Tuesday, July 22, 2014

oh this post has no title

And each day I learn just a little bit more
I don't know why but I do know what for
If we're all going somewhere let's get there soon
Oh this song's got no title just words and a tune
(Elton John’s This Song Has No Title)

1974 San Antonio TX.
A recently engaged young man sitting alone in an
apartment surrounded by small piles of boxes.  He busily sorts and arranges the boxes.  Just days away from his upcoming wedding his top priority item is setting up his stereo system. The other boxes can wait.  All wires connected he pulls out one of his newer albums, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

a memory - faded but still there

Lyrics came with Elton John's album

Today with the help of a favorite web site, youtube, I've been refreshing my memories of that album. I still have the album but hooking up a turntable is much more difficult than searching for the tunes in youtube. (kids, in a time long ago you need to do more than swipe your smartphone screen to play a tune)

I've mentioned in previous posts that lyrics can have new meaning when you listen years later. One song on that album I barely remember is "Roy Rogers". Here's the beginning of it:
Sometimes you dream, sometimes it seems
There's nothing there at all
You just seem older than yesterday
And you're waiting for tomorrow to call

This memory had no title but now it has words and tune.

Monday, July 21, 2014

as the blog turns

It's been a few days since my last post. Oh summer time and outside things to do time.

cloud matching

Not sure the reason (maybe the season?) that this old TV soap opera title popped into my head. It could be the old pictures and things I've looked at recently. I do recall seeing that spinning earth come on the TV screen at my grandmother's house. I thought the shows were stupid and would have rather watched some cartoons. Well my blog doesn't offer any cleaning tips and you certainly don't need to give up the next 30 minutes of your time with my blog.  Unless you feel like browsing back through the many old posts.

Not that I see many but I suspect there are some blogs very much like soap opera shows.  Who is doing what to whomever and to whom it may concern.

There is enough of that stuff on FB so we don't need daily relationship drama on blogs.

Day turns to night.  Tadpole turns to frog.  I enjoy a nice relaxing turn.

no prince kiss needed for a frog


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

it’s a parody Renee

Years ago I parodied part of the Four Tops “Walk Away Renee”.

Just click away, Renee
You won't see me follow your blog home
The empty comments on my blog are not the same
Facebook is to blame

The noticeable absence of former frequent visitors lead me to create my version called “Click Away Renee”. Fellow bloggers dropping out is just part of blogging.

"Happy" is a great tune

Long ago, I told myself to blog like a man. If I can’t laugh about it maybe I can write a parody about it. I stop and wonder often. Maybe too often. Am I under the influence of Weird Al Yankovic?

Well Weird Al still rules. Occasionally I can come up with odd updates for an old song. But a parody doesn’t work too well if the audience is not familiar with the original song.

Tim Hawkins got laughs by changing The Eagle’s “Hotel California” to a "Walmart in California". Weird Al takes the parody to a higher level. It’s amazing how he can still turn out great parodies decade after decade. Remember “Eat It” from the 80’s. I think it’s better than Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.

Here’s a new one from my inspiration, Weird Al.

Maybe I just like it because I'm tacky??

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