Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sweet Saturday, and a Question For You ...

Chicky's team won netball this morning ... yay. They played like champions, were totally exhausted afterwards, but ecstatic that they won. They played the top team, too. Well done, girls.

Afterward, all 3 of us went round to my parent's place for lunch. It's always lovely going over there for Saturday lunch ... we have been doing it for years. My parents are going away in 11 days, on a trip to Germany for 7 weeks ... gosh I will miss them. But they will have a ball. They have so many friends and rellies over there, and plan to visit places they haven't ever been to. (You might not know, but my parents were both born in Hamburg, Germany, but migrated to Australia in 1958. Many things have changed over there since that time !!).

Chicky is currently at the movies, seeing Shrek 3 ... she was so excited, it looks like a wonderful movie. Can't wait to see it myself !!

I spent quite some time last night visiting everybody's (hopefully) blogs. I had over 150 posts (according to Google Reader) to read ... it's been awhile LOL. I think I got around to everyone. Huge apologies if I missed anyones blog ... please let me know if I have been remiss.

I have had an idea, and I hope you can help me with it ...

I would like to put together a CD (or 2 or 3!!) of songs which are your favourites (if that makes sense). I would like you to, if you want to, let me know via the comments, what is your favourite song of all time ... be it a current song, or something older, whichever one is cool ... and I will put them together as a My Favourite Bloggers All Time Greatest Hits compilation. Please make sure you tell me the song title, and artist, in case I have to go hunting for it. I have an extensive music collection, but there definately many things I don't have ... and if you have unusual tastes in music, chances are I won't have it (yet!). I would be ever so greatful if you would assist me with this project ... Thank you, you are all fabulous ... looking forward to your comments.

Anyway, that's about it for me for this post.

I hope you are all having, or will have, a brilliant weekend.

Take care,


Alice said...

I'm sure your parents will have a fabulous time in Germany. Summer in Europe, how beautiful. I love the German villages - so quaint with beautiful window-boxes. You'll love looking at their photos on their return.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hey Meow, wish your mum and dad bon voyage from me...I bet they have a wonderful time.

What a lovely idea to compile a Bloggers' CD. I have no problem with my favourite song of all time. It's "Memory" by Barbra Streisand, from the musical "Cats". I've had lots of favourites over the years, but that one wins hands down. I would like to buy a copy of the CDs if are going to sell, so you can put my name down for one (or 2 or 3). If it's just for you, don't stress about copying's a lovely idea.

Meow said...

Alice ... thank you. They went to Germany 2 or 3 years ago, and had a wonderful time. This time they have a digital camera, an hopefully will take many more photos.

Puss-In-Boots ... thanks, I will pass on your greetings. I have emailed you about the CD. Thanks for contributing a song. Barbra Streisand is always popular. I have noted your song ... hopefully there will be quite a few more LOL.

Take care, Meow

Jean-Luc Picard said...

An excellent idea. I love Don McLeans full length version of 'American Pie' and The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'.

Dragonheart said...

What I great idea, Meow! :)

Let's see, we like "Only The Good Die Young" by Billy Joel, "Share The Land" by The Guess Who, and "Consequence Free" by Great Big Sea.

Gran - (Angela) said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Songs and warm thoughts of my husband and our wonderful times together helps me get by from day to day.

Our favorite songs are : Truely, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden and I couldn't Aak For More by Sara Evens.
Have a Wonderful weekend !

Peter said...

Hi Meow, good idea for a CD, how Australian do you want to be??
Looking forward, looking back, Slim Dusty
A bushman can't survive, Lee & Tania Kernaghan.
Or on the world stage;
Frank Sinatra, Come fly with me.
Carly Simon, You're so vain.

smilnsigh said...

Oh dear, I don't know an all time fav song, right off the top of my head. But I'll try to narrow it down.


No_Newz said...

There is no way I could pick on CD or song. I love so many kinds of music!!! :)
Have a groovy weekend, amiga!

Diane J. said...

My Mama's maiden name was Headrick. I've got German blood from her side of the family. We're practically related! LOL! ;D

I have so many favorite songs from different styles of music. For rock I suppose my favorite is "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" by the Georgia Satellites. If you can't find that one, I love Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock 'N Roll".

Congrats to Chicky and her team. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, C. :-)

Love and hugs,


Greeneyes said...

