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Sept. 2, 2014 7:12 am
Aug. 27, 2014 7:10 am
So how was your long weekend? I had a great, huge, super, fun weekend... my band played at Goose Island on Saturday night and it was a blast! It was our sixth year in a row playing at Goose in August!
Seriously, they should put these up!!
Aug. 27, 2014 6:48 am
In 1966 a singer-songwriter named Bob Lind had a huge hit record that helped promote folk-rock internationally. "Elusive Butterfly" went all the way to #5 in both America and England and yet today it's just another forgotten oldie.
I need a new deck!
Aug. 25, 2014 8:04 am
"It's so gross!!" was the comment I heard over and over a couple weeks ago. This was after a local event featuring competitors drinking beer while they played. And a unique individual who thought it was accepted social behavior to publicly pee every fifteen minutes or so. How many times have we encountered an over-served buffoon doing his business on a sidewalk or lawn with an audience? I believe we should do what they do in the Czech Republic... first, put up signs and video cameras. Second, post the video on Youtube (see the sign?). Great idea!!
Aug. 22, 2014 8:28 am
Still looking for an idea for a new deck, but running out of time as fall approaches. Then I see pictures like this and get all confused... maybe I should shoot for the moon!
Did deejays make it a hit?
Aug. 21, 2014 6:36 am
People ask me for camping advice pretty regularly. I understand it, I've been primitive camping in the wilds of Canada and New Mexico, done winter camping in Minnesota and Wisconsin, backpacked after mule deer and elk in several states, sand-bar camped on the Mississippi dozens of times, and the past few years had a permanent site at Goose Island. The one rule I always follow and quote... "watch out for the trailer hitch!!"
A solid 10!!!
Aug. 20, 2014 6:48 am
"Save Your Heart For Me" was a huge hit for Gary Lewis and the Playboys, reaching #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 on August 21, 1965... forty nine years ago today. Deejays told Gary Lewis they loved the song and played the heck out of it. Why? Because it's less than two minutes long, and of course you can play a lot of music on your show when the songs are short. "Save Your Heart For Me" is today's forgotten oldie.
What to wear?
Aug. 19, 2014 2:44 pm
The song "Baby It's You" by LA based rock group Smith, was a top five smash in 1969, selling over a million copies between July and October. I love their version of the song... it's perfect, but a true forgotten oldie.
Aug. 18, 2014 7:44 am
Apparently in Maine, 19 year olds wear t-shirts with pictures of themselves being booked into the same jail a couple of months earlier. Mom and dad will be so proud!
Don't Worry Baby!
Aug. 14, 2014 6:46 am
And in an effort to get myself pumped up I'm posting an iconic swim-suit photo... Ursula Andress as Honey Wilder in the first James Bond movie, "Doctor No". If this doesn't work, I may have to resort to another iconic swim-suit pic!
Insanity on the radio!
Aug. 13, 2014 6:32 am
Today's Forgotten Oldie is a Beach Boys' tune... "Don't Worry Baby". Originally the B side of the #1 song "I Get Around", the song was re-released and reached #24 on it's own the same year, 1964. The song had tremendous airplay and was later voted #176 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest rock and roll songs of all time, and #14 on Pitchfork Media's greatest songs of the 60's.
Another celebrity passing...
Aug. 12, 2014 7:40 am
August 8, 1966-Forty eight years ago today the song "They're Coming to take Me Away, Ha Ha" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released by an artist mysteriously named Napoleon the 14th, in reality it was record producer Jerry Samuels. The public loved the novelty song but a follow-up and album with a similar theme both bombed. It seems the insanity approach works once, but not again. Today's forgotten oldie... They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha!!
How I spent my weekend...
Aug. 11, 2014 8:15 am
RIP Robyn Williams. Extremely funny, quirky, talented and troubled... but we'll miss him! Goodbye Mork from Ork.
Little Red Riding Hood...
Aug. 6, 2014 7:13 am
Attending my son's wedding in Eau Claire! Congratulations to Dustin and Tia Anderson (as well as me and the groom's mom!!)
National Underwear Day Today!
Aug. 5, 2014 8:20 am
Not the Fairy Tale, the hit record! Little Red Riding Hood peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 back in 1966, 48 years ago today. A solid hit for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, the song is simply a forgotten oldie today. Another smash hit ignored today.
I want one!!
Aug. 4, 2014 8:22 am
August 5th is National Underwear Day so celebrate! Here's the story...
Their first big hit... forgotten!
July 31, 2014 7:14 am
I swear this is the Missouri... so cool!!
July 30, 2014 6:40 am
Jay and the Americans had several monster hits. Their first biggie was "She Cried", which hit #5 on the Hot 100 in 1962. The song was later covered by the Shangri-La's and even later by Aerosmith. The lead singer then was Jay Traynor who quit the group when their next two singles failed to chart. The rest of Jay and the Americans hits were all sung by Jay Black, the new guy. But "She Cried" was the song that started it all for the group, and is such a great song! It deserves to be more than a forgotten oldie!
Nice Sleeping Weather!
July 29, 2014 7:43 am
On April 4, 1964 The Beatles held the top five positions on the Hot 100. "Suspicion" by Terry Stafford was the song at #6, and a week later peaked at #3. Stafford spent his life in music but never recorded another hit record, however he co-wrote "Amarillo by Morning", a monster hit for George Strait in 1982. But Suspicion is another great song that's now a forgotten oldie...
Blast from the past...
July 28, 2014 7:19 am
Wasn't last night great! Such great sleeping weather... I slept soundly right up to the alarm going off. And it's obvious that a lot of folks and critters enjoy it too... I wonder how my friend Tammy brushes her teeth??
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...