Friday, July 03, 2015

Some More of My Favourite Things!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! For those of you who don't visit my blog daily, you might be wondering why this post is entitled "Some More of My Favourite Things".  I shared the first edition 3 days ago, on Tuesday's post, which you can find by clicking here....These are a Few of My Favourite Things

The videos I have chosen for this blog are:  A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

This song has been a favourite of mine for many years!  Duke of Earl by Gene Chandler.  I think he did a wonderful performance of this song and I love the faces of the people in the audience...they are mesmerized.  Great song!  :)

I love the group "Abba", so this song is one of my favourites by them.  "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
This particular video was done in Sweden.  I love the setting, and I like the outfits the ladies are wearing. As well, I love how they share a laugh at the end of the song!  :)

Here is another song that I have loved for many years.  If you have never heard this song, I hope you will take a few moments to listen to it, it is very touching...but you may wish to have a Kleenex handy, as it is a very beautiful and emotional song.
"Echo Park" by Keith Barbour.

This next song is one that I have loved ever since I first heard it!  I say this because I don't always like a song right away, but this one I definitely did...I still love it.  :)
"I've Been Searching So Long" by Chicago

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.






Rise up.  Start fresh.  See the bright opportunity in each new day.


May you see love reflected in everything today.


Love is eternal.  It never ends, it transforms.


Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons:  we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.


Meanwhile in Canada...where the mosquitoes are as big as a Caribou.


Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

35 comments:

  1. Abba? My favourite is Slippin' thru' my fingers - brings to mind my girl everytime...her growing up years and she's all grown up now.

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  2. entendre Abba ça me rajeunit pas lolll

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  3. Alien photoshoot is to laugh Linda, and ABBA made beautiful music, I also like that.

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  4. Kiitos Linda. Hyvää viikonloppua.;)

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  5. Great song by Abba, they were a great group and very popular in Australia in their day.

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  6. Good morning, dear Linda! You know how much I love music and memories. I was thrilled to hear these offerings of yours and to realize that you and I share some favorites. When I was in 7th grade, "Duke of Earl" played on the jukebox in the lobby of my school and I used to watch girls dance to it while the boys played ping pong at tables nearby. Of all the records that played that year in my school lobby Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl" is the most memorable and the one I like best. I loved Gene's dramatic, majestic caped performance in that film clip. I was a casual fan of ABBA for decades before becoming a huge fan a few years ago. I don't think I ever saw this particular video of them performing "I Do." Can you feel the good vibes when they sing? Such sweet smiles on those ladies. It's great to be able to roll back the years and see Gene Chandler and ABBA as they looked in their younger years. Aggie Faltskog (the blonde female ABBA member) is very close to my age and we are both 65 now. Hard to believe! I never heard the Keith Barbour song before but enjoyed it. It reminds me of one with a similar theme, "Old Man's Song" by Tom Rush. If you have a minute, please watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_jDROUOFcE

    That Chicago recording is also a favorite of mine. What a beautiful and distinctive sound that band consistently achieved!

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda, and have a safe and happy weekend!

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  7. Hi Linda, a beautiful set today. Very thought-provoking.

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  8. Abba et "Meanwhile in Canda " me plaisent beaucoup Linda

    greetings

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  9. Bonjour Linda,
    Je suis comme toi fan du groupe ABBA, je m'en lasse pas •✿

    Gros bisous et bon week end

    Manon

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  10. That's one of the best gags in a long time. And you've provided some great music today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. After all the rain we've had this year, I've known that meanwhile in Canada... the mosquitoes are as big as a Caribou.Ha,ha,ha. As far as the group " Chicago ", I enjoyed them also. I think I had many of their records when I was young. Ah, as time goes on you tend to lose them all.
    Have a wonderful Friday Linda. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  12. You have great taste in music Linda, I had some of my oldies on when I was reading your post, and it was Abba who were singing, a different song though. Your post, definitely a recipe for happiness!

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  13. "where the mosquitoes are as big as a caribou" ha-ha!

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  14. Abba :-) kult. God helg Linda :-)

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  15. I like to hear what people like musically. Weekly I change the playlist on my blog for kicks. Bless you my friend.

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  16. The music videos are my favorites today. All of them.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  17. I too like ABBA's songs. I have heard Chicago too. There are also many other songs that I like too. Seldom get to hear them now. Thank you for sharing your favourite songs with us, Linda. Have a wonderful day!

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  18. The music brought back so many memories! I love that you share your favorite things. It's so nice getting to know you... Thank you, Linda!

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  19. I should say thank you for those recipes! hahaha, im learning here! yey!!

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  20. Such a variety today. The JFL gag was good. I can't say "Duke of Earl" was ever a favorite of mine, but even today I will occasionally find myself singing "Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl." It's catchy, whether you like it or not.

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  21. Que j'aime les citations! Bise et bon vendredi tout doux ma chère Linda!

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  22. Your videos have made me spend a pleasant time .

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  23. I love that Meanwhile In Canada pic.

    My mother loved smoothies, so that banana and apple smoothie would have been one she'd have had.

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  24. i've actually never heard of Duke of Earl or Gene Chandler, so thank you for sharing that! :)

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  25. Got a good laugh out of the gag video. Enjoyed all the song videos and quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  26. Goodness-me gag, Linda !
    Nice log !

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  27. I love listening to the songs of ABBA ! It is very's energetic !!
    Great phost !! Greetings :)

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  28. that would be a big mosquito

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  29. Meanwhile in Canada? Hehe.. that is more capturing. Most of your posts are amazing.

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  30. Thank you for another wonderful post Linda. I always find them so uplifting. Thank you also for your prayers. It is a very worrying time for all of us and they truly help a lot :)

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  31. Love ABBA! They recorded so many good songs. Other songs in this post I have never heard them before but very nice.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  32. yes, we do are one big family!!

    have a nice day, sister! ;-))

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  33. Oh these are absolutely magical, Linda!
    I especially loved the Abba song, and Meanwhile in Canada. All brilliant though!

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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