(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!!!

😉     😀     🙂

😛

Thinking Aloud: Post-HALLOWEEN-Edition: “Ever Since My Trip To CHICAGO…

…I’ve Been Drawn-To, And Excited-By, The Film “THE GREY” Starring LIAM NEESON.”

I’ve Been Fixated Upon-It, Actually.

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SEE !!!

I TOLD YA SO !!!

I’m SURE You’ve Noticed, But…

…I Really Just Can’t Help Myself.

The First Time I Saw It, I Liked It.

But, I Convinced Myself I Didn’t Like It So Much.

And Then I Watched-It A Second Time.

I Knew I Couldn’t Convince Myself To Dislike It Any Longer, So I Just Let The Greatness Of It Wash Over Me.

Then I Saw It A Third Time.

Then A Fourth.

I Just Can’t Help Myself.

To Me, It’s Like It Was After The First Time I Saw “KRULL” !!!

I Wanted To Watch It Again, And Again, AND AGAIN !!!

I Was The Same Way With A Few Other Choice-Flicks.

I Remember Doing It When “TOMBSTONE” Came Out.

I Remember Doing It When “LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL“…

(…AKA “THE PROFESSIONAL…)

…1ST Came Out.

I Remember Doing It When “ARMY OF DARKNESS” Came Out.

There Are Other Examples, But Needless To Say It Happens To Me At Times.

THE GREY

…Is…

…MY…

…Latest, Personal Craze.

To ME…

THE GREY

…Is Now…

…SPECIAL.

So Special, In-Fact, That I Can’t Stop Thinking About It.

It’s Directly Related To Having Received It AND Had My Second Viewing Of It While In The Second City Itself…

CHICAGO

!!!

The Film Makes Me Think…

…And Reflect…

…And Think Whilst I Reflect.

THE GREY

…Is Now…

…MY NEW FAVORITE REMINDER !!!

😀

A Reminder Of Being In The Company Of Those I Missed Most.

A Reminder That Some Things DO Deserve A Second Chance.

A Reminder To Think How I DO Think, Not How I SHOULD Think, Or FORCE MYSELF To Think.

And…

…Of Course…

…That I LOVE ME Some LIAM NEESON !!!

Period.

That Really Sums It All Up.

Does That Work For You ???

It Sure As Hell Works For Me !!!

😉       🙂       😀

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

😀

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?"

😦

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.

😦

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!!!

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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.

😉

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!!!

😀

(Totally Not) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “DAS BOOT” (1981)

So, My Peeps…

…Just What Is My All-Time-Favorite FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM??

Well…

…That’s Actually A Rather Easy Choice.

While I’ve Seen Dozens And Dozens Of Foreign Language Flicks In My Day…

…Not One Has Had An Impact On My Life/World More Than…

DAS BOOT

(1981)

…Directed By…

WOLFGANG PETERSEN

…And Starring…

JÜRGEN PROCHNOW

!!! !!! !!!

😀

Thus Far…

DAS BOOT

…Is (in my opinion) The Crown Jewel Of My Blu-ray Collection.

This DIRECTOR’S CUT Is Simply…

…Honestly…

…BREATHTAKING.

.Period.

The Visuals Are So Amazingly Clear.

The Sound Quality Is Second To None.

You Sincerely FEEL Like You’re A Member Of The Crew.

The Blu-ray Transfer Is So Crisp.

You See Everything…

…From The Trickles Of Water Seeping In…

…To The Bolts In Walls.

You See Everything…

…And That’s Just The Power Of The Blu-ray.

The Film Itself Is The Very BEST Of Its Type.

You’ve Seen Other Submarine Flicks.

THE ENEMY BELOW

(1957)

…Or…

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

(1990)

…Or…

CRIMSON TIDE

(1995)

…Etc Etc…

…All Of Which Are Truly Wonderful Flicks And Personal Favorites, Yes Yes…

…But They’re NOT…

DAS BOOT

…Which I Believe To Be The Very BEST Submarine/Naval Flick In The History Of World Cinema.

