Inspire Me Monday – Week 539

Inspire Me Monday

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!

I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!

Inspirations And Delights

Christina – Strawberry And Cream Layer Cake

Strawberry and Cream Layer Cake

Celebrate May with Christina’s mouth-watering
Strawberry and Cream Layer cake –
It almost looks too lovely to eat!

Helen – Multi-Compartment Tray Organizer

DIY Multi-Compartment Organizer Tray

Need a tray to catch all of your knickknacks?
Helen shows us how to create one of our own!

Denise – 8 Simple Steps To A Fabulous Grad Party

Grad Party Ideas

Throw your grad a party that he or she will remember
With these fabulous tips from Denise!

Meagan – Outdoor Patio Living Tips

Patio Living

The season for outdoor living is upon us!
Need help getting your patio up to snuff?
Meagan shares some of her favorite patio essentials!

Shiju – Latest Birdwatching Photos

Peaceful Ducks

Look out birds – Shiju is back to birdwatching!
This week he shares some of his latest photos from Lake Kaikondrahalli.
Stop by and let him know which photo is your favorite!

Linda – Awesome, Fun DIY Cork Projects

Fun Cork Projects

Looking for ways to put your cork collection to use?
Linda found some fabulous ideas floating around the Internet –
These herb labels were among my favorite!

Music To Inspire You
Welcome To
Music Moves Me!

Springsteen Quote - Jon Landau

This week, our challenge is to share a song about cars or racing in anticipation of the Indy 500 later this month. I’m not a racing fan but I like to participate in the challenge themes whenever I can!

With that in mind, today I’m sharing my favorite Bruce Springsteen song of all time – Thunder Road. This is the opening song on his third and breakthrough album, Born To Run. The album, which was released on August 25, 1975, inspired music critic Jon Landau to write the quote that would help propel both him and Bruce to fame:

I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.

Picking the right music video to future each week is always a challenge. After listening to several renditions, I came across a video of Bruce performing Thunder Road live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 18, 1975 (just shy of three months after the album release!) This concert marked Bruce’s first introduction to Europe and was such a smash it was later released as his 4th live album! Although the video quality is very dark (after all, this was 1975!), Bruce’s vocal quality is amazing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen (Live)

And – if you are a Springsteen fan and would like to know more about the history behind Thunder Road – be sure to check out the second video, where we’ll hear the scoop firsthand from the Boss himself!

The Story Behind Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen

Inspire Me Monday #539 – May 15, 2022

Inspire Me Monday

I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:

  1. Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!
  2. Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!
  3. Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!

When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun!

Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!

The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!

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41 Responses to “Inspire Me Monday – Week 539”

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  1. Brian Frum says:

    Such pretty photos! I’m ready for a slice of cake now.

  2. Definitely inspired by that strawberry cake!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes – simply amazing! (Can you believe that I’ve been dessert free all year yet feature stuff like this front and center?
      Tortuous but true – lol!)

  3. Alana says:

    I can remember when Bruce Springsteen seemed to come from nowhere. Suddenly he was on the cover of Time Magazine and I was absolutely in love with “Born to Run”. It’s kind of strange, he has songs I love and songs that his unique voice just doesn’t work with – although I can’t remember the names of any of them right now! But when his songs work, oh, do they work, and this is one of them that works.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Know what you mean about his voice! Bruce has been an extremely prolific artist over the years and there are definitely songs of his that I like more than others. Born To Run is one of my favorite albums of all time though – the music, the poetic lyrics, the artistry – everything truly comes together on this one! 🙂

  4. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  5. Happy Monday, Ramona! I hope you had a lovely weekend and that this week is full of blessings. Thank you for hosting!

  6. Becky says:

    Thank you so much for hosting!

  7. Great features and that is one of my favorites by The Boss. Thanks for sharing both.

  8. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  9. Laurie says:

    Thanks for hosting!
    I was looking at the strawberry layered cake and wondering why when I attempt to make something like that it it does not end up looking remotely similar. My layers start to slide off every which way and we end up with upside down cake. I’m always impressed at what others can do!

    Have a good week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I know what you mean Laurie -probably why I’m always in awe of such picture perfect desserts!
      P.S. Upside down cake is one of my husband’s favorites! 🙂

  10. Thank you so much for the feature and kind words, Ramona! Have a great week!

  11. maggie says:

    There are so many creative busy people here!
    Thanks for hosting.

  12. Thank you for hosting such a lovely party every week. I am always excited to be here. Thank you for featuring my patio must have ideas. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful week.

  13. Thanks so much for the feature this week Ramona! I always love the music you share but this one made my day. I am a diehard Springsteen fan and like you, Thunder Road has always been my favorite! Great way to start the day. Thanks again and I wish you a beautiful week ahead.

  14. Thanks for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!

  15. Joanne says:

    Such lovely spring-like features!!

  16. Karren
    Twitter: Myllls

    I was looking at the cork plant markers, I have bags of wine corks and these are so quick and easy and a great way to use some of them. Thank you for hosting, wishing you a great weeek!

  17. Thanks for hosting every week, much to know and learn here! I love the strawberry cake, thanks for sharing the link.
    Here for 4Ms, and loving Bruce Springsteen!
    Happy Monday!

  18. Looking at the recipe links is making me hungry. Thanks for hosting!

  19. So thrilling to discover my multi compartment tray as a Feature this week! Thank you, Ramona! I hope I was able to inspire others to use their creativity for creating!

  20. Thanks for hosting, Ramona!


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