Monday, November 28, 2022

Grateful #MusicMovesMe

 It's Monday once again, and it's time for music!

Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Sunday or Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only-meaning at least one music video, please!)   Our head hostess is Cathy from Curious as a Cathy,  and she is joined by the knowledgeable Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and (last but not least) me.

Why not join our music loving folks?  It's so easy. All you have to do is join the linky above with a music post that contains at least one music video (if no music video, the post may be removed, or may be labeled *NO MUSIC*) and you've just joined a group of cool music lovers.  Why not? 

Each month, except December, we have a guest host. For November our guest host is Sandee of Comedy Plus.   Let's welcome Sandee once more time, and thank her for her November guest hosting.

 December begins later this week, and, for the month of December, our theme for the month will be "holiday music". So get ready!  In the meantime,  Sandee has picked the theme of "Grateful".  I'm going to do a little twist on this, featuring songs or artists that have helped me through some difficult times, or times of change.  I am grateful for having this music in my childhood and young adult (with one later in my life) life.

Few of these songs are inspirational - they just happened to be the right tunes at the right times for how I felt.

I'm starting off with a song we used to hear every Thanksgiving.  Many Thanksgivings we were on the road, traveling to my late mother in law's house, about a three hour drive away from us.  One of the stations we listened to always played this song.  Our last such drive was 2014.

The song brings back a lot of memories, memories I am so grateful for.    If you have about 18 minutes to spare, here is Arlo Guthrie and Alice's Restaurant, from 1967.

 If you don't have 18 minutes, here are some shorter songs.

Yesterday - The Beatles (1965)

Sonny and Cher - I've Got You, Babe (1965)

I Am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel (1965).  Fun fact, this song was originally offered to Chad and Jeremy.  I can't imagine them doing it, but maybe you can.

Year of the Cat - Al Stewart - 1976.

1990's Winds of Change - The Scorpions.

And that's a wrap.

Join me again next Monday for more Music Moves Me.


  1. Sonny and Cher song is so pleasing and easy to listen to

  2. in Rochester, WCMF plays Alice's Restaurant at noon every Thanksgiving, it's a wonderful tradition.

  3. Alana,

    The holidays always brings to mind those who are no longer with us. I miss going to see DH's parents. My brother and my grandparents aren't with us anymore, either. We wanted to see my parents the weekend before Thanksgiving but the weather didn't cooperate and yesterday we had plans to have dinner with our kids which got cancelled because DD#1 has pneumonia. That was a bummer but can't be helped. Maybe soon health and weather conditions will not be a concern to get with those we love.

    I enjoyed your song picks for today. Thanks for sharing, good friend!

  4. I love what you did with this theme. Great song choices.

  5. These posts always bring back such sweet memories for me!

  6. A whole bunch of favorites from back in the day. Love it.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  7. My fave day on your blog! /Carol

  8. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.


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