Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve - #MusicMovesMe

It's Monday and time for another episode of Music Moves Me.  And it's also New Years Eve.

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers (and perhaps also musical elves) who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only on this music train, please!)   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. 

This is a day of endings.  Guy Lombardo was a fixture of my youth, as he and his orchestra would ring out the old year.  This is an early recording of the song that would become the standard for ringing in the old, back then.

And, speaking of parties:

Parties. (Prince, 1999).

At a party Friday night, spouse and I became reacquainted with a man we hadn't  talked to in several years.  He is a 74 year old man (still working!) who is a drummer in a local band.  He and spouse talked about music of the 60's and 70's.  Soon enough, other people at our table joined into the discussion.

Music unites all of us as humans.  And the New Year is a day for new beginnings.  U2 and "New Year's Day".

The Byrd's Turn Turn Turn, and its biblical lyrics, sing of a season for everything, and everything in its time.  What time will 2019 reveal itself to be?

I wish all my readers and listeners, all over the world, Happy New Year.


  1. Alana,

    I recall vividly from my childhood Guy Lombardo's 'Auld Lang Syne' playing at midnight on broadcast TV. It's nice that you featured this timeless classic. It looks like you and Marie are on the same wavelength with Prince, as well you and I with U2. There certainly is a season for all things. What a beautiful close to your New Year mewsic choices! Thanks for your friendship. May we make more mewsic together in the coming new year and may the good Lord bless you and yours throughtout 2019, dear friend!

  2. Love Guy Lombardo's classic! Of course, I love all your choices - and wish we were planning to party like it was 1999! ;) Thank you so much for being a great dance partner throughout the year - here's to an inspirational 2019! Have a very Happy New Year! :)

  3. Guy Lombardo ... I remember watching him on New Years Eve from the Waldorf Astoria. Channel 2, WCBS, believe

  4. The Byrd's song makes me sad for some reason. Guy Lombardo, he is nostalgic but I do tear up now when they play Imagine. Wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

  5. Guy died over 40 years ago, but his rendition of Auld Lang Syne is destined to be played into eternity on New Year's Eve. That's a nice way to be remembered. Happy New Year!

  6. Great songs and I am seeing that Prince's 1999 is everyone's favorite. Have a Happy and wonderful New Year.

  7. Happy New Year! Love all of your New Year's music.

    Best wishes for a peaceful start to 2019 for you and your family.

  8. Luvin' all your tunes sweetie and of course GREAT MINDS ~hehehehe~ THINK ALIKE! HAHAHA HAPPY NEW YEAR my dearest friend and may the New Year find you & yours happy, very healthy & full of prosperity throughout the whole new year to come for you & yours, and BIG HUGS THROUGH THE YEAR TOO


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