Song Challenge-Day Five

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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.

Bummer!

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!

Thanks Lisa!

Love ya girl!

I’d also like to thank all of the bloggers who decided to participate!

Thanks guys!

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!

YAAASSS!

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:

YAAASSSS!

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!

Lady G

😘  💋

***Check out “My Jams” in the music category for my R&B/Soul faves from years 1966-1996.

Song Challenge- Day Four

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Speaking of flipping….

The song for today comes from this one cat who flipped the entire freaking script–musically that is!

Don’t believe me?

Well, allow me to present you with:

“Whirly Girl” by Oxo (1983)

The front man for OXO was also one of the same dudes who wrote, produced and performed “Get Off” by Foxy (1978) !

 

Say what????  How can two songs be so different?

Dude flipped from R&B right over to Pop!

It’s called FLEXIBILITY!  An absolute prerequisite for flipping!

LOL!!!!

That doggone Ish Ledesma ain’t no joke!

My kinda dude!

Did he flip the script or what?

Anywhats…

Today is open to any blogger who wishes to participate.  Just follow the rules in my post entitled “Song Challenge-Day One.”

Lady G 😘💋

 

Song Challenge-Day Three

 

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Fractions…

I can’t say that I’ve always been a fan.

At least, not unless there’s something in it for me 🙂

And today there is!!!

So…

Oxford Living Dictionaries defines the term ‘fraction’ thusly:

A numerical quantity that is not a whole number (e.g. 1/2, 0.5).

YAAASSSS!

Now put that under your cap for ’bout 2 seconds. 

For this challenge, the rules say that I’m supposed to choose one song for your listening pleasure.

That said, I’m gonna ride all over the top of that rule by advising you to ONLY listen to 1/5th of each of five of my favorite Pop/Rock jams from my high school days.

Trust me, It makes no difference to me which 1/5th of a jam you choose to listen too. 

FRACTIONS! Get it? 

Five fifths equals one whole!

I think….Oh well!

LOL!

And now here they are….

Too Shy by Kajagoogoo

Head over Heels by Tears for Fears

Our House by Madness (Actually this jam was released a little before I started high school)

New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran

Owner of a Lonely Heart by YES (Not the original lead but a damn good high quality version)

YAAASSS! Lady G believes in staying in compliance. 

So y’all better COMPLY!  LOL!

Today I am going to nominate Cory Melancon and Ellie P to participate in this challenge. Both of these bloggers have very interesting and eclectic styles!

I think you’ll enjoy them!

Cory and Ellie P, you have the freedom not to participate but I sure hope you do!

Lady G

😘💋

 

Song Challenge- Day Two

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Ok, now that we’ve danced a little jig to Charlie Daniel’s “Devil went down to Georgia,” please indulge me while I imagine myself waiting in line to watch “With Six You Get Egg Roll” at Augusta’s Daniel Village Shopping Center Movie Theatre.

The year is ‘fictional 1968,’ and somewhere, in the distance, I can hear one of my favorite pop tunes, “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” by The Cowsills.

You remember them…right?

They were the family that The Partridge Family was patterned after.

You remember The Partridge Family…right?

You don’t?

GEEEEEZZZZZ!

Anyway, listen as those lovely Cowsill harmonies float through the air!

Not being able to contain myself, I proceed to sing along–changing the words a bit by chanting, “I love the flowers girl, was she reality or just a dream to me?”

Trust me, it makes sense.

 

Today, I nominate Ang from “Out of Tune, Right on Point.”

On a serious note, my friends, we almost lost this beauty back in March so this is my way of sending a hug and a kiss to her while celebrating her wonderful life and our hometown—Augusta.

Love ya Ang!

Lady G 😘💋

 

 

Song Challenge- Day One

What’s up Lisa A?

I’m sending a huge thanks, a hug and a kiss to you girl for nominating me for the song challenge.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that I am a huge lover of music so I was MORE than happy to dig right into this challenge.

As always, here are the rules of the road…

 

  • Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
  • Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
  • Post the name of the song and video.
  • Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.

