♪”Remember” – Music Themes

While on a lunch date with my dad, we reminisced about music and how much we loved listening to his vinyl collection of classic hits. My brother and I would happily sing along while he played piano, I’ll always cherish these memories from my childhood. 🙂

Back then, “Popular” music seemed genuine and meaningful, music wasn’t manufactured, autotuned and musicians weren’t pre-selected by board room committees. People sang from their hearts to express themselves and have a good time, the creative energy was fun and infectious. So for this week’s theme, I’ll try to recollect all those great songs and how people still love to sing along for the sheer/ shared joy of  being.♥

An awesome song sticks to ya like gum, and nearly impossible to get it out u'r hair/ head. :) Here's to great POP music, wonderful memories together, & good times ahead!

An awesome song sticks to ya like gum, and nearly impossible to get it out u’r hair/ head. 🙂
Here’s to great POP music, wonderful memories together, & good times ahead!

For my first pick, I’m going with a Southern California classic, an outstanding acapella cover!

Here’s a funny/ unique interpretive dance version of “Careless Whispers”. 🙂

These guys just NAILED IT! The way Mike hit those high notes at the end… oh Yeah♥

One of the best Live performances I’ve ever heard. Billy Joel creates ambience, “gives the place a little sleaze to it… not bad”, lol now that’s one cool kat!

Where would summer be without Don Henley?

Why hasn’t this gone viral already?! Jazzappella performed this on a live show at Godot Cafe in Bucharest, Romania, in April 2013. ♥♥♥

Apocalyptica gives new meaning to Classical metal! These cellists are simply gorgeous!

One of my favorite covers of all time! Chrissie Hynde knows a song by Radiohead (smiles) 🙂

Have you ever seen rock-n-roll harpists?! These twins are stunning in every way.                                              Gotta luv that cemetery backdrop!   😀    http://www.harptwins.com/

Jess Greenberg knows how to rock the sh*t outta her acoustic guitar… not bad presentation 😉

Spontaneity of the moment yields unexpected surprises, Foo Fighters’ Everlong.

And finally I want to thank all my fellow bloggers for sharing their love of music with me.                                        I ♥LUV♥ you guys!

“Thank You”

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain, tears of loves lost in the days gone by.
My love is strong, with you there is no wrong,
together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.
An inspiration is what you are to me, inspiration, look… see.

And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.
Happiness, no more be sad, happiness….I’m glad.
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.


Lol, here’s a pic my dad snapped while we brainstormed during lunch. Music selection is hard work… first we eat. 😉

I'm dedicating this week's theme to my daddy, for whom I would not be the person I am today. His passionate and undying love of music helped expand my horizon while learning life's lesson, softened through the gift of music. I love you dad with all my heart. THANK YOU!♥

I’m dedicating this week’s theme to my dad, for whom I would not be the person I am today without him. His passionate and undying love of music helped expand my horizon while learning life’s lessons, softened through his gift of music. I love you daddy with all my heart!♥

Please check out our fellow theme-sters: Bear Lisa Johnny

14 thoughts on “♪”Remember” – Music Themes

  1. This is among the greatest music themes ever, Maddie! I love it from top to bottom, but I am most impressed with Mike singing Africa. He absolutely belted it out. It made me want to be in a band again. I know all of these songs, and to have covers of them is sweet. You get ☆☆☆☆☆. Great post!


    • Thanks so much Johnny, that means a lot coming from you! You should be in a band, music’s in your soul and u’ve got talent in spades. Looking forward to u’r selections come Thurs. 🙂


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  3. You said you liked surprises, and this one is a surprise.

    I was going to ask if you were behind the bubble, until I got to the bottom. But you didn’t actually say that photo is of yourself, only that your Dad snapped it, while brainstorming at lunch. I do suspect it is you, but surely the beverage is a mistake? Someone saw your Dad about to snap the photo, your glove between your teeth, so that you could not respond in time …. and there it is … what appears to be a soda at 8:00. Maybe your brother?

    I used to switch glasses of milk with my little brother. After he drank his, I would replace his empty glass with my full one. The timing was important. I had to switch before he alerted anyone to his empty glass status. I did this for three years before I got caught when I was nine. Not that this has anything to do with music, except that after drinking all of that milk, my brother could sing burps. Musical burps.

    Thank you for this wide ranging selection of musical rembrances. Very interesting. I own Apocolyptica’s INQUISITION SYMPHONY, and my little sister has introduced Jazzappella to my listening ears, as she sings some of their a cappella arrangements with some of her singing friends, otherwise all of the performers are new to me except Billy Joel’s name. Did your Dad approve these particular covers?

    Can your Dad actually play all of these selections? By ear? And you and your brother know all the words and can sing along, too? Oooo I wish you had recordings of that, or better yet, movies. I bet you were adorable. Did you also do show tunes together?

