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CB&W: Music



Want to hear them live? And watch them in full color, while two adorable girls dance the Irish way, with a third tiny one in the background? Yes? 😀


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge


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The Gilded TRUMPet

Once upon a time, there was a Gilded TRUMPet, carefully polished to an artificial shine. A shine that was a bit too bright to be real. His whole life he had longed for a pedestal. As a wind instrument, he had always been taken by the hand, but now he wanted to stand on his feet. People tend to look up to you just a bit easier when you’re on top.

He watched the real Golden Trumpet parade, and its beautiful, authentic luster racked his eyes. He wanted to be like him! He blew and blew, his TRUMPet mouth much larger than the others. The noise rose, swelled and drowned out the collective melody completely. Soon other instruments were impressed, tone deaf as they were. They did not know it was not real gold that glittered. Continue reading “The Gilded TRUMPet”

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Meghan Trainor

My life is filled with music. The credits on my cell phone are mostly spent on Spotify, and though I don’t sing in the shower, I do so in the vehicle. Hell, my car won’t even drive when there’s no music playing!

Lately this lady has caught my ear: Meghan Trainor,


a 22 years old American singer-songwriter and record producer, who wrote, recorded, performed and produced three independently-released albums between ages 15 and 17! She must have music in her blood.

I chose these three songs:

Like I’m gonna lose you, for there is much truth in her words.

The merry Better when I’m dancing

And this one, because I love the text:

It’s all about the bass

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right places

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got beauty building, just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold tonight.”
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Because you know
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble

Meghan, go ahead and make more songs, you have my blessing. 😉

My other posts about music

Posted in Writing101

The Blood of my Soul

Ghost Love Score by Nightwish

Years ago I fell in love with Nightwish’s music. I was introduced to this band by my best friend and for that I’m forever grateful. For his friendship too by the way. Ghost Love Score is not a song; it’s a story on its own. Because of the changes in tempo. Because of the story telling. It is orchestral and brings out epic images and feelings in me. Don’t be alarmed by the heavy intro, for it will get lighter along the way and soon you’ll be caught up in the music. Close your eyes and listen. It will take ten minutes and I dare you to sit still! Of course I should be writing now, but I’m whistling and singing. In today’s challenge a lack of inspiration is not the main obstruction for writing; the music is! And I love every second.


Gravity by Sara Bareilles

Whenever this lady sings, I listen. Whenever she brings out an album, I purchase it. Funny songs like King of Anything and Fairytale make me smile. But this song, Gravity, is sung from the heart. The smallness is its grandeur. The feelings resonate in my own soul and I’m lost in thoughts and memories. And my voice blends in with Sara’s. Not because it’s that good, but because she sticks to the lower universes of vocal kingdoms that I can reach too. Repeat…


So She Dances by Josh Groban

His voice is a warm embrace. A relaxing bath after a day’s hard work. And he’s cute too. So She Dances lifts me up to dreams of grace and love. Close but elusive. Lovely!


Music is the blood of my soul…

Writing101badgeI wrote this for Writing 101: Commit to a Writing Practice. “Today, celebrate three songs that are significant to you. For your twist, write for fifteen minutes without stopping — and build a writing habit.”

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You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone – better than the original

You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone is a great song. But this cover is even better than the original in my humble opinion. Meet Sam Tsui, Alex G, Kina Grannis and Kurt Schneider.

A great way to start your Sunday. Have fun and keep those cups filled today.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Posted in Border hopping, Music

Bear Festival

Tonight there was a music festival here in Cannonville: the Bear Festival. About twenty musicians performed country and blue grass songs, while they played their violins, guitars and sang. There was even a Celtic drum!

The folks of Cannonville also provided much needed soul food: hotdogs and hamburgers 😉  And they were excellent.

Here’s a short film I shot of a song, I have uploaded it to YouTube:

and a couple of photos, so you can taste the atmosphere.