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Blast from the past...
July 28, 2014 7:19 am

Found this online today... I actually had this poster in my apartment back in the day.  I think I paid five bucks for it at what they used to call a "head shop".  Cool memories...


Please... drive smarter!!!
July 25, 2014 8:45 am

I'm still sick over the crash on I-90 yesterday morning that took a young life.  I really don't know the exact circumstances, but I'm betting there was some tailgating involved.  This is an epidemic of bad driving that you see constantly in recent years.  It's not safe, it has to stop!!!


Billy and the Dakotas
July 24, 2014 6:44 am

Today's forgotten oldie was #1 in Britain and #7 in the U.S.A. in late 1964... "Little Children" by Liverpool's Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.  The flip side "Bad To Me" (written by Lennon-McCartney) later went to #9 on it's own, the only time two sides of a single hit the top ten independent of each other.  Regardless, the song Little Children is simply too good to be forgotten...


Chase!!
July 23, 2014 7:35 am

Chase was an American rock band that was started by four jazz trumpeters, and as you can guess their sound was always solid with horns.  Their debut album featured a top ten hit "Get It On" which stayed on the charts for 13 weeks from May into August 1971.  Despite their amazing success initially, and barely being beat out of the grammy for best new artist by Carly Simon, Chase is largely forgotten today.


Flood update at Goose!
July 22, 2014 8:42 am

All the flood water is gone!  The flooded campsites are drying out.  We no longer have a swimmin' hole on our back 40!  Here's our campsite at Goose Island, first when the flood waters were high lookingat the camper, and then what it looked like last weekend looking from the camper...



Had a chill run down my spine...
July 15, 2014 7:31 am

Yeah, when I saw this picture.  Three rock and roll icons, that all died within a two year period from 7/3/69 to 7/3/71.  I never realized there was a picture of the three together and I found this online yesterday.


Illegal in Wisconsin?
July 14, 2014 8:21 am

Playing checkers in La Crosse?  Yup, it's illegal and still on the books!
Funny... click here


A cool picture...
July 11, 2014 8:18 am

I really like this... maybe a good reminder to give mom and dad a call this weekend!


Kinda kinky today...
July 10, 2014 7:16 am

The Kinks had a top 40 hit with "Who'll Be The Next in Line" in the summer of 1965.  Not a huge hit, it came at a time when the Kinks weren't allowed to perform in the U.S.  If they'd had a tour to support the music they were producing, their chart success would likely have been a lot stronger.  It's a great song, forgotten today!


Coconut... oh yeah!
July 9, 2014 6:46 am

"Coconut" was the third single off Harry Nilsson's "Nilsson Schmilsson" album, and reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972..  It was the first song Harry wrote and recorded himself to reach the Hot 100. The song is unusual, cool, and still pops up in commercials, movies and TV shows now and then... but I rarely hear it on the radio, another top-ten forgotten oldie!


So, what did you do on the 4th?
July 8, 2014 8:20 am

I was busy playing drums.  We played at Whispering Pines campground North of Holmen.  Our playlist could easily be four hours of listening to the Eagle.  Gotta love the classic rock/oldies!


Ringo Starr is 74 today!
July 7, 2014 7:47 am

Happy Birthday Ringo... my favorite Beatle!


Animals!!
July 3, 2014 7:03 am

Today's forgotten oldie is my favorite song from the Animals and Eric Burdon.  "Don't Bring Me Down" peaked at #12 on the hot 100 on July 2nd, 1966... 48 years ago.  The song was from the Animalization LP and was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin.  A totally different song than the Beatles song of the same name, the song has that great Animals' sound.


Strangest song ever?
July 2, 2014 6:39 am

I found this song in the library here recently, and it's been many, many years since I heard it. "Pay You Back With Interest" by the Hollies... was a top 40 song in 1967 reaching #28 on the hot 100.  It;s a very strange song, both musically and lyrically, but it has the trademark Hollies 3-part harmony and it's worth a listen. See if you remember today's forgotten oldie.


Will the river ever go down?
June 30, 2014 8:44 am

This is the second summer with rain, rain, rain, all through June.  But I don't ever remember the river being this high for so long.  A little drought anyone?  Anyway, our campsite at Goose has become a waterfront site... the ground is saturated and even away from the river we have new ponds!


Happy Friday!
June 27, 2014 8:44 am

I love funny stuff on Fridays... and this pic caught my attention!  Haven't we all known the guy in the top picture!!??!!


Stand By Me...
June 26, 2014 7:09 am

"Stand By Me' was a monster hit for Ben E. King in 1961. It has been re-released several times and recorded by over 400 artists.  John Lennon included a version of the song on his 1975 album "Rock and Roll". Released as a single by John, the song was a top ten smash in both the U.S.A. and the UK.  It was his last single for five years.  A great song, largely forgotten today.


Welcome Back...
June 25, 2014 7:01 am

There's an unwritten rule that most TV theme songs that become hits, also become Forgotten Oldies. That's especially true with today's tune. "Welcome Back" was the theme for the wildly popular Welcome Back Cotter. Performed by John Sebastian of Lovin' Spoonful fame, it roared to number one on both the Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts in May of 1976. It also hit #97 on the Country Chart.  Another forgotten oldie that was a number one smash hit.  So, does anyone remember the John Sebastian and Steve Martin concert at the old Mary Sawyer Auditorium in the fall of 1977...??


I love sunsets!!
June 24, 2014 8:42 am

Just continuing my series of sunsets taken at one of my favorite places on the planet... Goose Island Campground!  One of these days I'll catch the perfect shot.


Smith rocks it!
June 19, 2014 7:04 am

Today's Forgotten Oldie features the L.A. band Smith, who had a top five smash in 1969 with their copy of the Shirelles hit "Baby It's You". With Gayle McCormick singing, the song sold over a million copies and dominated the airwaves for four months.  It's a fabulous song, and yet it's disappeared from the airwaves...


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