Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TIDBITS

SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD


"I THINK THAT I SHALL NEVER SEE A BILLBOARD LOVELY AS A TREE.  INDEED, UNLESS THE BILLBOARDS FALL, I'LL NEVER SEE A TREE AT ALL."
                                                               -----OGDEN NASH-----

(And, the worst of it is....we now have digital Billboards!)

Monday, March 23, 2015

FORCAST: SPRING!


"COUNT YOUR AGE BY FRIENDS, NOT YEARS.  COUNT YOUR LIFE BY SMILES, NOT TEARS."
                                        -----John Lennon----

"IF MORE OF US VALUED FOOD AND CHEER AND SONG ABOVE HOARDED GOLD,  IT WOUD BE A MERRIER WORLD"
                                        -----J.R.R. Tolkien-----

"RULES FOR HAPPINESS:  SOMETHING TO DO, SOMEONE TO LOVE,SOMETHING TO HOPE FOR."
                                        -----Immanuel Kent-----

"THE MOST TERRIBLE POVERTY IS LONELINESS, AND THE FEELING OF BEING UNLOVED."
                                         -----Mother Teresa-----


SPRING FORWARD

IN SPRING TIME FRESH FLOWERS ARE RISING
NEW LAMBS IN THE FIELD - NOT SURPRISING
IN EVERY HEDGEROW AND TREE
LUSH BEAUTY WILL SURROUND ME
IT'S HEAVEN, THERE IS NO DISGUISING
                                        -----Debbi Guzzi----


Sunday, March 22, 2015

BACK TO A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Isn't it just!  I have just posted three videos from You Tube of a Canadian group called the Poppy Family.  I was reading another blog "Caroles Chatter" about the song  SEASONS IN THE SUN, sung by Terry Jacks and it brought to mind the sixties.

In 1964 CBC  television Vancouver started a music program for teenagers called Let's Go.  This is where a lot of Vancouver artists got their start.  Among them were Susan Pesklevits, who became Susan Jacks, and her husband Terry Jacks formed a group called the Poppy Family.

From these humble beginnings, came a cross-Canada series under the title of Music Hop. It was on five days a week.  Monday from Vancouver, Tuesday from Winnipeg, Wednesday from Toronto, Thursday from Montreal and Friday from Halifax.  Music hop continued until 1967.

Some of the guests they had on the show, were THE COLLECTORS, ERIC BURDON AND THE ANIMALS, AND THE POPPY FAMILY.  Surprisingly enough, Anne Murray, got a good start on the Halifax version, before she became more successful.  



Terry Jacks - Concrete Sea

THE POPPY FAMILY - "Good Friends" (1972)

Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks 1974

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Unique Cargo Ship Cruise, Vancouver Island British Columbia

SPRING IS ON IT'S WAY!

"BEING HAPPY DOESN'T MEAN EVERYTHING IS PERFECT.  IT MEANS YOU'VE DECIDED TO LOOK BEYOND THE IMPERFECTIONS."


It is almost the first day of spring, here.  It has been spring-like for the past month.  We did not get a lot of winter this year!  Unfortunately, we will pay for it....Our water resevoirs  will not be as full as they should be.  I think we should take a page out of Australia's book, and each have our own holding tanks to collect the rain water.  We have yet to harness our natural resourses.

Boney M. - I'm Born Again (1979)

Boney M. - Oceans Of Fantasy 1979

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day song

THE WEARING OF THE GREEN! March 17, 2015


MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE WALLS FOR THE WINDS
.
A ROOF FOR THE RAIN, TEA BESIDE THE FIRE.

LAUGHTER TO CHEER YOU, THOSE YOU LOVE NEAR YOU.

AND ALL YOUR HEART MIGHT DESIRE.

                        -----IRISH BLESSING-----

     



HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW


"TOLERANCE, COMPROMISE, UNDERSTANDING, ACCEPTANCE, PATIENCE--I WANT THOSE ALL TO BE VERY SHARP TOOLS IN MY SHED."
                                                             -----Cee Lo Green----                            



YOU ARE TODAY WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS BROUGHT YOU,

YOU WILL BE TOMORROW WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS TAKE YOU!



Michael Jackson - Heal The World

Sunday, March 8, 2015

international womens day song 2015

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH 8,2015

Get out, and CELEBRATE International Women's Day!

"TRY TO BE A RAINBOW IN SOMEONE'S CLOUD."
                                 -----Maya Angelou-----