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Easter Songs

 

Easter is on Sunday so Quirky T is conducting the Guitar Train to listen to Easter songs. For some reason, Easter songs are not sung in joyful caroling sessions outside of churches the way Christmas songs are. Easter songs are also not played continually on mainstream radio. That’s too bad since they are very joyful songs and should be sung in large gatherings inside and outside of churches.

The Last Supper

Here are my favorite songs to hear at Easter Sunday Mass:

 

  1. “Jesus Christ is Risen Today”
  2. “Christ, Be Our Light”
  3. “I Am the Bread of Life”
  4. “City of God”

 

Cadbury Crème Egg

Cadbury Crème Egg

For post Lent, I will try to turn the abstinence of Lent into the moderation of everyday life and stop myself from devouring an entire Easter basket filled with of my beloved Cadbury Crème Eggs and Cadbury Mini Eggs. These chocolates are so good and are only available once a year. I feel like I have to eat as many as possible before they once again disappear from the store shelves.

 

Happy Easter to all Guitar Train passengers and anyone who just happened to stumble upon this Guitar Train stop.

 

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The Guitar Train Celebrates Halloween

New York Giants Mini Snickers bars

New York Giants Mini Snickers bars

Since today is Halloween, the Guitar Train is taking a slight detour from Happy Month to celebrate Halloween. Unfortunately, for the past two years in New Jersey and other states along the East Coast, Halloween has either been postponed or cancelled completely because of hurricanes and the resulting damages and power outages. I feel bad for kids who didn’t get to experience all the fun of Halloween.

Snickers bars

Snickers bars

Dressing up in cool costumes and free candy, what a great holiday! When you step back to think about it, it is very odd that for this one day, you can go to any house, ring the doorbell, and expect to get candy. As a kid, my friends and I always remembered which houses handed out the best treats. The most sought after treats were full size chocolate bars like Snickers and packages of three large chocolate chip cookies from the local cookie factory.

Cadbury Screme Egg

Cadbury Screme Egg

Today, the amount and variety of Halloween candy and chocolate available to purchase is overwhelming. Every candy has been Halloweenized, even Quirky T’s favorite Cadbury Crème Eggs as Cadbury Scrème Eggs with bright green filling. One trend I don’t like is the downsizing of chocolate bars to bite size. Who needs to unwrap four individually wrapped Snickers to make one whole bar? Obviously, I don’t know what moderation means in relation to chocolate.

Genesis tape cover with tape

Thriller tape cover

Phantom of the Opera tape cover

To get on a musical track, here are some songs that set me in the mood for Halloween.
1. “Home By the Sea” – Genesis
2. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
3. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson  

4. “Music of the Night” – The Phantom of the Opera http://youtu.be/77umP7IRxD4

 
Guitar Train Passengers, what songs put you in the mood for Halloween? What was your favorite Halloween treat to receive as a child?

 
Next month, hop aboard the Guitar Train as Quirky T stops for Gratitude Month.

Jon Secada and the Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury Crème Egg

Cadbury Crème Egg

With Easter coming up, Quirky T has been dreaming of Cadbury Creme Eggs.  They are my favorite Easter chocolate.  I hoard these precious jewels as soon as they are available.  A Creme Egg along with Cadbury Mini Eggs will be the first things I eat on Easter Sunday after having given sweets up for Lent.

Heart, Soul, & a Voice CD

Cadbury Creme Eggs also remind me of singer-songwriter Jon Secada.  During Lent in 1995, Jon Secada was signing copies of his then latest CD, “Heart, Soul, & A Voice” at a music store in New York City a few days before his concert at the famous Radio City Music Hall.  A friend and I went into Manhattan to meet him.  On the way there, we stopped to eat at the cafeteria in Fordham University at Lincoln Center.  At the register, they were selling Cadbury Creme Eggs.  Of course, I had to buy one to stock up.

We then left to get on the long line outside the music store to meet Jon Secada.  When it was finally my turn to get his autograph on my CD, I spontaneously decided to give him my precious Cadbury Creme Egg.  So as Jon signed my CD, I nervously asked him if he would like a Cadbury Creme Egg.  He looked at me like I was quirky and said, “A what?”  His assistant quickly grabbed the Creme Egg and said, “Yes.”  He obviously knew about the greatness of the Crème Egg.  Jon Secada apparently didn’t; maybe they are not popular in Miami where he’s from.

Jon Secada and Cadbury Creme Egg

That story always makes me smile since I am sure I’m the only one who has ever offered my prized possession, a Cadbury Creme Egg, to Jon Secada.

Guitar Train passengers, have you ever given a celebrity an unusual gift?  What was it and what’s the story behind it?  Also, what’s your favorite Easter candy and why?

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