Hey Vern, Lookin’ For An Alternative To Classics Like “It’s A Wonderful Life” And “A Christmas Story”?!?!?

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

JIM VARNEY Is Mr. SubtleAsASledgeHammer ERNEST P. WORRELL In OneOf MY AllTimeChristmasFlickFAVES, “ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS (1988) !!!

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Eh?!

EH?!?!

That’s What I Thought.

Nuf Ced!!!!!

KnowWhatIMean?!?!?!?

๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Have A Very Merry “DIRTY HARRY” Xmas!!!

So…

Not Doin’ A Lot, Today, Eh?

If You’re Reading This, That’s A Strong‘ish Possibility.

Unless, Well, You’re Really Just That Damned Devoted.

If So, That’s AWESOME And THANK YOU.

But, If You’re Just Reading This For The Sake Of Having Something To Do???

Well…

…THIS COULD HELP!!!

What Is It, You Ask?!

WELLLLL…

…Perhaps It’s Time For A…

DIRTY HARRYATHON!!!

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Maybe?!

๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Me Thinks YES!!!

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The "DIRTY HARRY" Collection

TheDIRTY HARRYCollection !!!

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Shall We Begin At

…Hmm…

The Beginning?!

EXCELLENT CHOICE!!

I’ll Join You!!!

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1ST

((Arguably "THE BEST" Of Series, Or Is So Considered To Be By Most People.))

DIRTY HARRY

(1971)

Dirty_harry (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As (the now iconic) San Francisco Police Inspector…

HARRY CALLAHAN

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Also Starring

ANDREW J. “ANDYROBINSON

…As The Killer…

SCORPIO

And

JOHN VERNON

…As…

THE MAYOR Of SAN FRANCISCO

Produced AND Directed By

DON SIEGEL

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2ND

((Absolutely "THE MOST UNDERRATED" Of The Series, Fo Flippin' SHO, My Peeps!))

MAGNUM FORCE

(1973)

Magnum_Force (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

HAL HOLBROOK

…As The Sinister…

LT. BRIGGS

Directed By

TED POST

๐Ÿ˜€

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3RD

((Sadly "THE WORST" Of The Series, Though It Is Still Pretty Good. It's Just Not As Good As The Others.))

THE ENFORCER

(1976)

The_Enforcer (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

TYNE DALY

…As Harry’s New Partner…

KATE MOORE

Directed By

JAMES FARGO

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4TH

((Totally "MY FAVORITE" Of The Series, By Far Far FAR!!!))

SUDDEN IMPACT

(1983)

Sudden_Impact (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

With

SONDRA LOCKE

…As The Vigilante…

JENNIFER SPENCER

And

PAT HINGLE

…As…

CHIEF JANNINGS

Produced AND Directed By

CLINT EASTWOOD

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5TH

((Very Much "THE WILD CARD" Of The Series, As There Are Some Whom Think It The Worst, While Others Think It Pretty Damned Good.))

THE DEAD POOL

(1988)

The_Dead_Pool (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

LIAM NEESON

…As Film-Maker…

PETER SWAN

Directed By

BUDDY VAN HORN

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With Five (5) Flicks To Choose From, I’m Not Going To Try Telling Y’all How You Should Handle Watching Them.

Some Prefer The Classic Approach Of Starting With The First Flick, And Rolling Forward Through To The Last Flick.

Some Prefer To Watch Them By Order Of Their Favorites.

Whether You’re Watching Them Worst-To-Best

Best-To-Worst

Favorite-To-Least-Favorite

Least-Favorite-To-Favorite

Backward

Forward

Side-To-Side

With-A-Shimmy

IT DOESN’T MATTER!

You’re Going To Do It YOUR OWN WAY, Regardless Of What I Say.

I’m Just Planting A Seed, Here, My Peeps.

YOU Needed Something To Do.

I Needed Something To Do.

So, WE Are Working TOGETHER!

WE Are ALL In This Thing TOGETHER!!

That’s Just LIFE, My Peeps.

I Sure Hope This Helped Ya.

Have A Very MerryDIRTY HARRYXmas!!!

