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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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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, Tale As Old As Time: London’s First Dance, to Beauty and the Beast

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments

As we neared the end of Annie’s Playhouse Summer Stars camp, London told us she had a secret about the big show. She told me that I needed to be ready with my camera for the Beauty and the Beast number and that she needed a long, flowing skirt, but not much more. After the […]

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Tags: London · annie's playhouse · beauty and the beast · music monday

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

Music Thursday: Party Girl by Rachel Sweet

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

With apologies to Lady Java, the Queen of the Music Monday Meme, I’ve got a tune in my head right now and I just can’t wait until Monday…Rex and I went out to Red Sky in New York City last night for an outing with our new (well, 6 months old) colleagues from work. […]

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Tags: lyrics · music monday · party girl · rachel sweet · red sky NYC

Music Monday Tribute to London and Maddie’s First Ever Double Trouble Slumber Party — David Bowie Sings "Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes"

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s Saturday night in the Roxiticus Valley, and we’re getting a jump on Music Monday during London and Maddie’s first ever Double Trouble sleepover…two friends (one for each girl), a double feature movie night (101 Dalmatians and Nancy Drew), two kinds of popcorn (movie theatre butter and kettle corn), a double stack of Rex’s pancakes** […]

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Tags: changes · david bowie · indoor smores · lyrics · music monday · smores indoors

Music Monday: Oooh, I Feel Lucky Today

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

I will be back later tonight to tell you exactly why I feel lucky today, but for now imagine how lucky I was to find a video tribute to one of my fellow Desperate Housewives with Mary Chapin Carpenter singin’ all the great lyrics to “I Feel Lucky.” Hope this post brings a little […]

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Tags: Desperate Housewives · I feel lucky · lyrics · mary chapin carpenter · music monday

Music Monday: Lipstick On Your Collar by Connie Francis

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Usually you’ll find Roxy stuck in the 80s, but this week London and Maddie have selected “Lipstick On Your Collar,” a hit going back to 1959 from Connie Francis. It’s been running through our heads because last week the girls started up at Annie’s Playhouse Summer Stars again this summer, where last year the big […]

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Tags: annie's playhouse · connie francis · music monday

Music Monday: Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Back to work on Music Monday, after a 9-day vacation at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey. For those of us, including my family, who missed Martha Reeves and the Vandellas performing live at this year’s 4th of July Parade in Brookside, I thought I’d share the following fun video. I’m here at […]

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Tags: dancing in the street · lyrics · martha reeves and the vandellas · music monday

London’s Twilight Book Club Music Monday: Say You Will by Carmireli

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

As the school year was drawing to a close, London and two of her second grade girl friends decided to start a book club to read and discuss the Stephanie Meyer novel, “Twilight.” I started to preview the book myself, since I feel strongly that just because London can read books on a high school […]

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Tags: book club · carmireli · change lyrics · music monday · say you will · stephanie meyer · twilight

Maddie and London’s Music Monday: Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer by Elton John

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s Sunday morning in the Roxiticus Valley, and we’re getting ready for Music Monday as we head off to Maddie and London’s three-and-a-half hour rehearsal for their upcoming Garden State Ballet spring concert. In honor of sweet little ballerinas performing in ballet recitals everywhere, we’ve chosen Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”

Here are the lyrics if you’d […]

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Tags: elton john · garden state ballet · lyrics · music monday · tiny dancer

Naughty Roxy’s Music Monday: She Told Me To Come But I Was Already There

June 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Rex, London, Maddie and I were having such a great Memorial Day weekend that we missed Music Monday last week, so this week we’re getting an early start on Music Monday with another of Roxy’s naughty faves from the ’80s… sing along to “You Shook Me All Night Long” with AC/DC!

She was a fast machine,She […]

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Tags: AC/DC · lyrics · music monday · you shook me all night long

Music Monday: The Dance by Garth Brooks

May 17th, 2009 · No Comments

This week’s Music Monday on Roxiticus Desperate Housewives is dedicated to London’s beloved second grade teacher, who is moving away at the end of the school year. I’ve had a huge hole in my heart for the past two weeks, but “The Dance” is a song that reminds me to focus on how London has […]

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Tags: garth brooks · lyrics · music monday · the dance

Music Monday Prom Night: Can I Have This Dance?

