(Totally NOT) Random Movie Mention (Special Edition): “THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD” (1958)

I’ve Been A Fan Of The Sinbad Films All Of My Life…

…But…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Has Been My Absolute FAVE-FAVE Of The Entire Sinbad Saga.

Released In 1958…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Also Stars My Favorite Actor To Portray The Character Of Sinbad…

KERWIN MATHEWS

KERWIN MATHEWS

…Though Mr. Mathews Is NOT The Major Selling Point For The Film.

No, That Honor Belongs To The Special-Visual-Effects WIZARDRY Of…

RAY HARRYHAUSEN

!!!

He’s The Man Responsible For The Visuals Of Other Such Classics As…

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG” (1949)

THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS” (1953)

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS” (1963)

…And Of Course…

THE CLASH OF THE TITANS” (1981)

!!!

You Should Trust Me On This One, My Peeps, When I Say…

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD

…Is So So SO MUCH FUN!

I Recommend It To ANYONE Who’s A Fan Of Classic Monster Movies…

…Or Is A Fan Of AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL Special-Effects.

It Was Re-Released On DVD A Couple Years Ago…

…And The Film Transfer Is Absolutely GORGEOUS!

And If You’re Still Unsure About It…

…Even TIME MAGAZINE Says…

“ONE OF THE BEST MONSTER PICTURES EVER MADE.”

That Ain’t No Jive, My Peeps.

It Really Is A Classic Of The Genera.

Like I Said…

…You Should Trust Me On This One.

I Just Finished Watching It Right This Minute.

I’m On Full-Time Uncle Duty, At Present.

So, I’m Constantly Having To Find Ways To TRY And Entertain My Nephew.

Sooo, I Showed Him This One.

I Think He Really Enjoyed It.

Score One For Uncle Brad!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “MAYBE BABY” by BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS (1957)

“…Well You Are The One That Makes Me Glad

And You Are The One That Makes Me Sad

When Someday, You Want Me

Well, I’ll Be There

Wait And See…”

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TheMAYBE BABYSingle Album by BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS !!!

“…MAYBE BABY

I’ll Have You

MAYBE BABY

You’ll Be True

MAYBE BABY

I’ll Have You For Me. …”

… … …

The Subject Of Love Has Always Been ULTRA Touchy.

Not Just For Me, But For Most People.

In Regard To MYSELF…

…There Are Some Whom Believe I Don’t Really Love At All…

…Nor Do I Honestly Feel It Like Others Do.

Then, There Are Those Whom Think I Love Waaaaay Tooooo Much.

And THEN, There Are Those Who Couldn’t Honestly Care Either Way.

The Truth?

Maybe I Don’t Know How To Truly Express Love…

…But I Know I’m Capable Of Feeling It.

That’s Why Songs Like This One…

MAYBE BABY

by BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS

…Stick With Me As They Do.

It’s Because I Feel I Understand Them.

I Feel I Understand The Point Of The Song…

…Or At Least What The Songwriter Is Trying To Push As His/Her Point.

The Important Part, However, Is What Point I Take Away From The Song When It’s Over.

What Does It Personally Mean To ME?

That’s The Question.

Everyone Is Different.

Everyone Has Their Own Mind About Things.

What One Song Means To ME May Not Be Exactly What The Same Song Means To YOU.

And I Like That Part.

That Part Makes Me Feel Exceptionally Human.

A Lot Of The Time, I Don’t Feel Human At All.

I Know I AM Human.

I Just Don’t Feel The Same Way As Most People.

At Least, Not The Bulk of The People I’ve Come Across In My Worldly Travels.

To ME…

BUDDY HOLLY Is Singing About The Unobtainable Love Interest That We’ve All Come Across In Our Lives.

Well, A Lot Of Us Have.

The One That You Want Without Question, Even Though You Know You’ll Probably Never Have Them.

But, You’re Patient.

You’re Willing To Wait Them Out.

To See What Happens.

You Already Know Patience Is Not A Virtue.

It’s A Learned AND Honed Skill.

Some Of Us Are Just Better At Waiting Than Others.

I’m Patient…

…But NOT Because I WANT To Be.

It’s Because I Know I HAVE To Be.

And So I Wait.

Impatiently-Patient.

Meaning, I’m OUTWARDLY Patient…

…And INWARDLY I’m Absolutely Freaking-Out.

But Still…

…It DOES Count As PATIENCE.

Right?!

