Musical Therapy

Life, Music To My Ears

I came home to this song blasting If I Die Young by the Band Perry .  Doh! Not sure I like her song choice.  But you do what you do to get through ya know.  The lyrics rock me to my core.  

Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when
She stands under my colours, oh and
Life ain’t always what you think it oughta be, no
Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby
The sharp knife of a short life,
Well, I’ve had just enough time

I have some theories about Lulu’s situation.  If it was bad, there is a liability potential and we would not be waiting until tomorrow to be seen.  If the labs were bad or the ultrasound showed something bad, we’d be called in early, like yesterday.  Might not have even been released.  Therefore, we have to say “it’s nothing until it’s something”  Wevhave to trust our choice in doctors who we’ve only just met.  We have HOPE (damn you fickle bitch, do not let us down). 

Plus thanks to Aunt K, we have Our Lady of Fatima on her 100th anniversary and blessed oil that we are treating with reverence.  I have to think Jesus forgives and doesn’t consider the picture irreverent. Instead it’s a beautiful homage. 

As always, more to come.

J-Dub’s Review of The Founder. Plus Special Guest Ray Charles :)

Music To My Ears, TV, Movies and Music

This movie is about history of McDonald’s.  I had already read this story many years ago as I studied for my bachelor’s degree in business.  McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines were common case studies.  Mr. Kroc was a shrewd business man who screwed over the brothers McDonald.  I am reminded of the sayings “It’s a dog eat dog world or it’s not personal, it’s business.”

Ray Kroc, man out to make a buck finds a creative loop-hole and does just that.  The money is in the dirt!  It took him a while to realize that but when he does ba-zin-ga!  You can’t even use your own names Mac and Dick!!!  The artistry that is assembly line hamburger production is a thing of beauty.  A dance really.  Weird how time changes things and innovations are improved upon.  There is not much more to the movie than this …

Michael “freaking” Keaton.  I know his middle name is really John.  But whoa, his movies: Gung Ho, Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, Batman, Birdman, a member of The Dream Team with Christopher Lloyd, Stephen Furst and Peter Boyle.  Age appropriate crush despite a 14 year difference.  Oh how I wanted to be Teri Garr.

For some strange reason, “Hit the Road Jack” is now an earworm in my brain.  Stop and take a listen.  Enjoy the musical stylings of one Ray Charles.

I am going to rent Dream Team.  I haven’t seen it in ages and I really need a good laugh. Plus May is mental health month.  Don’t judge me!  The movie is about mental health patients.  No disrespect just that sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine.

As Always, More To Come.


Song Lyrics – Name That Tune

Sing Along Song Of The Day 🎤

The think this was my favorite song a year ago.  Came up in my FB feed.  I forget the name though.  Anyone know?  

What if

What if we start to drive

What if

What if we close our eyes

What if

We’re speeding through red lights into paradise

‘Cause we’ve no time for getting old

Mortal bodies, timeless souls

Cross your fingers, here we go

Oh, oh, oh

Rent and Fleetwood Mac

Sing Along Song Of The Day 🎤

As I sit here in WD Deli feeling uber sorry for myself, this song comes onSeasons of Love.  I’m about to jump up on the tables and belt out the words.  I would I tell ya but I’ll have to settle for just imaging that scene.  How do you measure a life? C,mon folks how?  Sing it!

And next up Landslide and my head is exploding.  Today I woke with Stevie’s sweet voice singing this song in my ear.  I have daily ear worms as I dream (when I dream) in song as another coping mechanism.  “I’m afraid of changing cuz I built my life around you” wonder what that means.  

Whatever it means, Music is the cure for what ails me!

As always more to come. 

Another Two Sing Along Songs for April 21, 2017

Sing Along Song Of The Day 🎤

Anyone remember Fashion Police and who wore it best?  Hosted by Miss Joan Rivers!  Helluva woman.  Well in this installment of sing along song of the day, we’ll do a who sung it best?  Or it is who sang it best? Dang Grammar Police.  Now I have to google this sH!t. Here is the answer.   Now I have to ask, what the hell is an auxiliary verb??  HAS is for one.  And what the hell is a participle?  Why do participles have to be past, present and perfect?  No one is PERFECT!  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!! Compulsion is a wonderful thing.  Twitch, twitch, twitch.  How did this post become a grammar lesson?  No idea.  Anyway, back to it.  Who sang or who has sung the song best? The original or the cover band?   You be the judge.

Am I Evil? Diamond Head or Am I Evil? Metallica

As much as I love Metallica, I have to give it up for the ORIGINAL Diamond Head.  Roar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Am I Evil? Yes I am.  Am I Evil? I am man, yes I am! Now in deep thoughts with Stuart Smalley.  Is man evil?  I’d say falliable yes.  A sinner yes.  But man can be forgiven.  Maybe in some individual cases, man or woMAN is evil.  Not as in whole of huMANkind.  That I refuse to believe.

If this was #SOCS prompt MAN, I’d be golden but man was weeks ago.  HEY it’s Friday!  Duh?  We know Jill, comes after Thursday.  I need to find the prompt for tomorrow.  I’m looking for you Linda G Hill.

As always, more to come.

🎶 For April 21st 2017 🎶

Sing Along Song Of The Day 🎤

Sublime marathon.  Well maybe not since two songs hardly make a marathon.  More like a musical sprint. 

Santeria and What I Got

Let’s all pop a cap in Sancho shall we?  Just kidding.  I don’t even know the guy.  I wonder if he’s a bastard in the same way Hope is fickle and Life, she’s a bitch.  

The lyrics are deep despite the beat.  These are singalong for sure but if you really listen you might be like me and think … did I really just sing pop a cap in sancho? Well yes yes I did!  And it was on auto pilot. I memorized these words a very long time ago.  

The second song What I Got sort of played out before me.   I passed a bus stop while running errands.  A single rider was sitting on the bench.  Eyes shut tight, face raised to the sunshine.  Rocking back and forth with a grimace on her face.  

Pain. Everywhere one looks. But there was beauty too. In the sunshine.  And I can’t possibly know her story in a two second glimpse.  Still hits me. Makes me think. 

And with that, I am done. And all of you are probably thinking “J-Dub next time just post the songs; we don’t need your spin”. Ha! Have you learned nothing about me in our time together?  LOL.

As always more to come.