Song of the week: “I Wish” by Steve Wonder with Soul Train Line

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This song always puts a smile on my face and gets me up to move and groove. Happy Friday!

#Misses4Peace #SOSVenezuela #PrayforVenezuela

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Former Venezuelan beauty queens lend their support to the Venezuelan people, demonstrating that true beauty begins from within.

“Battle Flag” by Lo Fidelity Allstars featuring Pigeonhed is the Song of the Day

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A word of caution.I first heard “Battle Flag” in the late 1990s as a club mix. It was originally written as an homage to Prince by Pigeonhed and remixed and recorded by Lo Fidelity Allstars. The beat and a few of the lyrics stuck with me. However, it was not until I heard it on the episode of “ER” where Dr. Carter (Noah Wylie) meets, and is stabbed by, a Schizophrenic patient that it grabbed me.

Then, I heard it on an episode of The Sopranos and was thrilled when they included on one of their show soundtracks.  It has become one of my get-up-and-MOVE jams.

The song starts off with a bang and just keeps going. Here are the first few lines:

Your construction
Smells of corruption
I manipulate to recreate
This air to ground saga
Gotta launder my karma

Gotta launder my karma, indeed.   Great advice for all of us.     Wave your own battle flag!

¡Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!

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I received the best gift I could ever hope for, on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) – time with Papi, Mami, Hubby, Brother (PSM), Sister-in-Law, 2 Nephews and our Niece. Later today (Christmas Day) we will spend time with my Mom-in-Law and Hubby’s extended family.

We exchanged funny cards and gave the kids the “Harry Potter” boxed set collection. Nothing is better that time with loved ones. Several years ago, we decided to only give gifts to the kids and enjoy the joy of watching tear open their presents. It keeps the focus on our family and we love it!

Hope the spirit of the season fills you with joy.

Please enjoy “Navidad en Panamá.”

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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This is my JAM!

I first heard “Thrift Shop,” when they debuted it on Jimmy Fallon’s show. I was semi-asleep, after studying with the TV on, and the saxophone hook had me wandering if it was dream or not.

The next day I downloaded it from itunes and started stalking youtube for the video.

They had me when that DeLorean pulled up. Epic.

History of Rap – Fallon & Timberlake

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Even though these boys weren’t alive, or barely toddlers when the majority of these songs were popular, they do a great job with the remixed jam! Cracks me up EVERY TIME!!

Merry Christmas

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This is my favorite contemporary Christmas carol. Even though it came out when I was in High School, its message is still sadly relevant.

Let us remember the importance of the holidays – spending time with and honoring our loved ones. Merry Christmas to one, and all.

“Half the Sky”Trailer by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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Mark your calendars. Turn oppression into opportunity. Empower women.

“Weatherman,” by Dead Sara

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I’ve heard this band several times in the past few days on Sirius XM, as commercial radio and I parted company, years ago. I love strong female lead singers and wish female fronted bands received more recognition. Enjoy Dead Sara’s “Weatherman.” I wish them much success!