Friday, April 10, 2009

Time to Have Some Fun

Time to Smile and Share It!

This is a site that you need to bookmark and save: is the home page but I picked a flash movie from many available.

Are you ready to smile and pat your feet? If not get ready, here we go
Itty Bitty

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Music: Oldies: Rock n Roll

New Playlist Music Player added to bottom of page.

If you wish to listen to some Old Rock n Roll music scroll down to the bottom of this page. Sorry, but Blogger would not allow me to place the html for the music player inside this post.

I grew up dancing and listening to this music. In my opinion it is still the best music available.

Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about the history and significance of this music to the music of today:
"Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock ’n’ roll) is a form of music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Its roots lay mainly in rhythm and blues, country, folk, gospel, and jazz. The style quickly spread to the rest of the world and developed further, leading ultimately to modern rock music.'

Classic rock and roll is usually played with one or two electric guitars (one lead, one rhythm), a string bass or (after the mid-1950s) an electric bass guitar, and a drum kit. In the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940s and early 1950s, either the piano or saxophone was often the lead instrument, but these were generally replaced or supplemented by guitar in the middle to late 1950s. The beat is essentially a boogie woogie blues rhythm with an accentuated backbeat, the latter almost always provided by a snare drum.

The massive popularity and eventual worldwide view of rock and roll gave it a unique social impact. Far beyond simply a musical style, rock and roll, as seen in movies and in the new medium of television, influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. It went on to spawn various sub-genres, often without the initially characteristic backbeat, that are now more commonly called simply "rock music" or "rock".

From Wikipedia

Monday, April 6, 2009

Quote of The Day

Do you like to read quotes? A lot of people do. Quotes can motivate and inspire us to continue on with our journey. And, give us food for thought.

Read Quote of The Day for motivation and inspiration. The quotes change daily so be sure to keep this blog link. When you visit again all you will have to do is look under the "Content" section and click on Quote of The Day.