The Song Stuck In My Head: “MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER” by THE BEATLES (1969)

… …

“…Back In School Again

Maxwell Plays The Fool Again

Teacher Gets Annoyed

Wishing To Avoid An Unpleasant Scene

She Tells Max To Stay

When The Class Has Gone Away

So He Waits Behind

Writing Fifty Times

“I Must Not Be So…”

“…But When She Turns Her Back On The Boy

He Creeps Up From Behind…”

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER Is Off Of The 1969 AlbumABBEY ROADBy THE BEATLES !!!

“…BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Came Down Upon Her Head

BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Made Sure That She Was Dead. …”

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I’ve Had This Little Number…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

by THE BEATLES

…Rolling Around In My Head The Past Two-Days…

…And I Simply Couldn’t Take It Anymore.

I Knew If I Wanted It Out Of My Head Badly Enough, I’d Blog About It.

And So…

…Here I Sit…

…At My Computer…

…Writing To All Of Y’all…

…Hoping Like Hell This Actually Works!

(*teehehe*)

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It’s Not Because I Have Anything Against This Song.

Far From It.

But When You’re Wandering About The House Whistling It To Yourself…

…Yeah…

…It’s Time To Blog It, Baby.

I Suppose I Could Also Tie This Into The Coming Day Of Halloween, Since It’s About A Young Dude Who Likes To Beat People To Death With A Hammer.

Now How Often Do You Think One Could Blog About Something Of That Sort?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps, Not Very Often At All.

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I’ve Made Mention Before That…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

…Is A Guilty Pleasure Favorite Of Mine…

…And I’m Sure There Are Others Out There Whom Do Think Of It In The Same Manner.

Is It THE BEST SONG From…

THE BEATLES

?!?

Nah.

Not Really.

Is It A Super Fun And Infectiously Catchy Little Number, Regardless Of Who Did It?!?

YOU BETCHA, My Peeps!!!

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Released In 1969 On The Album…

ABBEY ROAD

…This Song Wasn’t Well Received.

Most Folks Would Expect A Colder Reception For A Song Like This One.

I Find It To Be Rater Cute In Its Quirkiness.

It’s Definitely An Odd Jam, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

I’m Sure There Are More People Out There Who Hate This Song, Versus People Who Love It As I Do.

But That’s Okie The Dokie, My Poke-Poke Pokeys!!!

I’ve Never Had Any Issues In Loving Things Most People Can’t Stand.

And NO, I Don’t Just Like The Song Because Everyone Else Hates It.

Honestly, I’ve Been A Fan Of This Song Since The 1980s, Before I Even Knew Other People Despised It At All.

I Think It’s A Fun Song, And…

…Since This Is MY Blog…

…I Figure I’m Entitled To MY Own Opinion…

…Especially When It’s Something The Bulk Of Civilization Can’t Stand!

(*hehehe*)

If You’ve Never Heard Of This Song Before, No Worries.

I’m Sure There Are Many Peeps Whom DO Know The Song, And Simply Wish They Didn’t.

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I Understand, My Peeps…

…I Do I Do.

ANYWAY…

…Y’all Please Please PLEASE Take Care And Be Good.

If Any Of Y’all Need Anything, Hit Me Up.

I Probably Won’t Be Able To Do Anything About It, But You Can STILL Hit Me Up.

Ya Know…

…If Ya Wanna.

No Pressure, Kiddies, No Pressure.

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Have A Damned Decent Day, Folks!

Holla Wheneva!!!

PEACE!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head (And Why): “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” by The ROLLING STONES (1969)

“…I Saw Her Today

At

The Reception

In Her Glass

Was

A Bleeding Man

She Was Practiced

At The Art

Of Deception

Well

I Could Tell

By Her

Blood-Stained Hands

(Sing It)…”

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The ROLLING STONES !!!

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“…You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But If You Try Sometimes

You Just Might Find

You Just Might Find

You Get What You Need. …”

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANTIs Off Of The 1969 AlbumLET IT BLEEDBy The ROLLING STONES !!!

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Oddly, My Peeps…

…I Wasn’t Even Listening To This Song…

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

by The ROLLING STONES

…When It Became Stuck In My Head.

I Was Actually Thinking About Family And Friends.

I Was Thinking About How Some Are True Gems…

…Not To Be Traded For Anyone, Nor Anything.

And I Was Thinking About How Some Treat Me As If I’d Traded Them Away Years Ago And They Came Back Into The Fold Embittered And Royally Pissed-Off.

