Posted in A to Z

A to Z: Karla with a K

square1Teen Me swoons every time I hear this song. I have loved this band since I was but a wee one. They were my Beatles, although I never fainted, and even in the 80s, they had better haircuts than the Fab Four. i met them four times — The Hooters, not the Beatles. I was speechless at first, but that improved with age and each time I met them.

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Posted in Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday ~ Shadow

song lyric sundayAs the great musical poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.”

Seriously, though, music is part of my daily life. I sing every day. I’m always listening and/or dancing to something. So when I found Song Lyric Sunday, I just had to participate!

This week’s theme is shadowand DJ Tara’s choice… is by a band she has loved since she was a wee one of 13.

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In the name of Alanis, The Hooters, and the great Kelly Clarkson

Hey, y’all. Look! I went to church today.
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After more than 10 hours working yesterday on various projects, twas nice to sit by the lake here and sing a variety of tunes. Oh, yes, there was a concert in the car. I mean, what’s church without good music, right? I took out my stack of self-made unmarked CDs (I like surprises so I don’t mark what’s on each as I make them) and watched the dashboard eat it then play its awesome selections (if I do say so myself). There were songs from Alanis Morissette, the soundtrack of “Smash,” Journey, Evanescence, Christina Perri, Queen, The Hooters (“I’m Alive,” one of my all-time faves), and Kelly Clarkson. Kelly kicked off what turned into a mini-American Idol: The Early Years event:

“So Small” by Carrie Underwood
When you’re sitting around thinking about what you can’t change
and worrying about all the wrong things
Time’s flying by, moving so fast. You better make it count ’cause you can’t get it back.
Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand.
What you’ve been out there searching for forever is in your hands…

“Time of My Life” by David Cook
Holding on to things that vanished into the air left me in pieces
but now I’m rising from the ashes, finding my wings,
and all that I needed was there all along, within my reach, as close as the beat of my heart…

A truly inspiring hour o’ solitude, grace, and singing out loud, within the confines of my vehicle.

Now I’m back at my desk, doing more things I need and want to do. I hear there’s some kind of football church happening this evening. I won’t be attending that service, but I hope everyone who does is inspired and happy when it’s over.