The Song STUCKY-STUCK In My Head: “FLOWERS ON THE WALL” by The STATLER BROTHERS (1966)

I Keep Hearin’…

…You’re Concerned…

…About My Happiness…

…But All That Thought…

…You’re Givin’ Me…

…Is…

…Conscience, I Guess…

…If I Were Walkin’…

…In Your Shoes…

…I Wouldn’t Worry None…

…While You And Your Friends’re…

…Worryin’ ’bout Me…

…I’m Havin’ Lots Of Fun…

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FLOWERS ON THE WALL” (1966) By The STATLER BROTHERS

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…Countin’ FLOWERS ON THE WALL

…That Don’t Bother Me At All…

…Playin’ Solitaire ‘Til Dawn…

…With A Deck Of Fifty-One…

…Smokin’ Cigarettes…

…And Watchin’ Captain Kangaroo…

…Now Don’t Tell Me…

…I’ve Nothin’ To Do. ...”

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FLOWERS ON THE WALLBy The STATLER BROTHERS (1966) Is One Of The Songs Featured On The Motion Picture Soundtrack From The 1994 FilmPULP FICTION!!!

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Is It Sad This Is The Most Memorable Song On That Entire Soundtrack?

At Least, It Is To Me.

I Think It’s Sad.

I LOVED The Soundtrack To…

PULP FICTION

…Yet This Song…

FLOWERS ON THE WALL

by The STATLER BROTHERS

…Is The Song That Generally Gets Stuck In Ye Ole Noggin.

It’s Cute.

It’s Catchy.

It’s Almost Infectious, Honestly.

I Can’t Even Believe I’m Admitting This…

…BUT…

…I LOVE This Song.

It’s One Of Those That ALWAYS Makes Me Grin Like An Idiot.

Is That Sad?

Really?

Is It?

Hmm.

I Dunno.

Well…

…Whether It’s Sad Or Not…

…It Doesn’t Change The Fact I Enjoy The Hell Outta This Little Number.

One Of The Major Strengths Of…

PULP FICTION

…Was Its Soundtrack.

One Of The Best To Come-Out In The 1990s, Fo SHO.

Everyone I Know Had A Copy…

…Or So It Seemed.

The Film Was Amazingly Popular…

…And It’s One I’ve Always Enjoyed…

(...though "RESERVOIR DOGS" is still my fave fave...)

…But Its Soundtrack…

…To ME…

…Was The Proverbial Center-Piece.

I Watched The Film Yesterday Evening Before The Cardinals Game Began…

…And Spent The Entire Ballgame Humming This Song To Myself.

It IS Sad, Isn’t It?

Isn’t It?!

Hmm.

I Sure Hope Not.

I Don’t Want Anyone Making Fun Of Me For It.

I Can’t Help It!

It’s Just A Damned Catchy Tune, My Peeps!

I SWEAR!

No Foolies, Fo SHO!

Sheesh, I Say.

Sheesh, Indeed.

So…

…Anyway…

…Y’all Know Bloggin’ ’bout A Song Is Generally The Best Way For Me To Get It Out Of My Twisted Brain…

…So That’s Exactly What I’m Hoping For In This Instance.

So Far?

Nah.

Hasn’t Helped.

I’m Still Humming It.

My Head Is Still Beboppin’ To It.

Knowing Me…

…I’ll Likely Have A Headache From Hell Before It’s All Over.

All Because I Couldn’t Help But Bebop Along To A Tune Most People Would Scoff At And Say…

"Jeez, Dude! CHANGE THE SONG! PLEASE CHANGE IT!!"

I Promise I’m TRYING, Kiddies.

I Really REALLY Am!

It’s Just So So SO DAMNED CATCHY!

Tell Ya What…

…You Try Listening To It…

…Then See What Happens.

I’d Wager It Gets Stuck In YOUR Twisted Brains, Also!

Again, No Foolies!

No Foolies, Indeed!

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Enjoy Your Day, Kids.

I Shall Endeavor To Do The Same, Fo SHO!!!

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“Too Many Teardrops… For One Heart… To Be Cryin’… Too Many Teardrops… For One Heart… To Carry On…” –QUESTION MARK And THE MYSTERIANS (“96 Tears” (1966))

…You’re Way On Top Now.

