DESERTDREAMERS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DESERTDREAMERS DESERTDREAMERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Jingle Bell Rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835249 From 1958 <BR> <BR> Jingle bell jingle bell jingle bell rock <BR> Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring <BR> Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun <BR> Now the jingle hop has begun <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554671306.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Jingle bell <BR> Jingle bell <BR> Jingle bell rock <BR> Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time <BR> Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square <BR> In the frosty air <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:26:58 EST Here Comes Santa Claus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834720 Another classic from Gene Autry, 1947 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here comes Santa Claus, <BR> Here comes Santa Claus, <BR> Right down Santa Claus Lane, <BR> Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer <BR> Pullin' on the reins. <BR> Bells are ringin', children singin', <BR> All is merry and bright. <BR> So hang your stockings and say your prayers, <BR> 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2098774913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here comes Santa Claus, <B... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:34:29 EST Nuttin' For Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834213 From 1955 <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas <BR> Mommy and Daddy are mad <BR> I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas <BR> 'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084374449.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I broke my bat on Johnny's head <BR> Somebody snitched on me <BR> I hid a frog in sister's bed <BR> Somebody snitched on me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1640579991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:22:20 EST Santa Claus is Coming to Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833929 This classic comes from 1934. <BR> <BR> <BR> You better watch out <BR> You better not cry <BR> Better not pout <BR> I'm telling you why <BR> Santa Claus is coming to town <BR> Santa Claus is coming to town <BR> Santa Claus is coming to town <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303601494.jpg"> <BR> <BR> He's making a list <BR> And checking it twice; <BR> Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice <BR> Santa Claus is coming to town <BR> Santa Claus is coming to town <BR> Sant... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:19:17 EST Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833158 From the movie, Frozen, 2013 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l111199199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Anna: <BR> Elsa? <BR> (Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock) <BR> Do you wanna build a snowman? <BR> Come on lets go and play <BR> I never see you anymore <BR> Come out the door <BR> It's like you've gone away- <BR> We used to be best buddies <BR> And now we're not <BR> I wish you would tell me why!- <BR> Do you wanna build a snowman? <BR> It doesn't have to be ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:42:22 EST Frosty the Snowman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832674 There was slushy snow on the driveway last night - already starting to melt off before midnight. Not enough to even think about making snowpeople! <BR> <BR> <BR> Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul, <BR> With a corncob pipe and a button nose <BR> And two eyes made out of coal. <BR> Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say, <BR> He was made of snow but the children <BR> Know how he came to life one day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1777797648.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:19:40 EST I'm Still Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832565 Having a bad string of days here. We had a wonderful hospital wide night shift pot luck early Thursday (about 0100). I made the cauliflower casserole (Cyn's Mock Potato Casserole from here on Spark People) - once again, all was eaten. (Don't you hate when you bring a dish and it's barely touched? People scarfed this dish down!) Tried to make good choices from all the dishes - salad, green beans, ham, sweet potatoes, my casserole ... and a slice of deep dish caramel apple pie. Slow night in... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:22:59 EST Winter Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831213 Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, <BR> In the lane, snow is glistening <BR> A beautiful sight, <BR> We're happy tonight. <BR> Walking in a winter wonderland. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1507335325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gone away is the bluebird, <BR> Here to stay is a new bird <BR> He sings a love song, <BR> As we go along, <BR> Walking in a winter wonderland. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1877445132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In the meadow we can... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:45:49 EST Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831094 Written originally as a coloring book story for Montgomery Ward by Robert L. May. It was adapted by his bro-in-law, Johnny Marks, to a song, and first covered by Gene Autry in 1949. <BR> <BR> You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, <BR> Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen., <BR> But do you recall? <BR> The most famous reindeer of all? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094601985.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer <BR> Had a very shiny no... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:07:12 EST Mail Myself to You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830078 Woody Guthrie, 1997. This song is being used in commercials this year in the States. <BR> <BR> I'm a-gonna wrap myself in paper, <BR> I'm gonna daub myself with glue, <BR> Stick some stamps on top of my head; <BR> I'm gonna mail myself to you. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1152818350.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm a gonna tie me up in a red string, <BR> I'm gonna tie blue ribbons too, <BR> I'm a-gonna climb up in my mail box; <BR> I'm gonna mail myself to you. <BR> <img src... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 05:26:02 EST Baby It's Cold Outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829811 I've always liked this song, but I found questions on line about if this was about date rape. Hmmm, never thought of it that way! This is usually sung as a duet, with a woman taking the part of "Mouse" (as identified in the printed score, saying "I really can't stay"), and a man ("Wolf" coaxing her to stay). Words and music by Frank Loessler, 1944. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l67766881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I really can't stay) But baby it's cold outside <BR> (Got... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 17:10:05 EST Hazy Shade of Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829034 The skies have been overcast the last few days. Couldn't even see the full moon last night! <BR> <BR> Simon and Garfunkel, 1966 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404399441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Time, <BR> Time, <BR> Time, see what's become of me <BR> While I looked around for my possibilities. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774642880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was so hard to please. <BR> Look around, <BR> Leaves are brown, <BR> And the sky is a hazy... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:41:23 EST Let It Snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828442 The weather dudes are still promising (threatening?) us with snow. <BR> <BR> Oh the weather outside is frightful, <BR> But the fire is so delightful, <BR> And since we've no place to go, <BR> Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539870155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It doesn't show signs of stopping, <BR> And I've bought some corn for popping, <BR> The lights are turned way down low, <BR> Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! <BR> <im... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:29:16 EST Snow (from White Christmas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827914 I don't remember hearing this song before - found it while looking for winter songs. It comes from White Christmas, a 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. I vaguely remember seeing the film on TV. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2102008961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow <BR> It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow <BR> Snow, snow, I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow <BR> Snow, ... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:37:02 EST Marshmallow World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827407 It rained here last night - we might get some snow in the next few days. <BR> <BR> <BR> It's a marshmallow world in the winter <BR> When the snow comes to cover the ground <BR> It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day <BR> I wait for it the whole year round <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373590610.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly <BR> In the arms of the evergreen trees <BR> And the sun is red, like a pumpkin head <BR> It's shini... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:31:32 EST You Gotta Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827291 Heard this on the radio, had to find it! Des'ree, 1994 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164788653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen as your day unfolds <BR> Challenge what the future holds <BR> Try and keep your head up to the sky <BR> Lovers, they may 'cause you tears <BR> Go ahead release your fears <BR> Stand up and be counted <BR> Don't be ashamed to cry <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1986234887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You gotta be <BR> You go... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 01:10:51 EST 50 Ways to Say Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826664 I heard this song when I was playing around on the music channels. Train, 2012 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275155543.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My heart is paralyzed <BR> My head was over sized <BR> I'll take the high road like I should <BR> You said it's meant to be <BR> That it's not you, it's me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845443772.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You're leaving now for my own good <BR> That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 22:30:57 EST I'm Not Gonna Miss You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826154 Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's, and had not performed in public for over 2 years. The song was recorded for “I’ll Be Me,” a forthcoming documentary about the five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and wife Kim’s handling of the singer’s condition, which they made public in 2011. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1123173295.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm still here, but yet I'm gone <BR> I don't play guitar or sing my songs <BR> They never defined who I am <... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 01:24:04 EST On the Road Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825428 End of the Thanksgiving holiday, and now everyone's going or gone home (weather permitting). Willie Nelson, 1980 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1651025174.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On the road again <BR> Just can't wait to get on the road again <BR> The life I love is makin' music with my friends <BR> And I can't wait to get on the road again <BR> On the road again <BR> Goin' places that I've never been <BR> Seein' things that I may never see again, <BR> And I can't wait to g... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:09:15 EST Oh Pretty Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824573 Roy Orbison, 1964 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100436575.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pretty woman, walkin' down the street <BR> Pretty woman the kind I like to meet <BR> Pretty woman I don't believe you, you're not the truth <BR> No one could look as good as you, mercy <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653446422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pretty woman won't you pardon me <BR> Pretty woman I couldn't help but see <BR> Pretty woman that you look lovel... