And here we are…
On day five of the song challenge!
Today, I’m going for BROKE because this whole thing is just about to commence to dust.
Yes my loves, the sun is setting.
The witching hour is near…
But I’m not done having fun.
Now, before I proceed, let me take the time to thank Lisa A from Life of An El Paso Woman for tagging me with this challenge.
She is so awesome!
Love ya girl!
I’d also like to thank all of the bloggers who decided to participate!
Ok, back to the fun…
I thought I might leave you with a couple of jams that I loved back in the day.
First, I must admit that I have always had a deep love of high drama! It’s how I get my life! YAAASSS!
To that end, I give you:
Putting on the Ritz By Taco. The irony in that video kills me!
And….Mighty Real by Sylvester.
Oh how I wish I could’ve seen him live at Studio 54!!!!!!
RIP dear one! I love this doll! Did you see him all dapper in his white suit–oh but wait…homeboy twirls around into utter fabulousness!
And here’s Boy George and Culture Club with I’ll Tumble for Ya!
Ok, let’s step away from the high drama and take a listen to a couple of my other high school Pop faves:
It’s a Mistake by “the men down under, ” Men at Work
And this GENT who belongs front and center with all of the drama dudes!
Eh… that’s ok he’s in a class all his own!
I give you, David Bowie and China Girl. RIP sweet David:
Now as we wind down toward the close of the day, I give you a couple of compositions from “The Quiet Beatle.”
He’s my play-pretend guardian angel!
The Late Great George Harrison.
RIP Great one!
Here Comes the Sun: I think this one is for karaoke 🙂
Billy Preston sings “My Sweet Lord” in tribute to my guy.
George’s son, Dhani, is also playing on this one.
He’s the guitarist that closely resembles our beloved!
Finally, one of my all time favorite George Harrison compositions:
By the way, R&B mega-star, Bobby Womack, did a helluva cover of “Something.” Go google it! It’s pretty damn awesome.
Well guys…as I implied before, everything must come to an end.
There are so many more pop/rock/disco-y jams that I wanted to include but there’s no point in running totally amok!
Please play along and do your own song challenge post!
Clearly, I have broken all the rules, especially with this entry… but such is life!
The Lady will now bow and take her leave by dancing off into the sunset to Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police.
Love and light to you all!
I had a ball!
***Check out “My Jams” in the music category for my R&B/Soul faves from years 1966-1996.
Let me share a secret with you. I absolutely LOVE anybody who has a flair for high drama, theatrics, style, and fabulousness! I learned this about myself when I was quite young. I distinctly remember the first time I saw Vincent Price, a horror film legend, rub his hands together and engage in a wonderfully evil guffaw. Boy I was hooked! That was it! This was my kind of dude!
From that day forward, I became an instant fan of divas, gents and lovers of drama and the theatrical. Don’t believe me? Check out my list of favorites:
Sylvester…Yes bitches a mononym! (if you don’t know what that means look it up!)
There is no particular order for this list and it is by no means exhaustive. Frankly, I have too many favorites to name here. By the way, if you are younger than 35 or have no idea who these people are I would suggest that you get to googling. For those of you who really want to shift into high gear, you MUST watch Sylvester transform from a dashing young man into a full on Queen in his “Mighty Real” video (Did I mention that I love the Queens?). Go ahead! I’ll wait here until you come back.
Now that we are all on the same page, let me bring your attention to the fact that all of these folks have gone on to Glory (nod to my southern roots). Sadly, it is with a heavy heart that I must add David Bowie to this list. By now you have probably heard that Mr. Bowie passed away either sometime last night or early this morning. Those of us who loved him will certainly know why I included him on this list (’nuff said).
Let me move on before I lose my composure. I have to admit that I used to worry that my love of all things dapper and classy would die off with my generation. Alas, there is hope! If you have time, check out Janelle Monae and Jidenna! It appears that the ‘kids’ are catching on! In light of that, I am hopeful that I will be able to add some new names to my list…some live ones!
Do you like high drama? If so, who is on your list?