I Got Them #socs Blues

So it’s Friday afternoon, I’m at Starbucks, and the prompt is “blue.” Specifically, the first blue thing I see. Well, I’m wearing a blue shirt. See?

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This is one of my Mary-approved shirts to go out in. Most, if not all, of those are various shades of blue. She decided I wear too much blue and bought me a couple of new shirts. One is pink, specifically to be worn on Laetare Sunday and Gaudete Sunday, the two dates in the Catholic calendar where the priest wears pink (officially “rose”) vestments. The other is like a Day-Glo green, which she’s decided she really likes, so I expect more Day-Glo colors in the future. I already have a shirt that can best be described as Department of Transportation orange, so I don’t suppose orange will be another color.

I found my “Blue” playlist. There’s another here, and I’m sure there are a few more.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word about Charmin bathroom tissue. So fluffy, so squeezably soft, it’s irresistable!

Mr. Whipple is played by character actor Dick Wilson, who shows up on “Hogan’s Heroes” all the time.

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 16

Time once again for Laura Venturini’s Weekly Song Challenge! Let’s have some fun!

The rules:

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!

Post a video of a song that either in the title or lyrics mentions the color blue. Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet.”

Post a video of a song that has the word color in either the title or the lyrics. Chicago, “Fancy Colours.” (Pardon the British Empire spelling.)

Post a video of a song by an artist or band with a color as part of their name. Blue Mink, “Our World.”

Everyone is hereby tagged. Grab the badge, follow the rules, and have fun!

Monday’s Music Moves Me: Blue Monday #JusJoJan

I love it when a plan comes together.

I’ve been participating in Linda Hill’s Just Jot It January this month, and I chose today’s word, “blue.” Then, Marie (better known as XmasDolly) contacts me Saturday night and tells me “WHOO HOOOOOO! You’re the spotlight dancer for Monday!” That meant I got to choose the theme of the day, so what do I choose? Songs with “blue” in the title, blues songs, and/or songs that you play when you’re feeling blue.

Two Birds. One Stone.

First, a couple of songs with “blue” in the title.

Linda Ronstadt, “Blue Bayou” This is a Roy Orbison original, and his voice can hit all these notes too, but Linda does such a good job of it, and I love her voice.

Swing Out Sister, “Forever Blue” Another beautiful voice belongs to the lovely Corinne Drewery, chanteuse for Swing Out Sister, and this song is gorgeous.

Now, some blues….

Junior Wells with Buddy Guy, “Stormy Monday Blues” Buddy and Junior worked together often in the Sixties and Seventies. Buddy is still working, God bless him, while Junior passed in 2000. I always liked their version of this the best.

Little Walter, “Confessin’ The Blues” Marion “Little Walter” Jacobs got his start with the great Muddy Waters. Together they defined the sound of Chicago blues.

Finally, a couple for when I’m in a blue mood.

Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, “Limehouse Blues” I DARE you to listen to Django’s guitar solo in this and sit still. I can’t.

Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet” Solo singers like Bobby Vinton were big in the early Sixties, between the early rock & roll and the British Invasion. Bobby’s from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, home of another great singer, Perry Como.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 30, 2017.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.