Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday Song, One For My Baby

Mr. Sinatra at 76...

Mostly Sunny - Hi 70 Lo 52 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 69 Lo 39 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Rain - Hi 55 Lo 34 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: One For My Baby, performed by Frank Sinatra and music and lyrics written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer

Frank Sinatra is one of my all time favorite singers. I'm envious of anyone that had an opportunity to see the Chairman of the Board perform in Las Vegas. Man, he was the coolest of cool. He and the rest of the Rat Pack made being in their 40's hip... Holding onto a cocktail, telling a joke, hanging with your buddies... and always in a suit...

Harold Arlen? You may know him as the guy who wrote the music to Somewhere Over the Rainbow... and Johnny Mercer? He wrote the lyrics to Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) and Moon River (Henry Mancini). Another time, another era of pop music...

Last weekend Michael and I were checking out the new library and we saw this Canadian Patriot... Had to take a pic for Wonder Woman... click on the photos for a larger look-see.

Well, I must vote for McCain-- the other options (the Clinton's or Obama) are NOT options for me. There are no Ronald Reagan's at the ready... I was never sold on Thompson--- he just never seemed to be in the fight... although he would have had my vote. Rudy... I would have voted for him despite his liberal tendencies... He would have been tough on terrorism and I would have enjoyed seeing him debate Hillary. I would have voted for Mitt... McCain will do what is right when it comes to our war against terrorism--- He will do right by our men and women in uniform... He will do right by the men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan...

We have nine more months of this...

So set ’em’ up Joe
I got a little story I think you oughta know

We’re drinking my friend
To the end of a brief episode
So make it one for my baby
And one more for the road

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunday Song, Sweet Little Angel

I have been listening to a lot of Blues in recent weeks- especially Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. I'm not certain if my need to listen to the Blues is because I want to wallow in self pity over the news and politics of the day or if it is just a wonderful way to escape the realities of day to day life... Either way, I found this gem of a video and it has some of the greats of blues guitar together on the same stage. I will assume you know who BB King, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck are. For you movie buffs of teenage angst drama... Albert Collins- The Ice Man was in Adventures in Babysitting back in the 80's-- "Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues..."

Now Buddy Guy is one of the all time greats... You have to check out the 2 videos below for Feels Like Rain... If you only have 5 more minutes of your life to give to this blog today... then check out Part 2--- Buddy leaves the stage and plays for the folks working their tales off in the kitchen then later has a pretty girl help him play... He has been around forever.... Whenever you see a history of rock n roll it inevitably will include a clip of Big Mama Thornton with Buddy playing guitar... Try to stay in a bad mood when the Blues are playing... try to not tap your foot... try not to move your head to the beat...

Feels Like Rain Part 1 - Buddy Guy

Feels Like Rain Part 2 - Buddy Guy

Babysitting Blues - Elisabeth Shue and Albert Collins

Buddy Guy photo - Heilig Multimedia Design