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  • mistermuse 9:36 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino, Fulsom Prison Blues, , Johnny Cash, , , Old Folks At Home   

    The Man in BLACK and BLUEberry Hill 

    Today being the birthday of two bygone giants of popular music, I thought I’d do a bit of a musical remembrance, because one of them is one of my favorites, and the other may be one of yours (if you’re into the early days of rock ‘n’ roll).

    I’ll start with the former: The Man in Black, JOHNNY CASH (2/26/1932–9/12/2003). I seem to recall doing a post on Johnny several years ago, so I won’t spend many words on him here. If interested in bio details, here a link you can check out:

    https://www.biography.com/musician/johnny-cash

    So let’s get to the music, beginning with a song which tells you something about where you’ll usually find me and my partner in time:

    Speaking of doing time:

    Here’s Johnny….cashing out this segment with wife June Carter Cash, in one of their hottest numbers:

    We close with “Mr. Blueberry Hill” himself, FATS DOMINO (2/26/1928–10/24/2017):

    Bio:  https://www.biography.com/musician/fats-domino

     

     

     

     
    • myplace3187 11:07 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Love your choice of the songs today. Fats Domino has a great voice for this song. They are all great singers in their own right !

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      • mistermuse 11:30 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        June could certainly hold her own with Johnny, and Fats was one of the first musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Great singers indeed!

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    • calmkate 11:36 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      love blueberry hill, wins hands down … didn’t know JCs wife was a singer too!

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    • Don Ostertag 11:40 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Two of the all time greats. I was fortunate to have worked Cash many times. Sometimes with June, sometimes with The Highwaymen. I saw the Fat Man in Vegas but never got to work him. He was the second singer to have a hit with Blueberry. The first was – Gene
      Autry.

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      • mistermuse 12:03 am on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for your interesting comment. I’m familiar with Gene Autry’s version of Blueberry Hill — I had it on an old 78 in my record collection. It dates back to 1940, but of course it’s not the oldest song on this post –OLD FOLKS AT HOME (by Stephen Foster) was composed in 1851.

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    • Garfield Hug 12:24 am on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Both are legends and are still played on radio here. So regardless of age, we all learn of great song legends that lived. Their songs continues in our heart!

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    • masercot 6:22 am on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      That was quite a thrill!

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    • Rivergirl 8:59 am on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Love JC…. and still have his original Folsom Prison album!

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      • mistermuse 12:25 pm on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Likewise, Rg. As I look over the songs on the album, I notice that “Jackson” (the 3rd song on my post, with June Carter) is also on the Folsum Prison album.

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    • Ashley 9:08 am on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I think that the older Johnny Cash was the better he became and there is just NOTHING like Fats Domino on “Blueberry Hill” and he’s in the pink!

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      • mistermuse 12:40 pm on February 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I think certain singers (like Cash) get better as they get older because they know better how to sing (Frank Sinatra perhaps being the prime example). A good voice (at least in the “old days”) would only take you so far if you didn’t know how to interpret a song and have a “feel” for it.

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    • Elizabeth 1:20 pm on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      The last Cash recordings give me the chills in a good way. I loved him throughout my life and also still have the LP from Folsom Prison.

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      • mistermuse 4:58 pm on February 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        It’s a great LP. I also have 7 other Johnny Cash LPs in my collection, which shows how much I like him, because I’m not a big fan of country music in general.

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        • Elizabeth 5:30 pm on February 29, 2020 Permalink

          I never thought of him as country since I had decided I didn’t like country.

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    • JosieHolford 4:47 pm on February 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      “Cold empty bed, springs hard as lead
      Pains in my head, feel like old Ned
      What did I do to be so black and blue?
      No joys for me, no company….”

      Louis Armstrong, “Black and Blue”

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      • mistermuse 8:12 pm on February 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Josie, I was wondering if someone would pick up on that Louis Armstrong classic, because I had it in mind when I thought of this post’s title. Congrats!

