“THEY HAVEN’T BUILT THE COFFIN THAT CAN HOLD HIM!” –(A Tagline From “DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!”)

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!(1972) Starring VINCENT PRICE And ROBERT QUARRY !!! A True FAVE Of FAVES FLICK !!!

Does Horror Get MORE FUN Than 1971’s “THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES”?!

Actually, It Does.

I May Go To Hell For Saying This…

…But “DR. PHIBES” Is Even MORE FUN In The 1972 Sequel…

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!

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Now…

…Let’s Get This Point Straight, My Peeps.

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

…IS The Better Horror Flick…

…BUT…

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!

…IS The More Fun Horror Flick!

And Now…

…They’re Both Available To The World As A Special DOUBLE FEATURE Edition On The DVD From M.G.M.’s MIDNIGHT MOVIES Collection!!!

SEE!!!

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As I Type This To Y’all…

…I’m Actually Watching…

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!

I Finished My Watching Of…

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

…Last Night Before Heading To Bed.

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I Can’t Tell You How Many Times I’ve Seen Each Of The Two Flicks.

I Just Dunno.

Perhaps 50…

…60 Times APIECE.

They Are A Dynamic-Duo Of Flicks I Sincerely Love Introducing To People.

Trust Me…

…I’ve Had Many A Late Night With “DR. PHIBES” On The Tube.

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THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

…Stars…

(My Main Main, Himself)

VINCENT PRICE

&

(Another Classic Favorite Of Yesteryear)

JOSEPH COTTON

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As I’m Sure You’re Aware…

…Or Have Guessed…

…Or Whatever…

VINCENT PRICE

…IS…

DR. PHIBES

…Who Is Seeking To Avenge The Death Of His Wife…

…By Exacting Revenge On The Doctors Who Had The Misfortune Of Being There When Said Wife Died On The Operating Table.

JOSEPH COTTON

…Is…

DR. VESALIUS

…Whom Just Happened To Have The Grave Misfortune Of Being The Chief Surgeon Handling The Wife’s Ill-Fated Surgery.

There Were NINE On The Surgical Team…

…And “DR. PHIBES” Will Have His NINE Victims!!!

Does He Succeed?!

Hmm.

I Wonder.

You’ll Just Have To Check-It-Out, Won’t You!?

WON’T YOU!?!?!

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In The Sequel…

DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN!

VINCENT PRICE

…Returns!!!

His Co-Star This Time ’round?

Why, It’s…

ROBERT QUARRY

!!! !!!

BOOYAH, BABY!!!

Here…

…”DR. PHIBES” Is Headed To Egypt To Find The River Of Life.

With It, He Intends To Resurrect His Wife From The Dead!

But…

…Also Seeking The River Of Life Is…

ROBERT QUARRY

…As…

BIEDERBECK

…A Man Who Has Lived For Longer Than He Can Remember…

…And Who Is Running-Out Of His Elixir Of Life!

He MUST Find The River Of Life, Or He Shall WITHER And DIE!!!

Who’s Gonna Get There First?!

Will “DR. PHIBES” Find That Which He Seeks, And Bring Back His Long Dead Love?!

Or Will “BIEDERBECK” Find The River, And Laugh As He Lives Forever?!

Uh Oh.

Guess You’ll Have To Watch This One, Also!!!

HA HA!!

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These Two Flicks Are Some Of My All-Time Faves, And I’m Very Happy To Be Sharing Them With You!!!

I Sincerely DO Suggest Y’all Check-‘Em-Out!

I Ain’t Kiddin’ When I Say They’re A Ton-O-Fun!

So Get To It, Kiddies!!!

ENJOY And HAVE FUN!!!

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What’s On NOW!?!: ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s “FRENZY” (1972)!!!

One Of My All-Time-Faves…

ALFRED HITCHCOCK‘s

FRENZY

…Remains As Potent Today As It Was When I First Saw It More Than 20-Years Ago.

In Short…

I. LOVE. THIS. FLICK.

Period.

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Released In 1972…

FRENZY

…Was The First Film From ALFRED HITCHCOCK To Receive An “R” Rating.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…When You See This Flick, You’ll Understand WHY They Saddled It So.

