Monday, April 5, 2021

Downtown and "D" Songs #MusicMovesMe #AtoZChallenge

 It's Monday, and it's time to join up with other music bloggers for #MusicMovesMe.

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!)   First, there is XmasDolly,   Her co-hosts are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. Each month we have a guest post and this month we welcome DrillerAA of Driller's Place.

His theme:  You Pick.

This is also the 4th Day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, meaning my artists or song titles must all begin with the letter D.   My theme for Blogging from A to Z is "New York State" and I am choosing for today a New York State downtown and the song "Downtown"

When you think of downtowns in New York State, many think right off of Manhattan.  But New York State is more than New York City.  Instead, I want to show you a couple of views from a city along Lake Ontario - Oswego, New York, plus a view of downtown Binghamton, New York.

Here, a view of downtown Oswego along the harbor.

Thanks to Oswego's Harbor Rail Trail.

Foliage trees turning color in downtown Binghamton, New York.

Now,  to our music.  I'm not quite Done yet.

Petula Clark sings her 1964 hit "Downtown".

How about some other "D" songs from New York State artists?

Dirty Work from New York State's Steely Dan's debut album in 1972.

 The Beastie Boys and "Deal with It".  Short, and you either like it or you don't.  I like it.

One more New York State group - Donna the Buffalo is a band somewhat local to me (about an hour away, and they have played in this area.  Here is one of their songs, "Dance in the Street".

And so ends another episode of #MusicMovesMe.

Next week, my Music Moves Me post will be published on Sunday, so that I can devote Monday to my Blogging from A to Z post.

"D" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  My theme:  New York State.


  1. February we visited Oswego to get an icey view of the lighthouse! Thanks for Petula, what a neat name!

  2. I’ve never been to Oswego, looks nice

  3. Love "Dance In The Street". What a creative way to get some great street photography done.

  4. Alana,

    Lovely New York cities! The fall foliage is especially nice. As fast as the seasons change it won't be long before we see that again, I'm sure. For now, I hope you get a chance to enjoy beautiful spring blooms on the trees in your area. :) Great post and music today. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

    Curious as a Cathy's Looney Tunes A-Z Daffy Duck Art Sketch. Join the fun at your leisure. Happy A2Zing, my friend!

  5. Great job combining the music, the letter D, and New York!

  6. Great songs. Lovin "Downtown" this morning.

  7. I grew up in New York, however, haven't been "home" in years, thanks for sharing these pics and for reminding me of the good NYC days!

  8. Beautiful photos! Ah, Petula, sing to me!!!

  9. "Downtown" is a great D song choice! My D post is also about music -- by Dion, Dave Clark 5 and Dick Clark on American Bandstand -- a total flashback to the early 1960s.

  10. Great photos and great music too!

  11. Downtowns in smaller cities are nice. Nice views.

  12. I'll pass on the Beastie Boys. Interesting local band choice...


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