.Period Period.

Saying That Usually Pisses Some Folks Off.

How Could I Take That German Flick Over All The Others?!?

It’s Simple, My Peeps.

DAS BOOT

…Is The Most HONEST…

…The Most EXHILARATING…

…The Most FINELY-CRAFTED Film Of Its Genera.

I Know Some Peeps Simply CANNOT Stand To Read Their Flicks As They Attempt To Watch Them…

…But This Is No Issue With Me.

You Almost Know What They’re Saying Anyway, Without Having To Do The Reading.

Being Ex-Navy, Myself, I Was Totally On-Board With This One.

(Pun Totally Intended, By The Way.)

 You Can Tell Director WOLFGANG PETERSEN Did Everything He Could To Make This One As Real As Possible.

He Wanted To Make You Feel Like You Really Were On-Board A German U-Boat During The Height Of WORLD WAR II.

The Characters Are Honest And True…

…As Are The Actors Portraying Said Characters.

TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…If History…

…If War…

…If The Military…

…If The Navy…

…If Submarines…

…If Amazing Film-Making…

…If Brilliant Acting…

…If Realism…

…Are Any Or All Things You’re Interested In, Or What You Seek-Out In Your Flicks…

…Yeah…

…You’d Be Hard-Pressed To Find One Better Than…

DAS BOOT

.Period Period Period.

It’s A Flick I Sincerely LOVE…

…And The DIRECTOR’S CUT On The Blu-ray Is Wonderfully Wonderful.

It’s EPIC, To Say The Very Least…

…But EPIC Is The Proper Word To Use In This Instance.

Fo SHO Fo SHO, Kiddies!!!

😀

Celebrating My First 100,000… …With KISS And “CHARISMA”

Is It My Fortune…

…Or My Fame…

…Is It My Money…

…Or My Name…

…Is It My Personality…

…Or Just My Sexuality…

…Yeeeah, Yeeeah…

… … …

…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

…What Is My….

…CHARISMA…

…Yeeeah…

… … …

CHARISMAIs (odd as it may sound to loyal fans) My Favorite Track From The 1979 Hit AlbumDYNASTYBy KISS !!!

… … …

…Is It My Body…

…Or My Brain…

…Do I Drive You Insane…

…HA…

…Is It The Power Of My Touch…

…Do You Need Me Too Much…

…Too Much…

…TOO MUCH…

… … …

…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

…What Is My…

…What Is My…

…What Is My…

…CHARISMA…

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KISS !!!

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Sooo…

…In Case You Didn’t Gather This From The Headline To This Bloggin’ing…

…I’m Now OFFICIALLY Part Of The…

100,000-HITS-CLUB

!!! !!! !!!

That’s Right, My Peeps…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Is Now Among The Ranks Of The Established Greats!!!

WOOHOO!!!

I Told Y’all I Wouldn’t Be Doing Anymore Milestone Pieces Until AFTER…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Had Officially Made It To 100,000 Hits.

Well…

…The 100,000TH Hit Came Yesterday Evening…

…And I’d Been Wracking My Brain All Night…

…Thinking Thinking Thinking…

…And…

…Tinkering Tinkering Tinkering…

…With All Sorts Of Ideas On How To Celebrate.

By The End Of The Night…

…Yeah…

…I Had Nothing.

Couldn’t Think At All, Anymore.

My Body Was Exhausted…

…But My Brain Was Nearly On Life-Support.

I Just Didn’t Know How I Wanted To Do This Thing.

Sooo…

…I Laid Down And Went To Bed…

…Thinking MAYBE MAYBE MAYBE A Fresh Start In The Morning Would Help Me Figure-Out Exactly What I Wanted To Do.

After I Awoke…

…I Popped-On Some Of My Favorite Tunage…

…And I Began To Think…

…And Think Think Think…

…And Eventually It Came To Me!

