Saturday, January 10, 2015

I Got the Music in Me

Dunno why I chose this as the lead pic. Maybe cos it’s colorful; maybe cos it hasn’t been posted recently.

This is week #2 of the brand new photo hunt called 52 Snapshots of Life! This one is hosted by The Lazy Pit Bull and this theme—or challenge as I like to call them—is right up my alley. Those new to this blog may not know I’m a world famous cat DJ, having worked for PawPawty, Blogpawty and then Nipclub. I’m semi-retired now and I think I earned it. This is a Blog Hop so check out the other entries. You can use any social media medium to join in, just use the hashtags #PBSG and #52Snapshots.

There’s music all over our condo. Bear with me if you’ve seen these photos before. Pop was a radio DJ/music librarian and TW was a music “journalist” who wrote for fanzines as well as published her own ‘zines in the age before the Interwebs. Pop likes music from the ‘60s and ‘70s and country; TW prefers ‘50s rockabilly, punk and alternative. The little ghetto kitteh in me jams to the sounds of the streets—the rap and hip hop, which I wasn’t allowed to play when I DJed cos TW was concerned about offensive lyrics and cuss words.


I know I used this pic for the books’ theme at the other PhotoHunt but it IS music related. TW helped with these music tomes cos she likes seeing her name in print. She ain’t never gonna see it on this blog.

You’ve all seen pics of our lp liberry. On the three shelves beneath me are a few of our 45 rpm records. I know many aren’t familiar with 45’s but we dj’s play them all the time. Also pertaining to music is the Ramones’ dolls on the right and Velvet Underground cd box set at left, both kinda sorta visible in this shot if you know what you’re looking for.
Where’s Keisha? Can you find me?

Also visible in this pic is one of our Tiffany lamps (with the watermark over it). There’s a matching one on the other side that met with an accident the other night. The lampshade jumped off the lamp and broke. I happened to be the only one in the room but the peeps can’t prove anything.

Now onto the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie. I know I always post it after the Photo Hunt but it’s one of my favorite blog hops. I thought I’d continue the music theme with a piece I made in May 2013 but previously had no excuse to post. TW had just gotten back from Blogpaws where a cariCATure artist drew ME. Click the link to see the original post and the complete drawing, which TW still hasn’t gotten framed.


Wouldja look at that. It’s kinda sepia, which means I can also join Ruckus the Eskie’s Sepia Saturday Blog Hop. I’m hopping all over the place today. Speaking of hopping, I’ll be on my toes this weekend when a certain sticky little human invades my sanctum. Rumor has it she’s been giving rectal exams to woofies! Do you have any plans this weekend?

35 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

It looks like your humans have all sorts of cool stuff - my human would be busy for DAYS looking at all of it! And I love the mash up with your drawing too!

The Florida Furkids said...

You covered a LOT with this post. We forgot the new photo hunt this week....BAD MOM!!!

We love your "greatest hits" photo!!!

The Florida Furkids

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That drawing is great! And you sure have a lot of cool collectibles :)

Brian said...

Looking good CK! Hey, there sure is lots of music around our place too!

Patty Woodland said...

I have been remiss in my visits but big things are happening. You will soon know. The male person had a big collection of records before we moved into the trailer and it killed him to have to sell them.

Kathy Mueller said...

Our music collections (albums, CDs, tapes, 45 RPMs!) rivals yours!! Books, too!!! Hubby is a recording engineer :)

Marie Symeou said...

Great stuff! My mum is really into music too. She sings and likes most types of music, though symphonic metal is her fave.

Purrs xx
Athena

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK you do have the music in you!!! Wow

Tamago said...

I love your collection of records! I'm not really familiar with 70's or older music. My first music crush was Pet Shop Boys and theirs was my first record. I think I threw away all the records, though. Love your art image. Sepia tone is purrfect on the image of record :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow CK yous hoomans awe quite accomplished, as awe you. Gweat fotos today fur all yous hops.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Very cool post that encompassed a lot of pictures and information. You ended on a sour note though...rectal exams??? Run like the wind!!!

Georgia and Julie said...

Pawsome post!
Our Mom is old and knows about 45's ;)
We all liked the pics,especially the cool one of you !
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Christy Paws said...

You are hopping busy, CK! All great photos and interesting info about you all.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I didn't know any of that information about you or your peeps. I am glad that Tiffany lamp shade didn't hurt you when it spontaneously fell off. I love the caricature of you.

Flynn said...

You have lots of 45s which shows what a great DJ you are CK. Sounds like you had better keep your butt firmly planted on the ground and your claws at the ready this weekend.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Um, 16!!! Yeah, I know--My Human is BAD BAD BAD! The Human's first 45 was: All Shook Up. But her first record was (I kid you not) Kate Smith singing God Bless America, LOL. I *LIKE* songs with cuss words and other bad language. Maybe you can spin some for me when I bring the pillows and visit?

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Are you going to tickle the ivories for us CK?

Simba said...

Pity about the Tiffany Lamp.

The Indulged Furries said...

There's no rap in our house, but Dad had some music that mom called "cr@p" and wouldn't let him play because of the bad lyrics and screaming. She said it wasn't good for us kitties to hear that sort of thing.
That's a cool caricature of you and your mom turned it into a neat artwork. She's so creative.

Ruckus Eskie said...

Those are some good jams. Happy Sepia Saturday, Ruckus the Eskie

Sweet Purrfections said...

We have quite a bit of music in our house because Mom Paula plays the piano and sings. She's not into rap, though.

The Island Cats said...

We liked how you crawled up on the shelf, CK. Yeah, we saw you up there.

The Cat From Hell said...

Hey Grrl Furrend! What a cool place yous lives in! Right now the condo in Calgary is decorated in Human Brother's Single Guy Old Stuff Decor. He was living in Mommy and Daddy's Condo when Mommy came back to Calgary to work. Mommy's and my bedrom is decorated in Ikea Eclectic!
Love your post today and that picture of you!
If yous already donated for Joe, yous eligible. Wes just trying to help Marg out as she takes care of all those animals on her pension and donations.
There is no minimum and no maximum on donations and wes will creates what ever yous wants - header, new icon, badges, anything that yous would likes!
Kisses
Nellie & Mom

Clooney said...

Cool post, interesting to learn more about TW and the music tastes at your house...yep, we spotted you on the shelf, impressive collection of 45's, I think my Human's first 45 may have been Boney M's "Rasputin"! Love your Caturday Art, very cool!

Katnip Lounge said...

We found you! Mommy is a grunge indie fan.

Gattina said...

What a cute picture !

The Swiss Cats said...

Your greatest hits ! How cool !

Emma said...

Musical variety or a Music Variety Show I would say.

meowmeowmans said...

You, TW and Pop really are all about the music, CK! We have really eclectic musical tastes here, too.

Marty the Manx said...

Love all the music in your world CK!!!! This is the purrfect theme for you! Our Mom like jamband/blues/jazz mostly.

Austin Towers said...

Apparently, not only does The Staff remember 45s, she remember 33s, 78s and the phonograph!!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

You sure have Music in you CK :)

XOXO

Cascadian Nomads Bethany said...

Your house is full of music! Ours has a lot of instruments that cats can admire (but are not supposed to chew on! Ahem!) All of the albums and CD's are in a cat proofed closet so you are very lucky you are allowed on the shelf with those CK

Pawesome Cats said...

Great photos, sounds like your house is choc-full with music.

Kitties Blue said...

Your art is so creative. Really met the theme head on. Mol. We're going to check out the original art. XOCK, Kitties Blue