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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Carole Lombard, , , , , , , , June Carter Cash, , , , , , , , , , , Yoko Ono   

    BEWARE THE BRIDES OF MARCH 

    March 15 being THE IDES OF MARCH (but still winter), I thought I’d work on a post I’d call THE BRRRR-IDES OF MARCH — however, it hasn’t been very winter-like where I live, so it’s no weather for snow jobs. Thus I’ll settle for a post about The Brides of March, of whom there have been some blushing ones, some gushing ones, some rushing ones, and a mother lode of if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again ones….such as singing star Peggy Lee, whose marriage to jazz guitarist Dave Barbour was her first of four such gigs.

    Here are twenty March brides who gave it the old collage (French for to stick together) try, listed by March wedding day (along with the names of the grooms, just for the wreck of it):

    March 1, 1968   JUNE CARTER / Johnny Cash
    March 8, 1952   NANCY DAVIS / Ronald Reagan
    March 8, 1943   PEGGY LEE / Dave Barbour
    March 9, 1796   JOSÉPHINE de BEAUHARNAIS / Napoléon Bonaparte
    March 13, 1946 MARY WELSH / Ernest Hemingway

    March 15, 1964 ELIZABETH TAYLOR / Richard Burton (again)
    March 16, 2002 LIZA MINNELLI / David Gest
    March 17, 1905 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT / Franklin D. Roosevelt
    March 18, 1869 HARRIET TUBMAN / Nelson Davis
    March 19, 1918 DAISY PARKER / Louis Armstrong (who recorded this song 3/2/1932):

    March 20, 1969 YOKO ONO / John Lennon
    March 21, 1945 LAUREN BACALL / Humphrey Bogart
    March 21, 1963 BARBRA STREISAND / Elliott Gould
    March 21, 1984 SARAH BRIGHTMAN / Andrew Lloyd Webber
    March 23, 1985 CHRISTIE BRINKLEY / Billy Joel

    March 24, 1950 INGRID BERGMAN / Roberto Rossellini
    March 27, 1916 GLORIA SWANSON / Wallace Beery
    March 28, 1920 MARY PICKFORD / Douglas Fairbanks
    March 28, 1939 CAROLE LOMBARD / Clark Gable
    March 28, 1957 BILLIE HOLIDAY (LADY DAY) / Louis McKay

    All but three of those ladies married multiple times, and one of the three (Daisy Parker) died soon after her divorce from Louis Armstrong. Lost passion being the fashion, this quote seems a fitting way to call it a day:

    “I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage.” –Will Rogers

    So ladies, this be your day to be given away. Gents, beware the BRIDES OF MARCH (apologies to Shakespeare) — not to mention, pity your poor (after the divorce) befuddled comrades-in-arms who married them.

     

     

     

     

     
    • calmkate 12:46 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      lol I think some women like the white wedding bit but can’t quite engage in the marriage commitment thing! I took Will’s advice and avoided the whole darned thing … a barrister friend took me to divorce court and that was it 🙂

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      • mistermuse 1:07 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Frankly, it sounds like you could render your gender’s version of Sinatra’s I DID IT MY WAY in grand style, Kate. 😉

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    • obbverse 12:56 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      First ring out the wedding bells then all too soon ring the lawyer. Happily ever nah-ah.

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    • Rivergirl 9:05 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Ha! Love it.
      Although Liz Taylor probably hit every month. She was a busy bride.
      😉

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    • Ashley 9:44 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Great post! However, in just a week’s time it will be the Spring Equinox (20th March), the halfway point of spring!

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    • linnetmoss 10:17 am on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      What an amazing list of brides! The ones that caught my eye were June Carter, Yoko Ono, and of course the immortal Liz. But she is in a category by herself as a bride.

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    • Don Ostertag 3:13 pm on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Very clever post,

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      • mistermuse 3:29 pm on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Don. Nonetheless, I’m not showing it to my wife, because I don’t want to give her any ideas. Who would cook my meals if she divorced me?

