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Entries Tagged as 'lyrics'

Music Monday: That’s How You Know

March 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

After a rough week — my 84-year-old mom is in the hospital after dislocating her hip for the third time in a month on Thursday and is having very complicated surgery on Wednesday — I considered a repeat of my October “Lightning Crashes” post, but I’ve decided to go with something light and breezy instead […]

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Tags: american idol · crystal bowersox · katie stevens · lyrics · music monday · that's how you know

Music Monday: Henry the Eighth by Herman’s Hermits

March 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

I don’t think I can explain why this catchy little ditty has been running through my head, but I started to sing it to London and Maddie on our way home from their modern dance lessons at Garden State Ballet the other night, and now my girls have been singing it, too. I think we […]

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Tags: henry the 8th · herman's hermits · lyrics · music monday

Music Monday Earthquake in the Roxiticus Valley: I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King

February 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Roxy and family didn’t actually feel the earth move under our feet this morning, we’re all just fine, but this just in from the Star Ledger about the Somerset County NJ earthquake on Sunday, February 21st:
BERNARDSVILLE — A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit just before 9 a.m., prompting scores of phone calls to police but no […]

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Tags: I feel the earth move · carole king · earthquake · lyrics · music monday

2010 Olympics Music Monday: K.D. Lang Sings Hallelujah

February 15th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Since Friday, when the 2010 Winter Olympics began in Vancouver, Canada, our family has tuned in to see the opening ceremonies, speed skating, ski jumping, and luge competition. While the media have gone out of their way to yammer about a technical glitch with lighting the cauldron to start the Olympic games, I found the […]

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Tags: 2010 olympics · hallelujah · kd lang · lyrics · olympics

Music Monday: Two Versions of You Look So Good In Love — Jamie Foxx and George Strait

January 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments

London, Maddie and I spent part of our weekend catching up on the American Idol auditions. We’re late to the party… we just started tuning in during the final episodes last season, and the girls are hooked. After researching the American Idol age guidelines (minimum 16, maximum 28) and seeing a sister duo make it […]

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Tags: george strait · jamie foxx · lyrics · music monday · you look so good in love

MLK Music Monday: U2’s Pride (In the Name of Love)

January 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Early morning, April 4Shot rings out in the Memphis skyFree at last, they took your lifeThey could not take your pride
In the name of love!What more in the name of love?
This Music Monday post honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

One man come in the name of loveOne man come and goOne man come here to […]

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Tags: MLK · U2 · lyrics · martin luther king jr · music monday · pride in the name of love

Music Monday: A Little New Year’s Inspiration from Mick Jagger — She’s So Cold

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Before I get to my Music Monday post this week, I have to note that Rex & I took Maddie and London to the 4-H Prep New Year’s party on Saturday night…. we had a great time, lots of food (everyone brought something different), a disc jockey with dancing and games for the kids, and […]

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Tags: 4-H · lyrics · mick jagger · music monday · she's so cold

Music Monday for the Epiphany: Five for Fighting with 100 Years

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

At Hilltop Church on Sunday morning, we celebrated the Epiphany.
Epiphany, which falls every year on January 6th (the 12th day of Christmas) is a Christian feast day which celebrates the revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus Christ. The celebration of the Epiphany includes the commemoration of the visit of the […]

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Tags: 100 years · epiphany · five for fighting · lyrics · music monday

Music Monday: White Christmas by Bing Crosby

December 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’ve got Elvis singin’ Blue Christmas over on my Bay Head Blog, but here in the Roxiticus Valley we just shoveled/plowed out of our driveway after almost a foot of snow on Saturday night and it looks like we’ll be having a White Christmas. Here’s my dad’s all-time favorite Christmas song by Bing Crosby, taking […]

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Tags: bing crosby · lyrics · music monday · white christmas

Music Monday on Tuesday: Dean Martin’s Classic, "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!"

December 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m getting a bit of a late start on this week’s Music Monday post… we had our first Monday of the month staff meeting at the Firm and it feels like the meetings were non-stop until our holiday party tonight. Now Rex and I are on the train home, and I’m catching up with a […]

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Tags: dean martin · lyrics · music monday · snow

Music Monday: Bob Geldof & Bon Jovi — I Don’t Like Mondays

November 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As we were wrapping up a nice long Thanksgiving weekend, Maddie clearly didn’t want it to end, and told me “I don’t like Mondays,” reminding me of a very sad yet compelling song by Sir Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats (released in October 1979 and referring to a January 1979 elementary school shooting by […]

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Tags: bob geldof · bon jovi · boomtown rats · i don't like mondays · lyrics · music monday

Music Monday: Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets

November 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Miley Cyrus concert at the Prudential Center a couple weeks ago had me reminiscing with my friend Susan about our own mis-spent youth. And while sweet sixteen has turned quite a bit older than thirty-one, this song captured the feeling I was looking for that you’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll (if […]

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Tags: bob seger · lyrics · music monday · rock 'n' roll never forgets

Remembering My Dad and Honoring My Uncle Joe on Veteran’s Day

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today is Veteran’s Day, and I would like to extend a thank you to all of the veterans out there, and remember two in particular. My dad, who passed away almost eight years ago at the age of 87, was a World War II veteran. His younger brother, my Uncle Joe, who celebrated his 90th […]

