It appears we have once again returned to the blazing summer heat before summertime has officially arrived.  Still not a fan of Mother Nature this year.  But at least since it’s Monday, and the theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is a freebie week, we can chill out with some fun tunes.

Let’s start off with an artist I love, and a song that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.  The video is especially cool since it starts off with him as a 6 year old.  Here’s David Nail with “The Sound Of A Million Dreams”:

Next up is a song that caught my attention at the end of the Criminal Minds Season Finale (I’m sure going to miss Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss next season) so of course I had to hunt it down.  Ruthlessly.  I finally found a few video versions, but no ‘official’ video, then I stumbled across this one a fan did with clips from the show itself.  Here’s Lily Kershaw with “As It Seems”:

Next up is a new(ish) song from my girl, Kelly Clarkson.  Yes, I voted for her when she was on American Idol.  Here she is with one of her newer songs, “Dark Side”:

Next up is a song I’ve always loved because it cracks me up (and it’s catchy – you’ll find yourself singing along), here’s Toby Keith with “I Wanna Talk About Me”:

Last but not least, one of my ‘guilty pleasure’ shows is Jane By Design.  I heard this song on a recent episode and of course had to find it.  Here’s a new group (to me) One, Two with “Said I Would”:


What music are you listening to this week? Enjoy your Monday!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our newest permanent fixture to the hostessing team, welcome Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog. Also for the month of June, we have the honor of having our friend Naila from Just The Stuff You Know generously helping out with our hostessing duties.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Spotlight Dancers





Special Announcement:

On the 95th week (June 25th) we will start our Give-Away for 5 of our lucky followers/participators. Non-participants will NOT be considered. This is our reward to you for hanging out with us. So start playing along now! Become a new member and boogie all day long! We’ll be celebrating 100 weeks of rock & roll and musical friendship and for this occasion the girls and I have put together a giveaway & will pick the winner on the 100th week (July 30th).


Our awesome button courtesy of Kayla at The Eclectic Element




Clickit Ticket
Our sponsor ClickitTicket has agreed to give us a promo code with a value of $100 for the grand prize, to use on their site. (They sell concert, theatre, and sport tickets.)


To enhance our excitement here and along with the Grand Prize, our very own Stacy from Stacy Uncorked (that’s me) makes her own wine and has graciously offered to sweeten this GRAND PRIZE with her Award Winning Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – which just snagged a Gold Medal in the International Winemaker’s Competition.



  1. $25 Gift Certificate EdenFantasys
  2. $25 Gift Certificate Plus Size Costume Center
  3. A Tee-Shirt from It’s Funny T-Shirt Time
  4. CD OF the Designated Riders. (Xmas Dolly’s husband’s band Dave donated) & a Custom Inspirational Beaded Bracelet with Charm (Winner choice between):
  • Size: 1, 2, or 3 strands
  • Colors
  • Inspirational saying from: Dream, Hope, Believe, Love, Healing, Integrity, Laugh

*Courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy

The fine print:
This give-away will ONLY be for followers/participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me. All others will be disqualified. Participation on the 100th week (July 30) is mandatory, along with at least five weeks of the remaining weeks. Come join in the fun!


The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (and graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it):

More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

The Things We Find Inside


  1. I loved your choices today. Adding a few to my iPod as usual. I am going to Miss Prentiss too, but I think the actress made a good move 🙂
    That Toby Keith song was delightful.
    Have a wonderful week 🙂
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  2. That dreams one is new to me. I love it.

    And you are a CM fan too!! Yay. One of my favorite shows 🙂 That episode made me cry. Ugh.
    I’m going to miss her too.

    Love your choices Stacy.
    Have a great week!
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  3. Well, leave it to you to find a Kelly Clarkson I haven’t heard yet. I like it, but there are others that I like more by her. I give it an okay. Now your others I have not heard yet, but very good. Totally love the funny about I wanna talk about me. LOL Thanks for the laugh girlfirend YOU SO ROCK!
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