FRENZY

…Stars…

JON FINCH

&

BARRY FOSTER

&

ALEC McCOWEN

…And Was, Of Course, Directed By “The Master Of Suspense” Himself…

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

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The Gist Of The Flick Is As Follows:

The “Necktie Murderer” Continues To Strike Fear Deep Into The Heart Of London…

…And A Man (FINCH) Is Desperately In Search Of The Real Killer (FOSTER), As The Police (McCOWEN) Are Already Convinced He (FINCH) Is The Murderer!

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I Don’t Honestly Know How Many Times I’ve Seen…

FRENZY

…But It’s A Metric-Ass-Ton Of Times, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

While I Love Most Flicks From ALFRED HITCHCOCK

FRENZY

…Ranks Right At The Tip-Tip-Tippy-Top For All-Time Faves!

To ME…

FRENZY

…Has Been Too Often Overlooked And Is GREATLY UNDERRATED.

Period.

In Fact…

…I’d Take Watching It OVER The Bulk Of Other Such Wonderful HITCHCOCK Flicks.

I’ve Always Felt…

FRENZY

…Was Simply Too Cool, All The While Other Folks Totally Dismissed It.

It’s Truly A Forgotten Classic.

Everyone Remembers…

PSYCHO

&

VERTIGO

&

REAR WINDOW

&

THE BIRDS

(just to name a few)

…But You Rarely, If EVER, Hear Anyone Mention…

FRENZY

…And I Think That’s A Shame.

FRENZY

…Is A Wonderfully Made Motion Picture…

…And It Deserves MUCH MORE LOVE Than It Generally Garners.

I (totally) Love It.

You (should) Love It.

We All (except for you) Love It.

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If You’ve Not Seen This One, My Peeps…

…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Give It A Go!

I Do Promise…

…If You Enjoy Supremely SUSPENSEFUL Flicks…

…With A Healthy Touch Of Dry Whit…

…A Wonderful Cast…

…And…

…Of Course…

…Classic Storytelling At Its Very VERY BEST…

…Then A Flick Like…

FRENZY

…May Be EXACTLY What The Ole Doctor Ordered!

As I Said Before…

…It Is A Truly UNDERRATED Flick…

…And It’s VERY DESERVING Of Your Sweet-Sweet-LOVIN’!!!

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Have A Damned Decent Day, My Peeps.

Work Hard…

…Play Harder!

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β€œTHE BEST” -Vs- β€œMY FAVORITE”: Episode II: “It’s All In The Reflexes.”

Howdy, Kids.

What’s Shakin’?

Yeah…

…Not Much Here, Either.

T’Is Another Of Those Mornings Where I’m Awake Way Too Damned Early.

It’s My Fault, Though.

Went To Bed Too Damned Early.

What’Ya’Gonna’Do, Ya Know?!

Exactly My Point!!

Anyway…

…I Digress.

Let’s Get To The Meat Of This Thing, Shall We?!

LETS!!

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In This Episode…

…I Wish To Cover A Couple Modern-Day Directors.

I’ll Begin With A Personal Favorite Of Mine…

…And Someone I Know Some Of You Really Enjoy…

JOHN CARPENTER

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So…

…What’s JOHN CARPENTER‘s BEST Work?!

Well…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought On This One.

Some Believe His BEST Work To Be…

HALLOWEEN

(1978)

…And It Is Hard To Scoff At That One.

I LOVE The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Very VERY Much So.

The Other School…

…However…

…Would Say…

THE THING

(1982)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Of His Work.

That One Is Even Harder To Scoff At…

…At Least For ME…

…Because I’m Of That School.

I Think…

THE THING

…Is His BEST Work.

.Period.

BUT…

…Are Either Of Those Films…

MY FAVORITE

??? ???

No.

I Love Them Both Dearly…

…And Have Owned Copies Of Both (in one format or another) For The Past Two-Decades.

So What Is…

MY FAVORITE

???????

