Music Monday: Meat Loaf Mania

I’m guessing most people reading this are familiar with the smash hit from Meat Loaf in 1977, Paradise by the Dashboard Light. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is one of the longest songs to be released uncut on one side of a 45 RPM record. The only difference between the single (45 RPM) and album … Continue reading Music Monday: Meat Loaf Mania

Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

One of the favorite bands I discovered as part of my Music Monday series is Canadian band Walk Off The Earth, often just referred to as WOTE. I first wrote about them back in September of last year: Music Monday – The Quirky, Creative, and Wonderful Music of Walk Off The Earth, and since I liked … Continue reading Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth)

Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

There is something special about listening to two voices blend together in harmony, becoming something greater than the sum of their parts. The past couple of weeks I have come across two wonderful duets. What makes them extra special is that they were impromptu performances; in both cases, neither singer knew each other before they … Continue reading Music Monday: A Remarkable Pair of Duets

Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

To all those residing in the Northern Hemisphere - happy first day of summer. For those of you in the Southern Hemsisphere, don’t worry, it’s only six months away... When I think of summer, I think of family, friends, no school, vacations, beaches, warm nights, and cold beer. I also think of the classic song, … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

I’ve been a big fan of Disney animated movies forever, and part of the reason is because of the great music that usually accompanies the films. I started thinking of all the great songs I’ve heard over the years, and I realized there are way too many to include in this post, so I made … Continue reading Music Monday: My All-Time Favorite Songs from Disney Animated Movies

Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June

Four years ago I wrote about the wonderful book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ” by Bryan Stevenson. It is one of the best books I have ever read. The book was made into a Warner Brothers film which was released in December 2019. Here’s a short summary of the movie from … Continue reading Just Mercy: Streaming for Free During June

Words of Wisdom from Herman Munster

Perhaps you’ve recently seen this clip from an old episode (1965) of The Munsters. It seems to be having its viral moment, given the chaos that seems to be ever-present these days. Herman offers a 30-second life lesson to his son Eddie that is timeless. We need more people like Herman; he was one handsome, … Continue reading Words of Wisdom from Herman Munster

Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing the first step in getting our life back to normal by going to Wawa for the first time since the lockdown began. Since then, we’ve added two more steps to the process. Last week, we went grocery shopping for the first time. Prior to that we … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Steps Two and Three Completed

Music Monday: The Soundtrack from Urban Cowboy

We decided to catch up on some old classic movies this past week (well, classic to me). We watched Ace Ventura (still funny after all these years), Chinatown (Jack Nicholson is great), and Urban Cowboy. What a roll John Travolta was on in the late 70s, early 80s. First, there was Saturday Night Fever, which … Continue reading Music Monday: The Soundtrack from Urban Cowboy

Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection

The routines that college marching bands use are often quite intricate, and even the slighest misstep could throw everything off. So it's no surprise that at some point there is going to be a collision of some sort. Here are a few such fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpiINv1WeBg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHe9grrOCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZRlDxJ4t0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1FnHcMDBlU Fortunately, such failures seem to be … Continue reading Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection