Monday, November 19, 2018

Thankful Music #MusicMovesMe

It's Monday and we all know what time it is.

It's time for another episode of Music Moves Me!

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join!  Every other week we have a theme, and on alternate weeks, we can blog about any music we wish.  First, there is XmasDolly,   Her co-conductors are:  Callie of JAmerican Spice,  and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥   Also, co-conducting  is  Cathy from Curious as a Cathy .  And finally, there's me. 

<!-- end LinkyTools script —> Our honorary co-host for November is Stacy of Stacy Uncorked.  Today, as this is Thanksgiving Week, our theme is songs of Thanksgiving or Thankfulness.

So, of course, the first song that pops into my mind is Andrew Gold's Thank You For Being a Friend, which also reminds me of this:

The Golden Girls!

Moving to the 1970's, how about the 1970's Guess Who hit, Share the Land?  How I love those lyrics of a vision of peace and sharing so different than what we run into today in our daily lives, it seems.
Pete Townshend - Give Blood.  I love this music, it can transport me to another world.
Wrapping up with two about Thanksgiving Day - first, Ray Davies and "Thanksgiving Day".
And finally, this 18 minute classic from Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant, about a particular Thanksgiving Day in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.   Years ago, when we used to travel for Thanksgiving, we would sometimes be able to hit a particular Hudson Valley station that would play this song at noon every Thanksgiving Day.  You'll never think of shovels and rakes and implements of destruction in the same way.

I wonder if they still play it.

You did know I was going to, didn't you, Stacy?

Have a happy Thanksgiving this Thursday (except if you are in Canada - you already had your chance but what the heck, you are welcome to do it again!)


  1. Alana,

    'Thank You For Being A Friend' is the purrfect song for this week's 4M theme. Thanks for being MY friend!

    'Share The Land' is a oldie. I haven't heard it in years. 'Give Blood' is new-to-me but I really like it. Davies song 'Thanksgiving Day' paints such a sad picture but one that many face year after year. The holidays are a time for being with those we love and it's always sad when those we cherish can't be in the gathering for whatever reason. This song really struck a nerve this morning given the bombshell I was dropped yesterday (if you read my comment at Marie's you'll understand). I'm trying to rise above to cloud that's doing its best to keep me down and I be dang if I'm not going to allow this to get the better of me. It's out of my hands and in the hands of the Lord. I'll get in the kitchen in a few to finish working on my Thanksgiving feast. That's sure to help. Thank you for boogieing with me today and I hope y'all have a blessed Thanksgiving, my good friend!

  2. Oh, my goodness! So many favourites here. What a great collection.
    Makes me sooo thankful for good music! :)

  3. The BeeGees. The Who. The Zombies. Arlo, Jr. Sad to see how those who hung onto every word of those enlightening verses have now turned their back on those honorable thoughts. To mis-quote the Who- What Happened to My Generation

  4. Good choices here! I especially liked "Thank You For Being A Friend," which I also used, and "Alice's Restaurant." I think one station in every market plays "Alice's Restaurant" on Thanksgiving. I think it's an FCC regulation. Great set! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I got my dose of music I some how missed over the years! Good Thanksgiving selection. I Love 'Alice's Restaurant' will be humming it all day.

  6. The Golden Girls are really getting around today! hahaha Well, I've been busy all day with doctors, store for fixings on Thursday and aughhhhh I'M POOPED! HAPPY THANKSGIVING GIRLFRIEND TO YOU AND YOURS! Big thank you also for joining us! Love the tunes you chosen too! BIG HUGS

  7. Great songs. I enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  8. Alana, I LOVE what you did with the theme! You are so much fun! :) Love all your song choices - have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! :)


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