That Would Be…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

(1986)

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Yes…

…I’m VERY Well Aware…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is An Inferior Film To Both…

HALLOWEEN

…And…

THE THING

…So You Don’t Have To Remind Me Of That Fact.

I’m With You, My Peeps.

I Am.

BUT…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is The Flick Attached To The Most Memories.

It’s The Film I Never Could Get Enough Of.

It’s The Film I Sit-Down To Watch With My Nephew When We Both Need A Bit Of Escapist Adventure.

It’s The Film I Had To Place A Special Order For While In The Navy Because It Sold-Out At The Video Store The First Day It Was Released.

No Foolies, My Peeps.

HALLOWEEN

???

LOVE IT!

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THE THING

???

LOVE IT LOVE IT!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

???

LOVE IT SO SO SO MUCH IT’S CRAZY!!!

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The Second Director I Wish To Cover Is Another Modern Fan Favorite…

WES CRAVEN

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So What’s WES CRAVEN‘s BEST Work?

???

Well…

…Again…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought At Play, Here.

Some Say It’s His Original Directorial Work…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

(1972)

…And I Can Understand And AGREE With That Line Of Thought.

It IS A Truly Powerful Work, To Say The Least.

It’s Gritty.

It’s Nasty.

It’s So Damned Realistic You Feel Like You’re Watching A Snuff-Film.

It Would Get My Vote As His BEST.

The Other School Would Easily Say…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

(1984)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Which Is Also Hard Not To Agree With.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

…Is An Iconic Piece Of Work…

…Just Like JOHN CARPENTER‘s…

HALLOWEEN

…Both Of Which Have Spawned What Seems Like An Endless Stream Of Sequels.

.Period.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Are Either…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

…Or…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

MY FAVORITE

…Of His Works?

??? ??? ???

Nope.

That Honor Goes To…

SWAMP THING

(1982)

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Now Don’t Get To Laughing At Me So Soon!

I Do Admit…

…It’s An Odd Choice.

It’s Drastically Inferior To Both Of The Preceding Flicks…

…Sure Sure Sure…

…But Does That Change My Feeling???

NOT. IN. THE. SLIGHTEST.

.PERIOD.

SWAMP THING

…Has Been My Personal Favorite Since The Beginning.

It’s Another I’ve Owned (in one format or another) Since It’s Initial Release On VHS.

I Would Venture To Guess I’ve Seen…

SWAMP THING

…Perhaps…

…Oh…

…412 Times?!

Perhaps Even…

…Oh…

….4,012 Times?!

I Don’t Really Know.

I Just Know It’s A LOT A LOT A LOT!!!

SWAMP THING

…Was A Childhood Hero Of Mine…

…And He Remains So To This Very Day.

Next Time My Nephew Is Here With Me, I Plan To Bust-Out The…

SWAMP THING

…And Have Him Check-It-Out.

I Think It’s A Flick He’d Truly Get A Major Kick Out Of.

FO SHO, My Peeps!!!

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Was That FUN For Y’all?!

I SURE HOPE SO!!!

It Was Fun For Me, Anyway!!!

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Please Try To Enjoy The Day, Kiddies.

Y’all Hang-In-There.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

And Talk To Me Sooner.

L8r, Taters!!!

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“This Will Be The End Of Human Civilization, And The World Will Belong To A Planet Of Apes!!!” –GOVERNOR BRECK

Do You Know What That Line’s From, My Peeps?

Alright, Maybe You Know Somewhat.

It IS From An Apes Flick, Yes…

…But Which Apes Flick?!

If You Said…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…You’d Be VERY CORRECT!!!

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And While…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…May Not Be THE BEST Apes Flick…

…It Is TOTALLY And BY FAR…

…MY FAVORITE Apes Flick.

Period.

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CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Was Released In 1972

…And Stars…

RODDY McDOWALL As CAESAR

DON MURRAY As GOVERNOR BRECK

…And…

RICARDO MONTALBAN As ARMANDO

…And It Was Directed By That Guilty Pleasure Favorite Of Mine…

J. LEE THOMPSON

!!! !!! !!!

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Anyway…

…Since I Can’t Sleep…

…This Is What I’m Watching.