    Oops this is getting too long again. And it keeps getting deleted by fluctuating available band width. Most cell phones don’t work here, either. I spent too much time trying to listen, and kept getting bumped from YT streaming. The storm or the time of day or my youngest is downloading something. I’ll try, again, to hear a whole piece later. I wanted to hear Mike’s Africa high notes

    Thanks again. :-):-)


    • Hi Bear, you are so precious! I love your inquisitive mind and exquisite taste in music. OMG, I have to tell you about an awesome eatery my father picked out for us. Well it’s not exactly raw vegan, but offers fresh organic & inspired dishes. He scouted this joint 🙂 called the Gramercy Tavern located in the Flatiron Historic district, NYC. This quiet cozy hole in the wall (tavern) has the right vibe, quite conducive to conversation about music! Yes my dad did make a list of his favorite songs to contribute and I searched for a fun cover or acoustic variation suitable for this theme. We were both delighted with the results.
      The food here’s amazing!! They offer chocolate mint tea on ice, no sugar – my new favorite tea! I ordered a sandwich off menu to accommodate my diet – perfection. 😛 Chef prepared quite well, rich homemade hummus with avocado & microgreens on Essene sourdough spelt flatbread. Brick-oven roasted spicy fries were really tasty, I got the recipe from proprietor – Jackpot!
      My brother wasn’t with us today, but yeah he taught me how to play the brussel sprout shuffle (keep a napkin on u’r lap and discreetly drop the vegetable in question while pretending to chew) lol.
      My dad’s a huge Billy Joel fan, that soulful piano man, he can play anything by ear. The whole family would sing along in harmony, we actually do have those home videos! Show tunes were really tough, which required a lot of practice to sing well. We just sang for fun with family and friends.
      Bear, thanks again for stopping by, you are always a delight! I’m checking out u’r post now, enjoy u’r evening. 😀 ♥ ♪


      • Hmm. this reply did not come through to my notifications page. A WP glitch. I do hope it clears up soon.

        Eagles. Yes. 🙂 Most of the songs and original bands I was aware of, but not the newer cover performers. And I don’t know all of the songs of any particular original performer. That is one of the fun things about this, to me. I get introduced to sounds and recordings that I haven’t heard, for whatever reasons.

        Just for fun is the best. It is just for fun so it stays fun.

        Do you write restaurant recommendations? No fair. You have NYC to canvas!! Amelia Island is not so far away from me. There is one restaurant, with an organic kitchen garden on the premises (though as far as I could tell, it was just for show with herbs and garnishes and wide gravel paths), but they they purchase from local organic growers, in season, only, so everything is fresh and the menu changes from day to day. Additionally there are healthy, locally grown, hormone free meats, so it appeals to my husband. He is a voracious carnivore. But he does prefer the meats he grows himself, then he knows, for sure, what (poor Bambi 😦 poor Thumper) ate.

        I have heard that chocolate mint tea is fairly popular, but not with me. Sorry. ‘Twas offered to me hot, rather than iced. But it’s not for me. Maybe my taste-buds have been spoiled by mint chocolate chip ice cream?

        Have you read LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE by Laura Esquivel ? Her descriptions almost caused me to overcome my aversions to chocolate (drinks) made with water. It is also a very good movie, with wonderful scenes of dinner guests being seduced by the Tita De La Garza’s fabulous recipies. But of course the book is better. Why does Tita sublimate her sensual nature into food? What are the consequences when the family eats Tita’s dinner made fwith the rose petals, given to Tita by Pedro, in 1900 Mexico?


      • Good day dear Bear, same here – I was curious about people covering the old classics. Most on youtube are not “paid professionals” and yet sing their hearts out like they do. Well done, I appreciate new takes on old songs because it keeps music fresh and alive.
        I love seasonal herbs fresh from the garden, it really makes the dish come to life. Are you referring to Amelia Island, Florida? It seems there are many traditional comfort food restaurants near the coast, I’ve never been there but I enjoy coastal cities.
        Yes I did watch the movie, many moons ago, food was used to express the character’s inner sensuality. I would love to (finally) read the book!
        Looking forward to your delicious picks on Thursday. 🙂


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  5. OK! Maddie! You just melted my heart. Not only are you absolutely beautiful on the outside your gorgeous on the inside. You has me going awwww, awwww, aaaaaawwwwwwww, through this entire post. I love everyone of these songs and I can’t wait to listen to the variations of them. Especially, rock and roll harpists! That’s just freaking awesome! I’m in lala land now… how do I love thee… 😉
    I have to wait for the kids to get home to watch the videos though or they will kill me.
    (P.S. Johnny is super sick so he may be a minute responding. :/ )


    • Lisa, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the songs. Aww poor Johnny, here’s wishing he’ll feel better soon! The good news- he gets to spend all day in bed watching videos and everyone catering his whims. 😀
      It’s great to see u’r kids still listen to music with you guys… before long they’ll be off doing their own thing. My parents had always encouraged self expression/ finding your own path. But they also exposed us to awesome music from around the world. That meant everything to us, our worldview is unity and love♥ Old-fashioned perhaps, but it sounds like your kids have that kind of relationship with you guys. Enjoy the vids Ojanpera family and blessings.☼


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