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Tags: lyrics · some gave all · uncle joe · veteran's day

Music Monday: Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus

November 9th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Or should I say, pole dancing in the U.S.A.? We’re back from Saturday night’s Miley Cyrus concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, and I have to confess that Grammy was more right than I was about the content of the performance. Even though Miley never once donned her blonde wig or sang their […]

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Tags: Hannah Montana · Miley Cyrus · lyrics · music monday · party in the USA · prudential center

Music Monday: Election Day by Arcadia (featuring Duran Duran)

November 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the United States, and in New Jersey, we’ll be voting on a new governor of New Jersey. Judging from the signs on the lawns around the Greater Roxiticus Valley, it looks like Mendham and Morris County will be turning out to support our neighbor, Republican Chris Christie. In addition, […]

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Tags: arcadia · chris christie · duran duran · election day · lyrics · music monday · sam tolley

Music Monday: November Rain by Guns N Roses

October 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

It isn’t November yet, but here in the Roxiticus Valley, we’ve been chilled with cold November rain (mixed with snow and slush) since Thursday, and it shows no sign of stopping until Monday afternoon. My little weather girl, Maddie, reports that today’s forecast calls for rain, rain (go away), possibly over one inch. So I’m […]

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Tags: guns n roses · lyrics · music monday · november rain

Roxy’s Birthday Music Monday: Lightning Crashes by Live

October 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments

We’re down at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, celebrating my birthday with a long Columbus Day holiday weekend… London and Maddie have off from school, so it takes me back to my elementary school days, when I often had a long weekend celebration for my birthday.
It looks like the weather will be warm […]

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Tags: lightning crashes · live · lyrics · milestones · music monday

Music Monday: (London and Maddie Sign Up for Mendham Patriots) Basketball with Lil Bow Wow

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s a school holiday here in the Roxiticus Valley, and London, Maddie and I are enjoying a lazy Monday morning.  I’m wearing my leopard jammies, and Rex is in the kitchen making chocolate chip pancakes.  We just signed up for Mendham Patriots Basketball (just recreational clinics on Saturday this year, but London will probably try out […]

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Tags: basketball · lil bow wow · lyrics · mendham patriots basketball · music monday

Music Monday: Roxy’s Gone Country

September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past weekend, our family stayed in the Roxiticus Valley and hosted a family reunion for Rex’s mom, two brothers, two sons, and two grandkids. We finished it off with a trip to the Fall Family Farm Festival (say that three times fast!) at Middle Valley Farm in Mendham, NJ. London and Maddie “worked the […]

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Tags: alan jackson · best of mendham nj · gone country · lyrics · middle valley farm · music monday

Music Monday: Growin’ Up (Bruce Springsteen)

September 14th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Rex and I had a great time at last night’s party, which featured live music by a local band called either Three Jeffs or Not Enough Jeffs… at any rate, it seemed like all the guys in the band were named Jeff. We took the girls to Hilltop Church for their Sunday School “Rally Day” […]

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Tags: birds and the bees · books we love · bruce springsteen · growing up · judy blume · lyrics · music monday

Music Monday Theme: Lookin’ Back with Brad Paisley’s "Letter to Me"

August 31st, 2009 · 7 Comments

Down at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, this past week, I overheard a tearful argument between a neighbor and her fifteen-year-old son. I’m thankful that I still have many years of what Rex calls “the great run from five to twelve” before my girls reach their teenage years. The emotion and sympathy for […]

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Tags: brad paisley · letter to me · lyrics · music monday

Photographs and Kerosene… Or Music

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Who can tell me where I found this lyric?
Photographs and kerosene light up my darknessLight it up, light it upIf I were a more outgoing type of blogger, I’d offer the first one who guesses some EntreCard credits or some other exciting prize… but I’m not, so your prize will be the pride of being […]

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Tags: lyrics

Music Monday: Dream Weaver by Gary Wright

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

This week’s Music Monday is another attempt to drive the dream demons out of London and Maddie’s nightmares. When I posted about my girls’ recent nightly fear of the “kid stealers,” Mary was thoughtful enough to stop by with a great idea: the dream catcher.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legend, dream catchers are […]

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Tags: dream weaver · gary wright · lyrics · music monday

Music Monday Tribute to Billy the Lifeguard: "Who’s Crying Now?"

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, for the past couple of perfect weekends, reading two vastly different New England beach books: “Barefoot” by Elin Hilderbrand and “That Old Cape Magic” by Richard Russo. I’ll try to post full reviews of both books over on my Roxy’s Best Of… Books for Grownups […]

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Tags: barefoot · beach reads · elin hilderbrand · journey · kiawah island · lyrics · music monday · richard russo · steve perry · that old cape magic · who's crying now

Music Monday: Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

As I noted in an earlier post, Chris Isaak is going to be performing live at the Community Theatre (also known as the Mayo Center of the Performing Arts) in Morristown, NJ, on Monday, August 3rd. I’ve always enjoyed his eerie sound, reminiscent of David Lynch and the 80s TV series, Twin Peaks. In fact, […]

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Tags: best of morris county NJ · chris isaak · lyrics · mayo center · mayo center of the performing arts · music monday · wicked game