Manic Monday #10 Challenge – Things that Make you go Hmmm

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 10th installment!

Each week, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  Often times, I release the title the weekend prior so you have plenty of time!

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It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are now working our way through the Alphabet of artists/bands. We’re on letter C, and it reminded me of the C+C Music Factory. This song “Things that make you go Hmmm,”  was greatly played on the radio during my young adult days, and the music video was fun.  It still makes me laugh, and I love the design of it,  the people + drawings, like chalk.  It was released in 1991, and and got its idea from the Arsenial Hall show, one of his regular skits!  Who remembers that late night show?  I enjoyed it on occasion.  More info on

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Manic Monday #9 Challenge – Turn the Page

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 9th installment!

Each week, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  Often times, I release the title the weekend prior so you have plenty of time!

If you are not a WordPress user, provide link to your post in comments.

It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are now working our way through the Alphabet of artists/bands. Thanks to Blogger Pal, Jim, he mentioned Bob Seager last week and I recall how much I loved him and heard him playing in the background throughout the years.  My mom’s husband was a fan.  When I’m switching the channels on the car radio, I always stop for this song “Turn the Page”  It was released in 1973, and I just love the intro! More info on

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Manic Monday #8 Challenge – Same Old Song and Dance

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 8th installment!

Each week, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  Often times, I release the title the weekend prior so you have plenty of time!

If you are not a WordPress user, provide link to your post in comments.

It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are now working our way through the Alphabet of artists/bands. One of my favorite songs by Aerosmith is the, “Same Old Song and Dance”  It was released in 1974, and I was just 3 years old.  But, I had a mom that loved “Classic Rock” and I grew up listening to bands like these.  Funny thing – I picked this song for the blog and my daughter announced that she just heard this song on the bus on her way home today.  How bizarre is that?  Another middle school student put it on their phone and as I was typing this and listening, she told me, “Wait. I just heard this song!”

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Manic Monday #7 Challenge – Hello Again

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 7th installment!

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  I just got back to blogging, so this is a few days late!

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It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

Since I was on hiatus – the whole relocating to a different state…which put me in a different state-of-mind, let me tell you!  I’m hoping I’m back…even if in bits…

I’ve always loved The Cars!  They were considered one of the first “new wave” bands.  It only seems appropriate to pick “Hello Again.”

Maybe you guys can tell me how great it is I am back, and how wonderful I am, and how much I was missed!  (tee hee)  On a serious note, this song was about sex and violence that was reflected in videos of the time, which falls in line with the whole bringing attention to sexual assault and the #metoo campaign of today.

The 80’s hair cuts and attire in this video is AWESOME, and was directed by Andy Wahol, who was also an extra in the video, along with some of his friends.  I recall watching so many videos by The Cars on early days of MTV – when it was music television / all the time.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #6 Challenge – In The Mood

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 6th installment!

Each week, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  Often times, I release the title the weekend prior so you have plenty of time!

If you are not a WordPress user, provide link to your post in comments.

It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are working our way down through the decades, and we’re in the 30’s! Glenn Miller Orchestra had a hit that has sustained through the years “In The Mood,” and was on the charts for 13 straight weeks, put in a movie, and has gained several awards and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  There was some speculation as to who created the song, and copy right was not registered, and eventually the song was sold to Glen Miller, in 1939.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #5 Challenge – Sentimental Journey

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 5th installment!

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!

If you are not a WordPress user, provide link to your post in comments.

It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are working our way down through the decades, and we’re in the 40’s! Les Brown and His Band of Renown had been performing “Sentimental Journey,” but were unable to record it during the musician’s strike of 1942-1944.  In 1945, Doris Day provided the vocals and had her first #1 hit.  This song went on to be a famous jazz song covered by several artists through time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  It became somewhat of a  theme homecoming song for veterans returning from World War II.  The video attached to this post, is a more recent recording, that Doris performs so incredibly.  I grew up watching Sunday afternoon matinee, reruns of classic movies of her and Rock Hudson and James Garner.  I just LOVED her and the style of clothing.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Simplicity at its Best

One of the bands I liked during my high school years, was XTC.  They have a song called, “The Mayor of Simpleton”

Recently, I joked around that some blogger’s post are too “cerebral” for me and that I’m merely a simpleton, as half their content goes over my head.  I’m a meat and potatoes or “pataytas” (as my family calls ’em) kinda gal.  A no frills person.  A “say what you mean, and mean what you say,” if you want me to understand you, person.

I sometimes feel like a detective, looking over clues to the true meaning of a serious writer’s post or poetry.  I can get the tone is melancholy and feel sadness, but still not really understand what the hell it’s about.  I’ll think one thing, but then read the comments by other bloggers, and the author’s response.  Oh, okay, death.  Oh, okay heaven and hell.  Oh, betrayal!

I have to look up mythology, and authors, and just realize they are “making reference” to something I should probably know, because apparently, all of civilization does, or at least the blogosphere…but for whatever reason, I don’t.  Thank you Google.

And this is how I feel when it comes to reading posts that go on forever with adjectives to describe a place or feeling.  I don’t have the patience.  Seriously, I closed a book after reading 3 pages still describing a damn meadow.  Do the bees and wind have an important role later, does someone die from a bee sting?  Is a battle going to take place in this field?

I get nervous when I visit other blogger’s websites, am I going to understand what they are talking about with their hidden meanings?  If I don’t comment, you’ll understand, that I don’t understand.  And we’ll have a mutual understanding – that it went over my head.  Ha! 🙂  Or I respond with MUSIC, because there always something that seems to pop in my head while reading your content.

Always know, I’m not purposely being shallow.  I’m just the mayor of Simpleton.  I think I’m going to write these lyrics down in my next anniversary card to my husband!  He has his degree from UCLA in Aerospace engineering…and I used to ask how he doesn’t get “bored” with me, the girl who took some courses part time at the local junior college, earning good grades, but never caring enough to get her degree.  You don’t want to be on my crossword puzzle team, we’d lose.

I guess it’s my sense of humor, and adventure – living out days reminiscent of an I Love Lucy episode.  Hey, Luuuucy!

HEY -that reminds me – any Weird Al Yankovic fans?  He’s a local Orange County guy.  I have always admired his ability to poke fun.  Remember this one – he’s so dang clever!