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Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

I don’t know what it is about the warmth of summer that makes me want to relax and listen to music, but it does. It must be that when I listen to music in the sunshine I am taken back to a place in my mind where I am sitting by a bonfire, listening to my favorite songs and enjoying summer nights (and drinks) with my friends. You know the song “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock? That pretty much sums up the memories of my youth. 🙂

Now that I am getting a bit older I have found that I am starting to relate to different types of music. One of my favorite artists right now is Michael Buble. Ahh, the sweet melody he sings makes me sink into my chair, close my eyes and picture myself drinking a glass of wine on the beach. Tell me, what mother doesn’t need to “get away” once in awhile (if even to her own backyard) to relax? – Provided someone else is caring for the children. . . I don’t recommend taking an imaginary trip in your mind while your kids are under your care. That could be disastrous.

So I must get something off my chest right now. Michael Buble is coming to do a concert in my area and I couldn’t get tickets, but guess who is going? My mom, that’s who! So I must admit to you that I am super jealous and a tad bit upset that she didn’t ask me to go along. (Love Ya Mom! You all know she does read my blog right? I will be expecting a phone call any time now) I think it is wonderful that  my mom is going to be only a few rows back from one of my favorite artist in a few weeks and since I can’t go Ill have to settle for his new CD. Yes, I have a media copy! Let me tell you. . its lovely. I have it downloaded to my laptop and every time I sit down to write a blog post I play through the list.
Whats on the playlist?
To Be Loved Track Listing:
1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”   
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day” 
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin You”
5. “Something Stupid” (featuring Reese Witherspoon) 
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All” (featuring Bryan Adams)
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” (with Naturally 7)
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”  
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)” (featuring The Puppini Sisters)
13. “I Got It Easy”    
14. “Young at Heart”
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My favorite song is “Close Your Eyes” and I’ve heard that this song was written about the powerful women in his life: his wife and mother. Isn’t it funny how my mother and I are now listening to the same music? I can remember days past when she would throw open my bedroom door and say “Turn that racket off! I cant stand it anymore!”. lol. Now here we are. . fighting over who can get tickets to his concert. How times have changed. 
Speaking of times changing. . 
Recently my mom started talking about the new Rod Stewart CD. Since we agree on other music I decided to give Rod Stewart another chance too. Growing up he was not my preferred choice in music. I must say though that his new CD is good. It has a summertime vibe to it mixing a country twang with a feel good, pick me up sound. I am really quite enjoying it. So whats on the playlist?

Time Track Listing:
1. She Makes Me Happy
2. Can’t Stop Me Now
3. It’s Over
4. Brighton Beach
5. Beautiful Morning
6. Live The Life
7. Finest Woman
8. Time
9. Picture In A Frame
10. Sexual Religion
11. Make Love To Me Tonight
12. Pure Love


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So now I am ready for summer nights. I’ve got two great CD’s to put in my boombox as I sit by the campfire (sorry, I just couldn’t help it. . all these flashback memories have brought back my teenage vocabulary too). 
Have a great summer everyone!
<3 Dick and Jane 

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.