Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Guest: Our Family Jam: Everything Is…Awesome!

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 13


I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".

Today's Guest is: Liz daRosa



Liz is a mompreneur who helps other mompreneurs develop their personal brand on social media. She blogs at Motherhood Muse sharing her adventures in motherhood and bits of inspiration & motivation.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Elvis Costello: Radio, Radio

Declan Patrick MacManus is an English singer-songwriter. You may not know him by this name. You most likely know him by his stage name Elvis Costello.  He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s. His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording his first album he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year's Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single "Oliver's Army". His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Marshall Tucker Band: Can't You See


The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Green Day: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, along bassist Mike Dirnt formed a punk rock band in 1986. They had a drummer, John Kiffmeyer, but he was replaced in 1990 by Tré Cool. The trio called themselves Green Day. In 2012, guitarist Jason White became a full-time member after having performed with the band as a session and touring member since 1999.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Guest: Kristyn Roberts Marrott

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 12

Week 12! The Guest Blogger Series has been going very well. I can't even begin to tell you how much I have been enjoying our guest bloggers! Today's guest is in a band with her siblings, and she is going to share with us some of the dynamics of her family and what they listen to.


Today's Guest is: Kristyn Roberts Marrott



Friday, May 22, 2015

Chris Watkins and the Drunk Poets

One of my readers, Chris Watkins,  had sent me a file to listen to his music. Today, with his permission, I’ll be sharing that with you.



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Musical Conversations

As part of the A to Z Challenge, I visited a number of other bloggers. (Actually, I'm still trying to make my way through to visit all 1509 blogs) One blog that I ran across was The Scheherazade Chronicles.  After I had left a comment, the blogger, Samantha Mozart, paid my blog a visit. She was inspired by my T is for Tequila post. And responded with another post of her own.


Monday, May 18, 2015

The King of Blues - The Thrill Is Gone

We lost another great musician the other day. On May 14, 2015, Riley B King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, died. He was 89 years old.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Guest: Echo - Memories and The Lion King!

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 11

I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".  Shares and comments are appreciated. Thanks!

Today's Guest is: Echo of The Mad Mommy



Echo aka The Mad Mommy is a wife, a homeschooling mom of 2 and a blogger that is trying to save the last shreds of her sanity, one blog post at a time. Over at themadmommy.com, you will find that Echo handles her blog much like she handles her life, with a LOT of humor and very little grace! You can also find her yuckin’ things up over on Facebook.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Guest: When The Dust Settles - Musically Influencing Your Kids

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 10

I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".




Today's Guest is:  Ash Beolens of When The Dust Settles


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Who Sang It Best? "Mom"

It's been a few weeks since we've done a "Who Sang It Best"


I recently stumbled across this gem, and thought I would share in honor of Mother's Day.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Diana Krall: Departure Bay


Today's post is in response to a request from a very patient reader, Jeffrey Scott. (Click on his name and check out his blog!) I kept putting it off for a variety of reasons, one being that I needed to concentrate on the A to Z Challenge first. Another reason is that I have been torn about whether to write about this particular artist or her husband first. I hope I am able to do this one justice.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Collective Soul: Shine


Time for a Mid-week Jam!

It's a new month. Monday was just here visiting, and Tuesday wasn't any easier than Monday. So let's let our hair down for just a few minutes and get in the right mindset for the rest of the week!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bonnie Tyler - International First Lady of Rock

Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. Her real name is Gaynor Hopkins. She spent seven years performing in pubs and clubs around South Wales before being signed to RCA Records in 1975. Tyler is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s. Her singing has been compared to Rod Stewart and Kim Carnes, and she has been referred to as the 'International First Lady of Rock'.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Reflections of the A to Z Blogging Challenge


As part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, they have asked that we do a 'Reflections' post to follow up after the challenge has ended.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Guest: Arnold Stonebrink - Supertramp

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 9

I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".


Today's Guest is:  Arnold Stonebrink




Hello! I am Arnold Stonebrink. Writing a blog is intimidating; I admire Mary, who is my old friend, for her bravery in doing this on a daily basis! I do have a little experience writing though; I was the sports editor of my college newspaper. I had a happy upbringing in Idaho, but now live in the high elevation and cool forest of Payson, AZ, where I am a middle school teacher. Next year I will teach English, yearbook, journalism, and Japanese (I served a Mormon mission to Japan). I just finished a career of coaching varsity volleyball—11 years. My hobbies are flying (I have a fun little 1956 Cessna 172 four-seater), and getting harassed by my bride of 12 years, Penni. She and I have 17 kids. You think I’m kidding, don’t you. I wish I was too. It’s a matter of hers, mine, and formerly theirs but now ours. It is a lot of work and often exhausting, but also a blessing and often a lot of fun. I am hopeful adopting several children makes up for my many shortcomings and gets me into heaven.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

How the Barenaked Ladies Came to Be


Here's a story about Ed Robertson and Steven Page.

Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Paper Lace: The Night Chicago Died


Daddy was a cop
On the east side of Chicago
Back in the U S A
Back in the bad old days

In the heat of a summer night
In the land of the dollar bill
When the town of Chicago died
And they talk about it still