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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
Beep Beep
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      5 comments

I'm at the car shop - getting much delayed servicing done. I drive way, way less than the expected milage - like an average of 3000 miles a year. While I'm waiting for them to finish up, I'm playing on line. This is a novelty song, spoken more... Read more
Against the Wind
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      9 comments

More high winds today - gusting 45-50 mph. They died down in the afternoon, so I could walk the pups. Still carried Spartacus over an hour, but he managed to walk 45 minutes just like a real dog. By the way, my yard guy, Robert, showed up today.... Read more
Down on the Corner
Monday, February 23, 2015      9 comments

More wind howling all night, a dusting of snow in my yard this morning. I live in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, so we get at least a taste of most of the precip that comes our way. Most of the snow melted or blew away by the afternoon.... Read more
Lookin' Out My Backdoor
Sunday, February 22, 2015      8 comments

We're having another "back door cold front" here (most fronts move from west to east. When they come out of the east, it's called a back door front).Yesterday, the high was about 60. In the middle of the night, I heard the winds howling. By the ... Read more

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