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HoosierThom
12 October 2013 @ 07:33 am
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As I wrote in my previous blog, The Cars released another album in 2011.  Benjamin Orr was not replaced by the band.  I enjoy this album, but I believe that a replacement needs to be selected for Benjamin Orr.  I notice a definite difference without him.

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HoosierThom
12 October 2013 @ 07:13 am
I recently found an audio streaming site called Grooveshark.  I really enjoy this service.  I can listen to Blondie albums while online.  I also learned thanks to Grooveshark, that The Cars released another album in 2011!
 
 
HoosierThom
30 September 2013 @ 09:38 pm
When I was a little boy, I had a record called Madison Time, which was on the Columbia label; on the one side was part one, and the other part two.  I never understood the purpose of the song until more recent times.  The Madison was a line dance.  The dance allegedly originated in Ohio in the late 1950s.  The Ray Bryant Combo recorded the song in 1959 for Columbia.  Incidentally,  Jack Gale recorded The Sloppy Madison, which makes fun of Madison Time, for Columbia in 1962.
Below is the Ray Bryant, part two version.  I can only imagine people going to a bowling alley and actually doing this.


The 1988 movie Hairspray featured the part one version.


The Corny Collins Show that was mentioned in Hairspray was inspired by the Buddy Deane Show, which was broadcast from Baltimore, and presented the Al Brown version of the Madison.



There were many versions of the Madison released. Even the French had their version of the Madison.
 
 
HoosierThom
29 September 2013 @ 08:29 am
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While searching for the song Sound Asleep by The Turtles on YouTube, I came across an actual Blondie video of her song, Sound Asleep.  The song is from her album, Eat to the Beat, and I never imagined a video being made for this song, but there obviously was.  Interesting enough, Blondie does have a Turtle connection,  Flo & Eddie did backing vocals to her song, T-Birds, which was supposed to have been her third single from the album Autoamerican, but never was released.  Incidentally,  that is my favourite song on that album, and should have been released.




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HoosierThom
31 July 2013 @ 01:32 pm
When I was a boy, I enjoyed listening to a song entitled, Walk Tall Like A Man on the Fraternity label.  I always thought that this group was British.  However, as I more recently learned, the 2 of Clubs were from Cincinnati.  The one thing I remember about the record was the sentence, "From the movie, Doctor, You,ve  Got to be Kidding!"  I finde that interesting, because the record debuted in 1966, but the movie was not released until 1967!  How did Fraternity knowe that the song was going to be in a movie a year in advance?
 
 
 
HoosierThom
21 July 2013 @ 12:58 am
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HoosierThom
20 July 2013 @ 10:03 pm
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20 July 2013 @ 09:18 pm
 
 
HoosierThom
20 July 2013 @ 10:52 am
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One of my favourite shows was Sanford & Son.  Ever wonder what happened to the man that played Lamont after the series ended?  Demond Wilson went on to star in a series called Baby I'm Back. The series did not last long, which I finde understandable.  Kim Fields also starred in the series.  I do not remember the series during the seventies.  The only memory I have of Kim Fields from the seventies was her performance in the Mrs. Butterworth commercials. Of course, I did not knowe who Kim Fields was until The Facts of Life aired.
 
 
HoosierThom
20 July 2013 @ 06:31 am
When I was a little boy, my dad had two Corvairs sitting behinde the garage.  I was always fascinated by these cars.  My brother drove a Falcon, and I surprisingly, since I have never been a fan of Ford, liked that car, and wanted a Falcon.

My sister hated the Corvair.  She made mention of how cheaply built they were.   The film strip below attacks the cheapness of the Corvair also.  However, if I had to choose between a Corvair or a Falcon (in comparable condition), I would definitely choose the eccentric Corvair over the dependable Falcon.  The Corvair is a far more enjoyable car than a Falcon.  More troublesome: yes; but a lot more unique and enjoyable travel experience in a Corvair than a Falcon.