Honestly…

…It’s VERY Hard For Me To Make Friends…

…And Family Associations Are Just As Difficult.

I’m A Very Trusting Individual When It Comes To Those Whom I’ve Known Longest…

…And Perhaps Too Trusting With Those I Haven’t Known So Long.

I Try Hard To Give Everyone A Fair-Shake…

…Knowing That Doing So Is The Only Real Way To Evaluate A Relationship.

If You Can’t Trust The Person…

…It’s VERY VERY Hard To Maintain The Relationship.

All I Ever Ask Is That My Friends Let Me Know They’re Still Alive…

…Especially When It Has Been A While Since Our Last Contact…

…And…

…DON’T IGNORE ME!

Some Of My Peeps Stay Very Busy…

…Either With Work, Or Their Families, Or Whatever.

That’s Just Life, So It’s No Worries.

BUT…

…When I Know For A Fact They Have Nothing Going On, Nor Will Have Anything Happening Anytime Soon…

…And I Get Blatantly Ignored By Them…

…I Tend To Get Rather Pissy.

However…

…As One Friend Reminded Me Last Night…

…Life’s Too Short To Be Constantly Pissy In Regard To That Simple Failing.

I Kept Thinking And Thinking And Thinking About That, All Night Long.

Then I Said To Myself…

"Well... Can't Always Get What We Want, Right?!"

…And That Was All It Took.

I Then Spent The Bulk Of Last Night Humming And Singing…

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT

…To Myself.

I Even Went To Bed Thinking About It.

When I Awoke This Morning…

…The Song Was Still Rollin’ Around In My Brain.

So I Decided To Listen To It.

Once.

Twice.

Thrice.

Yeah…

…THREE (3) TIMES.

Back-To-Back-To-Back.

And Then…

…In Sitting Down At My Computer To Check The Email…

…I Quickly Decided I Wanted To Blog About This.

I Love This Song.

It’s My 2ND Favorite Song, Period, By…

The ROLLING STONES

…And It’s A True Classic-Among-Classics.

It Has The Power To Make Me Smile…

…And I Find That Comforting.

I Hate It Hate It HATE IT When I Get Pissy With Family And Friends.

Mainly Because I Know I Shouldn’t.

Everyone Has A Life To Live, And I Can’t Expect To Be Part Of It All.

But, It’s VERY Hard For Me To Just Shut-Up And Take Anything…

…Regardless Of What The Anything May Be.

Being Ignored, To Me, Is Worse Than Any Physical Pain One Might Try To Inflict Upon Me.

It Always Has Been.

Perhaps That’s Just My ADHD Bleeding Through…

…But I Can’t Help It.

Yet…

…All It Took To Calm Me Down And Lift My Spirits…

…Was The Words Of A Friend…

…And A Wonderfully AMAZING Song!

I Find That VERY Fitting.

Wouldn’t You?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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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."

??? ???? ???

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”!!!

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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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Songs That Make Me Smile: “DOWN ON THE CORNER” by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1969)

Early In The Evenin’…

…Just About Supper Time…

…Over By The Courthouse…

…They’re Startin’ To Unwind…

…Four Kids On The Corner…

…Tryin’ To Bring You Up…

…Willy Picks A Tune Out…

…And He Blows It On The Harp…

… … … … …

…Down On The Corner…

…Out In The Street…

…Willy And The Poorboys Are Playin’…

…Bring A Nickle…

…Tap Your Feet…

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DOWN ON THE CORNERIs Off The 1969 AlbumWILLY AND THE POOR BOYSBy CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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…Rooster Hits The Washboard…

…And People Just Got To Smile…

…Blinky Thumps The Gut Bass…

…And Solos For A While…

…Poorboy Twangs The Rhythm Out…

…On His Kalamazoo…

…Willy Goes Into A Dance…

…And Doubles On Kazoo…

… … … … …

…Down On The Corner…

…Out In The Street…

…Willy And The Poorboys Are Playin’…

…Bring A Nickle…

…Tap Your Feet. …

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Alright, My Peeps…

…I Know I Could (likely) Just Say…

"This Song Makes Me Smile Because It's By CREEDENCE."

…And A Great Many Of You Would (likely) Say…

"Well, He Does Have A Point. It Is By CREEDENCE. So The Smile Factor Already Exists."

…Or Something To That Effect.

HOWEVER…

…I Have Other Reasons As To Why This Song…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Pops A Smile Upon My (generally) Cold Exterior.

