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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Put Another Nickel In-- It's Still Musical May

             We had a great time on the Fantasy Island and if you missed my list of favorite albums, you can find it on my post from Monday.  The entire week I posted about music and I plan to continue through the upcoming week.  

              This coming Monday I will be posting my list of NINE NICE JAZZ FAVORITES, which are jazz albums that I particularly like.  If you'd like to join us you can sign up on the Linky list at the top of my page.  I don't expect a lot of participation on this one because I think I lot of you don't think you like jazz.  Please check any of the lists on Monday and see if maybe you can find something to suit your tastes.  Jazz covers a broad gamut of styles and you may be surprised at what is offered up under the label of jazz.

            At the bottom of my page you will continue to find the Linky listings of A to Z participants and FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITE lists.  These lists will stay for another week if you'd like to continue to go through any you missed. 

              In the upcomng week, after the JAZZ FAVORITES on Monday, I will be talking about some more individual albums and artists.  On Thursday I will have another music related debate topic.  So be ready-- this blog is alive with the sound of music.

I been TAGGED!!

Gregg from GOSPEL DRIVEN DISCIPLES tagged me for this "what if" game:

IF I WERE A…


MONTH  -- April because my showers bring the May flowers.  I enjoy the coming of Spring when it's starting to get warmer, but not too hot.  If I were April I would cancel income tax day.

DAY-- Monday because I would want to get everyone motivated to start a new week of getting things done and to show everyone that Monday is not all that bad.

TIME OF DAY  -- 8:30 in the morning when I still feel fresh.  I've just finished breakfast and ready to start my day.  It's a time for optimism  and a time to look forward to the day ahead.

 SEASON--Springtime for the reasons listed under April

PLANET --  Earth of course because it represents home and life.

 DIRECTION--Southeast is a nice part of the United States that I consider as my real home, but I can feel at home just about anywhere.

 TREE-- A Christmas tree because it's festive and brings such happiness to so many people.

ANIMAL--An eagle since they can soar above everything and look down upon the world.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT--  A finely crafted violin because I play the violin.

FRUIT -- Avocado because guacamole is good. And yes avocado is a fruit because it has a pit.

FOOD--A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and why would I need any reason for that?

COLOUR-- Green like lush expanses of vegetation because it represents so much life.

BOOK--The Bible because it is really the only book any one needs if they were only allowed one book.

SONG --Je Crois Entendre Encore because it's one of my wife's favorite songs and she would want to sing me.

 MOVIE-- It's a Wonderful Life because it's a movie filled with such a range of emotions, but ends in a way that makes us all happy.

FLOWER-- A tall sunflower because it's big bright and yellow and always faces toward the sun.

FACIAL EXPRESSION--  A pucker because I like to give kisses.

I will pass this on and tag:

Wolfie at Writer Person

Stephanie at What's So Random?

Sig at Beadedbear's Nonsense and Complete Waste of Time


And finally!

Zoe Courtman posted a good piece about working hard at writing on her site No Letters on My Keyboard

You might enjoy Livia Blackburn's encapsulation of a Harvard Writer's Conference on her site A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing

B. Miller is having a contest  http://bmillerfiction.blogspot.com/2010/05/pay-it-forward-giveaway.html .  If anyone is not following B. Miller's blog, well, you really should be.

L. Diane Wolfe is having a 200th follower contest.     http://circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/200-followers-uber-beyond-belief.html .   Definitely get over there immediately to join L. Diane's contest if you haven't done so yet.

Have a wonderful week-end!

16 comments:

  1. Looking forward to Monday, hope more sign up or it will be just us two.
    I was tagged with the same tag this week and passed it to Gregg.

    Have a relaxing week-end.
    Yvonne

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  2. Love your answers to the tag - especially the song. Lovely. :)

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  3. I posted my If I Were answers today. Sorry, I refused to pick a fruit!

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  4. Yvonne -- got one more for Monday! We'll probably get a few more. Jazz is a tough genre for some people.

    Jemi-- Thank you.

    Alex-- Crazy questions aren't they.

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  6. --> "If anyone is not following B. Miller's blog, well, you really should be."

    Well, I wouldn't follow the blog of a person who won't even answer a simple question. I once asked in a comment section if B. Miller was male or female and he/she couldn't even be bothered to answer my question. Remained hiding behind that tree and totally ignored me.

    So, no, thanks anyway, but I'll pass.

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

    POSTSCRIPT: rLEE-b, it won't offend me if you remove this comment because you think it starts up something you'd rather stay out of. But you know me, Brother, I tell it the way it is, regardless of whether or not it will cost me "Followers".

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  7. Diane -- You're welcome!

    StMc-- I don't see any reason to remove this comment if it a valid reason for you. I guess the question would be did you find any valid content to B. Miller's blog. I'm guessing probably not since B. tends not to adress politics much and B's blog is primarily a writer's blog. I like the writing style of B. Miller and apparently so have many others. Maybe B will see this comment and decide to address the question, but then again maybe it is an issue that is irrelevant to B.

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  8. Thanks for the tag! ;)
    Also, what's Diana's blog? I know she has one, but I don't know what it is. Can you send me a link?
    -Wolfie

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  9. rLEE-b ~
    It seemed to me that B. Miller does not respond to comments left for him/her. At least not in the comment sections that I saw.

    Of course, it's possible that he/she replies via Email or in the comment sections belonging to the bloggers who left the original remarks - the way that Lisa of Bombastic Bandicoot does.

    All I know is that my simple question was ignored and I thought it rude.

    In fact, this might be a good topic for one of your Debate Day Blog Bits: Is it rude to ignore comments left on your Blog? When and why do you respond or fail to respond to comments? Do you think that ignoring comments left by others is a good public relations move that will likely gain you more "Followers"? (That is assuming one of your primary goals is to gain as many Followers as possible. Not so in my case, as you know.)

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

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  10. Enjoyed the tag - you have a great weekend too!

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  11. Hey congrats and thanks, Leeuna! I actually got and did this one last year sometime - think it was before we became bloggy buddies, but ... and I also don't "do" meme's as a rule, but ... bald-faced lying? For THIS I make an exception .... my specialty!! (wink)

    OK, lemme see what I can come up with. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Besides Diana Krall, I don't really know any jazz artist. I look forward to your list. You always have great links to visit. Thank you for being here!

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  13. LYNN ~
    Ha!-Ha!
    One of your 15 Desert Island music albums is "For Lovers" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong. Whaddayaz call dat? Rock 'N' Roll? ;o)

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

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  14. Stmcc-- Lest it be said that I don't respond to comments I guess I should respond to this one from Saturday. I don't know what to say about this as sometimes I too have been guilty as when I forget or when I just don't have anything to say in response. But I normally do try. And I think I covered this topic a couple of times in my Blog Boggled Monday series. I probably will again someday.

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  15. rLEE-b ~
    Well, I'm not saying that a person ought to necessarily respond to EVERY SINGLE COMMENT EVERY SINGLE TIME. For instance, let's say you and I exchange a couple of comments, I too might reach a point where I have nothing else to add and therefore I discontinue the exchange. I mean, every discussion must come to an end at some point, eh?

    But I'm just saying that if someone compliments me, it would be rude of me not to acknowledge that. And certainly if someone takes the time and goes to the trouble to pose a question to me in one of my comment sections, the least I can do is answer it. That's just common courtesy. Or, it was a "common" courtesy at one time anyway.

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

    P.S. - You don't need to reply to this unless there's something else you'd like to add. ;o)

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