It’s Valentine’s Day – Be Risque!

valentineYour partner is not into it? You don’t have a partner – (and you’re not looking either)? So what?$#!! This is a day to smell the flowers, to eat a little dark chocolate … and to write a ditty just for the heck of it.  So you wrote it in a card and sent it to yourself? Good on you! If you’re not the ditty-writing type, here’s one of mine you’re welcome to croon out to the night air, send to a lusciously desired love or, more realistically, to read to your partner snoring in the chair …

A Chocolate Rose

Tis said St Valentine fervently prayed
To serve a world divinely made
His deepest prayers to the almighty
Were also heard by Aphrodite
So he was blessed from high above with
A double dose of divine love!

What to do with the overflow?
So much love and nowhere to go!
(No planes or cars on air or street;
He only had two sandal’d feet)
Luckily Cupid rescued the fellow
Providing wings and a bow and arrow

Now every year around Beltane
The forces of love conspire to inflame
Each heart to soar and seek a mate
And you, my love, I ask to take
Will you be my sweet Valentine
To share with me that love divine?

Would you I pledge my life this day?
Or rather you fancy an evening’s play?
(For love is love – lofty or sporty
Long may you live – and Aphrodite!)
To my love! – I’ll sport in tryst with you!
To St Val – a chocolate rose or two!

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A New Woman on the Honours List

Aunty-Phylis I wrote this song in 1979, and if you want an idea of what she looks like, download the song lyric sheet under this post.

What woman would you nominating for The Honey & the Star award? No doubt you’ve several in mind. In “Comments’, Tell us a little about those special women – we can’t wait to read about them!

The Honey & the Star

Do ya wanna hear a picture of a walking inspiration?
She’s an open invitation to a heart that needs to love
She makes you sing and smile. She’s a honey, free and wild
She’s the warmest lady, aunty, grandma, mother, loyal friend

She’s all around the country – her home is everywhere
She has a place for everyone. Everyone has a place for her
She wraps her arms around you, you never want to leave
Her belly laugh is so relaxed, her life a summer breeze

Yes, lovely lady, I’m talking about you
Singing all your praises – the country, it should too
And give you a medal – how wonderful you are!
In my honours list you’ve won The Honey & The Star

Friends, she’s got a certain style – it’s sort of ‘universal’
You know when she’s around coz there’s a smile everywhere
I cannot put my finger on what it is about her
It’s a privilege to know her – it’s a buzz to have her near
Yes, lovely lady …

She has so much to teach you that you cannot find in writing
And you feel she is inviting you to a party or to tea
She’s clear & quite uncluttered – though her list is overflowing
That reminds me, time is going. It’s another new year’s eve

Well if this song is pretty it is just a spark of her beauty
Such an awesome woman – a treasure I have found
Her love will shine forever. Take a moment to remember
To express a little thank you – she won’t always be around

The Honey & the Star– Free Download Song Lyrics

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Deep_&_Meaningluls I didn’t have a clue what it was like to break up when I sang that old ‘Breaking Up is Hard to Do, song, way back when. I heard it recently on the radio and for the first time, actually thought about it’s quaint old lyrics, and the painful break-ups we experience along love’s way.

When life is bustling and family and friends are planning happy get-togethers, what if you can’t get together with the one you love?  What if you recently broke up, and everyone’s trying to cheer you up? … and it makes you feel even more down? – like they don’t really ‘see’ you.  Would that my song, in some small way, help see you through …

More Love

Two hearts beating as one – that’s how it seemed to be
Suddenly you’re breaking up. It’s hard, and hard to believe
You thought alike, or so you thought, then a rift began to show
Now you’re drifting poles apart
From a soul you hardly know

When do you sing your own song? How can you cross the sea?
When do you give up hope that things could change if only …
Letting go is hard, I know. You lie awake in the dark
Still the tears fall. You gave your all
You got so much love in your heart

You got more love, much more love to give
You got more life, much more life to live
Through the grieving, and the lows,
Keep believing in yourself. I can’t help feeling
You got more love tomorrow to receive
More love

In times gone by we found a mate and gave ourselves away
Our hearts could break only once
And if they did, they had to stay that way
These days life is kinder – we can find ourselves again
You would say to me, I know
So I say, beautiful friend

You got more love, much more love to give
You got more life, much more life to live
Through the grieving, and the lows
Keep believing in yourself – I can’t help feeling
You got more love tomorrow to receive
Hang on in there, there’s more love to receive
More love … in it’s own time,  more love

© 2012 Radha Sahar

More Love – free download lyrics

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A Happy Ending

Quotes! The world is full of them. Facebook, Twitter, your email inbox, probably chokka … sometimes it’s all a bit tooooo inspiring!

But once or twice in a lifetime there’s something so powerful about a quote it stops you in your tracks. The words turn in your mind for ages, arriving at a perfect juncture – a gift  from someone you’ll probably never meet. Here’s one that changed me recently …

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning. But anyone can start today and make a new ending’ – Maria Robinson.

Maria! There will be people creating new endings all over the place! Who knows what will happen? A new ending is opening up for me already! A new home in a new town. Fantastic soil in which to grow organic veges. New friends to make. New songs to write and musos to jam with… A life-changing, happy ending every day.

Have you come across a ‘life-changing’ quote? If so, click on ‘Comment’ and tell us how it changed your life – and yes, include the quote! 🙂  Meanwhile, enjoy the song …

A Happy Ending
(c) 2012 Radha Sahar

Someone wrote a quote on the wall in the mall café
Says, ‘You can’t go back and make a new beginning
But anyone can start today – and make a new ending’
“That’s it!” you smile at me and say

Here we are. Here and now
Everything will fall into place somehow
Lucky star, brand new ground
Here’s to starting a happy ending now!