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“…Down Below… …They Danced And Sang In The Street… …While Up Above… …The Walls Were Steaming With Heat…” –THE TRAVELING WILBURYS (“Last Night” (1988))

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<<>>

“…LAST NIGHT

Thinkin’ ’bout LAST NIGHT

LAST NIGHT

Think’ ’bout LAST NIGHT…”

LAST NIGHTIs Just One Of The Many Personal Favorite Jams From The 1988 AlbumTHE TRAVELING WILBURYS VOLUME 1By THE TRAVELING WILBURYS !!!

“…I Was Feelin’ No Pain

Feelin’ Good In My Brain

I Looked In Her Eyes

They Were Full Of Surprise

LAST NIGHT

Talkin’ ’bout LAST NIGHT

LAST NIGHT

Talkin’ ’bout LAST NIGHT. …”

<<<<<>>>>>

<<<<>>>>

<<<>>>

I Awoke Very VERY Early This Morning.

No Real Rhyme Nor Reason For It.

Just Another Sleepless Night.

One Would Think I’d Be Used To It By Now.

Honestly…

…I Don’t Know If Anyone Ever Gets Used To It.

BUT…

…Regardless Of Being Used To It Or Not…

…Here I Am…

…Writing About It To Y’all.

I Had This Song In My Brain Yesterday Evening.

LAST NIGHT

by THE TRAVELING WILBURYS

It Is Simply A Fun Little Tune.

There’s Nothing Really Special About It, Other Than Who It Was Performed By.

I Just Love Love LOVE Me Some…

TRAVELING WILBURYS

…Without A Doubt And Totally Fo SHO, My Peeps.

LAST NIGHT

…Is Performed By The Whole Group…

ROY ORBISON

TOM PETTY

BOB DYLAN

JEFF LYNNE

…And…

GEORGE HARRISON

…Although Most Of The Vocal Portions Are Either…

ROY Or TOM

!!! !!!

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Can’t Beat That With A Stick At K-Mart, Can Ya!!?!

EXACTLY!!!

You Surely Can’t, My Peeps, You Surely Can’t.

๐Ÿ˜‰

So, When I Awoke So Damned Early This Morning…

…I Sincerely Couldn’t Wait To Get To My MP3Player So I Could Hear This Crackerjack Of A Tune.

And Now…

…I Am.

And I Have Been.

I Have The Song On Repeat, Actually.

I Didn’t Wanna Stop Listening To It Until I Finished My Post.

Call It A Personal Form Of Quality Inspiration.

๐Ÿ˜‰

ANYWAY…

…’Tis Nearing The Dawn, Now.

Who Needs Another Hot Cup-O-Joe?!

(*Points Lovingly At Self With Both Thumbs*)

THIS GUY!!!

๐Ÿ˜‰

Damn Skippy, My Drippies!!!

Hopefully This Will Help Your Morning A Little Bit.

It’s Just Something That Made Me Smile…

…And I Thought It Could Do The Same For Y’all.

I Hope I Was Right!

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ROY ORBISON’s “BLACK & WHITE NIGHT”: The Swan-Song Of A Music Legend

I Haven’t Been Buying BLU-RAY Movies For Very Long.

Perhaps A Year Or Two, Now.

Maybe.

And This BLU-RAY…

ROY ORBISON‘s

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Was My Very First BLU-RAY Purchase.

In Fact…

…I Owned It BEFORE I Ever Got A BLU-RAY Player.

No Foolies, My Peeps.

I Knew One Day I’d Own One…

…And This Was The One BLU-RAY Disc I Wanted More Than Any Other.

There Are Many MANY Great BLU-RAY Flicks Out There.

Some Of The Most Amazing Special Effects I’ve Ever Seen With These Two-Eyes Were In The BLU-RAY Format.

Yet…

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Was The One I Wanted Most.

And I’m So Supremely Pleased With Myself For Making Said Purchase.

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Is Simply…

…Honestly…

…Amazingly…

…Wonderful Wonderful WONDERFUL.

Period.

ROY ORBISON

…Is My Music God.

I’ve Loved His Music Since I Was A Child.

I Know, It Sounds Crazy, But You Have To Know Me To Understand Me.

I Was The Kid Who Rarely Listened To What Was Happening Right Then.