I Shouldn’t Do Anything Super Special At All!

I Should Do A Post As I Always Do…

…But Add The Fact I’m Now Batting A 100,000 For The Season.

And So, That’s What I’m Doing.

🙂

CHARISMA

by KISS

…Just Felt Right.

It Felt Like The Perfect Song To Go Along With The Spirit Of What I Wanted To Say.

I Don’t Know If It’s My “CHARISMA” That Keeps People Coming Back…

…Or…

…Perhaps…

…They’re Just Curious To See What The Hell I’m Gonna Talk About Next.

For Those Of Y’all Who Have Been With Me Since The Beginning Of This Thing…

…Yeah…

…I’m Sure It’s Been An Oddly Fun’ish Adventure.

There’s No Real Rhyme Or Reason To My Madness…

…This Blog Is Just A Reflection Of The Conflict Within My Twisted Brain.

I Find Staying FOCUSED…

…In ALL Of Its Forms…

…Is Something I Can Rarely Do.

Today I’m Over Here…

…Tomorrow I’m Over There…

…The Next Day I’m On The Friggin’ Moon!

I Would Apologize For That…

…BUT…

…To ME…

…That’s Part Of The Reason Y’all DO Continue Coming Back.

So…

…Thank You, My Peeps.

Thank You For Sticking With This Little Roller-Coaster I Affectionately Call…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…A True Love Of My Life…

…FO SHO.

🙂

CHARISMA

…Is…

…Honestly AND Truly…

…My FAVE FAVE Track On Their 1979 Album…

DYNASTY

…Though It’s One Of Their Least Known Jams.

Purest Fans Of…

KISS

…Didn’t Care Much For This Album.

In Fact…

…This Is The Album Where The Term…

KISSCO

…Comes From.

Meaning…

…True Fans Of Classic KISS Music Felt The Band Had…

“Sold Out”

…Because The Album Really Does Have An Almost Disco Like Quality And Sound.

No Foolies, Kids.

I Know A Bundle Of KISS Fans Who Simply HATE HATE HATE This Entire Album.

But Then…

…You Have Fans Like Myself…

…Who…

…Honestly AND Sincerely…

…LOVE This Album.

.Period.

BUT…

…Even With Classic Tracks Like…

I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU

(generally considered "The Best" song on the album)

&

2,000 MAN

&

SURE KNOW SOMETHING

…My Favorite Has Always Been…

CHARISMA

😀

T’Is A Simple Jam, Yes…

…But It’s Still “MY FAVORITE”…

…And I Say That Very Easily.

It’s BOTH A Great Walkin’ Jam AND A Great Driving Jam.

So It’s One I Think Y’all Should Check-Out If You Ever Get The Chance.

It’s All About FUN, My Peeps.

FUN Is The Name Of The Game, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

😀

Anyway, My Peeps.

I Once Again Want To Say THANK YOU For Continuing To Check-Out…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…And I Sincerely CANNOT WAIT To Get Going On My Next 100,000!!!

As A Matter Of Fact…

…I’m Already Into The Next 100,000.

SO PLEASE…

…Please Please Please…

…Keep On Comin’ Back, Y’all!!!

I May Not Be “THE BEST” At All Of This…

…But I DO Have THE MOST FUN!!!

I Just Hope I Can Keep’er Chuggin’ Along.

And I Honestly Think I Will!!!

With All Of Your Help And Support…

I KNOW I WILL!!!

😉

😀

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.

😀

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.

😀

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.

🙂

Y’all Please Take Care Of Yourselves…

…If Not For Yourselves…

…Do It For ME!

😉

Catch Ya Later, Kiddies!!!

