We are enjoying some fabulous fall weather here in the Pacific Northwest! Hopefully I’ll remember to download some great fall pics from my camera to share tomorrow. Our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Michael, though, so sad how Mother Nature can be so brutal!

Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! For the month of October, our Honorary Conductor and Spotlight Dancer is Michele Truhlik of “Angels Bark“! This week is a freebie week – grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along with us, won’t you?

Let’s start with the first taste of new music from this band’s forthcoming third studio album, and it feels good. The song is all about trying to make the most of your time on earth, even if money is tight.

I know it’s a drag, I know it’s a grind / I know that a dollar ain’t worth a dime / Just tryin’ to keep up with the Joneses at the end of the block / I know you get tired, I know you get down / I know you get sick of this soul sucking town / But let’s make a little lemonade if lemons is all we got

The band was quoted as saying:

“We walked into the studio one day without discussing what we wanted the next step for our band to be. The plan was to write a song and record it on that same day. What happened was something we could never have planned. The words fell out and the next thing we knew, we had recorded [this song]. It’s raw and natural and 100% us. We are so proud and grateful to have the opportunity to share such a meaningful moment with the world.”

Give a listen to Old Dominion with “Make It Sweet”:

Next up is one of my favorite artists who took the 2018 American Music Awards stage Tuesday night (Oct. 9) dramatically, as she has proven a master of doing so in past years. The singer — visibly pregnant with her second child — donned a billowing red gown to deliver a rendition of her new song, a song lamenting the challenges of substance abuse and addiction.

Here’s the gorgeous and talented Carrie Underwood with “Spinning Bottles”:

I’m really digging the new music this artist wrote for her big screen phenomenon (and hopefully I’ll go see it with Princess Nagger this week).

The visual opens with a shot from the film, in which the artist’s character Ally tosses out the idea for the song while eating at a diner with Jackson Maine. The rest of the video is a montage of scenes from the film, including shots of Ally and Jack recording the track in the studio.

Here’s the inimitable Lady Gaga with “Look What I Found (A Star Is Born)”:

Last, but certainly not least, is a fun, upbeat song that tells the story of this artist’s childhood through references to the music her parents were playing.

I was raised on radio waves where the ladies dominated / Sometime I close my eyes and just replay it

Back in the 1990s, female country artists didn’t struggle to be heard on the radio, as they do now.

As well as referencing the titles of songs by country legends like “Fancy” (Reba McEntire), “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” (Shania Twain), and “Cowboy Take Me Away” (Dixie Chicks), the artist also gives a shout-out to tunes by pop and R&B stars such as “Genie in a Bottle” (Christina Aguilera), “Vogue” (Madonna),” and “No Scrubs” (TLC).

I just wanna feel like ladies in the ’90s / Turn the dial and find me some ‘Strawberry Wine’ / So I can sing all night long, actin’ like I’m Britney / Come on, ‘baby, hit me’ just ‘one more time’

Get ready to dance 90s style to Lauren Alaina‘s “Ladies In The ’90s”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday – see you on the dance floor! 

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess duties! And, for the month of October, our Honorary Conductor and Spotlight Dancer is Michele Truhlik of “Angels Bark“!

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!


  1. The Old Dominion song might be my favorite here, but there is no denying the talent of Lady Ga Ga. I’m sure that many thought she was just a splash in the pan when she first arrived on the music scene, but she is truly gifted.

  2. It’s great to spend an evening enjoying your song selections!

    Also, i hope you are feeling better and recovering fast.

  3. Luvin’ your choices! How you feelin’ girlfriend? Hope all your pain has subsided and things are lookin’ good and your feeling happy. Never heard Carrie’s new song and it is totally awesome. It’s passed my bedtime… HUGS

  4. Hi Stacy,
    My two favorites are Old Dominion’s and Lady Gaga’s songs. I love the lyrics and the sound in Old Dominion’s song: it obviously is a song dear to their heart, especially with how it all came together.
    I can’t wait to see A Star is Born. Hopefully this week if my shoulder calms down. I want to take my Mom but that also means being able to lift the wheelchair out of the trunk. With both shoulders now compromised (more about that in my 4M post tomorrow), not sure how that’s going to work…
    I loved that movie back when it came oiut with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson (however you spell that) and I adore both leads in the newest one. Is this Gaga’s first acting gig? I don’t even know. Love Bradley Cooper!

    I like Carrie Underwood a lot but wasn’t crazy about her song…I think because it was too mellow for what I’m looking for right this second. I’ll give it another shot though because I think she’s phenomenal.

    See you soon on the dancefloor for this coming weeks’ 4M!
    Enjoy your Sunday,

    Michele at Angels Bark

  5. I wasn’t able to stay long today, but I gave a short listen to each of the songs. I really need upbeat today, due to a family situation, and I’ll have to appreciate Carrie Underwood another day.. More and more, I like and respect Lady Gaga, but out of all of these, I think my favorite was Lauren Alaina’s. Of course, another day, it might be someone else.

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