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A Butt can be Big and Still Becoming! January 24, 2012

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 8:00 am

 

Make sure you read the inspiring poem on this pic!

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some
music, especially an old favorite or something totally new!!)

Cledus T. Judd – She’s Got a Butt Bigger than the Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQmLzIJoXKA

 

A corny cheesy song! I like the part where the hot buff guys are offering her healthy snacks and she pushes them away. And I love the part at the end where he says he loves his sweetie

 

Buttttttt….I’m kinda feeling like I have a butt as big as the beatles right about now. So time to get on the health horse and ride away!!!! Ba ba da ba ba da baaaa baaaa….there are lots of veges in my fridge now – get them to my mouth.

 

Exercise machine remove those piles of clothes we’re gonna get to know each other again!

 

Okay I realize I’m only 3 weeks late on my get healthy resolution people – shut up my cookie supply has finally dried up. Have a great Tuesday now pass me an apple (without pie crust around it). Mwah!

 

 

Black women don’t have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts.  – Tyra Banks

Bethsheba

 

 

Boom Boom Boom January 21, 2012

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 12:59 pm

SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY –
(the greatest day of the week!)

 

What might a goddess like me be doing on a wintery evening such as this? Well drumming, of course! I met a very nice couple named Fiona and Jeff. Fiona hails from merry ole England and is she an interesting person!

Each month they host a group of people who join together, drink wine, eat a pot luck (I’m bringing Asiago cheese and spinach rice) and DRUM!!!! BOOM BOOM BOOMMMM!!! Last time I joined the little group we were about about 10 and this time we’re on tap for 25! Being a goddess who likes to belly dance once in a while, Fiona offered up her hip scarf and I was able to shimmy those chocolate chip cookies away!

What exactly is a drum circle you ask?

A drum circle is any group of people playing  drums in a circle – duh! They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants. There is no music to read. One only bangs away with the rhythym of the rest of the player for an extended period of time. Typically one person starts a rhthym. The song varies in timing and loudness. And it can be soothing or invigorating!!! 

In 1991, during testimony before the US committee on Aging, drummer Micky Hart state:

 Typically, people gather to drum in drum “circles” with others from the surrounding community. The drum circle offers equality because there is no head or tail. It includes people of all ages. The main objective is to share rhythm and get in tune with each other and themselves. To form a group consciousness. To entrain and resonate. By entrainment, I mean that a new voice, a collective voice, emerges from the group as they drum together.

 

Drummer’s Journey
By Cara Sadira

Iam the drum
I am pulsing
Synchronizing beat that captivates the soul

And through the drum
I become
The flame

Moving, flickering,
Originating from within
This is absolute creation of original thought

And I, it, we, are moving
As One
Expressing, Exhilarating, Unifying

I am the drum

“Without art, we’re just monkeys with car keys.” – Author Unknown

Enjoy your Saturday night – and maybe bang on a drum…

Bethsheba

 

Off my Hiatus January 10, 2012

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 12:43 pm
Experience a new day!

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday
with some music, especially an
old favorite or something totally new!!)

I’m feeling better about life so I’ve decided to get back into the game! I enjoyed a fun-filled summer, a fun-filled fall and now it’s time to get back into the swing. New experiences, better things are happening at work, and overall life is looking up.

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. – William James  

Enjoy this sweet song – It’s a Beautiful Morning by the Rascals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyooCErXdMI

Bethsheba

 

Help me Angel June 28, 2011

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 10:05 pm

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some
music, especially an old favorite or something totallynew!!)

Went to a baptism on Sunday for my friend Rachel. It was amazing. Here she is before and after the baptism. People all on the grass with their picnic baskets. Made me think of Ravinia without the booze. hee hee Old people and young people and ones in between all waiting patiently in line to be dunked in the lake and cleansed. Too bad I didn’t have a spare pair of clothes cause I woulda dunked too. I just love new life experiences.

Giving thanks and happy!

So this got me thinking about all things spiritual. God, angels, kindness, helpfulness, life and death. Since a friend of mine calls me angel and this song just played on the radio, this is the clip for today.

