Song of the Day

“Go All the Way” (1972) by Raspberries. 

First of love this song. Not sure when I first heard it, I was only six years old when it came out. 

Second, why did I just recently find out that Eric Carmen was the lead singer. You know, that Eric Carman who also sang “All by Myself” and “Hungry Eyes”?

Here are the lyrics, just case you need them to sing along. Still amazes me that I don’t remember what I did last week, but I know the words to this song. 

“Go All The Way”

By The Raspberries

I never knew how complete love could be

Till she kissed me and said

Baby, please, go all the way

It feels so right

Being with you here tonight

Please, go all the way

Just hold me close

Don’t ever let me go

I couldn’t say what I wanted to say

Till she whispered, I love you

So, please, go all the way

It feels so right

Being with you here tonight

Please, go all the way

Just hold me close

Don’t ever let me go

[Instrumental Interlude]

Before her love

I was cruel and mean

I had a hole in the place

Where my heart should have been

But now I’ve changed

And it feels so strange

I come alive when she does

All those things to me

And she says

(Come on), come on

(Come on)

(Come on), come on

(Come on)

I need you (come on)

I love you (come on)

I need you (come on)

(Come on)

Please, go all the way

It feels so right

Being with you here tonight

Please, go all the way

Just hold me close

Don’t ever let me go, oh, no

Up At 2am

My sleeping habits have gone to hell in a hand basket years ago.

So here I am, it’s 2am and I’ve been watching YouTube videos for the past 45 minutes. 

Here are a few of them. 

“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

“Right Down The Line” by Gerry Rafferty

“My Love” by Paul McCartney

“We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters

 

Song of the Day

I’ve been listening to my iTunes more at work lately. One of the songs that I seem to like playing over and over again is, You Get What You Give” is a 1998 song by the New Radicals.

https://youtu.be/DL7-CKirWZE

Not sure why I like this song so much? I’ve even watched the 

Here are the lyrics in case you want to sing it out loud in your car with the windows down… ah… yeah, I do that. 

You Get What You Give

Uh!
(Chuh-chuh chah-chah-chah, Chuh-chuh chah-chah-chah.)
(Chuh-chuh chah-chah-chah, Chuh-chuh chah-chah-chah.)
Uuuuuuu-uh!
One, one, one, one.
One, two, one, two, three! Ow!
Ah! Oh! Huh! Hey! Oh! Ho! Eh! Hey!

Wake up, kids
We’ve got the dreamer’s disease
Age fourteen
They got you down on your knees
So polite
You’re busy still saying please

Frienemies
Who when you’re down ain’t your friend
Ev’ry night
We smash a Mercedes-Benz (**)
First we run
And then we laugh till we cry

But when the night is falling
You cannot find the light (Light)
If you feel your dreams are dying
Hold tight

You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget
We only get what we give

I’m coming home baby
You’re the tops
Give it to me now!

Four A.M. we ran a miracle mile
We’re flat broke but hey we do it in style
The bad rich
God’s flying in for your trial, ha-ha

But when the night is falling
You cannot find a friend (Friend)
You feel your tree is breaking
Just bend

You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget
We only get what we give
Ow!

This whole damn world can fall apart
You’ll be okay
Follow your heart
You’re in harm’s way
I’m right behind
Now say you’re mine

You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget we only get what we give
Don’t let go
I feel the music in you, yo, hey, hey, ooh

Fly (Fly) high
What’s real can’t die
You only get what you give
You’re gonna get what you give
Don’t give up
Just don’t be afraid to live

Health insurance rip off lying
FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they’re multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson (**)
Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
You’re all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We’ll kick your ass in! (*)

Don’t let go
One dance left
Ooh ooh ooh, don’t give up.
Ooh ooh ooh, can’t forget.
Ooh ooh ooh, don’t let go.

Song of the Day

“Breakout” by Swing Out Sisters

The single reached the number four position in the UK in the autumn of 1986, and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number one on the Adult Contemporary in the US in 1987. The song also resulted in aGrammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. (From Wikipedia.com)

I have always loved this song. Recently I’ve been listening to it and watching the video on YouTube. 

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing it out loud, like I do.

