Throwback Thursday- Music memories

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Music Memories

Maybe it’s a song that brings back good memories. Maybe it was your first radio or record player – or iPod depending on your age. Maybe it is the song that always moves you to tears. What song was played at your wedding? Did you have band posters hanging on your bedroom walls? What are your music-connected memories?

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As you said, music plays a great role in our lives. We start by listening to what our parents listen to, and then gradually we develop our own taste. And for me the next step was adopting the music my children were listening to as my own.

Growing up, I have memories of the tape recorder playing Beatles songs as my father loved English songs. At the same time, he would listen to oldies like Saigol, Lata, Mukash, and Rafi, great Indian singers. His generation grew up in India before Pakistan came into existence. He went for his master’s degree in public administration to Harvard, Boston in 1969. On his return, he brought back a record player and many LPs. “The Graduate” was his favorite, and to this day I love those songs.

During the time I was growing up, we listened to Indian songs a lot. They were what our generation was listening to in those days. My older brother was into Boney-M, Bee Gees, Abba, etc and I also started listening to them.

Whenever I hear any of these songs playing, I’m taken back to those teenage years.

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A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – M

For Letter M, my choice is Music

Music holds power to motivate us in all our mood, in all stages of our lives.

Yankee Daddy- Snow

Don Calma

https://youtu.be/DiItGE3eAyQ

As a youngster, I loved to listen to the LPs my father brought back from USA when he went there to study. Graduate was his favorite movie and we loved the sound track.

The Graduate

Sound of silence

https://youtu.be/ciERzSFRwzk

In my teenage, it was the pop which I loved. Boney-M, B Gees, Pink Floyd etc ( It’s been so long that I have forgotten many names)

Boney M

Rasputin

https://youtu.be/16y1AkoZkmQ

As a young adult, I listened to all sorts of music, local Pakistani songs, Indian songs and any English songs that were popular at the time. I like one Pakistani singer Alamgir a lot.

Alamgir

Kabhi tum idhar sey

https://youtu.be/UwDiZsOpzA8

Now as a middle aged woman, I still listen to an eclectic collection of songs.

For brisk walk, fast beat helps me along.

BTS

ON

https://youtu.be/gwMa6gpoE9I

The weekend

Blinding lights

https://youtu.be/XwxLwG2_Sxk

For relaxation I like to listen to songs with meaningful lyrics

Alessia Cara

Scars to you beautiful

https://youtu.be/MWASeaYuHZo

Dolly Parton

Coat of many colors

https://youtu.be/w_-YbWHs6DE

And for spiritual meditation, I like Sufi music.

Sami Yousaf

Hasbi Rabbi

https://youtu.be/HywvmT1Mc_Y

Abida Parveen

Dam must qulandar

https://youtu.be/-tyvWdq2pyc

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321 Quote me- Balance

I am sharing this post again from January;

Rory is the host of 

321 Quote Me.

Season 5

321 Quote Me Directory

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke

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Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic

Post 2 pieces of music on topic.

Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

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Dedicated Topic For Today:

Positive MentalAttitude

 

 

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My Quotes;

 

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My Songs;

 

Happy- Pharrell Williams 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM&feature=share

 

 

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Roar- Katy Perry

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8&feature=share

 

 

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Image;

 

 

 

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Thursday Inspiration- Summer

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is summer and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Suddenly Last Summer,” a 1983 song from the Motels.

It happened one summer, it happened one time
It happened forever, for a short time
A place for a moment, an end to a dream
Forever I loved you, forever it seemed

Couple sitting by a stream

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I think it’s musical Saturday today. After doing the SoCS Prompt by Linda, all I can think for this is another song;

Summer Wine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH800q8qQsg&feature=share

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Thursday Inspiration # 61- Paradise

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is paradise and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” a 1978 song from Jimmy Buffett.

Cheeseburger in paradise
Heaven on earth with an onion slice
Not too particular not too precise
I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise

Cheeseburger in paradise

Image from the Happy Color app.

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My muse lead me to this song;

Sade- Paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0BLKudnyNo&feature=share

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Thursday Inspiration # 47- Games

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration.

This week’s theme isgameand the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Games People Play” written, composed, and performed by Joe South in 1968.


Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean

Colorful chessboard

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Image from the Happy Color app.

