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Purple and white

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Purple, heather, Rod Stewart with beautiful pictures to boot. The decision is unanimous :)



I couldn't shake white snake off when I checked this week's theme. Searched Youtube and found it's "White Lion." A mammal not a reptile, silly. Forgetfulness progressing. Being divorced does not keep me from liking  Til Death Do Us Part. When I saw scenes depicted in this video, I said Pride and Prejudice does it; this is it:

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and Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

Shattered Dreams

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Shattered Dreams became a hit in 1988 (US; 1987 UK).  As I was more on loving the beat I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics. Or maybe deep inside I knew the song described about 80% of what I was going through thus I avoided it. Thank goodness I'm so over 1988. Now I can dance to this tune with my two left feet.



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and Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

Don Gato and company

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In the 80s we had a neighbor who played Senor Don Gato repeatedly on his cassette. The sound was loud enough to reach other houses. Fortunately, the song was amusing - a very cat-like human voice would respond "meow, meow, meow."  It probably helped that I'm an animal lover so I didn't mind hearing the song over and over. 


Mozart, my fur kid looks very much like this pooch. See how he dances :)

And here's thoroughbred Little Red by Patty Shukla

 Some of the things I love about living in Thailand are the elephants! They are called "chang" here. This is a clip of Thai children singing karaoke about a chang.


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and Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

Orinoco flow

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"from Tripoli to the Yellow Sea, from Peru to Cebu..."
Quite international: about 16 other locations are referenced on Enya's Orinoco Flow which topped the charts for weeks in the 90s. The mention of Cebu brings me to the summer of 1990.  I was 18, traipsed Cebu and said to myself - one day I'll go look at what's beyond this old city. That is not the only reason I like Sail away (incorrectly thought of as the title).  The arpeggiated harp intrigues me as well. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I do.

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and Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked


Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

Under Pressure

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Anyone out there who is under pressure, please raise your right hand. There goes mine.

Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Tyler are some of my favorite songsters who have hits among the top 100 songs of the 80s. Resisting them was hard. The Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure is, as far as the title goes, what I exactly am nowadays. Here's hoping some of the pressure get kicked away by the beats that also move me today.


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and Stacy @ Stacy Uncorked

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

If a picture paints

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Music Monday: Song from your birth year
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As to what songs came out when I came out - I do not have any idea. It was fun recognizing titles as soon as I skimmed a hundred of them on Music Outfitters. 
Images resonate with femmes fatales. Or it's just me. Here's She's a Lady by Tom Jones . And one that flashes Helen of Troy and awakens nostalgia, a fave - If by David Gates
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Monday Mayhem What's the best way to get rich?
Write wacky blogs like why you were dumb to major in Literature or some obscure discipline in the Humanities. Market your creative juices.

Have you ever eaten anything that you once saw alive?
My plan was to make that brown hen a pet. She ended up on our dining table two days later.

What creeps you out the most about clowns?
The never-ending grin which makes t…

Vent and graduate

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Music Monday: Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar
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School. Your imagination must have gone rainbow-colored what with everything that school life is. Let me cut to the chase - it's great to graduate. .
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Monday Mayhem: Ticked off Welcome to Monday Mayhem. This is indeed the coolest place to be on a Monday. Today we are going to share what ticked us off about. What a great way to vent! Be sure to have fun!
1. What made ticked off the most yesterday? a headache

2. What ticks you off about your local mail service? Hollow parcels. And as if it's not jarring enough the letter that tells you what to expect in the parcel arrives slashed. That's corruption, third-world style.

3. What ticks you off about the opposite sex? Some of them 'care too much' they invade  privacy, thre…

High upon this love

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Music Monday: High upon this love, Dionne Warwick, The Bold and the Beautiful
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The closest I could get to a TV show is The Bold and the Beautiful. In the early 2000s I tempered vicious gradschool Stats with the entertainment  B&B offered.  Eric Marienthal renders a prominent saxophone feature and Dionne Warwick does the vocals. I love the combination.

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Monday Mayhem: Hot Mayhem
1. Were you a fan of Amy Winehouse? Were you surprised about her? No and no
2. What have you always wanted to try doing during a heat wave? Have you done it? What's holding you back? Heatwaves are an almost daily experience where I live. I'm probably too used to being dehumidified to think of exotic ways of dealing with the usual cold edibles, light clothing or freezing AC's.
3. "Judd" …

Beauty and power

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Music Monday: Light and Shade, Fra Lippo Lippi
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... of words, music and images are what I am happy to share today. Fra Lippo Lippi is popular in my home country (Philippines). Thanks to people who put together media like this for all of us to enjoy.


