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Monday, January 2, 2012

Work It - GBE2 WK33

Hard work spotlights the character of people:  some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.  ~Sam Ewing


 Our prompt for this week's GBE2 blogging group is "work", and that makes me think of music. Years of my life were spent wrapped around music, and how to present it to the public... it's what broadcasters do! Music rolls through my head like a rock-n-roll train... words like:

"Every body's workin' for the weekend" (Loverboy)

"Work it out baby, twist and shout" (Beatles)

And how could I consider that particular song without remembering the scene in Dirty Dancing? Just in case you don't remember, (or do and want to revisit the moment with me ;-) here's a YouTube video with some memorable scenes and the music that brings it all back to the weekly prompt "work".



That's the way "uh huh, uh huh, I like it... " work ought to be fun, since we spend a good portion of our lives doing it. Music, was always fun for me, though it is said that you have to be a little crazy to count seconds for a living, it was enjoyable work. Now it is just a part of who I am.

She shuffles off singing and dancing... "shake it up baby now, twist and shout... c'mon, c'mon baby now... work it on out"...


26 comments:

  1. I loved this line: "Music rolls through my head like a rock-n-roll train". Commercial radio where I live is pretty bad nowadays but that makes personal mix CDs all that more valuable!

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  2. This brought back some musical memories!

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  3. Claudia... it's on my "all time fave" list! (that means I have probably watched it at least 30 times LOL!

    michaelsfishbowl - It's been several years since I worked in the field, but it's not something you forget once it has been engrained. When it was local, and personal I enjoyed it much more than when it became a cume rated game of chess, and standardized play lists that were NOT supposed to be altered. AcK... Though the production room for promos and commercials is still a fun place to play ;-)

    Lydia - It made me smile, I hope it did you too :-)

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  4. ah, great memories of music... thanks, k.

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  5. Music makes the world go round, or so I've heard and I agree. Dirty dancing one of my all time favorite movies. Great post.

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  6. Patrick...now I have to go, no time for a comment because I gotta go remember the movie, frame by perfect frame. c ya! oh, great post btw!

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  7. d~ that's romance... tasty, delectable, passionate romance ;-)

    Kat - It used to be that a turntable made the music go round! hehehe... Years ago, I used to have the Junior/Senior class come in and do shows with me, they thought it was the best to be able to talk on the radio... I remember the first time I felt old, was when one of them asked me "what's that?" and pointed to one of the two turntables we had in the studio... I touched it to be sure of what he was asking me... and then told him what it was. The situation prompted a tour of the production room later, so that they could see how that worked... I heard "WOW, that's how they did music in the olden days?" and various other exclamations. Can you believe that none of that group (and this was in the 90's) had ever seen vinyl before??? Wow, okay, you took ME back in time hehehhe.

    LOL at Jo... enjoy the movie ;-) ... and heyyy (yells from across the continent) THANKS FOR COMING BYYYYYYYyyyyyy... (grinZ)

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  8. I don't know where I'd be without music. It's as close to my heart as writing is, it was a lyric in a song that got me started on my novel. The Sam E, quote is priceless.

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  9. I love how music weaves stories into our lives and vice versa. Great job weaving music perfectly into your blog!

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  10. I work at a grocery store and have to listen to the same piped in music loops to the point I want to cause bodily harm by the end of the day, lol. It would be different if it was *good* music.

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  11. Brenda, I hear you and agree! Tis part of the heart where the beat blends with words to form magick! :-)

    LJ, Thank you for enjoying the moments with me!

    Steven, yeah, that taped music... (even if you do like it) gets tiresome when it loops for eternity!

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  12. I saw that movie 13 times. Loved it!

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  13. You better be careful Jennifer, or you might catch up to me! ;-)

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  14. Music keeps me alive. Great post.

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  15. There are few things in this world sweeter than music. Oh, by the way, "music" was slated to be next week's GBE topic, but I think I'll push it down the list a bit now! :OD

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  16. (blushes) Well WN, that's what I call timing ;-) Thank you for stopping in!

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  17. I am so playing that song up there for my routine exercise. That would surely make my adrenalin high!You're very lucky to be making money on something you enjoy doing!

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  18. Loved your take on the prompt. I love the Beatles and this is a great number - brought back a few memories. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

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  19. This was great fun...and you're right---I counted seconds on a radio station in college...not exactly what I wanted to do for my life's work but I can't imagine a world without music!

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  20. I love this movie! Rest in peace, Patrick Swayze.

    I have two musicians in the house and I try to play a little piano when I get a chance. Love music!

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  21. Feathered pen - I'm not doing it right now, but did for over 20 years. Now I teach, which I also love :-)

    Suzy - Thank you... bringing back GOOD memories is a fun thing to do!

    Larry - Ahhhh a fellow "button-pushing-monkey"... it's different than what most people might think isn't it? :-)

    beachlover - I bet that there are some wonderfully inspiring moments in your home... do they play together?

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  22. I always love your posts, and this one was a good reminder of an old movie.
    Pam

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  23. Am I the only one who hasn't seen this movie? Watched about half hour of it once, bored rigid, turned it off! Anyway, cool post.Music is never work, even if it might be associated with it ;o)

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  24. I loved Dirty Dancing :o) Wonderful music! It must have been so great to have a job where music was such a big part of your day :o)

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