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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew. She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Life(stops) Music

I am beginning a new blog. I am going to keep the focus of this blog to music and related subjects.

First posted on Paperclippings blog on: Sunday, May 07, 2006

My favorite song is on the radio and nobody better say anything, do anything--except perhaps to sing along. Some of these songs are critical to breathing.

My taste in music is very eclectic. It spans three decades consisting of such genres as country, pop, classic rock, contemporary rock and Christian. It runs the gamut from Alabama, Amy Grant and Backstreet Boys to Roxette and Bon Jovi.

As with any music the words by themselves do not make the song. Often it is the music itself that draws me into a particular song. Bruce Hornsby, for instance, has an incredible piano sound. Bryan Adams improved upon a very good song, Heaven, by redoing it unplugged. Celine Dion and Peter Cetera have voices that are very distinct and could make just about any song at hit. And some songs just have a very good message in them and it does not matter who sings it. True Colors, which was originally done by Cyndi Lauper, sounds just as good done by Phil Collins. At the same time there are those songs that are Lifestops for no apparent reason other than they are just good songs.

I have not stopped adding to my favorite songs list. Just recently I have discovered Michael Buble...sigh! His new hits "Home" and "Save the Last Dance for Me" are definite residence of my list.

I have compiled this list with the lyrics on my website.

What do you think makes a great song? What are your favorites?


Anonymous said...

FINALLY...you mentioned Bon Jovi :):)


Kelly said...

If you notice the date on this entry it is June 2006. This is my blog that I send just the music entries too. I haven't updated it in awhile.

incognito said...

I enjoy the same songs as you. Michael Buble is on my list of faves, as well. I especially like "Everything." It's one of the ringtones on my cell phone.

Some of the music I listen to is not on the radio. I don't know if it's because it hasn't been discovered yet or what. Then I think if it was on the radio I'd pobably get tired of hearing it all the time. Such as Schyler Fisk. She sings "What Am I To You," "Hello," "From Where I Stand" and others. I also really like Eva Cassidy, who died in 1994 from Melanoma. I'd never heard of her until I downloaded her music while searhing for Bridge Over Troubled Water. I like her version a lot better than Simon and Garfunkel. I never hear her on the radio. She has a bluesy-jazzy edge, but doesn't limit her abilities to one genre. I like that.

Your blog is very interesting. Glad I got to read it! :-)

Kelly said...

Welcome, Incognito,

I use this blog to repost any entries from my other blogs that pertain to music. I am reminded that I have a few more entries to add to this.