.Since You Left Me.

.You’re Always Laughin’.

.Way Down At Me.

.But Watch Out Now.

.I’m Gonna Get There.

.We’ll Be Together.

.For Just A Little While.

.And Then I’m Gonna Put You.

.Way Down Here.

.And You’ll Start Cryin’.

.96 Tears

… … …

…Cry.

.Cry…

… … …

…And When The Sun Comes Up.

.I’ll Be On Top.

.You’ll Be Right Down There.

.Lookin’ Up.

.And I Might Wave.

.Come Up Here.

.But I Don’t See You.

.Wavin’ Now.

.I’m Way Down Here.

.Wonderin’ How.

.I’m Gonna Get You.

.But I Know Now.

.I’ll Just Cry.

.Cry.

.I’ll Just Cry…

… … …

…Too Many Teardrops.

.For One Heart.

.To Be Cryin’.

.Too Many Teardrops.

.For One Heart.

.To Carry On.

.You’re Gonna Cry.

.96 Tears

Question Mark and The Mysterians

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When I Awoke This Morning…

…I Wanted My Music.

First Thing.

Before I Even Bothered To Use The Restroom…

…Or Get My Coffee…

…Or Anything Else At All.

I Wanted Some Music.

I Keep My MP3Player Very Handy For Moments Such As This…

…And It’s Almost Always Set To SHUFFLE-PLAY.

I Turned It On.

I Fumbled With The Buttons.

I Selected A Song At Random…

…Without Even Bothering To Look At Exactly Which Song I’d Picked.

And This Song…

96 TEARS

…By…

QUESTION MARK And THE MYSTERIANS

…Was The Very First Song To Play.

I Immediately Smiled REALLY BIG…

…And Softly, I Said…

“YES. THIS IS THE SONG.”

I Knew It Right Off The Bat.

This Would Be The Highlight Tune Of My Day.

When Reading The Lyrics…

…Honestly…

…It Sounds Almost Saddening.

BUT BUT BUT…

…For Those Of You Whom Already Know It…

…You Know That Simply Is NOT The Case.

His Voice…

…The Speed Of The Song…

…And That EXCEPTIONAL Organ Playing Throughout It…

…Make This Song An EASY CHOICE To Say…

“I Always Smile When I Hear It. Regardless Of Where OR When.”

It Gives Me GREAT Pleasure To Spotlight This Little Number Today, Fo SHO!

I Had Actually Thought About Doing So Over Two-Weeks Ago.

I Just Hadn’t Got Myself ’round To It Yet.

I Can Easily…

…Honestly…

…Sincerely Recommend It To Y’all.

A Lot Of Y’all Already Know It…

…BUT…

…I’m Willing To Bet There Are More Of Y’all Who Have NEVER Heard It.

.Period.

OR, You’ve Heard It In Passing…

…Never Bothering To Actually LISTEN-Listen To It.

It’s One Of My Favorite Oldies-Tunes EVER EVER EVER…

…And I’d LOVE Knowing If You Even Cared For It One-Damn-Bit.

If You Do, GREAT!

WHY?!?

If You Don’t, OKIE-THE-DOKIE!

WHY?!?

My Curiosity Abounds This Morning.

So…

…Please…

…Feed My Curiosity…

…Please?!?

Catch Y’all Later, My Peeps.

Enjoy Your Day, If Possible.

If Not Possible…

…Well…

…Just Do The Best You Can.

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Random Movie Mention: KURT RUSSELL in “THE DEADLY TOWER” (1975)

"THE DEADLY TOWER" (1975)

So…

…How Many Of Y’all Have…

#1 EVER HEARD OF THIS FLICK?
#2 EVER SEEN THIS FLICK?
#3 EVER KNOWN SOMEONE WHO HAS HEARD OF OR SEEN THIS FLICK?

Not. Many. Fo. SHO.

Not. Many. Fo. SHO. INDEED.

It’s The Story Of The Shooting-Spree…

…At The University Of Texas…

…From…

August 1966

.Period.

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KURT RUSSELL

…Portrays The Cold-Calculating Ex-Marine CHARLES WHITMAN.