I Was Always More Interested In What Had Come Before.

I Was The Kid Who Got Made-Fun-Of Because My First Two CD Purchases Were…

THE JOHN LENNON COLLECTION

…And…

THE BEST OF HERMAN’s HERMITS

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Again…

…No Foolies, My Peeps.

THE ROY ORBISON COLLECTION

…Was My Third CD Purchase.

It WOULD Have Been First.

It SHOULD Have Been First.

But The Day I Went To “CAMELOT RECORDS” With My Dad To Purchase A Copy, I Was Greeted With A…

"I'm Sorry, Sir, We Sold Our Last Copy Earlier Today. Can I Help You Find Something Else?"

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I Was So So SO PISSED.

I Couldn’t Believe Someone Had Bought MY Frickin’ CD.

"That Bastard!"

…Was My First Thought.

"No. I'll Find Something," I Said Meekly.

And I Did.

And I Was Happy To Have My “JOHN LENNON” And “HERMAN’s HERMITS” Discs…

…But It Wasn’t The Same.

I Didn’t Get What I Wanted And I Was Angry.

Who Wouldn’t Be Angry About That?!

EXACTLY!!!

You Would Have Been PISSED, Also.

So…

…When It Came Time To Start Thinking About BLU-RAYS…

…I Knew Immediately Which One I Was Going To Buy.

And By Thunder, I DID IT.

I Got EXACTLY Which Disc I Wanted.

No Hassle.

No Disappointment.

Just Bliss.

Pure, Loving Bliss.

Of All The BLU-RAYS I Now Own…

ROY ORBISON‘s

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Is The Most Special To Me.

His Sound Moves Me.

Unlike Any Other Solo-Artist, He Moves Me.

His Voice…

…Which I Admit Is An Acquired Taste…

…Digs Deeply Into My Soul.

ME…

…The Unemotional Bastard…

…The Quiet…

…The Cold…

…The Cerebral Sociopath…

…Is Moved Nearly To Tears When I Hear ROY Perform.

He’s The Only One, Though.

He’s The Lone Ranger Of My Emotional State.

He Makes Me Smile.

He Makes Me Cry.

He Makes Me Very VERY Happy.

And This BLU-RAY Has Them All.

All His Best Jams.

ONLY THE LONELY

DREAM BABY

BLUE BAYOU

RUNNING SCARED

IN DREAMS

CRYING

CANDYMAN

MEAN WOMAN BLUES

IT’S OVER

OH, PRETTY WOMAN

They’re All Here.

It’s A 17-Track Concert…

…One Of The Last He Performed Before His Unexpected, And Horrifying Death.

When I Heard…

…In 1988…

…That ROY Was Dead…

…I Nearly Lost Myself.

I Simply Couldn’t Believe It.

I Was 8-Years-Old…

…And My Music Hero Was Gone.

It’s A Tough Gig When Your Personal Icon…

…Regardless Of Their Profession…

…Up And Dies On Ya.

It Was So So SO Sad.

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

BUT…

…Like All Great Artists…

…He Lives On.

His Music Is Still Amazingly Wonderful.

It’s Timeless.

His Sound Was So Unique That It Transcends Time.

For My Money…

…Honestly…

…It Doesn’t Get Any Better.

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Puts ROY Along-Side Music Greats, Like…

JACKSON BROWNE

T. BONE BURNETT

ELVIS COSTELLO

k.d. lang

BONNIE RAITT

J.D. SOUTHER

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

…And…

TOM WAITS

!!! !!! !!!

ROY Is The Show…

…The Others All Back-Him-Up.

What You Get Is An All-Star Concert For The Ages!!!

It’s Brilliant, My Peeps.

It’s A Concert Film I’d Easily Watch With Anyone Who Might Care In The Slightest.

It’s That Good, Kiddies!!!

*** *** ***

*** ***

***

SOOO…

…What Are YOU Watching, Tonight?!

Anything Special??

Anything At All???

Well…

…Y’all Know What I’m Watching…

…What I’m Listening To.

And Regardless Of What You’re Watching…

…I WIN.

PERIOD.

๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy The Weekend, My Peeps.

I’m Sure You’ve Earned It.