You See, My Peeps…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Reminds Me Of My 9-Year-Old Nephew, Ari Grey.

Even At Just 9yo…

…He’s Already A HUGE Fan Of C.C.R.

And WE…

…He & I…

…Have The Songs WE Enjoy Listening To The Most.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?

BORN ON THE BAYOU

LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK-DOOR

BAD MOON RISING

COMMOTION

etc etc etc

All Major League CLASSICS, Fo SHO.

But This Song…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Reminds Me Of Him A Hoppin’-Bundle For One Major Reason…

…WE Actually Took The Time-Out To Try And Figure-Out Exactly What They Were Singin’-’bout!!!

I Knew Some Of The Words.

Ari Grey Knew Some Of Them, Also.

But Neither Of Us Knew Much More Than The Chorus…

…And Even That Was Hazy, At BEST.

So We Listened To It Over…

…And Over…

…And Over And Over And OVER…

…Until We Were Pretty Sure We Had It All Ferreted-Out.

THEN I Decided To Look-Up The Lyrics…

…Ya Know, Just To See How Right We Were.

In A Total “Sheesh!” Moment…

…I Was Humbled To Find My Nephew Was Much Closer To What Was Actually Sung Than I Was.

It Shouldn’t Have Surprised Me…

…As He’s Exceptionally Intelligent AND Perceptive.

I Suppose I Was More Shocked At Being Shown-Up By A Man Of Just 9-Years.

BUT…

…I Wouldn’t Trade That Moment For Anything.

And That Moment Has Created A Very VERY Lasting Impression On Me.

Now I Can’t Listen To A Single Song By…

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Without Thinking About My Nephew.

I Shake My Head…

(in a good way)

…And I Smile…

(in a great way)

…And I Reflect…

(all the way)

.Period.

Isn’t That Was Great Songs Are Supposed To Do?

I Use The Term “Infectious” A Lot When Talking About Music I Love…

…And I Do So Because That’s EXACTLY How It Seems/Appears/Feels To Me.

Great Songs Can Dig Themselves Into You Very VERY Deeply…

…And Create Very VERY Lasting Impressions.

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…Does This So Very VERY Well.

It’s A Great Song…

…That Comes With A Lot More Attached To It.

At Least…

…It Does For ME.

And THAT Is EXACTLY Why This Song Makes Me Smile So Very VERY Much.

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What’s On Now?!? “BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID” (1969)

Well, My Peeps…

…It’s Saturday Night…

…My CARDINALS Beat My ROYALS

(a slightly bitter-sweet victory, but I'm a Cardinal first and foremost)

…And I Ain’t Got Nothin’ Else Goin’ On.

SO…

…I Figured It Was Time To Break-Out A Quality Flick And Just Chill For A While.

I Went Through Every DVD I Have…

…All 500+ Of Them…

…And I Simply Could Not Decide On WHAT I Was Gonna Chill For A While With.

Then It Hit Me.

By Golly I Haven’t Seen This One For A Piece!

So Why Not, Eh?!

Why Not, Indeed!!!

Tonight…

…My Viewing Pleasure Decided To Go West…

…Or…

…To Bolivia…

…Or…

…Well…

…ANYWAY…

…Tonight I’m Watching…

BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID

(1969)

…Starring…

PAUL NEWMAN And ROBERT REDFORD

!!!!!! !!!!!!

I Know…

…I Know…

…You’re JEALOUS!!!

And You Honestly Have A Right To Be, My Peeps.

Not Everyone Is Just Sooo Damned Cool They Can Spend A Saturday Night At Home And STILL Be ROCKIN’-IT-HARD!!!

No Punning There, My Peeps.

I Mean…

…You Can Pun If You Wanna…

…But None Was Intended There.

Sheesh.

You Peeps Have Dirty Minds.

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ANYWAY!!!

MOVING ON, MOVING ON!!!

BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID

…Is One Of The Classic ALL-TIME-GREAT Westerns.

.Period.

It Even Made My Personal List Of The Best Westerns EVER MADE!!!

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/03/13/12-in-12-my-favorite-westerns/)

It’s A Classic Adventure Loaded With Thrills, Shoot-Outs, Fun, And It’s Packed With Plenty Of Heart.

I Don’t Know If You Could Ask For A Better Flick To Enjoy On A Saturday Evening.

Safe In The Air-Conditioning.

Hot Coffee A Brewin’.

Full-Belly Of Home-Cookin’.

T’Is A Right Dandy Evening, To Say The Least.

