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Steve’s Music Mix: It’s A Journey So Don’t Stop Believing…

Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

Here are this week’s questions sponsored by Kelly and my answers:

Where have you come from?   

My Star

Comments: What a shock! It’s turned out a Eurovision Song Contest song. I like this answer a lot. We’ve all come from the stars and I like to think we all have our very own star somewhere out there…

Where are you at?

Was It All Worth It?

Comments: I suppose I am at a time in my life when you look back to see what you have achieved so far and yes, I think so far it has all been worth it.

Where are you going?

Dinner For Two

Comments: Well, it is almost lunchtime and I can hear Greg banging away in the kitchen so I guess we will soon be having dinner for two. However, I don’t expect it to be anything too fancy and unfortunately there will be no wine.

Throw another dime in the jukebox baby…failing that submit your link by clicking on the “Mister Linky” icon below and feel free to take a look at other fantastic answers…

PLEASE JOIN IN AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

The Music Is No Good Without These People…Or Cher…

Thanks again to everyone for playing this week, please take a look at their entries below or take a look at the “linky list”. It does work but I guess it will take time for everyone to start using it.

I’ve started to notice in some answers, including my own, that it really is becoming spookily accurate…

I’m really worried that I will run out of questions I can use so if anyone would like to submit questions for me to use in future weeks, please also let me know.

There’s still time to play this week and you can see my answers below. Look out for the new set of questions tomorrow and I look forward to seeing all your answers during the week.

Books, Music, Photography & Movies

Jigokucho

Not A Punk Rocker

Blundering through life…

Square One Notes

Thanks For Letting Me Autograph Your Cat

Scottishmomus

Completely Disappear

Life Confusions

Retail Rambler

Kelly’s Wandering Mind

The Indecisive Eejit

Nerd In The Brain

 

Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

Here is a reminder of last week’s questions and my answers:

If I ruled the world…?   

Creep (Cover)

Comments: Hmm, interesting. No one is perfect, the world will never be perfect but we have to be accepting that everyone is different. Everyone does belong in my world so stop your whining!

If only I could..?

Intro

Comments: Okay, I almost cheated here as this one isn’t really a song…however it’s from Muse’s Absolution album and I would be happy if I could be forgiven for anything I have done wrong without realising. Absolve me!

If I had a million dollars…?

No Church In The Wild

Comments: If I ever have a lot of money I’ve always wanted to take an old building and convert it into a home. A church in the wild would be pretty cool and if I converted it then it wouldn’t be a church in the wild any more. However, I would have to make sure there was no graveyard as I watch too many horror movies to ever think that would end well. If I liked the church but it did have a graveyard then I would have to get someone to move the graveyard – is that allowed? Well, I rule the world now so I say yes!

Throw another dime in the jukebox baby…failing that submit your link by clicking on the “Mister Linky” icon below and feel free to take a look at other fantastic answers…

PLEASE JOIN IN AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Who’s On The Blog Box? It’s Me…

Don’t worry this isn’t a post from me saying how great my blog is…

No, I discovered a website that reviews your blog and sends you a video of their comments and feedback – it’s pretty awesome!

Try it yourself – go to Peek and give them your blog address and they send you the video feedback really quickly.

Here is my video of feedback…

Review of Steve Says…

Who's on the blog box...?

Who’s on the blog box…?

2014 Eurovision Song Contest: Austria…

A man dressed up like a woman or a lady with a beard? Either way the song is not that great.

I doubt that it will even qualify for the final as there is just nothing special about it in my opinion.

However I must find out how the stubble is kept so perfect. Good job, that woman!

This post is part of my Eurovision Song Contest reviews. To see previous posts look at the archive or click on Eurovision Song Contest  in the category cloud on this page.

Eurovision - Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Eurovision – Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

2014 Eurovision Song Contest: Armenia…

Armenia’s entry started off with nice big ballady piano chords and got me interested. The singer is quite hot too so that kept me interested. Then came some nice military style drumming and it was looking good. I was starting to lose interest and hoped that he would just explode, shouting angst ridden lyrics as that’s what I wanted by that point in the song…

Aram delivered that by going all “Earth Song” like Michael Jackson. I like this very much! Good video too…

This post is part of my Eurovision Song Contest reviews. To see previous posts look at the archive or click on Eurovision Song Contest  in the category cloud on this page.

Eurovision - Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Eurovision – Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

2014 Eurovision Song Contest: Albania…

Now that all the songs have been selected for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest I can finally listen to them all and choose my favourites.

First up is Albania and I haven’t really come across an entry from Albania that I’ve liked or remembered. I don’t think this one will be any different to be honest. It does start off really well and did show potential but all too soon I got bored, bored, bored. It looked like most of the backing singers and band were bored too as they were listening to their iPods…

This post is part of my Eurovision Song Contest reviews. To see previous posts look at the archive or click on Eurovision Song Contest  in the category cloud on this page.

Eurovision - Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Eurovision – Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Steve’s Music Mix: If Rudyard Kipling Was Still Alive He’d Try This…

Here’s a reminder how it works:

Each week I will post 3 new questions so…

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle
(2) Say the questions aloud and press play
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

Title your post “Steve’s Music Mix – …” and link back to this week’s page.

Post your response in the comment section of that week’s page.

Have a look at the Archives or click on the “Music Mix” category in the category cloud on this page to see all previous weeks.

Any suggestions for future questions welcomed!

For more information, to submit ideas for future questions or just general feedback go to Steve’s Music Mix.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

If I ruled the world…?   

