Thought for the Day

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sanest of us all?” Mars Bonfire, songwriter, from the song “Ride With Me”.

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“Music is playing inside my head..”

MAKE IT STOP! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

A very old, and very bad, joke:
Q: Why did grandpa put wheels on his rocking chair?
A: So he could rock and roll.

Um, anyways..
I have to admit, I am a hippie at heart. Although now, I will also admit, an aging one. While listening to some old rock music earlier today I was wondering something.. When Mick Jagger sings in concert nowadays, do his lips generate a gust of wind that blows over the crowd? Sorry, Mick. Jest kidding.
And to everyone else, sorry no, that’s not what I was wondering. Well, partly maybe 😀

Manfred-Mann---Do-Wah-Diddy

record cover of Manfred-Mann—Do-Wah-Diddy

As we grow older, is there some unwritten rule somewhere that states we have to change the type of music we listen to, or what kind of books we read, or movies we watch? I remember growing up, some friends of my parents would tell me they used to listen to certain types of music when they were my age. But as they got older, they began to listen to different stuff. Sort of going from listening to the likes of Tommy Dorsey and company to Tony Bennett and friends. And that was fine, since I did not really know who any of those people were at the time. I grew up with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and some other funky type music. Can you imagine these days someone walking down the street actually singing the words “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do”. Actually, whoever would be singing that would probably be considered sane compared to some of the other so-called music you hear.
I still enjoy listening to the Stones and Beatles, even Pink Floyd and Rush, to name a few. And I do enjoy listening to some of the newer rock music as well. So please tell me I do not have to change my music habits to Michael Buble or something worse as I get older.
But I have also wondered, would the phrase “the boys are back in town” have to be changed to “the men are back in town”?
And for the females of the species, at what age is it required we go from calling you a girl to referring to you as a lady or a woman? No matter the age, aren’t you all still “girls” at heart? (Notice I did not say “little”.) Which would you prefer?

picture record

this is a 78rpm vinyl record with an image pressed onto the vinyl. and yes, it can be played. my parents had one similar.

78rpm vinyl record

78rpm vinyl record

Sung to the tune of..

wake up little susie

Vinyl 45rpm recording of the song

(sung to the tune of “Wake up Little Susie”)
(with sincerest apologies to Don and Phil Everly)
Woke Up With a Doozy

“Woke up with a doozy, woke up,
Woke up with a doozy, woke up,
The movie wasn’t so hot
So we smoked up all the pot,
Our heads are hurtin’ and it’s for certain
That we are gonna get caught,
Woke up with a doozy,
Woke up with a doozy;
Well, what’ll we tell your mama,
What’ll we tell your pop,
He’s loadin’ the shotgun and chasin’ me,
I hope I don’t get shot;
Woke up with a doozy,
Woke up with a doozy;”

um, you get the idea 😀

Snow Matter, 2nd verse

Officially, we still have a little over one month of the winter season. I mention this because the weather forecast today was calling for a chance of snow in my area, but mostly rain.
It got me to wondering; some of the songs we sing during the Christmas season do not necessarily really have anything to do with Christmas, as the holiday is not mentioned in those songs. To me at least, they more so seem to be about the winter season in general. Such as the song “Let It Snow”. I mean, when you think about it, does it have to be Christmas for the weather outside to be frightful?
So, with that in mind, I bring you my warped version of “Let It Snow”. And to make it more fun, my suggestion is to sing it in as deep a voice as possible.
Enjoy!

(sung to the tune of “Let It Snow”)
Oh, the weather outside is scary,
And I wish I wasn’t hairy,
There’s no place where I really want to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow;

I don’t like to go mall shopping,
So instead I’ll go bar hopping
And I’ll drink until I can’t stand on my own,
Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow;

And when I finally get real high
I’ll go home with a strange cute guy,
I’ll try to cuddle and hold him tight,
But instead I’ll pass out for the night;

Oh, the weather outside is scary,
And yes, my name is Mary,
I’ll stay home and smoke another toke,
Let it snow,
Let it snow,
Let it snow!!!

Contest Winners Announced

Newspaper “The National Harold-Gazette” and local radio station 666AM – KDVL, the All Commercials All the Time station, selected the two top winners of our recent “Name the Obscene Phone Caller” contest. Ms. Olga Fernstead and Mrs. Emily Johnson both correctly identified the obscene phone caller as Edward “Bongos” Lerner, former drummer for the late ’70’s rock band “The Back Alley Boys”. For their effort, Ms. Fernstead and Mrs. Johnson will each receive a gift certificate worth $12.14 good towards their next visit to the famous Liplock Fantasy Resort and Health Spa, located on the western shores of Lake Superior, near Duluth, Minnesota. At Liplock they will enjoy such cuisine as fresh Lobster, Prime Rib and the local favorite Roast Moose. Plus, sports such as tennis, golf, and the local favorite Hurling. For his participation in our contest, “Bongos” will enter drug rehabilitation, as he thought he was calling his own phone number and talking to his pet snake “Snake”.