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#ThrowbackThursday Levittown Drum & Bugle Corps

Moving to the suburbs was an experience and although there were some tough moments, there were that many more good memories of growing up in Levittown. One of them was discovering the Levittown Drum and Bugle Corps which met just a couple of blocks away at the local church. It was one of first experiments with playing music, but from there, my sister and I both went on to other instruments. My sister was an amazing violin and viola player while I took up the bassoon. Being involved in music groups provided us both with amazing opportunities.

This photo is of us with our parents as we proudly display the bugles we were learning to play!
Levittown Drum & Bugle Corps

#TuesdayTip Music Soothes the Savage Soul

At this time of year we tend to get a little crazy with all the holiday prep. If you’re feeling a little tense or lonely or just need a little more pep in your step, try some music.

This is one of my holiday favorites! I hope you’ll enjoy it also. Click here if you cannot see the Trans-Christmas Canon video below or cut and paste this link: https://youtu.be/4cP26ndrmtg

Fun Friday – Aly & AJ

If I’m a little hard of hearing at times, blame all those Jonas Brothers concerts I went to with my darling daughter! Not that I didn’t like them, because I did. I’m just convinced that if the military could somehow package the screams of teenaged girls, they would have the most effective weapons known to mankind.

But besides enjoying the Jonas Brothers, I had the good fortune that we saw them when they were the backup band to Aly & AJ. I liked their music so much, my daughter got one of their albums for my Ipod. It’s perfect music for my workouts and I thought I’d share one of my favorites (video with all those cute surfer dudes makes it possibly better!).

In case you can’t see the video below, you can also check it out at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2rJore_Ew

Hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Guilty Pleasures Monday – Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley from an NBC Special - Used under Fair Use ProvisionsI was watching TV (yes, I do that a lot) and a commercial came on which had Elvis at the start with a tag line “He Changed Music.”

Well, yes, Elvis changed music and made many a heart go aflutter, but not just with his hips. He was such a handsome man and filled with passion for what he did.

I remember growing up watching Elvis movies on the afternoon movie shows and it didn’t matter how many times I’d seen them, I’d watch them again.

My mom loved Elvis. She really took it hard when he died so suddenly in 1977 especially since he was so young – only 42.

What memories do you have of Elvis? Have you ever been to Graceland? I know that if I go to the RWA National Conference in Tennessee this year, I’m going to see about making the trip there to visit.