Make It Butter Brickle


One thing about Fran was she was fickle

Would turn on the charm and then let it trickle

Like the sticky syrup of a melting popsicle

She’d promise you millions, then give you a nickel

Oh, forget about her, let’s go get a pickle


That nonsense was written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fickle

… and I believe I said last night there is ALWAYS a song.  How about this one?


Ok, when I saw this prompt my mind instantly thought of music… there is ALWAYS a song.  To honor those who worked hard and didn’t get to shine, I am sharing a video I found of Will The Circle Be Unbroken sung by a school choir who had their spring concert cancelled because of the pandemic.  Hope you enjoy…


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

A to Z Challenge – X

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The letter X …

This is where the honesty comes out.  This is when you find out what kind of a person I really am.  I admit it.  I have a guilty pleasure most people roll their eyes at.  The year was 1980 and I was in junior high school.  A friend from across the street and I were over the moon for the movie Grease… the only movie (well, besides Rocky Horror Picture Show) that I have paid to see multiple times in a theater.  So, for two years we had been memorizing the soundtrack and recreating scenes from the movie when it hit.  Olivia Newton-John had a new movie.

Yes, with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelley how could Xanadu go wrong.  Well, it kind of did.  It got bad reviews and was out of the theaters fairly quickly, but… I liked it.  I loved the music – ONJ, ELO and Cliff Richards.  I still need (Ok, want) the DVD but, every once in a while, it shows up on TV and I step back into my youth.

I loved watching Gene Kelley dancing; he just glides and makes it look so easy.  The roller skating was not the best part of the movie, but at the time roller skating was big so I put up with that to get to the music.

It is not a great movie, but it is my guilty pleasure.  I own the soundtrack for Xanadu and for that I am grateful!

(Here is a video of a mash up of music styles from the visions the characters have of the bar they are creating)


I can’t help it… I watched Suicide Squad this weekend and now this song is stuck in my head.  It was a must have for this prompt.

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head you just have to listen to it… over and over again?  This is about the 4th time through this video.


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

The Poetry Man

(This is a little something I wrote for a friend and he encouraged me to share it.)

Photo by Mairon Silveira from Pexels

Words that are music to the heart

Familiar but like a new discovery

Engaging feelings in me

Sounding of a symphony

Like lyrics to my favorite song

I find myself in a comforting sway

Moving to the sounds of your voice

Reading emotions in every word

A concert held for the masses

But truly encouraging one

Singing from the soul

Your kindness echoes of an encore

A time to replay the song

And give you a standing ovation

A to Z Challenge – R

The letter R …

One of the few things I would be lost without is my music.  That used to mean my transistor radio I won for selling Camp Fire Girls candy.  As I grew so did my radio up to a boom box in the 80’s.  Then there seemed to be a shrink back down in size to an MP3 player.  Of course, my car has given me many hours of music with my radio.  And when I bought my “new” used car I got a sample of satellite radio.  Lots of channels to choose from, especially off of my laptop!  But I am not going to pay to hear my music other than the occasional CD or downloaded album.

I am happy with my local radio stations.  And several of them are accessible through the internet as well.  I often let my favorite station play while I write.  I can listen to oldies, songs from my youth (70’s and 80’s), millennial hits, or todays favorites.  I listed to country, pop or rock.  But whatever music I am in the mood for, it can be found with my radio and I grateful for that.


And as an added bonus here’s an old track I bet many of you have not heard…