RIGHT!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head That ALSO Makes Me Smile: “THE GREAT PRETENDER” by THE PLATTERS (1955)

“…Too Real

Is This Feeling

Of Make-Believe

Too Real

When I Feel

What My Heart

Can’t Conceal…”

“…Yes

I’m THE GREAT PRETENDER

Just Laughing

And Gay

Like A Clown

I Seem To Be

What I’m Not

You See

I’m Wearing

My Heart

Like A Crown

Pretending

That You’re

Still Around.”

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I Suppose I Was Just Feeling Very Nostalgic, My Peeps.

That’s My Best Almost Answer.

I Found, As I Sat Down To Write This, I Could Go In Many Different Directions With It.

At First…

…I Was Going To Talk About Past Loves…

…Their Impact Upon My Life…

…Past AND Present…

…But I Just Couldn’t Bring Myself To Do So.

I Didn’t See Any Way Of Doing That Without Rubbing-Raw Some Already Tender Feelings…

…Both Mine AND Other Peeps.

I’ve Been A Pretty Damned Decent Pretender Most Of My Life.

Especially In Matters Of Love.

So Why Be An Asshole About It And Upset The Sliver Of Balance I Cling Tenaciously To?

Exactly, My Peeps.

Why, Indeed.

So I Won’t Do That.

It’s Not Something That Has To Happen, Therefore It Won’t, Until It Does.

Sound Fair Enough?

Good.

Sounds That Way To Me, Also.

So Just What CAN I Say?!

Hmm.

Well…

…The Whole Reason This Song Is On Ye Ole MP3Player In The First Place Is Our Little Bond.

I Actually Have Had A Copy Of This Song Since The 1980s.

On Cassette-Tape First…

…Then Later On CD.

It Was On Those “TIME LIFE” Classic Oldies Collections.

My Mother Purchased Them For Her And I.

She Knew I Loved Listening To The Oldies Stations When We’d Ride Around In The Car.

I Enjoyed Singing-Along With Them, And Listening To Her Sing-Along In Kind.

She Didn’t Care Too Much For The Bulk Of The Music Of MY Youth…

…So We’d Listen To The Music Of HER Youth.

That’s How I Originally Heard The Music Of Peeps Like…

ROY ORBISON

BUDDY HOLLY

HERMAN’S HERMITS

THE BEATLES

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE

Etc Etc Etc

…And YES…

THE PLATTERS

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So I Had Many Different Types Of Memories Come Rushing To Me When I Heard This Song…

THE GREAT PRETENDER

…This Morning.

Some Good.

Some Great.

Some Not Good Nor Great.

But Many Memories, Nevertheless.

It’s Honestly A Great Little Number, Kiddies.

And Regardless Of Whether Thinking About Matters Of The Heart…

…Or Matters Of The Head…

…Or Matters Of A Mixed Nature…

…Good OR Bad…

…It Remains A Great Little Number.

It Has A Special Place In My Life…

…Past AND Present…

…And I’m Sure It Will Continue To Have That Place Well Into The Future.

This Song Has Been With Me The Bulk Of My Life…

…And It’s ALWAYS Been A Keeper.

Y’all Should Just Trust Me, Fo SHO!

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Hope Everyone Has A Good Day.

Y’all Know I’ll Be Doing What I Can To Make That Happen For Myself.

So Y’all Should Really Try Doing So For Yourselves, Or Anyone Else You Can.

So Long As We’re All Still Standing At The End…

…It’ll Be Just Jim Dandy.

Right?!

RIGHT!!

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(Not A Totally) Random Movie Mention: ORSON WELLES’ “TOUCH OF EVIL” (1958)

Oh Hellz Yeah!

I Was In The Mood For Something Really Cool…

…I Just Couldn’t Decide On What That Would/Should Be.

So…

…I Went-A-Browsin’ In Me Ole Collection.

There Were So Many Titles To Choose From That I Was Simply At A Loss.

And Then, I Spied This One…

ORSON WELLES

TOUCH OF EVIL

(1958)

…Starring…

CHARLTON HESTON

&

JANET LEIGH

&

ORSON WELLES

…And Directed By…

…Yup…

ORSON WELLES

!!! !!!! !!!

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It Had Honestly Been A Couple Years Since I’d Kicked-It-Back To Watch This One.

So I Was Rather Excited To Hunker-Down With It, Last Night.

This Is One Of Those Cases Of…

THE BEST

-Vs-

MY FAVORITE

…My Peeps.

In Regard To Flicks Where…

ORSON WELLES

…Has Pulled The Ole Double-Duty…

…Being BOTH Director AND Actor…

CITIZEN KANE

…Is (likely)

THE BEST

…But But BUT…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Is Totally…

MY FAVORITE

Period.

