I Smell Cake

Well, another star from my you has past away. 

Chuck Harris died today at the age of 87. 

Of course I remember watching him on “The Gong Show” growing up. As much as that sgow was stupid, I sat there watching every time. Oh, how I wanted to hit that gong myself. 

I’ll tell you, the stars that I grew up watching are getting older and passing away. I’m glad that I have fond memories of them and there shows. 

R.I.P. Chuck Barris.

It All Started With This Show

When I first started this blog, my first posts were about Dancing with the Stars. Now season 24 is about to start. 

So like I’ve done in the past. I will post all of the stars and their partners. 

Then I will be my early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy. And who I think needs to be voted off first. 

Throughout the season, I will post me mini-review of the show and my favorite song(s) from the night. 

So, here’s to Season 24. 


(In no particular order)

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber


Bonner Bolton Model & bull rider Sharna Burgess


Charo Actress, comedian & singer Keoikantse Motsepe


Erika Jayne Singer & reality television star Gleb Savchenko


Rashad Jennings NFL running back Emma Slater


Chris Kattan Actor & comedian Witney Carson


Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Artem Chigvintsev


Normani Kordei Fifth Harmony singer Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Heather Morris Glee actress & dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy


David Ross Former MLB catcher Lindsay Arnold


Mr. T Actor & former wrestler Kym Johnson


Nick Viall The Bachelor star Peta Murgatroyd


My early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy…

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber

Will see if my pick changes after I watch the show Monday night. 

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Another music icon has passed away. 

Revolutionary blues singer Chuck Berry, often referred to as the “poet laureate” and “father” of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday (March 18) at the age of 90.

Here are some of his classic songs. 

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Memphis
  3. School Days
  4. Maybellene
  5. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Rock and Roll Music
  8. Roll Over Beethoven


Here is on of my favorite Chuck Berry song. 

How Did That Happen

This post is more for me as a reminder. 

Who would of thought 7 months ago, this number would mean so much to me. 

Not ready to share just yet, but it’s a good thing. 

I Smell Cake… Again

I love watching Turner Classic Movies. The movies are great, but it was the host, Robert Osborne who took it up to a higher level of class. 


Today, Robert past away at the age of 84. 

Robert Osborne, the actor-turned-film historian who played a vital role in keeping popular interest in classic Hollywood films alive through his work with Turner Classic Movies, has died. Osborne began his career as an contract player at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Desilu, before changing careers and joining the staff of The Hollywood Reporter in 1977. In 1994, he joined then-nascent cable company Turner Classic Movies, and was the primary on-air personality for the network up until his death.

Osborne died in his sleep at home in New York City, according to the Los Angeles Times. His longtime partner, theater director and producer David Staller, adds: “It’s difficult to imagine a planet without him. He made the choice to call it a day, and he wants everyone to know that he’ll see them at the after party.” He was 84.
R.I.P. and thank you for making watching the classic movies fun to watch. 

Elvis Lives

The other night I went to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio to see “Elvis Lives.”

Elvis LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis Presley’s life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. The show features champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a full, on-stage band, and even an “Ann-Margret” joining in on a “Viva Las Vegas” segment! audiences “Can’t Help Falling In Love”® with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

I had a great seat, Left Orchestra Center, Row B, Seat 101 on the aisle. 

The show was amazing. It was the story of Elvis through the years. 

My favorite part of the night was when “The Movie Years” Elvis sang my All-time favorite Elvis song… “If I Could Dream.” 

Here are some pictures I took and the cast of the show (taken from the website: http://www.elvislivestour.com. 


DEAN Z , THE EARLY YEARS & THE COMEBACK SPECIAL

2013 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest​​

Dean has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From his early days in Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has repeatedly shown why he is one of the best in the business today. Dean became an accomplished musician during his youth and took off for Las Vegas, at 17. Throughout the next 13 years, Dean performed in Vegas, and has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean soon earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Missouri, where he currently performs two shows a day. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.


JAY DUPUIS , THE MOVIE YEARS

2014 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest

Jay was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. At the early age of three, his mom put on a record of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’. As he listened, his eyes lit up and his hips started to move as he smiled with excitement. Begging his mom to play it over and over, Jay became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. At the age of 4, Jay got his first taste of live performing, he would put on white pants and a white dress shirt to mimic a jumpsuit, flip up his collar, pretend he was Elvis and put on shows in his parents living room for family and friends. Elvis has always been one of the biggest influences in his life and entertaining career. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. He considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Jay was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the best Elvis tribute artist in the world of 2014 and is honored to hold the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship.


BILL CHERRY, THE CONCERT YEARS

2009 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Bill Cherry is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner from 2009. The Collinsville, Ill. native is the son of a Pentecostal minister, which helped develop Cherry’s deep-rooted love of southern gospel music at a young age. A life-long fan of Elvis Presley, Cherry has been keeping the King of Rock n’ Roll’s memory and music alive since 1989. With his award-winning performances specializing in the concert years, Cherry has entertained and touched the hearts of countless fans. “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true,” said Cherry.

I’m so glad I went to see the show. 

Long Live Elvis. 

I Smell Cake*

Saw this posted on Facebook this afternoon. 


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles.

Here is one of his songs that I liked, “Boogie Down” from 1983. 

R.I.P. and thank you for your music. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

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