Feel Good 5 Friday

3 Jul

Gratitude filling up my glass this week, but it was topped off on Friday. I got the feels from the mixed tape jams that made their way through the airwaves of my radio and my phone.

I don’t plan the list, it finds its way to me as the universe tries to re-energize my life when I’m down and keep my spirits high when I’m riding the wave of goodness. Different songs every week drop. They make me smile, dance, and feel good. I mean Chayanne c’mon, Supertramp, and Amii Stewart all give anybody feel-good dance vibes. And I know Eddie Floyd sang it first with soul, but I love Stewart. Saucy funk.

And Bill … man, Bill Withers is the man. So smooth. Got the soothing-everything-is-gonna-be-OK vibe.

But sometimes it may not even be a song but a moment, a person, a shared story, or art piece that warms my heart. So I share it with you on a Friday so that I spread the sunshine your way and it hangs on into the weekend.

The songs provide that healing vibe with their time traveling magic of my youth.

However, the one, the one that rocked my world, gave me chills, and had the kids completely engaged was not from the past but from the present originating in the mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I was supposed to see Hamilton this summer as we finally got tickets to the show, but Covid struck it down as all performances got cancelled. But July 3rd marked the day that many waited up until midnight to experience its awesomeness.

We were one of those families, but we waited until our virtual watch party started in the early Friday evening.

This writing, this performance, these songs and rap battles … the talent inspired. Nothing like seeing theatre live, but I was grateful to see it performed, regardless.

Chayanne – Provocame

Supertramp — Goodbye Stranger

Bill Withers — Lovely Day

Amii Stewart — Knock on Wood

Hamilton — Tony Awards

Buen Camino my friends!

6 Responses to “Feel Good 5 Friday”

  1. beth July 4, 2020 at 5:13 AM #

    excellent!

  2. Sorryless July 4, 2020 at 6:07 AM #

    Supertramp . . ah, memories!

    And YES, Bill Withers is/was/will always and forever be The Man. Preach hermana, preach!

    Have a great July 4th weekend.

    • The Guat July 10, 2020 at 9:45 PM #

      I thought I had replied to you but it says I didn’t. I imagined a full on conversation on how awesome Supertramp was and the fact that Bill Withers was amazing! I thought we had a full on discussion but now I don’t see it here. Must be having a moment 🙂

      • Sorryless July 11, 2020 at 8:21 AM #

        Maybe it’s a glitch in the Matrix! And yanno, I’m glad I’m not the only one who does that! Like . . I do it more than I care to admit.

        YAYA to Supertramp, whose sound track rocks me back to a time. And Withers, the coolest voice in the room.

        • The Guat July 11, 2020 at 10:41 AM #

          Supertramp always puts me in a fun mood. That album has a lot of good songs to get you out of a funk. And YES! Glad someone else agrees with me about Bill. 🙂

          • Sorryless July 12, 2020 at 1:15 PM #

            Supertramp IS a bad mood buster. And Bill . . . just so cool.

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