Song of the Day – “My Way” by Mike Mains (featuring Yacht Money)

October 7, 2017

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Here is a happy song for your weekend!

I have always been a fan of Mike Mains & The Branches, but it appears that he is no longer with The Branches. ūüėČ ¬†Three years ago I posted one of my favorite songs by them – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” I have always found their music to be uplifting and fun. They are currently on tour and are coming to NYC this week. If I can get home in time … I will be there!

Not much to say today other than Be Happy and I hope things are going your way today. Happy weekend and enjoy the song!

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Song of the Day – “I’m Good” by The Mowgli’s

February 10, 2015

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I’m BAAAACK¬†…

Well, I have to admit that I have probably set the record for the longest break from a “daily” blog post. Many of you probably wondered if I would ever return. To be honest, so did I! ūüôā Once you get out of a routine, it is sure hard to get back into it. If it had not been for the prodding of many people (including being given the assignment yesterday to “post on your blog!!” from my daughter), my break may¬†have continued.

Life has been crazy and it amazes me that I have not posted in¬†3 months! It all started with my visit to China where I was without access to most of the internet pages that I needed – WordPress, YouTube, Facebook – and so I was not able to post. I returned¬†home to the holidays, kids home from school, vacations, medical issues, and … here we are today.

So, I am taking the plunge and starting to write again. I have NOT taken a break from music over these last few months, so I still have a lot to share with you.¬†Thanks for sticking with me and I hope this song let’s you know that I am still here and “I’m Good!”

I have posted songs by The Mowgli’s before and I love their sound. They are just so cool and their music makes me happy. This song really resonated with me – I love the beat and the lyrics are fantastic too. This is their new single from their upcoming album, Kids in Love. The single is available now and the album has an¬†expected release date in early April. Enjoy!

SONG OF THE DAY – “HAPPY” by Pharrell Williams

February 22, 2013

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Today I am posting what my son and I have deemed our “theme song” for our trip to Arizona. We have spent nearly every minute of our time outside in the fabulous sunshine and blue skies. It just makes us feel happy and so does this song! We have been “clapping along” and have probably been spotted looking like many of the people shown in this fantastic music video. ūüôā

We may slowly be killing the song as we have listened to it so much over the last few days, but what else would you do with a theme song?¬†This is a great song by Pharrell Williams, who I think is just one of the coolest dudes in the music industry. He has also got to be on the busiest guys in the industry – producer, fashion designer, songwriter, drummer, performer … what doesn’t he do?

This has been an especially big year for Pharrell. He was nominated for 7 Grammy Awards, including one for this song; in addition, this song was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (from the movie¬†Despicable Me). He¬†also played a key role in one of 2013’s biggest hits and Grammy award-winning song – “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk. He is an amazingly talented guy. Something else about him that I think is amazing … Pharrell is 40 years old, but have you seen him? He looks like he is 25!

BE HAPPY!

Additional Reading:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-pharrell-williams-20140220,0,6981329.story#axzz2u6Uz3QrX

SONG OF THE DAY – “HAPPY” by Uncle Kracker

January 18, 2013

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Today I am posting what I wrote yesterday. I did not have wifi long enough to get this posted, so this note is just a day late. I am still in Dallas and enjoying visiting old favorites. It has been a busy day full of friends for all of us. So, here is yesterday … ūüėČ

Just a short note as I am moving on fumes today! I was in NYC last night at a private show with Ryan Star and got home about 1:00 a.m., just to turn around and head to the airport at 4:30 a.m.! Not a lot of sleep to get me through the day.

The kids and I flew back to Dallas this morning for a short visit. This song seemed appropriate for the day because I have two very happy kids, as well as some happy friends who are looking forward to spending time with them. I sometimes forget what it is like to return to a “home.” It is so familiar! Things are so easy! It actually feels comforting. I am looking forward to reconnecting with friends and just spending a few days enjoying the familiarity of an old home.

I began listening to Uncle Kracker years ago and really began to enjoy his music while living in Detroit in the early 2000s. This song is off his 2012 album, “Midnight Special” and just felt like the perfect song for the day.