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SLS Second Selection…

I've only done this one other time, which is offering a second choice for the prompt for Song Lyric Sunday.  First I want to see if the pingback works.  Second to thank Jim again for so graciously guest hosting SLS for Helen.  Jim, you wrote an excellent blog post a day or so ago about… Continue reading SLS Second Selection…

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SLS –Pearl Jam’s Smile

image link   Today's Song Lyric Sunday is hosted by Jim Adams. The prompt for today laugh/laughter/laughing. Today's offering is another song from my favorite band, Pearl Jam. The name of the song is Smile, which is almost a laugh. Hoping it is close enough. Smile is from, “No Code”, released in 1996, which followed… Continue reading SLS –Pearl Jam’s Smile

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#SLS Coconut

Helen, hoping you feel better soon. Jim is graciously hosting Helen Vahdati's Song Lyric Sunday, with the prompt of doctor/health/medicine.  Immediately I thought of this song by Harry Nilsson, from 1971.  Usually I don't like songs that endlessly repeat, but for this song, it is sung almost as a mantra for health.  That said, Harry,… Continue reading #SLS Coconut

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Song Lyric Sunday 12/30/18 — Ding Dong, Ding Dong by George Harrison

image link Helen Vahdati's Song Lyric Sunday most excellent prompt for today is "new". from wikipedia: "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" is a song by English musician George Harrison, written as a New Year's Eve singalong and released in December 1974 on his album Dark Horse. It was the album's lead single in Britain and some… Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday 12/30/18 — Ding Dong, Ding Dong by George Harrison

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Song Lyric Sunday — Pearl Jam’s Bee Girl

Album cover from Blind Melon's 1992 self-titled album Helen's Theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Girls. Lost Dogs is a double-disc collection of Pearl Jam B-sides and other released and unreleased rarities that were recorded between 1991 and 2003. Lost Dogs was released on 11/11/03. The song "Bee Girl" is a tribute to… Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday — Pearl Jam’s Bee Girl

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Song Lyric Sunday — Danny Boy

image link and more info about the song Although there were several good choices for Song Lyric Sunday's theme of boys, I chose this one.  My firstborn is named after it and it is one that makes me cry every time I hear it sung right. Joe Feeney, who sang many beautiful Irish tunes on… Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday — Danny Boy

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Song Lyric Sunday — Last Shift

image link The theme for Song Lyric Sunday is last. In my search for the chosen song, I ran across this one. Had never heard it before, but I absolutely LOVE Richard Thompson, as a songwriter, singer, and guitarist. This is a very sad and political song. I dedicate it to Coal Miners and Their… Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday — Last Shift

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One of These Things First

image link Song Lyric Sunday's theme this week is First. I found some good ones, including this one. I hadn't heard it before, but I've heard Nick Drake before. Nicholas Rodney Drake was born on 6/19/48, in Rangoon, Burma, and died on 11/25/74, at the age of 26, in the home he shared with his… Continue reading One of These Things First

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“Listen”

image link “Listen” is a song from musical group, Chicago's, first LP, Chicago Transit Authority.  I got this 2-LP set as a youngster and played the grooves off of it.  It was music like I'd never heard before.  I lost the vinyl back in '94 but was blessed to come across it in the basement… Continue reading “Listen”

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In Honor of Remembrance Day UK & Veteran’s Day US

image link Another one for Song Lyric Sunday, as I see it is a memorial day for the fallen in the UK.  After listening to Soul Cages, I was reminded of another Sting tune that speaks to the memorial.  Update:  embarrassed to say I didn't realize it was Veteran's Day in the US!  It's for… Continue reading In Honor of Remembrance Day UK & Veteran’s Day US