I’m Sure We’ve ALL Earned It.

Got Nothin’ To Chill To, And Enjoy?!

ROY ORBISON‘s

BLACK & WHITE NIGHT

…Could Easily Fill-In.

I Love It.

And Before It’s All Said And Done…

…You’ll Love It, Also.

Trust Me, My Peeps.

Trust Me, Indeed.

MERCY!!!

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A Song To Make ANYONE Smile: “STAND” by R.E.M. (1988)

“…Your Feet Are Going To Be On The Ground

Your Head Is There To Move You Around

If Wishes Were Trees

The Trees Would Be Falling

Listen To Reason

Season Is Calling…”

*** *** ***

STANDIs My Favorite Track From The Classic 1988 AlbumGREENBy R.E.M. !!!

*** *** ***

“…STAND In The Place Where You Live

Now Face North

Think About Direction

Wonder Why You Haven’t Before

Now STAND In The Place Where You Work

Now Face West

Think About The Place Where You Live

Wonder Why You Haven’t Before. …”

*** *** *** ***

*** *** ***

*** ***

***

I Awoke In An Oddly Good Mood This Morning.

Trust Me, My Peep…

…That Ain’t Easy When You Wake-Up At 4AM’ish For No Good Reason.

I Saw No Reason To Waste Said Good Mood…

…And So…

…Here I Am…

…Writing About It To All Y’all.

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Yesterday…

…My Nephew Left Us To Go Back To His Other Home In Washington State.

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

His Mother Moved Out There A Couple Years Back…

…And Now We Take Turns Spending Time With Him Every Couple Of Months.

It Is NOT An Ideal Situation…

…But It’s One We Are Forced To Accept.

He Stayed Here For Over A Month…

…And That Was An Exceptional Visit, Fo SHO.

He’s Rather Remarkable.

His Intelligence Is Almost Mind-Boggling.

He Never Fails To Make Me Smile.

I’ll Make A Comment…

…And He’ll Reply To It With A Sigh…

…As Though I’m Being Ignorant Over Whatever It Is…

…And He’ll Proceed To Explain It.

His Explanations Are Always Well Thought-Out…

…And He Uses Words That Most Kids His Age Have Never Heard Before…

…Let Alone Understand How To Use Them In Conversation.

I’ve NEVER Talked To Him Like He Were A Child.

From The Beginning…

…I’ve Talked To Him As I Would To Any Adult…

…And It’s Paid-Off In An Exceptional Way.

He’s A Regular Cracker-Jack.

You Can’t Help But Love The Kid…

…Partly Because He’s Only A Kid Physically.

Mentally…

…He’s An “Old-Soul” As They Say.

Like He’s Already Been Through Life Once Before.

I’m Very Proud To Be His Uncle, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

๐Ÿ˜€

So…

Yesterday Was A Total Bummer.

I So Hate It When He Leaves.

BUT…

…That’s Just Life For Us.

You Get Used To It…

…Not Because You WANT To…

…But Because You HAVE To.

.Period.

So WHY Did I Wake-Up In A Good Mood?!

Because Of THIS SONG…

STAND

by R.E.M.

…That’s WHY!!

I Was Listening To Some Of My Favorite Jams Before Hitting The Sack, Last Night.

Some…

RADIOHEAD

…Some…

TALKING HEADS

…Some…

DEPECHE MODE

…Some…

PLACEBO

…Some…

TRAVELING WILBURYS

…And…

…Of Course…

…Some…

R.E.M.

๐Ÿ™‚

When I Awoke At 4AM’ish…

…I Realized I’d Fallen Asleep With My Ear-Phones In…

…And My Music Set To “SHUFFLE-REPEAT”!!!

It Was Cycling Through My Little Collection Of…

R.E.M.

…And THIS SONG Was THE SONG Playing.

Honestly, My Peeps, It’s Hard Not To LOVE It.

STAND

…Has Always Been A Personal Favorite.

.Period.

It Takes Me Back To A Very Happy Time In Life.

It Reminds Me Of Being A Kid.

It Also Reminds Me Of The CHRIS ELLIOT TV Series…

GET A LIFE

…Which Has Always Managed To Crack-Me-Up Something Fierce!

