Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Because It's Tuesday - week of September 21

Today is Tuesday and regular readers here know that I like to share cover tunes on Tuesdays.
our lips are sealed

The song I'm sharing today is sort of a cover but sort of isn't. Confused? Let me explain.

Today's song is "Our Lips Are Sealed" which was co-written by Jane Wiedlin (of the Go-Go's) and Terry Hall (of The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, etc...). In the Go-Go's documentary, Jane Wiedlin tells the story about how she met Terry Hall when they toured with the Specials. When she got back to America, he sent her the lyrics for "Our Lips Are Sealed" and she wrote the music. I'd say that was a fabulous collaboration - it's such a great song. It was first recorded for the Go-Go's 1981 album, Beauty and the Beat. The version I'm sharing today was recorded by Fun Boy Three in 1983. It was a hit for both bands and is a beautiful 80's gem that still seems fresh today, almost 40 years later.

I hope you enjoy the song and the video (I LOVE this video!!)...

Stay safe kittens xo

Can you see them?
See right through them
They have a shield
Nothing must be revealed

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cancon Thursday - Ha Ha Happiness

I could save this song for Isolation Friday but it's so good and so much fun that I wanted to share it with you today on Cancon Thursday.

Ha Ha Happiness is the latest release by the wonderful Krista Muir / Les Chouettes. Krista has been using her pandemic time to create beautiful masks and super cool music. To find out more about her music and her masks, please check out her website - https://www.kristamuir.com/

I hope you enjoy this super fun video as much as I do! xo

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Because It's Tuesday - week of September 15

It's already the middle of September but this morning, it really feels like fall. It's cool and crisp here in Kingston at the moment and I feel very grateful. That we have clear skies and clean air to breathe is a wonderful thing. For our friends and loved ones in the west, the air is not safe at all and the smoke can be seen everywhere. Folks can deny climate change all they want but they can't deny that the planet is on fire and it all feels pretty fucked up.

So, because it's Tuesday, I'm going to share a cover with you. Today's song was originally released in 1974 by the amazing Big Star. Hope you enjoy this fun version by the Bangles, from their 1986 album, "Different Light."

Stay safe kids, wear your mask and wash your hands, please xo

September girls, I don't know why
How can I deny what's inside
Even though I'll keep away
They we'll love all our days
December boy's got it bad
December boy's got it bad

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Cancon Thursday - I Got You Babe

For today's Cancon Thursday song, I'm sharing "I Got You Babe" by Bahamas from the 2012 album, Barchords.

I'm keeping this short today. It's a busy day for me. I'm finally getting rid of my trusty old (2006) van and buying a new (2016) car. After work I'm picking it up and I'm pretty excited. This is the first time I'm buying a car on my own. Felt weird but good. I did a lot of research and think that I'm going to enjoy my new (to me), safer vehicle. Cleaning out the van last night felt strange because I found a bunch of things that I had no idea were even in there... tools, safety items, Mark's stuff. He was prepared for just about any car emergency we could have had. What a guy.

So, enjoy some Afie and have a good day (also, wear a mask!!) xo

Standing tall, I seemed to know it all
But the only thing I know is that
I've never known someone like you
I'm gonna figure out how it is