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Takin' Care of Business

Monday, September 01, 2014

It's Labor Day here in the US. In honor of that, here's Bachman-Turner Overdrive from 1973.




You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above


And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine


And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day


And I'll be
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime


Work out
If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar


Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun


Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day


And we be
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo


You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above


And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine


And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day



And I'll be
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime


Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business

  
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IMLOCOLINDA 9/1/2014 6:35PM

    emoticon Will be rocking out to this song for the rest of the day!!

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RITZIBROWN 9/1/2014 11:35AM

    Creative, well put together blog, about a superb song Meri ! emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/1/2014 11:10AM

    So cute. Thanks for sharing.

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ILOVEROSES 9/1/2014 10:27AM

    emoticon Hope you have a nice holiday.

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NEW-CAZ 9/1/2014 10:25AM

    You put so much work into finding some great pics for your blogs. I love them emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IDLETYME 9/1/2014 9:59AM

    Cute blog! Hope you have a peaceful holiday! emoticon

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ROBBIEY 9/1/2014 9:46AM

  Gorgeous pictures

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Cocktail

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I heard "Kokomo" on the radio while driving in to work. Makes me wish I had a housesitter for all of my critters, a current passport, and a few thousand $ extra - I'd go on a cruise. Sigh.



The Beach Boys recorded this in 1988. It was used in the movie Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise. The movie received horrible reviews (only 5% of the reviewers on Rotten Tomato gave it a favorable review), and won a couple of Golden Raspberry Awards for worst picture and worst screenplay. Thank goodness the song rocks!


Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego,
baby why don't we go,
Jamaica


Off the Florida Keys
there's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go
to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand,
tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
to the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo


[Chorus:]
Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego,
baby why don't we go
Ooh I wanna take you down to Kokomo,
we'll get there fast
and then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go,
way down in Kokomo.


Martinique, that Monserrat mystique...

We'll put out to sea
and we'll perfect our chemistry
By and by we'll defy
a little bit of gravity
Afternoon delight,
cocktails and moonlit nights
That dreamy look in your eye,
give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo


[Chorus]

Port au Prince, I wanna catch a glimpse...

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go to get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo


[Chorus]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ChADh1zt5I

  
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RITZIBROWN 8/31/2014 10:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon AHHHHHH! Thanks for the moment :D

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IDLETYME 8/31/2014 7:30PM

    I think a lot of us are thinking about a vacation about now! At least - happy weekend!

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LESLIELENORE 8/31/2014 4:46PM

    Now I want a margarita!

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IMLOCOLINDA 8/31/2014 4:39PM

    Just get some little grass skirts for the critters and mix up a batch of pina coladas -or whatever suits you-crank the stereo and PRETEND!!

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SHERYLDS 8/31/2014 10:27AM

    love the pommeranian....I still feel like that.
I'm the one who goes snorkeling and then wonders if I'm sharkbait

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FERRETLOVER1 8/31/2014 8:30AM

    I actually thought the movie was OK and I loved the music!

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 8/31/2014 3:49AM

   

What a coinkidink, I just shared Kokomo on my FB account. It's music that makes me want to sing along.

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JIBBIE49 8/31/2014 2:06AM

    emoticon Actually, come to Pensacola Beach, Florida on the Gulf Coast and enjoy a fantastic vacation for a fraction of the coast of one of those cruises to those islands. Do a Google search on what to do on Pensacola Beach and I'll guarantee you that you will love it.

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Ghostbusters

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ghostbusters came out 30 years ago, and now there's a limited remastered release. In case you missed it, it starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramos, and Dan Akroyd as parapsychologists who start a ghost catching business. Sigourney Weaver is a client, with Rick Moranis her neighbor. After a slow start, business booms, and they hire Ernie Hudson as a 4th team member. Good thing they did, too, as the demonic forces are taking over New York City as they try to release Gozer, a Sumarian god of destruction. Eventually, Gozer appears as a giant Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.



If there's something strange
in your neighborhood
Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


If there's something weird
and it don't look good
Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't afraid of no ghosts


If you're seeing things
running through your head
Who can ya call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


An invisible man
sleeping in your bed
Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't afraid of no ghosts


Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS

(If queer happenings be afoot in one's local residence, what appropriate agent cann thou turn to?
Spectre Extingisher Association
If the assessment of the current situation seems rather bleak, what appropriate agent can thou turn to?
Spectre Extingisher Association
Witnessing such fantastical attractions doth not unnerve thyself)

If ya all alone
pick up the phone
and call
GHOSTBUSTERS


I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I here it likes the girls
I ain't afraid of no ghost
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah


Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS

If you've had a dose of a
freaky ghost baby
Ya better call
GHOSTBUSTERS


Lemme tell ya something
Bustin' makes me feel good!