        This song was co-composed in 1929 by another great black musician, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks, with lyrics by Andy Razaf, who collaborated with Waller on a number of fine songs. Oddly enough, Waller never recorded the song….but Armstrong did, and the rest is black history.

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    • Silver Screenings 3:41 pm on March 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this. I haven’t listened to Johnny Cash much in recent years, and it was lovely to hear some of this music again.

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  • mistermuse 11:39 am on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Eric Clapton, , , , Johnny Cash, , Walkin' Blues,   

    TALK ABOUT A SITE FOR SORE….FEET 

    Friends, if you neglected to take advantage of TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY on March 30 (not to mention WALK AROUND THINGS DAY on April 4), you can still take steps to walk the walk today, which happens to be NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY (if you’ve already gone to work via a conveyance other than your feet, you have my permission to walk home FROM work. Why let a technicality stand in the way of exercising your rights….and lefts.

    Obviously, those of us who are retired can’t walk to work, and those who work from home should have spent the night elsewhere in order to walk to work this morning, but it’s too late to do anything about that now (just don’t let it happen again).

    Now, perhaps you think that three days dedicated to walking within a span of six days is going a bit too far, but let’s face it — without something that reminds you to get off your butt, you would probably just sit there all day working or (if you’re retired) blogging, neither of which is good for your heart. So do as I do:

    OK, guess I’d better quit while I’m ahead, before we get the….

     
    • equipsblog 12:51 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Got over 10000 steps yesterday. Not sure if I will make that much today.

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      • mistermuse 3:42 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You must be equipped with a pedometer, equipsblog. I’d get one too, but I don’t know if they count up to 999,999,999,999,999 & 1/2. 😦

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    • masercot 1:04 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I live in one state, pass through another and work in a third state. I won’t be walking.

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      • mistermuse 3:49 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I know an anteater who lived where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet. He not only walked to work in four states every day, but to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks (which, come to think of it, were his work).

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    • Rosaliene Bacchus 2:44 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Love your musical choices! I enjoy walking outdoors and look forward to warming temperatures to return to my walks along the beachfront.

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    • Elizabeth 5:30 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      These boots are made for walking.

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      • mistermuse 6:01 pm on April 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I remember that song, Elizabeth (there are many songs with the words WALK or WALKING in the title, but I can’t use them all, and “These Boots….” was one that didn’t quite fit what I had in mind for this post. Thanks for the comment.

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        • JosieHolford 8:06 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink

          Can’t do them all. Sometimes you have to Walk — Don’t Run and sometimes you have to Walk On By.

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    • rivergirl1211 8:25 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Does walking to the computer to comment on blogs count? It is on the other end of the house….

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      • mistermuse 9:57 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        It counts, but not as much as my walking to my computer in my basement pad. However, there are steps you can take to make it count more, such as putting your computer in the attic. 🙂

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    • calmkate 8:41 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      how about walking away … from temptation, from duties, from ….

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    • mistermuse 10:12 am on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Josie, far be it from me to “Walk On By” your comment:

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    • Paul Sunstone 7:30 pm on April 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I might walk down to the liquor store this evening and get some ale. I drink maybe three times a year, but spring has finally arrived. It would be nice to celebrate.

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    • Eliza 5:00 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I love the walk the line
      Walking to work from home can so work. You have to go from bedroom to workspace after all…..
      Love, light and glitter 🙂
      Hope this week is a peaceful week

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      • mistermuse 8:29 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        You do the same, Eliza.

        BTW, you can save yourself all that walking from bedroom to workspace by moving your desk and computer into your bedroom. 🙂

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        • Eliza 8:54 am on April 7, 2019 Permalink

          lol then you couldn’t get a post describing all the delightful sites along the way. The floor. The ceiling. The molded walls. The spider that lives there (I hope none live in my house!)

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    • moorezart 1:09 pm on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 2:12 pm on April 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I keep a close watch on this art of thine
        I keep my eyes wide open all the time
        Because moorezart is fine
        I walk the line.