Creep (Cover)

Comments: Hmm, interesting. No one is perfect, the world will never be perfect but we have to be accepting that everyone is different. Everyone does belong in my world so stop your whining!

If only I could..?

Intro

Comments: Okay, I almost cheated here as this one isn’t really a song…however it’s from Muse’s Absolution album and I would be happy if I could be forgiven for anything I have done wrong without realising. Absolve me!

If I had a million dollars…?

No Church In The Wild

Comments: If I ever have a lot of money I’ve always wanted to take an old building and convert it into a home. A church in the wild would be pretty cool and if I converted it then it wouldn’t be a church in the wild any more. However, I would have to make sure there was no graveyard as I watch too many horror movies to ever think that would end well. If I liked the church but it did have a graveyard then I would have to get someone to move the graveyard – is that allowed? Well, I rule the world now so I say yes!

Throw another dime in the jukebox baby…failing that submit your link by clicking on the “Mister Linky” icon below and feel free to take a look at other fantastic answers…

PLEASE JOIN IN AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

1996: I ♥ The Eurovision Song Contest…

Ireland were taking a little break from hosting the contest this year as it was Norway’s turn since they won the previous year with the non-song – Nocturne. Probably the only famous person I knew at this time from Norway was Morten Harket from the 80s pop group A-Ha and surprise, surprise he’d escaped his cartoon world and was one of the hosts and opened the contest by shamelessly plugging one of his own songs. Morten’s co-host was Ingvild Bryn and she was either funny, crazy or crazy funny – either way she made me laugh.

Following a shout out to Queen Sonia – of Norway that is, the 1993’s Eurovision entrant had not suddenly became royalty (except for maybe in my eyes – love you Sonia).

I might have complained that in past years other countries had entered singers of different nationalities to them but as of 1996 I changed my mind. Why? The United Kingdom entry in 1996 was by an Australian singer called Gina G. I’m not quite sure what the “G” stood for but I expect it was G-String as the dress she wore didn’t hide her modesty very well.

The song itself almost blew the top off the power pop scale as it had beats, bounce and easy sing along words that made no sense whatsoever. The broadcasters must have just learned how to add special effects to live transmission as Gina was sometimes shown in slow motion and black and white – fancy! The two backing dancers had little “drive thru” microphones on although I’m not sure they actually sang but from now on I think that all McDonalds drive thru staff should dance like them when they give you your order. “Would you like fries to go with that, Sir?” “Ooh Ahh, Just A Little Bit!”

Sadly, Gina G did not win but was just a little bit short. It’s still one of my favourite entries and despite losing she did go on to have more hits in the UK…

Turkey had a “light bulb moment” when deciding on their entry and it was that if you want to win the Eurovision then you have to be Irish. So what did they do? They entered the Turkish version of The Corrs. The special effects guy was getting quite good by now and even managed to get two versions of the same singer showing at once. Well done that man…

“In A Women’s Heart” was the title of the entry from Malta. Never mind her heart, I’ve never seen a women with eyes so far apart. Looking in two different directions at the same time, coupled with her big baby shoes I’m quite surprised she never fell off the stage. The song wasn’t that great either and I’m not sure why it came 10th…

Croatia decided to enter the older sister of Toyah Wilcox dressed in half a bin bag. I’m not quite sure what happened to her at 0:47 but it scared the f***ing living s**t out of me. She didn’t seem to mind though and carried on doing some dubious dancing…

I’ve never really associated Austria with happiness but this song literally just had Greg dancing about the kitchen. It’s a kind of hybrid of swing, gospel, latin and ska. I guess one would call it swostika…oh and I really hope they found their goat…

I liked the Estonian entry and I still do. It starts off really sweet with the girl singing. Some might say that Oliver Reed hi-jacking the song really ruins it but I just think it adds to the performance…there’s also a new generation of sex pest playing the keyboard…

The previous year Norway won by using Irish performers and violins, this year they recruited from Scotland and put forward Nicola Sturgeon‘s nicer looking sibling and some panpipes. It almost worked – they came 2nd which is exactly where Nicola Sturgeon will come in the vote for Scotland’s independence…

Whilst watching the singer from Slovenia I kept expecting her to start vomiting while her head spun around as she did something naughty with a crucifix. I’m not sure why

Belgium decided to let Davina McCall borrow Celine Dion’s dress from the 1983 contest and made her sing about playing cards or something. You kept that one quiet Davina…

If you are a fan on the hit American sitcom Friends and the hit American cartoon Scooby Doo then you will think Christmas has come early when you see this entry from Iceland. It’s Chandler’s mum singing a song about Scooby…

Sweden, Sweden, Sweden. They never get it wrong do they? I won’t even make any funny comments about this song (although, resisting the urge to say Katy Perry’s singing Aunties is quite difficult) as it really is just a beautiful song performed brilliantly and I think it should have won…

So, Ireland had a year off collecting potatoes or something and then they won…again! Now, I like to think of Eurovision as a happy, joyous occasion but this singer and song are the epiphany of everything that gives me nightmares. You just have to Google woman in white to see what I mean. Way to go Ireland…

Until next time – think happy thoughts!

This post is part of my Eurovision Song Contest reviews. To see previous posts look at the archive or click on Eurovision Song Contest  in the category cloud on this page.

Eurovision - Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Eurovision – Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

You’d Better Believe It…

I believe…

…In A Thing Called Love

…In Life After Love

…In Travellin’ Light

I don’t believe…

…In The Boogie

…Or Magic

…Or That I Can Fly

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false.

To see previous responses look at the archives or click on Daily Prompt in the category cloud on this page

Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt