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Life Won’t Wait

It’s Music Monday!

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Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday in October, and I’m in a mellow, positive, and dramatic kind of mood all at once. There’s something about the leaves turning and the early morning fogs rolling in… There’s something about Halloween at the end of the month and All Saints’ the following day that makes me think about life, time passing, and opportunities that need taking ~ now! ~ because they won’t recur. I’ve been having these talks with the kids too. You know, life ain’t a dress rehearsal, Carpe Diem, and so on. Make the most out of your every day.

So here’s the perfect song from one who knows.

What’s your Carpe Diem song?
Have a great week and remember to Seize The Day!

Sweet Child O’ Mine

It’s Music Monday!

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Happy Monday, everyone! After last week’s foray into more commercial pop, I’m in the mood for one of the greatest opening riffs in history, like, ever. (Yes, ever, ever, Miss Swift!) I salute, you, Axl!

Memories? Well, for me this song evokes memories of road trips. You know, driving to England and back. (Not me personally, obviously, as most of you know that I don’t drive. But being driven, then, to be precise). Listening to a rock compilation tape (yes, tape, in those days!). Sunrises on the road. Endless tarmac. Service station breakfasts. This may sound strange, but these are actually good memories of an exciting time of change and forward move in my life.

How about you?
Any special memories that come back to you through this song?

Rock on!

We Built This City!

It’s Music Monday!

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The launch festivities are over, the Trilogy is done, and it’s time for a fresh start, a new leaf, a blank page (ha! Literally, in my case!!). To get myself — and you! — in the mood for a great week, I’m bringing you another one of my absolute top favourite tunes today. In fact, I’ve been wanting to bring you this song for ages, but it’s only in recent months turned up in legal form on YouTube. It’s a classic anthem in my book; a feel-good, get-up-and-dance, sing-along-at-the-top-of-your-voice song! And that’s exactly what I’m doing right now!!

If I haven’t quite built a city on rock’n’roll yet, I’m certainly building a library, so the sentiment is entirely appropriate. Have fun and keep rocking!
 

 

When was the last time you heard this gem on the radio? Or, if this is your ‘first time’ ~ what do you think?

Ramble On! Music Monday Takeover by @alisonjack66

It’s Music Monday ~ Takeover!

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Welcome to Music Monday! It’s the school holidays and as y’all know by now, I’m taking a break. Over the past two weeks, I encouraged you all to submit suggestions for rocking songs during the Music Monday Takeover season. Well, the suggestions just kept rolling in, and my OH has also added some songs. Here’s the current list:

(1) How Far Jerusalem – Magnum
(2) Fantastic Place – Marillion
(3) Alone – Heart
(4) King of Spades – Dare
(5) Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
(6) Long Live Rock ‘n Roll – Rainbow
(7) Back in Black – AC/DC
(8) Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden
(9) RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
(10) Layla – Derek and the Dominion
(11) Canonball – Kim Deal
(12) Debaser – The Pixies
(13) American Dream – Power of Dreams
(14) Dustball – 10,000 Maniacs

 …. and I had to deploy random.org to make a selection. The answer is:

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That makes it… Alison‘s choice!
Love it, thank you, Alison!!!

Music Monday Takeover continues!

All unused suggestions have gone straight back in the hat, and I’d like to invite yet more of your ideas. Don’t be shy! I’ll let random.org help me out again with the selection so it’s like… the Music Monday Takeover Ideas Lottery.

Go on, come and play!

Born To Run! Music Monday Takeover by @BookwormBrandee

It’s Music Monday ~ Takeover!

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Welcome to Music Monday! It’s the school holidays and I’m taking a break. Last week, I encouraged you all to submit suggestions for rocking songs during the Music Monday Takeover season. Well, the suggestions just kept rolling in:

(1) How Far Jerusalem – Magnum
(2) Fantastic Place – Marillion
(3) Alone – Heart
(4) King of Spades – Dare
(5) Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
(6) Long Live Rock ‘n Roll – Rainbow
(7) Back in Black – AC/DC
(8) Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden
(9) Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
(10) RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
(11) Layla – Derek and the Dominos

 …. and I had to deploy random.org to make a selection.

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That makes it… Brandee‘s choice!
Woohooo way to go, Brandee, what a great song!

Music Monday Takeover continues!

Last week’s suggestions have gone straight back in the hat, and I’d like to invite yet more of your ideas. Don’t be shy! I’ll let random.org help me out again with the selection so it’s like… the Music Monday Takeover Ideas Lottery.

Go on, come and play!

School’s Out For Summer!

It’s Music Monday!

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Well. And there’s really only one song that’ll do today. ’nuff said!

Have a FABULOUS summer, everyone. 🙂
Would love to hear your plans!

Me? Well, we’re having a long weekend in London to start with where we shall be exploring the city by DUCK! Next up, the kids are lucky enough to get a holiday from me for a few days when they stay at the grandparents’. 🙂 Then we’re all off to Yorkshire together for a coast’n’moors holiday. And apart from that, we have plenty of day trips and jollifications at home planned. The next six weeks will fly by, I’m sure… And you know what happens at the end of the summer holidays, right? (Hint… #SophiesEncore)

Is This Love

It’s Music Monday!

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Happy Monday, one and all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I’m in the throes of proofing Sophie’s Encore and this has put me in the mood for a classic song. I have posted this band before but I couldn’t resist today’s choice. Especially as this is an important and highly relevant question (ah… but who’s asking it??? You’ll have to wait to find out, although not for very long!)!

So. Is This Love? What do you think?

***STOP PRESS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!!***

Music Monday will take a break for a week because… *DRUMROLL* … it’s the cover reveal for Sophie’s Encore next Monday!!! Hope to see you all here to go ooooh and aaaah!!!!!