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There’s Not Even An Argument Needed Here.

I Loved…

CITIZEN KANE

…Sure Sure Sure…

…As It’s A Very Important Flick In The Annals Of Cinematic History…

…But It’s Simply Not As Entertaining, To ME, As…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Hands-Down AND Fo SHO!

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It’s Even Hard For Me To Decide Which Lead Character I Prefer.

CHARLES FOSTER KANE

…Is A Veritable TITAN In Regard To Motion Picture History.

But But BUT (again)

…Is He A Better Character Than…

HANK QUINLAN

…Our Totally Corrupt Police Captain, And All Around Film History Nasty-Boy In…

TOUCH OF EVIL

???

I Dunno, Kids.

It’s Like The Old “Apples -Vs- Oranges” Argument.

You Love Them Both, But They’re Honestly, Truly So Vastly Different.

So It’s Very Hard To Draw A Line On This One.

I Will Say This…

HANK QUINLAN

…IS…

…One Of The Very VERY Best BEST Film Baddies Of ALL-TIME!

That’s Another Big Ole FO SHO!

I’m Very Serious, My Peeps.

For Those Of Y’all Who Have Seen…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Can You Not Honestly Say He Was So Disgustingly Believable That, By The End Of The Flick, You Were Ready To Shoot Him, Yourself?!?

EXACTLY, My Peeps, EXACTLY!!!

I Wanted Him Dead, Also!!!

ORSON WELLES

…Plays…

HANK QUINLAN

…To Sheer Evil-Baddie-PERFECTION.

Period Period.

The Only Imagination Stretching One Has To Do With…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Is Attempting To Accept…

CHARLTON HESTON

…As A Mexican Narcotics Officer.

Not To Say He Misplayed The Part.

No.

He Did His Best To Make Us Look Beyond The Oddity Of It.

In Fact, He Brings The Emotional Portion Of The Flick.

So I Feel He Did A Commendable Job With His Part.

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ANYWAY, My Peeps…

…If You’re A Fan Of Those Classic Noir Dramas…

…You Really Really REALLY Need To Check-Out…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…As It’s One Of The Very VERY Best BEST Of The Genera.

I’ve Recommended It To Many People And Have Yet To Get A Word Of Flack Back On It.

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Most Movie Buffs Pride Themselves On Having Seen…

CITIZEN KANE

…And Rightly So.

It’s A Classic Among The Great Classics.

BUT…

…If You Really Want To Impress ME…

…I’d Much Rather Hear You Say You’ve Taken The Time To Kick-It-Back With…

TOUCH OF EVIL

Period Period Period.

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A Song That (oddly) Perks Me Up: “HOME OF THE BLUES” by JOHNNY CASH (1957)

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…I Walk And Cry While My Heartbeat…

…Keeps Time With The Drag Of My Shoes…

…The Sun Never Shines…

…Through This Window Of Mine…

…It’s Dark At The Home Of The Blues…

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HOME OF THE BLUESIs A Personal Favorite Song By JOHNNY CASH, Originally Recorded In 1957.

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…Oh, But The Place…

…Is Filled With The Sweetest Memories…

…Memories So Sweet That I Cry…

…Dreams That I’ve Had…

…Left Me Feelin’ So Bad…

…I Just Wanna Give-Up…

…And Lay Down…

…And Die…

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JOHNNY CASH

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…So If You’ve Just Lost Your Sweetheart…

…And It Seems There’s No Good Way To Choose…

…Come Along With Me…

…Misery Loves Company…

…You’re Welcome At The Home Of The Blues. …

However, While This May Be A Number By JOHNNY CASH, I Sincerely Prefer Listening To JOAQUIN PHOENIX PerformHOME OF THE BLUESOn The 2005 Soundtrack From The FilmΒ “WALK THE LINE!!!

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What’s On Now?! “THE MAN FROM LARAMIE” (1955)

Alright, My Peeps…

…Y’all Already Know Of My Love Of Classic Westerns…

…And Y’all Already Know Of My Love For JIMMY STEWART.

So…

…Why Not Make Mention Of…

…Yep…

…A CLASSIC JIMMY STEWART WESTERN!!!

You Got It, Kiddies!!!

So Let’s Mention…

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

(1955)

…Starring…

JIMMY STEWART

…And…

ARTHUR KENNEDY

…And Directed By…

ANTHONY MANN

!!! !!!! !!!

Now…

…I’m Gonna Warn Ya, Kids…

…This Is NOT Your Typical JIMMY STEWART Western.

