Tuesday, December 15, 2020

1/365

The chances of dying from Covid-19 are estimated to be 1/2321. I don't even know what the hell that means. Does that mean that one out of every two thousand three-hundred some people are going to die? If that is the case, I better worry more about dying on my birthday! They say that Shakespeare did, but recordkeeping back then was iffy. I always thought it would be cool to die on the same day I was born. Sure would be a "grave stopper" for the living! What does this have to do with Merle Haggard? As my mama always said: "Look it up!".

Friday, December 4, 2020

HORRID!

I guess this was "horrid!" to my Great-Aunt Eleanor, born in the 1890's. That was her vocal sentiment anyway, when the song came on the car radio, as we pulled into Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the summer of 1966. Heck, I remember my aunties being absolutely appalled by the Ultra Brite commercial that gave your teeth "sex appeal"! As I sit here listening to the "BOOM BOOM BOOM" coming from the other side of the common wall that I share with my twentysomething neighbor, Aunt Eleanor, I feel your pain! I am happy that I was born when I was, as I am sure that my Great-Aunt Eleanor was. Each generation has their trials and tribulations. I wish the best to my "kith and kin"...

Thursday, November 26, 2020

"How the hell did you people get on this show?"...

Black-out Wednesday/Thanksgiving Thursday/Black Friday

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Y'ALL!!! Black-out Wednesday is the day before Turkey Day. It is also one of the busiest days for the bar industry (unless you happen to live in PA. in 2020). The liquor flows as returning college students prove once again that they learned nothing from their "institutes of higher indoctrination" and regulars do more of the same. Black Friday: Your best chance to get a black eye from a total stranger, while fighting over a 60" T.V. that could have been had much cheaper in the comfort of your own home off the internet.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

July 10, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy attends the 32nd All Star Base...

I was "too young" to attend, but my Granddaddy, my brother, my mom and my dad (on his 48th birthday, no less) were there. My mom's take on the day: "I had no idea that his hair was so red!"... Should have left her home and taken me! LOL

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post - 9/23/1970 - Fillmore East (Of...

The Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out - At Fillmore East 1971 (HQ)

False Memory Phenomenon...

When I first heard about the "pussy story", I was like "Yeah, I remember that" (I really do!). Then the internet came out and told me that I did not see that (but I did!) I guess if it is not on youtube or verified by snopes (and now facebook), my memory is false. Whatever... The following memory has not been debunked by youtube, snopes (or facebook), so I'm sticking to it! When my family moved in 1968, our "new" house had a basement that was "somewhat habitable". My dad had the laundry area and the furnace area walled off with paneling. A ping pong table took up most of the remaining space, except for a cheap, vinyl, orange davenport and a television in the back corner. I basically lived down there from 1968 until 1972. Don't forget the name of the blog and the lyrics: "I was lying in a burned out basement With the full moon in my eyes. I was hoping for replacement When the sun burst throught the sky. There was a band playing in my head, And I felt like getting high." Back to my memory. I was watching "Mission:Impossible" and in the episode a lady pulled out a checkbook and started writing. On the signature line she wrote "K" and I said my mother's first name (and she wrote it). Then she wrote a "B." (my mom's middle initial),. Before she started the last name, I just knew that it started with a "G". Sure as shit, she wrote my last name!!!

I'll just leave this here...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people"...

*** Stolen elections are nothing new. In 1960, JFK would never have gotten the nomination if not for "fixing" the WV primary. And don't get me started on the shenanigans in Illinois(Chicago) in the general! Just another reason that you will never see a Frank Sinatra song on MY blog!!! ;) ;) Speaking of Sinatra: When he first came on the scene, all the teens swooned over him. To me, he looked like a turtle who had lost his shell. Secondly, his style of singing was more like a "talking/singing patter", which never impressed me. And last but not least was his arrogance. But I guess you can do that, when enough people kiss your ass!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thank God there was no ritalin back in the day! Yee Haw...