ย Our Ex-Marine Has Had His Proverbial-Cheese Slide From His Proverbial-Cracker.

An Obvious Case Of PTSD-Related-Symptoms.

WHITMAN Goes Out…

…Gets Himself An Arsenal Of Weapons AND Ammunition…

…And Perches Himself In The Famous Clock-Tower Of A Popular University.

The Ensuing Drama, Action, And Tragedy Will Very-Much-So Hold Your Attention.

There Are Many Secondary Characters In This One…

…That You Really Do End-Up Caring A Lot About.

It’s A Very-Well Constructed Film…

…Released Just 9-Years After The Tragic Events The Film Is Based-On.

It Was NEVER An Easy Flick To Find…

…That’s A BIG FO SHO…

…But I Was Able To Get A Copy For My Brother Not Too Long Ago.

He’s A…

KURT RUSSELL

…Fan-Boy…

…So It Felt Like A VERY Necessary-Purchase.

It’s A Story I’d Heard About…

And Then Became Super-Curious When I Found Out They’d Made A Flick About It…

…And The Star Was…

KURT RUSSELL

.Period.

The Movie Doesn’t Pull Tooo-Many Punches.

They Try To Bring It To You As A Film…

…The Way It Was Described By Those Who Lived Through It.

It’s Very Much A FORGOTTEN CLASSIC…

…And A More Deserving Film Than You’d Think.

I Consider It An Important Film.

With The World The Way It Is These Days…

…Shootings Like This Are Scarily Tooo-Frequent.

And It’s Been Going On For A Long Time.

Remember…

…This Film May Be From 1975…

…But The Actual Event Is From 1966.

Just A Flick To Ponder A Tad, My Peeps.

You May Think It’s An Important Film/Subject, Also.

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(A Closing Side-Note: They Don't Have To Be GREAT GREAT FILMS To ALSO Be IMPORTANT. Just Sayin'...)

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What’s On This Morning??? “A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS” (1966)

The ACADEMY AWARD WINNER For BEST PICTURE Of 1966, "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS"...

…Starring…

...PAUL SCOFIELD In His OSCAR WINNING Role As SIR THOMAS MORE...

…Also Starring…

...ROBERT SHAW In His OSCAR NOMINATED Role As KING HENRY VIII...

…And Also Starring…

...The Great ORSON WELLES As CARDINAL WOLSEY!!!

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

…Is…

…A Truly Forgotten Classic…

…And One Of The Best Period-Piece Dramasย Of It’s Time.

If You’ve Studied Your History…

…Then You Likely Already Know The Story…

…Though One Is Never Really Sure If Any Film Ever Gets The Story Totally Correct.

Of That Point, I Shall Not Debate.

I Know What “History History” Says…

…And This Film Does Come Closer Than Most Others In Telling Said Story.

There Are A Lot Of Questions Left Open To Us…

…Fo SHO Fo SHO…

…But It’s Always Difficult Trying To Squeeze-In A Pant-Load Of Info…

…Into A 2-Hour Film…

…Fo SHO Fo SHO Fo SHO!

What Drives This Film, However, Is NOT The Story Being Told.

Honestly, It’s The WAY The Story Is Being Told.

The Actors…

…In…

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

…Really Do Their Jobs…

…And Do Them EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.

The Sets AND Settings Are WONDERFUL.

It’s Very VERY Easy To Tell, My Peeps…

…That EVERYONE INVOLVED Really DID Bring Their “A-GAME”…

…And I Sincerely Think THAT Is What Sold The Film…

…To…

…The Critics…

…The Public…

…And…

…The Academy Award Voters.

PERIOD.

A Lot Of TIME And EFFORT Went Into Making This Film…

…And It’s A Film I’ve Enjoyed Watching Over The Years.

Do Yourself A Favor, My Peeps…

…Give This Flick…

A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

(1966)

… A Shot.

A Love Of History Is NOT Required To Enjoy What You’re Watching Here…

…Though It MAY Help.

It’s Simply A VERY Well Made Motion Picture.

Sometimes, That’s All One Is REALLY Looking For…

…Right?

RIGHT!!!

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