Awe…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

2018 Homecoming – Vol II

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Last week I posted a few images of the local high school kids at the park taking photos of friends and family. After that event, and prior to dinner and the dance, a few of the kids from our church ventured over to the youth building for one last photo-op. The youth building is named Studio 412 and the inspiration comes from the Bible, 1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love in spirit, in faith, in purity.” The example is one that we could all aspire to.

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The girls are always up for a little more photo antics than the guys, when adults are around.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week is a “your choice” week so I am going to use it as an excuse to post another dance video. As a young adult I was a huge fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival and I still enjoy the work of John Fogerty as a solo act. I believe the only artist that I had more music of was Sir Elton John. Anyway, back to the dance floor. While looking for CCR videos I ran across this jewel. The dance genre here is the Carolina Shag. Enjoy.

While I loved the hard driving sounds of Fortunate Son and Travelin’ Band, one of my favorite CCR recordings was Lodi. I think all of us have felt like we were stuck in a Lodi at some point in our life.

By nature I am not a political animal. I am currently worn out with politics, but I like the message that John evoked in this tune as a solo artist. Sometimes status quo just isn’t good enough. We need a gunslinger.

As a bit of a sports fan and one of millions of American youth that grew up playing baseball, my all time favorite John Fogerty tune is…you guessed it, “Centerfield”. And yes, that is a guitar in the shape of a baseball bat. Have a blessed week.

 

22 thoughts on “Awe…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Called my husband up here – he is also a big CCR fan. I don’t like to be political, either, but I do vote in all elections, and I certainly intend to do so on Nov 6 (and wishing NY State had early voting!) The one thing that concerns me about “Gunslinger” is how societies in trouble tend to start to desire a strongman to get them out of trouble. Many times, that doesn’t end well. But, wonderful to hear the “live” John Fogarty!

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  2. What a wonderful time in their young lives. Times they will remember forever. I’m glad you were there to see it. Precious for grandparents too.

    Love Lodi and Gunslinger. I too am tired of politics. Hollyweird, the pitiful media and all these renegade hate groups need to shut up.

    Have a fabulous Awe…some Monday. 🙂

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    1. “Lodi” is actually written about a small California town. Like many rural towns, there probably aren’t many options for jobs, entertainment or education. One can feel trapped.

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  3. I love “Centerfield” and I am tried of politics also. Living where I live (SF Bay Area) it is all about people banging drums and filling up my mail box with their mailings.

    Actually, , Lodi has really changed over the years and like the rest of Sac Joaquin County and the Central Valley it has become a cheap housing place for those priced out of the Bay Area. People move out there and commute two and three hours to work in Bay Area because housing out there is somewhat affordable. Instead of paying a million for a basic house, you can get one there for $500,000.

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  4. Wow, all these really brought back memories of my youth. I also liked listening to CCR. That first video of the Carolina Shag was completely mesmerizing. I love the pics of the high schoolers cheesing for the camera! And, I’m not sure about a gunslinger, but I’d sure like to see some integrity and statesmanship in the people that are elected. Sadly, that has been lacking for decades.

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  5. Love that you posted John Fogerty and what you put there and in fact I loved it so much I reposted it on FB. Fantastic… this politics, bickering, slashing each other with words with stupid words and people telling hundreds of people to do mean rotten, spoiled brat antics… omg I’m really sick of it! We definitely need a gunslinger in town just to stand up and tell these stupid people to stand down and shut up!!! grrrrrrr I get so angry,. What a great song and some great words my friend. I thank you very much! YOU ROCK!!!

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  6. greyzoned/angelsbark

    i love me some CCR! I have always been a CCR fan; one of my friends even made me a CCR road trip tape, I was so obsessed with them. You featured some great ones here. I don’t remember Gunslinger though…
    Loved seeing Fogerty’s guitar shaped like a baseball bat! Looks like he was especially having a good time performing that song.

    I have always liked Lodi but only recently learned that it was a California town.

    I have to say, what I enjoyed more than anything was that dance video you presented. WOW!!! Talk about fancy footwork! They were both fascinating to watch…and Brennar was absolutely mesmerizing with his moves. They both were, but I was fixated on his moves. I watched it a few times. It’s FABULOUS! Thanks so much for posting this. I’ll come back to this again and will be sharing it for sure…

    Have a great week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  7. Driller,

    1 Timothy 4:12 is a beautiful verse. It does the heart good to see this message and I pray that the younger generation molds their lives after this good advice from God’s word. Kids are too quick to jump straight into adult life with their poor decisions that they have no idea what they are missing.

    The dance video was a lot of fun and it amazes me to see how they move their feet. It’s almost like they’re made out of silly putty.

    I’ve always liked CCR and you shared some furtastic tunes. I don’t remember “Gunslinger” by Fogerty. I wanted to understand the lyrics of the song so I looked them up while it played. I don’t think we should ever be afraid to speak our minds and not hide behind locked doors but I do believe there’s a whole of out of control people in society willing to stir serious trouble. It’s just pure evil at work.

    Thanks for sharing some classic rock on the dance floor. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

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    1. 1 Timothy 4:12 is a verse that all of God’s children would do well to apply.
      Like you, I don’t believe that we should fear speaking our minds, but again scripture reminds us to speak the truth in love and I don’t believe that is done very often these days. Have a blessed week.

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      1. Driller, you’re right speaking the truth kindly and lovingly and knowing when to not open your mouth is the right way to handle just any situation. Unfortunately many do none of this. You’re right we all can apply these words given to us un the Bible.

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