PULP FICTION - The Shepherd

Bring The Boys Home Freda Payne Sarah G (Bluezy Suzy)

I'm old enough to have had to (some what) sweat the Selective Service draft picks. The Vietnam War was winding down and eventhough I had dropped out of college several months prior, one just never knew when the "warmongering Deep State" would rear it's hungry head! Let me digress... My parent's best friends were Steve and Theo McCormick. Dad met Steve when they both worked for the Mutual Broadcasting network in Washington,D.C. Steve was the Whitehouse correspondent for Mutual. As the story goes, Steve was included in the selection of draftees in 1942. When he pulled out the birthdate, he exclaimed "Oh my, that's my birthday!"... Steve and my dad both served in WWII. Side note: Whenever I play "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", I'm pretty much a shoo-in for a low number. You see, Mr. McCormick was in the movie "It Happened To Jane", starring Doris Day and Jack Lemmon. BTW, I was a "shoo-in", when it came to the draft @ 364!!!

Happy birthday, douchebag!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Alice Cooper - "Selected" (Official Video)

I thought that I would be more upset with the results of the "selection", but to be honest with you, I'm not. I'm just too damn old to fight this evil world anymore. God help us all!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Michael Jackson - Thriller (Official Video) Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Side note: My fav GIF emanated from this video. Whenever people are arguing on FB, I comment with the "NO, I'm enjoying this" popcorn eating scene! Hahahaha...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell - 7/13/1977 - Convention Hall (Official)

Unlike the assassinations of JFK and John Lennon, I can't tell you where I was, when I heard the tragic news of the plane crash. I don't even remember if I had bought the album, Street Survivors, before or after(it was released on Oct.17,1977). I assure you that I did not purchase it as a "curiosity"! Fast forward to Oct.16,2009. Lynyrd Skynyrd "God & Guns" tour was playing at the local civic center. I still have the tix stub. Damn, $55! It was worth every penny(considering that was the LAST concert that I have attended)! Pre-concert: I stopped by my daughter's apartment, since it was just a hop, skip and a jump from the venue and I could park my car there for an easy get away. Unbeknownst to her(or maybe not), I snuck into her bathroom and smoked a quick joint. Hey, I was just gettin' tuned up for some Skynyrd!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Robert Blake: In Cold Blood ("Hopeless Dreams") Monologue



I can't believe that it took over 40 years for this "masterpiece" to be selected to the National Film Registry?
(In your dreams, Martin Sheen!)...

Van Halen - Right Now

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Layla( And Other Assorted Love Songs) / Who plays what? (Original post September 25, 2007)

Rolling Stone magazine gave this album only a lukewarm welcome.It went unnoticed for nearly six months. Six months later Layla was like the national anthem.R.S. mag did ask the question that music fans would ask for years: Who plays what? When is it Eric Clapton and when is it Duane Allman? Duane answered the question with this statement: " For anybody who don't know and cares enough about it to know that, I play the Gibson, Eric plays the Fender.If you can tell between a Gibson and a Fender, then you'll know who played what." (from Scott Freeman's book: Midnight Riders (the story of the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND).

Friday, September 25, 2020

MY HERO

The Story Behind For What It's Worth (and why I'm confused)...



This song was up for vote as "Class Song" in my high school in 1972. I still think that the votes were there, but the administration (The Man) vetoed it. We got "Where Do We Go From Here" by Chicago. That's like the worst freakin' song they ever did!

20 years later, I was training a guy at work and I asked him if he was related to a girl that I went to school with. The next day, he came in and told me that his sister remembered me and that I was a "hippie"!
A "hippie"? I was far from a "hippie"! Just because I had long hair and wore denim did not define me as such. I had no concern for politics, except for the fact that my ass did not get drafted and sent to Viet Nam! By the way, my draft number was like 364. My musical tastes, although varied, tended to be "Southern Rock". If I had any "anthem", it would be "Sweet Home Alabama" (take that Neil Young LOL).

To (why I'm confused). Some of the commentary on this video just doesn't make any sense to me.
@2:36 "They want everyone to do the same thing, and live their own life. They want you to grow up and get an education and raise children and die"???
@2:55 "Because you don't have a job. Because you don't have a direction, you're not doing anything...yada yada not part of society"???
@4:22 "It's the older generation that doesn't know what life is about"??????? Damn, skippy!!!

