Finishing projects

 

finishing my goals

finishing my goals

 

Finishing up my projects

It’s great to be able to be able to start on a project and being able to finish it. I find that I do my best work if I  get straight to the project and do what needs to be done in order to complete the project…and the main thing is not to waste time!

working on a project

working on a project

 

keep pushing yourself

keep pushing yourself

 

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One step at a time

One Step at a time

One Step at a time

 

Taking life one step at a time

 

I am taking life one step at a time, carefully putting one foot in front of the other.  Watching closely as the sands of time sift slowly through the hourglass.

 

hourglass

hourglass

 

walking up the steps

walking up the steps

 

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The Miracles – Do It Baby (1974)

The Miracles - Do It Baby

The Miracles – Do It Baby

 

The Miracles – Do It Baby (1974)

 

 

The Miracles - Do It Baby

The Miracles – Do It Baby

Nice and easy
Ooo how you please me
Youve got a love that’s really real
Sweet and spicey come on entice me!
You know the way I like to feel

Can’t nobody groove me
Can’t nobody move me like you do
Like you do

Girl you build me up now when I’m gettin
Gettin down down with you
Do it-do-it-do-it-do-it yeah
Do it baby do-it-do-it baby
Come on and do it to me
Do it baby um-hm can’t nobody groove me
Yeah can’t nobody move me like you do
Like you do Ooo
Girl you build me up now
When I’m gettin down down with you
Ooo do-it do-it do-it do-it
Do it baby do-it do-it baby
Do it baby Ooo how you get me o it baby
Pretty lady
Do it baby do it to me baby

Come and stay for the night
Do it do it baby stay…

 

The Guess Who – Raindance (1971)

The Guess Who - Raindance

The Guess Who – Raindance

The Guess Who – Raindance (1971)

The Guess Who - Raindance

The Guess Who – Raindance

 

The Guess Who - Raindance

The Guess Who – Raindance

“Rain Dance”

Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?Fifi said to Don the Baker
“Can you show me how to bake another bun, Don?”
And I’m still sittin’ with my next door neighbour sayin’
“Where’d you get the gun, John?”

Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?

Christopher was askin’ the astronomer
“Can your telescope tell me where the sun’s gone?”
And I’m still sittin’ with my next door neighbour sayin’
“Where’d you get the gun, John?”

Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?

Changin’ just a few things
Laughin’ while the bell rings on the go
Changin’ just a few things
Shootin’ when the bird sings

Changin’ just a few things
Laughin’ while the bell rings on the go
Changin’ just a few things
Shootin’ when the bird sings

Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?
Don’t you wanna rain dance with me?

The Guess Who - Raindance

The Guess Who – Raindance

Cat Stevens – Wild World (1970)

Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948),
commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens,
is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,
humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
He is a prominent convert to Islam. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

                                 Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and                           Teaser and the Firecat (1971)

were both certified triple platinum in the United States by the RIAA

 

Cat Stevens - Wild World

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Cat Stevens - Wild World

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Cat Stevens - Wild World

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Now that I’ve lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it’s breakin’ my heart you’re leavin’
Baby, I’m grievin’
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

[Chorus:]
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
It’s hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world
I’ll always remember you like a child, girl

You know I’ve seen a lot of what the world can do
And it’s breakin’ my heart in two
Because I never wanna see you a sad girl
Don’t be a bad girl
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there’s a lot of bad and beware

[Chorus]

Baby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there’s a lot of bad and beware

Cat Stevens - Wild World

Cat Stevens – Wild World

Ten Years After – I’d love to change the world (1971)

I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After

I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After

I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After (1971)

I’d Love to Change the World”  is a song by the British blues-rock band Ten Years After. Written by Alvin Lee, it is the leadsingle from the band’s 1971 album A Space in Time. It is the band’s most famous and popular song, as it was their only Top 40 hit, peaking at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I’d_Love_to_Change_the_World

I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After

I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After

I’d Love to Change the World” was the band’s highest charting single. It peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. When it was released, “I’d Love to Change the World” was staple of both FM and AM radio, a rarity for the time.

I'd Love To Change The World - Ten Years After

I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After

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Mariska Veres of Shocking Blue (Venus)

Mariska Veres - Shocking Blue

Mariska Veres – Shocking Blue

 Mariska Veres of the Dutch group Shocking Blue

You might not know her name, but you’ve heard her voice. The girl vocalist who sang “Venus” for the  Dutch group Shocking Blue in the late 60’s.

People, seeing her exotic features may have thought,  well, what is she?  French? Spanish? maybe Italian?

well, no to all of the above.

Mariska Veres - Shocking Blue

Mariska Veres – Shocking Blue

 

Mariska Veres was born in The Hague, Netherlands.

Her father, Lajos Veres, was a violinist, he was Hungarian of Romani ancestry (Gypsy/Roma). Her mother was born in Germany of French and Russian parents. Her elder sister Ilonka accompanied her father on the piano. Her youngest sister, Irene, never had a career in music.
Mariska, then,  is of French/Russian and Hungarian/Roma – Gypsy  ancestry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariska_Veres

                                                     Shocking Blue – Venus

 

Mariska Veres - Shocking Blue

Mariska Veres – Shocking Blue

 

Sadly, Mariska, who was born on the first of October 1947, died of cancer on December 2, 2006 at the age of 59.