Meme – Top Five On Friday – Week 52

From: The Music Memoirs

Top Five On Friday – Week 52

Top 5 Musical Resolution Songs

HART’s 2006 New Year’s Resolutions …. ?

Well, naturally .. I would love to change the world ….. but first I have to figure out how! I guess to do this, I will have to look at myself carefully, and make changes if I am to be a great success! Awww … who am I kidding? I’ll never amount to anything and people will just run down my dream because everybody knows … I’m quite a lazy guy.

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Or, pictorally – as follows:

A Space in TimeThe Magician\'s Birthday90125Full Moon FeverMachine Head

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Our Merry Merry XMas Post

All of us at HARTandYVONNE.com – Blog would like to wish everybody a Happy and Safe Holiday, for you, and your pet!

Happy Holidays & All The Best in 2006

Send us your Holiday Pet Pictures!

If you have some great pictures of your pet(s) opening gifts, or dressed in the holiday spirit and wish to show your pet off to the entire world, if not the entire Universe and Galaxy … well, email your pet picture to …. hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com

Meme – Top Five On Friday – Week 51

From: The Music Memoirs

Top Five On Friday – Week 51


Top 5 “Festive” Songs

Sure .. we can all burn or play our own .mp3 CD’s or have one of the kids keep feeding your CD player all weekend, but why not just put these ENTIRE ALBUM .mp3’s on one CD and play ‘Festive’ music for 3-3/4 hours at a time! I don’t know how long these will be up … and how long it will take you to download …. I’ll let you decide … (Bytes // Minutes:Seconds)

In No Particular Order …

(1) VINCE GUARALDI TRIO – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (97,179,648 // 40:23)

(2) JAMES LAST ORCHESTRA- “A Wonderful Christmas” (57,042,944 // 59:02)

(3) THE BEATLES – “Nöel Christmas – Fan Club Album For 1963-1965 Years and 1966 Outtakes” ( 15,513,600 // 16:09 & 1,744,896 // 1:48)

(4) SOUNDTRACK – “Jesus Christ Superstar” ( 78,955,920 // 82:14)

(5) DISNEY – “Disney’s Very Merry Christmas” ( 26,162,573 // 27:15 )
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Meme – Top Five On Friday – Week 50

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Top Five On Friday – Week 50

“Top 5 “Musical” gifts you’d like to receive this year”

Oh – That’s easy ……. Cash, Cash, Cash, Cash and Cash ….

If money grew on trees .. I’d like to just hop on a plane and go on a long and well deserved vacation … then HART would be happy …. Let us pray …. Om Namah Narayana Om Namah Narayana

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EDIT: TOP FIVE LIST EDITED FOR CHRISTMAS

Just in case, I thought I would add these NON-.mp3 related Musical gifts found about my travellings in other blogs….

1) http://1800hart.com/picks/2005/10/yamaha-dd55-by-yamaha/
2) http://1800hart.com/picks/2005/09/full-size-steel-string-guitar-with-free-carrying-bag-and-accessories-black-blowout-sale/
3) http://www.intergem.net/ipod.html
4) http://pianoandsynth.com/2005/10/20/tyros2-yamahas-best-ever-music-workstation
5) http://www.continuumaudiolabs.com/caliburn.htm

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Meme – Top Five On Friday – Week 49

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Top Five On Friday – Week 49

In honor of the first major snow storm of the year.

Top Five “Winter” Songs

My Picks – In No Particular Order:

I thought I would ‘build’ into this theme WINTER .. SNOW .. BLIZZARD STORM .. and CHRISTMAS !- the making of a great Top Five for Winter (if you ask me – but what do I know – :-D)

(1) Glenn Miller Orchestra – Winter Wonderland

>> Big Bands + Christmas Songs = Awesome … (Besides .. you can’t go wrong with Glenn Miller) …

(2) X T C – Snowman

>> I have always been a fan of these two songs from XTC … “Making Plans For Nigel” and “Snowman” …

(3) IDA – Blizzard of ’78

>> My wife’s cousin Peter pointed me towards http://www.epitonic.com/ and I have many many songs in my collection as a result! I found IDA songs here (in case you were wondering who IDA was …) http://www.epitonic.com/artists/ida.html

(4) The Beach Boys – Frosty The Snowman

>> I was just thinking about this the other day chatting with a friend, listening to David Bowie & Bing Crosbie sing the Little Drummer Boy song. I think it was genius of all the artists who make decent christmas songs .. because people will always listen to them over and over and over every year … Like the Beach Boys … They made tons of christmas songs .. they didn’t have to!

(5) Christmas Light Show – LINKS – Copied from My Other Site

http://HART-Empire.com/video/WizardsofWinter-SM.wmv
http://HART-Empire.com/video/jingle.wmv
http://HART-Empire.com/video/annalisa-navidad-f.wmv
http://HART-Empire.com/video/annalisa-bells-f.wmv
http://HART-Empire.com/video/dbrown-open.wmv
http://HART-Empire.com/video/dbrown-navidad.wmv

>> “Winter” Songs 🙂 … I didn’t bother copying all the ‘text’ and background of these – I’d recommend you play them first – then click on the URL to my other site for background.

