Wow! Just learned that Jimmy Pankow wrote "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon" here in Atlanta in 1969!!!! Very cool.......Thanks Kaedy Kiely for the interview snippet with Walt Parazaider!! That news really "made me smile." Ok....bad pun, but it really did!!
Hate that I'm having to miss Chicago (along with another all-time favorite, The Doobie Brothers) live in concert tonight. I think the main thing that I hate about not having money is no longer being able to go see shows. Life is short and should be FILLED with music. I miss those days so much that my heart literally aches. Maybe one day.....
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Today would have been my brother-from-another-mother, Chuck Ruff's, 61st birthday. I miss him so very much. A day doesn't go by that I don't think of him and look forward to seeing him again one day. So......celebrated by going to see "Dark Shadows" with my sis. (Depp rules!) Then we watched a cheesy old horror flick, followed by "Pirate Radio." Hey....killer rock music and pirates...... What could be more Chuckles Ruffles than that? Hoisted ore or two in his honor as well. Wish I could be with Moni in Mexico. Maybe next year. (At least I could text her!)
Love and miss you, my brother. Thanks for loving me and changing me!! You are the sunshine......
We're having a party, yeah, yeah, everybody's invited,
The new generation along with the old.
If you could get with it just a little more, it don't take much
You'll find out if you've got some rock & roll soul, baby.
Ain't everybody in the world. So when you know what you got, let
You got some rock & roll soul.
So when you know what you got, let everybody know,
You got some rock & roll soul.
I know it when I'm feelin' groovy,
It's kind of funky like an old-time movie.
I can feel it and it's really something,
It's really something when my heart starts pumpin', yeah.
Tell everybody you know, you got some rock 'n roll soul.
(thanks to Mark Farner and Grand Funk for the lyrics and the song!)
Friday, April 13, 2012
it's so very hard for me to believe that it's been 6 months since my brother chuck went to the great gig in the sky to be GOD's drummer. i miss you so much, my friend. see you when i get there...........
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
My latest obsession: DANDELIONS! Why? Who knows? It's a frakkin' weed!! And I love the end stage...the puffy, white, blowy things...much more than the beautiful yellow flower stage. Again....why? You got me! Maybe it's a metaphor, or maybe the way I feel about myself? Anybody?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I've been stuck in the 60s (and early to mid 70s) lately, it seems. Listening mostly to music from that era, watching old TV shows and movies that were made back then, and even wearing my tie dyes most of the time! LOL! Nothing wrong with it, I suppose. There were some GREAT shows and clothes from the psychedelic era and we all know how much the music rocked. Even so, I think I had an epiphany about my sudden complete obsession with that point in history. I think it's because that was back when I was still full of hope and idealism, and still believed in faith and love. I'm trying to recover the "old" me. (Or rather...the YOUNG me!) When listening to that music, my head goes back to a happier time and place, and I still feel like things will all turn out ok....or at least I can escape from what the reality of my life is, anyway. Sucks being old sometimes, but on the other hand, I am sooooooooo glad that I had that era the first time around to be my holiday in my mind now in 2012!!!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This being "Resurrection Week," I thought it might be a good time to post *something!* I've been so remiss in sharing anything here.
Honestly, it's not that I haven't had anything to say....I have plenty. BUT: I've always been, in the past, a "glass 3/4 full person." However, lately, my glass has been practically evaporated dry, and I really don't see the need to bring the negativity and broken heartedness to a public forum. So......there it is.
Having said that, I've had a pretty nice, low-key day. I've been listening to the Children of Nuggets box-set and enjoying the cloudy day. I love this sort of music (Paisly Underground) and I think that right now it is good for me because it takes me to a neutral place in my head where there is nothing but music, but no life associations to sadden me!! Now: who wants to join me in starting the fund for the original Nuggets box-set????