😀

Songs That Make Me Smile: MILESTONE EDITION: “LET YOUR LOVE FLOW” by BELLAMY BROTHERS (1976)

There’s A Reason…

…For The Sunshinin’ Sky…

…And There’s A Reason…

…Why I’m Feelin’ So High…

…Must Be The Season…

…When That Love Light Shines All Around Us…

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…So Let That Feelin’…

…Grab You Deep Inside…

…And Send You Reelin’…

…Where Your Love Can’t Hide…

…And Then Go Stealin’…

…Through The Moonlit Nights With Your Lover…

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…Just Let Your Love Flow…

…Like A Mountain Stream…

…And Let Your Love Grow…

…With The Smallest Of Dreams…

…And Let Your Love Show…

…And You’ll Know What I Mean…

…It’s The Season…

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…Let Your Love Fly…

…Like A Bird On A Wing…

…And Let Your Love Bind You…

…To All Livin’ Things…

…And Let Your Love Shine…

…And You’ll Know What I Mean…

…That’s The Reason. …

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I Promise Not To Get Toooo In-depth Over All Of This…

…But I’ve Been Singing This Little Number…

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW

by BELLAMY BROTHERS

(1976)

…Off And On Since Yesterday.

It’s A Personal Favorite Song, Yes…

…But Today It’s Making Me Happier Than It Ever Has Before.

In Case Y’all, My Loving Peeps, Have Yet To Notice…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Crossed The…

75,000

…HIT-MARK, Yesterday!

I Haven’t Done A Milestone Piece Since I Hit 6,000 Readers Back In February.

Since Then…

…Y’all Have Helped Me Turn…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…Into Something VERY SPECIAL!

That’s Why I Basically Took Yesterday Off.

I Felt A Milestone Victory Of Such An Amazing Feat Deserved A Day Of Rest For This Young’ish Man.

 I Really Wanted To Say Thank You.

Thank You Thank You THANK YOU, Even.

😉

This Is Likely To Be The Final Milestone Posting Until I Hit That Magical 100,000 Readers Point…

…But That Should At Least Give Me Something New To Look Forward To.

A Goal, If You Will.

Lately, I’ve Sincerely Felt My Lacking Focus Has Been…

…hmm…

…Lacking MORSE-SO???

My Brain Is Still Going Fast Enough I Think It’s Breaking The Sound-Barrier Inside My Skull.

But It Hasn’t Stopped Me From Doing All Of This For BOTH Myself AND All Of Y’all.

You Crazy Cats Really Seem To Enjoy My Random-Rambles…

…And That’s A Great Thing, As I Don’t Know How To Function Otherwise.

So Please Please Please Accept My Honest And Sincere Thanks For BOTH…

…Helping Me Along The Way…

…AND…

…Putting Up With Me In General.

It’s Much More Appreciate Than Y’all Likely Know, Or Ever Will Know.

Expressing True Emotions Is Very Difficult For Me.

I Know How Feelings Are SUPPOSED To Feel, Or Are SUPPOSED To Be Expressed.

I Just Generally Don’t Know How To Handle Either Of Those.

I Can APPROXIMATE Feelings…

…Without Actually Ever Feeling Them.

But I Do Know How To Give Thanks AND Praise When I Feel They Are Well Deserved.

And Y’ALL Are Exceptionally Deserving Of BOTH Thanks AND Praise.

Thanks For Stickin’ By Me, Here.

I’ll Shut-up Now.

But Again, Thank You, My Peeps.

I Promise To Keep Crankin’ It Out Here On…

YOU JIVIN’ ME, TURKEY?

…With The Hopes You’ll Continue Coming Back And Back For MORE MORE MORE!!!

Much Love, My Peeps.

Much Love, Indeed.

🙂

“CASINO ROYALE” (2006) Starring DANIEL CRAIG As JAMES BOND -007… …Brilliance In Motion.

I’d Totally Forgotten How Wonderful This Flick Is.

In Fact…

…It Totally Trumps The Entire PIERCE BROSNAN Series Of Films.

CASINO ROYALE

…Is One Of The BEST BOND FLICKS Since…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And That’s Saying A Lot.

I Simply LOVE…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And It’s One Of My All-Time FAVES From The BOND FRANCHISE.

