Thursday, January 07, 2016

But I keep cruisin'

Thank you for the bloggy love! It's nice to know you're out there, hanging off every word.

So I had one blogging request - an update of our recent cruise - I will do this, but it requires me sitting down on my PC to access our Networked Attached Storage (NAS) where all our holiday pics are stored. For some, unknown, stoopid reason, my Chromebook (which is really much more convenient, sitting here on my lap) can't connect to the NAS (sigh, first world problems) and so I'll do that one another day.

But I don't want to lose the whiff of blogging momentum I have, so another request was music I have been listening to recently. I don't listen to as much music as I used to - time, work, blah. I miss running I think because I miss listening to music! Anyhow, on the recent cruise, my brother and did a fair bit of disco dancing and listening to music in the various bars and lounges around the ship.

My goodness we are attractive! Me and my Little Bro with some
random people we befriended at Karaoke and then dragged to the nightclub!
He's created a playlist of all our favourite songs on iTunes...but I can't access it on my Chromebook (yes, I know, I'm beginning to see a pattern here...). So he very kindly screen-shotted it and all those memories via the magic of music came flooding back! So, without further ado, here's my Cruise Playlist (or the best bits, anyway):

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson

I LOVE this song! You can't help but get up and dance (or at the very least tap your toes) when you hear it. It was guaranteed to get us up and grooving! And I just love their slick dance moves in this video.

"Too damn!"

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Well, I never thought I'd sitting here blogging about how much I love Tay-Tay! But I adore this song! She doesn't take herself too seriously, and I love the daggy dancing and just, it's earworm material!

"But I keep cruisin', can't stop won't stop movin'"

Hey Ya! - OutKast

Now this is just a good disco-dancing nightclubbing bounce up and down song. It probably has rude words in it, but I only know these ones...

"Hey ya...alright, alright, alright, alright"

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

OK, one from the vault! They had lots of music trivia on the ship (that's almost a whole other post in and of itself!), and they played this and we got it right (along with the other 19 questions! We won jewellery making kits. What? You play for the honour, not the prizes!). And they played this in the nightclub at least a couple of times. So it's on the playlist.

"Annie are you OK?"

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

They had a deck party and we dragged Wombat Girl along for a bit - and I had a great time singing with her and Little Bro.

"We are family, get up everybody and sing"

Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner

Well, it wouldn't be a deck party without this classic. I had to teach both Wombat Girl AND Little Bro the moves (which don't seem to actually appear in the video...I wonder who invented them?). You know the moves, don't you? If you don't, shame on you! Where's your education?

"Church house, gin house, school house, out house"

Dancing Queen - ABBA

It's ABBA. They need no other justification!

"See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen"

Happy - Pharrell Williams

I don't care who you are, if this doesn't get your toes tapping, you are in a coma. And dead to me. Again, I don't tire of it, I love dancing to it and I love the dancing in the video! It makes me happy.

"Because I'm happy"

There were LOTS more, but those were my favourites - and every time I hear them now, a little part of me is transported back to High Notes on Voyager of the Seas, getting down and getting back up again with my Little Bro. Oh and if you want to live vicariously through Instagram, you can find Little Bro @vinyllover70

Now I feel like dancing!

When was the last time you went out disco dancing?
What's your all time, guaranteed favourite song to get up on your feet?
What have you been listening to lately?

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