Crank It

Turn the music up

Amplify the notes

Send the sound soaring

So everyone can hear

Sing along or

Just shout the words

Move to the rhythm

Let the music take control

Nothing can touch so many

Like a collection of notes together

It brings people closer

And moves so many

Especially now

When we mourn a loss

Crank up the radio

Let the heavens hear

Our songs of healing

This week (Oct 6th) the world of music lost a legend. I am not a musician and can’t even read music, but I know that Eddie could play the hell out of a guitar, not just play it, own it. There are so many great songs he had his hands in it is hard to pick a favorite… instead I went with an instrumental he did to celebrate the outstanding musician he was (who I discovered was self taught).

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – amplify

A Little Bit Softer Now

Fandango’s word is lampoon… which of course makes me think National Lampoon. Now I was too into Mad Magazine to read National Lampoon before the magazine folded. But back in 1978 a film hit the screens that still remains a top comedy for me. As I look back on Animal House I recall the song that took the movie to lows and highs… Shout. I hope you enjoy this look back at Otis Day and the Knights during the toga party…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lampoon

Wake Me Up When September Ends

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It is going to be a busy September.  I have seven PT sessions scheduled, five doctor visits and an MRI all on my plate for the month.  It also happens to be my daughter and niece’s birthdays this month.  AND… I am my niece’s driver since she has no interest in driving and I have two appointments to take her too as well.  Makes me tired just writing it all out.

The one good thing is it looks as if there will be a little college football to follow.  I haven’t really paid attention to know if pro ball is happening.  But one of the teams I follow is scheduled to have their first game next week.

I want to get my med change settled out.  Maybe reduce it or something because I am SO TIRED all the time with the new meds.  … that is one of the doctors that I am seeing this month.

Before I finish up, I wanted to thank Fandango for sticking with this challenge.  I know he has been struggling with the new block editor… THANKS for giving me inspiration to write.  I just wish it hadn’t taken me so long to finish it.  (Damn pills!)   It has been fun though!

And because you all made it to the end with me…


For Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #31 – your plans for September are

The Pot of Gold

I am hoping for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… I am going through a doctor prescribed med change and sleeping a LOT. So I am falling further behind. In hopes to catch up I may do a couple of simple posts… this is one of them. This is a great version of this song from Wizard of Oz…


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – somewhere

Yeah, Yeah

Follow along everyone… So the FDDA post asked for “your temperment” – I thought on that for a moment and then moved onto what else Fandango had written. When I got to “Do you go with the flow…” I knew what I had to do. I hope you enjoy a little trip down memory lane…


For Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #20 – your temperament

Wander in the Time of Covid

This will be short and sweet. I think we all have a little wanderlust in us after being cooped up inside with the lock downs and virus fears. But I just can’t hear the word wanderlust without adding an er and having this song go through my head. Hope you enjoy it…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wanderlust

Falling Stars Ahead

When I saw the prompt for this day it was instantly that I thought, “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.” The even more surprising thing is that I remembered who sang it even. This is a bit of Perry Como…

I know it was either Dad or grandma who would occasionally sing this. It is not rock and roll but it isn’t bad. Hope you enjoyed it!


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – catch