The Monday Music Medicine Show – Special Edition

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Welcome to the Monday Medicine Show!

This week, three days from today, those in this country will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Now if you were me, the music synonymous with Thanksgiving would be a song which tells a great story. And in the 2nd decade of my life, this is the story which I listened to every Thanksgiving, and it has become a tradition.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it, or Happy Thursday, when you get there, and most important, Happy Monday Music Medicine Show.

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, when it comes to Thanksgiving, regardless of where you’re living, or when you have a day to give thanks, what comes to mind? You know I want to hear it! Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley

Mundane Monday #34

This would have been last week’s photo had I been able to  navigate the new and improved (?) WP format. That was so yesterday, last week. Without further ado, this is today’s Mundane Monday:

Pho Trablogger’s Mundane Monday 34 brings another chance to play with pictures. While I’m still learning the how and to of working with my camera, I’m fining some rather fascinating results, which are not always what I meant, or hoped for, but none the less seem interesting.

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What is seen is the setting sun’s reflecting the shadow of trees behind me, outside the front window.  When we looked at it through the cam’s viewer, it appeared as a split image. as if there were two pictures merging. Almost an inversion – polarization, if you will. The right side is the wall, and the darker, left side is the end of a bookcase, also with the color dappling upon the wood grain. At the far left, where it seems the light has flashed greater color on the wood, is actually the drapes beyond the bookcase.

The Sandbox Writing Challenge – Roundabout

Over at Impromptu Promptlings, for the Sandbox Writing Challenge, Lady Calen asks the question, How does this relate to my life? The image was a circle drawn in the sand.

Ah. I know this one! I’d say it’s simple, but that isn’t actually true. Still, It’s LIFE. The circle is the TURNING of the WHEEL, Cycles, Eternity (no beginning, no end). A 2 dimensional Medicine Wheel. The Safe Place to be. Wax on, Wax Off. The Never Ending Story. The base of a sweat lodge. A Red Tent Temple.

So how does this relate to my life?

Once I looked at the picture, and crawled out of my run-away train, seeing the “O” stated as the letter O which took me to a kinky little tale, called The Story of O, it all came pouring out…

It was vivid; drawn in the sand. It reminded me of the fact that when I was wee child, my mom and aunt, created a circle where my ‘cousin’ and I were placed, for safety. We were told not to leave the circle.

It was their way of keeping us in one place, and probably was the first glimpse of the spiritual realm.

What comes around, goes around.

Records are round, as are CDs and DVDs, which all carry favorite things of mine. Merry Go Rounds.

Of course there’s got to be a song, right?

The Monday Music Medicine Show – What Word?

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Last week, I tried a poll here in the Monday Music Medicine Show. The options were Smooth, Raunchy, Light and Hard.

First, I thank all who visited, and voted.

I guess you are all wondering what each of the words represented. Well, I won’t keep you waiting. What they did not represent was a genre. The words were, in fact, the title of songs, or a word contained in the title.

Smooth,” is a song by one of my favorite musicians, and groups, Santana, which has been on my radar from back in the 60s, but this is actually a tune which came to light in 1999. The featured vocalist is Rob Thomas.  I love Latin music, specifically rock and pop.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you SMOOTH:

That leaves us with what songs the other words inspired.

“Raunchy” is a song by Bill Justis, which we (Mr. Quantum and I) heard on an oldies radio station, which we listen to at breakfast (when we’re not going through our vinyl collection). We had not heard it before last year, though it was first recorded and released in a collection featuring various artists in 1957.

On the LIGHT side of things, I chose a song by one of my favorite Japanese musicians, Kitaro. “Light of the Spirit” is a beautiful composition, that lifts my Spirit!

Is it HARD to remember where you heard this last song? Was it Three Dog Night who brought it to you? Did you know that the musical, HAIR, was the first place we heard about how it is “Easy to be Hard?”

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, what did you expect each word to be about? You know I want to hear it. What music, or song comes to mind for each? Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley

The First Monday In October Music Medicine Show

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Today is the First Monday In October – from the movie of the same name. Mr. Quantum and I have what we call our Wheel movies. These are movies we watch faithfully every year. The first Monday in October is the opening session of the Supreme Court every year. The film is based on the trials (pun intended) and tribulations of the first female Justice to sit on the Bench. The two main characters are brilliantly played by Walter Matheau and Jill Clayburgh. It was Q, who introduced me to the movie. He’s quite political minded and way more interested in current events than I am. Though I do have my causes which I support.

If you have not seen the movie, I am sure that you still might know that some of the music used in the film would be a March. You’d be right:

Other favorite marches I love:

This one reminds me of my mother. She was in the Women’s Army Corp, during World War Two, where she met my father, and of course, when the soundtrack for Bridge Over the River Kwai came out, it was one of the pieces my mom loved because of her fond memories of friends she made there. It’s actually called The Colonel Bogey March.

Another I’ve loved since I first heard it is Stars and Stripes Forever:

I’m a hugh fan of brass instruments, thus marches, and John Phillip Sousa, loom large in our collection of records, CDs and can also be heard on our MP3 devices.

So my beautiful Monday Music Medicine Show friends, in the military, or political music arena, which are your chosen tunes that you grew up hearing and are part of your culture?

Please share the songs that fit this situation. You know I want to hear it. Share it there (your own blog with a ping back), or share it here.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

Singing Smiley

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