Music Mood Makers for you and me. What music do you listen to?

Musical Mood Makers for You and Me

Music is an almost universal language. It expresses moods and has the power to change moods. And for most of us music touches memories. So I’m asking for your musical favorites today. What piece of music always makes you tap your feet (or get up and dance)? This one always makes me want to get up out of my seat: Can you name a song or movie score that reminds you of a special time in your life? Are you surprised at my choice? This was a third date movie, the date my sweet husband-to-be invited my thirteen-year-old son along. Kind of cinched the deal. What song or music do you play when you feel sad? Do I have to pick just one? Here’s one of the saddest ones I’ve ever heard. Name your most romantic music. This one may be the hardest for me to answer. I have a long, long list. Today, I’ll answer with this one. Which song do you ALWAYS sing along with? My answer includes many different piece of music but right now there’s one in particular that I’ve sung for years and years. Which piece of music is the most inspiring? Yours may not […]

Celebrating Freedom and Remembering Freedom Isn’t Free

This has been the month for celebrating freedom and remembering freedom isn’t free. So to bring my celebrating freedom series of posts to a close, I’ve created a short video. If you don’t have the time for the video, scroll down for the transcript (though you’ll miss out on cool images and great music).   Remember What Freedom Is Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. ~ Albert Camus   For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ~ Nelson Mandela   Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche    Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. ~ Peter Marshall   Who Deserves Freedom? Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it. ~ Albert Einstein   In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; […]

Fun Facts and Trivia about America’s Patriotic Music

Let’s celebrate this month’s theme of Independence and Liberty and Freedom with fun facts and trivia about America’s patriotic music. Can You Name the Patriotic Song that Matches These Lyrics? 01. “Where the grapes of wrath are stored” 02.“Thru the night with a light” 03.“There’s pride in every American heart” 04.“We fight our country’s battles” 05.“The banner of the western land” 06.“broad stripes and bright stars” 07.“Mind the music and the steps” 08.”A thoroughfare for freedom beat” 09.”Land where my fathers died” 10.“That ribbon of highway” 11.“See what freedom costs in each marble cross” 12.“Silver wings upon their chest” 13.“All is well, Safely rest. God is nigh.” 14.“You’re the emblem of the land I love” 15.“A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam” 16.“When you hear mother freedom start ringin her bell” 17.”Where we dream as big as we want to” 18.”some stood through for the red, white and blue” 19.”I’m out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight” 20.”We’ll rally round the flag, boys” (Answers at the bottom of this post.) The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key  Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key was originally a poem based on his observations of the British attack […]