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.

Gone But Not Forgotten — Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 41 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

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Here is one of my all-time favorite Elvis’ songs — “Suspicious Minds” Live in Las Vegas.

 

 

I had to post another one of my favorites — “Polk Salad Annie” Live in Las Vegas (1970).

 

In case you want to sing along.

Polk Salad Annie
Live in Las Vegas 1970

Some of you all never been down South too much…
I’ gonna tell you a little story, so you’ll understand where I’m talking about
Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields,
and it looks something like a turnip green.
Everybody calls it Polk salad. Now that’s Polk salad.
Used to know a girl that lived down there and
she’d go out in the evenings to pick a mess of it…
Carry it home and cook it for supper, ’cause that’s about all they had to eat,
But they did all right.

Down in Louisiana
Where the alligators grow so mean
Lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang
What a mean, vicious woman

Everyday before suppertime
She’d go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess of Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
‘Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman,
Lord have mercy.

Sock a little Polk salad to him
Yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

But daddy was a lazy and a no-count
Claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for
Was stealing watermelons out of my truck

For once Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang

Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
You sock a little
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling

I would have loved to see him concert. I haven’t been to Graceland in a few years. I think I need to add it to my travel list for next year.

Sing of the Day

Because I recently saw the movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, this song has been stuck on my head.

“Fernando” is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was the group’s first non-album single and was released in March 1976.

From Wikipedia

In case you want to sing along

Fernando by ABBA

[Intro]

[Verse 1]

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

I remember, long ago, another starry night like this
In the firelight, Fernando

You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar

I could hear the distant drums, and sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar…

[Verse 2]

They were closer now, Fernando

Every hour, every minute seemed to last eternally

I was so afraid, Fernando

We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die

And I’m not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons almost made me cry…

[Chorus 1]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though we never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando…

[Verse 3]

Now we’re old and grey, Fernando

Since many years I haven’t seen a rifle in your hand

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

Do you still recall the frightful night we crossed the Rio Grande?

I can see it in your eyes, how proud you were to fight for freedom in this land…

[Chorus 2]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though I never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando…

[Chorus 3]

There was something in the air that night

The stars were bright, Fernando

They were shining there for you and me

For liberty, Fernando

Though I never thought that we could lose

There’s no regret

If I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando

Yes, if I had to do the same again

I would, my friend, Fernando…

TV Theme Song

Here is one of my favorite TV theme songs.

From Wikipedia

Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as a sardonic high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the “Sweathogs”. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on ABC from September 9, 1975, to May 17, 1979.

Earwig Song

This is what I call an “Earwig Song”. A song you hear and start singing and it gets stuck in your head.

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” is a song written and recorded by British-born American singer Rupert Holmes (1979)

I really don’t like this song. It’s about a married couple looking for someone else. Isn’t that called cheating.

But every time I hear this song, there I am singing along with it.

So now, I want it to get stuck in you head too. LOL

Earwig Song

There are those songs that once you hear them, them get stuck in your head

This is one of them.

It’s one of my least favorite songs every. But once I hear it, I start humming it.

“Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band (1976).

So, now.”, I’m sharing by it with you.

Enjoy!

Song of the Day

I have always loved this song.

“Instant Replay” (1978) by Dan Hartman.

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

Instant Replay

(Ten nine eight seven six five four three two one)
(Ah-ah-ah-ah)
(Oh)

You set my lips on fire
You won the key to my heart
You’ve got a special way to move me
Don’t stop now let’s do it again
You keep me dancing through the moonlight
I feel the pleasure in your touch
And everything you are is heaven
Oh I can’t get enough no I can’t get enough

(Instant replay) I’ve got to have it
(Instant replay) ooh whoa ooh-ooh
(Instant replay) got to have your love again

I feel so good about us
I found a shining star
And when I look into your eyes it’s magic
Well I just know this can’t be a dream
I’m so happy must be real
In every way it’s getting stronger
Now you know it let me show it

(Instant replay) I’ve got to have it
(Instant replay) woo-woo-woo-ooh
(Instant replay) got me floating on a cloud
Got me dancing all around all around all around (woo)

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Eeya-eeya eeya eeya-eeya
D-doo d-doo d-doo-ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
(Instant instant)
(Instant instant instant replay)
Ah ah ah
(Instant replay) instant replay (x2)
(Instant replay) woo ooh ooh ah
I can’t stand it I can’t stand it
Got to have it ’cause I need it
Don’t ya know don’t ya know don’t ya know
I need your love
I need your love love love
(Instant replay) let me show it (instant replay)
(Instant replay) I need your love
(Instant replay instant replay)
Ooh and I’m feeling overcome (instant replay)

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