Good day Meow ,
Congrats to Chicky and her team , yahhhhh!!! must be great to be that age , ahhh the memories !LOL

I hope your Mother and Father have a spectacular trip , I am sure they will miss you as well , but makes it all the sweeter when they come home .

And the song , hhhhmmmm I have so many many many artist/songs , very hard to pick

sarah mclachlan I will remember you , OR In the arms of the angels .

Sheryl Crowe , All I Wanna Do ,OR
, Soak Up The Sun

alison krauss and Brad paisley ,,Whiskey Lulaby

I could go on forever,there are so many !!! so you can skip me if you like LOL, but out of these I would say Sheryl Crow.

By the way what is your fav song ??????

sending HUGS
and warm sunshine


Raggedy said...

Il ragazzo della via Gluck by Adriano Celentano or L’emozione non ha voce
seme aretist.
If yuo blog saerch me for Monday Music you caen find what I
I hope yuou paerents haeve a woneruful vaecation! Safe joureney to them!
Huggles and Love,

Jenn said...

Well, let's see, I have a selection I like to play while I'm doing dishes. Including U2's "Beautiful Day, John Denver's "Annie's Song," and for some real dishwashing fun, "Dancing Queen" by Abba.

catsmum said...

okay in addition to some of the ones already posted
Born to Fly: Sarah Evans
Unchained Melody
Stairway to Heaven

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

I have cousin's that lived in Germany for 13 years. The husband was stationed there for the army...the wife is German. I don't see them very often though. Maybe once every couple of years, seems I see them even less now they live stateside again then I did when they were overseas!

As for favorite songs...there are SO many...but I will go with:
Between the Bars by Elliott Smith and ALl I Want is You by U2.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meow,
I've enjoyed reading your blog. Love the music and the cats. Congatulations to your daughter's netball team. You have a great mix of things, I don't think I will ever get bored of visiting you. BTW My all time favourite song is; Seasons in the Sun. It was a one hit wonder for Terry Jacks in the 1970's.

Val said...

What a good idea, collecting everyone's favorite songs, but oh so difficult to decide which one.

My favorite female singer is Tina Turner, so I'll go with "Addicted to love". In her shows her entrance onto the stage for that number was nothing less than sensational.

Second and third choices: "Steamy windows" and "Can't stand the rain".

Gattina said...

How nice for your parents to go to Germany ! It has not changed it's completely different ! Even I away since 59 and having been there quite often don't recognize the today's Germany anymore ! They will have a lot of fun !

For the song, I love very much Freddy Mercury's song "the show must go on"

LittleJen said...

would have to be "working class man" by Jimmy Barnes

There's been no party ive been to and never heard that play.

The missing links from my site, no its not playing tricks on you I did delete them. Hopefully will have time to put on another post this week... I dont know I just cant think of things to write about.

Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Now that trip sounds like it is going to be wonderful for them.
All the best to them.

Such a sweet idea!!!
I love the song "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

Take care,

Merle said...

Hi Connie ~~ Didn't you have enough to do ??? But it is a nice idea. Congrats to Chicky and her team- so great to win a final. I hope your
parents have a wonderful trip.
Peter's first wife is now married to a very nice German man and they visited last year, then went on to US My fave song is The Dance by Garth Brooks or When you say Nothing at all by Keith Whitley. And lots of others- Memories by Elvis is lovely.
Take care, Love, Merle.

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I have about 50 "favorite" songs but I'd have to say "Green Eyes" by Coldplay is my fave today :)

Great idea!

Belizegial said...

Meow, sunday greetings :)

Congrats to Chicky!

My favorite song for this decade is Fireflies by Faith Hill

I even posted the lyrics to this song on a December 30th post.

Peace and blessings,

Clare said...

Hey Meow

Let me know how Chicky enjoyed Shrek 3. I can't wait to see it when it comes out here at the end of the month.

I must email you about Neighbours as well as have just caught up on some new episodes :).

What a fantastic idea about a bloggers CD. My favourite song at the moment would be The Cranberries - Ode to my Family. Let me know if you need it and I can email it to you.

Congrats to Chicky and her team.


Alex said...

you look familiar, have we met somewhere before? hehehe

Meow said...

Hi Everyone, I won't reply to you all individually this time ... sorry.
What a great bunch of songs you have given me ... I have probably 3/4 of them, and have found the others.
Just waiting a few more days, to see if anyone else wants to suggest any, then I'll put them together and see what happens.

