Monday, October 5, 2015

Music Monday - Do Ya by Electric Light Orchestra (1976)

I always say that I am more into vintage pop and retro soul rather than classic rock ... but there are some exceptions!   "Do Ya" by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is one of those.   Actually just about anything by ELO is an exception -- I loved this band during my teen years.  (For a previous blog post about "Mr. Blue Sky," click here.)

"Do Ya" was written by Jeff Lynne for the British rock band The Move in 1971, and was originally titled "Look Out Baby, There's a Planet Comin'."   ELO recorded this in 1976 on their album A New World Record.  It went to 24 on the Billboard record chart.

Do you remember this song?  Have a listen below.  I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - In the Shade of the Almond Trees by Dominique Marny

In the Shade of the Almond Trees

In the Shade of the Almond Trees

(historical fiction) Release date: September 29, 2015 at Open Road Media 280 pages ISBN: 978-1480461178 Website | Goodreads


In the aftermath of World War I, a family estate hangs in the balance. For generations, the Barthélemy family tended to the olive trees of Restanques, a sprawling property in Cotignac whose olive oil and almonds were as incredible as the countryside that produced them. But all that changed when war came to France. Robert Barthélemy never returned from the trenches, and without him, the farm is beginning to die. His widow has lost the will to live, and only the fierce efforts of their daughter, Jeanne, have kept the creditors at bay. Jeanne is spending an afternoon at home with the family’s grim financial statements when a handsome stranger appears on the front steps. His name is Jérôme Guillaumin and he is a brilliant botanist about to embark on a journey around the globe. From the moment they meet, Jeanne is struck by feelings she never thought possible: feelings that could save her life or destroy everything she has ever known.


In the Shade of the Almond Trees - Dominique Marny
Dominique Marny was raised in a family that loved art, literature, adventure, and travel. In addition to being a novelist, she is a playwright and screenwriter, and writes for various magazines. Follow Open Road Integrated Media on Facebook | Twitter Subscribe to Open Road’s Newsletter
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