Thursday, January 13, 2011

Don't Disturb This Groove

  In the past I've had a few people ask me how I came up with the title of my blog.  "Don't Disturb This Groove" was a popular song by the group, The System in the late 80's.  I chose this song title as a loving tribute to my mother and uncle.  My mom loved this song.  She would channel her inner diva whenever this song would come on the radio!  It was so much fun to see her sing, dance and act silly to her favorite song!  Sadly, my beautiful mother passed away September 6th, 1997.  It was a very difficult time for my family.  I think of my dear mother everyday. 
My mom and Me circa 1995

Me with my Uncle Shawn circa 2003

  My mom was 1 of 13 children.  She was very close to all of her sisters and brothers, but she shared a unique bond with my Uncle Shawn.  They were only a year apart and they both had a love for music.  In the 80's, my uncle recorded an album; my mom was so happy for her brother.  One day my mom and I were in the mall and as we walked past the gym we heard one of my uncle's songs playing over the speakers. My mom turned around and headed straight for the gym. She couldn't believe her ears, they were playing her brother's song!  She was so proud of him!  My dear Uncle Shawn passed away January 25th, 2009.

  The lead singer of The System reminds me a lot of my uncle.  I chose "Don't Disturb This Groove" as a title to remember them both.


Close your eyes and let the music put you in the groove... 
 

22 comments:

  1. I've always loved that song and knew exactly what song you were channeling with your blog name. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and uncle. I'm sure they are very proud of you!

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  2. That song really brings back memories...none as precious as the ones you have of your dear mother and uncle.You have created a really wonderful tribute to them.

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  3. Hey Brandi,

    I know the song!!!

    Are you ok? I hope so and send you good wishes for a dreamly friday!

    Love hugs

    Tine

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  4. Brandi,

    I thought your blog title was in reference to that song! I still love that song! I'm an old school jams girl :) Nice that we have that in common. I don't have my mother, either. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your mom and uncle are looking down on you in love.

    Now, get to Target :) ~Michelle

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  5. What a heart felt post thanks so much for sharing it reminds me to hold the time with my Mom even closer.

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  6. They both look so young; obviously gone much too soon, but what a fun legacy you've created.

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  7. Brand, I love that you put so much meaning into your blogs name! And now it allows you to think of you mom everytime you blog!!

    Beautiful post!

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  8. This is so very touching. I'm so sorry you lost them both. I know what it is like to lose a loved one. This is such a sweet was to remember them both. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  9. I heard about all of your snow...amazing! Both your mom and uncle looked so young. Your mother was beautiful and your uncle was so handsome! I'm very sorry for your loss. What a sweet tribute.
    The last music video looks like it was filmed near my home :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  10. What a lovely meaning to your blog title. I feel rather shallow now with mine!

    Those are lovely photos of you, Brandi. I'm sure your mum would be so proud of everythinbg you've accomplished in your life.

    Big hug,

    Sarahx

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  11. Brandi,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your mom and uncle. The pictures you posted were beautiful--you can see so much love and happiness on your faces.

    I have always love the song don't disturb this groove and found your blog by happy accident. The title is actually what made me click over.

    You are an amazing lady an a rockin' crafter after my own heart. I have to believe that she would be so proud of you who've become and the kids you're raising.

    Sending extra love and prayers your way ....

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  12. Every time I visit you blog, I find myself singing that song . . . for the rest of the night . . . beautiful post!

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  13. I remember this lovely post, Brandi. And I think of it whenever I visit. I love it that your blog name means so much to you. It puts my Modern Country Style into a rather poor light!!

    Sarahx

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  14. Brandi, I'm visiting for the first time from Sarah's linky party at Modern Country Style. What a sweet tribute to your uncle and especially your mom. I haven't lost my parents yet, but I was very close to my grandmother and I often feel close to her as I do things I know she would appreciate with my family and my talents. It looks like you are doing the same thing for your loved ones. Thanks for sharing something so close to your heart!

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  15. I enjoyed reading your story Brandi! Your mom would be so proud of you. Sweet that you have a blog title with so much meaning. My blog name comes from a similar source. We are blessed to have incredible people who inspire us to be the best we can be.
    Hugs!

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  16. That's right........this was a great story to add to Modern Country!!

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  17. What a lovely tribute to your mum and uncle. Just stopped by from Sarah's linky party and so glad I did x

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  18. What a sweet post and a wonderful way to honor your mom and uncle. I am visiting from Funky Junk and LOVE your site! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas. I have noticed you use that glue gun quite often....come on over to the sewing side...you will love it! Come check me out and hopefully I can inspire you to try a little sewing project.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this. Mark

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  20. I love that you rblog title has so mcuh meaning! What a beautiful post. Thanks you so much for linking it up!

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  21. that is so sweet. I enjoyed your post about you and your family. Im from a family of ten kids and I lost my sweet mum in October about 12 years ago...she is so so missed everyday.
    happy autumn and hugs to you
    KAT

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