About a year ago, I started posting my favorite R&B songs in a series called “My Jams.”  It was a real blast!

And so…

For this challenge I decided that I would focus on a few of my favorite Pop/Rock songs.  As with “My Jams,” the order is completely random.

But, in this case, I must abide by the rules and stick to a five song limit.

That said, I have so many Pop/Rock favorites that it would take a lifetime to list them all.

Alas, I am bound by regulations 🙂

Today’s Pop/ Rock jam is actually a Country jam with some R&B influence. It’s by Charlie Daniels who tips his cowboy hat toward my home state of Georgia.

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

But did you hear that joker play that rhythm guitar while Charlie slid that devilish bow across the strings on that black fiddle?

FIRE!!!!

Sounded like LIGHTNING!

Wait, does lightning have a sound?

Oh well…thunder then!

Seriously?

For Lady G, a nine-year-old budding violinist, this was the JOINT!!!!

FYI:  The fiddle has a flat bridge and the violin has a round bridge–that difference creates a sorta distinct difference in sound. Hell… at least that’s what my violin teacher said………..

Now if you ask a sistah, the devil won that duel! LOL!

Okaaaaaay?

Anywhats, I nominate my beautiful, crazy, sexy, cool, blonde blue-eyed Georgia homegirl Lennon Carlyle for this challenge.

Lennon, if you’ve already been nominated please forgive me love.

 

 

 

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!

The Unique Blogger Award

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Greetings All:

My homegirl, Lennon Carlyle, just nominated me for The Unique Blogger Award!

Baby, if you haven’t already, you need to get some Lennon in your life.  That sister’s always up to something good over at Fabulous with Glitches.  

I love her “Hump Day Shenanigans Series,” and her musings on “erratic text messages.” LOL!!!

Thank you for nominating me Lennon!  

You my gurl!

Oh and did I mention that she’s a tall and gorgeous blond?  

Supposedly, they have more fun right?

Why don’t you pop on over to her blog and see if that’s true.

Anywhats, all blog awards have rules and this one provides no exception for that tradition. That said:

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog. (Done)
  2. Include one meme and one quote you really like.
  3. Nominate 8-13 bloggers to receive this award.
  4. Ask your nominees 3 UNIQUE questions.
  5. Add a link to the awards creator. (I didn’t catch that part.)

Favorite Meme (At this moment):OU Prince

Quote I like:

“Go sit your ass down somewhere!”–Mama

No, seriously, everybody ought to take time to chill for a minute–every single day.  If you do this, you’ll find that you are much more focused and, shall I say, “unbothered.”

Clearly, Mama was on to something 😉

Answers to Questions: 

  1. Use three words to describe you? Effervescent, Funny, Smart.  No shade, I’m just telling you what the peoples have told me.  I would have included Gorgeous, Sexy and Seductive but I was told that I could ONLY pick three!  ROTFLMAO 🙂
  2. If there was one job you could do for the rest of your life – what would it be?  I’d be a AAA Secret Shopper for 5-Diamond Hotels in Europe!  YAAASSSS!
  3. You’re going to be dumped on a desert island for a year and can take three things with you…Chile who you kidding?  Black women don’t be getting lost on no deserted islands!

Blogs I’d like to nominate:

I’m always apprehensive about nominating bloggers because there are a lot of award free blogs out there.  That being the case, I’m just selecting a few of my favorites –I hope they don’t mind.

T. Wayne at A Joyful Process Blog

Lisa A. at Life of an El Paso Woman

Paula at Never a dull bling

 

There are many others that I’d love to nominate but I’m not sure if they accept awards.

And so bloggers…

If you know that I read, like and comment on your blog and you do accept awards, hit me up in comments so that I will know the next time!

Three unique questions for nominated bloggers to answer:

  1.  When you were 8, how would you have answered this question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
  2. If you could have dinner with ONE celebrity (living or dead) who would that be? Give details!
  3. Where would you live if money were not an issue?

Hmmmm…

Looks like my time is up!  Best believe I’ll be back.

But until then:

GB Prince

Love Always,

LadyG 😘💋