Period.

JIMMY STEWART Isn’t Your “Aw Shucks”, Lovable, Kindhearted Cowboy In This One.

No Sir.

No Ma’am.

Not At All.

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Is Actually A Story Of REVENGE!!!

You See…

“WILL LOCKHART”

(JIMMY STEWART)

…Is In Search Of The Man Responsible For Selling Repeating-Rifles To The Local Apaches.

Why?

Because His Brother…

…A U.S. Army Cavalryman…

…Was Shot And Killed By Said Apaches With Said Rifles.

He’s Not After The Apaches…

…He Just Wants The Man Who Sold Them The Guns.

Period.

During His Little Quest…

…He’s Forced To Tangle With The Local Cattle-Baron And His Sadistic Son.

I’m Not Going To Give The Movie Away, My Peeps…

…BUT…

…I Will Say This…

…You’ve NEVER Seen JIMMY STEWART Like This, Before.

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Was A Huge Departure For Him.

It’s A Solid Entry In Any Person’s Western Collection…

…And It’s One Of My Faves Of Faves!

Remember What I’ve Said Before About 1950s Westerns?

Well, The Same Applies Here.

They Sure Did Know How To Make A Rousing Western Flick, Fo SHO!!!

So, Kids…

…If You’re In The Mood To See A Western…

…With A Beloved Star Who’s Playing A Different Style Of Character…

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Is A Quality Choice, I’ll Reckon!!!

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(Not So) Random Movie Mention: “GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL” (1957)

BURT LANCASTER As WYATT EARP

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KIRK DOUGLAS As JOHNDOCHOLLIDAY

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Check.

Classic Western Tale, Told To 1950s Perfection

???

YOU BETCHA!

What Am I Even Talking About?

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…That’s What.

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While I Know A Lot Of Y’all Have Seen The Flick…

“TOMBSTONE”

…I Also Know A Lot Of Y’all Have NEVER Seen The Flick…

“GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL”

Period.

And While I Hate To Draw Comparisons Between Flicks…

…It’s Almost Impossible Not To Do So In This Instance.

I Love Love LOVE…

“TOMBSTONE”

…As It’s One Of My All-Time Favorite Westerns.

But This Flick…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is Also Very Deserving To Be Included In The Best Westerns Genera.

BURT LANCASTER Is A Fine WYATT EARP, For Sure…

…But It’s KIRK DOUGLAS As “DOCHOLLIDAY That Really Steals…

…And Sells The Flick.

You Know, My Peeps…

…I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of KIRK DOUGLAS

…And This Flick Is One Of The Reasons Why.

I First Saw This Classic Western Back In The Late 1980s.

I Was Still Going Through My “Cowboys And Indians” Phase…

…And Was A Western Flick Freakazoid!

Now…

…I’m Sure Y’all Know The Story.

WYATT EARP, His Brothers, And “DOCHOLLIDAY Are In A Feud With TheΒ Viscous CLANTON GANG.

The Feud Boils Over…

…And The Two Groups Meet In A Crazy-Ass Gun Battle At The Ole “O.K. CORRAL”

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GOOD Vs EVIL

RIGHT Vs WRONG

The GOOD GUYS Vs The BAD GUYS

It’s Simply A Timeless CLASSIC Among CLASSICS!!!

While I Know Westerns Aren’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Joe…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is One Of The Very Best From The Genera…

…And One Of The Very Best From Its Era.

Directed By JOHN STURGES (“The Magnificent Seven”)…

…This Is A ToweringΒ Testament To Classic Film-Making.

If You Can Say Anything About The 1950s…

…They Sure Did Know How To Make A Damn Fine Western!!!

Give This One A Go, My Peeps.

If You Like Classic Flicks…

…And Well Made Western Epics…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…May Very Well Be Right Up Your Alley.

At Least, I’m HOPING It’s Up Your Alley.

I’d Hate To Be The Only One Taking It Up The Alley, Ya Know?!

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The Five Flicks: Weekend Edition

Alright, My Peeps…

…As I Know You’re Already Aware…

…I’ve Watched…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

(1960)

…This Weekend.

But What Would You Say If I Told You…

"That Was NOT The Only PETER CUSHING Flick I've Watched This Weekend."

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Well…

…T’Is TRUE, My Peeps.

T’Is Very VERY True.

I Ended-Up Turning This Weekend Into A Regular PETER CUSHING Love Fest!

