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  • mistermuse 12:09 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blowin' In The Wind, , , Gone With The Wind, Gordon MacRae, High On A Windy Hill, , , Peter Paul & Mary, When I Get Low I Get High   

    JUST BECAUSE 

    Four days after RIDE THE WIND DAY comes JUST BECAUSE DAY. Because Aug. 27 is JUST BECAUSE DAY — and because some solid* would-be-gone-with-the wind songs didn’t make my RIDE THE WIND DAY post — today conveniently provides an excuse to rewind and take up where I left off. As it happens, I have just the appropriate song:

    Of all the wind songs I failed to include in my last post, perhaps I blew it the most with….

    If you’re feeling a bit low from on high,
    don’t end up on the downside like this guy….

    Be like Ella. Tell a fella….

    *Swing era slang for great, wonderful, sensational, far-out

     

     
    • emergingfromthedarknight 3:18 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You can never have too much wind or fresh air. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 9:31 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Hurricane and tornado prone areas might take exception to “You can never have too much wind,” but I take your comment in the ‘breath of fresh air’ spirit in which it was intended. 🙂

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    • restlessjo 3:59 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Stunning track from Sinatra. Glad I stopped by! Have a great week 🙂 🙂

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    • Ashley 5:36 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Ahh, you can’t beat old blue eyes!

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    • masercot 6:19 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I saw the Peter, Paul and Mary at Wolf Trap… with the Smothers Brothers…

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    • calmkate 7:07 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Ella wins hands down, Peter Bald and Hairy 2nd … a bit breezy around here ❤

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      • mistermuse 9:01 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know about Peter, but I’m Bald and Hairy. Problem is, I’m bald where I should be hairy, and hairy where I should be bald.

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        • calmkate 9:03 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink

          ah gross that has totally destroyed the fantasy I had of you 😦

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        • mistermuse 9:38 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink

          Sorry about the destroyed fantasy, but that’s how it goes: Hair today, gone tomorrow.

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    • Rivergirl 8:30 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      There’s one type of wind I don’t see represented…. but that’s probably a good thing.
      🤣

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      • mistermuse 9:06 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Aug. 27 also happens to be Global Forgiveness Day, so I forgive you for that ‘muse-like’ quip. 😉

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    • mlrover 9:02 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Was lucky to meet Gordon Mcrae when in my teens, when I knew his mother-in-law, a delightful British lady. He would visit her with roses and candies and that big beautiful smile. What a wonderful personality. Apparently the story about how he was discovered for movies is true, overheard singing in the showers, mostly likely at Warner Bros. Before that he’d worked on stage and in radio. At least the shower story is what Sheila told and that she’d met him when he “carried a spear” in a movie. A family story, so who knows if it was a joke. Never met Sheila but the grandkids were good about visiting their grandmother.

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      • mistermuse 9:11 am on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        How interesting! I’ve always liked Gordon MacRae as a singer, and it’s good to know that he was a good guy as well.

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    • Elizabeth 4:41 pm on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      “Just because my composure sort of slips..” Plus it is an invaluable phrase for a parent. I probably should have had it imprinted on a t-shirt.

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      • mistermuse 5:22 pm on August 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I think “Because I say so” is the old standby phrase for a parent, though I’m not sure how invaluable it is. I am surprised that it’s not one of Trump’s favorite phrases, because it’s obviously his modus operandi.

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    • Garfield Hug 11:32 am on August 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the songs. Cheered me up!👍😃

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    • moorezart 5:33 pm on August 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 5:57 pm on August 31, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you! I can’t think of a more appropriate post for you to reblog, Just Because. Hahahaha.

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    • America On Coffee 12:12 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Video is not available.😰

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      • mistermuse 5:42 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, but I don’t know which video you’re referring to: GONE WITH THE WIND, BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND, HIGH ON A WINDY HILL, or WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH.

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        • America On Coffee 5:48 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink

          Sorry the unavailable is Gone With The Wind.

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        • mistermuse 9:28 pm on September 10, 2019 Permalink

          Here is a different video of GONE WITH THE WIND (this one by Ella Fitzgerald) which I hope is available to you. The song was written two years before the film of the same name came out in 1939, and should not be confused with the movie’s theme song (aka Tara’s Theme):

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  • mistermuse 10:26 pm on January 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: If I Had a Hammer, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary, Turn Turn Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?   

    YOU GOTTA WALK THAT LONESOME VALLEY 

    Folk singer Pete Seger died two days ago at the age of 94. He was blacklisted in the McCarthy era of the 1950s and later championed the civil rights and environmental movements, but I remember him more for his music than his politics, intertwined though they were. I recall him from as far back as the late 1940s-early 1950s when he sang with The Weavers, the folk group he helped form. You may remember him for the songs he wrote and made famous, such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

    I write this post simply out of respect for the memory of a passionate creator/artist whose songs and voice were part of my life. Here are a few of his performances:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCPAhR09wCA (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcbqCssiBUc (“You Gotta Walk That Lonesome Valley”)

    RIP.

    Peace.

     
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