Welcome to Suzi's World. I'm Suzi. I live on an Island... I'm a song writer, poet, and story teller; a music lover and movie critic...I try to eat healthy and exercise, but I also have a passion for good food, along with fine wine and spirits. Take a tour of my world, enjoy and visit often!
The World According To Suzi is here for me to share my songs, poems and stories. I'll also be sharing food and drink recipes, links and calendars of live music and other happenings in and around the Florida Keys, along with reviews on local restaurants, and tips on things to do. In Suzi's World there is always music, so I'll also be sharing play lists and my recommendations on music-new and old. So, please take a look around, click the links, leave a comment and let me know what you think, share your thoughts and give me a glimpse into your world!
I've been on the road a lot (again) this last week or so. Here are some of the songs that came up on my driving music playlist today. Music is the only that makes driving long distance bearable.
Turn it up loud and sing!
What's playing on Suzi's ipod today?
1. "The Devil Is My Running Mate" - Jason Isbell 2. "Bastards Of The Highway" - John Moreland & The Black Gold Band 3. "Hey Rider" - Band Of Heathens 4. "Call Me The Breeze" - Eric Clapton 5. "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" - Nanci Griffith 6. "My Baby Drives" - Justin Townes Earle 7. "Run Off To LA" - Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow 8. "A Good Country Mile" - Kevin Kinney & The Golden Palominos 9. "On The Way Back Home" - Lucero 10. "Straight To Hell" - Hard Working Americans
When this came on up today, I was driving in torrential rain. I turned it up even louder (to hear it over the rain) and sang...then I hit repeat and did it again!
If I couldn't sing, I couldn't drive. ...straight to Hell...yeah probably...
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. In 1987, President Grover Cleveland established it as a national holiday, to be honored each year on the first Monday in September.
The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day.
The Holiday Today:
Labor Day has become synonymous with grilling and spending time outside with family and friends.
The holiday marks the end of the traditional summer (although it doesn't officially end until later in the month) with students normally returning to school the following week. High society fashion rules say it is the last day of the season to fashionably wear white (although we happily thumb our noses at that tradition here in the Florida Keys!)
Labor Day has also become known as a shopping day. Taking advantage of the fact that much of the labor force are off work for the day, retailers historically run big sales to lure shoppers on their day off.
Happy Labor Day!
However you celebrate this break in labor, enjoy and be safe!
This month we find the lovely and talented Grace Potter in the spotlight.
With her combination of good looks and talent, Grace has made her mark on the pop and Americana music scene. She's even known in the country music circles thanks to her collaborations with Kenny Chesney. She plays keyboards and guitar, writes and sings, and brings an enormous amount of energy to everything she does.
It's a new month! I have updated the live music calendar for September. Once again, musicians and bands, please check your dates. Let me know of any changes or corrections. If you're not on the calendar and want to be, just send me a note with your schedule and I'll get you added.
Just click the image to view the calendar. You can always find the calendar by scrolling down the right side-bar and clicking the image there.
Thanks for visiting Suzi's World and for supporting live music in our community!