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Are Having A Mighty Fine Day…

…And I Hope More-So That It Carries Over Into The Evening…

…And Onward Into Tomorrow.

I Shall Pester Y’all Later, My Peeps.

I’ve Got A Few Things In The Works For You…

…But They’re Taking A Break With Me.

Time For Some…

…HOT…

BUTCH CASSIDY And THE SUNDANCE KID

…ACTION!!!

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A TRIPLE SHOT Of HORROR: PETER CUSHING As BARON FRANKENSTEIN!

Since Y’all Already Know I’m A Horror AND Sci-Fi Geek…

…I Figured I’d Make Mention Of A Classic Horror Actor…

…And His Three Best Turns Within The Horror Genera…

…Or At Least…

…His His Three Best Turns As His Most Famous/Infamous Character.

Today, We’re Discussing…

PETER CUSHING

…As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

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We Begin With HIS Beginning In The Series…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

In The First Flick…

…They Set The Stage For Us.

We See A Very Young “Victor Frankenstein” As He Learns The Ropes Of SCIENCE…

…And Around His Personal Laboratory.

With The Assistance Of His Tutor AND Friend “Paul Krempe”…

…Played Here By Actor…

ROBERT URQUHART

…They Discover The Secret To The Re-Animation Of Life.

The Monster That Results From Their Experiments…

…Played Wonderfully By…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…Is A Hideous…

…Evil Creature…

…That Has Already Shown Its Willingness To KILL.

CAN THEY STOP THE CREATURE BEFORE IT KILLS AGAIN?!?!?

AND SO BEGINS THE SAGA…

…Of…

PETER CUSHING

…As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

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Our Second Flick Is…

My FAVE-FAVE-FRANKENSTEIN-FLICK Of ALL-TIME

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

BY FAR FAR FAR…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

…Is…

…MY FAVORITE.

PETER CUSHING‘s

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

…Is Not Only A Mad-Scientist…

…But He’s Also HARSH, CRUEL, EVIL, And TOTALLY INDIFFERENT To The Suffering Of Those Around Him.

.PERIOD.

I Like The Term “RUTHLESS” In This Case…

…And…

PETER CUSHING

…Plays The Part TO PERFECTION.

This Flick Is Mainly Centered Around The Baron’s Groundbreaking Work In The Field Of…

…BRAIN TRANSPLANTS!!!

I Shit You Not, My Peeps…

…It’s True.

Take The Brain Out Of A Living Body…

…And Then Re-Attach The Brain Within A DIFFERENT Living Body!

It’s A Pretty Wild Concept, Yes…

…And It Makes For Some SUPER QUALITY HORROR!!!

If You Only EVER Get The Chance To Watch ONE Film In This Series…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

…SHOULD BE THE ONE, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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As For My Third And Final Selection…

…It’s Another Classic Favorite…

…And (Possibly) The Most FUN Entry In The Series…

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1974)

In This Flick…

PETER CUSHING‘s

…Final Turn As…

BARON VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

…You Can Very Much Tell It Was Done SPECIFICALLY For The FANS.

.Period.

It All Takes Place In A Mental-Institution…

…Where He Literally Has The Run Of The Place…

…And Can Snatch-Up People…

…Or Just Their Parts…

…As He Fancies.

His Latest Creation Is A Large, Hideous, Hairy, Psychotic Creature…

…Played By…

DAVID PROWSE

(aka The Man Behind DARTH VADER's Mask In The "Star Wars" Films)

…Who Has Been Given The Gift Of Life Again…

…Thanks To The Transplant Of Its Old, Useless Brain…

…With The Brain Of A Musical Genius.

HOWEVER…

…When Something Goes Wrong…

…And The Body, The Psychotic Begins To TAKE-OVER The Genius’ Brain It Now Carries…

…You Just KNOW W’re In For A WILD-GOOD-TIME!!!

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It Is Often Said, My Peeps…

…That They Just Don’t Make HORROR FLICKS Like They Used To.

And THAT Is Very VERY TRUE.

The Three I’ve Mentioned Here…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

&

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

&

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1974)

…Are PRIME-EXAMPLES Of That Statement.

They Really DON’T Make’em Like These Anymore.

But These DO Continue To Live On…

…And They’re Just As Much Fun To Watch Now…

…As They Were Back In The Day…

…And Maybe Even MORE-SO!!!

Hope Y’all Have A Great Day, My Peeps!!!

I Smell A “FRANKENSTEIN MOVIE MARATHON” In The Air!!!

Don’t YOU?!?!

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