From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Song For Mother's Day

Mother's Day. Indeed it is.

Now I am not a physical mother. My maternal instincts at no time in my life ever rose above my need for independence. The commitment of raising a child always seemed too overwhelming and scary.  After all, you can't go back and say "This isn't for me, I think I'll return them."  I do however have a stepmonster...or more to the point: I am his stepmonster and he is mine. I've had him for over 23 years now, watching him grow from a barely teenage boy into a strong, confident man full of understanding and wisdom. On this Mother's Day, I thank him for the love and respect, the IT help and for his appreciation of my baking skills. I guess all women do have the gene to feed their young.

Today on this Mother's Day music blog, I would love to include some of the music that my mother enjoyed with me as I was growing up. Only problem is...there wasn't really any. My mother hated my music. She grew up on Frank Sinatra (oh there's a story or two about Old Blue Eyes to be told) and the Big Band Era of the 40's. "Turn that noise down," was like the 11th Commandment in our house. And my appreciation for her music would not materialize until I was so much older.

So in honor of my mother, I will offer a taste of the first band to really make her nuts. Knowing my background, who else could it be but The Beatles. We will take a little poetic license here and feature some truly wonderful lyrics. I give you my ode to my Mom.

"When I find myself in times of trouble, 
Mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, Let it Be, Let it Be.
And in my hour of darkness, 
she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, Let it Be, 
Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be, Let it Be
Whisper words of wisdom, Let it Be, Let it Be"

The Beatles "Let it Be"

Don't miss the chance to tell your mother that you love her.

Happy Mother's Day,



  1. XO Happy Mother's Day to you and Stash ! XO

    Perfect tune for today....Thank You Sisita !

    1. And hugs to you and the original flooze momma...millie. love you both.

  2. Happy Mother's Day. ;) I can't say my mom liked ALL my music, but she did like a lot of it...especially Bon Jovi and Whitesnake...believe it or not! She still likes em. Rockin at 81 yrs old! ;)

  3. happy mothers day to all moms.Mine hated my obsession with Jethro Tull.Thank you for taking care of (kid) all these are a good mom!Happy stepmonsters day In Gleasons words(you are the greatest):)xo

  4. Happy Mother's Day to all the mommas - step and otherwise! I did thank my Mom today and many days come to think of it ... perfect tune for a perfect day. My Mom went from the Beatles to Punk and everything in between spanning the decades with her kids ... grandkids. Can't say she enjoyed all - she was bemused by Sid Vicious - really thought Patty Smith should shave her underarms - whistled along to CSNY and Procul Harum, from decade to decade :)

    Enjoy the gorgeous day! xo

    1. With the number of children your mom had, she was able to span more than a few musical generations. She was a good mom and a really nice woman. Thanks for sharing a bit of her on this Mother's Day.

  5. Stepmonsters are a good thing when you get a good one, all the upside of a good mother with none of the downside. Of course if you're not lucky, you can end up with all the downside and none of the upside, but that's not a proper stepmonster, that's just some chick your dad keeps around.

    I of course got lucky, and it's not just the baking, she can cook her ass off, from the most gourmet meal you can think of to a killer fried bologna sandwich, she has always been very good to me and she keeps my dad in line which he sorely needs.

    That's 2 things my dad's done right now, love ya Kat!

  6. you back. i got lucky too...cause i could not have given you back either. happy for me, i never wanted to.