I Smell Cake*

Well they say that the stars go in three’s and here is a case of that being true. In the past couple of weeks three icons from my youth have past away.

All of them were stars in their time and provided their own brand of entertainment. Thank goodness that they will live on forever with their performances.

R.I.P and thank you for entertaining us.

Peggy Lipton

Doris Day

Tim Conway

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.

Movie Bucket List

OK, this year, I am serious on watching the movies on My Movie Bucket List.

Here are the 15 movies that I will watch this year. These are movies that I have never watched.  I will post when I have seen the movie. Let’s see if I can complete this list by the end of the year.

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  3. Vertigo (1958)
  4. On the Waterfront (1954)
  5. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  6. West Side Story (1961)
  7. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  8. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  9. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  10. An American in Paris (1951)
  11. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  12. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  13. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  14. North by Northwest (1959)
  15. The Godfather (1972)

(The list is from IMDB — Top 100 Greatest Movies)

R.I.P. Fats Domino

Man!! Another famous person passes away.  Legendary ‘Blueberry Hill’ singer who helped create rock and roll and inspired Elvis and The Beatles passes away at 89 years old.

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Some of my favorite songs were by Fats Domino.
R.I.P. Fats Domino, you’re music will live on forever.

Rebuild My Record Collection

Well, a couple of weeks ago, I brought a record player with the intent of playing records. One small issues, I don’t have any albums to play.

Back in the day, I have over 200 albums. Everything from Elvis to Charlie Rich. But when the CD craze started, I got rid of all my albums. Now, I need to start off over again, building up collection of records I can find.

Along with my album collection, I had a lot of 45″ records too.  Oh, how I would lie next to my record player, playing the little records over and over again. Those were fun times… until the damn record would skip!

So now I’ll be searching eBay and Amazon.com to rebuild me album collection. Hopefully I can find some at a good price and find some of my favorite ones.

Side Note:

Hello Josh! I’m getting closer to a million hits!


iTunes Play List: Secret Love

I have a play list on in my iTunes library called: Academy Award Best Original Song. One of them is “Secret Love” from “Calamity Jane” (1953) by Doris Day.

It has to be one of the prettiest songs I have ever heard. The play count of this song is 78 times. I can listen to this song over and over.

I haven’s seen the movie, but it is on my Bucket List of movies to watch.

Here are some facts about the song.

Secret Love” is a Pop song composed by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics) for Calamity Jane the 1953 movie musical in which it was introduced by Doris Day in the title role.

Here are some other versions of the song done by different artists:

I would have to say that Doris Day’s version of the song is the best.

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.

R.I.P. Esther Williams

Today, another movie star died. Esther Williams dies at 91; athletic star of aquatic musicals. The Los Angeles native and swimming champion was starred in movies at MGM  in the 1940s and ’50s.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams
(August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013)


Her movies — including “Bathing Beauty,” “Jupiter’s Darling” and “Million Dollar Mermaid” — were as light as sea foam, but she stuck with their mix of romance, comedy and underwater spectacle, concluding that she would “rather be a commercial success than an artistic flop.” (By Claudia Luther, Special to The Los Angeles Times.)

I have seen bits and pieces of her movies, but I have never seen the whole movie. It is on “Bucket List” of movies to watch. When I watched the clips of her movies, I was amazed on how she could dive in the water ans under the water smiling, dancing and moving around like she did. I would love to learn how to do what she did in the water.

Then I when I was looking for a picture to post on the blog, I forgot how beautiful Esther Williams was. She was like old-school, classic Hollywood dame beautiful!



So, now I really need to see an Esther Williams movie from start to finish. I have said it before, the classic Hollywood movies stars that we grew up watching are passing away.

R.I.P. Esther Williams. Thanks for entertaining us!

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