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Music Monday-Happy Anniversary edition

Music Monday is dedicated to my brother and his wife, who are celebrating their 31st anniversary! For some reason, when I hear this song, it reminds me of them. Probably because they always seem to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together.

Happy anniversary, Mike and Jamie! I wish you many, many more happy years together!

xoxoxox,

jane

P.S. The lead singer of Orleans, John Hall, was later elected to the U.S. Congress. He served two terms.

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If music be the food of love, play on

 Chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast-it must be Valentine’s day!

Enjoy, my sweets!

If it’s the beaches
If it’s the beaches’ sands you want
Then you will have them
If it’s the mountains’ bending rivers
Then you will have them
If it’s the wish to run away
Then I will grant it

 And finally-

For just one chance to find
Love was someone that you loved to find
For just the sense to try
To walk ahead and leave the pain behind
If the days aren’t easy and the nights are rough
When they ask you what you’re thinking of
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love

Your heart says not again
What kind of mess have you got me in
But when the feelings there
It can lift you up and take you anywhere
But the gravel beneath you and the limbs above
If anybody asks you where your coming from
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love

Say yes we live uncertainty
And disappointments have to be
And everyday we might be facing more
And yes we live in desperate times
But fading words and shaking rhymes
There’s only one thing here worth hoping for
With Lucifer beneath you and God above
If either one of them asks you what your living of
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love
Say love, say for me love

 
LOVE
xoxoxo,
jane

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Music Monday

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day, all!

Sorry I’ve been MIA. I thought I’d ease my way back in with a good old-fashioned Music Monday post.

In honor of the man this holiday is named for, I have some music to share. Enjoy, or should I say contemplate, the following:

And Lord, Lord, Lord! Miss Mahalia Jackson may just make a believer out of me yet.

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.~Martin Luther King, Jr.

xoxoxo.

jane

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Music Monday: The food edition

Something amazing happened today. Mark Bittman declared his undying love for me via twitter. He also told me he wants me to go to Spain with him when they reprise the “On the Road Again” show. I’m hoping we don’t have to have that Gwenyth Paltrow with us this time. Not that she’s not a lovely person, I’m sure she is. I just would prefer she not come along.

What? Well. Ok. “Declaring his undying love” is going a bit too far. I tend to have a touch of the hyperbole. What he said was that he didn’t think one meal of pot roast was going to kill me. (Which I say shows how very much he cares about my well-being.) And then the second message poohpoohed my comparing him to the pope but said, “Yes, this is really me.” Oh my. He wants me to know it is really him. I was going to send him a message back that said, “this is really me”. But then it was pointed out to me by the almighty twitter gods that I cannot direct message people who do not follow me. So there. We were at an impasse, it appeared. I keep checking, but so far he hasn’t started following me. Certainly it’s just a matter of time before he does. In the meantime, I may never wash these computer keys again.

In honor of the magnificent Mark Bittman (and I say that in all sincerity. His book “How to Cook Everything” opened up a whole new world of cooking to me. I’m no longer afraid to try just about anything. And it’s the first place I check for any kind of recipe, be it pizza dough or gougeres, waffles or roasted root vegetables. Go buy it here.), today’s music Monday selections are both food related.

Go get a snack and enjoy the music!

xoxoxox,

jane

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Music Monday-bonus track!

So today with the preschoolers, we made handprint angels. At the end of the morning, when the parents were picking up the wee ones, it was discovered that my friend Luke had no halo on his celestial being. I, being the amazing teacher that I am, told him no worries we would fix up his picture posthaste, he just had to wait a moment. One of the other teachers took the picture and while she was gone doing the repair work, I sang this song to him. 

Either I’m the coolest preschool teacher in the world, or soon we won’t have any students. It’s a toss up.

“That’s me, that’s me/The boy with the broken halo/That’s me, that’s me/The devil won’t let me be”

xoxoxo,

jane

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Music Monday

“Boots” by The Killers.  This song makes me happy.  Or at least not so Grinchy Claus-like.

Hope you enjoy it too!

xoxoxox,

jane

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Music Monday-Honest!

Today is Monday. I’ve checked 50 kajillion times.  It seems the perfect time for a classic Christmas song.  Not like any version of it you’ve heard before (unless you  have heard it before and then just sit quietly and let the others enjoy it). It’s beautiful and ethereal and a wee bit dark.  Simply put, it’s everything Christmas should be! 

xoxoxox,

jane

P.S. If it isn’t Monday, don’t tell me.

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