22-P by Melody

Hi Everybody

Letter P… it is there but lesser easy to find than some other letters in the alphabet… the P I found this time whas presented by Mother Nature, her gifts are the most precious, aren’t they?

 

 

 

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Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

22-O by Beverly

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This week at ABC Wednesday, O gets centre stage.

O is for ONE and Opportunity – because it really only takes one opportunity to succeed.

This month I have been taking part in the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. For this challenge, I have been creating art tags, using stamps I have carved.

I carved the number one for O – and found two quotes I liked – therefor had to create 2 tags.

one 1 001

one 2 001

 

When opportunity comes our way, we need to know how to recognize it.  There are many quotes referring to this:

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Bobby Unser

Every day is a new opportunity.
Bob Feller

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
Seneca

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

 

 

 

22-N by Roger

John, Michelle, Cass, Denny

N is for NAMECHECK

noun
1. a public mention or listing of the name of a person or thing such as a product, especially in acknowledgment or for publicity purposes.

verb
1. publicly mention or list the name of.
“He NAMECHECKS a legion of producers and DJs”

There are a LOT of songs out there, as noted here, that NAMECHECK other artists, or themselves.

The Beatles’ Glass Onion, from the white album, is quite self-referential in its NAMECHECKS. It mentions song titles by the group such as Strawberry Fields Forever (“You know the place where nothing is real”), I Am the Walrus (“I told you about the walrus and me… The walrus was Paul”), Lady Madonna (“… trying to make ends meet, yeah”), Fool on the Hill (“I told you about the…”) and Fixing a Hole (“…in the ocean”)

But no one did it more thoroughly than the Mamas and the Papas in Creeque Alley.

John and Mitchie were gettin’ kind of itchy
Just to leave the folk music behind
[Papa John Phillips, Mama Michelle Gilliam Phillips]

Zal and Denny workin’ for a penny
Tryin’ to get a fish on the line
[Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin’ Spoonful, Papa Denny Doherty]

In a coffee house, Sebastian sat
And after every number, they’d pass the hat
[John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful]

McGuinn and McGuire just a-gettin’ higher in L.A
You know where that’s at…
[Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Barry McGuire of The New Christy Minstrels]

When Cass was a sophomore, planned to go to Swarthmore
But she changed her mind one day
[Mama Cass Elliot]

and at the end

And California dreamin’ is becomin’ a reality [California Dreamin’, their first big hit]

Listen to Creeque Alley, which went to #5 on the US Billboard charts in 1967.

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Oh, yeah, how could I forget Melody Music? You could even visit Ramblin’ with Roger, if you had a mind to. (And if that isn’t a gnarly NAMECHECK, I don’t know what is…)