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Meme – Random 10 – Week 33

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Random 10 – Week 33

Random 10 – Week 33

10 songs that sum up your weekend…or were on your weekend playlist…and one picture that relates back. (oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did)

My Picks In No Particular Order

This weekend was about the christmas decorations. Shaw T.V. changed their channel 48 “weather” channel background music to christmas music, and in the mood I loaded up my 2004 XMAS playlist .. it contains 89 songs! So, rather than randomizing this list and picking 10 RANDOM songs – I decided to list songs that were similar, but by different artists or in a different musical style.

Here they are:

01) CAROL OF THE BELLS – DJ Demonixx (Crystal Method Mix)
02) CAROL OF THE BELLS – Mr. Mackey (SouthPark)
03) CAROL OF THE BELLS – Andy Williams (Boston Pops)
04) CAROL OF THE BELLS – Trans Siberian Orchestra
05) CAROL OF THE BELLS – Vienna Choir Boys
06) JINGLE BELLS – Abba
07) JINGLE BELLS – Barking Dogs
08) JINGLE BELLS – Techno Version (artist unknown)
09) JINGLE BELL ROCK – Neil Diamond
10) JINGLE BELL ROCK – Muppets

As for the Picture …. this is our Living Room about 80% decorated (as I’m told) … Yvonne’s accomplishment!

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Meme – Top Five On Friday – Week 48

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Top Five On Friday – Week 48

Top 5 Beautiful Voices

And if you’re so disposed, tell us why you picked the voices you did and if you want to share a favorite song by each, feel free! Happy Memeing!

My Picks – In No Particular Order:

I think what you should listen to all of my picks, and hold off judgement until you’ve listened to them all … listen to the singing voice on each…. I think I picked good ones this week! I Had To! I missed week 46 and week 47 😀


I was Sarah McLachlan’s biggest fan .. from the beginning .. “Touch”, “Solace” (which is her best in my opinion), and “Fumbling Towards Ecstacy”. Since “The Freedom Sessions” was released … I just didn’t really care about the next ‘remix’ or ‘session’ or ‘exclusive’ or ‘live version’ … My favorite song is the opening one on Fumbling Towards Ecstacy but it’s more ‘Rock’ish .. and while I like 80% of Touch album .. Solace is 100% in my books. Every song is great. Sarah’s voice shines beautifully in all the songs .. especially this one! (Crank up the Bass!)

Sarah McLachlan – The Path of Thorns (Terms)


Artist: Sarah McLachlan
From: http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/photos/index.html
Details: From her website
Official Site: http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/ !!


When I first watched “Magnolia” movie and listened to the song “Wise Up” was when my interest was peaked. I never heard that song before. I rewinded the VHS recorder and learned in the credits it was Aimee Mann. I immediately went out on a quest to get as much as her music as possible. If you are listening to her songs by yourself, cranked really loud – well, you probably know what I mean. This is her best song in my opinion.

Aimee Mann – Save Me (Magnolia Soundtrack)


Artist: Aimee Mann
From: http://www.aimeemann.com/archive/photos/
Details: From her website
Official Site: http://www.aimeemann.com !!


Who doesn’t know Madonna? She has some terrible songs, some decent songs, song good songs, and some bad songs. I have never turned off the radio when I heard a Madonna song. But, there are two songs that are on my “MUST HAVE” list .. meaning if I burn a CD —> these two songs are there. If I have a random bunch of songs on my Musicmatch Playlist … —> These two songs are always there. I have the videos for both of them – if you want ’em – ask.

Madonna – Beautiful Stranger & Ray of Light


Artist: Madonna
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_%28entertainer%29
Details: Madonna performs at The Astoria in central London, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.
Official Site: http://www.madonna.com/ !!


Most of you familiar with Ace of Base probably knows Jenny Berggren sang most of the songs, except it was her sister Linn (Malin) Berggren that got me to notice this band and its songs … from this favorite song:

Ace of Base – All That She Wants


Artist: Linn Berggren
From: http://www.aceofbase.com/
Details: Biography “About Me” page
Official Site: http://www.aceofbase.com/ !!


For the girls … I figure .. you probably think GUYS voices are ‘beautiful’ too .. Well .. if that is the case, this is probably the best male voice and songs that I know of … from a technical singing point of view 🙂 AND YES THERE IS A COMEBACK AFTER 30 YEARS! Hard to believe 🙂 There’s a local story that their album “House on the Hill” sold the most copies here in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. I don’t know if it is true or not. But, when you drive around the Perimeter of the city, you see about 10 miles down the road .. “Stony Mountain Penitentiary” – it’s a medium security prison, on a hill …

Audience – You’re Not Smiling


Artist: HOWARD WERTH (guitar/vocals – Audience)
From: http://www.rocusfocus.com/audience_4.htm
Details: Audienced by Carl van der Walle / Burg Herzberg Festival / Germany / July 15 th 2005
Official Site: http://AudienceAreBack.com !!

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