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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 1:34pm

FA, beautiful. Love the Fifth Dimension. Such perfect pop. What I really like by them is the Laura Nyro songs they covered, like 'Stone Soul Picnic', and 'Save the Country'. Such beautiful harmonies.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2012 at 12:48pm

Kit-Tea is cute.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2012 at 12:24pm

Good day everyone!  Did you enjoy your extra hour of sleep?  I certainly did.....and I needed it as well.

Tony, thanks for the music.  I'm constantly listening to music.  It's such a great mood enhancer. 

This song ALWAYS makes me feel good, so I thought I'd share it with all of you today.  Hope you enjoy.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2012 at 12:20pm

You're welcome, Felaine. I shared them because they turned up at the right time for me too.

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 11:25am

Good morning my friends. Off to take care of stuff that's been neglected past couple of weeks, will be home later. Until then, how about some Harry Chapin? 'Sunay Morning Sunshine'.

http://youtu.be/QITfWttuxzg

Comment by sk8eycat on November 4, 2012 at 11:21am

Ian, thank you, THANK you!  I desperately needed some graphic reminders that everything is NOT always sukky!  (That's why I haven't been posting much...learned something I didn't want to know about a friend, and I've been hiding from the world, not getting anything done, reading fantasy fiction, and so forth and so on. "Hallmarks of FELAINE-ity"))

Thanks again!

Felaine

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2012 at 10:56am

 

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