        🙂

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    • America On Coffee 10:39 pm on April 15, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Video not avail.

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      • mistermuse 1:08 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, AOC, but they’re all still OK from where I sit, so I’m not sure which video you mean. If you’ll be specific, I’ll check it out.

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    • America On Coffee 1:13 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I am sorry. I meant both are unavailable.

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      • mistermuse 9:58 am on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, AOC. The first video is Johnny Cash’s I WALK THE LINE, of which there are many clips available, including this one:

        The second clip is Eric Clapton’s WALKIN’ BLUES, which may take a little longer to come up with an alternative. I shall return!

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    • mistermuse 12:26 pm on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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  • mistermuse 6:15 pm on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Johnny Cash, , , ,   

    A PASSING EXAMPLE OF ROAD SAGE 

    BUMPER STICKER:
    TIME IS WHAT KEEPS EVERYTHING FROM HAPPENING AT ONCE

    I hate to be
    the one to tell you,
    but everything IS
    happeningatonce.

    Such being the case, I am taking a few weeks off from blogging* to catch up on what happens when one gets behind from blogging. Be back some time in mid-to-late June. Meanwhile….

    *other than replies to comments, & checking in on your blogs from time to time

     

     
    • arekhill1 6:18 pm on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Happy trails, Sr. Muse.

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    • calmkate 5:10 am on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      enjoy your break .. missin you already 🙂

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      • mistermuse 9:41 am on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Kate, if my wife sees your comment, she may break my neck, which I won’t enjoy. This may end up costing me a barely convincing denial, a dozen roses, and a big box of chocolates.

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        • calmkate 5:23 pm on June 2, 2018 Permalink

          ah hang the expense … she deserves them anyway 🙂 then delete these comments …

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    • Lisa R. Palmer 8:11 am on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoy your blog-free-ish vacation, Mr. Muse! May you find much to laugh at accompanied by beautiful music! (Who says payback HAS to be a bitch? Lol!)

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      • mistermuse 9:47 am on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Lisa. Speaking of payback, I wonder if Kate would consider paying me back for the roses and chocolates I’ll have to buy to save my skin?

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        • Lisa R. Palmer 11:37 pm on June 2, 2018 Permalink

          If she does, you should use it towards taking your wife out for dinner and dancing. Lol! A happy wife trumps a loyal blogging friend every time… ;D

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    • nicknicklambert 6:23 pm on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wishing you a very productive few weeks!

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    • Don Frankel 8:03 pm on June 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, after you take time off, there is time.

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      • mistermuse 9:26 am on June 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You surprised me with that one, Don — first, that you would ‘Cyndi Lauper’ me, and second, that her TIME AFTER TIME is not the same song as this one:

        P.S. Sorry, but my “Like” of the Lauper clip was premature. My bad.

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    • pjlazos 11:41 pm on June 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Have fun!

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    • Don Frankel 1:46 pm on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Funny Sinatra was my first thought but then I decided to shake it up a little.

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      • mistermuse 2:23 pm on June 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        No ‘biggie,’ Don. If it had been the same song as the oldie that Sinatra sang, I might have found it interesting to see/hear Lauper’s interpretation, but I’m simply not interested in contemporary Lauper.

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    • markscheel1 11:59 pm on June 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Muse,

      Well, I’ve been behind on my blog, but not voluntarily. Gallbladder surgery can have that effect. Enjoy your hiatus. Is Andre Rieu your cup of tea? Heard his concert tonight from Holland and it blew me away.

