasses  while  his  wife   most definitely  has  no  such  blinkers on! It  is  a great  story   and  the video  is  brilliantly  made ! This  is  my  first  entry  to  this  challenge  so  I hopen  I  have  gone  about  this  correctly!

I  give you : YOUR FATHER  AND I  , BY  BEAUTIFUL SOUTH.

It was the middle of winter
And I drove us in my car
Well, the snow started fallin’
So we stopped off at a bar

When the beer jugs started flowin’
And your mother and I took the floor
But by the last dance we were tired
So I booked a room next door

So if anyone asks you
“If you come from heaven above”
You’re from a one star motel
With a five star passionate love

It was a hot summers day
(Hey, hey)
And we drove there in our car
And your father was thirsty
So we had to find a bar

Well he wouldn’t stop drinking
And he couldn’t stand on his feet
We had to walk to a hotel
And book ourselves into a suite

So if the teacher asks you
“Are you from heaven or are you from hell?”
You’re from a one star drunken screw
In a one star motel

Yes, if the teacher asks you
“Are you from heaven or are you from hell?”
You’re from a pitch black toilet
In a highway Taco Bell

I’ll remember the birth
For the rest of my time on this land
You’re mother’s sweating buckets
And me holdin’ onto her hand

Well your father was absent
He claimed he couldn’t find the ward
Just tugging on mescal
Trying to eat the umbilical cord

So if anyone asks you
“Do you know where you’re from?”, say, “Yes”
You’re from your mother’s womb
And your father’s stinking breath

And if they ask you, how you got here?
(Hey)
Tell ’em just what it took
(Hey)
Your father’s stinking breath
(Hey)
And your mother’s stinking mood

Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Won’t tell the truth

Aha, hey
Aha, aha
(Hey, hey)
Na na na na na na na na
(Hey, hey)

Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
(Hey)
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I won’t tell the truth
Your father and I won’t tell the whole truth
Your father and I

Songwriters
HEATON, PAUL / ROTHERAY, DAVE

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Read more: Beautiful South – Your Father And I Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

 

everyone who would like to play along so we can share some fantastic music together. Here are the rules for Song Lyric Sunday:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST
  • Check out at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Musical Theme : Animals

Musical Themes : Animals


The Raven, Nevermore Written by Edgar Allan Poe
read by Sir Christopher Lee.

The Common Raven has coexisted with humans for thousands of years and in some areas have been so numerous that they are considered a pest. Part of its success comes from its omnivorous diet; Common Ravens are extremely versatile and opportunistic in finding sources of nutrition, feeding on carrion, insects, cereal grains, berries, fruit, small animals, and food waste.

Some notable feats of problem-solving have been observed in the species, leading to the belief that it is highly intelligent. Over the centuries, it has been the subject of mythology, folklore, art, and literature. In many indigenous cultures, including those o fScandinavia, ancient Ireland and Wales, Bhutan, the northwest coast of North America, and Siberia and northeast Asia, the Common Raven has been revered as a spiritual figure or god. Learn  more 

To a Mouse , by Robert Burns, read by Sean Barrett – an English actor with a Scott’s background.

mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter.

Learn more

The Tarantella (Spider bite)

The term tarantella groups together a number of different folk dances characterized by a fast upbeat tempo,

usually in 6/8 time (sometimes 18/8 or 4/4), accompanied by tambourines.

It is among the most recognized forms of traditional southern Italian music. The specific dance-name varies with
every region, for instance tammurriata in Campania, pizzica in the Salento region, Sonu a ballu in Calabria.
Tarantella is popular in Southern Italy.

In the Italian Taranto, Apulia, the bite of a locally common type of wolf spider, named “tarantula” after the region,
was popularly believed to be highly poisonous and to lead to a hysterical condition known as tarantism.
This became known as the Tarantella. The oldest documents mentioning the relationship between musical exorcism and the
tarantula are dated around 1100 Bc. R.Lowe Thompson proposed that the dance is a survival from a “Dianic or Dionysiac
cult”, driven underground.John Compton later proposed that these ancient Bacchanalian rites had been suppressed by the
Roman Senate. In 186 BC the tarantula went underground, reappearing under the guise of emergency therapy for bite victims.
Learm  more

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle Swan Lake
The story of Swan Lake is woven around two girls, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so closely they can easily
be mistaken for the other. Originally their roles were entrusted to two separate dancers, but there is only one brief
fleeting moment when they are seen simultaneously. Learn more here