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Other bloggers have been posting prom pictures (their own, their kids’, their grandkids’), making me nostalgic for the good time I never had (and perhaps no one ever has, except on the Disney Channel). When I was a high school junior, my boyfriend was away at college; when I was a senior, my boyfriend was […]

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Tags: disney · high school musical · music monday

Music Monday from a Jersey Girl: Southside Johnny Sings "Coming Back"

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

I haven’t really written anything in months, too busy to slow down and sort it all out. Sometimes I think it may be best not to think too much, as if going too far below the surface might cause me to find something that’s better left in a locked box. The winter months were dark, […]

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Tags: Jersey Girl · lyrics · music monday · southside johnny

Music Monday Tribute to Maddie and London’s Babysitter, Who Pitched a No Hitter!

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments

This just in from the sports page…Melanie Budney pitched a six-inning no-hitter for seventh-seeded Mendham (7-3) in the preliminary round of the Morris County Tournament in Mendham. She struck out 10 and walked one batter. Kate Bennett was 3-for-4 with two RBI, Amy Appel had a double and two RBI, and Arielle Budney hit a […]

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Tags: centerfield · john fogarty · keith urban · music monday

Getting An Early Start On Music Monday: Midnight Train to Georgia

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

It’s Friday night in the Roxiticus Valley, but I’m already thinking about Music Monday. Gladys Knight came on my iPod singin’ “Midnight Train to Georgia” as part of a “Wilson Picket Genius” set, bringing back two different sets of terrific memories for me.
Just about eight years ago, a couple of months after London was born, […]

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Tags: gladys knight · lyrics · midnight train to georgia · music monday

Music Monday: Chihuahua Wishes Maddie a Happy, Happy 7th Birthday

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

We started Maddie’s 7th birthday celebration week last night with seven of her friends here in their pajamas for a late over, and the dog party continues today with the Beverly Hills Chihuahua here to wish Maddie the happiest birthday ever… and you don’t have to be seven to sing and dance along… enjoy!

Chihuahua!Chihuahua!Chihuahua!Chihuahua!
Oh, Chihuahua!
I’m […]

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Music Monday: Young Girl by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been enjoying the recent Music Monday theme posts by other bloggers like Mariuca and Lady Java, and decided this was the week to run a theme on three of my blogs: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. While most Music Mondays have found me stuck in the ’80s, Gary Puckett dates back even further […]

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Music Monday II and Welcome to the First Commenters’ Club: The First Cut (FC) Is The Deepest — Rod Steward

March 1st, 2009 · No Comments

While I don’t get a huge quantity of comments here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, I do enjoy hearing from my loyal readers and wanted to let you know I’ve joined a new club over at Mariuca’s place that rewards commenters, specifically those who are quick to comment. As you may have guessed from the badge […]

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Tags: first commenters club · first cut is the deepest · lyrics · music monday · rod stewart

Music Monday: The Macarena (Los Del Rio) In Honor of My Little Flower Girls

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

It’s almost bedtime here in the Roxiticus Valley, but I wanted to give you just a hint of PostBoy and MathGirl’s awesome wedding in Connecticut this weekend. In the photo above, Maddie is on the left, London is on the right, and their niece is in the middle, and they’re all doing the Macarena at […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · flower girls · lyrics · macarena · music monday

Music Monday: Man in Motion (St. Elmo’s Fire) by John Parr

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

As Music Monday approached, I knew that I wanted to share John Parr’s “Man in Motion” from the 1980’s Brat Pack movie St. Elmo’s Fire, with all of you. What I didn’t know was how hard it would be to find a YouTube video to go along with the lyrics. I found some music videos […]

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Music Monday: London’s Birthday Party with Three BFFs and Cirque Eloize at NJPAC

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

London described it as “the best birthday party ever.” Maddie just loved having our own private balcony for ten, looking out over the crowd. Rex said, “Weird… but wonderful.” One of the other moms kept looking for Eloise from the Plaza Hotel… she didn’t find that naughty little six-year-old, but enjoyed many other surprises. I […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · NJPAC · cirque eloize · music monday · nebbia

Music Monday: Starting Over by John Lennon

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

This week’s Music Monday on Roxiticus Desperate Housewives is “Starting Over” by John Lennon.
There are a few stories behind the song. I’ve been hinting for the past few weeks about big changes in our lives. Most significantly, after ten years on our own with our small investment bank, Rex and I have joined forces with […]

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Tags: john lennon lyrics · music monday · starting over