Steve Winwood’s Help me Angel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqFmzVbe_l8

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

What a storm June 21, 2011

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!!,Uncategorized — celebrationgoddess @ 9:46 pm

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some
music, especially an old favorite or something totallynew!!)

Rain drops keep fallin’ on my head…tonight was one of the scariest drives home I’ve had in a storm. People were driving 25 MPH and I got next to a swerving 18 wheeler. YIKES!

So let’s hear a sweet rain drops song tonight:

Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ on my Head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILWkqlQLWk

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 
 
 

Crowned Queen of the Blues June 14, 2011

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 10:56 pm

 

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some
music, especially an old favorite or something totallynew!!)

Anyone that knows me knows I love, love, love the blues. I was listening to Bluesbreakers on Monday night and they told the story listed below. So take a listen to the YouTube clip. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her as much as I do.

Blues Fest ends in celebration, tribute to a local label

June 13, 2011|By Kevin McKeough, Special to the Tribune

 

It was an evening of surprises, including a coronation, mayoral proclamations, and most remarkable of all, an all-star rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago” that was more celebratory than obligatory.

Altogether, Sunday proved a triumphal final night for the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park, restoring the high spirits that had been dampened, literally and figuratively, by rainy weather and some weak performances during the annual free festival’s first two days.

The evening’s finale in the Petrillo Music Shell was a 40th anniversary tribute to Alligator Records, the local label that has played a key role in nurturing the blues in Chicago and nationwide. A crew of Alligator artists headed by Lonnie Brooks took turns in the spotlight backed by Brooks’ band, which included his son Wayne Baker Brooks on guitar.

Brooks’ start was interrupted at its start for the reading of two proclamations from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel designating Sunday as Lonnie Brooks Day and congratulating Alligator Records on its anniversary.

Brooks began his career in Texas, and although he’s called Chicago home for roughly half a century, he still plays the blues with a Lone Star State accent. He energetically called his way through songs including “Watch Dog,” and made his guitar bark, bite and spiral over his band’s loping boogie rhythms.

Prior to Brooks taking the stage, Michael Burks made an impressive appearance that combined his strong, boyish voice and slashing guitar; Rick Estrin made his harmonica purr, wail and trill; and Eddy Clearwater gave a brief clinic in West Side blues as he sang with gravely fervor and played lean, piercing guitar solos.

Shemekia Copeland, young in blues years at 32, began her career on Alligator Records, making her an apt choice to precede the anniversary celebration. Copeland started out her career as a powerhouse blues shouter indebted to the late Koko Taylor, to whom she paid tribute on “Has Anybody Seen My Man?”

In a touching moment near the end of her set, Copeland was surprised by Cookie Taylor, Koko’s daughter, who presented the singer with a tiara that once belonged to her mother and bestowed on Copeland her mother’s honorific as Queen of the Blues. In addition to having all of Taylor’s vocal power—which she demonstrated by being audible in the back seats while singing a portion of “Ghetto Child” without her microphone—Copeland has even greater stylistic range, which she displayed smoldering through the slinky groove of “Never Going Back to Memphis” and with her towering pleas on the jazzy soul ballad “Salt in My Wounds.”

She still was wearing her tiara when she joined Brooks and the rest of the Alligator crew for the finale, and as they traded solos and verses, “Sweet Home Chicago” was transformed from an overused cliché to an affirmation of community and the music at the center of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYViK8Kw3Y

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

Bridge over troubled waters… June 7, 2011

Filed under: Music - la la la la!!! — celebrationgoddess @ 10:00 pm

TUNES TUESDAY – (enjoy grooving on a Tuesday with some
music, especially an old favorite or something totallynew!!)

Had a very disappointing  couple of days…Things aren’t going well at work, I caught a cold, I just almost hit a deer with my car, and even worse, someone at work died yesterday. I didn’t know him, but he was only 50 and it was his very first day at work.

So I’m finding some solace with an ice cream cone, this song and going to bed early. I hope your times are better than mine. And if they aren’t well, listen to this one from Simon and Garfunketl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html