One Shining Moment

I’m stealing this from my post in 2012.

One Shining Moment

I’m a fan of Men’s College Basketball and I usually watch the games during March Madness. But my favorite part of NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship, is that they play “One Shining Moment” by Luther Vandross.

After I saw, I watched it again. I just love this song and I like the CBS montage shows with the song.

Here is the 2014 version of “One Shining Moment”.

Lyrics to “One Shining Moment“

The ball is tipped
and there you are
you’re running for your life
you’re a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows…
(in) ONE SHINING MOMENT, IT’S ALL ON THE LINE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, THERE FROZEN IN TIME

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment’s gone
And when it’s done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew…
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it’s more than a contest
it’s more than a race…

And when it’s done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew…
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
ONE SHINING MOMENT….

Words & Music: David Barrett Hodges Song Supply/ASCAP
From “One Shining Moment” official site

My nephew, Brad Keesler — Green (IV)

For the next four days, I will be posting four performances by my nephew, Brad Keesler. Words cannot describe how proud of him. He has grown up to be a wonderful, talented young man.

Brad Keesler, trombone: Colors, Mvt. IV. Green

Brad Keesler, trombone
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble
Scott Weiss, director
Yixin Wan, graduate conductor

Colors (1998)
Bert Appermont
Movement IV. Green

Performed live on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My nephew, Brad Keesler — Blue

For the next four days, I will be posting four performances by my nephew, Brad Keesler. Words cannot describe how proud of him. He has grown up to be a wonderful, talented young man.

Brad Keesler, trombone: Colors, Mvt. III. Blue

Performance are:

Brad Keesler, trombone
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble
Scott Weiss, director
Yixin Wan, graduate conductor

Colors (1998)
Bert Appermont
Movement III. Blue

Performed live on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My nephew, Brad Keesler — Red

For the next four days, I will be posting four performances by my nephew, Brad Keesler. Words cannot describe how proud of him. He has grown up to be a wonderful, talented young man.

Brad Keesler, trombone: Colors, Mvt. II. Red

Brad Keesler, trombone
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble
Scott Weiss, director
Yixin Wan, graduate conductor

Colors (1998)
Bert Appermont
Movement II. Red

Performed live on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My nephew, Brad Keesler — Yellow

For the next four days, I will be posting four performances by my nephew, Brad Keesler. Words cannot describe how proud of him. He has grown up to be a wonderful, talented young man.

Brad Keesler, trombone: Colors, Mvt. I. Yellow

Brad Keesler, trombone
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble
Scott Weiss, director
Yixin Wan, graduate conductor

Colors (1998)
Bert Appermont
Movement IV. Green

Performed live on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DWTS (Season 18)

Well, just finished watching the season premier of the Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. It looks like it’s going to be a pretty good season.

After seeing the first show, here are my picks:

Who I want to win: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Who needs to be the first to go: Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov

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Surprised pair (so far): Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

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Best song(s) from the night:

The Cast

Here are some links to the people participating on the show this season.

DWTS Cast Photos

Here are the cast photos from Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas

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Charlie White and Sharna Burgess

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Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke

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Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov

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Cody Simpson and Witney Carson

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Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

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NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani

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Amy Purdy and Derek Hough

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James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd

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Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater

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Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff

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Pretty good looking cast this season. I’m still not a 100% on who my favorite is yet.

I might have to wait till after the first dance to see who I like.

My main goal is not to bet too irritated by Erin Andrews.

Also,  I’m not too hip on the new rule — “The Switch” that will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.

I kind of liked watching the partners grow throughout the season.

(Pictures from abc.com and other sites.)

Me and Mrs. Jones

There are certain songs that when you hear them, you just want to sing out loud.

Here is one of them. ” Me and Mrs. Jones” (1972) by Billy Paul.

“Me and Mrs. Jones” was a number-one single originally performed by Billy Paul, recorded and released in 1972 on CBS Records’ Philadelphia International imprint. The single, included on the album 360 Degrees of Billy Paul, was written by Cary ‘Hippy’ Gilbert, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. It describes an extramarital affair between a man and his lover, Mrs. Jones. (From Wikipedia.com)

Here are the lyrics, just in case you don’t remember them.

 

Me And Mrs. Jones
By Billy Jones

Me and Mrs. Jones
We got a thing going on
We both know that it’s wrong
But it’s much too strong to let it cool down
We meet every day at the same cafe
Six-thirty I know, I know she’ll be there
Holding hands, making all kinds of the plans
While the jukebox plays our favorite song
Me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones
We got a thing going on
We both know that it’s wrong
But it’s much too strong to let it cool down
We gotta be extra careful
That we don’t build our hopes up too high
‘Cause she’s got her own obligations
And so, and so do I
Me, me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones
We got a thing going on
We both know that it’s wrong
But it’s much too strong to let it cool down
Well, it’s time for us to be leaving
It hurts so much, it hurts so much inside
Now she’ll go her way and I’ll go mine
Tomorrow we’ll meet the same place, the same time
Me, me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones
We got a thing going on
We gotta be extra careful
We can’t afford to build our hopes up too high
I wanna meet and talk with you
At the same place, the same cafe, the same time
And we gonna hold hands like we used to
We gonna talk it over, talk it over
We know, they know and you know and I know that it was wrong
But I’ll make it strong, we gotta let them know now
That we got a thing goin’ on, a thing goin’ on

(From: http://www.elyrics.net)

Even though Michael Bublé released his version in 2000. There is nothing like the original.

Dancing with the Stars (Season 18)

Here we go again, the show that helped me start my blog so many years ago…

The new cast for Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 18) was announced this morning. As I have done for the past 17 season, I will do my Early-bird picks of who I think will win, who needs to be voted off and who I think will be the fan’s favorite (new pick for me this season.)

 

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Here are the couples for Dancing with the Stars (Season 18):

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My Early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – this could finally be the season Maksim wins.

Whoa… nice try, but… Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov – as much as I like Diana Nyad, I think she a better swimmer than dancer.

Fan’s favoite(s) — I’m going to go with Charlie White and Sharna Burgess and Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The finals with the 2014 Olympic Champions… I think that would be fun to watch.

Side notes:

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As much as I didn’t like  Brooke Burke-Charvet, her replacement Erin Andrews as co-host… I’m not too sure about that one either.

 

 

 

Top Singles from March 8, 1979

I love the “From the Vault” list thst Rolling Stone has in their magazine.

Here is their latest list.

Top Singles from
March 8, 1979

1. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

2. “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” by Rod Stewart

3. “Tragedy” by The Bee Gees

4. “Fire” by The Pointer Sisters

5. “Heaven Knows” by Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dream

6. “A Little More Love” by Olivia Newton-John

7. ” Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb

8. ” What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers

9. “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People

10. “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits

These are songs on my Top Songs from the 70′s.

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