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:51:58 EST The Long and Winding Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824158 The Beatles, 1970 <BR> <BR> The long and winding road <BR> That leads to your door <BR> Will never disappear <BR> I've seen that road before <BR> It always leads me here <BR> Lead me to you door <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480578637.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The wild and windy night <BR> That the rain washed away <BR> Has left a pool of tears <BR> Crying for the day <BR> Why leave me standing here <BR> Let me know the way <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:55 EST What a Wonderful World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823674 For all the things we're thankful for. Louis Armstrong, 1967. Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l496143437.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I see trees of green, red roses too <BR> I see them bloom for me and you <BR> And I think to myself what a wonderful world. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130946910.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I see skies of blue and clouds of white <BR> The bright blessed day, the dark sacred ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:59:53 EST I'm Going Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823116 From The Rocky Horror Picture Show comes this poignant song about going home. Immediately afterward, his servants, Riff Raff and Magenta informed Dr. Frank-N-Furter that he would NOT be returning home, and visciously shot him and his creature, Rocky. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1564263322.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dr. Frank-N-Furter <BR> On the day I went away <BR> <BR> Chorus <BR> Goodbye <BR> <BR> Dr. Frank-N-Furter <BR> Was all I had to say <BR> <BR> Chorus <BR>... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:38:29 EST Over the River and Through the Woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822574 There are multiple verses to this song, which was originally a Thanksgiving poem by Linda Marie Child, 1844. Some versions of the song use different verses, some misspeak and say "Grandfather's house", and some miscreants have stolen the "Thanksgiving Day" and made it for "Christmas Day". <BR> <BR> Over the river and through the woods, <BR> To grandmother's house we go; <BR> The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, <BR> Through (the) white and drifted snow! <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:00:28 EST (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822020 (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a song from 1954, commonly associated with the Christmas season. I think it works just as well for Thanksgiving. After all, Jingle Bells was written to be a Thanksgiving song, and Thanksgiving is the busiest holiday travel season! <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh! There's no place like home for the holidays, <BR> 'Cause no matter how far away you roam, <BR> When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, <BR> For the holidays you can't beat home sweet ho... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:28:24 EST Brace Yourself, Thanksgiving is Coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821414 Tonight, Sunday, I'm going to a play with friends. "The Year of the Rooster". Bex & I will have an early dinner at a bistro she wants to try. Tuesday, we're going to Farm and Table for a "Gratitude Dinner" - she's giving it to me as an early birthday. My real BD falls on Thanksgiving this year, and I'll be back at work. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l139761501.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l801183550.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:24:49 EST Thanksgiving Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820942 Mary Chapin Carpenter, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> Grateful for each hand we hold <BR> Gathered round this table. <BR> From far and near we travel home, <BR> Blessed that we are able. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1289262887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Grateful for this sheltered place <BR> With light in every window, <BR> Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast <BR> Come in away from sorrow. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531134876.jpg"> <BR> <B... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:59:29 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820761 Less than a week until US Thanksgiving. I'll be at work - hoping it's quiet enough for our 2 day feast (we'll start early Thursday after midnight Wed, then day shift will bring in their feast, and we'll continue when we come back that evening ... May be 3 days or more of leftovers!) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2047485956.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Loudon Wainwright III, 1989 <BR> <BR> <BR> Lord every year we gather here <BR> To eat around this table <BR> Give us the... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:46:41 EST Legend In Your Own Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819791 Carly Simon, 1972 <BR> <BR> Well I have known you <BR> Since you were a small boy <BR> And your mama used to say <BR> My boy is gonna grow up and be <BR> Some kind of leader some day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481477581.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then you'd turn on the radio <BR> And sing with the singer in the band <BR> And your mama would say to you <BR> This isn't exactly what she had planned. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1705321748.jpg"> <... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:59:03 EST I Shot the Sheriff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819211 I always thought Eric Clapton wrote this one - nope, Bob Marley! 1973 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1347973797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> (I shot the sheriff <BR> But I didn't shoot no deputy, oh no! Oh! <BR> I shot the sheriff <BR> But I didn't shoot no deputy, ooh, ooh, oo-ooh.) <BR> Yeah! All around in my home town, <BR> They're tryin' to track me down; <BR> They say they want to bring me in guilty <BR> For the killing of a deputy, <BR> For the life of a deputy. <BR>... