Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year 2015 - ABBA





What Are You Doing New Year's Eve- Rod Stewart And Ella Fitzgerald 

 

  Auld Lang Syne - Guy Lombardo Orchestra 


Monday, December 22, 2014

R.I.P. Joe Cocker

John Robert "Joe" Cocker 
  (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014)
With a Little Help From My Friends

Up Where We Belong

 

You Are So Beautiful to Me


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Annoying Christmas Songs

There are are a lot of classic Christmas songs...both religious and secular that we all love. However, there are a few that would put me on Santa's naughty list if I could have a face to face with their composer. Some become earwigs...I can't get them out of my head once I hear them...some just don't make sense to me. Here are my top...hmmm...or would it be bottom 5?  Feel free to disagree with me or add to the list in the comment section.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer- Elmo & Patsy

I admit I liked this song the first fifty or so times I heard it. Cute novelty song...It became a victim of overkill...played way too much.




Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

I never did understand this song. Santa would be on his own naughty list...and she's kind of a gold digger.



Dominick the Donkey - Lou Monte

I like novelty songs. Rudolph, Frosty, Ding a ling the Christmas Bell...but Dominick leaves me scratching my head. I think it's the LaLaLaLaLaLa etc that gets me.



Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano

 I remember first hearing this song on the American Bandstand Show. Jose said that he thought it was time for a new Christmas song. He paused and added of course I thought it was time for a new version of the National Anthem too. The song is extremely repetitive...almost as repetitive as the number of times radio stations play it during the holidays.

 

Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney

Repetitive...Paul doesn't sound like he's having a wonderful Christmas time while he's raking in the royalties to this overplayed confusing song...enough to make me say with Scrooge:
If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, `every idiot who goes about with "Wonderful Christmas Time" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!' (Paraphrased and Adapted with apologizes to Charles Dickens)



There you have it. These are the songs that I find most annoying this time of year. They are the ones to bring out the humbug in me.







Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas with Perry Como

Christmas time is here...The older I get the more my mind wanders back to the good old days when Perry Como would have a Christmas special on television. Do you remember his sweaters? Those days are gone...but here are a few of the classics from those shows.

 

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

 


There's No Christmas Like a Home Christmas

 


Oh Holy Night

 

 

The Story Of The First Christmas

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Farmer and the Old Mule

The Farmer and the Old Mule

An old country farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning till night she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule.


One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began nagging him again. Complain, nag, complain, nag - it just went on and on.

All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet, caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her graveyard dead on the spot.

At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.

This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men.

 




The old farmer said,

'Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement.'

'And what about the men?' the minister asked.

'They wanted to know if the mule was for sale.'

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gentle Thoughts For Today

Gentle Thoughts For Today.
 Birds of a feather flock together and poop on your car. 
 
 
When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and choke himself. 
 
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
He who hesitates is probably right.
Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are 'XL.'
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. 

 
Did you ever notice:  When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs.' 
 
 Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved. 
 
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of algebra.
 You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable. First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper.  It's worse when you forget to pull it down.
Long ago when people cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.  Today, it's called golf. 
 
 Dream like you'll live forever.  Live like you'll die today.