The Swan : The Swan :Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans’ close relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six or seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered one of the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. The number of eggsin each clutch ranges from three to eight. Learn more 

The Snake Queen – Bollywood Bellydance by Asha

Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizardsby their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like all squamates, snakes are ectothermicamniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes have skulls with many more joints than their lizard ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than their heads with their highly mobile jaws. To accommodate their narrow bodies, snakes’ paired organs (such as kidneys) appear one in front of the other instead of side by side, and most have only one functional lung. Some species retain a pelvic girdle with a pair of vestigial claws on either side of the cloaca.  learn more 

The Snake Queen – Bollywood Bellydance by Asha

The art of Bellydance would not be the same without Asha, the International Bellydance talent who presents her
captivating Bellydance style that blends Turkish and Gypsy Bellydance, with her signature “Bollywood Belly” Bellydance
style. Asha holds her audiences in rapt attention and tangible spiritual excitement, performing the sacred sword dance
in the style of the Rajasthani Gypsies, and the dance of Kali in the Tanjore Temple Style of Classical Indian dance.
Her recent events included a concert in Istanbul with Harem and Yeni Turku, the Persian Cultural Festival at Vanderbilt
U, performances in Dubai, and on MyIndiaTV. You can read more in the video’s discription!

monkey is a primate of the Haplorrhini suborder and simian infraorder, either an Old World monkey or a New World monkey, but excluding apes (including humans). There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. Tailless monkeys may be called “apes”, incorrectly according to modern usage; thus the tailless Barbary macaque is called the “Barbary ape”.  Learn more

Theme from the Series Monkey Magic
Saiyūki (西遊記?), also known by its British title Monkey, is a Japanese television drama based on the Chinese novel
Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en. Filmed in north-west China and Inner Mongolia, the show was produced by Nippon
Television (NTV) and International Television Films in association with NHK, and broadcast from 1978 to 1980 on Nippon
Television. You can read the plot here

White Owl Song native american
Native American flute song
Lakota style flute
and pictures of the Native Americans

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 byCarolus Linnaeus, the Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organize plants and animals. Until recently, it was regarded as the sole member of a distinct genus, as Nyctea scandiaca, but mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data (Olsen et al. 2002) shows that it is very closely related to the horned owls in the genus Bubo. However the recent view is to treat the species as a member of genus Nyctea.[2] The Snowy Owl is the official bird of the Canadian province of Quebec. It is also widely sought after by birdwatchers and nature-enthusiasts alike. Learn more 

I love Joanie Mitchelle !! Coyote
The coyote appears often in the tales and traditions of Native Americans—usually as a very savvy and clever beast.
Modern coyotes have displayed their cleverness by adapting to the changing American landscape. These members of the
dog family once lived primarily in open prairies and deserts, but now roam the continent’s forests and mountains.
They have even colonized cities like Los Angeles. Learn more

America Horse with no name.

America information here http://www.venturahighway.com/
The Horse : The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse.
It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the
past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today.
Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread
by 3000 BC. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild
as feral horses. These feral populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have
never been domesticated. Learn more

Cat’s in the cradle by Cat Stevens

The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous
mammal. It is often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply the cat when there is no need to
distinguish it from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability
to hunt vermin and household pests. learn more here

Hounds of Love , Kate Bush ( another favourite of mine)
Dog : The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a member of the
Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora. The term “domestic dog” is generally used for both domesticated and
feral varieties. The dog was the first domesticated animal and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and
pet animal in human history. The word “dog” can also refer to the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word
“bitch” which refers to the female of the species. Learn more 

Bjork Human Behaviour : You can spot hedgehogs , bears, baby birds, insects and fish, ducks and humans represented
here. The animal?? The Human : Humans (variously Homo sapiens and Homo sapiens sapiens) are primates of the family
Hominidae, and the only extant species of the genus Homo. Humans are distinguished from other primates by their
bipedal locomotion, and especially by their relatively larger brain with its particularly well developed neocortex,
prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, which enable high levels of abstract reasoning, language, problem solving, and
culture through social learning. Humans use tools to a much higher degree than any other animal, and are the only
extant species known to build fires and cook their food, as well as the only known species to clothe themselves and
create and use numerous other technologies and arts. The scientific study of humans is the discipline of anthropology.
Learn more here
By the way the human is the most dangerous!!

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