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Chicken Fried
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      12 comments

According the NationalDayCalendar.com, one of the many things for today is "NATIONAL DADGUM THAT'S GOOD DAY". You celebrate it by getting together with family and friends to enjoy some Dadgum good food. Here's the Zac Brown Band and "Chicken Fri... Read more
Leap Year, Olympics, and Elections
Monday, February 29, 2016      13 comments

29 February, leap day. Most years have 365 days, but, since it takes 365.24 actual days for the earth to orbit the sun, we need a catch-up day approximately every 4 years. There is formula for leap years: Every year that is exactly divisible b... Read more
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Sunday, February 28, 2016      15 comments

My vacation started this morning - all night, my mantra was " just a little longer, and I'm off for a week!" "Don't Worry Be Happy" By Bobby McFerrin, 1988, pretty much sums up my attitude this morning. ... Read more
Little Red Riding Hood
Saturday, February 27, 2016      11 comments

In 1966, Sam the Sham and the Pharoes had a hit with " Little Red Riding Hood". You're everything a big bad wolf could want listen to me Littl... Read more
Someday, My Prince Will Come
Friday, February 26, 2016      15 comments

Today is National Tell a Fairytale Day. From the Disney classic, "Snow White", 1937. Someday I will find my prince He may be far away But I... Read more
Texas Chili Cook-off
Thursday, February 25, 2016      15 comments

Today is National Chili Day. I've got nothing for a song, but I found this old funny story on line. Had to "soften" some of the curses, and change the punctuation to stop those odd black blobs SP puts in when it can't read the alternate punctuat... Read more
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      10 comments

Today is National Tortilla Day. Hmmm, what can I do with that? Not much. So, here's Joe Nichols, 2005, and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off". (It's not dirty) ... Read more
Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      14 comments

According to NationalCalendarDay.com, today is National Banana Bread Day. I can't do much for that - maybe swap recipes, eat some banana bread ... umm, good. But, here's Harry Belafonte, 1956, and "Day-O" - commonly called "The Banana Boat Son... Read more
Margaritaville
Monday, February 22, 2016      14 comments

According the NationalCalendarDay.com, today is Margarita Day. So, I am contractually obligated to do this song! Jimmy Buffett, 1977. Nibbling... Read more
Cherry, Cherry
Sunday, February 21, 2016      12 comments

For Washington's Birthday, which is actually 22 Feb - "Cherry, Cherry" by Neil Diamond, 1966. Baby loves me Yes, yes she does Ah, the girl... Read more
I Won't Let Go
Friday, February 19, 2016      15 comments

Today is National Caregivers Day (also Lash Day and National Mint Chocolate Day) In honor of those that care for others, here's Rascal Flatts and "I Won't Let Go" from 2011. ... Read more
Watermelon Crawl
Thursday, February 18, 2016      14 comments

Today Is National Drink Wine Day! Not that you can't drink it any day ... Watermelon Crawl recorded by Tracy Byrd, 1994. Written by Buddy Brock & Zack Turner ... Read more
Cajun Queen
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      13 comments

While looking up the history of "Big Bad John", I found a reference to this song. Jimmy Dean recorded it in 1962 as a follow up for BBJ. Definitely brings John into the mythic heroes like Paul Bunyan and others! Back in JD's time, songs told sto... Read more
Big Bad John
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      10 comments

Big Bad John was written by Roy and Dean Acuff, recorded by Jimmy Dean* in 1961. It was released in September and made it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by November. It tells the tale of a quiet, "big, big man" working as a miner. The mine coll... Read more
Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
Monday, February 15, 2016      15 comments

This was Donna Fargo's single debut in 1972 and signature song. She said she tried to write "Happiest Girl in the World", but the rhymes didn't work out. ... Read more

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