The Impressions — It’s All Right on Hollywood A Go Go, 1965.
What’s on your mind?
Why do I remember this when I was only 13 years old? Hey Suzanne!
g’evening pups — how’s everyone doing tonight?
Ahem. What did we used to say?
hey ce — how was your day? i was a young thang myself and yet i remember it too…
Zed, of course. Geez, I’m old now.
I mostly remember visiting a store that sold drum sets (my Dad and brother) and they had 45′s for sale. I bought a boat load.
when i was 6 i was sitting at the kitchen table doing my homework and i totally brain froze on how to spell ‘am’. it wasn’t until i asked my mom that i immediately remembered and was totally embarrassed.
brain fade can happen at any age
i used to hit the 45′s every time mom went ‘junking’ at the various thrift stores. still have a bunch of them but nothing to play them on
Good evening, peeps.
Oh, that is sad.
I knew a guy who had been a DJ back in the day and had a boatload of R&B 78s, but we couldn’t find a player for them. He ended up selling them at a yard sale for a couple of bucks for the lot. Damned shame.
Hi Suz and CE.
The trick, Suzanne, is asking the question! Once you ask, the answer comes to you. Isn’t that fun!
And, Hey Dave!
hey dave — how ya doing tonight?
True. I had a student last month who asked me, “what is microfiche?’
have my albums from teen years into my late 30′s too…
hey dearie — how’s the ‘nard tonight? tis a forking embarrassing trick if ya ask me *laughing*
curtis who also wrote and sang tonights featured video
I found some 33′s in the basement this week. Bowie, Beatles…
I is otay.
The weather is just perfect, not even going to freeze tonight. Good for my mood, good for my solar, bad for civilization continuing in this part of the world.
my first 33 album was meet the beatles for my 5th grade birthday along with a record player. for years afterwards, i always had various albums on my birthday and christmas lists and my allowence went more for vinyl than movies.
how’s the rain?
So true for me, too. Except I was 12 or 13 years old.
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! How’s my fave peeps doing tonite…? ;-)
We got a little a few days back. Enough to settle the dust. As much as I am enjoying it, if we don’t get some serious snow pretty soon we’ll be looking at water shortages next summer. I don’t know how senior my neighbor’s water rights are, but he has a vineyard and fruit trees that won’t make it if they start cutting irrigation water off.
music has been a huge part of my life as far back as i can remember — which is age 3 driving with my mom across country, listing to the radio and singing the songs as we drove through the bright lights of kansas city
aloha tut — how’s paradise (and the munchkin) tonight?
yikes… i watched ken burns the dust bowl sun and mon nites on pbs… forking scary
Hey darling! How are you and the family?
Ah, the Impressions! Like the Temptations, they made an…(fill in the blank, one chance)
I still have all my 45′s in the box I acquired for thec f (metal, handle for carrying to friends’s houses to play after school). There weren’t that many. Started with Elvis, I think. Supremes, Smokey and the Miracles, ummmm…shoot, now I’m going blank. Haven’t opened the box in a long time.
Used to have an attachment on my turntable to play 45′s…still have the turntable, but not the attachment.
The ‘nard is good….. sunny and warm! I went Christmas shopping for my 5 grandbabies and my 2 nieces. Successful shopping trip (and I hate to shop!) so I felt good. But it was so warm that it felt odd to be smelling Christmas scents (that dog no stores had started with the Christmas music yet) in this heat.
I did too, and I just freaked. That this was man made really made me crazy.
I’m pretty sure my turntable plays 45s as well, but I haven’t had it out of the box in 20 years.
I have a stereo but no records. I don’t even have CDs. Once I got the iPod, the CDs went at a garage sale.
hey tejan — how’s texas tonight? i picked up elvis and buddy holly etc at the goodwill or salvation army stores. it was hard picking since there was no way to play the 45 at the store and i had to run back and forth to my mom asking her questions.
i think you can get those attachments online — those plastic inserts
I’ve got an old Wurlitzer Stereophonic juke box in my living room. Sadly the wiring is so touchy that I can’t use it much….. and I can’t find anyone to work on it. Filled with my 45s from back in the day… and then some collected along the way.