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    • Moushmi Radhanpara 10:01 am on March 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, you gave me a good laugh 🙂

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    • tubularsock 2:23 pm on March 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Now, now, now. It works two ways.
      So, if you first don’t succeed, try, try, try again.

      But usually one should marry “up” each time because after the first divorce you usually have nothing left!

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      • mistermuse 5:26 pm on March 16, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        “Divorce is a legal separation when a man stops bringing the money home to his wife and starts mailing it.” –Evan Esar
        In that scenario, a man would have to marry WAY up because, unless the next wife is independently wealthy, he’d probably still have to send her his money after the second divorce. 😉

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    • mlrover 11:21 am on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I never planned to marry again after divorcing the first one, who was and is a horrible person. There was no resisting my second marriage, and even with all its ups, downs, and difficulties, it was wonderful. The “Second Time Around” turned out to be true for me.

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      • mistermuse 12:13 pm on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

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        • mlrover 7:44 am on March 19, 2020 Permalink

          Thank you. It was Frankie’s rendition that came to mind. And my “.second time” happened on St. Patty’s Day. And we married in March. Forgot to mention that.

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    • arekhill1 1:56 pm on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Just missed being a March groom myself, Sr. Muse. Married on my birthday, April 12th. Bride insisted on the date so I would remember our wedding anniversary. Only had to remember it once, though.

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    • mistermuse 6:02 pm on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      At least you can be thankful your birthday isn’t on April 1st, Ricardo — you don’t need that kind of reminder every April Fools Day. 😉

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    • Rebecca Wallick 8:53 pm on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Great post!
      Thankfully I got my starter marriage out of the way between the ages of 18-20.
      I then went to college and law school. I became a divorce lawyer.
      Oh, the horrors. No more marriages for me!
      Just wish I’d known of the Will Rogers quote when I was still practicing law. I would have turned it into a big sign to hang in my office. Maybe some of my clients would have resisted walking down the aisle a second (or third) time. Maybe, but probably not.
      I did appreciate the repeat business 😉

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      • mistermuse 9:41 pm on March 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I like your term “starter marriage,” Rebecca. Wouldn’t it be great if, like a starter home, you could sell it when you ‘outgrow’ it and use the proceeds to acquire a better fit for your current needs?

        Hmmm. “Maybe, but probably not.” 😉

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    • Bryntin 4:49 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, I’m not commenting on your post exactly, just letting you know I visited here – and so might others who hadn’t before now – on my latest BLT (Blog Leap Tour). You may see a pingback link if you want to see how it went.
      Anyway, sorry to intrude.
      Carry on… 🙂

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      • mistermuse 6:06 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        I was about to “carry on” (recalling the old British “Carry On…” film series) when I noticed a follow-up Bryntin comment (something about a virus) which gave me pause. I’m therefore refraining from approving the second comment pending clarification, as I’m not presently in the mood for a virus…even of the “carry on” kind.

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        • Bryntin 6:09 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink

          Ah, that was probably in the text of my post and carried into the link… and of course at the moment a lot of posts encompass the word ‘virus’. Sorry to give you the squeaky bottom but I am real and safe as far as I know… as far as any of us knows even.

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      • mistermuse 10:04 pm on March 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        As you can see, your “carry on” has now passed inspection — but my post is under quarantine, along with everyone who has been in contact with it since 4:49 pm today, until further notice (or until that certain everyone sends my inspection fee — preferably sanitized — whichever comes first). 😉

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    • equipsblog 8:53 am on March 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Very clever post. Maybe next you can actually riff you way through the Brrrr-ides of March.

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    • mistermuse 12:17 pm on March 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      My bride and I tied the knot in the month of September, so I’m not rife for a riff (or a raff, for that matter) through the Brrr-ides of March….but since we’re heading from March into April, here’s a jazzman’s riff on the transition:

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  • mistermuse 9:36 pm on February 26, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino, Fulsom Prison Blues, , , June Carter 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 6:15 pm on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    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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