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Swan Lake

Today I am taking it back to my high school years.  I am talking about my dancing and the music that comes with being a Ballet Dancer.  In my sophomore year of school, I switched dance school’s and was awakened to the read world of dance.  Of ballet and pointe and being a professional dancer.  That year we performed Swan Lake as our Big Ballet Performance.  Now I was a baby swan in the performance, I only had a five minute dance number, but it was magical all the same.  This is my favorite thing that Tchaikovsky did.  Swan Lake was my life following this performance.  So Below I am sharing with you my favorite piece from the ballet.  It is both challenging in dance and music, and is such a beautiful piece.  Please Enjoy!

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Monster You Made

Hey all, I am here with this week’s episode of Turn it Up Tuesday.  This week I wanted to share with you this song from  Pop Evil about battling our inner demons.  Give it a listen and think about what you are battling with yourself on.  If you don’t want to share that’s fine, but what can you do to combat your demons?

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The New Translation

Okay so remember when I was out that entire week from being sick?  Remember I said that I went through my music library in search of better things for my iPod? Well I came across this little gem of a CD and immediately knew I needed to listen to it.  You can find them on iTunes, just search the band’s name.

This is a group of boys that I grew up with.  I don’t think the band is together anymore because we all grew up and had to get adult jobs, but nonetheless they were huge where I am from. Kind of like Story of the Year which I am sure most of you have heard of, they are also from the stl area.  any way I digress.  They were an amazing band and they really had a great thing going!  I can remember going to many of their concerts.  They are just great.  So when I came across my copy of their album shift, I immediately put it on my iPod and put the CD in my car.  I have not stopped listening to it since.  Seriously.  Not that I didn’t already know their songs by heart, but I love it.  With the weather being as nice as it has been, it’s been a roll down the windows and crank up the volume mode with this one.  So below is two of their songs and a little meet the band video I found while searching for their songs.  Please enjoy!  Let me know what you thing about them!

Fall From Grace

Blank Stares

Meet The New Translation

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She Talks to Angels

So being sick, I took a day to go through my music library to add songs to my iPod for work and my workouts and I came across this little gem.  As soon as I saw the album, I knew right away that I wanted to play it.  So I turned on the ancient CD player and plugged this in and reveled in my childhood days.  This song brings back so many memories for me.  I and the Neighborhood kids grew up on music like this.  I can remember the kids would come over to my house and we would take out a boom box (remember those all you ’90s kids?)  And we would sit out in the yard or go to the woods and just listen to the music.  We would dance and play and pretend that we were rock stars and the trees were our fans….ah, memories!

So I thought what better way to start back with this weeks Turn it Up Tuesday with a blast from the past.  Nothing gets you thinking about old memories like songs that trigger them!  What are some of your music memories?

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Mom’s Favorite Songs!

mom terry and iYesterday would have been my mother’s 61st Birthday.  So in honor of her, I have decided to share with you some of our favorite, Turn it up and roll down the windows songs.

Here’s To you Mom!


Don Mclean American Pie

Eagles Seven Bridges Road

Tina Turner What’s Love got to do with it

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I lieu of the recent chilly weather, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite songs of the season.  Now, I know that it is technically a Christmas song, but with the weather we have been having…baby, its cold outside.

Enjoy.  This is my favorite version of the song!

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Ace of Spades

So this weekend was the return of The Walking Dead, and with it brought a interview that Norman Reedus did with Octane.  Little did I know that we had something in common.  We are both fans of Motorhead, and with that their song, The Ace of Spades.  So in light of the recent epiphany I want to share with you this song.

Its pretty cool to find out that you have something in common with one of your favorite actors, and its not just because he is in The Walking Dead, I was a fan of his before he was cast for the show.

I digress, here is the Ace of Spades by Motorhead

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The Monkees

Okay so I watched this really cheesy movie over the weekend and in it was Micky Dolenz… yes Micky Dolenz.  If you are an older reader, than you know who that is.  The movie was on the SYFY channel, crappy acting but entertaining at the same time.  So when I saw that Micky was going to be in it both my father and I stopped to watch until he showed up to see what was going to happen.  Right!  So that is my inspiration behind this week’s Turn it Up Tuesday edition!  This is a song that my father shared with me many years ago.  It  is kinda hard to follow but its catchy all the same.

Enjoy my lovelies!