[M.M.X.I.V. 264] Monday’s Music Moves Me (Blog hop)

One of the blogs that I regularly follow, Curious as a Cathy, has a number of weekly memes for blogging.  It includes the “Monday’s Music Moves Me,” which is a Blog Hop, encouraging people to link to others’ blogs based off a musical prompt.  I have mentioned quite a few of the songs that I am about to link to in my Musical Memories Shuffles, so on this post, I simply link to the songs and maybe briefly caption them.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 250] Riding through news

Today, I participated in the Four-Star Bike and Chow, which I have done on three other occasions (although it was called the Boulevard Lakefront Tour in 2010).  The route this time took us through the South Side, which is a part of town that I have almost never seen, given that there is little that I would think of to be there.  As it turns out, there are some really neat landmarks down there.  Unfortunately, my camera decided to think that it was out of memory, even though it was not, so I have no pictures this time.  So, here come some words.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 166] Short, Sweet Summer

As you know, I read the Chicago Tribune on a regular basis, and the feature columns and editorials often hold more interest to me than the news.  This is because I can get my national and world news from many other sources, so it is the local news and the creative pieces which really attract my attention.  For example, in Lincoln, my favorite newspaper columns were from Cindy Lange-Kubick (and not just because she wrote features about me on two separate occasions).

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[M.M.X.I.V. 128 / M.A.P.L.E. III-8] Afterglow

Prior to the time when this song was salient with relation to this post, I had never heard the song before other than on Pandora, on my station that was started off the tag of The Weather Channel’s Smooth Jazz collection CD.  However, I heard the song “Afterglow” for the first time outside of Pandora on August 12, 2008.  How fitting that I can turn this into a Throwback Thursday post!

Unfortunately, there is no YouTube link available for this song, but it’s the smooth jazz song “Afterglow” composed by Pamela Williams.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 126 / M.A.P.L.E. III-6] Morning Dance

In dance, the set of choreography is sometimes referred to as a “routine.”  Therefore, the story behind the seventh song of the day was well-timed, for a few reasons!  The password to consider here is FLEXIBILITY.  You’ll see it in this post, with flexibility in how I use the word “dance.”

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