Friday, February 20, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 260




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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Folks out here on Canada's east coast are looking forward to spring. More than the usual February-winter-blahs kind of looking forward to spring. Record-breaking snowfalls in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have buried cars entirely and blocked homes up to the rooftops.

 Here's an idea of the completely atypical snowfall over in PEI.






Here in Nova Scotia, we had a mix of snow and a heavy rainfall version of freezing rain, leaving us all encrusted in ice.


But in New Brunswick, there was more epic drifting. (Note: some swearing in this clip.)




So...

As an antidote to all of the white stuff that makes up the Great White North, for all of you who can't face even one more flake, here's a sunshine pop set to awaken dreams of spring.



1 - Stoned Soul Picnic - 5th Dimension 





2 - The Rain, The Park and Other Things - The Cowsills 







3 - Like to Get to Know You - Spanky and Our Gang 







4 - Along Comes Mary - The Association 






5 - Grazing in the Grass - Friends of Distinction 






Friday, February 13, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 259




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.




Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day! 



1 - Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley 





2 - Somewhere in Your Heart - Frank Sinatra 






3 - Shape of My Heart - Sting 







4 - Don't Push Your Foot on the Heartbrake - Kate Bush 






5 - Two Hearts - Bruce Springsteen 




Friday, February 6, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 258 / Happy 8th Anniversary to My Blog!


A Piece of My Mind turned 8 yesterday!

I'd like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of my longtime readers. I have so many online friends that I met initially through the blogosphere, and my world is so much happier with all of you in it.

I thought I'd include the link to my very first blog post, as a little look back today:




And now, on to our regularly scheduled programming.





Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

For anyone who wants to join in, simply choose five pieces of music and post them for other bloggers to enjoy. Then check out the set posted by the other 5 on Friday blogger -- you can sign in over at Golch Central's Rambling Stuff.

This year I'll be taking a once-a-month look at specific instruments and showcasing five songs or tunes which place that instrument front and center.

My new feature is called Spotlight On...

...and for our second installment, I'm looking at another of the primal body instruments. Here are five songs which shine a spotlight on whistling


1 - Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John - 2006







2 - Trinity (Titoli) from the Django Unchained soundtrack - Annibale E I Cantori Moderni - 2012







3 - Colonel Bogey March from the Bridge on the River Kwai soundtrack - composed by Frederick J. Ricketts -- performed by The Mitch Miller Orchestra - original composition, 1914 (for the soundtrack, 1957)








4 - Magic Moments - Perry Como - 1957








5 - Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin - 1988




Friday, January 30, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 257




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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Brad and I went to see Into the Woods yesterday, which we both loved.

That brings me to this week's fairytale-inspired set.


1 - Enter Sandman - Metallica 





2 - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane 






3 - Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and The Pharoahs 






4 - The Frog Prince - Keane 





5 - Rapunzel - Dave Matthews Band 




Friday, January 23, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 256




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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In memory of my Uncle Frank, who passed away on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, here's a set of traditional bluegrass and Appalachian music for a Virginia mountain man and gentle giant.

That's my mom giving her brother-in-law the classic Meuse sisters cheek squeeze in the early 80s. My grandma, originally a Meuse, and all of her sisters -- and possibly all female ancestors from this line -- were unrivaled cheek squeezers.

Usually he was too tall to have to worry about that too much. Ha ha!



1 - Wandering Boy - Adam Hurt 







2 - Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver 






3 - Keep on the Sunny Side - The Carter Family 






4 - Tis Sweet to Be Remembered - Flatt and Scruggs 







5 - In the Sweet By and By - Bluegrass Martins 





Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm blogging at The Popculturedivas today



Join me at The Popculturedivas for Hitting the Halfway Mark on Our Year-Long Challenge

Friday, January 16, 2015

5 on Friday -- Set 255




Spinning Friday tunes since 2010...

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As you no doubt noticed, there wasn't a 5 on Friday set last week, as Brad was in surgery last Friday, having his appendix removed.

Although for Western calendars, the new year dawned on Jan. 1st, in the Chinese year it's still the Year of the Horse. For both Brad and me it's been a year of moving on, and even in these last weeks of Horse energy, we're leaving things behind that don't work for us any longer. Like his appendix!

Brad's at home now after spending six days in the hospital. It hadn't burst, but was hanging by a thread from doing just that, so he had a lot of abdominal infection and inflammation from which to recover.

This week's set goes out to all of our friends, near and far, who wished Brad a speedy recovery.



1 - All About Us - t.A.T.u. 








2 - Yellow - Coldplay 







3 - Lean on Me - Bill Withers 








4 - Best Friend - Harry Nilsson 








5 - Stand By You - The Pretenders