Thursday, December 31, 2009

Auld Lang Syne

Tops (Two for One)

Not only were the Rolling Stones recently named the top touring band of this decade, this live performance from 2006 was also my favorite video of the past year on this blog (I think I may have posted it once or twice).
It definitely has it all. Great video...great audio...great rendition of an R & B classic!

Tonight's The Night The World Begins Again.

Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best T.V. of the 'OOs

I am not a huge fan of television, but the following are some of the shows that I watched off and on during the last decade. It is a "no brainer" that I do not need to include clips of The Simpsons or Family Guy. They are the best of "ever".

"Under God"

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Good Knight

A Few Thoughts...

Far too many things went wrong in an eleven year old girl's life that led up to the tragedy that has embraced this community over the last several days. The tragedy did not just start on Tuesday evening. In my opinion, it started years ago.
Without passing judgment and without knowing why this young girl was not residing with her biological parents(which ultimately put her in harm's way), I can only give you my personal observations and experiences on children from broken homes.
When two people decide to have children, you not only give up one half of your DNA, you also give up one half of your life. Regardless of your marital circumstance, that child must always take priority. You do everything humanly possible to insure that your child is safe from harm, even if it means that you go without. Your job, that new car or even dating must never take precedence.
Remember one thing. Your child did not ask to be born. You are the one that did the asking. As a parent, you are entrusted with that lifelong responsibility.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

a little space to fill...

(Twirling,Twirling,Twirling Towards) Freedom!!!

I am getting a big kick out of this "Best Local Blog" contest over at Michael's Monoblogue blog. Right now my daughter's blog is ahead. I have been beating the bushes for votes because...well, because she is the joy of my life and because...I can.
One other reason is that she has a God given knack for writing and I would love to see her explore the possibilities of this talent.
So, if you are reading this, go to and vote for Twirling...Towards Freedom(once per hour are the rules). And while you are there, read what Michael has to say. He also has that same God given talent.



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Upset of All Upsets

Griffith To Pelosi: (insert Bronx Cheer)

They just said talk about Nancy Pelosi, but uh, I don't like to talk about the bitch!


...tryin' real hard to be the shepherd!

Dear Santa,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

One Must Read Between The Leaves

A Deeper Shade of Purple

Big Joe Turner Cover

I could not find a video of the actual artist performing this great song, so I had to go with(what I thought was) the best cover.

Saturday, December 19, 2009



Oh, Rat Farts!

Hopefully, the "Blizzard of '09" will hold off for several more hours so I can at least participate in the "family" Christmas(and my birthday) festivities. I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for a few more hours. If events are canceled, well...Oh, rat farts!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Black Crowes


I love the line in this song that goes...

"Mommy's alright. Daddy's alright. They just seem a little weird"!

I can imagine my daughter saying this line to her boyfriend(s) before introducing him to her parents. I know for a fact that she once used the disclaimer: "Now you know why I am like I am".

You're alright,honey. You just seem a little weird!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Power To The People, Right On!

It appears that the pressure put on Salisbury's Chief of Police by it's fed up populace was just too much. He will take an extended medical(surgery)leave and will formally retire on June 30,2010.
I have nothing bad to say about the man, as I do not know him. All I can say is that I do not envy his successor.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

THE MAN - Live

Turn Away From It All Like A Blind Man


Gimme a break! ABBA is being inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and such artists as KISS, The Cars, Boston, Chicago and Cheap Trick are passed over again.
ABBA is not Rock 'n Roll. ABBA is pap and circumstance. My favorite passover is a band that I saw in the early 1970s, when Southern Rock was in it's heyday. There is even a website and petition drive to rectify this obvious snub.


Gimme a break! ABBA couldn't even hold Toy Caldwell's jockstrap!

Canned Heat

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Beautiful Stick"

This song will leave you with a smile on your face and a tune that is extremely hard to get out of your head.

"Let It Be"

A "Holiday Season" Classic


Friday, December 11, 2009

Tis The Season!

Is It In You?

Pepsico and it's subsidiary, Gatorade, have decided to drop Tiger Woods from any future ads. The cola giant claims poor sales for their decision and not the recent bad press of Gatorade's sports spokesman. Maybe they could keep Tiger and change the tagline, "Is it in you?".