      Mark

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      • mistermuse 9:14 am on June 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, you certainly have a lot of gall, undergoing surgery without warning. But as long as you came through with flying colors, all is forgiven. In fact, you can color me pink. 🙂

        As for Andre Rieu as a conductor, he’s a bit of a showman, but (except for showgirls) who isn’t these days? Even I, as a ‘pun-ductor,’ seem afflicted — but unfortunately, it doesn’t do me any good, SHOW-me-the-money wise. Color me blue. 😦

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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fanny, Frankie and Johnny, Harold Rome, , Johnny Cash, , , song history,   

    F-STOPS 

    This sixth post in my alphabetical series of ‘femme de lettres’ songs shouldn’t take long because, frankly, feminine names with F in the song title are few and far between. As good fortune would have it, however, the slim pickins include this familiar favorite:

    FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (not Cash) go back to the turn of the last century. I think some, if not most, of my readers would find the story behind this old love-gone-wrong song downright interestin’, so I’ll stop for a spell to link to it here:

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/78308/story-behind-frankie-and-johnny

    Speaking of “behind” songs, let’s go with FANNY (title song of the 1954 play and 1961 film) as the last stop of our run on post #6. It seems a sitting place to end:

     

     
    • Don Frankel 12:53 pm on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      F is hard Muse. All I could think of was Frankie and Johnnie. And thanks for the background on it. I knew the poem but not the story. What song came immediately to mind was this one. No Fs but a similar theme. Unfortunately Miss Otis came to came to a different end.

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      • mistermuse 3:34 pm on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Interestingly enough, there is a point of similarity in the background stories of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY and Cole Porter’s MISS OTIS REGRETS. According to a biography of Porter by Charles Schwartz, the song came about at a party where Porter was at a piano improvising a parody of a country music song. Porter’s friend Monty Woolley jumped in, pretending to be a butler who explains that Miss Otis can’t keep a lunch appointment because she had just been arrested for killing her seducer. Of course, unlike “Frankie,” “Miss Otis” was fictional…so, in this case, I guess you could say that truth may be stranger than fiction, but it isn’t as witty.

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  • mistermuse 9:54 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , C notes, , Cindy, , , Johnny Cash, , ,   

    C NOTES 

    In American slang, C notes are $100 bills. In this, the third in our song series of girl’s names in alphabetical order, C notes are the sound of music recalling the Cins of our past….such as this scintillating folk song sung by Johnny Cash (sharing credit with Cave):

    From toe-tapping folk song to glass-slippered fairy tale, Cin is transported 78 rpm, perchance to dance with a smitten Prince Charming imploring her….

    When the two sisters returned from the ball, Cinderella asked if they had been well diverted, and if the fine lady had been there. They told her: Yes, but that she hurried away immediately when it struck twelve, and with so much haste that she dropped one of her little glass slippers, the prettiest in the world, which the King’s son had taken up; that he had done nothing but look at her all the time at the ball, and that most certainly he was very much in love with the beautiful person who owned the glass slipper.

    And so you see, young ladies, all you need is a fairy tale fairy godmother and you too can meet a Prince of a fella!

     

     

     
    • Garfield Hug 10:42 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ya right! My prince is rather lost haha😂💕😂

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      • mistermuse 11:02 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Have you tried the LOST AND FOUND? Someone may have turned him in and he’s just waiting to be claimed (if you don’t mind ‘seconds’)! 🙂

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        • Garfield Hug 11:07 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          Hmm LOST & FOUND….🤔? Seconds…😂😂Now I have to find the fella??😣

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        • mistermuse 2:13 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          I was thinking of your giving Mr. Ex a second chance after you lost him the first time, but that would probably make Garfield jealous….and why give a loser a second chance when Garfield is a winner who appreciates you? 🙂

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    • Richard Cahill 10:46 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I remain envious of your foreknowledge of your post subjects for the next 23 weeks, Sr. Muse. I wander in the wilderness from day to day myself. But I rest secure in my faith that Trump will provide.

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      • mistermuse 1:56 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ricardo, but I’m just taking ’em one post at a time without looking too far ahead, because at some point a letter is going to give me a hard time, and I don’t think Trump is going to provide any song help until the letter T, for which he has provided daughter Tiffany, which I will avoid using even if she invites me to breakfast.

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    • Carmen 2:56 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Well, here’s one person (nowhere near a princess, I might add) whose name begins with the right letter and has already met a Prince of a fella – you, Mister Muse!!

