Saturday, November 15, 2014

Morning Mix -- Part 2

Here they are!  More of the songs on the upbeat, rousing, happy-making CD I start most days with.  (Part 1 is here.)

First up is a song that probably makes a lot of people's "kickstart your day" lists:  "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.  I grew up watching the Rocky movies with my dad and still love them, so this song makes me both sentimental and juiced up.

Next is another western movie theme.  My best friend introduced me to this song because she says it makes her think of me :-)  I really love Elmer Bernstein's scores, and this one is no exception.  I've never seen The Scalphunters, but I definitely dig this song!

Continuing the whole western thing, we have Bobby Darin singing the title song from the ultra-amusing western Cat Ballou.  This song never fails to crack me up :-D

And here's a song that makes me think of my mom, to balance out the one that makes me think of my dad.  My mom used to sing this while washing dishes.  During my freshman year of college, this was also my theme song :-)

Here's a song that makes me think of high school:  "Tuxedo Junction" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra.  I used to listen to a great compilation of big band classics while doing my schoolwork -- ahh, the joys of being homeschooled!

After that comes another song from Branches Band, and this time I can share it with you!  It's a sweet rendition of one of my favorite hymns, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."

And I'll end out this post with another tune I can't help but dance to.  I listened to a LOT of Oldies in high school, college, and the early years of our marriage, before we moved to Connecticut and couldn't find a good Oldies radio station.  This one is catchy and bouncy and makes me feel completely groovy.

One more post on this coming in a day or two!


  1. I love that version of "Praise to the Lord". We never sing that at my church, because our worship leader is younger. :/

    I haven't heard "Sooner or Later" in a long time, and "Windy" in a much longer time. Now I'm over here doing the "move your hand from left to right, then right to left as you jive" dance, or whatever that's called. :D

    Hey, um, I turned the Chocolate Book Tag into a Chocolate Movie Tag and tagged you in it. I thought you might enjoy that. :-)

    1. Isn't it great? I love that hymn :-)

      Very fun tag! I will fill out it soon.

  2. :-D Also, I've never heard the Bobby version of Cat Ballou before, I just know the original, so that was very amusing.

    1. Wait, really? Oh, man, I love it! Off this great album where he sang all the songs nominated for an Oscar that year.

  3. I love Glenn Miller - Haha, I listen to big band music too, when I do my schoolwork. In several years I'll probably think of my homeschool years when I hear Glenn Miller too. :-)

    I have a question for you:
    On your sidebar, where you have all the blog buttons of blogs you 'dig' - how do you manage to put all the pictures so close together? If you look on my blog - at the pictures in my sidebar, you'll see there's always this fair gap between them. And also, I always have to give my pictures a 'title' (I normally put a line about them, as a title, because blogger won't let me do nothing.)
    I'd love to know how you manage to put separate pictures so nice and close together, without 'titles' above each individual one - It looks really pretty.


    1. That's because I suspect you've done one gadget per link, whereas these are all in one gadget box. I use the one marked "HTML" that lets you put in whatever code you want to. To do that, you need to know a wee bit of html coding, but don't worry, it's not complex!

      What you need to do is copy this code: < a href="URL of Blog "> < img width="200" src="URL of Blog Button Image" /> < /a>

      Into it, as specified, you need to put the URL (http:// blahblahblah) of the site you want to link to, and then the URL of the picture you want to use as a button. I have mine set to be 200 pixels wide to fit on my sidebar, but if that looks weird on yours, you can set that to wider (higher number) or narrower (lower number).

      Also, I put a space between the <, the a, the img, and the /a. You need to delete those spaces to make it work -- I put them there so this would come out in the comment all written out for you to copy.

      And I just looked at your blog and I think you want to put just plain photos together, not link them to blogs? If that's the case, then you don't need to use that whole code. Just use this: < img width="200" src="URL of Image" /> (Don't forget to take out the space between the < and the img.) To get a URL of an image if you can't find it online (or if you don't want it to disappear if the place you found it is deleted), simply put the image into a blog post, right click on it, chose "copy image URL" and use that. I have a whole blog post I call "Photo Dump" where I put images to use that way -- just don't publish the post and no one will ever see the mess.

      Does that make any sense whatsoever?

    2. Wow Hamlette, thanks so much for taking the time to answer. :-) I'll try to work it out. :-)


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