“It Is A Black-Art, And I, HARU, Am The Blackest Of The Black. Or, Rather, The Great White Black-Art…Blackest…Master.” –HARU (Chris Farley in “BEVERLY HILLS NINJA” (1997))

The Nephew Wanted To Stay Up Late, So I Decided We Should Watch A Movie.

Since It Was My Idea, It Also Became My Responsibility To Select The Flick We’d Be Kickin’-Back With.

I Wanted Something That Would Make Him Laugh.

I Also Wanted Something That Was Appropriate For Staying-Up-Late And Actually Staying Awake.

My Decision Was More Like Instinct Than A Thought-Out-Reaction.

I Immediately Said

Holy Shit, I Know Where That Old Copy Of Beverly Hills Ninja Is!!! SWISH!!!”

And It Was Done.

Here It Is.

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

(((HAHAHA!!!)))

I Know, Right.

PERFECT!!!

Uncle Brad Shoots

Uncle Brad Hits Paydirt!!!

Huh!!?!

Well

Whatever You Wanna Call It.

It Went Over Great.

And Now, He’s In Bed Sleeping Away.

And I’m Awake.

Writing This.

For You.

Because I Care, And So Should You.

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(((teehehehe)))

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Sleep Sweet, My Peeps.

I’m Going To Be Trying To Very Soon, I Promise.

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Only When I Cease To Breathe Will I Be Dead, Tanley!” —HARU

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“Never Underestimate The Power Of The SCHWARTZ!” –YOGURT

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-=YOGURT=-

(((aka MEL BROOKS)))

(((akaTHE EVERLASTING KNOWITALL“)))

{{From The Classic Motion Picture Epic,SPACEBALLS” (1987)}}

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Dedicated To My Nephew.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARI!!!!!!!!!!

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN” by ALICE COOPER (1986)

…I Can’t Walk In The Day…

…I Must Walk In The Night…

…Stay In The Shadows…

…Stay Out Of The Light…

…Are My Shoulders Too Wide…

…Is My Head Screwed On Tight…

…I Spend My Whole Life…

…Burning…

…Turning…

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TEENAGE FRANKENSTEINIs Off Of ALICE COOPER‘s 1986 AlbumCONSTRICTOR

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…I’m A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

…The Local Freak…

…With The Twisted Mind…

…I’m A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

…These Ain’t My Arms…

…And These Legs Ain’t Mine…

…NO! …

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TheTEENAGE FRANKENSTEINSingle Album By ALICE COOPER

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You Have My Nephew To Blame For This One.

I’ve Been Spending A Lot Of Time With Him During His Stay Here…

…And He’s A Major Fan Of…

ALICE COOPER

!!! !!!! !!!

I Know, Right!

The Kid Cracks Me Up.

I’m Sitting Here With Him.

He’s Playing The 360…

("NINJA GAIDEN II")

…And I’m Watching Him Play It…

…All The While Jotting Down Notes…

(In LONG-HAND)

…For What I Wanted To Included In This Bloggin’ing Blog Post.

I Think Better On Paper.

Always Have.

So I Take My Notes Using…

…A PEN…

…And PAPER.

I Know, Right!

WILD CONCEPT!

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I’m Sure It’ll Catch On Big After This New “World Wide Web” Thingy Stops Working.

(hehehe)

ANNNNNNNYWAY…

…Moving On, Moving On.

So When I’m With The Nephew…

…And He’s Playing His Games…

…I Just Get To Watch.

Every Now And Then He Lets Me Play…

…Though He Usually Ends Up Frustrated With My Lack Of Skills.

Then He Suggests I Just “Drop-Out” Of The Game And Let Him Continue Onward…

…Alone…

…With Me WATCHING Him Do It.

(HAHAHAHA)

Uncle Brad’s Failing Is His Stomach.

All The Fast Movements On The Screen…

…And All The Colors…

…And The Shakynessness That Goes On…

…It Literally Makes Meย NAUSEOUS.

Uncle Brad Can Get Very Dizzy AND Sick-To-His-Stomach At Times.

BUT…

…I Still Sit With Him…

…And Watch Him Play…

…And I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way.

So…

…Today…

…Is…

TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

by

ALICE COOPER

!!! !!!! !!!

It Played During My Little Brainstorming Session…

…And So…

…Here We Are.

๐Ÿ˜€ ย  <—See Me Smiling!

๐Ÿ™‚ ย  <—And There!

๐Ÿ˜‰ ย  <—And Even A WINKING SMILE!

Yeah.

It Put Me In A Good Mood.

I Haven’t Felt Good All Day…

…BUT…

…Hearing That Song…

…Knowing It’s One Of Ari’s Favorites…

…And Watching Him Have Fun…

…I Do Feel A Bit Better.

That’s PERFECT!

And Since I’m Now In Trouble With Him Because I’m Taking A Break To Work This Up…

…I’m Going To Finish-Up…

…Publish…

…And Go WATCH More “NINJA GAIDEN II” !!!

Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

Hope This Helps.

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First Off, My Peeps…

…I Wanted To Say I’m Sorry.

I’m Sorry That All I’m Really Putting Out Are Quotations.

That’s Mainly Because My Young Nephew Is Home (Here) For The Next Month Or So.

He Brings The Spark Back In Everyone.

I Know For A Fact That, Even Though He Boarders On Genius (in comparison to other 9yo), He Also Has Zero Attention Span, Just Like His Dear Uncle Brad.

I Was Born With, And Later Was Diagnosed With, ADD In 1984.

It Changed A Tad, And By The Time I Was 10yo, Said Diagnosis Became Being Called ADHD.

And It Does Worry Me Some About My Nephew.

I Don’t Want Him Being Me.

