Monday, November 26, 2012

A 30 Day Challenge. Monday's Music Moves Me... Music of Inspiration.

Well hello once again from my revised Man Cave, expect constant changes, this place was too dark for too long.  Felt musty and closed in, so I am making lots of changes.

Not sure which day this is in my 30 day challenge, but will let everyone know before I post this,

This week is all about music that can inspire you, so I as always am looking at this from my own unique perspective.  Mainly because many types of music can inspire me, so that is what you will find here.  

And there will be a tribute at the end of this to one of the most inspirational actors I have enjoyed in my life, that being Mr. Larry Hagman, who passed on of Cancer this weekend at 81.  Okay, since I already put this, I will put his tribute first then go into inspirational music.

For me, I will always associate Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing the cunning and devious Oil Barron of Dallas.  So Larry, this is in honor of you.

One last tribute to Larry Hagman.  J.R. gives his golden rules, well worth noting.

Now onto some of my favorite music, that does inspire me.

One of the most inspirational songs I know, and starting out with Bag Pipes, the way it should.  If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of STAR TREK.  

That being said, I need not say more as to what piece of music this is.

I was introduced to this song, in the 1970's when I saw a with David Jansen, the movie was called Birds of Prey and it used this piece of music as the main title theme.  I fell in love with the song and it has been an anthem to me that no matter how hard it can be, you can get through things.
This is a fun version of a song that has always inspired me.  What makes this fun is the pairing and how well this unexpected duet works out.  That and this version is better than the original by the Chairman of the board, old Blue eyes... and that is saying something.
So there you have it, my inspirational music and a tribute to J.R. aka Larry Hagman.
See you all next week.


  1. I loved Larry Hagman,on I Dream of Jeannie and then of course as J.R. Ewing (my kids sadly had no clue)
    Anyway, loved your songs, Amazing Grace is beautiful and the Celtic Women sing beautifully but boy are you right that duet was great, I have always loved Liza singing New York,New York and I know Old Blue eyes,rule lol

  2. I great mix of inspiration. especially the bagpipes - LOVE the bagpipes.
    And for me, there is still no greater but also loveable villain than J.R Ewing. So sad to hear of his passing.

  3. I was stunned to hear the news of Larry Hagman over the weekend. He was a guy everyone loved hating on Dallas. Oh, Amazing Grace set to bag pipes is simply beautiful. This was played at my brother's funeral. It always brings tears to my eyes. But, the message in this song is truly inspiring. I once was lost, but now I'm found. This is what the Savior gives to all who accepts His gift of redemption. Two powerhouses singing a familiar song we all love "New York, New York". Great picks! Thanks for joining Monday's Music Moves Me!

  4. Now Larry Hagman for me will always be Col. Nelson from I Dream of Jeannie. I have most of the series on a shelf and we watch it now and then. I loved your songs today, especially the Celtic Woman. I hear that all the time because they are my sixteen year old son's favorite music. Have a great week,

  5. Oh by gosh, I didn't know that. I liked him in Jeannie or is it Genie. Hmmm love all your picks. The last one is the best. Love Lisa Minnelli and Pavoretti! Lisa so reminds me of her mother - such talent. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

  6. I like the new look around here. I wonder who did that for you. ha! I love you, ya know.
    Anyway, Larry Hagman tribute was cool...the man whom everyone loved to hate...although, I like him in I Dream of Jennie.

    You must know I love the Celtic Women and that!

  7. PS>Just had to come back and tell you that NY song gave me goose bumps...cold chills I am telling you!

    Oh and the other song...*swoons and smiles* I love you!

  8. I love the new look and these are very cool choices and tribute.

    Death and life huh, it's always there.

    Thanks for sharing with us.