I Am About To Watch One Of These Two JAMES BOND Flicks. Which Would YOU Watch First???

TB_-_UK_cinema_poster (via Wikipedia)Moonraker (1979)

How Does One Cure The Ill Feelings Of A Bad Day?

—With Homemade BLACKBERRY COBBLER, That’s How!!!—

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(((***I Even Helped With Picking The Berries!!!***)))

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“SECONDS” (1966) – A Truly Forgotten Classic

ROCK HUDSON is The Star of JOHN FRANKENHEIMER’s 1966 Flick “SECONDS”

In MY Opinion, “SECONDS” is HUDSON’s BEST-EST-EST Flick, PERIOD. It’s A Rather Unique Blend of Sci-Fi, Horror, and Drama…

…That Truly Becomes An Even MORE-Unique THRILLER Because Of It All. Add In The Film is Directed By JOHN FRANKENHEIMER (“French Connection II”, “Black Sunday” & “Ronin”) and We’re Left With A TRUE-BLUE FORGOTTEN-CLASSIC!

What’s The Skinny On “SECONDS”?? Well… You Just Pay The Fee, And We’ll Fake Your Death, And You Can Get Out Of Your Current-Life, and Start Fresh & Anew Somewhere Else. Something MOST PEOPLE Have Thought About At-Least ONCE In Their Life…

…Only You’d Best Be Happy With The NEW-Life, Since All You Get Is ONE SECOND CHANCE. They Just Don’t Bother To Tell You That Part When You Sign-Up AND Go-Through-With-It The FIRST TIME!!!

SECONDS

A Truly UNIQUE Flick…

…And A Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

I Can TOTALLY RECOMMEND It To ANYONE…

…Who’s A Fan Of SCI-FI, HORROR, DRAMA, THRILLER Films.

ESPECIALLY With…

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER In The Director’s Chair…

…And ROCK HUDSON Giving Us His BEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!!

CHECK IT OUT, My Peeps, Fo SHO!!!

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So, What If You Don’t Enjoy Swimming???

DONT. GO. SWIMMING.

Period.

I’m A Decent Swimmer, I Just Sincerely HATE Swimming.

Always Have.

I Went Because Other People Always MADE ME GO.

But, Isn’t That How It Generally Works In Regard To A Lot Of Life?

We Didn’t Really Wanna Do It, But We Didn’t Really Have A Choice In The Matter?

Yeah.

That’s How That Works.

Well, I Went Swimming Yesterday Afternoon.

Why?

Because.

UNCLE BRAD

Is

ON DUTY

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I Love Being “ON DUTY“…

…And That’s A Big FO SHO On That, My Peeps!

I Can’t Deny It, So I Won’t Even Attempt It.

So, When The Nephew Says… “Brad, You Said You’d Go!”

Brad’s Response Is… “Sure Thing, Dude. I Did. Let Me Get My Towel.”

If My Response Were Anything Else, Honestly, There Would Be Hell To Pay.

Perhaps, I Mean That Figuratively AND Literally?!

Yep.

I Think I Do.

But, Yeah, I Went Swimming.

And I Swam.

And, Today, I’m Sore, Exhausted, SunBurnt, And Have An Awful Headache.

BUT

I Did Have Fun

I Did Make My Nephew Happy

And I Did Agree To Go Swimming With Him Again Very Soon, As That’s The Only Way I Could Convince Him To Get Out Of The Freakin’ Pool!

Arrrgh!!!

YES, I Still HATE Swimming.

But, YES, I’ll Be Going Back, Next Time.

What Choice Did/Do/Will I Honestly Have???

Correct.

None. At. All.

And THAT Is FINE With ME.

The Nephew AND The Frog๐Ÿ˜€ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

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(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: “DAMAGED PEOPLE” by DEPECHE MODE (2005)

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Were Damaged People

Drawn Together

By Subtleties That We Are Not Aware Of…”

“…Disturbed Souls

Playing Out Forever

These Games The We Once Thought We Would Be Scared Of…”

“…When Youre In My Arms

The World Makes Sense

There Is No Pretense

And Youre Crying

When Youre By My Side

There Is No Defense

I Forget To Sense

Im Dying…”

“…Were Damaged People

Praying For Something

That Doesnt Come From Somewhere Deep Inside Us…”

“…Depraved Souls

Trusting In The One Thing

The One Thing That This Life Has Not Denied Us…”

…. …. …. ….

