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Clap for the Wolfman

In Canadian, Groovy, Halloween, Music, People, Radio, Rock, The Guess Who, The Midnight Special, The Wolfman, Tributes, WDIZ!, Wolfman Jack on October 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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The Wolfman in George LucasAmerican Graffiti

❤❤❤❤❤ the Wolfman Jack. That’s the fact. ❤ the Jack. They don’t make ’em like that anymore, ghouls and ‘goyles. Allan Freed, Dick Clark, neither. Nor fictional jocks Doctor Johnny Fever and Venus, baby, Flytrap. I ❤ these cats and old school radio like nobody’s business. They have been a HUGE and obvious influence on my life and this blog.

Spent the bulk of my youth watching The Wolfman host The Midnight Special. All THE best acts performed. For nine years beginning in 1972 everyone who was anyone from Carol Burnett to T-Rex was there. No kidding. Just plain everyone. AC/DC. Aerosmith. Earl Scruggs. George Carlin. The Cars! Uh, yeah. Blondie. Steve Martin. Cheap Trick. Heart! Uh, crazy, baby! Just crazy. Jimmie Walker. Ike and Tina. Everyone. Just everyone.

When The Wolfman played your record or had you appear on The ‘Special you had made it. If you hadn’t already arrived, you were presently. He had that much sway. Uh, yeah. He was almost singlehandedly responsible for the soundtracks of our youth. Radio and record industries were entirely different creatures than they are today. Almost everyone on the continent was listening to the same tunes, part of a musical collective consciousness and from coast to coast groovy cats like the Jack, Freed and Dick were in drivers seat.

The world wouldn’t be what it is today without the likes our beloved Wolfman. It just wouldn’t.

Hats off, dude. Hats off… and thanks a bunch.

So…? *shrug*

Hey? Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

The Guess.

The Guess Who?

Natch, baby. Natch. Ha-ha ha. Clap for The Wolfman.

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Hard Candy

In Abuse, Dark, Drug Addiction, Fear, Indifference, Life, Loss, Madness, People, Poetry, Poverty, Sex, Ugh, Very Bad Poetry, Violence, Weird on October 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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Camilla d’Errico, Cotton Candy Curly Cue

Candy gave sold the Man-child what no girl ever really had

Sold it

Took it

Is what she did

Yeah

She took her requital

Again and again

Then she took some more

More and more

Days become years

Candy took and took

She took what he had

She took what she took

She put it in her arm

When that wasn’t enough

She started doing him harm

Grave harm

Failed to make her

Go away

Just leave

Him alone

Then

Girl

She came

It wasn’t her problem

But, hey, all the same

It had to be someone’s

Should have been

Before

Today

The kitchen

Candy’s throat

A blade

A glint

A sharper look stabs her eyes

Take a hint

“You’ve got one last chance, bitch

Grab what you can

Run for your life

You come back again

I’m not thinking twice

Gladly do Time

To see you go ‘bye.”

Right on the edge

Girl made the dive

Scored a 10 and 4 nines

Her very first try

Candy booked it

Right outta sight

See…

Until now it would seem

Candy’s sweet meet

She dictates the plays

Basks in her fame

To beat

Her

At her own game

Save him

Someone had to

Had to

Jump

In-

to that

Black pool

I fear

For Girl

Cannot swim

🍭

Girl is my friend. Candy is Girl’s ancient history ex’s ex. Man-child is his brother.

Do You Wanna Dance?

In Cats, Comic Relief, Music, Nifty, People, Photography, Rock, Silly, The Ramones, Whimsy on October 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

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Kitties gettin’ down and gettin’ funky

❤❤❤

I do not know if this is shopped.

But I do not know quite a lot.

Quite frankly, I just do not care.

It makes me laugh from here to there.

Hey?! Do You Wanna Dance, cats?

Blitzkrieg Bop

In Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Rock, The Ramones on August 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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Then there’s Goodie or the Good. We’ve been friends since we were teens. He works at the homeless mission in downtown Metropolis. He’s good. Through and through.

I ❤ that cat and that is that.

Hey ho, let’s go, bro! 💋

I Fink U Freeky

In Die Antwoord, Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Weird on August 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

P.S: I Fink U Freeky

This is one of the first new grooves I caught after upgrading my hearing at the end of January. They appeared on Dave and I thought: WHAT the heck are these cats doing on Letterman? Exceedingly weird* and wonderful. WAY. Hailing from South Africa Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for The Answer)…

I Fink You Freeky and I like you a lot, baby. Really. Really do.

❤❤❤

* SO weird. I sure hope you dig it.

Sesame Street

In Everyday People, Friendship, Geek, Groovy, Life, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Sesame Street, Silly on August 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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This ones goin’ out to you! Yeah. You. I ❤ You! Thanks a bunch for ever following my blog, liking my posts, or being my friend! It’s like Sesame Street here. Like a virtual neighbourhood where everyone belongs.

Thanks a bunch, as well, to the homies who put me up to the blog — chiefly Longbox Graveyard, the Good and Tigger. It would be an understatement to say I was skeptical. And… In all honesty… I only did it to prove them wrong. Uh, yeah. Shucks, baby, to get them off my back. Not that they were ever really ‘on’ it, but, the Good had been after me for years to do something like this. I would never dis’ any of them in any way and like to think of myself as flexible and accommodating.