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STAND

…Is Just One Of Those Songs That Never Fails To Make Me Smile.

It Always Has.

It (likely) Always Will.

Sooo…

…Even Though Yesterday Blew Chunks HARD…

…I Awoke Today Feeling Alright.

And I Owe It All To…

R.E.M.

!!! !!! !!!

How Many Of Y’all Can Make A Claim Like THAT?!

I’ll Bet There’s At Least A Few Of You.

You Know You’re Out There.

You Know How Powerful Music Can Be.

Great Songs NEVER Get Old…

…And That’s One Of The Joys Of Life.

When Things Suck-Ass…

…There’s (almost) Always Somewhere To Go To Help You Turn-It-’round.

For Me…

…This Time ’round…

…It Was This Song.

Hell…

…I Ain’t Gonna Knock-It.

Would You?!

OF COURSE YOU WOULDN’T!!

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The Song SUPER Stuck In My Head: “CARELESS HEART” by ROY ORBISON (1988)

I Had Somebody…

…Somebody Who Loved Me…

…Someone So Good To Me…

…You Were My Angel…

…You Were My Heaven…

…But I Was Too Blind To See…

***

Recorded In 1988, “CARELESS HEARTIs One Of The Very Best From ROY ORBISON‘s Final Album, 1989‘sMYSTERY GIRL!!!

***

…I Let You Slip Away…

…I Guess I Never Knew…

…I Had The World With You…

…I’d Be There…

…Still Be There…

…In Your Arms…

…If Not For My…

…CARELESS HEART…

…You’d Still Be Loving Me…

…If Not For My…

…CARELESS HEART…

…You’d Still Be Mine…

***

ROY ORBISON

***

…I Wouldn’t Have This Hurt Inside…

…I Wouldn’t Have These Tears To Cry…

…If Not For My…

…CARELESS HEART…

…If Not For My…

…CARELESS HEART. …

*****<><><>*****

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*<>*

Y’all Are Already Well Aware Of My Love For…

ROY ORBISON

…As The Man’s Music Simply Breaks Me Down And Speaks To Me In Such A Profound Way.

This Song…

CARELESS HEART

…Is One Of His All-Time Greatest Jams EVER…

…And It Remains One Of His Most Forgotten Classics Among Classics.

The Song Was Recorded By ROY In 1988…

…And Thenย Posthumously Released In 1989 On The Album…

MYSTERY GIRL

…An Album Which ALSO Remains One Of ROY‘s Very VERY Best.

With The Way I’ve Felt Of Late…

…I Sincerely Didn’t Want To Waste The Opportunity To Slip This Little Number Into The Mix.

CARELESS HEART

…Is An Amazingly Beautiful Song…

…And It Totally Deserves All The Love AND Praise One Can Muster-Up.

I Was Going To Blog About It The Other Day…

…But I Felt The Need To Wait For It.

Last Night…

…As I Was Listening To It For Like The 15TH, Or 20TH, Or 200TH Time This Week…

…I Decided It Was High-Time To Break-It-Out On Y’all.

Now, YES, I Do Know It’s A Rather Sad/Depressing Song…

…But I’ve Found That Some Of The Greatest Things In Life Can ALSO Be A Touch Sad/Depressing.

When It Comes To ROY, However…

…I Simply Wouldn’t Take Anything For That Man.

He Is/Was PRICELESS.

A True American Treasure.

A True Treasure, Period.

If There’s ANY SONG I Can Recommend To Y’all From The Album…

MYSTERY GIRL

…This Would Be The One.

The Whole Album Is VERY Good…

…But This Little Number…

CARELESS HEART

…Is An Honest To Goodness TEARJERKER.

Why I Insist Upon This Horrid Practice Of Listening To Sad Songs When I’m Depressed, Or Whatever, I’ll Never Know.

I Think I Must Simply Enjoy Wallowing In My Personal Misery.

Can You Think Of Another Excuse?

SEE!

I Didn’t Think You Would.

HOWEVER…

…I Love And Respect ROY Enough Not To Let A Great Song Become Mired Within My Being Overtly Sensitive Of Late.

It’s Been An Odd Experience For Me, That’s A Big FO SHO.

