Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! This song reminds me of Halloween.

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Thriller” is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones.

I can remember when this song came out in 1983. There was a special on MTV about the making of the Thriller video. I even recorded it on a VHS video tape.  It had Zombies before they became really popular in 2015.

As I am sitting her watching the video again, I’m in my chair moving like I could ever dance like they do in the video.

Don’t even get me started on how creepy Vincent Price is talking in the song. And that “laugh” he does at the end… Ay dios mio!

Side Notes:

The track was also listed at number one on “The Top 10 Halloween Songs” by Billboard.

Co-starring with Jackson was former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray.

Tony Fields (1958–1995), who was one of the dancing Zombies, was a Solid Gold Dancer from 1979 to 1984.

The Internet has everything… you want to know how to dance to Thriller? Here you go: How to Dance to Michael Jackson‘s Thriller

 

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Halloween

I love all the creative things that people make with pumpkins during the Halloween season.

Here are a few that I found. 

  

  

 
   

 

Sayings… Just What I Needed

Here are some of the sayings that I’ve seen posted by friends on Facebook. It’s freaky how some of these sayings are just want I need, right now in my life. 

  
  
  
Make it a great week. 

Monster Mash

Tis’ the season and the radio is already play “Movster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett.

“Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The “Monster Mash” single was #1 on the Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since. It was on the top 50 in November of 2014. (From Wikipedia)

Just like Christmad songs in November and December, whenever I hear this song in October, I know Halloween is coming up soon.

And once you hear, the song is a little music earwig that sticks with you.

Here are the lyrics… Just in case you want to sing along.

Monster Mash

I was working in the lab late one night

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

For my monster from his slab began to rise

And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash

He did the monster mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash

He did the mash

It caught on in a flash

He did the mash

He did the monster mash
From my laboratory in the castle east

To the master bedroom where the vampires feast

The ghouls all came from their humble abodes

To get a jolt from my electrodes
They did the mash

They did the monster mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash

They did the mash

It caught on in a flash

They did the mash

They did the monster mash
The zombies were having fun

The party had just begun

The guests included Wolf Man

Dracula and his son
The scene was rockin’, all were digging the sounds

Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds

The coffin-bangers were about to arrive

With their vocal group, “The Crypt-Kicker Five”
They played the mash

They played the monster mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash

They played the mash

It caught on in a flash

They played the mash

They played the monster mash
Out from his coffin, Drac’s voice did ring

Seems he was troubled by just one thing

He opened the lid and shook his fist

And said, “Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist”
It’s now the mash

It’s now the monster mash

The monster mash

And it’s a graveyard smash

It’s now the mash

It’s caught on in a flash

It’s now the mash

It’s now the monster mash
Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band

And my monster mash is the hit of the land

For you, the living, this mash was meant too

When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you
Then you can mash

Then you can monster mash

The monster mash

And do my graveyard smash

Then you can mash

You’ll catch on in a flash

Then you can mash

Then you can monster mash

Writer/s: CAPIZZI, LEONARD / PICKETT, BOBBY

Publisher: Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

I Love Cartoons

A couple of weeks ago, I saw these pictures on Facebook and I laughed out loud when I saw them.

I grew up watching these cartoon characters. I’ve always puctured them looking the way they did when I saw them as s kid.

But just like everything in this world, everyone ages.

Whoever created these…thank you.









Elvis Presley… If I Can Dream

I have been an Elvis Presley fan ever since I can remember. I have many of his songs in my music collection. So I was excited about a new album coming out this fall, If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a pairing 14 of his classics with new, orchestral arrangements.

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I was first thrilled to get this album because it has my all-time favorite Elvis song, “If I Can Dream.”

But to my surprise there is a song on the album that I’ve never heard, “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” (1969). The song was written by Neil Diamond.

Not sure why I’ve never heard this song before? But since I’ve downloaded it, I’ve listened to it about a dozen time. Watched Neil Diamond and Elvis version of the song on YouTube. Googled the song and checked my collection to make sure I had it.

 

And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” written by Neil Diamond

Listen easy, you can hear God calling
Walking barefoot by the stream
Come on to me, Your hair’s softly falling
On my face as in a dream
And the time will be our time
And the grass won’t pay no mind

Saying nothing, lying where the sun is
Baking down upon our sides
My lips touch you, with their soft wet kisses
Your hands gentle in reply
And the time will be our time
And the grass won’t pay no mind

Child, touch my soul with your cries
And the music will know what we’ve found
I, hear a hundred good-byes
But today I hear only one sound
The moment we’re living is now
Now now now now now now now

Young bird flying, and a soft wind blowing
Cools the sweat inside my palms
Close my eyes, hear the flowers growing
As you lay sleeping in my arms
And the time will be our time
And the grass won’t pay no mind
No the grass won’t pay no mind

If you’re an Elvis Presley fan, I highly suggest that you purchase this album. You will hear some if your favorite Elvis songs in a new way. And maybe you will hear a song for the very first time, like me. Here is the track listing:

If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

1. Burning Love
2. It’s Now Or Never
3. Love Me Tender
4. Fever (feat. Michael Bublé)
5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
6. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind
7. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
8. There’s Always Me
9. Can’t Help Falling In Love
10. In The Ghetto
11. How Great Thou Art
12. Steamroller Blues
13. An American Trilogy
14. If I Can Dream

I think I’ll be listen to this album over and over. So thank you to Pricilla Presley for giving a Elvis fans such a wonderful gift.

“We’re just carrying out, really, the DNA of Elvis Presley and keeping him authentic.” — Priscilla Presley, from Rolling Stone magazine article

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-elvis-presleys-powerful-newly-orchestrated-if-i-can-dream-20150812#ixzz3pHqEXABp

I can’t wait to see what’s next.

TV Crush — Ted Shackelford

Here is my weekly post on my TV Crush — Ted Shackelford .

As a teenager – young adult, one of my favorite shows was Knots Landing. And one of the actors on the show that I had a TV crush on was Ted Shackelford who played Gary Ewing.

Knots Landing is an American primetime televisionsoap opera that aired from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993, on CBS. A spin-off of Dallas,

Garrison Arthur “Gary” Ewing (336 episodes)The son of Jock and Ellie Ewing, first introduced in the TV series Dallas. Gary, the middle Ewing son between J.R. and Bobby, was the family blacksheep and a recovering alcoholic. The true love of Valene’s life and father of their daughter Lucy (from Dallas) and twins Bobby & Betsy Ewing. After his arrival in California, he began working for Sid Fairgate at Knots Landing Motors, where he was eventually promoted to vice president. He was later fired by Karen after Sid’s death, and his marriage to Val was wrecked by his affair with Abby. After his father (Jock Ewing) died, he inherited $10 million and later married Abby, though the marriage ended after a couple of years. After a relationship with the scheming Jill Bennett, he later remarried Valene. (Ted Shackelford is the only cast member along with Michele Lee to remain in the series throughout its entire run, although unlike Lee, Shackelford didn’t appear in every episode). (From Wikipedia.com)

 

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Maybe that is when my fascination with blonde haired, blue-eyed men started.

Here are some pictures I found of Ted Shackelford… enjoy!

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Note:

I was raised by the TV. As long as I can remember, I have been watching TV. It was my babysitter, my friend. Something that was there to comfort me, make me laugh or cry and just veg out when I needed to. Even as an adult, I’ll have the TV on in the background.

So this post is about one of the many TV Crushes I had with the actors or TV personalities I watched.

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