A Family Conversation: Ron Brown and LadyG Discuss Musical Passings, Facebook Shout-outs and Winning at all Costs

 

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with some of our favorite posts from each other’s blog.

“A Family Conversation” is published on Wednesdays.

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In today’s audio, Ron and I are talking about my recent blog post “Did we Slip?” 

As usual, we got a bit off task when we started talking about recent deaths in the musical industry. During this tangent, I had to reassure Ron that Andre 2000 3000 had not decided to join our dear Little Richard and the rest of the saints in the “upper room.”

That, was a different Andre.

May he rest in peace.

At any rate, we also lamented over the fact that the late Queen Diva Betty Wright had recently been featured on “Unsung” which appears to have a high number of post-show, er…uhh..transitions, shall we say?

As I said before, it’s not the cause but it sure looks like a correlation. LOL!

In the words of Ron Brown, “Unsung? Uninterested!”

Rest in POWER Queen Diva Wright🌹

No, seriously, I actually love that show.  They do an awesome job of showcasing treasured performers who should have received much more recognition and fanfare than they actually did.

I urge them to keep up the good work.

And now…

Here’s the fun part…

We gave a few shout-outs to some of Ron’s fabulous Facebook friends.

I don’t have a Facebook page, so we did NOT shout-out any of my Facebook friends. LOL!

Anyway…

On a deeper note, Ron moved the needle forward by questioning whether or not I believe in alternate or parallel universes.  He also wanted to know what inspired me to write the post. He wondered if I think we slipped…

Frankly, while I can neither confirm nor deny that we have “slipped,”

Outward appearances would suggest that we might have.

What do you think? 

Be sure to chime in. 

Note:  Since you already know where to find me, be sure to look for Ron here in category “Ron’s Time Tunnel or at Time Tunnel : brownsemts.com

Ron, are you ready?

Let’s go!

 

Pt 1 Musical Passings and Shout Outs

 

Pt 2 Winning at all costs

 

 

 

 

 

Superpower Challenge

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My friend Lisa A. over at Life of an El Paso Woman tagged me with the Superpower Challenge. Lisa is an awesome blogger!  Some of you have, no doubt, met her at a “My Jams” afterparty.  That said, she’s a regular around these parts and I enjoy bantering back and forth with her in comments.

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Lisa, you should!  Start by checking her out at Life of an El Paso Woman.  She’s always got something fun and interesting going on over there.

I love lurking around that joint.

Thanks for nominating me for this challenge Lisa!

The rules are as follows:

  • Name the creator of this tag . FarahEdz @ The Girl With Coffe
  • Use the Tag image above.
  • Thank your superhero  Nominator – Lisa A.
  • Which or what super power would you want and why?

 

Friends, for this challenge, I decided to really, really, really think about the superpower that I’d want to have most.  I mean I gave it some serious thought!

And so…

I finally settled on being about to teleport!

For those of you who love defining terms, here’s a definition:

Teleport: To transport or be transported across space and distance instantly. (From http://www.oxforddictionaries.com)

Anyway, I decided that if I am going to be transported across space and distance instantly, I’ll need some DEEP, DEEP, DEEP POCKETS!  

Mucho Dinero!

Somebody, somewhere is saying, “Hey…wait Gwin, doesn’t LOVE make the world go ’round?”

Well in the words of my wise Aunt Bobbie Sue, “Love might make the world go ’round but money greases the wheel!”

🙂

So, to sum it up, I’d like to be able to have 10 tons of money and be able to appear anywhere-instantaneously !  By the way, I retain the right to be able to teleport anybody else along with me!

Yeah….that’s it!

I’m doing this my way!

Alright Gwin, how does that look?

It looks a little something like this:

I would visit family, friends and blogging buddies who live in different cities and we would:

  • Cook, talk, laugh and eat together
  • Go to our favorite restaurants (Are you seeing a pattern here? LOL!)
  • Have cocktails!  A must for me! 

Since Mr. Rogers is my spirit guide, I would offer comfort and support where there is illness, injury, hurt, suffering or loss.

I would continue my love of learning by:

  • Going to libraries at major Universities all over the world
  • Attending events, lectures, talks, and conferences on the Arts and Sciences
  • Observing various artisans practice and hone their crafts (sculptors, luthiers/archetiers and other makers of beautiful musical instruments and wonderful things).  
  • Learning to prepare gourmet meals from world renowned chefs and food artisans!  Food glorious food! 
  • Sitting with and listening to spiritual teachers and practitioners of major world religions and magic 😉
  • Seeking advice and guidance from my elders
  • Teaching those who are interested in learning anything that I already know.  You can learn a great deal by teaching!
  • Going to museums worldwide
  • Talking to inventors, astronomers, nautical experts and keepers of information on space and time.

I would seek inspiration and delight by teleporting to 

  • Musical festivals, concerts, and shows all over the world
  • A Mountain in Northern California
  • A sunset sailboat ride on a lake in Canada
  • A winding road lined with brown, gold and auburn autumn leaves in Vermont.
  • A crab festival on the East Coast
  • The Mediterranean Sea
  • A hiking trail near an Alpine village
  • An African Savanna
  • A South African beach
  • A picnic in New Orleans  
  • A winery near The Eiffel Towel 
  • A biergarten in Germany during Oktoberfest 
  • A boat ride in the Carribbean
  • A Sunday dinner in Florence, Italy and shopping in Milan
  • High tea in an English home
  • A starry Spanish night
  • A soothing garden meditation
  • I could go on but I think I’d better quit now before I lose you!

Now that I think about it, maybe all I really need is some time, a whole bunch of money, friends on every continent, a chauffeur service and a freakin’ jet aeroplane!

By the way, thanks to blogging, I can happily report that I’ve met the aforementioned friendship goal 🙂

I’m still working on the others!  LOL!

Anyway…

Friends, why don’t you try this?  Create a post that tells us about your dream powers!

Maybe you can make some of them come true!

What a fun challenge Lisa!

Thanks!