I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
Don't get caught alone no no


GHOSTBUSTERS

When it comes through your door
Unless you just want some more
I think you better call
GHOSTBUSTERS


Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS

Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


I think you better call
GHOSTBUSTERS

Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


I can't hear you
Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS

Louder
GHOSTBUSTERS

Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS


Who can ya call?
GHOSTBUSTERS

Who ya gonna call?
GHOSTBUSTERS



www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc

  
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    You worked hard on this one - thanks!!!!! emoticon

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Rhinestone

Friday, August 29, 2014

OK - this is the movie allegedly inspired by Rhinestone Cowboy. It's a 1984 muscial comedy flop, starring Sylvester Stallone as a New York city cabbie and Dolly Parton as a country singer stuck in a long term contract at an urban cowboy bar, Rhinestone. She makes a bet with the club's sleazy owner that she can teach anyone to be a country singer in 2 weeks. Sleazeball picks the cabbie. She takes him back to Tennessee to teach him to sing. I don't remember this movie, but I'm betting she somehow won the bet.


Per Wiki, this film is listed in Official Razzie Movie Guide as one if the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made. For the Golden Raspberry Awards, the movie had the following wins and nominations:
Won: Worst Actor (Sylvester Stallone)
Won: Worst "Original" Song (Drinkenstein)
Nominated: Worst Picture
Nominated: Worst Screenplay
Nominated: Worst Musical Score
Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (Ron Leibman)
Nominated: Worst Director (Bob Clark)
Nominated: Worst "Original" Song (Sweet Lovin' Friends)
Nominated: Worst Musical of Our First 25 Years


Glen Campbell recorded "Rhinestone Cowboy" in 1975. It became one of Glen's signature songs. How they got from this terrific song to the farce of a movie, I don't know.


I've been walkin' these streets so long
Singin' the same old song
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
Where hustle's the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There's been a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me


Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know
And offers comin' over the phone


Well, I really don't mind the rain
And a smile can hide all the pain
But you're down when you're ridin' the train that's takin' the long way
And I dream of the things I'll do
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
There'll be a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me


Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Rhinestone cowboy
Gettin' cards and letters from people I don't even know
And offers comin' over the phone


Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo


FADE
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Gettin' card and letters from people I don't even know




www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAU3B9Pi_U

  
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IMLOCOLINDA 8/29/2014 6:00PM

    I thought it was funny! And the best Rhinestone Cowboy was when Johnny Carson did it. Thanks for sharing. I make my friend watch this when she says I'm a putz for not liking country music!!

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IDLETYME 8/29/2014 11:50AM

    I loved Glen Campbell's song but the movie not so much!!!!! emoticon


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SPARKASAURUS 8/29/2014 8:18AM

    What the H3ll! I can't UNSEE that picture of the drunk , shiny cowboy,

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FERRETLOVER1 8/29/2014 8:02AM

    I never got to see this movie, but I sure heard a lot about it (all negative!). Too bad, because I really like both Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton a lot.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 8/29/2014 4:45AM

    I saw this movie and believe me I've seen worse.

I'll always remember the walking like he had "jock itch" and calling a dog a "dahog'

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The Electric Horseman

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robert Redford starred as a former rodeo champion cowboy, Sonny Steele, who had sold his soul for money. He's a huckster for a children's cereal, scheduled to ride a $12 million injured and doped retired race horse, Rising Star, in Las Vegas. All tricked out in electric lights, Sonny rides the horse off the stage to begin a cross-country journey to heal and release the horse. Jane Fonda plays a reporter, Jhallie Martin, who investigates and finds Sonny and the horse, then joins the journey. The unlikely couple have a romantic interlude during the journey.


Willie Nelson made his movie acting debut in this film, and Willie sang 5 songs in the 1979 film, including "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys". (I thought the theme song was "Rhinestone Cowboy", but nooo!)


I grew up a-dreamin' of bein' a cowboy
And Lovin' the cowboy ways
Pursuin' the life of my high-ridin' heroes
I burned up my childhood days
I learned of all the rules of the modern-day drifter
Don't you hold on to nothin' too long
Just take what you need from the ladies, then leave them
With the words of a sad country song


My heroes have always been cowboys
And they still are, it seems
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams


Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery
From being alone too long
You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightman
Knowin' well that your best days are gone
Pickin' up hookers instead of my pen
I let the words of my years fade away
Old worn-out saddles, and 'old worn-out memories
With no one and no place to stay


My heroes have always been cowboys
And they still are, it seems
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams


Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams




www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Gj-WH7MTQ

  
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RITZIBROWN 8/29/2014 3:25PM

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    I never saw this one but liked the blog. Thanks for posting! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 8/29/2014 8:20AM

    monkeys on horses!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/28/2014 7:51PM

    Ah! Memory still serves ....... Yep, I remember. Glad the memory is still intact! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 8/28/2014 4:23PM

    I love cowboys!

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