I Just Got Myself A New Blu-ray Player Not Too Long Ago…

…And This One Was One Of The Very First Blu-ray Flicks I Purchased.

This Particular Edition Has Both The THEATRICAL Version…

…AND…

…The UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT Version!!!

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…Even If You’ve Already Seen…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…You (likely) Haven’t Seen It In All Of Its UNRATED Glory!!!

The UNRATED EDITION Is Sincerely How This Film Always Should Have Been Seen In The First Place.

It. Is. AWESOME.

Period.

Once You’ve Seen The UNRATED EDITION, You’ll Never Want To See It Any Other Way Ever Again.

Now..

…It’s Like I Said…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…May Not Be THE BEST Flick In The Apes Series…

…But It’s Totally MY FAVORITE Flick In The Series.

I Would Suppose Most Folks Would Call The Original 1968…

PLANET OF THE APES

…The Best The Series Had To Offer.

And I Could Arguably Agree With Them.

The Original (probably) Is The Best.

And I Know Some Folks Sincerely Feel The Newest Entry…

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Is The Best.

Again, The Point Could Be Argued.

I Grant That.

But When It Comes To Making ME Smile…

…To Wrapping MYSELF Up In The Story…

…To Totally Enjoying All That I See…

…I’m Forced To Keep Coming Back To…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Without Reservation OR Hesitation.

I LOVE The Entire Apes Series…

…But Everyone Has To Have The ONE That Stands-Out Above The Rest.

For ME…

…This Is The One!!!

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Alright, Kiddies…

…Monday Has Arrived.

Time To Get It Crankin’, Ya Know?!?

PLEASE Have A Grand Day (if such an animal exists on Mondays)

…And Take Care Of Yourselves.

If You Need Me…

…I’ll Be Right Here…

…With My APES…

…And Some CHIPS…

…And My HOT HOT COFFEE…

…And…

…Uh…

…Nevermind.

No Worries, My Peeps.

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Songs That Make Me Smile: Special Edition: “MELISSA” by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1972)

Crossroads…

…Seem To Come And Go…

…Yeah…

…The Gypsy Flies From Coast To Coast…

…Knowing Many…

…Loving None…

…Bearing Sorrow…

…Having Fun…

…But Back Home He’ll Always Run…

…To Sweet MELISSA…

…Mmm Hmm…

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MELISSAIs A Simply Beautiful Song From The 1972 AlbumEAT A PEACHBy The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND !!!

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…Freight Train…

…Each Car Looks The Same…

…All The Same…

…And No One Knows The Gypsy’s Name…

…And No One Hears His Lonely Sighs…

…There Are No Blankets Where He Lies…

…Lord, In Deepest Dreams The Gypsy Flies…

…With Sweet MELISSA…

…Mmm Hmm…

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Honestly…

…I’d Been Meaning To Do A Little Blog Post Of This Song…

MELISSA

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…For A Few Months Now.

You See…

…In MY Life…

…I Have My Own SWEET MELISSA.

I Actually Refer To Her As MISTRESS MELISSA A Lot Of The Time.

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MY MELISSA

…Has Been A Part Of My Life Since 1998.

That’s When We Both Graduated From High School…

…And When She And I Both Entered The United States Navy.

We Met Each Other While Attending…

THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL

…Where We Both Studied PRINT, PHOTO, And BROADCAST JOURNALISM.

She’s My Soul-Mate.

She’s The Best Female Friend I’ve Ever Had…

…And Likely Will Ever Have.

After We Both Graduated From Journalism School…

…We Sadly Lost Track Of Each Other.

She Was Stationed Overseas…

…While I Went To Washington State, And Served Aboard The U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

However…

…Nearly A Decade Later…

…She Found Me!

(Thank You Internet!!!)

She And I Have A Very Special Bond.

She’s One Who Understands The Hell I Went Through, In Regard To My Naval Service.

She Went Through Her Own Personal Hell, Also, And I Think That Made Our Bond That Much Stronger.

Now…

…Just To Be Clear…

…NO…

…NO We Never Dated, Or Anything Like That.