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Q1. What brand/flavor of chewing gum would you recommend to the rest of us? Dentyne Ice Midnight Mint. Guaranteed to funnel chili oxygen to your nostril. If you don't want your tongue convulsing in strong mint, stay away from it. (But it's my favorite)

Q2. What brand/flavor of beverage would you recommend to the rest of us?
Water from a mountain spring. I never drank anything like that from the shelves. But I have from a real mountain which took 8 hours to reach the peak. Just missing those days.

Q3. Desc…

While I'm alive

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Music Monday: It's My Life
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A friend celebrated an approaching change on her civil status Saturday night. When documents are sorted she will be officially single again. "Better get on with it," I thought. Down at Hard Rock I noticed for the first time a reference to Sinatra on Bon Jovi's It's My Life. I never really paid attention to this hit until I admitted I did relate with the message coming off the lyrics. My two left feet were exploiting the dance floor when this was played.


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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop ***** Q.1-Why does it seem that every TV station goes to commercial at the same time- when you are checking to see what's on the other channel? Financiers probably want it that way - commercials get about the same amount of exposure at similar times from vie…

If I wrote a note

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Musical Monday: Note to God by Charice on Oprah
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There's a twin issue currently hovering above my a** - a son diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), and an ex-hubster who plays hardball about all this. I shoot questions and need answers.  Unfortunately this reality takes time to be sorted and moments trying to penetrate the core for possible solutions could seem frustratingly non-existent. At times I fancy communicating with a deity like this - 


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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop ***** Q1. Do you think Twitter is taking over as the 'social media tool of the moment' (replacing Facebook who replace MySpace)? It has its purpose to people, just like FB. Determining whether is has taken over as the "social media tool of the moment" could be partly based on the s…

I'll Play For You

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Musical Monday: I'll Play For You by Seals and Crofts
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To Xmas Dolly, Lorie, Larry and Callie: thanks for putting me on the Spotlight Dance today. I have two left feet but fortunate to have no other pairs of eyes in my apartment, so dance I will!

Don't I just like freebies on Mondays! :) I get to feature old songs. They remind me of times when dinners in Asia were NOT eaten at the computer facing someone on Skype eating breakfast in Central Europe.


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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Q1. Do you think Donald Trump has a chance at becoming President of the US? He can then funnel his wealth into education / research useful to humanity. Nice thought to enjoy.  Q2. What's the best way to pile on the calories? Don't think. Just eat away. Q3. What's the best way to burn those calories…

Hard habit to break

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Musical Monday: Hard habit to break
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All these excellent male artists in the world. It's hard to choose a fave from among them. I decided on someone I saw live not long ago. Here's Peter Cetera of Chicago. 

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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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MONDAY MAYHEM
1. Are you concerned at all with the possibility that radiation leaks could head your way? Better readyjust in case than wake up sorry.
2. What is the one thing that you will always go cheap on? Anything I don't want to keep

3. What would you buy that price would have no limit? Necessities for the kiddo

4. Name a TV show that could be about the stupidest thing ever. Haven't watched any since 2004

5. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? When I got used to wasabi it wasn't strange anymore

6. If it were really hot…

Spring ahead ... Japan

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A cousin and her husband and a former gradschool classmate are three people I know who are in Japan right now. It is such relief to know they are ok as I never dared turn on the news. I actually avoided footage of the destruction. But perhaps I could share Amanda's move of showing a bit of support for Japan by featuring their music today. This first one is classical which I hear all the time in Japanese restaurants. Ah well, at least I'm a fan of Japanese cuisine.


And here's wishing and hoping the Japanese people would be as happy as this again and be back to normal living soon.

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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop
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Today we are playing "Spring Ahead" a tribute to moving your clock ahead an hour thanks to daylight savings time. Have fun and thanks for playing!
1. What time zone do you l…

What if... I thought I fell in love

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Monday Mayhem follows
Favorite female vocalists? What a riot! I wish I could have them all here. But here are three of them who sing lyrics that are quite relevant to me these days.

Gloria Estefan --- Here We Are

Dionne Warwick --- I'll Never Love This Way Again
Karen Carpenter --- You
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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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What if... Charlie Sheen were right about who he is, what he is saying and his "goddesses"? Then Howard Stern's assessment would be confirmed. Charlie is special.
What if... Potato chips were declared a vegetable? I'd use a helping beside my steak
What if...All the junk going on in parts of the world ended in peace? Bad time for the business of war
What if...gas prices hit $5? The Middle East crisis …

Listen to your heart, frog

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Monday Mayhem follows

It's the final week of the love month. Here's Listen to your heart by the Swedish pop duo Roxette.



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Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop

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Monday Mayhem: Viral Monday F***

Look how she tried. I never would have guessed it's something that hops. Poor baby.



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