Aside From…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Of Which We’ve Already Discussed…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/07/14/so-whats-on-now-the-flesh-and-the-fiends-1960/)

…I Also Ended Up Watching Four Of His “FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks!!!

First, I Watched The Always Classic…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

…A True Horror Classic…

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

…Co-Starring…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…As The “FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER”!!!

!!! !!!! !!!

Then…

…I Popped-On…

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1958)

…A Sequel That Begins Immediately Following The First Story.

It’s A Little Slower AND Less Exciting Than The First Story…

…But It’s A Nifty Little Number, Nevertheless.

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THEN…

…Later On In The Evening…

…I Decided To Just Go For It…

…And I Watched…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

…Which Is MY FAVORITE Of All The “PETER CUSHING As FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks.

Period.

It’s The Most Exciting…

…AND…

PETER CUSHING Is At His EVIL BEST!

Totally Worth My Time And Attention, My Peeps…

…As I’m (almost) Sure Y’all Could Agree.

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Then…

…Before Crashing-Out For The Night…

…I Ended Up Popping…

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1973)

…Into The Player.

It’s A Cool Entry…

…To Be Sure…

…And Was The Final Of PETER CUSHING‘s FRANKENSTEIN Flicks.

Needless To Say, It’s Been A Pretty Damned Decent Weekend.

I Haven’t Felt Too Great…

…But I’ve Been Acceptable Enough To Carry-On.

And…

…Of Course…

…I Had PETER CUSHING There To Help Me Out.

So I’d Call It A Winner…

…Regardless Of How Good Or Bad I’ve Felt.

Wouldn’t You Tend To Agree, My Peeps?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

I Simply KNEW Y’all Had My Back On This One!!!

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Enjoy The Remainder Of Your Weekend, Kiddies.

I Believe It’s Time To Go For A Walk.

I Bet You’d Tend To Agree With That, As Well!!!

NICE!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “HE’LL HAVE TO GO” by JIM REEVES (1959)

…You Can’t Say The Words I Want To Hear…

…While You’re With Another Man. …

…Do You Want Me…

…Answer Yes Or No…

…Darling I Will Understand. …

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Jim Reeves

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…Put Your Sweet Lips…

…A Little Closer…

…To The Phone. …

…Let’s Pretend…

…That We’re Together…

…All Alone. …

…I’ll Tell The Man…

…To Turn The Jukebox…

…Way Down Low. …

…And You Can Tell…

…Your Friend There With You…

…HE’LL HAVE TO GO.

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Of All The Songs I Know…

…Why On Earth Is THIS SONG…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

by JIM REEVES

…The Tune That’s Playing On Repeat In My Twisted Brain???

I Haven’t The Foggiest, My Peeps.

Yes…

…I Have Heard It Recently…

…So I’m Sure That’s The Beginning Of It…

…But WHY Today???

I Keep Singing It To Myself…

…Over…

…And Over…

…And Over And Over And Over AGAIN!!!

I’ve Known The Song…

…WORD For WORD…

…Since About The Age Of 9-Years-Old.

My Grandparents LOVED Them Some JIM REEVES

…And They Used To Play His Greatest Hits…

(on cassette of course)

…When We’d Go Out-And-About On A Drive.

Every Time We’d Go See My Aunts And Uncles…

…Maw Would Break-Out The JIM REEVES Tape…

…And We’d Just SING SING SING!!!

Thing Is…

…I Stopped Listening To It When I Found Out It Was Technically A Country Song.

I Hate Most Country Music, So It Only Seemed Right To Ditch The JIM REEVES, Ya Know???

However…

…Years Later…

…I Ended Up Owning A Copy Of…

JIM REEVES GREATEST HITS

…On CD.

And NOW…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

…Is On My MP3Player.

WHY???

Well…

…As It Turns Out…

…My Hatred For Country Music Only Goes So Far.

The Song…

HE’LL HAVE TO GO

…Has Become A Part Of My Life.

It Brings To The Surface So So SO Many Fond Memories That It’s Impossible For Me To Ditch It Ever Again.

Like I Said, Though…

…I Haven’t The Foggiest As To WHY It’s Hitting Me So Hard Today.

But I Won’t Shy Away From It.

Even Though It’s Annoying To Have A Song On Perpetual-Repeat In My Brain…

…It Still Makes Me Smile When I Hear It.

And I Sincerely Love Love LOVE To Sing Along With It!!!

Go Figure.

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Hope You’re Enjoying Your FRIDAY EVE, My Peeps.

I’m Doin’ My Best To Do That Very Thing.

Results Are Mixed Thus Far…

…But That’s Acceptable.

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