It Was Never That Kind Of Relationship.

But She’s My Woman, Nevertheless.

She’s My Navy Sister.

I Do Love The Girl, With All My Heart.,,

…And It’s Impossible For Me To Listen To…

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…EVER…

…Without Wanting To Hear This Song…

MELISSA

Period.

I Wish I Could Describe The Bond We Share…

…But I Don’t Think It’s Really Possible.

She Does Mean The World To Me.

She’s My #1 Chick.

And I Love Her Very Much.

So…

…This Blog Post Is Solely Dedicated To Her…

MY MELISSA

…Without Whom I Think I Would Have Lost My Marbles A Long Time Ago.

As I Said, She’s Been Part Of My Life For Almost 15 Years, Now.

She’s The Finest Example Of A Kind, Caring, Loving Human Being I Know…

…And I’m Very VERY Pleased To Be Doing This Post For Her.

I Sincerely Can’t Wait To See Her, Again.

It’s Been Far Too Long Since We Shared Some Quality Face-To-Face Time…

…But I Can Still Call Her, Or Text Her, Or Email Her…

…And Can Do So Anytime I Please.

She And I Have The Ability To Totally Open-Up To Each Other In Conversation…

…And I Never Have To Worry About Feeling Insecure When Doing So.

That’s What Having A Soul-Mate Is All About.

Someone You Can Always Run To When Things Get Too Crazy, Or Confusing.

And Like The Gypsy In The Song…

…When I Need To…

…I Can Always Run To

MY MELISSA

…Anytime.

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Much Love To You, Dearest.

And Much Love To Y’all, My Peeps.

Thanks For Being There When I Need To Vent…

…Or When I Need To Bounce An Idea Off Of You…

…Or When I Just Need To Talk…

…Whether It Be Important…

…Or Just For The Sake Of Talking.

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Y’all Please Take Care Of Yourselves…

…If Not For Yourselves…

…Do It For ME!

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Catch Ya Later, Kiddies!!!

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What’s On Now?! “The DEATHMASTER” (1972)

Well, My Peeps…

…I Did Warn Y’all A While Back That…

ROBERT QUARRY

…Would Be Making Another Appearance Here On…

"You Jivin' Me, Turkey?"

Today…

…I’m Gonna Give You The Rundown On His 1972 Horror Classic…

The DEATHMASTER

!!! !!!!! !!!

These Days…

…It Seems Like No One Has Heard Of…

ROBERT QUARRY

…Let Alone His Work.

Remember, My Peeps…

ROBERT QUARRY

…Is Also…

COUNT YORGA

??? ????? ???

Remember That???

Remember That At All???

See…

…I Didn’t Think You Did.

Well…

ROBERT QUARRY

…Also Played…

KHORDA

…A Totally Different Style Of VAMPIRE!!!

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The Word Most Commonly Used Would Have To Be “GURU”, Fo SHO.

He Waltzes About…

…Wearing A Flowing Robe…

…Sporting Long Hair AND A Goatee…

…And He Has AnΒ Irresistible Appeal To The Youthful Hippies That Become His Disciples.

Disciples That He Soon Changes Into A Personal Cult Of VAMPIRES!!!

ROBERT QUARRY

…Totally Does His Part Justice In…

The DEATHMASTER

…And Makes…

…What Would BeΒ A Merely So So Flick…

…Much MUCH More Enjoyable!

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The DEATHMASTER

…Is Totally A Flick I’d Call A Totally Forgotten Classic.

If You Enjoy Your HORROR With A Side-Dish Of CHEESE…

…Plus A Nifty “GURU” Thrown Into The Mix…

…Then…

The DEATHMASTER

…Could Be Right Up Your Proverbial Alley!!!

So Why Not Give This One A Go, My Peeps?!

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?!

You Don’t Like It.

That’s All.

You’ve ALL Watched Flicks Before You Turned Out To NOT Enjoy…

…Right???

RIGHT!!!

That’s Your Lone Risk Here, My Peeps.

It Clocks In UNDER 90-Minutes!

You Can Afford To Use Up That Much Time…

…Right???