I Don’t Want Him To Go Through All The Shit I’ve Gone Through.

Period.

I Don’t Want Him To End-Up Being Told He’s Crazy By A Bundle Of Doctors Who Don’t Honestly Know A Thing About The Psychology Of Any Human, Let Alone A 9yo Boy.

He’s Special, By Far AND Fo Sho.

He Just Needs Special Attention AND Understanding.

Lucky For Myself…

…I Have All The Time AND Patience Needed To Help Him.

So…

…My Peeps…

…Please Excuse My Lack Of Posting As Much As I Should Be.

It’s Simply Been Much More Difficult To Find The Time.

Don’t Get Me Wrong…

…I LOVE MY BLOG…

…But…

…I Easily LOVE MY NEPHEW Even More-So.

And If There’s Going To Be Any Reason At All For Me To Slack A Bit On This Thing…

…He’s Said Reason.

I’m Gearing Up To Go On A Walk…

…And He’ll Be Awake And Ready For Uncle Brad To Play LEGOs By The Time I Return.

Please PLEASE Take Care Of Yourself, Kiddies.

I Promise To Work On This More As Time Will Allow.

For Now…

…For Right Now…

…Just Accept My Sincere Apologies In This Particular Matter.

I’ll Be Back In Full Swing In A Day Or Two, I’m Sure.

Until Then…

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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!

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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: “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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“You… You Got A Nasty Reputation… We’re In A Sticky Situation… It’s Down To ME And YOU…” — BON JOVI (“Raise Your Hands” (1986))

…So Tell Me, Is It True?…

…They Say There Ain’t Nobody Better…

…Well, Now That We’re Together…

…Show Me What You Can Do…

…You’re Under The Gun…

…Out On The Run…

…Gonna Set The Night On Fire…

…Out On The Run…

…Under The Gun…

…Playin’ To Win…

…Raise Your Hands…

…When You Want To Let It Go…

…Raise Your Hands…

…When You Want To Let A Feeling Show…

…Raise Your Hands…

…From NEW YORK To CHICAGO…

…Raise Your Hands…

…From NEW JERSEY To TOKYO…

…Whoa, Whoa…

…Raise Your Hands! …

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Yes, This Morning Sincerely Feels VERY…

BON JOVIish

…To ME.

And I Honestly Don’t Know Why.

I Can Say THIS Song…

RAISE YOUR HANDS

…Off Of…

BON JOVI‘s

…Album…

SLIPPERY WHEN WET

(1986)

Is My Nephew’s FAVE Of FAVES In The Realm Of The JOVI!!!

Of Course…

…He Doesn’t Love It BECAUSE It’s JOVI.

He Loves It For ONE REASON…

…And ONE REASON Only.

What IS Said REASON???

It’s On The…

SPACEBALLS

…Soundtrack.

.Period.

That’s It.

That’s Why He Loves It.

When We First Encounter BOTH…

BARFandLONE STAR

…This Song…

RAISE YOUR HANDS

...Is What’s Playing.

My Nephew Has Been A JOVI Fan SINCE!!!

And…

…Honestly…

…WHO COULD BLAME HIM!?!?!?

Not ME, That’s Fer Dayum Sure!!!

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Have A Great Friday, My Peeps.

The Weekend Is Upon Us.

So PLEASE Do What You Can To Enjoy It!

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We’re Goin’ For The Ole DOUBLE SHOT: “TWO SONGS Of VITAL IMPORTANCE” Edition

Some Of You DO Know Me.

Some Of You Know Me PRETTY WELL, Actually.

So Some Of You Know I Have A (now) 9-Year-Old Nephew.

And For Those Of You Who Know HIM…

…I’m Sure You’ll Back-Me-Up When I Say…

…He’s VERY Unique.

He Has His OWN Tastes In Things.

He Doesn’t Care About What “EVERYONE ELSE” Is Into.

And His Taste In MUSIC Is Rather Remarkable, Honestly.

Today…

…I’m Going To Mention…

THE TWO SONGS

…That ALWAYS Bring HIM To Mind.

There Are MANY Songs That Make Me Think Of Him.

Sure Sure.

HOWEVER…

These Are THE TWO That Make THE MOST Impact Upon ME.

The First Is…

“TNT”

By

AC/DC

"CAUSE I'M TNT! I'M DYNAMITE! TNT! AND I'LL WIN THAT FIGHT! TNT! I'M A POWER LOAD! TNT! WATCH ME EXPLODE!!!

!!!

HAHAHA

Yeah, I Know.

He’s 9!

But That Boy…

…LOVES HIM SOME AC/DC

…Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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And Second Is…

“HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?”

By

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

"Someone Told Me Long Ago, There's A Calm Before The Storm. I Know, It's Been Comin' For Some Time. When It's Over, So They Say, It'll Rain A Sunny Day. I Know, Shining Down Like Water. I Want To Know, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? I Want To Know, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Comin' Down A Sunny Day?"

!!! !!!

Yeah…

YA HEARD (or read) ME RIGHT!

The Boy…

LOVES HIS CCR, ALSO!!!

No Foolies, My Peeps.

NONE. AT. ALL.

PERIOD.

I Can EASILY SAY…

I’ve NEVER Met ANY CHILD Like HIM, EVER EVER EVER.”

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I Am Sad That He No Longer Lives In Our Area…

…And That He Comes To Stay For A Month At Time…

…Every Three-Months, Or So.

But I Hear HIS Voice A LOT.

And I Hear HIS Tunes ALL-THE-TIME.

So He Is NEVER Far From…

My Mind

…And…

My Heart

…And I SMILE SMILE SMILE EVERY-SINGLE-TIME…

…FO SHO FO SHO FO SHO!!!

Good Times. Gooooood Tiiiiimes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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