#SAS on hiatus for a day

No commute means no last two songs on the radio. It also means no parking in what might be a rat infested garage because the car indicators are lighting up like a Christmas tree again. Ugh. Using vacay to diagnose my car wasn’t in the plan :(. I may or may not be back on New Years Eve. I will be back at work but staying home unless it’s too crowded here. If I commute, there’ll be tunes.

Merry X-mas Eve folks. Wishing you the best ❤

#KCHonors

Catching up on DVR’ed shows. The Kennedy Center Honors was on Sunday but Lulu’s birthday took precedence. I must say this Class of 2019 is spectacular!!

  1. Linda Ronstadt whose diversity and range are incredible.
  2. Sally Field – Giget and the Flying Nun does good.
  3. Sesame Street – in a word genius! Sing! Sing a Song!
  4. Michael Tilson Thomas or MTT – never knew his name but I’ve always known his music. We share a birthday which means I’m almost famous. Lol.
  5. Last but certainly not least, Earth, Wind, and Fire. Jamming out back in the day. Many a flashlight skate included their music fueling the movement. Always a favorite even to this day!

This event is an annual treat. To see other celebrities pay homage is icing on the cake. Sweet dreaming tonight.

J-Dub’s Review of “Echo in the Canyon”

Most enjoyable retrospective look back at mid-60s music. The echoing canyon refers to Hollywood’s Laurel Canyon which was a musical mecca for up and coming groups. Seeing Tom Petty brought the tears. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas and more. I always say this, I was born late. I gravitate towards an earlier era. Oh to be a fly on those walls. The documentary gave me that look inside. Two thumbs up or 5 stars.

P.S. I forgot the most important part. Here’s a song from those featured.

#SoCS for 11/30/19 ~ “shade” part two

Songs go in a perpetual loop in my brain.  And weird things spark different tunes.  I just finished reading Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother by Jaime Brickhouse.  I wrote a little review on Goodreads.  Very short and sweet:

Unconditional love of a mother for her child. We should all be so lucky to have a “Mama Jean” in our lives.

Though in hindsight, maybe not.  The expectations of perfection may have driven him to drink but those same expectations may have also saved him.  If I have learned anything in my short life, one cannot save someone who does not want help.  Recovery is a tough nut to crack.

When is the shade coming up Jilly?

Well, as I read this memoir I thought of the fictional Less Than Zero by Bret Ellis Easton.  Debauchery.  Not saying Jamie (IRL) is Julian (fictional) though there could be some similarities.  What got me to shade was the soundtrack for the movie based on the book.  Bangles covered the song “Hazy Shade of Winter” most excellently. Haunting and fitting for the theme.  The original was a Simon and Garfunkel gem.  I now share both, beginning with the homage.  Hope you enjoy!

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J-Dub’s Review of the CMA’s 2019

Country music is my least favorite of the music genres but I decided to watch the CMAs since our Hopper automatically records this stuff and I am still convalescing but feeling well enough to do more than sleep.  I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  So much so that I watched it twice.  B came into the room a few times asking “what are you watching?”  He commented “that’s not country” more than once.  Talk about your evolution.  A definite blending … cross over … call it what you want.  Country music is almost indiscernible to pop.

Rating two thumbs up 🙂

As always, more to come.