Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

Cousin Bruno!

This past week-end our family gathered to celebrate Father’s Day. Our daughter, her husband and the four grandkids, plus the husband of our oldest grand daughter assembled at our house for a cook-out Saturday evening. Our oldest grand daughter and her husband brought Cousin Bruno.

Our 3 year old American Cocker Spaniel, Lucy stands at 12 inches tall and weighs in at 18 pounds. Cousin Bruno is approximately 24 inches at the shoulders and tips the scales at 95 pounds. He is an 18 month old Chocolate Lab and Bruno is a stunning canine.

At first, Lucy was not terribly thrilled about Bruno, but after a little getting acquainted they got along just fine. Lucy spent a lot time trying to capture the high ground just to prove to Cousin Bruno she was in charge. It was a great week-end having all of the family together. As the grand kids grow up, their schedules get filled and getting together as a family is becoming more difficult, so we cherish these times. Hope you had a grand celebration.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week the theme at 4M is songs that honor World Music Day. I’m not quite sure what to do with this challenge. I could select music native to various regions of the world. I could select music by artists from around the world or I could select songs about exotic places. Well, here goes nothing.

I don’t know if this truly qualifies as music, but I do know that it is a popular form of competition in Europe, and that would be drum corps. I love watching precision drills and the Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland is among the best in the world. Enjoy.

By the name of the group, Cross Canadian Ragweed, you would think that this band comes from the Yukon Territory of Canada. Well they do come from Yukon…Yukon, Oklahoma that is and they are one of the top Red Dirt music groups in the country. Red Dirt music refers to a brand of country/rock/bluegrass blend that originated in central Oklahoma. The land west of Tulsa turns to mostly a red color clay similar to that found in Georgia. The music is a bit of a throwback to the dust-bowl folk/country sound of Woody Guthrie with southern rock overtones of Alabama, Lynrd Skynrd, and a little bit of Leon Russell for good measure. It may not be music from around the world but it from my world and my playlist.

My final offering comes from a group that is purely of Ameican origin, but they have played around the world. Currently, we are in the middle of a cluster of patriotic celebrations in this country. May gives us Memorial day. June 6, we honor D-Day, the invasion of the Allied forces to free Europe from Nazi rule in WWII. June 14 is not an official holiday but it recognizes the official adoption of the American Flag in 1777. June 19 may not be an official holiday either, but there is a push to make the anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves a national holiday. July 4 brings this season to a close with Independence Day. So what better way to honor these celebrations that with The Presidents Own, Marine band and “Stars and Stripes Forever”! Have a blessed week.

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

  1. Bruno is a handsome man pup. He’s a big one too. I love labs.

    I’m so happy you had a great Father’s Day get together. It’s a good thing. We sure know about busy schedules and trying to get together. it’s what happens.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. 🙂

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  2. yogiabb

    It’s amazing how dogs can figure out how to be together. Bruno is rather handsome. I love Cross Canadian Ragwood. They have a very distinctive sound and a great sense of humor.

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  3. Happy belated Father’s Day, Driller! It sounds like you and your family had an enjoyable day together. That’s wonderful! The pictures of the pups are purrfect for Awww Mondays. I can only imagine Lucy trying to measure up in the beginning not wanting to be out done by Cousin Bruno. Labradors are beautiful dogs! I think if I had a dog this is what I’d like. Cross Canadian Ragweed is an interesting name for a band and they aren’t even from Canada. lol We have that ole red clay in Tennessee, too. That stuff is hard as cement and nothing wants to grow in it, either. I liked their sound and will check out more of their mewsic in a few. We are in the patriotic holiday stretch. I can’t believe the end of June is almost upon us. This year is zipping by fast! Thanks for sharing the dance floor with the 4M crew, my friend. Stay safe and healthy. God bless!

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    1. Having the entire family together was a true blessing. Cross Canadian Ragweed is a unique talent in the music industry. I have no idea where the name came from, but I am sure that there is a great story about how they settled on their brand.

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  4. Kim @ Storms and Stardust

    The dogs are adorable, and I’m glad you got to spend some much-needed time with family!

    I’m actually familiar with all your selections this week, as I *LOVE* Drum Corps music (am a huge fan of LA’s Street Drum Corps!), and I got turned on to Cross Canadian Ragweed when a friend made a mix tape – well, cd – of some of their songs she thought I’d like. They are indeed unique!

    Kim

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    1. The past six or seven years, Drum Corps International held one of their competitions in our town. This year I don’t know if it will happen or not. They are a little more show band than I prefer but the kids work very hard and the presentations are great.

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  5. That Top Secret Drum Core is phenomenal! Thanks so much for sharing cuz I watched every bit of it. It was awesome! You sure know how to pick em’ my friend. Very entertaining I must say! Well, holy moly the next group was one of those foot stompin’ tunes, am I right? ~hehehe~ Loved it. Cross Canadian Ragweed very cool… thanks for sharing. You’ve got great taste my friend. 🙂 Cross Canadian Ragweed is a unique talent to say the least. I enjoyed them a lot. Happy belated Father’s Day my friend I hope you had a grand weekend and day! You had some great ideas for today… thank you!

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  6. Wonderful that you were able to have a family get together and that these two beautiful dogs managed to get along. Cross Canadian Ragweed wins the prize for one of the best band names. Stars and Stripes Forever is one of my favorite “watch fireworks” songs. Finally (jumping around your post), enjoyed watching the precision band. Visiting Switzerland has been on my unofficial bucket list since I read Heidi so many years ago.

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