The following is a brief history of how Gatorade came to be. One little known fact is that Florida State doctors also planned to work on a replenishment drink and came up with the name "Seminole Fluid", but that idea dried up quickly.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

8-Track Treasures (Spyro Gyra)

This group has been around since the mid-seventies. I think my friend,"Hollywood", turned me on to them with the album "Carnaval"(the bird on the cover looks familiar).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baker, Bruce, Clapton

*Favorite Cream song.

Now, THAT'S An Encore!!!

The King of Soul

On this day in 1967, Otis Redding and several members of his backing band, the Barkays, died in a plane crash in Wisconsin. I remember hearing the news while listening to WKBW. I imagine that the tragic news was followed by Redding's biggest hit song.

His biggest hit, which was written three days before his death and released on Jan.10 of the next year, was never really finished. Redding whistled the final verse, intending to compose lyrics at a later date.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!!!: Local Decay!

Twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!!!: Local Decay!

The Polls Are Closed. And The Winner Is...

Michael at Monoblogue blog is running another poll to ask readers to vote for the "Best Blog in Salisbury". My blog was randomly selected for voting in the first of three rounds, along with SBYNEWS and Progressive Delmarva. My blog was leading or tied for the lead from the polls inception. Last night, before I turned off the computer, afterthegoldrush was ahead by 4 votes. When I turned on the computer early this morning (I now know how Thomas E. Dewey must have felt in 1948)the poll had closed and I had lost by 5 votes (a 9 vote swing in 9 hours?). I was not devastated, as my blog had no business being in the running in the first place. My blog is just a hobby that I started a couple years ago to amuse myself. The best reward to come out of my venture is that I have met a lot of great people. People that I never would have met if I had not started typing in August of 2007. I plan to keep on blogging and to keep on meeting as many people as possible as long as possible. I would like to thank the 22 people(or the person that voted 22 times) for their vote of confidence. Oh yeah, the winner was SBYNEWS.


Monday, December 7, 2009

The First State

Not only is today the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it is also the day that Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Worst Officiating Ever!

The NFL is going straight to Hell!
They will do anything in their quest for the almighty do$$ar!
After all, they are the "Bitch" of the television networks!
The Redskins outplayed the "vaunted" Saints and should have beat them in regulation if not for the ineptitude of the home team's kicker.
The worst part was how the officials could not get anything right. They "blew" two calls that should have gone to the Redskins. They tried to add 6 seconds to the play clock in favor of the Saints and once did not know which team called a time out.
In my opinion, the officials were not inept, they were exacting. They had their instructions to err in favor of the 11-0 Saints. Call me crazy, but what better scenario for Super Bowl XLIV and ad revenue than to have two unbeaten teams.
After all, they are the "Bitch" of the television networks!

Watch the OVERTIME part of the play from 4:55 to 5:20. I guess the officials do not consider the forearm as part of the body. Not down by contact, my butt!

I <3 Me Some Screamin' Guitar!


You would think that with today's technology, they could make one that goes to 12.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Official (32-13)

Blast From The Past (The Easybeats)

You hear the old standards from the Stones and The Beatles on the radio, but when was the last time that you heard this song by The Easybeats. Hit play and say today.

Four Score and Ten...

My Mom turned 90 years old today. When I presented her with a box of Whitman Samplers, her only reply was..."Boy, that's old".
She really has lived a long life.
She graduated from GW with honors(Phi Beta Kappa).
She worked at the Washington Post.
She spent 14 years as a social worker(and went into houses that the police would not enter, unless fully armed).
And, she has put up with me for almost 55 years.
I am lucky to still have her around.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Something Different

We used to listen to this back in the late 70s. It is off the 8-track, "Heavy Weather".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Perfect Speech

I found this video on my daughter's blog this morning and I had to repost it.
Whatever your personal feelings are about the subject, you have to admit that
Sen. Savino hit a homerun. It is not about gender. It is about human rights.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Headphones Required

I tried to find a good live version of Billy Squier performing this song, but I was unsuccessful.

My motto has always been: Audio first...Video second.

Play it loud!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Rumor has it that this song became a big hit due to the fact that D.J.s liked to play it because the length of it was perfect for a cigarette break.

I'm Sick and Tired...Of Being Sick and Tired!

I am sick and tired of what has become of Salisbury, Maryland!

Are the thugs so brazen that they leave notes in advance of their crimes?
Is the media so dumb that they reveal a crime fighting tool used by a local business?
Is the local police department inept, uninterested or scared?

Something has to change!