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All in the Family (Those Were the Days)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      9 comments

From 1961, All in the Family's theme song, the other Those Were the Days. Sung by "Archie and Edith Bunker" (Caroll O'Conner and Jean Stapleton). Boy, the way Glenn M... Read more
Those Were the Days
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

Not to be confused with All In the Family's "Those Were the Days", Mary Hopkin recorded this one in 1968. The melody is from an old Russian romance, which translates to "By the Long Road". Gene Raskin wrote the English lyrics many years later. ... Read more
Glory Days
Monday, March 09, 2015      7 comments

Bruce Springsteen wrote and recorded this one in 1984. I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school He could throw that speedball by ya, make you look... Read more
Don't Blink
Sunday, March 08, 2015      10 comments

Daylight Saving Time again. Sigh. Kenny Chesney, 2014 I turned on the evening news Saw a old man being interviewed Turning a hundred and two today Asked him wha... Read more
Short People
Saturday, March 07, 2015      10 comments

Randy Newman came out with this novelty song in 1977. Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no reason To live ... Read more
Mr Know It All
Friday, March 06, 2015      9 comments

Kelly Clarkson, 2011 Mr Know It All Well ya think you know it all But ya don't know a thing at all Ain't it something y'all When somebody tells you something ... Read more
Hooked On a Feeling
Thursday, March 05, 2015      7 comments

Originally recorded in 1968 by B. J. Thomas, the "ooga-chaka" chant was first added by Jonathan King in 1971. Blue Suede recorded a version in 1974 which went to number one in the US - they changed the lyrics to elimnate drug references. (Origi... Read more
Woodpecker and Weasel
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      8 comments

Have you seen this? Watching the early news this morning, I saw this being discussed - it's a weasel riding on a woodpecker. ... Read more
Calypso
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      2 comments

I watched a PBS special on John Denver last night - I'd already decided to blog on "Sunshine On My Shoulders", hoping we could mentally, at least, get out of the grey cold weather depression. Had no idea at the time that was exactly why Denver w... Read more
Calypso
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      4 comments

I watched a PBS special on John Denver last night - I'd already decided to blog on "Sunshine On My Shoulders", hoping we could mentally, at least, get out of the grey cold weather depression. Had no idea at the time that was exactly why Denver w... Read more
Sunshine On My Shoulder
Monday, March 02, 2015      10 comments

John Denver, 1971. Per Wikipedia: Denver described how he wrote "Sunshine on My Shoulders": "I wrote the song in Minnesota at the time I call 'late winter, early spring'. It was a dreary day, gray and slushy. The snow was melting and it was too ... Read more
Games People Play
Sunday, March 01, 2015      9 comments

Written, composed and performed by Joe South in 1968 Oh the games people play now Every night and every day now Never meaning what they say now Never saying wh... Read more
Lucille
Saturday, February 28, 2015      8 comments

When I got up this morning to let the pups out, I discovered it had snowed all night. No howling winds for a change, so I was surprised to see the snow - at least 5 inches, more in the drifts. My indoor-outdoor sheepskin boots cover my calves to... Read more
Don't Eat Yellow Snow
Friday, February 27, 2015      8 comments

When I started out walking the pups this afternoon, there was snow on the ground. It snowed and the winds blew all night again. We're talking a couple of inches, more where it drifted or was plowed. Sparty stayed inside my jacket for 90 minutes ... Read more
Robin Hood and Little John
Thursday, February 26, 2015      6 comments

From the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood. Android has been using it for ads lately. Roger Miller wrote it, and he sings it in the ads. The tag line for the commercial is "be together . not the same." ... Read more

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