 

Quit playing games wmy heart- Backstreet Boys

 

It says it better than I could!

 

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Thursday Inspiration # 45 – Bottle

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is bottle and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Time in a Bottle” written by Jim Croce in 1972.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

Ship in bottle

Image from the Happy Color app

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The only thing that comes to my mind regarding this prompt is the song;

I’m a genie in a bottle!

By Christina Aguilera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIDWgqDBNXA&feature=share

Hope you enjoy!

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Working on us Week # 27- Mental Health and Holiday Season!

Beckie is the host of Working on Us.

She says;

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 

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Self care quotes, mental health quotes

Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

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The holiday season can be stressful. Practicing self care and following these ways to deal with holiday anxiety and to deal with holiday stress and even holiday depression can make a significant difference.

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In this week’s “Working on Us”, I’d like for us to focus on Mental Health and Holiday Stress.  It’s not uncommon that a number of us are dealing with depression, (SAD), Seasonal Affective Disorders, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and just plain… Not being in the holiday spirit.  

Some of us are dealing with feelings of despair, loneliness, and/or isolation.  Guess what?  You’re not alone with feeling what your feeling at all.  And, as we all say… “It’s okay to not feel okay.”

I myself, have been dealing with these feelings.  Heck, I haven’t even set up the little Christmas tree I purchased last year.  

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macaulay culkin happy holidays GIF by Home Alone

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For those of us who are having a tough time, why don’t we try to send a little holiday cheer to make one another smile and laugh?

  • Write about a favorite holiday memory?
  • What was one of the funniest things that took place during the holiday season?
  • Share with us, your favorite holiday movie?
  • Share with us, your favorite holiday song?
  • Share with us, a funny holiday meme?
  • What was the funniest gift you ever received?

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Rules:

  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from December 18th through December 27th to submit your entries,  (Friday).

  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!

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My favorite holiday memories;

This holiday memory dated back to my childhood. That means it’s around fifty years old.

In holidays we visited my aunt who lived in a seaside city. We were very excited as we were going by train. It was the most wonderful journey for children of our age, that is; 10, 8 and 7 and we enjoyed it to the fullest. We spend a night on the train and had a lot of fun.

Once at my aunt’s place, we visited the ocean for the first time in our lives. And you can imagine how excited we were. The boat rides, the beach visits all were so memorable!

My favorite holiday movie;

Is not a holiday movie at all. I love all animated movies and anyone of them would be my favorite during holiday season.

Kung Fu Panda – 3

https://youtu.be/fkorWPoi6E0

Frozen

https://youtu.be/KgaTy0CKDQw

Holiday meme;

Song;

Pharrell Williams-Happy

https://youtu.be/ZbZSe6N_BXs

Hope you all will enjoy!

Happy holidays.

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321 Quote Me- A cool idea!

Rory is the host of 321 Quote Me

Season 5

321 Quote Me Directory

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke

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PLEASE NOTE …

321 Quote Me is NO LONGER a tagging game – it is now a Community Prompt Game only, as in if any of my readership wish to take part – they can do so freely on their own steam and not through either a ‘tagging’ or an obligation to play.

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Post 3 quotes on topic

Post 2 pieces of music on topic.

Display one image which represents the topic in your eyes.

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Dedicated Topic For Today: 

“What a Cool Idea!”

My Quotes;

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My Image;

It really is a cool idea!

Song;

Cool- Jonas Brothers

https://youtu.be/8_JbZvHc92U

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Thursday Inspiration # 33 – Home is….

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is home and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Home” recorded by Lene Lovich in 1978:

Home is where the heart is
Home is so remote
Home is just emotion
Sticking in my throat

Teapot full of fruit

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Image credit to the Happy Color app.

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Home is not a place, it’s a state of mind. One can have a cozy and comfortable home and yet not be happy there and a person can live in a small shack and be content. Some carry the image of a perfect home in their hearts, forever trying to bring it into reality. And when they sometimes attain that perfection, they find out that it’s not what they wanted. I feel that home is a metaphor for a place of ease and peace. Being home means to me a state of mind free from stress and worry. A place where I am me and there are no rules other than mine.

You open the door and shout, I’m home

Take off your shoes and shed the stress

Nothing is more welcoming than the scent of your own hearth

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