Monday, November 18, 2019

Happiness and Sadness on Rainy Tenth Avenue #MusicMovesMe

Welcome, Monday!  It's time for 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! (Music Posts Only,  please! Non-music posts are subject to removal or labeling as "No Music".)   First, there is XmasDolly.  Her chief co-conductor is Cathy of Curious as a Cathy. Her other co-conductors are Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, and me.  

This month our guest conductor is "CK" of Stunning Keisha,  and she has declared today as a "You Pick" day.  The day is ours!

Almost all of my selections are long today but there's a personal reason behind each of these songs.

I have to admit, this month has had a degree of sadness in it, and it isn't over yet, with one of my cousins recently diagnosed with cancer.

Dedicated to my cousin.  Shinedown and "Diamond Eyes".
A rainly November day is perfect for a song like Guns N'Roses and their power Ballard "November Rain".  The history of the song and video is interesting and you can read it here.

Bon Jovi performing Leonard Cohen's iconic Hallelujah.

But all is not sad.  This past week my last living uncle celebrated his 95th birthday.  And, as a "Happy Birthday" I thought I would play Richard Rogers' 1936 "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" as covered by Larry Fast and Synergy.  One of his sons introduced me to this album back around 1976, and I've loved it ever since. It's long, so I won't be mad if you don't stick around, but even if you don't like electronic music, why don't you try this version of a classic?

And that is a wrap.

You know the drill - same time, same place, next Monday for another episode of #MusicMovesMe!


  1. Happy birthday to your uncle and keeping your cousin in prayer. Great selections, smiles.

  2. Alana,

    I can relate to the sadness. This summer, I lost two of my uncles' wives to cancer and one of the uncles was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer two weeks prior to his wife's death. I think his prognosis is better than his wife's and we're praying that he can overcome this disease. I will say a prayer for your cousin.

    'Diamond Eyes' is new-to-me. I enjoyed it. 'November Rain' makes me sad every time I hear it but it's so beautiful. I came across Bon Jovi singing 'Hallelujah' last year, I think it was and enjoyed his cover of Cohen's classic. I actually like it better. Cohen's vocals are a bit too creepy for me. :) Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me, darlin' . Have a boogietastic week!

  3. I didn't realize you were into hard rock (the first two artists). But, Halleluya is among my favorite of all times (from one of my favorites- Leonard Cohen) and Richard Rogers (never did hear THIS version, though).

  4. Interesting song picks. Although I am familiar with the artists, I was surprised to not be new to the songs.

  5. A rather eclectic collection of songs this week. I never realized that "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" had been written by Richard Rodgers. I knew The Ventures had done it, and I understand The Shadows did their version, which I'm off to hear now. Good set!

  6. Darn, I was writing and had to leave for a minute and POOF all gone! Okay, where was I. Oh yes, Bon Jovi's tune totally love that one. Anyway, great job here girlfriend. Have a great day!

  7. Oh, that's really sad. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers for your cousin, Alana💗 The songs are great, but loaded with sentiment. Shinedown and slaughter were new to us. We also come to bring you Extra Pawkisses for stopping by at my bloggie and bringing lovely Birthday wishes. Thank you sweet furriend🐾😽💞


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