Ah, Monday.  The last Monday before school starts for Princess Nagger.  So of course there’s the mad dash to do some last minute things before her summer break comes to an end and she’s subjected to learning in a controlled environment.

As for me, I’ll miss her cute little mug each day, eye rolling and all.  I suppose I should document these times so I can reflect back on them when she hits the teenager years and her eye rolling won’t be quite as endearing.  Oh wait, I do.  It’s called a blog.

Along with Monday’s comes some great music – and since this week is a freebie week, it’s an eclectic mix of great music.  And I mean that literally.  You’ll see.

First, let’s start with a fun young band who surprised me with how much I love their music.  You know you love them too – here’s One Direction with “What Makes You Beautiful”:

Next up is a new one by Alanis Morissette – she keeps them coming, doesn’t she?  Love her.  Here she is with “Numb”:

Next up is a fun song by one of my favorite country groups, Pistol Annies – this song is a tongue-in-cheek, autobiographical celebrating everything the self-help books warn against — cigarettes, pills, booze, truck-stop burgers, fries, and the like.  Here they are with “Takin’ Pills”:

Next up is a new (to me) artist who started following me on Twitter, so naturally I had to check her out, and fell in love with her music.  This music video cracked me up – I bet it will you, too.  Here’s the lovely Keeley Dodd with “Where Are All the Men”:

Next up is another group I love, with a song that gives me major goosebumps every time I listen to it.  Give a listen to Adelitas Way with “Alive”:

Last, but certainly not least, another group whose music is always fun to listen to, here’s Fun (featuring Janelle Monáe) with “We Are Young”:


Go ahead – set the world on fire.  I’ll carry you home tonight.

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, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and our very special guest hostess for the month of August, we welcome the lovely Danielle from Royalegacy.

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


Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva




The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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

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  1. Wonderful songs from this generation. I love the song entitled what makes you beautiful and we are young. They are really awesome and I think that it rocks my world.\m/
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  2. I love you mix of rock and country this week! I am especially fond of the selections by One Direction & Fun – both songs I featured in the past months on MMMM.

    Yeah, enjoy those eye rolls PN is giving you now coz I guarantee you won’t like them when she hits her teens. She’s innocent now with her gestures, but teens…oh heavens! It’s an ugly experience and one that has be dealt with a new level.

    Thanks for getting me up to my feet this morning. Keep the music alive!
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  3. I LOVE Alanis Morrisette. Her album Jagged Little Pill continues to be one of my favourite albums by any artist ever! Numb is great!

    Thanks for linking up at the I Love My Online Friends Hop and for sharing it on your blog. It is much appreciated.

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