RIGHT!!!

The DEATHMASTER

…Isn’t As Good As…

COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE

…But It’s Still A Fun Little Romp So Far As 1970s Horror Goes.

So Check It Out, My Peeps.

If You Like It…

…GREAT!!!

If You DON’T Like It…

…SO WHAT!!!

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Hope The Morning Is Kicking-Off Right For Y’all.

My Morning Began VERY Early…

…So I’m Feelin’ A Walk Comin’ On.

I’ve Gotta Wake-Up This Sleepy Body.

Pester Y’all Throughout The Day, Kiddies!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: 2AM Edition: “SOMEDAY NEVER COMES” by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1972)

…And Then, One Day In April…

…I Wasn’t Even There…

…For There Were Many Things I Didn’t Know…

…A Son Was Born To Me…

…Mama Held His Hand…

…Sayin’…

…”Someday, You’ll Understand. …

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SOMEDAY NEVER COMESIs Off The Final Album By CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL CalledMARDI GRASFrom 1972.

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…Well, I’m Here To Tell You Now…

…Each And Every Mother’s Son…

…You Better Learn It Fast…

…You Better Learn It Young…

…’Cause SOMEDAY NEVER COMES. …

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So…

…Yeah…

…It’s After 2AM Now…

…And I’m Still Awake.

I Decided A Little Music Might Be Soothing.

That It Might Relax Me A Little More So MAYBE I Could Fall Asleep.

But It Didn’t Work.

It Didn’t Work At All, Actually.

It Just Made Me Want To Write A Little Bit.

Listening To…

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Is Always An Absolute Blast.

I Love Their Sound…

…AND…

…I Love Their Lyrics.

This Song Just Snapped At Me And Said…

“Dude, This Is The Song Song.”

And It Is, Actually.

Remember Before How I’ve Always Told You There’s A HUGE DIFFERENCE Between…

MY FAVORITE

…And…

THE BEST

??? ???

Well, This Is One Of Those Moments.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN

…And…

LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR

…And…

“BAD MOON RISING”

…And…

DOWN ON THE CORNER

…And…

BORN ON THE BAYOU

…Are ALL Classic Favorites.

But If You’re Looking For Their BEST Work…

SOMEDAY NEVER COMES

…May Very Well Be IT.

It’s A Very Simple Song.

But It’s Almost A Perfect Simple Song.

When I Hear…

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

…Regardless Of Where…

…When…

…How…

…Or…

…Why…

…I Think About My Nephew.

He’s Coming Home In A Couple Days To Stay With Us For A Month Or So.

I’m Super Stoked, To Say The Least.

I Worry About Him All The Time…

…So…

…I’ve Been Prepping!

We’ve Got…

SPACEBALLS

…On BLURAY…

…Of Course!

We’re Going To Get To Play A Lot Of Baseball In The Yard When It’s Not So Blistering Hot HoT HOT Outside.

And A Friend Has Stated That We’re Totally Cool To Go Swimming In Their Pool Anytime We Please.

That’s Uber Nifty, Fo SHO!

… … … … … … …

… … … … …

Sorry About That.

I Was Babbling.

ANYWAY…

…Moving-On, Moving-On.

But YES…

…I DO Believe That…

SOMEDAY NEVER COMES

…Could Be Their Best Piece Of Work.

They Have So So SO MANY Songs I Love And Enjoy.

So Let The Great Debate Begin.

IS…

SOMEDAY NEVER COMES

…Their BEST?!?!?!

If So, Let Me Know.

If Not So…

…Still Let Me Know!!!

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I’m Gonna End This Now.

I’m Tired, And Still Have My Copy-Editing To Do.

So PLEASE, My Peeps…

…Try Try TRY To ENJOY Your WEEKEND!!!

I Shall Endeavor To Do Exactly The Same Thing.

Much Love To Y’all.

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “ONE WAY OUT” by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1972)

Ain’t But…

ONE WAY OUT, Baby…

…Lord I Just Can’t Go Out That Door.

Ain’t But…

ONE WAY OUT, Baby…

…And Lord I Just Can’t Go Out That Door.

