A solid 10!!!
Aug. 20, 2014 6:48 am
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??
Please... drive smarter!!!
July 25, 2014 8:45 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...
Billy and the Dakotas
July 24, 2014 6:44 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!!!
July 23, 2014 7:35 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...
Flood update at Goose!
July 22, 2014 8:42 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.
Had a chill run down my spine...
July 15, 2014 7:31 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...
Illegal in Wisconsin?
July 14, 2014 8:21 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.
Playing checkers in La Crosse? Yup, it's illegal and still on the books!
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