I Smell Cake*

Well, one of my TV crushed past away today.

Richard Hatch, star of the original “Battlestar Galactica” and the Syfy remake, died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manger confirmed to Variety. He was 71.


I really couldn’t tell you about any of the episodes that watched as a kid, but oh how I loved Apollo and Richard Hatch. 

R.I.P. Richard Hatch and thank you for being one of my TV crushes. 

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.

Concert To Go To: KISS

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I was watching “The Voice” and KISS was performing with finalist Sundance Head and I realized that I would love to see KISS in concert.

How fun would that be? I wouldn’t say that I am a huge KISS fan, but they look like they give an amazing show.

Maybe, I need to put this on my 50 Things To Do Bucket List for 2017.

 

R.I.P. Ron Glass

*I smell cake #2.

Ron Glass, a prolific TV actor known for playing Ron Harris in the sitcom “Barney Miller” and Shepherd Derrial Book in “Firefly,” has died. He was 71.


I remember Ron Glass from his role on “Barney MIller.”

Seems like the stars from my youth are passing away. 

Glad we have their shows to watch over and over again. 

Side Note:

*I smell cake.

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.

Mission: Pink 

One of my most popular post is the one about Pinky Tuscadero. 

Roz Kelly (born July 29, 1943) is an American actress, perhaps best known for playing Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli’s (Henry Winkler) girlfriend Carol “Pinky” Tuscadero on the hit television series Happy Days. (From Wikipedia.com)

So, now, I’m on a mission to see if I can get an autograph picture of Ron Kelly. 

Will see how well the Internet works to see if I can get a picture. 

TV Crush — Lee Horsley

Here is my weekly post on my TV Crush.

Lee Horsley

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Most of my memory of Lee Horsley was when he was the star of the 80’d detective show, Matt Houston. He also starred in several other roles on big 80’s shows like Dynasty and The Love Boat.

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.

One of My Favorite Songs

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1967. The song was written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson in 1966.

I’m not sure why I love this song so much? Don’t even remember how old I was when I first heard the song? The older I have gotten, the more I appreciate the songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

From Wikipedia, I found out that the instrumentation was by The Funk Brothers and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. And I am fascinated by The Funk Brothers after watching the Paul Justman’s 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. They are considered one of the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. The Funk Brothers played on Motown hits such as “My Girl“, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine“, “Baby Love“, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours“, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“, “The Tears of a Clown“, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, and “Heat Wave“. (From Wikipedia.com)

If you are anything like me, you had no idea who The Funk Brothers were and who important they were to the Motown sound. Here are some of the songs that they played on:

  • “My Girl” – The Temptations
  • “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” – The Four Tops
  • “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye
  • “I Can’t Get Next to You” – The Temptations
  • “Someday We’ll Be Together” – Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – Diana Ross
  • “The Tears of a Clown” – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  • “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” – The Temptations
  • “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Shop Around” – The Miracles
  • “Shotgun” – Junior Walker & the All Stars
  • “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • “(I’m a) Road Runner” – Junior Walker & the All Stars
  • “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” – The Temptations
  • “It’s the Same Old Song” – The Four Tops
  • “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” – The Miracles
  • “Standing in the Shadows of Love” – The Four Tops
  • “Dancing in the Street” – Martha & the Vandellas
  • “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Cloud Nine” – The Temptations
  • “What’s Goin’ On” – Marvin Gaye
  • “Get Ready” – The Temptations
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” – Stevie Wonder
  • “Bernadette” – The Four Tops
  • “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)” – The Isley Brothers
  • “Mickey’s Monkey” – The Miracles

I have the special on my DVR and I have watched it several times. It’s my go to show to watch when the satellite dish is out. Ever time I watch it, I get goose bumps, shed a tear or two and sing to all the songs they play on the show. If you have not seen this documentary and you are a fan of Motown, you really need to watch it.

Here are the lyrics, just in case you don’t know the words to the song.

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,
Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby
If you need me call me no matter where you are,
No matter how far; don’t worry baby
Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry,

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe

Remember the day I set you free
I told you you could always count on me darling
From that day on, I made a vow,
I’ll be there when you want me,
Some way, some how

Oh baby there ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe

Oh no darling
No wind, no rain
Or winters cold can stop me baby, na na baby
‘Cause you are my goal
If you’re ever in trouble;
I’ll be there on the double
Just send for me, oh baby, ha

My love is alive
Way down in my heart
Although we are miles apart
If you ever need a helping hand,
I’ll be there on the double
Just as fast as I can
Don’t you know that there

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe

Don’tcha know that there
Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
Ain’t mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough

Read more: Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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The Count:

While I was writing this post, I have listen/watched the video 14 times. My favorite part of the video is at 1:16.

You know…. Famous People Die in Three’s

I smell cake!*

WOW! It’s been a crazy past couple of days. There have been three actors and entertainers who have passed away recently. Actors and entertainers we grew up watching/listening to have been passing away.

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Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson) (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

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Joan “Chyna” Lauer (December 27, 1970 – April 17-20, 2016)

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Doris Roberts (November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016)

 

I wanted to share my favorite songs by Prince. I grow up listen to his music.

I have to go with the first song that I ever heard by Prince:

If you want to see/hear what an amazing guitar player Prince was, you need to watch this video of Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. What talent that man had.

I saw this quote. If Eric Clapton, who I think is one of the world’s best guitarist says this… WOW!

Eric Clapton was asked about how it felt to be the world’s best guitarist. His response: “I don’t know. Ask Prince.”

R.I.P. and thank you for leaving your legacy for us to always have.

Notes:

* 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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