Music Monday: HOBnobbing with Sweet Caroline

First off, I think it’s only fair to tell you that I am NOT a Neil Diamond fan at all.  Not in the least!  BUT, every time I hear this song, it grows on me, especially when it conjures memories of good times and great friends.


Saturday night, we celebrated my hubby’s birthday with friends at one of our favorite watering hole, the House of Brews, which we’ve nicknamed “The HOB”.  On Saturday nights, there’s a decent guitarist and he always includes Sweet Caroline in his set.  Of course, the crowd (mostly made up of us) can’t resist belting out “BA BA BA” in the chorus.  It’s “SO GOOD! SO GOOD SO GOOD” and so much fun to be loud and obnoxious with your friends!







On another note, I want to thank everyone for linking up and participating in Music Monday with Run DMT for the past month.  Next week, October rolls in and I am ready to sink my teeth into Halloween.  So for the next four weeks, I will be sharing my favorite Halloween tunes. Share your favorite spine tingling tunes too, if you dareMuhahahahahaha!



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  1. Thom says:

    Sounds like a fun birthday. Hau`oli La Hanau to your husband 🙂 I really like Neil Diamond. He isn’t someone that I would listen to all the time but I’ve always liked his voice. Great choice. 🙂 Have a great week ahead 🙂

  2. amanda says:

    Oh I am a huge Neil Diamond fan, I love this tune but my favorite is Coming to America! Thanks for laying this week Denise I know you have your hand full with beautiful faces! Happy MM!

  3. xmasdolly says:

    Thanks for the plug my new friend. I don’t see where to follow you or I would, so I do see twitter so I’ll follow you there. Thanks for signin’ up to our linky too and playin’ along. Man, is Neil Diamond ever young here, huh? Well, let me know where to follow you, and I’ll be back. I’ll definitely check out our other musical friends! Thanks again & hope to see you next week too!

  4. Hazel says:

    Sweet Ca-ro-line…. that’s the only part of the song I know 🙂 I like his voice though. That looks like a nice birthday party. Happy birthday to your husband.

  5. Rosidah Abidin says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to your husband. Wishing him even more joy and happiness as he steps into another year. It looks to me that you had a wonderful time and great tunes :). Thanks for sharing.

  6. Stacy Uncorked says:

    Looks like everyone had a great time celebrating your hubby’s birthday! Happy (belated) Birthday to him! 🙂

    I’m not a huge fan of Neil Diamond, either – but like you, this song always grows on me every time I hear it! 🙂

  7. cooper says:

    glad you put in the preamble….
    the ladies look like they are certainly enjoying themselves…the guys (except for the one in the middle) look like they’re having one last drink before heading back to prison…maybe it’s a reaction to Neil Diamond?????

  8. JamericanSpice says:

    There are some of his songs I like and yes it’s great fun to be loud and having fun with your friends!

    Happy Belated birthday to your love.

    Have a great week! Thanks for this sweet memory! 🙂

  9. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I’ve always loved Neil Diamond and this song in particular reminds me of when I was a kid.
    Thanks so much for plugging our little meme over at XMasDolly and for signing in at the linky.
    I cannot wait to hear your Halloween songs, some of them can be so fun.
    Have a wonderful week – I am now following you on Twitter.

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