Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Songs About Stars

Again, for no particular reason other than the fact that I found it interesting, I present to you a collection of songs about...well, stars. Not all of these songs are specifically about stars and nothing else – most are love songs. However, all "stars" mentioned here, both in the titles and the lyrics, refer to actual celestial bodies and not celebrities. Several of the songs have identical titles, but every song here is unique. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Switchfoot  ~  "Stars"

2)  Hum  ~  "Stars"

3)  Matisse & Sadko  ~  "Stars"

4)  OneRepublic  ~  "Counting Stars"

5)  Troye Sivan  ~  "The Fault In Our Stars"

6)  Owl City  ~  "Shooting Star"

7)  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals  ~  "Stars"

8)  Callalily  ~  "Stars"

9)  We The Kings  ~  "Promise The Stars"

10)  Locnville  ~  "Stars Above You"

11)  Dune  ~  "Rainbow To The Stars"

12)  Paul McDonald  ~  "Counting Stars"

13)  Cas Haley  ~  "Counting Stars"

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14)  Vthov  ~  "Amongst The Stars"

15)  Simply Red  ~  "Stars"

16)  Fonda  ~  "Seeing Stars"

17)  Caitlin & Will  ~  "Address In The Stars"

18)  Morning Parade  ~  "Under The Stars"

19)  Jesse Cale  ~  "Shooting Star"

20)  Tracy Byrd  ~  "The Keeper Of The Stars"

Vintage Bicycle Ads

I have no particular reason for posting these, other than the fact that I find them interesting. I'd gathered these images from various places on the Web several months ago, and just recently rediscovered them and thought I'd go ahead and post them. Enjoy? ~ JH




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Hot" & "Cold" Songs

Because I seem to be on an "opposites" kick when it comes to music posts, here's another one. Enjoy? ~  JH

1)  Betty White ft. Luciana  ~  "I'm Still Hot"  (She still is, too...even at 91 years old!)

2)  Meg Myers  ~  "Cold"

3)  1987 Calgary Flames  ~  "Can't Touch A Flame When It's Red Hot"  (For non-sports fans, the Flames are a professional hockey team – and apparently, 25 years ago, they thought they could sing...)

4)  Current Swell  ~  "Too Cold"

5)  Katy Perry ft. Elmo  ~  "Hot N Cold"  (Despite its never actually having aired on Sesame Street, this version is much preferable to Perry's original song.)

6)  Janelle Monae  ~  "Cold War"

7)  Keith Urban  ~  "Long Hot Summer"

8)  Hammock  ~  "Cold Front"  (Don't hold your breath for the lyrics – there aren't any – but what an instrumental!)

9)  The Wiggles ft. Jamie Redfern  ~  "Hot Poppin' Popcorn"  (I can't even believe I'm posting a song by The Wiggles!)

10)  Typical Cats  ~  "Bitter Cold"

11)  Kool & The Gang  ~  "Too Hot"  (I can hear you singing along...just so you know...)

12)  Joshua Hyslop  ~  "Cold Wind"

13)  Buster Poindexter  ~  "Hot Hot Hot"  (What a dreadfully silly song...and dreadfully catchy, too!)

14)  Hank Williams, Sr.  ~  "Cold Cold Heart"  (For all of us old-school country music fans...)

15)  Led Zeppelin  ~  "Hot Dog"  (Not your typical Led Zeppelin song, but not bad...)

16)  Annie Lennox  ~  "Cold"

17)  LaToya Jackson  ~  "Hot Potato"

18)  Paloma Faith  ~  "Stone Cold Sober"

19)  The Sylvers  ~  "Hot Line"

20)  Adele  ~  "Cold Shoulder"  (Seeing as this is Adele's 4th appearance – so far – on my blog, you might have already guessed that I'm a big fan...)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Interesting Quotes By Famous Guys Named Gary

"A long time ago, I became aware that many of us have
a tendency to lump nature into simplistic categories, 
such as what we consider beautiful or ugly, important
or unimportant. As human a thing as that is to do,
I think it often leads us to misunderstand the respective
roles of life forms and their interconnectedness."  
~  Gary Larson, cartoonist

"Choose your friends by their character,
and your socks by their color."  
~  Gary Oldman, actor

"Nothing changes like changes, because
nothing changes but the changes."  
~  Gary Busey, actor

"Thoughtless risks are destructive,
of course, but perhaps even more
wasteful is thoughtless caution which
prompts inaction and promotes
failure to seize opportunity."  
~  Gary Ryan Blair, businessman

"You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars."  
~  Gary Allan, musician

"Regardless of what you're searching for,
you ain't gonna find it until you include God."  
~  Gary Sheffield, baseball player

"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time.
The trick is to always keep the engine running."
~  Gary Sinise, actor

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
~  Gary Player, golfer

"The only things standing between
you and the compassionate, wise, and
creative person you want to be are matters
of choice. Your choice. No one can
occupy your generosity except you."
~  Gary Zukav, author

"Love doesn't erase the past,
but it makes the future different."
~  Gary Chapman, author

"If books could have more, give more,
be more, they would still need readers
who bring to them sound and smell
and light and all the rest that can't
be in the books. The book needs you."
~  Gary Paulsen, writer

"There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize."
~  Gary Coleman, actor