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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

What's Your Favorite Music?

Blog Posted:2/26/2013 5:17:00 PM
Okay y' a real doozy here...what's your favorite type music?...Or even your favorite song?...I'm a hopeless music junkie and I love it all...R&B, Country, Jazz, Classical, Rock & Roll, Rock, name it!...Good music is good music, no matter what style...My particular favorite is what they call 'Beach Music' (Carolina Beach music)...Originated in Myrtle Beach in the early 60's as a substitute for the Jitterbug...very hard to Jitterbug in the sand, thus a dance called 'The Shag' came to be...A slowed down type shuffle done mostly to old R&B which had the correct rhythm and beat...much like the Cha-Cha-Cha or similar dances...Very intricate, delicate and artistic moves involved...The best Shaggers were 'steady' couples who got used to each other and merged and blended together, so to speak ...I never went steady so I was not a very good Shagger...they still have Shag contests in Myrtle Beach...By the way, I have a playlist on Spotify of Beach Music...started as a hobby, now it's grown to a whole damn day! (Lordy!)...Check it out if you like...Thanks!
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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:43:00 PM
    I think you and I have shared some of our favorite classical pieces before....(which I love)...but I also love classic rock, pop, country...well....the list goes on. I like to sing a lot of oldies when my son plays guitar, (he's awesome!) ...huge Beatle fan..Jim Croce', James Taylor .. ...only music I don't really like is rap....I could not live without music in my life!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:42:00 PM
    gosh, I could write forever on this topic, Tim. but in a nutshell, I am a popular music fan. The music that everyone likes is usually what i like too!! (leaning toward alternative music in the past ten years)

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:14:00 AM
    I like depends on my mood. It could be Classical, Tango, Salsa, Pop, Rock, Celt, Country, Rap (Eminem)....One exception: I dont like the Mariachi music.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Tim, my favourite music is the type that doesn't deafen me....after that I'm quite eclectic...David

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:42:00 AM
    I forgot Queen-mama..I love that and Oh the neverdying Elvis presley-Wooden heart and be ba ba luls she s my .baby?Was that his?lol: )

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/27/2013 4:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love Elvis!...Gene Vincent did be-bop-lula...Stevie Wonder is 'beach' (see blog) Sand in my Shoes was origionally by the Drifters who I saw many times at Myrtle Beach...LOVE Michael's duet with Paul M - 'She's Mine' (the doggone girl is mine)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:36:00 AM
    I love The beatles fav song _let it be I love Eltlm Jlohm fav song_The one I love Robbie Williams I love Andrea boccelli-fav s~Vivo per lei Air supply~Meet me halfway Eros Ramazotti~L Aurora Kenny Rogers~She believes in me Stevie Wonder~I just called to say I love you I did it my way-Was that Sinatra? Celine Dion-my.heart will go.on Queen~mama Whitney Huoston~I will always love you Dido-i sand in my shoes Enrique Inglesias-Hero Then there is michael jackson...bruno.mars..james blunt..madonna..lionel r and adele too.I love.musicals..I love classic too. My favs songs..Somewhere Over the rainbow...leit be..Vivo.per lei and The One b

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 2/27/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "I saw you dancing out the ocean..." : ) I saw Elton in Concert presenting this album in Buenos Aires.
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 2/27/2013 12:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    let it be and the one by elton john
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:34:00 AM
    Very eclectic here Tim, but if pushed my favorite singer is Dean Martin xx

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:36:00 PM
    I love "BREAD" singing "IF" but I really love Jazz. . Traditional mostly. As I am In A choir , love to hear Welsh Choirs. That the oldies, now up to date, love Adelle

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Depends on if I want to listen or dance..listen Jumpin' Jack Flash ;)

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/26/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jumpin' Jack Flash, huh?... 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out' live at Madison Square?...Recorded in 1969 and the sound is still un-matched to this very day...Enya too singing 'May It Be'...oh yes indeed Cher...may I have this dance?...
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:59:00 PM
    By the way, Spotify Premium will cost you the outrageous sum of nine dollars and ninety-five cents per month...Every song ever done with a few exceptions. Example: The Beatles and a few others are not available...You can create your own playlists too...Okay, that's enough...

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:57:00 PM
    As everyone can probably tell by my latest contest, my favourite band is The Beatles. I have wonderful memories of listening to their albums with my Dad on his old record player (I think "Yellow Submarine" was the first song I ever heard haha). My favourite song of all time is "Across the Universe." Great blog post, Tim! Music is poetry, after all!

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/26/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yep...I remember my hippie days and Sgt. Pepper...It absolutely blew me away...'A Day in the Life?' Oh mercy me...thanks for the contribution my friend...It is obvious you have very good taste...
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Happy birthday Tim' once again... I have many fav songs.. Have you heard the song from ENIGMA "SADNESS." it is an erotic song... look it up if you do not know the song. I also love Hotel California. I'm a new waver chick. Love U B 40 & U 2 ... I love PINK"" I'm all about the 80's... and your enough is never enough... ta ta PD

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/27/2013 1:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In your dreams, Tim!
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 2/26/2013 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yep...loved the 80's...'Straight Up' by video! little buddy got Straight Up too!... Still does when I watch's a real hassle you know? Gotta strap that sucker down with my custom-made belts...get's kinda embarassing too... walking around with a limp and all...and I HATE those baggy pants...

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