I Consider It THE MOST Underrated BOND Flick.

Period.

Now…

CASINO ROYALE

…Is A Reboot.

It Takes JAMES BOND (DANIEL CRAIG) From His First Kill, All The Way Through, What Turned Out To Be, An Exceptional Adventure.

Once I’m Done With This One…

…I Plan To Watch…

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

…Which I ALSO Consider  An Exceptionally Underrated BOND Flick.

What Are YOU Watching Tonight, My Peeps?!?!

Anything Worth Mentioning?!?!

I Sure Hope So!!!

Bring On The BOND, My Peeps!!!

Bring On The BOND!!!!!!!

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The Teams Of MY LIFETIME: The St. Louis Cardinals Edition

I Had A Recent Conversation In Which The Other Person Told Me About Having Made-Out A Lineup Card Based Solely On The Players He Had Actually SEEN PLAY LIVE During His Young Lifetime.

I Found The Subject FASCINATING, As I’d Been Considering Doing A Blog Posting On That Very Topic.

I Can’t Emphasize Enough That This Listing Isn’t Necessarily THE BEST PLAYERS At Their Positions From Their Era…

…But It’s A List Of MY FAVORITE PLAYERS At Their Positions During The Era Of My Young Lifetime.

I Was Born In 1980…

…But Truly Began To Embrace Professional Baseball In 1985.

I’ve Split It Into TWO Lineups.

My “A-SQUAD” And My “B-SQUAD” If You So Choose To See It That Way.

And…

…Since I Know My ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Better Than Any Other Major League Team…

…I Felt They Were THE Place To Begin This Little Romp For Me.

So…

…Here We Go.

LINEUP #1

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1B

JACK “The Ripper” CLARK

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2B

TOMMY HERR

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3B

TODD ZEILE

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SS

OZZIE “The Wizard” SMITH

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C

DARRELL PORTER

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LF

RAY LANKFORD

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CF

JIM “Jimmy Baseball” EDMONDS

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RF

LARRY WALKER

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LINEUP #2

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1B

JOHN MABRY

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2B

FERNANDO VINA

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3B

TERRY PENDLETON

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SS

DAVID ECKSTEIN

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C

MIKE MATHENY

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LF

VINCE COLEMAN

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CF

WILLIE McGEE

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RF

“Hard Hittin'” MARK WHITTEN

(Aka "The Tragedy That Was Mark Whitten"

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Since Any True Baseball Person Knows…

…The Team Doesn’t Function Without…

THE BULLPEN CATCHER

.Period.

So, In This Role, I’m Gonna Go Ahead And Slot In:

C

TOM PAGNOZZI

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As For PITCHERS, I’ve Made It A Short-List.

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SP

JOHN TUDOR

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SP

CHRIS CARPENTER

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SP

ADAM WAINWRIGHT

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SP

MATT MORRIS

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SP

BOB TEWKSBURY

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RP

TODD WORRELL

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CLOSER

LEE SMITH

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How’s THAT For A Little List Of Personal Favorites?

I Can’t Tell You How Much Fun I Had Putting This Little Number Together.

I Simply Didn’t Know Any Other Way Of Doing It Up Than To Just DO IT UP, Ya Know!?!

I’m Sure There Will Be Comments…

…Concerns…

…Arguments…

…Pats-On-The-Back…

…Finger-Wags Of ALL Sorts…

etc etc etc

JUST REMEMBER, Kiddies…

…These Are The Heroes Of My Youth.

When Going To The Ballpark Was The Biggest Deal EVER!

The 1980s AND 1990s Were HUGE For Baseball AND Bradley.

And It’s Carried On.

It’s Been A Long-Term Love-Affair…

…That’s Continued On And On And On…

…Right To This Very Day.

And I’m VERY SURE It’s Going To Continue For A Long-Time To Come!!!

Hope Ya Liked This One, My Peeps!!!

I SURE DID!!!

(hehehehehehehe)

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