30 day song challenge – day 27

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt is: A song that breaks your heart

Oh Man! I hate songs that make me cry. Well, not hate, but I sure don’t listen to them. I used to sing this one, a lot, when I was young. I loved the melody and the flow of it. Then sometime later, I became mortal and began to understand the concept of life, death and loss. Cr** I can’t even’t get through the intro without crying. Without further Ado,

HONEY

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30 day song challenge – Day 26

30 day song challenge

Todays prompt: A song that makes you want to fall in love

This may seem like an odd choice to a lot of people. I mean with all the love songs out there that seem like a natural fit. But bear with me a moment. You see, I found true love, after many disasters and years of searching, it came to me late in life. I had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and I’d been fighting the “good fight” for some time. I was tired, I was restless, life had to mean more. I needed a partner, a fellow warrior. I found Superhubs. Superhubs has MS, when we first started “getting serious” he felt obligated to point out to me that he could be in a wheel chair or worse without warning and he was hesitant to inflict that on someone else. I just told him “it’s enough, just to be with you.” Continue reading “30 day song challenge – Day 26”

30 Day Song Challenge – Day 25

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt: A song you like by an artist no longer living

Oh, man! That’s tough. I’m a child of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, there are just so many great artists that didn’t make it. Musicians that I idolized like the rest of my generation. Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Freddy Mercury, Ritchie Valens, Jim Morrison, John Denver, and of course the late great Jim Croce. I’ve always thought of Jim Croce as one of the greats.  I remember when it happened. I was sitting in my car in the high school parking lot in southern California, the radio announced the news, I sat and cried through the next 5 songs (all Croce’s), I skipped class and drove out to the local reservoir, staring at the water and the mountains wondering how the hell life could be so unpredictable. Ahhh, the lessons of youth. On a brighter note, one of the classics he left behind.

Working at the Car Wash Blues

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30 Day Song Challenge – Day 24

30 day song challenge

Prompt: A song by a band you wish were still together

Man, I miss ABBA. I really miss ABBA. So I could suggest any of their huge number of hits but this has always been one of my favorites. Although it never charted well in the US (45 at best), it reached # 1 in the UK and Europe, making it the 9th # 1 hit for ABBA on the UK charts, putting ABBA among the leading UK chart toppers of all time. For those who are not necessarily ABBA fans, Super Trooper is a brand of stage spotlight. Enjoy.

SUPER TROOPER

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30 day song challenge day 23

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt: A song you think everybody should listen to

Wow, that’s no small order there. I’m not going to beat around the bush, I could ask the whole world to listen, really listen, with your ears, your heart, your mind and your soul. I would choose this song, because, honestly I think it’s something we all need to hear. Our society as a whole seems to push us to be “more” or “better” than we are. So to all my of fellow star-crossed voyagers in this crazy odyssey called life, if nobody else has told you today, let me … you are F-ing Perfect right now, just how you are.

(don’t worry, I’ve listed the link to the radio edit aka clean version of this P!NK classic.

F-ing Perfect – clean version

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30 day song challenge – day 22

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt: a song that moves you forward.

Wow, this is kind of a tuffy. On the one hand I’m tempted to list “I am Woman Hear Me Roar!” but that’s not really it for me. This one is my personal fight song. What I play when I’ve got to get moving, when I’ve got to get past something. When it gets really bad, I watch the movie which is often a source of inspiration and solace to me. Yep, that’s right the movie is Trolls. My husband calls me “Princess Poppy” and for those times when I get desperately insanely depressed, my wake up words are “I see your true colors.” Go watch the movie, you’ll see what I mean. Man I am such a geek! 😉

I Will Get Back Up Again

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Believe answers to the daily prompt

I have two responses to this prompt first, a simple reblog from my “I believe” post.

Philosophy and Poetry

And second, my Solstice gift to all of you.

The Christmas Wish

I don’t know if you believe in Christmas
or if you have presents underneath a Christmas tree
but it you believe in love, that will be more than enough
for you to come and celebrate with me.
For I have held the precious gift that love brings
even though I never saw a Christmas star
I know there is a light, I have felt it burn inside
and I have seen it shining from afar.

Christmas is a time to come together, a time to put all differences aside.
And I reach out my hand to the family of man
to share the joy I feel at Christmas time.

For the truth that binds us all together,
I would like to say a simple prayer.
That at this special time, you may have true peace of mind
and love to last throughout the coming year.

And if you believe in love, that will be more than enough
for peace to last throughout the coming year.
And peace on earth will last throughout the year.

Songwriters: Christopher Bolden & Lindy Robbins

~ all lyrics are the product of my memory. Any discrepancies or divergences from actual fact should not be viewed as errors but as all natural variations proving that I did, in fact, live through the 60’s.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

30 Day Song Challenge day 22

30 day song challenge

oday’s prompt: A song you like with somebody’s name in it

Today I was really tempted to go with Bohemian Rhapsody since it uses Beelzebub, then I thought about The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, but while those songs have references to people’s names, my final selection is about a person and his name. Although originally recorded by Roger Miller, it was the Janis Joplin version that captivated so many of us. Ah, the tortured soul, suffering artist, beautiful spirit, that was Janis…. If there’s a rock and roll heaven, but that’s for another day.

Me and Bobby McGee

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30 day song challenge – day 20

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt is: A song that has many meanings to you

A lot of songs mean different things to me but this was one of the first to make me scratch my head and say WTF? OK, on the one hand, I think maybe it’s about somebody’s wild acid trip. Maybe it’s metaphoric about lost love and how it never gives us anything that we don’t already have (like a broken heart). In the end I think my final analysis is probably the most accurate: A snappy tune with some mindless couplets that roll prettily off the tongue. No I don’t really think there’s any hidden philosophy in there but hey, it’s catchy right?

Tin Man

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30 day song challenge – Day 19

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt: A song that makes you think about life

Proving once again that my musical tastes are odd strange weird eclectic, yeah, we’ll go with that. Truth is, many songs make me think about life. Hotel California and Stairway to Heaven make me think about death, but that’s me. This one from Cage the Elephant has caused me much reflection. For your perusal and further edification:

Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

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