Be Happy Anyway

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Things Keep Changing

I started this blog almost six year ago. And, yes, it has been dormant for a bit. This is mostly because of Facebook.

Before Facebook, if my kids did something silly or interesting or if I felt I had something "profound" to say, I would post it on Blogger. Now, it is so quick and easy to share these ramblings as a status update. I am sure many bloggers feel the same way.

I do miss the process of blogging. I loved receiving the notifications that people have commented on the blog or looking at the stats to see how many times people have stopped in to see what quip I felt the needed to share with the world. Blogging has brought me many benefits, the greatest of which is the circle of friends I have "collected" over the years.

Way back when I blogged regularly, I would correlate music with my post. I would then share the background of the music that was playing with some little bit of my history. I did this using Unfortunately, Playlist has changed and it is for this reason I find myself sharing post again.

Playlist has gone in the direction of online radio sites like Pandora. Instead of being able to embed a player that plays a specific song, it now wants you to choose a "channel." While I love Pandora, this is not why I used Playlist. It was fun to try and find just the right tune to accompany my words.

While I am sure there are other embeddable players out there, it took me so long to gather my list of songs that I don't think I can do it again. Even though Playlist was kind enough to archive my list for me, I would have to enter each song on the player to be able to have the same eclectic mix. So instead of doing this, I am going to just paste my list here to serve as a reminder of the musical journey on which I have taken my readers.

John Fogerty - Centerfield
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
Paradise Boys - Summer Of Love
Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball by C...
Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being ...
John Mayer - Bold As Love
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The ...
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping (...
Ace Of Base - The Sign
Silhouettes - Get A Job
The Last Goodnight - Pictures Of You
Daughtry - September
Lawrence Welk - Champagne Polka
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Barbra Streisand - Don't Rain On My Parade
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Nutcracker - Dance of the Sugar P...
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Happenings - See You In September
Neil Diamond - September Morn
The Platters - September Song
Canned Heat - On The Road Again
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
Petula Clark - Downtown
Katrina - Walking On Sunshine ...
Every New Day - Walk Alone
Four friends - What's Going On
Josh Rouse - Quiet Town
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summe...
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Nate Henricks - Selfish sparrow's ol...
Vitamin C - Graduation (Friends ...
Jim Brickman - Simple Things
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching ...
Brandi Carlile - The Story
Various Artists - Turn! Turn! Turn! (T...
Noah And The Whale - Rocks And Daggers
Akon - Dance like there' s ...
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors (Morel's...
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Neil Diamond - Hello Again
Jewel - Hands
The Police - Message In A Bottle
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To R...
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bob Marley & The Wai... - Three Little Birds
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Charlie Brown Theme
Prince - Purple Rain
The Zutons - 11 - Good Morning Go...
Various Artists - Good Morning, Good M...
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano
Tarrentella - Saturn (Tarrentella ...
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Newsboys - Breakfast
Gnarls Barkley - Karaoke: Crazy (Minu...
The Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt/R...
Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A B...
Celtic Woman - Siúil A Rún (Walk My...
Tom Petty & The Hear... - The Waiting
David Guetta - Acapella
New Radicals - You Get What You Give
ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
Owl City - Fireflies
Creedence Clearwater... - Fortunate Son
Abba All Stars - Super Trouper
ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me
Five For Fighting - The Riddle
Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing ...
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Cyndi Lauper - Karaoke: Time After ...
Andy Williams - Music To Watch Girls By
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues ...
Tiny Tim - Living In The Sunlig...
The Romantics - Karaoke: What I Like...
The New Rascals - It's A Beautiful Mor...
Duran Duran - One Of Those Days
BTO - Karaoke: Takin' Care...
John Mayer - Say
The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For...
Alexi Murdoch - All My Days
Tom Petty - American Girl
U2 - Karaoke: I Still Hav...
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
The Ultimate Kid Roc... - All Summer Long
LS - Sweet Home Alabama
Oran 'Juice' Jones - The Rain
Altered Images - Outro: Happy Birthday
Owl City - The Bird And The Worm
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown
The Bangles - Manic Monday
Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover
Simon & Garfunkel - The 59th Street Bridge
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
Barenaked Ladies - If I Had a Million Dollars
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Bread - If
The Brady Bunch - It's A Sunshine Day
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Petula Clark - Color My World
Phil Coulter - Take Me Home
The Yardbirds - For Your Love - Original
Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)
Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain
The Killers - Human
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Natalie Merchant - Kind And Generous
Ray Parker Jr. - I'm Free
Various Artists - Kiss From A Rose
Julie Meyer - Paint Your Picture
JJ Heller - Your Hands
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Brian Littrell - Welcome Home (You)
Mika - Any Other World
ABBA - Our Last Summer
Michael Franti  - Sometimes 
Michael Franti  - Say Hey (I Love You)
Kiki Dee - I've Got The Music In Me.
Dave Matthews Band - Why I Am
Sting - If You Love Somebody...
Yaz - Don't Go 
Glen Campbell - Southern Nights (Live)
Here Comes the Sun
JJ Heller - Oh Come Oh Come Emanuel
Three Dog Night - Karaoke: Black & White
Ohbijou - The Woods
Gene Kelly - Singing In The Rain
Willie Nelson - Picture In A Frame
August Rush Soundtrack - August's Rhapsody
The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend in Me
Chicago - You're The Inspiration
Boy George - Karma Chameleon

I am not sure how much blogging I will be doing in the future, especially since I also lost my blog reader list when iGoogle went the way of the dodo, but I will leave the blog open in case one day I would like to do it again on a regular basis.

Thanks for letting me walk down memory lane.


Roban said...

I miss you here, but I do understand the need to be away, too. You have shared some great music over time. Times and things (and favorite lip glosses) do change. That's for sure.

miruspeg said...

We had great fun with Playlist didn't we Annemarie!
But like you said everything keep changing whether we like it or not.

One thing though we will always have those wonderful memories which I often relive.

Lovely to see a post from you my dear friend.

Warmest hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Michelle Gautreaux said...

I too feel the same, fb has taken my words and put them in shorthand. I am trying to return to blogging, but haven't been so successful.

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