Dress You Up

I think this is one of my favorite Madonna songs, “Dress You Up.”


“Dress You Up” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on July 31, 1985. (From Wikipedia)

In case you want to sing along. 

Dress You Up by Madonna

You’ve got style

That’s what all the girls say

Satin sheets

And luxuries so fine

All your suits are custom made in London

I’ve got something that you’ll really like

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Feel the silky touch of my caresses

They will keep you looking so brand new

Let me cover you with velvet kisses

I’ll create a look that’s made for you

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Songwriters: PEGGY STANZIALE, ANDREA LARUSSO

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)

There are certain songs that I seems to remember the words to and this is one of them.

“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” (1972) by Looking Glass.

I was one;y six years old when this song came out, so I must of heard it the radio while I was growing up. I just always remember listening to the song. But until this post, I have never seen the video of this song. Man, the 70’s were definitely a fashion statement in spades.

Now, every time it comes on, I have to sing along with it. These are the songs that make me smile and remember the times of when I was young and carefree!

Just in case you want to sing along to the song.

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass

(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda)

There’s a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes
And there’s a girl in this harbor town
And she works layin’ whiskey down
They say “Brandy, fetch another round”
She serves them whiskey and wine
The sailors say “Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl)
“What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl)
“Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea”
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
A locket that bears the name
Of the man that Brandy loves
He came on a summer’s day
Bringin’ gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn’t stay
No harbor was his home
The sailor said ” Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl)
“What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl)
“But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea”
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told his sailor stories
She could feel the ocean fall and rise
She saw its ragin’ glory
But he had always told the truth, lord, he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who’s not around
She still can hear him say
She hears him say ” Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl)
“What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl)
“But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea”
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
“Brandy, you’re a fine girl” (you’re a fine girl)
[FADE]
“What a good wife you would be” (such a fine girl)
“But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea”

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

This afternoon, I went to The Tobin Center to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 


Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 1998 musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German genderqueer singer.


The show starred,  Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton and Hannah Corneau.

The show was amazing. The music, the acting, the set and the band was amazing. 


I didn’t know anything about the play and I just sat in wonder wayching everything. 

One of my favorite things about the show was the bass player, Matt Duncan (the one with the green hair.)

He was to cool place not the bass and singing background. 

I was going back and forth on if I wanted to see this show, but I finally defended to buy a ticket. And I’m so glad I did. 

I really want to see it again, just to catch what I missed.

So, I’ve already downloaded the Broadway soundtrack. Saw a couple of YouTube videos.

Now, I have to pget class the next show I’m going to see. 

It All Started With This Show

When I first started this blog, my first posts were about Dancing with the Stars. Now season 24 is about to start. 

So like I’ve done in the past. I will post all of the stars and their partners. 

Then I will be my early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy. And who I think needs to be voted off first. 

Throughout the season, I will post me mini-review of the show and my favorite song(s) from the night. 

So, here’s to Season 24. 


(In no particular order)

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber


Bonner Bolton Model & bull rider Sharna Burgess


Charo Actress, comedian & singer Keoikantse Motsepe


Erika Jayne Singer & reality television star Gleb Savchenko


Rashad Jennings NFL running back Emma Slater


Chris Kattan Actor & comedian Witney Carson


Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Artem Chigvintsev


Normani Kordei Fifth Harmony singer Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Heather Morris Glee actress & dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy


David Ross Former MLB catcher Lindsay Arnold


Mr. T Actor & former wrestler Kym Johnson


Nick Viall The Bachelor star Peta Murgatroyd


My early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy…

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber

Will see if my pick changes after I watch the show Monday night. 

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Another music icon has passed away. 

Revolutionary blues singer Chuck Berry, often referred to as the “poet laureate” and “father” of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday (March 18) at the age of 90.

Here are some of his classic songs. 

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Memphis
  3. School Days
  4. Maybellene
  5. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Rock and Roll Music
  8. Roll Over Beethoven


Here is on of my favorite Chuck Berry song. 

Elvis Lives

The other night I went to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio to see “Elvis Lives.”

Elvis LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis Presley’s life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. The show features champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a full, on-stage band, and even an “Ann-Margret” joining in on a “Viva Las Vegas” segment! audiences “Can’t Help Falling In Love”® with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

I had a great seat, Left Orchestra Center, Row B, Seat 101 on the aisle. 

The show was amazing. It was the story of Elvis through the years. 

My favorite part of the night was when “The Movie Years” Elvis sang my All-time favorite Elvis song… “If I Could Dream.” 

Here are some pictures I took and the cast of the show (taken from the website: http://www.elvislivestour.com. 


DEAN Z , THE EARLY YEARS & THE COMEBACK SPECIAL

2013 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest​​

Dean has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From his early days in Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has repeatedly shown why he is one of the best in the business today. Dean became an accomplished musician during his youth and took off for Las Vegas, at 17. Throughout the next 13 years, Dean performed in Vegas, and has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean soon earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Missouri, where he currently performs two shows a day. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.


JAY DUPUIS , THE MOVIE YEARS

2014 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest

Jay was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. At the early age of three, his mom put on a record of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’. As he listened, his eyes lit up and his hips started to move as he smiled with excitement. Begging his mom to play it over and over, Jay became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. At the age of 4, Jay got his first taste of live performing, he would put on white pants and a white dress shirt to mimic a jumpsuit, flip up his collar, pretend he was Elvis and put on shows in his parents living room for family and friends. Elvis has always been one of the biggest influences in his life and entertaining career. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. He considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Jay was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the best Elvis tribute artist in the world of 2014 and is honored to hold the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship.


BILL CHERRY, THE CONCERT YEARS

2009 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Bill Cherry is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner from 2009. The Collinsville, Ill. native is the son of a Pentecostal minister, which helped develop Cherry’s deep-rooted love of southern gospel music at a young age. A life-long fan of Elvis Presley, Cherry has been keeping the King of Rock n’ Roll’s memory and music alive since 1989. With his award-winning performances specializing in the concert years, Cherry has entertained and touched the hearts of countless fans. “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true,” said Cherry.

I’m so glad I went to see the show. 

Long Live Elvis. 

I Smell Cake*

Saw this posted on Facebook this afternoon. 


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles.

Here is one of his songs that I liked, “Boogie Down” from 1983. 

R.I.P. and thank you for your music. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

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