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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 22

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge

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2. Post a video of a song that brings tears to your eyes.

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“Crying”, by Roy Orbison, was released in 1961. It was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, and is on the Monument label.

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3. Post a video of a song that gives you strength personally.

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“Brave”, by Sara Bareilles was released from her album, “The Blessed Unrest”, in 2013. It was written by Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff, and is on the Epic label.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER V

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Today we have the letter V to write something about.

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Letter V is for…Video Games

A couple of video games got their start in the time period of the 70s. In 1971, “The Oregon Trail” was released, and in 1978, “Space Invaders” was released. I remember my daughter’s learning computer skills while they were in school, by playing “The Oregon Trail”. I remember “Space Invaders” being popular, by seeing people play the game on special tables in restaurants, and according to my reading on Wikipedia, this game was actually first released in a cocktail-table form. A little later, it had been upgraded to a cabinet to hold the game, and it was still in black and white. To simulate it being in color, you could stick cellophane color strips onto the screen. This all seems so primitive to me, now, as the video gaming industry has progressed so much.

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Letter V is for…VW Van

The Volkswagen Van was a very popular vehicle for the hippies in the 60s and 70s. Lots of people decorated their vans with painted words and flowers. 🙂

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Letter V is for…Vibes

Vibes…a word used to convey the feeling a person gets when in the presence of another person who is showing their friendly emotions by smiling, and by their body language, interaction with you, and having a positive effect on others…Good Vibes! 🙂

And here is a song by the Beach Boys, called “Good Vibrations”. It was released in 1966, and was written by Brian Wilson, and Mike Love. Enjoy!

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Good Vibes from the Mystery Box Chickens

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© 2016 BS

 

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER S

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Today we have the letter S to write something about.

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Letter S is for…Surfing

Have you been surfing? I have, once…and if I remember correctly, I couldn’t even get up on the board! 😉 But, surfing is a big time sport, and it looks like everyone has fun while they’re doing it, unless they wipe-out.

Surfing has provided many musical artists to write and sing songs about it. One duo was Jan and Dean. Back in 1963, they came out with “Surf City”. It was written by Brian Wilson (of the Beach Boys), and Jan Berry. This song, I believe, was the very first surfing song to hit number one on the charts.

That same year, The Beach Boys had their own surfing song. It was “Surfin’ USA”. It was written by Brian Wilson and Chuck Berry,  and seemed to define their unique style, as they had many more with the same subject of surfing.

A really good book about the hey-day of the 60s and 70s, and the great rock bands that were touring, is “When We Get to Surf City”, by Bob Greene. He spent several years, touring and playing music with Jan and Dean. This was in the 90s. He met up with many of the bands and groups that were still touring after all these years. It was quite the adventure, with a behind the scenes look at all that it took to tour. I’d recommend reading it, and there are some wonderful photos included.  (sources: Wikipedia, Amazon Books, and my own copy of the book).

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Here’s the two songs I mentioned! Enjoy!

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Mystery Box Chickens going surfing?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – 2016 – LETTER B

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – 2016 – LETTER B

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter B. We write a post every day in April (except Sunday) using one letter of the alphabet, in order, each day.

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B is for the Beach Boys –

The band/group of guys known as the Beach Boys, were very popular in the 60s and 70s. Their signature sound was unmistakable when you heard their songs of love, fun, cars, the beach, and surfing. From California, the three brothers, Brian, Dennis, and Carl, their cousin, Mike Love, and a friend, Al Jardine, were the original Beach Boys. Their first number one hit single, “I Get Around”, was released in April, 1964. Many more hits were to come, such as, “Help Me Rhonda”, “Surfin’ USA”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, and “Good Vibrations”.

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Beach baby chickens… Photos and shells from beach at Corpus Christi, TX

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B is for “Beach Blanket Bingo”

“Beach Blanket Bingo” is a movie that was made in 1965, starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. It was the quintessential beach movie, and many more were made along the same story line. I’d call them romantic-comedy, as there was always a girl, a guy, their friends, and funny hijinks to be had. This one was one of my favorites.

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Mystery surprise box chickens

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Check back tomorrow to see what surprise is in the Mystery Box! 🙂

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As always, comments are most welcome!

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS