Overcome Livin’ On A Prayer – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn so Lean On Me, F•R•I•E•N•D•S

Another Monday that seems to have arrived far too quickly.  But the upside is that Mother Nature must have finally figured out the perfect mix of her Menopause medication, since we have now been blessed with cooler weather denoting that maybe, just maybe our hellacious hot humid summer is finally heading to parts unknown.  I know, there are a lot of you who enjoy the heat, while I prefer coolish-warm and sunny, not hot/humid/sticky/blah weather.  But that’s just me.

Since it’s Monday, that also means it’s time for some musical enjoyment.  This week’s theme for Monday’s Moves Me is Music we listened to as a Teen, or Bloopers, as suggested from our recent Spotlight Dancer, Ashley from Dr. Pepper Diva.  I’m doing things a little differently – again – today.

I don’t really remember many good songs from my early teen years, probably because we didn’t get to enjoy our own taste in and were subjected to what my parents listened to – which is probably why I don’t like that genre of music. You know, that whole teen angst scenario. I’ll not subject you to (in my mind) blah and boring, thankyouverymuch.

I am, however, going to start with a Tribute to 9/11 – since tomorrow happens to be the 11th anniversary of the day the world stop turning.  I found this video from a band that was releasing this single right around the time that the 9/11 events were taking place – and listening to the words, it’s definitely more than fitting. Probably why it’s since been associated with the September 11 attacks. Proceeds from the sale of the single were donated to charities to benefit the victims of the attack.

Without further ado, I give you Live, with “Overcome”:

Next, for the ‘teen tunes’ mode, this band was one of my favorites after I moved out of my parents house and got to crank up the kind of my friends were listening to, and music I preferred.  A version of this particular song was also in acoustic version for the benefit concert, “America: A Tribute to Heroes” on September 21, 2001, just ten days after the attacks.  Here’s Bon Jovi with “Livin’ On A Prayer”: 

Next, is another favorite band from the 80’s when I was spreading my wings in musical discovery, here’s Poison with “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”:

Next is another song my friends and I always sang to each other when it came on, another perfect choice for today.  Here’s Club Nouveau with “Lean On Me”:

And now, for the blooper portion of our program.  Laughter is, after all, the best medicine.  When I was looking for funny bloopers, I found a myriad of great short blooper clips.  But then I ran across this gem of a video, totally worth every bit of the 10 minutes, 21 seconds it is.

There has never been a show that measures up to FRIENDS – I was laughing so hard when I watched this blooper video I had tears rolling down my face (and Nagger thought I had lost my mind).  So go ahead, sit back and lose your mind too:

Have a great Monday.

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s 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 co-conductor for the month of September, Becca of Everyday Life.

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 you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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The awesome Run DMT also hosts 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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20 thoughts on “Overcome Livin’ On A Prayer – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn so Lean On Me, F•R•I•E•N•D•S

  1. Lovely tribute to 9/11! Bon Jovi really is a great American rock band – just love ’em! Lean On Me is such a beauty song and so fitting in remembrance of those who died 11 years ago. Thanks for making me laugh. Friends was a really great sitcom. Our children, the girls in particularly, loved this show! What a marvelous time I had with you this morning, my friend, a marvelous time!

  2. I love the video. You are right that when you pray there are times that rose will have thorn. It just mean that not every prays will not be able to come true. Thanks for sharing wonderful insight again.

  3. So enjoyed your videos and their meanings. Loved ending with the laughing, those bloopers were funny 🙂
    Enjoy your cooler temps, we are having some nice fall weather too!

  4. wow, I can’t even remember the songs after bustin a gut with those Friends bloopers!!! I have tears, literally. gotta scroll back up….

    ……oh yes, Bon Jovi. I should be taken out and shot for forgetting about him 🙂

  5. Thank you for remembering 9/11 for our blog hop. My brain has been in such a fog lately. Wonderful tribute that I never heard. BON JOVI now girl you know I’d really have to think hard on givin’ up on the hubby if you offered me Bon Jovi! pant `pant! But I guess hubby would win! hehehe Love all your other choices too as usual. I’m watching all these bloopers and I’ve been sitting here all day. I got to get up and walk around I’ve been laughing all day! Love Friends -= good one girlfriend!

  6. What a great idea to do a tribute for tomorrow! That’s quite the powerful song and lyrics.

    Again, I’m surprised I actually know the songs people are picking this week! I know almost all of yours and I must say, great choices ^.^

    That Friends blooper reel had me giggling! Thanks for sharing and giving me something to laugh about today 🙂

    Have a musical week!

  7. OMG! Every Rose Has It’s Thorn brings back sweet memories of my teen years. THANK YOU so much for adding that song…I am pulling out my old CD’s and playing it now. 🙂

  8. I love your idea of doing a tribute for 9/11. Fits perfectly!

    Such a day. I’m prepared to bawl again and pray.

    Love your selections

    Thanks for sharing with us today!

    Just able to access my blog again from the hack.

    Have a great week!

  9. OMG I love the friends bloopers! I just started watching Go On at my sis-in-law’s request! At least I get to watch Chandler again right?! Love the tribute & hair bands too! xx