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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER P – PEACE/PEACE

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A  to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER P – PEACE/PEACE

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-19-2017-letter-p.html

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The Mystery Box Chickens and I wish you Peace!

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“Peaceful Easy Feeling”, by The Eagles, was released in 1972, on the album, “Eagles”. It was written by Jack Tempchin, and is on the Asylum label.

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“Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens, was released in 1971, and appears on the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”. It was written by Cat Stevens. The label is Island (UK/Europe, and A & M (US and Canada).

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Check back here tomorrow for the opening of the next Mystery Box. The letter will be Q.

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© 2017 BS

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER T

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Today we have the letter T to write something about.

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Letter T is for…Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim (Herbert B Khaury, 1932-1996), was an American singer. He was well known as the ukulele player with the high falsetto voice,and long curly hair. In 1969, he married ‘Miss Vicki’ on one of the first televised weddings. It was on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson”. I remember seeing this on TV. His best known song is called “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. It is very unusual, and memorable. A fun fact: I once drew a huge poster of him, that was hung up in our high school cafeteria, during a special senior carnival event. On the picture of him, I wrote ‘Tiny Tim Loves You’. haha…actually everyone liked it.

Here’s Tiny Tim singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”

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Other interesting things starting with the letter T:

Twiggy (Lesley Hornsby [Lawson]) is an English model, singer, actress, who was very popular in the mid 60s. She wore the styles of the day, had very short hair, and wore eye make-up that made her eyes look large. Later, she did more acting, and won Golden Globe Awards for her performance in “The Boyfriend”. Today, she has her own Twitter and Blog account, which focuses on relevant styles for women in their 60s and 70s.

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Tie-Dye…It was a big thing to do back in the day. Taking a plain, white t-shirt, or other garment, tying or wrapping a rubber band around different sections of it, then dipping it in different color fabric dyes. When releasing the bands and drying the shirt, there would be unique patterns left from the dyes. I did a few of these, and they all turned out pretty cool.

Another great song from the Eagles, is “Take It to the Limit”. This song was written by Randy Meisner, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey, and released in 1975. Enjoy!

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Mystery Box Chickens wish you a Terrific weekend! See ya on Monday! ☺

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© 2016 BS

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2016 – LETTER E

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Today we have the letter E. I had trouble finding something for this letter. There’s lots of words I could have used to write about, but couldn’t find any historical 60s and 70s happenings that started with that letter. I thought about eggs, but the chickens didn’t go for that one (I wonder why?). Then, there’s some dinosaurs that start with E names, and you know, chickens are closely related to the dinosaurs (really), but they didn’t like that either. What about ectoplasm? Well, they sure didn’t want that one, because it’s too scary to think about (not for me!). So, what I’m left with at this time of day, (can I procrastinate longer?) is a couple of songs. Here they are…do you remember these?

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E is for…”Everything is Beautiful”

“Everything is Beautiful” is a song that was written, produced, and performed by Ray Stevens. Released in 1970, it remained on the charts, as number one for two weeks. In 1971, the song won two Grammy awards. This song was a bit different from his usual type of songs. Most of his work consisted of humorous/novelty songs, such as “Ahab the Arab”, “Guitarzan”, and “The Streak”.

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E is for…The Eagles

The Eagles are my favorite band/group. I listen to their songs pretty much every day, from the CD, “Eagles – The Very Best Of”.

The Eagles are an American rock band, that was formed by Glenn Frye, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, in 1971. Having numerous number one hits, and winning six Grammy awards, has resulted in them being one of the most successful acts of the 70s. They continued to perform and tour, up until the recent death of their founder, Glenn Frey, (January 18, 2016). It is unknown if they will continue, at this time.

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Mystery Box Chickens

Hope you enjoyed the music!

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 13 – BLITZ

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I was happy to see the poetry prompt, today. The Blitz form is one of my favorites, and I do them all the time, just for fun.

This form of poetry is called the Blitz. It is made up of 50 lines of short phrases and images, with repetition, and a rapid flow of words. They are fun to read aloud.

Today’s theme was also about “Risky Business”…taking risks with your writing…what risks are you willing to take…would you ‘take it to the limit’? I’ve included a video from the Eagles (my favorite band) and their song “Take It to the Limit”, which fits this theme, I think, and also my poem…the freedom to write…the freedom to be yourself.

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WAY TO BE FREE

Take it to the Limit

Take it all the way

Way, way back in time

Way down yonder

Yonder is a place

Yonder is wild and blue

Blue skies

Blue eyes

Eyes to see

Eyes to the soul

Soul food

Soul searching

Searching for love

Searching your heart

Heart and soul

Heart beats rhythm

Rhythm of the rain

Rhythm is gonna get you

You are my sunshine

You take my breath away

Away down the road

Away down south

South of the border

South is in my bones

Bones of contention

Bones of a skeleton

Skeleton crew

Skeleton key

Key to my heart

Key up the music

Music is powerful

Music lifts your spirits

Spirits are ethereal

Spirits are ghosts

Ghosts of a whisper

Ghosts of a chance

Chance meeting you

Chance of a lifetime

Lifetime guarantee

Lifetime of memories

Memories of your love

Memories are made of this

This beautiful life

This beautiful beginning

Beginning all over again

Beginning to be free

Free to be me

Free to be you

You

Me

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Do you take a chance with your writing…put it all out there…go for broke…try anything and everything for the love of the written word? Your words? Are you writing just for the money, would you give it up, if there was no money involved, or do you make time for what you love to do…your dream? Do you believe in yourself…that you are capable and can do it?

Have you been shown a sign? Do you have the absolute need to write? Do you take it to the limit?

I know I do. That’s why this blog of mine is a variety of different posts. I like trying new ways to write, and experiment with all types of writing.

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© 2015 BS
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