Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

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Lucy, our American Cocker Spaniel and house princess, makes us say “Aww” on a regular basis. She is smart, funny, energetic, and always wants to know where her two humans are located. She prefers that we are in the same room so she can keep an eye on both of us with minimum effort. From her favorite chair in the den, she can keep track of activities in the front of the house too. Yes, Lucy is an awesome 2 year old cocker spaniel.

 

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Monday’s Music Moves Me

It has come to my attention that I have completely blown this week’s theme. I’m not even sure where I got the following theme, but I can assure you I didn’t make it up. Oh well, it’s posted and comments are coming in, so it’s too late to retract the content now. I’m just going to chalk this one up to a “senior moment.”

I honestly thought that the musical theme this week is body parts. Well, that could go a lot of different directions but the first thing that crossed my mind was the mind. There is Georgia on My Mind and Always on My Mind that come from classic country music and this song, Do I Ever Cross Your Mind. One of the first “vinyls” that I ever purchased was the classic Modern Sounds in Country Western Music by Ray Charles and I was a Ray Charles fan from that moment on. One of his last releases was a duets effort titled Genius Loves Company and one of my favorite tracks is Ray and Bonnie Raitt singing “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind.

I have several favorite female vocalists. Linda Ronstadt, Trish Yearwood, Carol King, Karen Carpenter, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and the ladies of Heart are among my personal favorites. One artist that seems to get overlooked in the list of favorites is Anne Murray. While this is a signature Willie Nelson song, Anne had a hit with “Always on My Mind”.

Too much stress on the mind can cause headaches and heartaches and it appears that some people are a walking around looking to be an intentional heartache in someone else’s life. One of my favorite country artists of the 90’s was Dwight Yoakam. Dwight and Buck Owens championed the Bakersfield Sound in country music which brought a little hillbilly and a little rock and roll into mainstream country. While this may not have been a huge hit for Dwight, I love this video.

Okay, okay, let’s close this out with another Ray Charles classic, from his appearance on Midnight Special in 1976 “Georgia on My Mind.” Have a blessed week.

26 thoughts on “Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Lucy is such a good looking pup. They are indeed most precious.

    Great bunch of tunes too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday, Lucy. My best to your peeps. 🙂

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  2. yogiabb

    Ray Charles is the bomb. A great artist who I think could sing the phone book. Anne Murray was all over the place in the 80’s. A great singer with a wonderful warmth to her voice.

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  3. John,

    You didn’t make the theme up and yes it was originally scheduled for today but about a month ago Michele had to cancel due to impending shoulder surgery. I did try to flag attention to the change but it just didn’t get to everyone. You’ll find all themes listed under my new 4M Mewsic Theme page (at the top of my blog). That all being said, we don’t care what kind of mewsic you have to share just as long as we can boogie with you and you certainly put together some lovely songs. Anne Murray is one of my favorite oldie females vocalists. She has a fab mellow voice! I like how you used mostly song titles relating to the mind. Thanks for joining the 4M gang on the dance floor. Have a boogietastic week and thanks for those ‘Awww Monday’ moments with Miss Lucy!

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    1. Whew! I feel better now. I created my post a few weeks in advance and failed to check for updates. I just had to change one post from an earlier theme to your choice. Boogie on!

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  4. Not to worry, I would have done this same thing as well, had I not spoken with Michele. This theme was originally supposed to be done in January. Last fall, Michele tripped on one of the dogs and damaged her left shoulder and then in November, she fell again and hurt her right shoulder. That’s actually how she came up with the theme. But she was hurting so bad that she had to postpone her month for themes. They pushed to to March, and now it’s been pushed to May – so that Michele can have much needed surgery and time to recover. My honest opinion – May might even be too soon for her return. But….

    Music is great anytime. As long as there’s music, it’s all good 🙂

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  5. Awwww! Lucy is ADORABLE!!

    And no worries – I was right in the same boat as you with the theme mix-up… I had my ‘body parts’ post all written and ready to go, then went to look for the link and noticed on Xmas Dolly’s side column that the Spotlight Dancers and themes had gone through a change. At least my post is all ready for when the body parts theme comes around in May. 😉

    Great song choices, my friend! Thanks for the dance! 🙂

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