New direction, gift in the moment, every day, I’m
Over the same old same old, embracing the unknown way
In a snap decision every minute
I’ll smile at you and say “Here we are …

With the typical affliction of the human condition, tried to
Weatherproof the future from the storm clouds of the past
Kinda absent to the present. I’m a spiritual peasant!
Gonna reset my mindset to an unset mode, lotsa
Sunset moments flowin’ in a joyous ride

Thanks, whoever wrote that quote originally
Never met you, but you changed my life. Surely you must be
The source of wisdom, a force, a fountain
Giving out to all and all for free!

Here we are. Here and now
Everything will fall into place somehow
Lucky star, brand new ground
Gonna live happily ever after, bliss or blues, tears or laughter
And this song’s starting a happy ending now!

 

Happy Ending – Free Download Lyrics

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Mr Tambourine Man on Video!

So – you’ve been sowing a bit of ‘Good Bob Dylan Karma? (after reading my post below). Then it’s time to reap! Just click your fingers – (particularly on the mouse), and sit back for some magic on video!

Baby Boomer Girl is feeling somewhat akin to a proud grandmother, having co-produced the Kids Sing Bob Dylan album, along with engineer and producer, David Antony Clark.

Just imagine how the kids’ parents must feel – the kids are really impressive. One viewer, keen to whet your appetite, commented, “That is simply incredible. I’m a lifetime Dylan fan, and I’ve never heard a better lead vocal of Tambourine Man than that little girl is doing. She is a truly great singer.”   Yes. At only 9 years old, Jessie has already won several world singing competitions … Then there’s Sarah, Ben, Roisin and  Jessica – they’re all fantastic! Pop into the UCA Music website and take a listen to the sample audio clips: make sure you scroll right down (on the thin red line), to hear them take Forever Young, and many other tracks, into new realms.

Make their day boosting their viewing numbers, leaving a comment, and spreading the word.

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Leonard Cohen & Cohencidences …

It just goes to show: when you pen the lyrical depths of the soul like no one else can, take a single instrument into the studio and sing your aching soul bare, no matter how many decades old you are, you’re god. Half the country is lined up to worship your album  – and it’s not even released!  That’s a Cohencidence.

Now don’t get a Cohencidence confused with an ordinary synchronicity. It’s much more than that! When Leonard writes, when Leonard sings, and you happen to hear him, that’s a Cohencidence: an incident of note; a precedence with a life-lasting consequence … Already I’ve run out of words, and that’s something for a Gemini!

How Cohencidently my man and I were affected hearing a track from Leonard’s new album, Old Ideas, on National Radio! We’re off to buy it – the physical CD too. We want to turn the jewel case inside out, read every credit and lyric, hold it in our hands … Most of all we want to listen … to bask …

And we want to hear about your Cohencidences … Did you go to the concert? Have you seen the London DVD? Have you recovered yet? – (since a Cohencidence is something one usually doesn’t recover from – one’s soul is left threadbare in places) … What are your most Cohencidental tracks? Any chance Baby Boomer Girl could get a spot at his next show, ya’ reckon? (since she almost qualifies, decade-wise 🙂

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Good Bob Dylan Karma!

There you are, wandering through the mall in wonder: you’ve a few spare minutes – the recession not driving you spare for now. The fast lane giving way to memory lane, wonderful, timeless melodies swirl in your happy little heart …  Bob Dylan is lifting your spirits yet again and you sing along in your mind, gliding through the isles in  shoppers’ trance …  ‘Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me …  as you pass the music shop,  ‘I shall be released …’ as a billboard promises you lower mortgage rates, and ‘  ‘Forever young …’  as you confidently sweep past three stands of useless, overpriced skin care products.

Pretty well all baby boomers love Bob Dylan – his lyrics, his melodies.  For many, he and Leonard Cohen rank as the lyricists & songwriters of the era along with Joni Mitchell.  So why would Baby Boomer Girl trumpet their glories instead of her own upcoming, stunning album? …  The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind … or maybe in the bath tub – something to do with a plug …

Yep. I’m plugging Bob Dylan this time, and in particualr the new album, Kids Sing Bob Dylan.  And yes, to be honest, I did have a hand in producing it. The good karma aspect? Mine was to be involved – to work with such talent as the kids have – unbelievable!  And to enjoy a deep satisfaction and pride in the result. This is what it looks like on iTunes, Amazon and many other MP3 Download sites. If you’re into your iPod, it’s all there.

We’ve released it in plastic too! – so I’m going to give a little plug about physical CDs … you can give ‘the gift of music’, with a professional-looking package. Who would give the gift of music on a home-burned CD, the title almost illegible in someone’s handwritten scrawl? Sadly, the ‘gift of music’ is in danger of dying out because of this. With a physical CD you have a lovely package; a lasting gift with all the lyrics, who did what on the album, and where your best mate can get one. Plus, would you believe it, physical CDs are sometimes cheaper to purchase than on some download sites in certain countries. Keep you local record shop, and the gift of music, alive!

And your good Bob Dylan karma? To buy it of course! To see the kids in your extended family discovering the Dylan magic – the legacy being passed on.  Say no more. Let the music speak for itself … (click Listen to these Samples)

Happy festive season!

Footnote
Writing and recording children’s music has been Baby Boomer Girl’s primary occupation for the past 25 years. Working creatively with business partner and friend, David Antony Clark, she has produced many award-winning albums.  Do take a look at them and their terrific website full to the brim with great kids’ albums, free books, and articles. And spread the word; your good karma will triple!

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