      *and on that note, I must ‘sign off’ for the next couple of months, as me and my #1 ‘Prince’ (the one with the tarnished crown) are going off to see a couple of the daughters . . .you take care while I’m away, hear?? 😉

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      • mistermuse 6:08 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not so sure I’m a Prince of a fella,
        But I know that Carmen is bella bella.
        Bella means beautiful, in Italian they say,
        But in any language or place, bella bella you stay.
        So have a great trip over land and sea….
        I know when you return, bella bella you’ll still be.

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        • Carmen 6:22 pm on October 6, 2017 Permalink

          Awww. . . you just got elevated to KINGly status, and a more marvellous poem I can’t muster, mister! 🙂

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    • Don Frankel 11:17 am on October 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Or a King Muse. I got curious about songs with the name Cindy in them and found this one.

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      • mistermuse 5:12 pm on October 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Don, this strikes me as Elvis putting his own spin and style on the folk song CINDY sung in my post clip by Johnny Cash & Nick Cave. The lyrics are different, but ‘re-working’ the song wasn’t a problem because old folk songs are in the public domain — therefore I don’t have a problem with it either, although I’m not a big Elvis fan (a few songs excepted). In any case, I appreciate your time and trouble.

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    • moorezart 12:24 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 4:18 pm on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        You are Commendable beyond Compare, sir.
        A veritable saint, I do declare, sir.
        To wish for more, I do not dare, sir….
        Except I hope your readers will care, sir.

        🙂

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  • mistermuse 11:51 am on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Buffalo Bill, , , Husband E. Kimmel, , Johnny Cash, June Carter, Pearl Harbor, Ring of Fire, , William "Buffalo Bill" Cody   

    CASH & CODY 

    February 26 is the birthday of JOHNNY CASH (1932), not to mention WILLIAM F. “BUFFALO BILL” CODY (1846). I say “not to mention” Cody because I wish it were instead the birthday of CARY GRANT, so I could have titled this post CASH & CARY. No such luck, but give me credit….for trying.

    Now, I’m not a big fan of country music (Cash excepted), and not even a small fan of a man killing 4,282 buffalo in 18 months, as Buffalo Bill purportedly did under contract to provide Kansas Pacific Railroad construction crews with buffalo meat. That’s a helluva way to run a railroad chow line, but in the unsettled west at that time (1867-68), what was the meat alternative — prairie dogs and rattlesnakes? I suppose the RR could’ve hired vegetarian railroad workers, but the nearest vegetable stands and supermarkets were probably hundreds of miles away, so let’s not go there.

    Anyway, having come this far, we may as well finish paying our Buffalo Bill respects before turning to Johnny Cash. Buffalo Bill was one of the most colorful characters of the Old West. He was a U.S. Army soldier during the Civil War and an Army scout 1868-72, but is most famous for his “Wild West” show in which many historical western figures appeared, including Sitting Bull and Annie Oakley. The show toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, where it was enormously successful and made him an international legend. At the turn of the 20th century, he was regarded as the most widely recognizable celebrity in the world by some historians. Today, we see that he was ahead of his time in his support for conservation and the rights of women and Native Americans, regarding whom I found this Cody quote: Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.

    As for Johnny Cash, I think he is of recent enough vintage that I need not detail his life here, and in any case, his music is his enduring legacy….music such as:

    I suppose I should quit while I’m ahead, but Feb. 26 is also the birthday of probably the youngest HUSBAND in history, as recorded on his birth certificate: HUSBAND EDWARD KIMMEL….a name which some say lives in infamy. Husband E. Kimmel was a four-star Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor….following which he was demoted to a two-star Admiral. There is debate to this day as to whether he was made a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. to be prepared for the disastrous sneak attack, but there is no debating that he was already a Husband when he married (Dorothy). She HAD to know, don’t you think?

     
    • arekhill1 11:59 am on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      That’s a lot of buffalo, but considering that it would probably take at least 18 months for one railroad worker to eat a whole buffalo, and that there were probably at least 4,000 guys working on the railroad, it’s statistically possible. I wonder how many buffalo Wild Bill shot at and missed?