‘Cause There’s A Man Down There…

…Might Be Your Man…

…I Don’t Know.

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…Lord You Got Me Trapped, Woman…

…Up On The Second Floor.

If I Get By This Time…

…I Won’t Be…

…Trapped No More.

So Raise Your Window, Baby…

…I Can Ease Out Soft And Slow.

And Lord, Your Neighbors…

…No They Won’t Be…

…Talking That Stuff That They Don’t Know.

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…Lord, I’m Foolish To Be Here…

…In The First Place…

…I Know Some Man Gonna Walk In…

…And Take My Place.

Ain’t No Way In The World…

…I’m Going Out That Front Door.

‘Cause There’s A Man Down There…

…Might Be Your Man…

…I Don’t Know. …

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ONE WAY OUTWas/Is The Ultimate Track From The 1972 AlbumEAT A PEACHBy THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

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So, My Peeps…

…Why Does This Little Tune Get The Grand Treatment Of Being The First Song In A New, And Hopefully Long Running, Series?

AND…

…More Importantly…

…Why Does This Song Make Me Smile???

Welllll…

…For Starters…

…This Song…

ONE WAY OUT

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Is Actually THE SONG That Spawned The Whole Idea In The First Place.

See, Kiddies…

…I Was Spending A Little Time With My Father.

We Turned On The Radio.

And Not 2-Seconds-Later…

…This Song Began To Play.

My Father And I Had The Exact Same Reaction.

We Both Reached For The Volume Button To Seriously CRANK-IT-UP!

You See…

…It’s His FAVORITE SONG…

…From His FAVORITE ALBUM…

…From His FAVORITE BAND.

I Sincerely Love Love LOVE The Tune Myself…

…But I Don’t Know Of Anyone Who Could Love It More-So Than My Father.

His Foot Starts Bouncin’…

…He Starts Slappin’ His Leg….

…And He SINGS ALONG!

My Father Doesn’t Sing Along To Most Music He Hears…

…Even When It’s A Song He Truly Enjoys.

But When…

ONE WAY OUT

…Begins To Play…

…He’s INTO IT.

Flat-Out…

…No-Holds-Barred…

…INTO IT.

.Period.

If You Know The Man As I Do…

…Then You Also Know He’s Very Easy To Perk-Up If You’ve Got Some Quality Jams To Pop-On The Ole Speakers.

And If You REALLY Know The Man As I Do…

…Then You REALLY Know Nothing Works Better Than Music From…

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

.Period Period.

I Love The Song, As I’ve Said, But I Enjoy It So Much More When I Get To Watch HIM Derive So SO Much More Joy From It.

And THAT Also Answers The Other Question.

Why Does This Song Make Me Smile???

It Makes Me Smile Because…

…No Matter Where I Am…

…Where I’m Going…

…What I’m Doing…

…Who I’m With…

…If I Need Something To Perk-Up MY Mood…

ONE WAY OUT

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…Is Generally The Quickest Way To Put A Smile On My Face.

Not Because Of MY Love For The Song…

…But Because I’m Thinking Of My Father And HIS Love For The Song.

I Can Picture The Foot Bouncin’…

…The Leg Slappin’…

…And His Valiant Attempts To Belt-Out The Tune As Best He Can.

Simple Memories, I Grant You.

But They’re Never Far Away.

And They’ve Yet To Fail Me, Thus Far.

And Now…

…Y’all Know Exactly WHY This Song Makes Me Smile…

…And WHY It’s The Flag-Ship Of This New Series.

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Acceptable, My Peeps???

I BLOODY WELL HOPE SO!!!

I Promise Y’all, This Series Feels Almost Boundless At This Point.

There Are Many Many MANY Songs That Make Me Smile…

…And For So So SO Many Different Reasons.

ONE WAY OUT

…Simply Seemed Like The Perfect Way To Begin.

I’m Very Very VERY Pleased With It, Anyway.

And I Sincerely Hope Some Of Y’all Are, Also.

Midnight Is Now Upon Us.

But The Weekend Has Just Begun.

Holla At Y’all Later, Fo SHO!!!

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