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.

Song of the Day

I was going through my music library on my iPhone and here is one of the songs that I have.  

I remember when I first heard this song on “Family Ties.”


“At This Moment” is a song that was first recorded by Billy Vera & The Beaters in 1981 during a string of performances at the Roxy in West Hollywood (January 15–17) and featured on their self-titled live album, Billy and the Beaters, released that year on the American subsidiary of Japan’s Alfa Records.

Then, when the song was included on several episodes of the NBC sitcom Family Ties during the 1985-86 season as the love song associated with Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox) and his girlfriend Ellen Reed (played by Tracy Pollan, whom Fox eventually married in real life), the exposure renewed interest in the song. 
From Wikipedia.com

I just love this song. 

Great Song

Saw a post on Facebook…

“Pretty In Pink” turns 30 years old. The post was from 2016. 

And this song from the movie was the video attached. 

Jon Cryer who played Duckies is featured singing and dancing to the classic Otis Reading song “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Not only is that a great song, but snaps to Jon Cryer for his version of the song. 

Song of the Day

Walking in Memphis” (1991) by Marc Cohn.


I like this song for many reasons.I like how it sounds. There is just something about Marc Cohn’s voice… 

Also, Memphis is my 1/2 way spot for my family and friends to meet me of they want to. 

Since I live in Texas and for my friends in Michigan, Memphis would be a great place to meet.

I hope that I will be able to meet one if my friends there some time next year. 

So, whenever I hear this song, I will be thinking of my family and friends who I might get to visit with  

Mamma Mia!

The other night I had the chance to see Mamma Mia! at The Tobin Center. 

It’s the show Farewell Tour and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of seeing it at one of my favorite places. 

All I can say is WOW! What a show. 

I love ABBA, I liked the movie, so I was really looking forward to a good show. And I wasn’t disappointed. 

Right from the opening note, it was amazing. 

If you don’t know anything about the play, here’s a little snippet of what it’s about. 

The long-running Broadway musical Mamma Mia!, which ended its New York run earlier this season, has announced that it is embarking on a “final farewell tour” in the 2016-17 season that will hit some 30 cities across North America.

The show, which is built around the songs of ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, closed on Broadway September 12, 2015, after a 14-year run. It is still playing in London’s West End, continuing an 18-year run.

But my most favorite part of the play was the music. There is just something about ABBA music that makes you happy. 

Here is the list of music that the sang and danced to. Not only on the stage, but in my chair. 

  1. Overture/Prologue
  2. Honey, Honey
  3. Money, Money, Money
  4. Thank You For The Music
  5. Mamma Mia
  6. Chiquitita
  7. Dancing Queen
  8. Lay All Your Love On Me
  9. Super Trouper
  10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  11. The Name Of The Game
  12. Voulez-Vous
  13. Entr’acte
  14. Under Attack
  15. One Of Us
  16. S.O.S.
  17. Does Your Mother Know
  18. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  19. Our Last Summer
  20. Slipping Through My Fingers
  21. The Winner Takes It All
  22. Take A Chance On Me
  23. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  24. I Have A Dream

My favorite songs would be:

  • Lay All Your Love On Me
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Waterloo

I’m going old school on the video.

https://youtu.be/sNVzitkT7gM

I’m so glad that I went to see the play. 

Now, I’m off to watch the movie on my phone. 

Song of the Day

I will forever be an 80’s child!

Here one of my favorites from 1985. 

“Better Be Good To Me” by Tina Turner. 

The 50 List

Well, I have this 50 Things I’ve Never Done List and having a tambourine was in that list. So, with the gift card from my sister, Cynthia  and brother-in-law, Dan, I got one. I have ALWAYS wanted a tambourine. Watch out the late, great Davey Jones, I want to be like you were playing the tambourine.

I cannot wait till I get it!

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