So?

“Hey, I tried. Wasn’t my bag. Sorry. But, thanks…”?

Not so much.

They were right. I was wrong.

Blame them. 😉 lol

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Oh, wait! I’m here!

And just like *Bang!* and I’m your girl, hey? It’s WAY spectacular to get it on with so many beautiful, talented, eccentric, colourful, humorous, clever, kick-ass, groovy, egghead, (I’m not running out of superlatives here, people, I could go on… and on…) folks I’ve met through this silly blog which I didn’t even want to do, hey? It’s like a rainbow! Yeah. A rainbow. And, that, cats and kittens, is my favourite colour! Who knew? You’re. My. Favourite. Colour. Yeah, you.

I could just eat you up!

Yum.

❤❤❤

Brought to you by the numbers 2, 3 and 5 and the letters P, G and T. ❤ ya! 💋

Shucks, Baby, Really? Thanks!

In Blog Recommendations, Groovy, Love, Nifty, People, Silly, Versatile Blogger, Weird on August 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

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Shucks, baby, F-stop Fun nominated my blog for a Versatile Blogger Award? Like, what gives? Is there a rip in the fabric of Time and Space? I dunno? I’m looking. I haven’t found it yet but I’m sure it’s there. Positive…

Now where is it?

There it is!

No, wait…

No… No.

That’s not it…

It’s here somewhere…

I know it is.

F-stop is a talented photographer from Maryland. I especially liked the photographs of the disenfranchised, trees and fireworks. Check it out.

❤❤❤

Hey, cats and kittens, in keeping with the Versatile Blogger Rules here’s 15 groovy-good blogs I highly recommend and follow for your consideration. Dig ’em:

Bird in Wind
Freetag Zone
Hold It Now
Hovercraft Doggy
Longbox Graveyard
Maggie Mae I Just Say This
Mars Will Send No More
Mindsurfers
The Playground
Poorly Drawn Bees
Radius of a Square
Rigel Ordinario
Sean Lynch
Urban Wall Art
Waking Spirals

There are plenty more great blogs to follow. These are but a sampling.

Thanks a bunch! Hope you have a great day! 💋

Who Do You Love?

In Everyday People, Friendship, George Thorogood, Groovy, Heart, Love, Music, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Pink Floyd, Rock on August 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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❤❤❤

What can I say about my girl, Tigger? We are, at once, polar opposites yet exactly the same? We are an unlikely pair to be certain. Or, maybe, SO unlikely we MUST be a pair. Like Venus + Mars. In all likelihood she is my most vocal and number one fan in life.

We used to be next-door neighbours. I’ve made a lot of good friends that way. I’m just a home-girl at ❤, hey?

So. Without further ado… goin’ out to my perennially surviving, Harley-riding, car-racing (legal, amateur), vintage sportscar-owning, truck-driving (like, BIG trucks), mild-mannered (sic) accountant, Gearhead* girlfriend…

Who Do You Love, girl? C’mon, who? 💋

We’ve been through the fire, man. Life has dealt us a lot of lemons. IS dealing us lemons. Aunty M has been dying in hospital since April. She is traveling in and out of Time. It’s something to behold — not in a good way.

We attended The Wall with Roger Waters together. Then, we just looked each other in the eyes at the exact same Time. Sang along. It was a ‘moment’. Shared. True. We’ve been there for every ‘turn’ either of us has had since we first met. I think we were written in the stars, or something. We’re kismet…

Sometimes the shit hits the fan so repeatedly, consistently without end you just wanna scream, hey?

It wears you down… And, then… your Love just turns grey…?

Somehow we’ve both survived (?). Black and blue. Bloody and scarred. I think she’s the toughest chick I’ve ever met. She, Dutchess and the kids say the same of me?

Nuh-uh. I’m a wimp.

One thing is for certain, cats and kittens, we are both resigned — determined? — to Kick it Out! Until we can’t anymore or it’s out of our systems. Damn straight. Dig my girls, please… Heart.

❤❤❤

* I can tell you the make of my favourite cars, otherwise, I’m just down for colour. I’m WAY too dizzy for motorcycles and souped-up cars just blow my street cred, baby. 😉 lol

War Pigs

In Black Sabbath, Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Love, Music, People, Rock on August 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

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❤❤❤

This song has always made me think of Aunty V. She’s Stretch’s mum. She’s seen more gigs than a music reviewer. No kidding. She went to The Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame for summer holidays! She’s a mild-mannered film stripper by day. Not THAT kind of film stripper, people! Think Printing/Graphic Arts!

Dig. War Pigs.

Bloody Well Right + Dancing Days

In Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Led Zepplin, Love, Music, People, Rock, Supertramp on August 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

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I have two — count ’em, 2! — Rock ’n Roll Aunties. Let’s call them ‘X’ and ‘V’, shall we?

Aunty X lived with us when we were kids and introduced me to a lot of my favourite acts. There’s only 6 years between us. She is Freckles’ mum. She turned me on to Supertramp and Crime of The Century in 1977. There was just no lookin’ back after that, cats and kittens, if there even ever was.

She was Bloody Well Right, too…

This song always makes me think of her and summer nights on the prairie when we were kids, wild things. Dancing Days are here again as the summer evening flows…