Near the end of the video, David Geffen chimed in with the truest comment of all. " I saw $$$ signs".
Take what you will from this commentary. It's all the same nonsense, in my opinion.
As George Carlin said: "It's a big club, and you ain't in it!"

The Epitome of Cool...

Sunday, September 20, 2020

God's gonna cut you down



Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man.

But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark will be brought to light.

Monday, September 14, 2020

History Is In My Blood.

My father's middle name was Meriwether, as his father before him. I have always known that my bloodlines ran deep through the veins of American history. I am related to Meriwether Lewis by the fact that the progenitor of everything after, Nicholas Meriwether I, arrived in Virginia in the early 1600's. When I first got on a computer about 10 years ago, I spent hours pouring over genealogy records. I found it very easy, as my great grandfather had already done the leg work over 100 years ago. When I contacted The Meriwether Society via email, they were flabbergasted. Unknown to me, my great grandfather had written the first definitive book on "Nicholas Meriwether Of Wales" in 1899. One of the officers of the society sent me an email that read something like this. "For years, we have kept one copy of your GGF's book. We never knew why? Now we do." They sent me that book.

It's Been A While/ Update: Now I Can Repost All The Videos That Were Removed Due To Copyright Infringement! YAY!!!


Good song,better video. Better 'cause my daughter is a BIG fan of Final Fantasy.I believe she has everyone of them, including the original(I think) on Nintendo. How many are there now anyway? Like 77?

Back In Business! (It's all about the sign in)

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Oops, I've Done It Again...

I don't know what it is with me and computers?
The first day that I got one, so many years ago, an AOL box popped up and asked me to verify my password. Of course, I did! Then I remembered something... WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD! So in a panic, I called and was told to immediately change my password! 
Another time, after trying to set up a new computer, I chose the first (410) number I saw as my dial up #. Every time I (and my daughter) got on line, we were dialing Annapolis, MD. 😂! I can laugh about it now. Not so much back then, when I owed a $300 long distance bill!!!
So today, thinking that my computer was running a bit slow, I decided to delete "my history". It didn't seem to speed it up any, but what it did do was sign me out of my saved passwords! No problem with fb; only had to sign back in. Blogger was a different story! Long story short: I was able to retrieve access to ATGR (Thank God I have a good memory, when it comes to pw's), but now I now have two blogger accounts! Hell, maybe I'll start another blog?! Then again, maybe I'll just leave well enough alone...
The only collateral damage is that I can no longer post you tube videos directly, so hopefully this will work?!
I think I need a drink!!!





Tuesday, September 8, 2020

"You know the world is an evil place"...



(Talk about tearing up!)
If I had one last video to post, this would be it.

Thanks OZZY!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

"It sounds grim"...



Ya think?!

My new obsession is I.D. TV. Real life murder mysteries (untastefully done, if you will. LOL).
Your best bet is to not murder anyone, because you won't get away with it. With today's technology: cell phones, CCTV cameras and DNA (I love this new "reverse genetic genealogy/see CeCe Moore), even the Golden State killer was eventually sent to his rightful place in hell.
With that said, this video is a pretty cool tune, in more ways than one ;)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Moral Absolutism/The Hour Is Getting Late



"But you and I, we've been through that...
And this is not our fate".



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Facebook Killed The Blogosphere Star









I remember when MTV debuted on August 1, 1981. I was in my mid-20's, had a well paying job (close to 100k today), had purchased my first house and Comcast was only about $15 a month. I understand the reason that this video was chosen as their first and it is the ONLY reason that I would ever post it here!



A decade or so ago, blogs were all the rage. Well, maybe not all the rage, but I had one and so did my daughter. Interacting with other bloggers (local and not so local) expanded into a few friendships that I enjoy to this day.



Once facebook came along, most bloggers started expressing themselves there and their posts and blogs began to disappear. I never started this blog for any other reason than to interact with my daughter and my older brother (He was never on the internet, but he would call me and request that I post a song. Most of his requests were old R&B singles from the '60's. He passed away on this day in 2008). R.I.P bro! Maybe I'll post another here shortly...






Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Byrds - My Back Pages (Remastered)

Trying to figure out how this shit works...