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      • mistermuse 1:49 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        He probably didn’t miss too many, Ricardo, because of his strategy. According to Wikipedia, Cody and another hunter, Wm. Comstock, competed in an 8-hour buffalo shooting match to win the contract and exclusive rights to the name “Buffalo Bill.” Cody won by killing 68 bison to Comstock’s 48. Comstock chased after his buffalo for miles, while Cody rode to the front of the herd, identified the leaders and forced the followers to circle close together, making them easy targets. He also used a larger-caliber rifle than Comstock.

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        • Joseph Nebus 8:31 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink

          I’d imagine catching a lot of buffalo requires more strategy than shooting, really. It’d be almost hopeless if they didn’t, well, out-think the animals.

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    • ladysighs 12:44 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t mind listening to Johnny Cash, but I just didn’t like watching him. Who knows why. 😦
      I always wondered how stars like Buffalo Bill etc toured Europe with their shows. No airplanes or good transportation etc. And lack of all the modern conveniences and whatever else we take for granted today.

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      • mistermuse 1:58 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        They must have had humongous canoes, ladysighs, but can you imagine how hard it would’ve been to paddle them that distance? 🙂

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    • Stella's Mommy 1:09 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Haha cash and Cary. That would have been amazing. When is cash warrens birthday? You might have another chance….

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      • mistermuse 2:04 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Well, I already had the Cash – I needed the Cary. But don’t feel bad about confusing them – I have no idea who cash warren is, so I’m just as “out of the loop” as you. 🙂

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        • Stella's Mommy 2:24 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink

          Lol. Well cash warren is Jessica alba’s husband. I was more thinking that maybe cash warrens Bday would miraculously be on Cary’s so you could have a retry?

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    • Don Frankel 3:38 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well Muse I guess Husband E. Kimmel probably didn’t like that first name but it could have been a lot worse.

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    • mistermuse 4:53 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Stella’s Mommy, I checked, and Cary Grant’s birthday is Jan. 18, Cash Warren’s is Jan.10 — close, but not on the money. Then I thought of Mariah Carey, but her birthday is March 27. But you know what – I’m sure the most important birthday in your life is Stella’s, so who cares about those other characters! 🙂

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      • Mélanie 1:53 am on March 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I love Cash’s songs & his recognizable voice… 🙂 Cary Grant is a January Cappy – like me, a living legend as we call THE genuine movie stars of the “golden age”… and yeah: who cares about their b’days?!… 😉

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        • mistermuse 7:24 am on March 1, 2015 Permalink

          I also love Cash’s voice, as well as his wife’s, June Carter. I didn’t realize until I looked it up that they were married for 35 years and died just 3 months apart.

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    • mistermuse 5:03 pm on February 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Don – you surely were Johnny-on-the-spot with that clip (note that I didn’t call you Shirley, as I don’t want you to Sue me).

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    • BroadBlogs 2:45 pm on February 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well, Cash and Cody using more of the kind than Cash and Cary. And I have some nice memories of the few times I’ve been in Cody, Wyoming. And sometimes hearing Johnny Cash on the radio.

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    • mistermuse 4:56 pm on February 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Been there once myself years ago (passing through, but stopped to see the Buffalo Bill Museum, which is about the only thing I remember about the town). Of course, Cody was named after Buffalo Bill Cody, who was instrumental in founding the town.

      Thanks for commenting.

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    • equipsblog 10:17 am on March 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I love the Buffalo Bill quote and the puns sprinkled throughout this post. I took a semester course on Canadian history in high school. If I remember correctly, the US government broke over 300 treaties with Native Americans while the Candian government broke 30 treaties with what I I believe they call First Nations.

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      • mistermuse 11:59 am on March 3, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know which was more shameful — the way the U.S. Government treated African Americans or the way it treated Native Americans. And now we have a President who shamefully treats migrants who want to be Americans. Why? Because too many Americans vote into power the kind of government which does these shameful things.

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