Sunday, June 14, 2020
Ok, so yes I have been home for the duration of this health fiasco. And yes, I started strongly with uploads but quickly split my time (when not working) on other things. And then Blogger updated their interface and it took me a while to figure out how to embed a song..the wonders of technology. But here I am with a really nice Soul ballad. Maybe if I get some requests I may get motivated to upload more ...hint hint
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A few weeks ago I went to Lowes on a Saturday. On the way home I saw in a food truck parked in former car dealer parking lot. But the amazing thing was all the people who were milling around the parking lot in line for food...I thought of this song. Now there seems to be people protesting the social distancing...get a grip people!
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Ok, I will admit this will not be the cup of tea for most people. But I remember seeing this when I was an undergraduate in 1986, This public access TV station that played alternative videos would play stuff on the fringe (hmm, many things now in my collection). I was enamored by the strangeness. I found a copy of this on promo 45 and also this interesting 2 lp interview LP. This originally was released on a 5 album box set called United States Live (I still have all of them) and then abridged into 1 LP. Laurie later married Lou Reed and held him when he died...On a happier note, check out the video and there is a scene where she is dancing with William Burroughs...pretty cool
Monday, April 20, 2020
I was unable to get a haircut before the COVID-19 shut down everything. So to go along with my unruly hair, I decided I would grow my beard out (was thinking Robert E Lee, or Santa..lol). Anyway, I was given an ultimatum by wife this weekend...trim the beard back to it's normal look, or sleep on the couch and I will chop it while you sleep....I thought about being defiant (for 2 seconds, anyway) and then buckled. It is better to trim the beard, then pay "Alimony"
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Where did the week go? Guess I was lazy with the blog again. I was much better with staying home this week...a couple quick trips to post office and Walmart. I have some minor roof work I want to complete but the weather has not cooperated..of course it is beautiful when I am doing my work work. But anyway, this is getting really old and I think this song represents it is getting harder all the time.
So funny story about this one...I was watching To Sir With Love with my wife about 6 months ago. When the Mindbenders played this I flipped. I had heard a new punkish version of this last year by the Pandoras and it's fantastic. I was unaware of this 45. So I look in my data base and I don't have it. I call my friend Jim and ask him if he has it. Nope, he does not either. Ok, on the want list. So about 2 months ago, I'm going through my boxes of 45's organizing a bit by artist, and low and behold I had it in one of my boxes and had neglected to type it in my database
Here is the Pandoras version
Here is the Pandoras version
Monday, April 13, 2020
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Happy Easter. I want to take a moment to give a shout out to the Truckers of this country who are keeping us supplied. God Bless you and stay safe. Spent Easter doing yard work, cleaning records, watching Church on TV and in a while will get on Zoom to see my step son and his family