5 Songs about a Thing Called Love

Written by Suzanne on August 27, 2010 – 12:00 am -

Ahh the L word! That thing called L O V E love.

Love can be many things. It can make you see life through rose colored glasses or make you want to cry your eyes out. There’s puppy love, true love, forbidden love, and unrequited love. Love can be an emotion, a virtue, or just the thing that makes a great song.


Here are 5 Songs about a Thing Called Love:

Jerry Reed was a country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor. You might remember him from Smokey and the Bandit, he was in the movie and he sang the theme song “East Bound and Down”.

Here he is with “A Thing Called Love”:


Queen is a British rock band that formed in 1971. Before his death in 1991, Freddie Mercury rocked the stage with his lead vocals, piano and theatrics. I think everyone with a TV, radio, or internet connection knows of, listened to, or rocked out with Queen. Many of their songs have been used and re-used in tributes, parodies, television and film.

Here’s Queen with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, the single was number two in the UK and became the first U.S. number-one hit for the band.

Before they signed a record deal this British rock band, The Darkness, made a name for themselves with their live shows.
Here they are with “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”:

Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s. Every once and awhile I’m in a big band music mood. Time to break out the Ginger Rogers moves to “What Is This Thing Called Love” by
Leo Reisman and His Orchestra.

While on my quest for other “Thing Called Love” inspired songs I found the British trance music group Above & Beyond.

Check out this club video of Above & Beyond’s, “Thing Called Love” featuring Richard Bedford:


Queen still rocks on, visit their official site: http://www.queenonline.com/home

The Darkness split up but a few band members are reforming as The Stone Gods, check their MySpace for details: http://www.myspace.com/thedarkness

Visit the official Above & Beyond site for tour dates & more info: http://aboveandbeyond.nu/home

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Search On

Written by Suzanne on August 19, 2010 – 8:06 am -

Thanks to my kiddo and her extensive YouTube knowledge for finding this fun video maker.

It’s the YouTube Search Stories feature, a visual display of your searches using Google. I decided to search for action words that describe Housewife in Hollywood.com the best.
Check it out:

Create your own at http://youtube.com/searchstories

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Crash Kings

Written by Suzanne on August 17, 2010 – 8:41 am -

Do you remember my interview with actor David Arquette about his clothing line Propr?

Click the link for interview. http://www.housewifeinhollywood.com/propr-attire/

David Arquette shared a video on Facebook he directed called “You Got Me” by Crash Kings.

Watch the video and tell us what you think?

This was my comment:  “Crisp clear imagery of dirty rockstar action. I dig the Schroeder style piano.”—Housewife in Hollywood

Click here for Crash Kings official site.

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Haunted Mansion

Written by Suzanne on August 13, 2010 – 11:18 am -

We went to Disneyland yesterday. Finally after years of pleading, the kiddo went into the Haunted Mansion. This was a day for celebration because I’ve been a Disneyland park fan since I was a little kiddo and the Haunted Mansion has always held the second place spot as my favorite attraction. First place goes to Pirates of the Caribbean.

On our drive to the “Happiest Place on Earth” I explained to the kiddo and her park guest that Disneyland stands on what was once orange groves. Being the “green” kids that they are, this was a bit upsetting. When we were in line at the Haunted Mansion the conversation about the mansion’s history began.

The kiddo: “I wonder if this is the home of the family that owned the orange groves? Wouldn’t that be weird. Maybe this home was always here but Disney didn’t want to tear it down. He knew it was haunted.”

Me: “Hmm that is a good story.”

For Myths & Legends of Disney’s Haunted Mansion visit http://www.doombuggies.com

What Disneyland attractions are in your first and second place spots?

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Black Cab Sessions

Written by Suzanne on August 10, 2010 – 8:17 am -

One song. One take. One cab.

Have you seen the Black Cab Sessions?

Click here for a fave of mine from Sunset Rubdown.

Love this one from Grizzly Bear, click here.

Click right here for another fave this time from Peter, Bjorn and John. Looks like Peter and John got in the cab, Bjorn was missing.

For more musical cab rides, visit http://blackcabsessions.com

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Last Summer

Written by Suzanne on August 6, 2010 – 10:29 am -

Visit http://www.themotels.com/ for current info and tour dates.

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Shark Week

Written by Suzanne on August 2, 2010 – 3:50 pm -

Let’s celebrate Shark Week with a little bit of Jabberjaw jammin’:

For less trivial nonsense and more shark action visit http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/shark-week/

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