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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

Music Monday: Pants on the Ground by "General" Larry Platt

February 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Okay, okay… London, Maddie and I just can’t get the song out of our head, so I’m making “Pants on the Ground” my Music Monday post this week. So for those of you who’ve already had enough of “General” Larry Platt, I offer apologies, and for the rest of you, I offer catchy lyrics, a […]

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Tags: american idol · general larry platt · howard stern · is larry platt really a general? · music monday · pants on the ground

Music Monday: Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

February 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

This week’s Music Monday post takes me back to my childhood… I was 8 years old in 1974 when “Seasons in the Sun” became a worldwide hit for Terry Jacks.
This weekend we celebrated London’s ninth birthday, and I’m feeling grateful for my family’s good health and happiness. On London’s birthday, I learned that a client’s […]

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Tags: music monday · seasons in the sun · terry jacks

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: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Christmas Day has come and gone, but our family is still celebrating here in the Roxiticus Valley, as we get ready for the New Year 2010. London, Maddie and I are watching Rudolph & the Misfit Toys while we stuff and stamp envelopes full of New Year’s cards.
One of the songs that moves me every […]

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Tags: casting crowns · longfellow · 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: The Nutcracker (Dew Drop Fairy)

December 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Rex, London, Maddie and I are decorating our Christmas tree, trying to stay warm by the fire…I’ll post a photo of our Christmas tree as soon as we finish decorating, but it may not be until next weekend, since Rex has to get the big ladder out to put our tree topper on. We’re listening […]

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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

Music Monday: Old School Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Rex, Maddie, London, and I are off to see the Hexagon Players’ local performance of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Delbarton in Mendham Township this afternoon, and wanted all of you to share in the fun:

Sing along with Roxy now:
Oompa loompa doompety dooI’ve got a perfect puzzle for youOompa loompa doompety deeIf you […]

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Tags: Hexagon Players · music monday · oompa loompas · willy wonka

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: The Butter Bites Led Off the Bay Head Halloween Parade with Our Song by Taylor Swift

October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There’s a long story about Roxy bringing the wrong video recorder with a dead battery down to our beach house in Bay Head for the annual Halloween parade, so I have to give you the following YouTube video of Taylor Swift singing “Our Song,” instead of London and Maddie performing it along the Bay Head […]

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Tags: halloween · music monday

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: "Don’t Stop the Dance" by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

September 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

If there’s a theme to my Music Monday picks this weeks, it is sexy, sultry, seductive… here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, I thought I would share Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music with “Don’t Stop the Dance,” from the same album that gave us the equally seductive sound of “Slave to Love,” which you may remember […]

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Tags: bryan ferry · don't stop the dance · music monday · roxy music