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!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1962, two Jazz greats went into Rudy Van Gelder's Hackensack studio to record their album, simply titled "Duke Ellington & John Coltrane".

The 63-year-old Ellington was a legend, and Coltrane, at a mere 36, was becoming one of the biggest and brightest young stars in the Jazz world.

In the LP's notes, Coltrane wrote that he was honored to have the opportunity to work with Duke, musing that Ellington "has set standards I haven’t caught up with yet."

Here's a video clip of the two performing "In A Sentimental Mood".

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What are you listening to today?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What's Playin'?

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...

Check out Suzi's Music for more playlists and other music stuff.

What are you listening to today?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Humans Of The Keys

Do you follow Humans of the Keys?

The Florida Keys attract all kinds of people.  And everyone has a story to tell.  We tell the stories and take the pictures of the fabulous humans of the fabulous Florida Keys.

Read the stories, leave comments and let us know what you think.

Are you a Human of the Keys?
Do you have a story to tell, or know someone who does?  We are always looking for stories!
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

History of Labor Day: 

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!

How do you celebrate Labor Day?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

In The Spotlight: Grace Potter

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.


Who would you like to see in the spotlight?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Live Music Calendar Updated For September

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!