“Breakout” by Swing Out Sisters 

When explanations make no sense
When every answer’s wrong
You’re fighting with lost confidence
All expectations come

The time has come to make or break
Move on don’t hesitate
Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

When situations never change
Tomorrow looks unsure
Don’t leave your destiny to chance
What are you waiting for
The time has come to make your break
Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

Some people stop at nothing
If you’re searching for something
Lay down the law
Shout out for more
Breakout and shout day in day out
Breakout

Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

Lay down the law
Shout out for more
Breakout and shout day in day out

Breakout

Breakout

Breakout

Lay down the law
Shout out for more
Breakout and shout day in day out

Dancing with the Stars — Seasons 23

Well, this is the topic that started my blogging several years ago.

 

The new season of Dancing With The Stars starts tonight. As I have done in the past, I will pick my early-bird pick to win it all and who I think should go home first.

Ryan Lochte will be dancing with Cheryl Burke

Laurie Hernandez, will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy

Maureen McCormick, will be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev

Amber Rose, will be dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Terra Jole, will be dancing with Sasha Farber

Marilu Henner, will be dancing with Derek Hough

Gov. Rick Perry, will be dancing with Emma Slater

Jake T. Austin, will be dancing with Jenna Johnson

Calvin Johnson,  will be dancing with Lindsay Arnold

Babyface, will be dancing with Allison Holker

Vanilla Ice, will be dancing with Witney Carson

James Hinchcliffe,  will be dancing with Sharna Burgess

Jana Kramer, will be dancing with Gleb Valchenko

Early-bird pick to win it all: Laurie Hernandez and pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy

First to go: Rick Perry and pro Emma Slater

I’m looking forward in watching the show this season to see how my pick does.

Three Concerts in Five Days

Boy, I haven’t done three concerts in five days since my days of working at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

But this past week, I did!

While I was in Las Vegas, I saw Donny and Marie at the Flamingo Hotel and the Jersey Boys at the Paris Las Vegas hotel. Then on Tuesday night, I saw Duran Duran at The Tobin Center (2nd time this year).

I couldn’t take pictures at the shows in Las Vegas, so I am borrowing them from the Internet. But the I took the pictures from the Duran Duran concert.

Donny and Marie at the Flamingo Las Vegas

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Jeremy Lyverse/Review-Journal Marie and Donnie Osmond perform inside the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

 

Jersey Boys at the Paris Las Vegas

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Duran Duran at the Tobin Center in San Antonio, Texas

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I think I am done with going to shows or concerts for a couple of weeks. But if there is a show that comes up that I want to see… I’ll be there.

 

 

Song of the Day – Ready To Go

Today song of the day is for my friend, Patrick (aka Sweet PEA).

Ready to Go” (1996) by Republica.

When Patrick and I worked at The Palace of Auburn Hills together, we would go and see the Detroit Vipers, IHL hockey team play. They would play this song at every game.

Patrick hated this song. Every time it came on, I would look at him and ask “who sings this song?” He would just give me the evil eye and tell me. Funny thing was, that I knew who sung this song, but I loved getting him mad about me asking all the time.

Funny how a song can bring back so many fond memoires. I miss my friend  Patrick. We had so much fun together. While we were at The Palace, we became really good friends. We did some many fun things together. Go out to dinner, go concerts, make S’mores in his office (don’t ask how), have coffee and talk for hours and watch college football games.

When he moved to Atlanta, I even went down there to visit him. We had lots of fun there too. We went to The Flying Biscuit Café Buckhead. I had such a great visit with him there.

Now he is in California now and its been a while since we saw each other. I am thinking about taking a long weekend next Spring to go and visit him. I am looking forward catching up with my old friend.

Patrick is the type of friend that you don’t have to see or talk to on a regular basis. But when we do get a chance to talk to each other, it like no time has past and there is that trust there that we can say anything and everything. I know that if I ever needed anything, he would either be there or help me through whatever it is. And I would do the same for him, in a heartbeat.  I am learning that those types of friends are hard to come by and I’m learning to value that type of friendship more and more.

So when I do make it to California, I’m going to make sure that I have this song ready to play on my iPhone. Just for him!

Love ya, Sweet PEA!

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