March March

New from The Chicks.

March March – The Chicks – 2020

“If your voice had no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.”    …unknown

Millions of Army’s of one, make up one mighty army.

Remember: Silence = Death

Rise Up

We here at Fearsome Beard have had the honor to watch Anna Buffini grow from a pretty little girl into the amazingly talented and beautiful woman she is today. We were in attendance at the Mastermind conference where she performed her version of Rise Up.
She inspires us.

Rise Up – Anna Buffini – 2018

 

Slave to the Rhythm

This is what Edith Piaf used to say: “Use your faults, use your defects, then you are going to be a star…”

Slave to the Rhythm –  Grace Jones – 1985

Although originally intended for Frankie Goes To Hollywood as a follow up to Relax, Trevor Horn eventually gave the project to Jones who truly made it into the timeless work of art it is.

Mockingbird

While taking my 88 year old mom for her daily walk around the block today we ran into a Mocking bird that must have been nesting. We know this because of the fit of fury we witnessed as we passed by the tree where it was hanging out. Territorial little buggers they are with that ever so distinctive song. Hearing the mockingbirds’ chatter I was reminded of a favorite tune that just happens to be the…

Best

Duet

Ever.

Originally released in 1974, this Carly Simon duet with her then husband James Taylor is woven into the fabric that is me. It is one of those songs that is the soundtrack that is my life.

Carly Simon & James Taylor – Mocking Bird – performed for the MUSE No Nukes concert 1979

Amazing performance. Notice Carly’s lack of shoes!

Lola

If my early 1980’s boom box cassette player had turned up to 11, like it should have, it would have been on 11 instead of it’s meager 10 as I blasted this tune during my move into my Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity house. I was a freshman and had just made it through rush and initiations.

My high school buddy Robert was moving in at the same time and we luckily got rooms right across the hall from each other. I remember Robert and I singing this 10 year old tune in the hallway as it vibrated the walls of my room as it’s beat spilled into the hallway where we stood. I handed him an ice cold bottle of Old Milwaukee beer as we congratulated each other for making the cut. We were no longer high school buds but actual fraternity brothers. Our bottles clanked together to mark the occasion.

Funny that we didn’t fully grasp it’s story, but we loved it anyhow.

Lola – The Kinks – Beat Club 1972

Boogie Shoes

I once listened to an interview with KC of KC and the Sunshine Band. He was asked about his music and inspiration for it. He simply stated that coming out of the turbulent times of the early 1970s after the Vietnam War, he wanted to make music that made people happy, music to take them away from troubled times, music to enjoy.

KC struck gold.

Boogie Shoes – KC and the Sunshine Band – 1975

Thank you KC, you made this man’s childhood all the more enjoyable.
Who might our next musical inspiration be?

La Vie En Rose

Majestic Beauty

La Vie En Rose – Grace Jones – 1977

From Wikipedia: -The song’s title can be translated as “Life in happy hues”, “Life seen through happy lenses”, or “Life in rosy hues”; its literal meaning is “Life in Pink.”-

No matter the circumstance or challenge, we are always blessed with a choice of how we each view and interpret that very moment. Choose wisely.