The Music and Words Award

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Wow! Thanks to T. Wayne at A Joyful Process Blog for nominating me for the Music and Words Award!

When it comes to music knowledge, that brother is the truth! When you get a chance, check him out!  Thanks again T. Wayne!

Now comes the fun part:

The Rules

  • Link back to the person who nominated you. (Check!)
  • Answer these questions with words AND music.
  • Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music.
  • Tag your post with #MWA, for Music & Words Award so we can all follow you down the line.
  • Quote these five steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well.

 

A word of caution:  The videos below are shared links from Youtube/vevo.  I don’t own any of them.  That said, I would advise you to “Skip Ad,” or close and ignore irritating pop-ups accordingly.  Also remember that most of these songs are quite old so the video quality is pretty low-but I think you’ll get the point.

… let’s move on to the question/answer session:

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you know that music, to me, is magic.  Ever since I can remember, I have used it as a means of transformation in my life.  Music, literally takes me from my worst self to my best self almost instantaneously.

Please believe that “I Love Music” by The O’Jays will clarify any misconceptions regarding my feelings about this art-form:

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MUSIC RELATED MEMORY?

I have several memories related to music, but the first memory that I can recall is of me standing in front of an old reel to reel player listening and swaying to “What’cha see is What’cha get” by the Dramatics.  I shared that memory in greater detail in a previous post.

WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU’VE PURCHASED YOURSELF?

When I was younger, there was no such thing as an allowance.  You either, plead or prayed for a bit of change.  Every now and then, my parents would give me a dollar or two.  Sadly, that amount of money was not sufficient for album buying. But with that said, I could afford to purchase a 45.

***Side note for the young’uns who are familiar with albums but not 45s:  A 45 is a miniature album with one song on the front and one song on the back 🙂

So, the first 45 that I bought was “Affection” by Tamara (pronounced Ta-MAH-ra) and The Seen.  I wore the freaking grooves out!

 WHAT IS THE LATEST MUSIC YOU’VE PURCHASED? (NO ONLINE STREAMING OR FREE DOWNLOADS, I’M TALKING ABOUT CASH HERE!)

Because I have a fondness for “oldies but goodies,” the last song that I purchased was “Heaven Must Be Like This” by The Ohio Players.  I can’t describe this one!  It is so beautiful and so masterfully composed!  I JUST CAN’T!

WHAT SONG DID YOU LISTEN TO LAST? (NO CHEATING, COME OUT WITH THE DIRTY PLEASURES!)

“Brown-eyed Girl” by The Isley Brothers.  I am CONVINCED that they are singing about me 😉

Let me stress, it is not a cover of Van Morrison’s song.  Not that that’s a bad thing, it’s just a different thing!

 

MY NOMINEES:

These bloggers have inspired me with their music based posts:

Geo Gee

Indamixworldwide

Brother Askari

Hit rewind ‘80’s

Curlynch at Track Shack 

 

Thanks again, T. Wayne!

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Music and Words Award

  1. Thank you for accepting the nomination! And I see, the Wonder Twin powers were at work on this one! Well done!

    And thanks for the shout out and kind words! 🙂 Loved the songs you featured!

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