Being Virtually Emotionless (outwardly speaking) For Such A Long Time…

…This Latest Bout Of OVER-Emotion Is Seriously Screwing With Me.

It’s Not Something I’m Used To, That’s FO DAMN SHO.

And…

…At Times…

…I’ve Struggled MIGHTILY.

Period.

Living Life Isn’t So Easy When You Feel So Out-Of-Sorts…

…Or Out-Of-Control…

…Or Out-Of-Your-Mind.

And Even Though This Song…

CARELESS HEART

…Is Such A Tugger Upon My Heartstrings…

…It’s A Song That Remains VERY Special To ME.

Period Period.

*****<><><>*****

ANYWAY, My Peeps…

…Please PLEASE Do Take Care Of Yourselves.

It’s Supposed To Be An Amazingly Comfortable Morning Outside…

…So I’m Not Going To Waste It.

Time For A Long Walk, Kiddies?!

YOU BETCHA!!!

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“…The Mist Is Lifting Slowly… I Can See The Way Ahead… And I’ve Left Behind The Empty Streets… That Once Inspired My Life…” THE MOODY BLUES (“I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”)

…And The Strength Of The Emotion…

…Is Like Thunder In The Air…

…’Cause The Promise That We Made Each Other…

…Haunts Me To The End…

…I Know You’re Out There Somewhere…

…Somewhere…

…Somewhere…

…I Know You’re Out There Somewhere…

…Somewhere You Can Hear My Voice…

…I Know I’ll Find You Somehow…

…Somehow…

…Somehow…

…I Know I’ll Find You Somehow…

…And Somehow I’ll Return Again To You. …

… … …

I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE” In Off The 1988 Album “SUR LA MER” By THE MOODY BLUES

… … …

…The Secret Of Your Beauty…

…And The Mystery Of Your Soul…

…I’ve Been Searching For In Everyone I Meet…

…And The Times I’ve Been Mistaken…

…It’s Impossible To Say…

…And The Grass Is Growing…

…Underneath Our Feet…

… … …

… … …

…I Know You’re Out There Somewhere…

…Somewhere…

…Somewhere…

…I Know You’re Out There Somewhere…

…Somewhere You Can Hear My Voice…

…I Know I’ll Find You Somehow…

…Somehow…

…Somehow…

…I Know I’ll Find You Somehow…

…And Somehow I’ll Return Again To You. …

***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Being Complely Lost In Lust/Love…

…I’ve Always Found This Song VERY Therapeutic.

While The 80s Were Mainly Known For…

BAD HAIR

BAD FASHION

BAD BAD BAD

WHATEVER

The MUSIC Of The 80s, To Me, Has Always Stood Higher Upon My Proverbial Staircase.

Songs Like This One…

I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE

…Have Always Been A Constant Reminder To Me Of How WONDERFUL Our Music USED TO BE.

99% Of The Garbage I Hear Today Is EXACTLY THAT.

!!!GARBAGE!!!

.PERIOD.

So…

…When I’m Up Early…

…Feelin’ Down Due To A Lack Of Quality Rest…

…I Get My Ass Up…

…Get My Coffee Brewing…

…Have Me A Smoke…

…And Indulge My Senses With AMAZING MUSIC.

The Coffee AND The Smoke Are Key Items, Yes…

…But THE MUSIC Is What Really Gets My Day Moving Along.

Music Speaks To Me.

We Have A Shared Language AND An Understanding.

THIS MORNING…

I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE

…By…

THE MOODY BLUES

…Was My First Jam Selection Of The Day.

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So Now, I’m Curious, My Peeps:

HOW DO YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY???

WHAT GETS YOU MOTIVATED and MOVING???

I Would Very Much Like To Know, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

So…

…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…

…Let Me Know?

M’KAY???

GREAT!!!

THANKS!!!

