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Come on, get happy
Maybe growing up is a myth.
18 videos, 6 songs
Garden of Your Mind
I will show you (delivered); plant an idea (no one's saying what)... Where? In the garden, of your mind.
A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses both name James Joyce's alter ego, SD...(Stephen Dedalus); who might have needed this cover more, were he born in the month of November. I missed that fate, by a day.
The Gambler with instructional Video
Great knife catch... Also choice use of a goat, running bear and errant piglet. Still an ace, knowing nod.
It is lucky to be born in November, that's when the song starts. Perfect poems are out there. Chase them, write more.
Quartet of Lion Cubs Take Their First Steps Outside
Lion cubs are deliciously cute. I maybe relate to one of the girl cubs, they lope, and are into the sun. They'd never seen it before the day on this clip. Awwww.
Chicago Art Institute lions roar
Stuff happens in Chicago, when I am gone. For instance, I learned that new protection has been added to the Art Institute Lions, which are to me a symbol that never changes, stagnant but beautiful, that way. Greened metal, I never had the desire to touch them, with any vestige more invasive than my eyes. Still, apparently people were straddling them, and so now they have an alarm system built in. Roar it up lions, roar them off. (This is in no means a political statement, that family looks sweet, but they are not lions. Lions belong with lions, or the police will be called).
La la la la... Order matters in a narrative arc. Mackenzie here won first place and the performance is like the Kool-Aid powder in concentrate, in terms of my collection; with the next selection or so, emotionally, foretelling the arrival of Mr. Kool-Aid(la la la la la)...
Why we need cheering up
This is admittedly a sad clip. Though it is like steering into a skid, if you clicked on this collection for happy. Note: in the end she follows her feeling, that's a start.
Mackenzie needs the free to be you and me record. It's all right to cry. And she's right about what matters.
I can't find the words (danced by Maddie Ziegler)
At the same contest that Maddie (Brooke and Chloe) were supposed to be young girls in love with a vampire that had put them all in a trance, that he was Mr. Right... Maddie was trying to write a love letter to Nick. Us writers have to watch that we don't carry our own selves away. Ditto to Mackenzie in the mirror dance.
(Mackenzie Ziegler) Put Your Hearts Up
Mackenzie is so cute. Bounding about, being cute, that's what she is doing, being Mackenzie.
Kitten Nightmare Stopped With Cuddling
Again, that's the exact tabby cat I always wanted. He'd dig the little orange kitten in the hungry kittens video...
A very satisfying delivery on what is a uniquely promising premise...
The bunny points out everybody is shorter than him. Also there's a moment where it gets a little creepy (like who are these people and why am I watching this)... laughing helps.
Boy Knows Girl (baby sloths)
They hug at the end: precious.
I'm not really sure what I'm watching. But there are kittens and they are in sync.
Kittens waiting for dinner
This is an attack of cuteness. Wait for it... they leap at the camera, too. The orange tabby is exactly the kind I always wanted.
It's Alright to Cry
I had never seen this video until today. I remembered the song from my lp. I mean no disrespect to Mr. Grier, who may also have gotten a chuckle from the various camera angles.
This is from the '70's, granted. But Sheldon Harnick and Carol Channing, I'm thinking you're right about this.
The lady likes mangoes. I can relate. Really someone should have planned better, and gotten enough mangoes for everyone. And the tigers. Mangoes for all (I like happy endings).
This is Carole King, and again, if you missed this as a child, I care. So does the lion (wonder if he's thought about marketing lion rides, that seems like a crowd pleaser).
When We Grow Up
I loved this as a little girl. I listened to it on a record player, scratches and all. A very strong incentive to take care of each other.
Boy Meets Girl
Goo! (As in rhymes with coo, goo).
My Name is Stegosaurus
I had this pop into my head today. At age four when I sang stegosaurus style, my special touch was stomping about on the floor. Stegosauruses already were my favorite dinosaur, and my older brother had said that was a dumb favorite because they can get eaten. Then I heard this song, and knew I was right. They are the best dinosaur ever.
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