Depeche Mode (2006) (via Wikipedia)

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DAMAGED PEOPLE

by DEPECHE MODE

…Is A Truly Skipped-Over AND Underrated Jam, My Peeps.

Truly AND Honestly.

It’s Very Odd.

It’s Very Quirky.

It’s Dark AND Brooding.

Yet, All The While, It Remains A Beautiful Song.

Period.

This Is Actually One Of My Favorite Songs From The Album “PLAYING THE ANGEL“…

…An Album Jammed With Favorites.

PLAYING THE ANGEL” Was Released In 2005, With Most Reviews Saying This Particular Song Was One Of The Drags Of The Album.

People Just Didn’t Warm-Up-To-It Like I Sincerely Felt They Should.

Me?

I Loved The Entire Album, Including Theย  Song “DAMAGED PEOPLE“, And I’m Quite Unsure Just How Many Times I’ve Listened To It.

It’s A Song That Gets My Brain AND Heart Churning AND Burning Overtime.

At This Moment, This Song Is Locked Into My Mind.

I’ve Been Listening To It The Bulk Of The Morning, And That Sincerely Prompted This Post.

Honestly, I’m Not So Sure What To Say.

I Have Something Written On Paper, But I’m Slowly Realizing I Don’t Really Think I Should Say To Y’all Everything It Actually Says.

I Think I Made It TOOOOOO Personal.

Just Know This, My Peeps…

…I’m Dedicating This Post To Someone.

The Other Inspiration For This Bloggin’ing.

THE SPARK.

Everyone, Whom Works In A Creative Field, MUST Have A SPARK.

Period.

A Muse, If You Will.

Something/Someone That Inspires You.

Something/Someone That Makes You Want To Work.

Something/Someone That Brings You Great Joy In Life.

I Have One.

You (likely) Have One.

So, Tell Me, My Peeps…

…WHAT/WHO INSPIRES YOU???

WHAT/WHO MAKES YOU WANT TO WORK???

WHAT/WHO BRINGS YOU GREAT JOY IN LIFE???

Please Let Me Know, My Peeps.

To Say I’m Curious Is An Epic Understatement.

I Want To Know What Makes You Feel Like Doing This Kind Of Thing, Or Any Kind Of Thing, Regardless Of What It Is.

I Know What Makes Me Happy.

I Know What Makes Me Sad.

I Know What Inspires Me.

I Know What Makes Me Keep Coming Back For More.

So, What Does It For YOU, My Peeps???

Anything???

Anything At All???

There MUST Be SOMETHING???

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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“He Told Me A Heart Can’t Smile… …If It’s Filled With Tears…”

“…Growing Up, I ThoughtIts All Gone“…

Now It Comes Back To Me, Again

Ghetto Uniform

Collect Calls

That I Can Explain

All The The Things Ive Ruined

Abandoned

They Come Back To Me…”

PhoenixAlphabeticalalbumcover (via Wikipedia)

“…HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire…”

Phoenix_Wiltern_June_28th (via Wikipedia)

“…He Told Me For Those Whove Been Drowned

There Is No Refrain

With One And Only Youth

A Gospel

I Do What I Can…”

640px-Phoenix_mg_5742 (via Wikipedia)

“…HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

I Try To Set The Night On Fire…”

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Over This Past Weekend, I Was Introduced To The Band…

PHOENIX

…And This Song…

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

…Which I Immediately Fell In Love/Lust With.

It’s Perky.

It’s Quirky.

It’s Catchy.

It Makes Me Smile.

Can’t Ask For Much More From Your Music, Right???

RIGHT!!!

HOLDIN ON TOGETHER

…Was Released On The Album…

ALPHABETICAL

…In 2004.

I Know I’d Heard This Little Tune On The Radio At Some Point, And I Liked It, But Knew Absolutely Nothing About It, Nor The Band Performing It.

Now, Well, I Simply Can’t Get Enough Of It.

I’m Unsure How Many Times I’ve Listened To It In The Past Few Days, But I Know It’s A Metric-Ass-Ton.