“Been Beat Up And Battered ‘Round… Been Sent Up… And I’ve Been Shot Down… You’re The Best Thing That I’ve Ever Found… Handle Me With Care. …” — THE TRAVELING WILBURYS (1988)

…Reputation’s Changeable…

…Situation’s Tolerable…

…But Baby, You’re Adorable…

…Handle Me With Care…

…I’m So Tired Of Being Lonely…

…I Still Have Some Love To Give…

…Won’t You Show Me That You Really Care. …

…Everybody’s Got Somebody…

…To Lean On…

…Put Your Body Next To Mine…

…And Dream On. …

…I’ve Been Fobbed Off…

…And I’ve Been Fooled…

…I’ve Been Robbed And Ridiculed…

…In Daycare Centers And Night Schools…

…Handle Me With Care…

…Been Stuck In Airports, Terrorized…

…Sent To Meetings, Hypnotized…

…Overexposed…

…Commercialized….

…Handle Me With Care…

…I’m So Tired Of Being Lonely…

…I Still Have Some Love To Give…

…Won’t You Show Me That You Really Care. …

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The Traveling Wilburys: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS

…Were…

…THE SUPER-STAR SUPER-GROUP Of The 1980s.

Five Men.

All VERY FAMOUS In Their Professional Endeavors.

All COME TOGETHER To Make One Of THE GREATEST ALBUMS In MUSIC HISTORY.

Their Sound, Unique.

Their Lyrics, Priceless.

Their Star-Power, Unmatched.

Their LOVE Of MAKING MUSIC, Unlimited.

FIVE SUPERSTARS…

…ONE BAND.

The Likes Of Which Has NEVER Been Seen Again…

…And IMPOSSIBLE To DUPLICATE.

I. LOVE.

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS

.Period.

And…

…I’m VERY SURE…

…If You’d All Just Give The Album A Chance…

…I’m VERY VERY SURE You Will NOT Be Disappointed.

They Simply DO NOT Make Music Like This Anymore.

And…

…Sadly…

…They VERY LIKELY Never Will Make Music Like It Again.

The Best Of The Best…

…Coming Together…

…To Make Something EVEN BETTER!!!

How Can Anyone…

…Anywhere…

…BEAT THEM APPLES?!?!?!

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With A Cardinals WINNER, I’ve Decided To Indulge Myself. WHAT’S ON NOW? “BULL DURHAM: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!”

Baseball Films Come And Go.

They Always Have.

Some Have Been Great!

FEAR STRIKES OUT

EIGHT MEN OUT

THE NATURAL

MR. BASEBALL

…And Others Have Simply SUCKED-HARD.

I Shall NOT Name Them, However, You KNOW They Exist.

Ok…

…Maybe One…

FEVER PITCH

…Sucked SO SO SO HARD.

Just Sayin’…

BUT BUT BUT…

…Tonight…

…I Was Feelin’ Pretty Good…

…So I Decided To Go With One Of The All-Time-Best.

BULL DURHAM

(1988)

…It Is!!!

KEVIN COSTNER

…Is In Top-Form…

SUSAN SARANDON

…Is Sexy-Perfect…

…And…

TIM ROBBINS

…Is Just A Goober-And-A-Half With A Devastating Fastball!!!

In All Honestly…

…It’s A TRUE-BLUE Crowd-Pleaser.

I Have Yet To Met A Person…

…Whom Is ALSO A Hardcore BASEBALL FAN…

…That Did NOT Love This Flick.

Now You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I Live For My Movies…

…And I LIVE LIVE For My Baseball.

BULL DURHAM

…Is One Of THE VERY BEST COMBOS Of BOTH.

.PERIOD.

The Sexy And The Fun Are Tangible.

But, Even More So, THE BASEBALL BEING PLAYED Brings Forth A True-Blue Amount Of True-TRUE BASEBALL JOY!!!

Sooooooooooooo, MY PEEPS…

…The Season Has Begun…

…The Hall Is Rented…

…It’s Time To Start The Dance!!!

Are Y’all Feelin’ It?!?!?!?!

You DAMNED WELL KNOW I AM!!!

It’s Baseball Night In Southern Illinois…

…And I’m Bringin’ THE HEAT!!!

Have A GRAND WEEKEND, My Peeps!!!

Enjoy What You Find The Time For.

Whether It’s A Funny Flick…

…Or An Amazingly Wonderful 9-INNINGS Of PURE BASEBALL JOY!!!

BATTER-UP, KIDDIES!!!

!!! !!! !!!

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