Friday May 26, 2023
Friday morning in Nashville headed for Memorial Day weekend stuff. 81 with sunshine here today.
It was kind of a lazy day for me but somewhere in the lazy I found some time to tweak a new song I had written with Brady Seals on Wednesday as we worked to make it better…and I think we might have done that. Brady took it and re-recorded it in his home studio so it’s good to go with a new coat of polish.
And then last night I did that baseball thing again on a perfect weather evening in Nashville.
Not a bad way to kill a Thursday watching baseball and our country music celebrity race with George Jones, Dolly, Johnny Cash and Reba. Johnny won by a mile last night. Weird…I know.
And ours pales in comparison to the Sausage race in Milwaukee where I lived for years and watched “meat” race out on the ballfield. I’d pay good dollars if they combined those two races just to give me a chance to see George Jones race the Weenie.
GOOD HEARTED WOMAN & TINA
I ran across a great story I had never heard about the song “GoodHearted Woman” that was a big hit for Waylon and then Waylon and Willie. And it related to Tina Turner who we just lost. Waylon was hanging out in a hotel in Fort Worth when he saw an advertisement for Tina Turner that describe her as a “good hearted woman loving two-timing men”. Waylon knew that was an idea for a song, and Willie happened to be nearby knee deep in a poker game. So Waylon gets into the game with Willie and they write it at the poker table spouting lyrics out that his wife Connie wrote down. The rest is history. Who knew? Kudos to the online publication SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC for bringing this story to light.
Clinical studies now prove that playing an instrument benefits both the body and the mind. And it’s therapeutic. (However, word to the wise to Moms and Dad. Don’t give your kid a set of drums for their instrument or you may have to SEEK therapy.)
They, whomever they be, say that COVID resistant bats may be the key to saving us in the next pandemic. How come bats don’t get COVID?
Another study is revealing that marijuana is linked to a mental health rise in young adults.
LIVE IN A LIGHT HOUSE
They’re giving away abandoned light houses in parts of the country. 10 are available right now. The government or states or owners would like to see them maintained. Some are at auction to the highest bidders. GPS technology has pretty much done away with the need for lighthouses now to help ships find their way to shore safely at night. Talk about a house with a water view. Might not be a bad way to live.
I was sorry to hear that actor Ed Ames passed away at age 95. I’m old enough to remember he was a pretty good singer as he was part of the old Ames Brothers singing quartet, and he had a big hit with the song “BornFree”. But most folks who remember Ed remember as playing the part of the Indian “Mingo” on the old Daniel Boone TV show that was a big hit. And my BIGGEST memory of him was that REALLY funny moment when he was on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show and threw an ax that landed in a VERY sensitive place that Carson milked for all it was worth. It was on the Tonight Show’s highlight reels for years. If you’ve forgotten or have never seen it…HERE YA GO.
USA Today just listed their top 10 Zoos in the country. In reverse order they are:
Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio, Saint Louis, New Orleans, Tampa
AND THEIR TOP 5?
Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, Cincinnati Zoo
And NUMBER 1
I would have picked the Cincinnati and St. Louis Zoo’s for sure as I’ve seen both multiple times. But I’m not sure why the San Diego Zoo is not on their list. It’s awesome.
DO WE NEED THIS?
In New York they held a pet gala where folks went to a lot of trouble to try and make their dog or cat look like a celebrity. The one you see here is supposed to be Selma Hayek.
I just don’t think I’m ever going to be ready to witness this.
That one quarter of us now live alone. No kids. No spouse. Wow. But I’m guessing some of them live with their celebrity dog. Guessing.
SO YOU KNOW
The most performed Karaoke song of all time? Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. Uh huh.
That’s followed by Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Summer Nights by the Grease Cast, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, and Dancing Queen by Abba.
I was one who thought Karaoke would have been dead and gone
shortly after it launched. Still with us. Which is why I wrote and recorded the
song"King of Karaoke".
My day opened up just a few minutes ago when my co-writer today had to cancel for Doctor's thing. So I guess I'll get an early start on Memorial Day weekend then.
Have a great weekend yourself!
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