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:52:30 EST I Want You Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818614 Had a great time at the musical "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", despite a couple of flubs. I picked Bex up at 5:45. She said we were running late, and wouldn't be able to walk from the bank parking lot to Popejoy Hall by the 6pm start time. Oops! before we reached Central Street (where the theater was, and beyond it the bank parking lot we were going to walk from), we passed the free bus shuttle parking lot. Whipped into there and caught a bus. Just before I parked the car, I realized the ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:56:06 EST How the Grinch Stole Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817801 Tonight, my BFF Bex and I are going to see "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Popejoy Hall. We'll go out for dinner somewhere downtown afterward. Should be fun. I'll pick her up, park about half a mile from Popejoy, and we'll walk there and to dinner afterward. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510477260.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You're a mean one, Mr Grinch <BR> You really are a heel <BR> You're as cuddly as a cactus <BR> You're as charming as an eel <BR> Mr. Grinch! <B... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:35:13 EST This & That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817542 Just some funnies a friend sent me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1668573590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2081201282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854493756.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603210696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888751034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:25:50 EST TV Theme songs without lyrics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816995 A lot of the TV shows I like didn't have lyrics to their themes. I think I watch too many cop and crime shows! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1011518004.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Law and Order - grand daddy of the L&O franchise <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498149534.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS9oNBJEtNU </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NCIS The one that started the NCIS franchise, and contributed "Gibb slap" to our lan... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:56:45 EST Boom Boom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816179 NCIS: New Orleans uses a snippet of "Boom Boom" as its theme song. John Lee Hooker recorded it in 1961. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l116066911.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Boom boom boom boom <BR> I'm gonna shoot you right down, <BR> right offa your feet <BR> Take you home with me, <BR> put you in my house <BR> Boom boom boom boom <BR> A-haw haw haw haw <BR> Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm <BR> Hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1305679655.... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:24:29 EST Letter From Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815293 Tony Lane and David Lee wrote "Letters From Home", Country singer John Michael Montgomery recorded it in 2004. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l624804807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My Dear Son, it is almost June, <BR> I hope this letter catches up to you, and finds you well <BR> Its been dry but they’re calling for rain, <BR> And everything’s the same ol’ same in Johnsonville <BR> Your stubborn ‘ol Daddy ain’t said too much, <BR> But I’m sure you know he sends his love, <B... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:28:43 EST Day After Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814634 For all that have served ... Tom Waits, 2004 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1447496224.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I got your letter today <BR> And I miss you all so much, here <BR> I can't wait to see you all <BR> And I'm counting the days, dear <BR> I still believe that there's gold <BR> At the end of the world <BR> And I'll come home <BR> To Illinois <BR> On the day after tomorrow <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l683772484.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:51:24 EST Galveston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814277 When I searched for songs about soldiers, I found "Galveston". I never realized it was about a soldier, longing to be home from war. Jimmy Webb wrote it as an anti-war song. Glen Campell sang it a bit more upbeat. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436650959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Galveston oh Galveston <BR> I still hear your seawinds blowing <BR> I still see her dark eyes glowing <BR> She was 21 when I left Galveston <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:47:15 EST Homeward Bound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813394 Thanksgiving is one of the travel industries busiest times. People try to get home from all over the place. Planes, trains, and automobiles (hey, catchy title for a movie!) Simon and Garfunkel, 1966 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1698073108.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sitting in the railway station. <BR> Got a ticket to my destination. <BR> On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand. <BR> And ev'ry stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band. <... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:50:09 EST I've Been Everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812914 Heard this one on the radio on the way in to work tonight - another of those "park, but stay in the car until it finishes" songs. Johnny Cash sings the version I'm most familiar with. It was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, using local slang and naming Austalian cities . Hank Snow adapted it for North America (mostly the USA) in 1962. It has also been adapted for Great Britain, New Zealand, Asia, and various cities and states. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 04:44:55 EST Wind Beneath My Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812346 From the 1988 movie Beaches (starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as lifetime friends) comes the wonderful "Wind Beneath My Wings". The song was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. It hit the Billboard Hot 100 singles as number 1 after Bette sang it in the movie. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676741653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ohhhh, oh, oh, oh, ohhh. <BR> It must have been cold there in my shadow, <BR> To never have sunlight on your face. <BR> You... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 05:25:36 EST For What It's Worth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811762 The elections are over, and we'll live with the results. The best thing is, the political ads are over!!! I'm watching recorded shows tonight to stay awake - keep flying by the commercials. "I'm the best, my opponent (A) is garbage!" Followed by candidate A saying "My opponent is a scum-sucking bottom dweller!" Yeah, "Hooray for our side" <BR> <BR> <BR> Buffalo Springfield, 1967 . The real name of the song is "For What It's Worth", but most people call it "Stop, Children". <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:48:00 EST Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811049 So today was midterm election day. Absentee voting started 7 October. Anyone could request one, no real reason needed. Just get it and mail it in. Did I? No, I did not. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988430342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In person early voting started 18 October and ended 1 November. I walked past one of the many voting sites several times a week with the pups. Each time I'd think, "I should come back without the pups." Did I? I did not. <BR> <img src="http... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:48:26 EST King Tut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810459 Today in history, 4 Nov 1922, explorers discovered the door to King Tut's tomb. In 1978, Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons (members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) debuted this novelty song on Saturday Night Live. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956220343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> King Tut (King Tut) <BR> Now when he was a young man, <BR> He never thought he'd see <BR> People stand in line to see the boy king. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 06:39:17 EST Witch Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808521 Dave Seville (real name Ross Bagdasarian, Sr) recorded this classic in 1958. He later created Dave Seville and the Chipmunks. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1499471005.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I told the witch doctor <BR> I was in love with you <BR> I told the witch doctor <BR> I was in love with you <BR> And then the witch doctor <BR> He told me what to do <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l438176335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> He said that <BR> Ooo ... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 07:43:37 EST Thriller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807901 From 1982 comes Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller". <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1219267115.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's close to midnight <BR> Something evil's lurkin'in the dark <BR> Under the moonlight <BR> You see a sight that almost stops your heart <BR> You try to scream <BR> But terror takes the sound before you make it <BR> You start to freeze <BR> As horror looks you right between the eyes <BR> You're paralyzed <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:42:59 EST Witchy Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807331 The Eagles wrote and recorded this in 1972. The inspirati0n was various women they had met and remembered as seductive enchantresses. Don Henley specifically referenced Zelda Fitzgerald in "drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" (she was in a mental institution for a time, and used a slotted silver spoon to dissolve sugar cubes in Absinthe.) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041987972.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Raven hair and ruby lips <BR> Sparks fly from her fing... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:14:29 EST Black Magic Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806690 Today, 29 Oct 2014, is National Cat Day in the US. Go, kittehs! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1244243241.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fleetwood Mac originally recorded this in 1968. I have no memory of this. All I think of when someone says "Black Magic Woman" is Carlos Santana's version from 1970. Some other singers have covered it, too, but who cares? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482013901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got a black magic woman <BR> Got ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:26:23 EST Abracadabra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806109 The Steve Miller Band, from 2012. It's magikal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1285494568.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I heat up, I can't cool down <BR> You got me spinning <BR> 'Round and 'round <BR> 'Round and 'round and 'round it goes <BR> Where it stops nobody knows <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1718874771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every time you call my name <BR> I heat up like a burning flame <BR> Burning flame full of desire <BR> Kiss me baby, let ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:17:32 EST They're Coming to Take Me Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805961 From 1966, a novelty song by Napoleon XIV about a man and his faithless dog - or is the man just looney? <BR> <BR> Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I'd go berserk? <BR> Well, you left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see I've gone completely out of my mind <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513590220.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And, they're coming to take me away, ha, ha <BR> They're coming to take me a... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:20:00 EST