Let’s Take A Moment Day 467

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing.  But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?

June 2021 blog

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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.

I am a huge fan of anything weird and quirky, warm and funny, strange and cool. That is precisely why I fell head over heels in love with Showtime’s “The Chris Isaak Show” which ran from 2001-2004. I was already a fan of his music & his simply adorable dimpled face. And I always enjoyed seeing him on the late night talk show circuit because he was always so funny & entertaining. But he raised the bar even higher on his own show.

Isaak was born June 26, 1956 in California. He formed his first band after he graduated from college. In 1985 he signed a deal with Warner Brothers Records & released his critically acclaimed debut album, Silvertone. Today’s song is from his breakthrough album, Heart Shaped World, released June 13, 1989. It has been featured in countless movies & TV shows, but if you are a “Friends” fan, you will remember it playing the night of Ross & Rachel’s first official date. Before they were on a break.

Isaak has done some acting as well, including a guest spot on “Friends” and in the movies “Silence Of The Lambs”, “From The Earth To The Moon” and “That Thing You Do”, amongst others. Happy birthday, Chris Isaak. May you see 100 more.

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you
Strange what desire will make foolish people do
I never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you
“.

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Chris Isaak circa 1990. (Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

Chris Isaak: “Wicked Game” (1989, written by Chris Isaak).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.

25 Days Of Christmas Songs: Day 2

Hello, Vixens!!!  Welcome back to the countdown.

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Most performers who decide to record a Christmas song will cover a cherished favorite.  This is a perfectly accepted practice given the enormous catalog of songs to choose from and the sentimentality of the season.

But every so often an artist will break away from the norm and write an original holiday song.  This artist’s 2004 album “Christmas” features five original holiday songs but three of them do not feature Christmas anywhere in their titles.

I love this singer, although he is actually more of a crooner.   He is also an actor (roles as a swat commander in “Silence of the Lambs”, a fan of Phoebe’s in “Friends:  The One After The Superbowl” & Ed White in “From The Earth To The Moon” to name a few) and three of his own cable shows.  I have been a fan of his from day one (I could not resist his voice, his gorgeous blue eyes or his dimples) thanks to songs like “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing“, “Wicked Game” and his cover of “Only The Lonely” which would without question have made Roy Orbison very proud.

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Chris Isaak (courtesy Jonathan Exley)

Chris Isaak  “Washington Square

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing some things that I love with you   🙂

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy listening!!!