But, For Me, That’s Just How I Roll.

I Find Something New That I Greatly Enjoy, And I Go For It.

If It’s Song, I Listen To It Over And Over.

If It’s A Movie, I’ll Likely Watch It Multiple Times In A Short Span Of Days.

If It’s A Book, I’ll Read It All The Way Through, And Then Do So Again.

I Get On My Kicks, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

A Lot Of You Are Exactly The Same.

I’m Just Sure Of That.

I Just Hope Y’all Enjoy This Little Number.

This Song Is Now Permanently Linked With A Special Someone In My World.

Every Time I Hear It, I Think About Him.

Sometimes, That’s A Wonderful Thing.

Sometimes, That’s A Horrid Thing.

It Really Depends On My Mood, To Be Honest.

Nevertheless, I Continue To Listen To It…

…And Love It…

…And Enjoy It.

Period.

Feelings Are Funny Things, And It’s Crazy How They Can Be Linked To Something Like This.

But, That’s Life.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

I Included A Link To The Song, So PLEASE Give It A Listen.

Let Me Know What You Think.

You May Not Enjoy It As Much As I Do…

…Or You May Enjoy It Even More.

You’ll Just Have To Give It A Go And Find Out!!!

Ready For A Musical Adventure???

AWESOME!!!

Then Let’s Go!!!

Have A Grand Day, Kiddies.

Take Care AND Be Good.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “CRYING” by ROY ORBISON (with k.d. lang (1987))

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“…I Thought That I

Was Over You

But, Its True

So True

I Love You Even More

Than I Did Before

But, Darlin‘, What Can I Do

For You Dont Love Me

And, Ill Always Be

CRYING

Over You

CRYING

Over You

Yes

Now Youre Gone

And From This Moment On

Ill Be CRYING

CRYING

CRYING

CRYING

CRYING

CRYING

Over You.”

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I Know What You’re Wondering, My Peeps, I Really Do.

Is Young Bradley Sad This Morning?

Bradley Only Busts-Out The ROY ORBISON When He’s In A Downer Mood.

And, In Thinking That, You’d Be (almost) Very VERY Correct.

I Am Sad, This Morning.

It Happens.

To All Of Us, It Happens.

After Having A Conversation Last Night With Someone, My Mood Has Been Sinking Further And Further.

Again, It Happens.

Every Single Day Can’t Be Bubblegum And Candy, Ya Know?!

And, While I Do Tend To Listen To ROY ORBISON When I’m Down…

…I Also Listen To Him When I’m Supremely Happy.

There’s No Rhyme, Nor Reason.

It Just Happens.

But, Today, I’m So Very VERY Sad.

Being Taken To Task About One’s Life (or lack thereof) Is Never A Conversation One Enjoys.

In That, I’m Very Human.

I Didn’t Like It One Bit.

And, I’d Be Lying If I Said It Didn’t Effect Me On All Levels…

…Mental…

…Emotional…

…Physical…

…You Name It.

Did I Cry?

Even A Little?

You Betcha.

Did I Feel Better Afterward?

No.

Not In The Slightest.

In Fact, I Felt Weak.

I Felt Disgusted With Myself, Honestly.

Why I Let Anyone/Anything Effect Me Like That Is Beyond Me.

But, It Happens.

To The Very Best (and very worst) Of Us, It Happens.

So, This Morning, I Felt It Was Time To Work A Bit.

I Had To Get This Out Of My Head, Even In Some Small Way.

CRYING

byROY ORBISON

((with k. d. lang))

…Is My All-Time Favorite Duet In Music History.

Period.

In My Book, It Doesn’t Get Any Better.

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Enjoy It.

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QUESTION:

When YOU Are Sad, What Songs Do YOU Listen To, My Peeps???

Anything Specific, Or Special???

Let Me Know.

I’d Love To Know.

May I Know?

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Pearl Harbor Day: Photographs VII, VIII, IX

Original Photo By Bradley Alan

The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. –Original Photo By Bradley Alan

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The Entrance To The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. -Original Photo By Bradley Alan-

The Entrance To The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. –Original Photo By Bradley Alan

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Original Photo By Bradley Alan

Inside The Memorial Of The Battleship U.S.S. Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. –Original Photo By Bradley Alan

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