Thank you everyone, you are all wonderful.

Have a great week.

Take care, Meow

Lee said...

I have so many favourite songs, Meow...I wouldn't know where to begin!

Devil Mood said...

Yay, go Chicky! :)
It's really hard to pick my favourite song, but Chloe asked this some time ago and I said it's Blur's "To the end" this is what I say, again ;)

Renae said...

That is so awesome about Chicky's team winning!!! Congrats on the celebration!! Sounds like your parents will have a blast in Germany. Hmmmm, I listen to a lot of Celtic music, but my all time fave artist is Loreena McKennitt. I have all her cd's. If I had to pick just one of her songs, ....thats to hard, lol!!
Ok, I'll say Incantation. It's the first song on her latest cd called 'An Ancient Muse'. All her music is wonderful. Take care and have an excellent week. Much blessings sent your way!!!!!

Cheers from Renae

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by this past week- I'm sorry, too, it's been so long since I've visited!
Wow...Germany for 7 weeks! I'm sure it will be an awesome time for them!

What a great idea on the blogging CD! There are so many for me...I love the old standards...anything by Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis...
love the Cole Porter tunes, like Begin the Beguine. (No, I'm not that old, I just love old stuff!) :)

Have a great week, Meow! :)

dragonflyfilly said...

My daughter took me to see Shrek 3 for Mother's Day -- we LOVED it! -- we sat right to the end of the credits, as we ususally do, and the ushers come clanking around with their brooms, but she wanted to know who was singing one of the songs (can't remember which now)

...good idea, about the songs, but i have too many favourites; but let me try these "Leila" and one by George Harrison, i can't remember the title, i will have to hunt it down.


dragonflyfilly said...

p.s. - AND OF COURSE, What's New Pussycat, by Tom Jones, which i sorely missed when my computer was down, and had to come over to get my "fix" now. hah hah

Dawn said...

I hope your parents have a great trip. I know you'll miss them, but just think of all the wonderful stories they'll have when the get home.

One of my favorite songs is really a very silly song. It's called Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. It's a silly song that I just fell in love with at our conference the year before last that a band played. It just makes me think of the fun we all had out there being silly :)

Hope you're having a great week :)

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Dr. Deb said...

All time favorite is


by John Lennon

Neo said...

Meow - Cgrats on the winning game.

As for picking music? Come on, I can't pick a fav, there's too music to choose from. Let me think for a second. Hmmmmm ok, old school song.

"I got a name," Jim Croce. You could probably find it on youtube.

Have a brilliant week. ;)

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

Jeanette said...

Hi meow wonderful win by chicky, Yippee. Im sure Mum and Dad will have a wonderful holiday in Germany.
I have so many favorites Elton John. Candle in the wind,Can you feel my love tonight. I also like Rod Stewart.and not leaving the bestof Slim Dusty, out Im going back to Yarrawonga,

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Heidi said...

Your parents will have an amazing 7 weeks! Do they know how to use a computer for an email update etc?..

Favorite song..Too Many! I"m sure what ever you gather it will be a great listen.

dragonflyfilly said...

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PEA said...

Hi Meow!! I'm finally here to catch up on all your news...bloglines gives me fits when I see I have over 200 posts to catch up with everyone! lol Yeaaaaa for Chicky and her team for the win...great going:-) How wonderful that your parents are going to Germany...may they have a safe and fun trip!!

Hmmmm as for my fave songs....House of the Rising Sun by the Animals...Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny....I Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley:-) xoxo

Meow said...

Thanks again, everyone, for all your great song suggestions. I have noted them all, and have found them all (except Leila ... PJ, which Leila is this one ??)
I will put it together in the next week.
Take care, hugs to you all, Meow

Gina E. said...

OMG Connie, you have no idea how OLD I felt while looking through all those songs suggested...I barely recognised half a dozen names there! I doubt very much if my kind of music would fit in with them! My taste is more to classical music, so on the lighter side of that, try Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue which usually brings tears to my eyes.

Lynne said...

Meow I have so many favorites. Rod Stewart's "Forever Young", anything by The Beatles, I guess "The Ywo of Us" is one of my favorites from them. George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord"

Lynne said...

Oops-that's "The Two of Us"-I'm not a very good typist!

Drama Div@ said...

wow... too many good songs... its gonna be awesome!! cant wait for the cd...