Tuesday, July 06, 2010
"I'd love to be with you, and the sun will rise, the sun will rise."
Cool, blue heaven.
Penobscot Bay, Maine
As the ferry made its way across the bay, a cool ocean breeze reminded us why we should have stayed put. Thick blue haze on the horizon warned us before we touched down but, who listens to anything any more?
(The title of this post — along with the musical selections — came with me across the Bay, 'The Velvet Fog' laying down his swingin' 1968 version of 'Sunshine Superman' as only Mellie Mel could do. The super-hip vocal styling gave me a chill — like someone walking over my grave (but, in a nice, cool, friendly way) — as I tried to remember if the people I knew back then (Yes, of course I was alive WAY BACK THEN) really talked like that. They probably didn't but, I probably didn't know anybody hip to laying down that righteous jive.)
Damn, it's hotter than H-E-Double Effin' Dogs on the mainland!
(Buy: Donovan: Sunshine Superman)
(Buy: Rickie Lee Jones: Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology)
(Buy: Big Jim Sullivan: Sitar Beat)
(Buy: Enoch Light: Enoch Light's Action: It's Happening...So Let's Dance!)
(Buy: Mel Torme: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head)
And, just because I needed a (cooler) little bit of the Super Rainbow to get me through this 'happening', well, here it is.
(Buy: Black Moth Super Rainbow: Dandelion Gum)
Friday, January 01, 2010
I'm ready for my close-up.
Man, they should take these things (blogs and, the privilege to) away from you if you go a whole year and just slap up one half-arsed post.
But, they don't so, what I'm tryin' to say is ...
Hello darlin' nice to see you it's been a long time
You're just as lovely as you used to be
How's your new love are you happy hope you're doing fine
Just to know it means so much to me
What's that darlin' how'm I doing guess I'm doing all right
Except I can't sleep and I cry all night till dawn
What I'm trying to say is I love you and I miss you
And I'm so sorry that I did you wrong.
Hey, look kids, I'm back to it! (Well, maybe until next year or, maybe this year I'll surprise both you and myself, and stay on top of this thing.) Don't get all wet, however, I did just say, "Maybe."
See ya' real soon! (Or, not.)
Photography : Sally Dennison (via)
(Buy: George Jones: High Tech Redneck)
(Buy: Conway Twitty: The Very Best of Conway Twitty)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Huang Yan (not my baby)
Swimming with the fishes. (Okay, okay, Mammals!)
But, only one to which my baby will dance.
(Can you guess which one?)
(Buy: Raffi: Baby Beluga)
Punky Reggae Party
(Buy: Bob Marley & The Wailers: Exodus [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED])
Monday, June 23, 2008
July 21, 1972, a little after the show at Summerfest.
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008
"On JUL 21 1972 the above subject was on a stage at the Summerfest and during the performance he used words as Fucker, Mother Fucker, Cocksucker said in the presence of a Large audience of adults and Children. Several complaints from citizens were received." — from police report and arrest record of George Carlin, July 21, 1972.
Why We Don't Need 10 Commandments
My Dad loved George Carlin. He had FM & AM, Class Clown, and Toledo Windowbox and played them all, often (along with Stan Getz, Kai Winding, Glenn Miller, J. J. Johnson, Sergio Mendes, and a ton of other great albums) on the living room hifi, as the whole family sat around laughing and giggling (or, in the case of the music, clearing out furniture and dancing). Of course, I don't think that my brothers and sister (as well as myself) knew half of what we were laughing at, but to see Mom and Dad laughing on the verge of tears was all we needed to know (and, by my Mom's teaching, the Jitterbug).
"This is a little prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. "
(So, how's that for a return to posting? Maybe I'll clean it up next time, but the way I'm feeling these days, maybe not.)
Monday, April 28, 2008
I DailyLove® this car.
Makin' the Scene
El Camino, El El Camino,
El Camino, El El Camino.
It's handsome like a car,
and it works just like a truck.
The front is where you drive,
and the back is where you ...
El Camino, El El Camino,
El Camino, El El Camino.
(With props to Cookie Palmer.)
Show Me The Way
(Buy: Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive!)
I'm In Love With My Car
(Buy: Queen: A Night At The Opera)
Jesus Built My Hotrod
(Buy: Ministry: Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs)
And, even though it's not an El Camino tune, it rocks the car theme perfectly for me. I hope for you too.
Brand New Cadillac
(Buy: Clash: London Calling)
Monday, April 21, 2008
"The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact."
April 18, 2008
Well, yes I am. As a matter of fact, I'm sky blue!
I have no excuses (other than blue skies and beautiful weather) why I haven't written for the last 3 weeks.
So, without further ado, I owe you a picture (above) and some music (below). And, a (false) promise that I'll try to be more diligent in posting.
Enjoy everything! (And get outside! These computer screens are no good for you!)
(Buy: The 5,6,7,8's: Teenage Mojo Workout)
(Buy: Death By Chocolate: Death By Chocolate)
Mr. Blue Sky
(Buy: Electric Light Orchestra: Out Of The Blue)
(Buy: Nouvelle Vague: Bande A Part)
Little Fluffy Clouds
(Buy: The Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld)
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
(Buy: Eels: Daisies Of The Galaxy)
And, just because I seem to have these last two songs in my head today, they're yours, also. And, yes, "Blue Skies" would have been an obvious post-up today as well, but, I just don't dig that one as much as these.
(Buy: The Allman Brothers Band: A Decade of Hits, 1969-1979)
Sunday, April 06, 2008
A real straight-shooter (although, a little to the right in my humble opinion).
Charlton Heston, 1924-2008
Prideful, independent and valorific.
He was the N.R.A.
We can only wonder who will step it up as our next celebrity spokesperson for the right to carry our homeland semi-automatic .50 caliber BMG's.
Now, will somebody please pry that thing "from his cold, dead hands!"
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
(Buy: Beatles: The Beatles [White Album])
That's When I Reach For My Revolver
(Buy: Mission Of Burma: The Horrible Truth About Burma)
In Our Gun
(Buy: Gomez: In Our Gun)
And, a little step outside our 'Pictures Only' format, to bring you a little video ditty made most popular and, now hard to find, by Old Charlie. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Four Kinsmen.