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Born Free – Song Lyric Sunday – Elevator Music

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Born Free – Song Lyric Sunday – Elevator Music

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For SLS today we have songs that feature an Elevator Music song. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/background-music/

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So – Elevator music – What is this? I’ve always heard this term, but finding something that could really be called that wasn’t so easy for me, at least.

I figured any slow, boring instrumental song would do, and that’s pretty much the way it is. But there are lots of regular songs that have been turned into the so called ‘elevator music’.

These are songs that are played in the background at places, where you don’t really have to pay attention, but you kind of hear them anyway. You can hear them on elevators (though I’ve never been in one that played music), at the grocery store, department stores at the mall, and any place where people congregate.

This type of music can also be called Muzak, easy listening, & background music.

I’m not sure if this song I chose has been used as such, but probably has been at one time or another.

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Born Free” is a popular song with music by John Barry, and lyrics by Don Black. It was written for the 1966 film of the same name and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Born free
As free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart
Live free
And beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
Stay free
Where no walls divide you
You’re free as a roaring tide so there’s no need to hide
Born free
And life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free
Stay free
Where no walls divide you
You’re free as a roaring tide so there’s no need to hide
Born free
And life is worth living
But only worth living
‘Cause you’re born free
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: John Barry / Don Black
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And here is the song with more photos of the movie and with the words being sung.
Sorry, it wouldn’t just appear here.
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© 2021 BS

Singing in the Rain – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical/Opera

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Singing in the Rain – Song Lyric Sunday – Musical/Opera

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/entertainment-with-culture/

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Today’s SLS has us finding songs that are from a musical or an opera.

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Jim!

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I’ve always enjoyed watching the movie musical, “Singing in the Rain”. The details of this is below, but I have a strange connection to the star of the show, Gene Kelly.

Back when we lived in Japan, my husband was in the Army, and worked with a fellow soldier he met who was the nephew of Gene Kelly. Our families visited, and at one time they asked could I baby sit their children (a girl and a boy of elementary school age). Of course I did, as my two girls were friends with their kids anyway.

I babysit them every school day (before and after classes), and was paid well. They also bought me a bicycle so I could ride around with all the kids.

As it happens, we all lost contact with each other as the men were transferred to other military locations in the world.

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From the Wiki article:

Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and Cyd Charisse. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies“.

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“Singing in the Rain”, was released in 1952, at the Radio City Music Hall.  The story was written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

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I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I’m happy again.
I’m laughing at clouds.
So dark up above,
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love.
Let the stormy clouds chase.
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singing,
Singing in the rain
Dancing in the rain
La ri la la ri la,
I’m happy again
I’m singin’ and dancing in the rain
I’m dancing and singin’ in the rain
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Freed Arthur / Brown Nacio Herb
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© 2020 BS

October Squares – Lines # 20 – Colorful Metal Lines

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October Squares – Lines # 20 – Colorful Metal Lines

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This is a fun, month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky! 🙂

This month’s theme is Lines & Squares

We try to find & photograph anything with lines of any kind, such as straight, wavy, curved, etc.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This was in the library one time. It is metal, painted yellow and blue, and in the shape of a child. I think it was made to hold notices for upcoming events at the library, but at the time it was empty.

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“Jump In the Line”, by Harry Belafonte (from the movie “Beetlejuice”)

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© 2019 BS

Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

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Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream f Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 4/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “call.” Use the word “call” or any word that contains those letters in that order. Have fun!

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Who ya gonna call?

Ghost busters!

This is a fun song and a great movie, even if it is kind of silly.

What it reminds me of is taking my girls to the skating rink every Saturday morning. They took skating lessons for awhile, and this song played a lot over the loudspeakers. I heard it before I ever saw the movie.

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“Ghostbusters Theme Song”, by Ray Parker, Jr., is from the movie, “Ghostbusters”, and is on the album, “Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album”. It was released in 1983, and is on the Arista label. It was written by Ray Parker, Jr.

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Well, anyway…I had to put that song on here because it’s the first thing I thought of for the prompt word, ‘call’.

My grand-daughter loves anything creepy and strange, and Halloween things, and loves to hunt for ghosts, too. Except this week she was all into Christmas and singing me songs, like the Partridge in a Pear Tree, with the 4 calling birds!

I’ve had several jobs of calling people on the phone…yes, the dreaded and hated telemarketers. I was one. Actually, those jobs were the most fun I’ve ever had at working. I had my share of cranky people, rude comments, and hang ups, but still, I liked it. And I really normally hate talking on the phone. My friends would call me and we’d talk and I’d enjoy it, but I was never one to initiate a call. Even now, it’s rare, except to call a business to see what time they open/close. Anything else, I get all flustered and can’t say it right, what I’m trying to get across. Probably the telemarketing job was easy, because we had a script we had to say every time, and then we could ad lib a bit. Also, the other employees were a fun bunch of people to work with, along with the employers of these many jobs I had.

Well, enough about this for now…

I’ll wish y’all a happy Saturday, with calls or no calls, ghosts or no ghosts…however you like it. 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/18

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For today’s SOCS we have the word, ‘bun’, to write about. Thanks for the prompt, Linda!

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The first thing I think of when I hear or see the word, ‘bun’, is the Bun Vac.

What’s a Bun Vac, you ask? It’s from a 2005  animated movie called, “Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.

This is a funny movie about Wallace, inventor extraordinaire, and his dog Grommit. He invents a type of vacuum that is used to suck up all the naughty rabbits that are eating the ‘veg’ in the garden.  The Bun Vac is reminds me of the kind of tubes you see at a drive-in bank place. You put something into the container, then put it in the pneumatic vacuum tube to be sucked into the main bank.

Anyway, we thought it was hilarious, and we’d threaten the cats with using the Bun Vac on them, if they were being naughty. Of course it was just a joke. We still have conversations about the Bun Vac, even today in certain circumstances.

So…now I’ve typed ‘bun’ a lot of times, and mentioned rabbits. Maybe that is what the prompt was about? Rabbits and bunnies for the Easter Sunday? Or maybe I could have talked about the type of hair-do shaped into a ‘bun’! I’ve never worn my hair that way, but think about it sometimes. Oh, maybe ‘bun’ is for the type of bread shaped into buns or rolls. There are all kinds of buns, like the bottom buns I sit on when I type these SOCS posts? haha!

Well, on that note, I wish y’all a happy weekend! 🙂

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© 2018 BS

 

19 SOMETHIN’ – SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 1

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19 SOMETHIN’ – SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 1 19-somethin_sidebar_button

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/september-19-somethin-challenge-day-1/

This is a new challenge, hosted by Suzanne McClendon. It runs for the whole month of September and consists of questions and answers. To find out how to join in, just click the above link. 🙂

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Here’s Day # 1 Question:

What movie could you, or did you, see over and over again when you were a teenager?

I didn’t go to a whole lot of movies back then, but this is one I remember was my favorite. I’m pretty sure I saw it a couple of times at the movie theater, and I’ve watched it many times on TV since then. I still love it.

The movie I’m talking about is…”To Sir With Love”. It came out in 1967, and starred Sidney Poitier. It was based on the semi-autobiographical novel by E. R Braithwaite (pub. 1959). It features a lot of good pop music, and Lulu, a prominent singer, sang the title song. It also featured some music by the Mindbenders, a band from the same time. Funny story…a friend and I saw the Mindbenders in person, when they came to our town for a concert. We didn’t get to go to the concert, but we did go out to the airport to greet them when they arrived. We were thrilled to actually see them, of course! 🙂

Here’s the movie trailer from the movie. Did you go see this one? Enjoy!

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© 2016 BS