Today, this post will be a bit of a hodgepodge of things about my weekend like I used to write. I haven’t done this in a while. My weekend has been rather meandering, so this post will be too (smile).
Well, they forecasted snow for most of the country today, but we just missed it. They showed some really pretty photos on the news earlier of the places that did get snow. So today we are snowless, but it’s cold.
To rewind a bit, on Friday, I got the chance to go all nostalgic. There was a show on TV that night, about hit makers from 1983. First of all, it was a trip to realize how long ago that year actually was. (smile) This show really took me back to being a teen and my love for some of the British acts of the day. There were a lot of British acts doing well in the States in the 80s, so Brit Boy and I have that shared bit of musical history even though we grew up 4,000 miles apart. They highlighted a lot of acts, but a few of my favorites from the show were Spandau Ballet who sang “True”, which is just simply a classic and instantly takes me back to being a teen in the 80s. Years later, this song was sampled by PM Dawn for their song "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" and Tony Hadley, the lead singer from Spandau appeared with them in the video. On the show the other night, Tony Hadley performed the song on his own. I found out a while back that one of the other guys in the group, Gary Kemp, wrote the song. He was featured on this other show where they had songwriters tell stories of how they came up with past hits. He wrote a great song in my humble opinion. (smile) Here's a taste of "True" for your listening pleasure. This video is a bit out of synch, and I couldn't find a better one, but the music is still great. Check out the 80s clothes...fabulous! (smile)
And here's PM Dawn's song with Tony Hadley near the end of the video...this takes me back to the 90s....loved the 90s too! (smile)
My other favorite from the show was the reuniting of Kajagoogoo who had the hit "Too Shy". This was a smooth song too. The opening fade in of this song is so smooth and the bass is just hot. Love it! I guess you can tell I love my 80s. (wink) I loved being a teen back then. The lead singer Limahl had interesting hair back then and he still has cool hair now(smile). The band hadn't played for over two decades together on TV here so it was great to see them all.
Here's a clip of "Too Shy".
Both Limahl and Tony Hadley look pretty much the same and they both still sound great.
On Saturday, we went into town and I mailed my ballot for the Senatorial run-off in Georgia. When my county back home sent my main ballot, they also sent me one to use in case of a run-off. So I filled that out and got it mailed off. We also got some Christmas shopping done. A lot of the stores were having big sales so we jumped on that and got a few gifts.
Later, we were sitting around watching TV and discussing where were we going to go around Christmastime. Last year, we went to Salisbury Cathedral for their Christmas Carol Service and that was wonderful. It really highlighted the Christmas spirit. The choir sang a cappella and their voices rang out around the sanctuary. It was a beautifully unique experience. This cathedral is just gorgeous. Here’s a photo.
We are trying to see if they have anything at Bath Abbey, but so far we haven’t found that they do something similar, so we might end up going back to Salisbury. Bath Abbey and indeed the whole city of Bath are just absolute jewels. This city is one of the most beautiful places in the world to me and it's where Brit Boy went to university. Here’s a photo of the Abbey.
Today, I am still in that old school music mood from Friday, so I have been playing some music from back in the day while I flip through my recipes for Thanksgiving. Gotta get those sweet potato pies done in the next day or so (smile) So I went down a musical memory lane and have been listening to The Jones Girls...I've always loved this song. My older sister used to play this song a lot.
I've also been listening to Evelyn Champagne King, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Shalamar, and Hall & Oates, and a lot of other stuff from before I was born to my childhood, to my teen years and onward. It was a good ride (smile)
It’s been a good meandering weekend. Now onward to Thanksgiving…my FAVORITE Holiday! Trevor has decided that he is gonna camp out on the table all week so he won’t lose his place for dinner on Thursday. He loves his food.