I have been thinking about this show for two days. And I’m really upset. Good god.
i heard christmas song after christmas song on the radio the other day — some stupid station was pullilng a walmart and starting early. i’ve picked up about 1/3rd inch today and had some good sunbreaks this afternoon.
i’m gonna remove that station from my preset list. it was marginal before it went stupid
I’m pissed, so’s the Better Half, and my daughter…! The ‘visit’ today was solely for the Munchkin’s flu shot…! The Pediatrician, whom has the results, wasn’t even in today…! *gah*
hey tuez — how was your day today? does the stereo have needles? that was what prompted me to get rid of my turntable — it was impossible to find replacement needle/cartridges anymore
my dad was a kid in southern central kansas during the dust bowl. i wish i had talked to him more about those years
The film was really disturbing.
it was difficult to watch but also the resolve of people to get through it was very touching. haunting photographs and those voice-overs from the ones who were kids back then was very impressive. when the rains returned, i was elated too — and surprised to learn of the wet years/dry years cycle there
Of course you can get them online…why didn’t I think of that? Well…don’t even have the turntable hooked up, though I think about it.
I never did trust the iPod – and I was right. Several months ago I recorded a bunch of stuff onto iTunes, then tried to transfer them to the iPod: erased every damn song on the device! Funny, all those physical recordings – lp’s, 45′s, cd’s, even tapes…are still working.
Probably doesn’t have needles, or if it does, the one it has is old and dull. It’s the spousal unit that refuses to let me throw stuff out, although I do when he’s not looking.
You’ll never find me on antiques road show.
fucking fuckery afoot tut…. tis about time for his mom to get on the phone to the doc and start demanding answers
I’ve had the same thing happen. Hence, I keep multiple backups of my iPod library.
Oh, I so agree, Suzanne. Time for Munchkin’s mom to get firm with the doc.
CT, I was so hopeful that you’d get information today that would put all your minds at rest. Sorry for this set back.
move on up
She did and hit a brick wall…! 8-(
I’m fixing to call HMSA(Blue Cross) and report the sordid crap…!
what kinda brick wall?
I have some lingering concerns about digitizing all our media that way. Not just music, but photos, newspapers, video, scientific journals, everything. Carve something into stone and it lasts.
Speaking of climate change: NPR had a piece on today about Cape Cod cranberry growers who are thinking of growing cranberries in Peru because it’s getting too warm on Cape Cod. We are in for some ‘interesting’ times.
Wow. Pretty near the heart of it all, huh? Did you wind up on the Coast because his family moved west during those years?
I thought I knew most of the story — learned much during my years in Oklahoma. There was a very strong Conservation organization of farmers (can’t recall the name of it), but there were pieces that were news. The elders recounting their families’ experiences were so moving, weren’t they?
Trying to imagine living in those piles of dust…just can’t. It’s a miracle that land was reclaimed.
Oh, for today’s unfuckinbelievable column. A local reporter has uncovered evidence that Casey Anthony did google searches for “foolproof suffocation” the day her kid died/disappeared. Her lawyer knew the evidence was there but the state didn’t.
No cranberries on the Cape? Too warm for cranberries??? my gawd. That’s truly depressing.
I couldn’t watch the shows….. just made me queasy. But wasn’t much of it the result of just plain wrong growing habits? I fear that we’ll see similar stuff come back again. And when GMO crops take over, we’re all probably going to go hungry. What a mess we are making of the Earth. But, hey, We’re Number One! USA, USA, USA.
we ended up in california when my dad retired from the navy in 63. we had been stationed in ca from 57-61 and after 2 years in new orleans, my dad got transferred back to san diego in 63. he retired 6 months later and we moved up to norcal, eventually settling in the sf bay area.
his family stayed and did not relocate. i was surprised to learn from that show that the majority of the folks stayed.
jeebus — how did the reporter find this out?
Well, yes…plowing customs in particular. Too shallow, straight rows (not contoured with the land), too much tilling. Most farmers in teh area seem to have learned the lesson, and use low-till or no-till methods.
Of course, today’s farmers have or recently had living relatives to remind them of the disaster. I fear once they’re all gone, a couple of generations later bad habits could return.Of course, the purpose of education is supposed to be to pass on those lessons of the past…
But look at what’s happened with vaccinations; young parents who never saw whooping cough, measles, mumps, polio, etc. Our parents were very familiar with the actual diseases so they were thrilled to be able immunize us, their children.
So, who knows? I’ve been away from Oklahoma for nearly thirty years now; who knows if the county conservation organizations are still as vital and influential as they were then?
so much reliance on the aquifer nowadays was pointed out at the end… some lessons were learned (such as tilling and contouring) but not others
My semi-rural county is blessed with some of the best topsoil in the world, and we passed laws to Save Our Agricultural Resources……but… people are so anxious to build condos on the strawberry/celery fields. It just makes me sick to see them go away.
when i moved to the east bay shortly after having jennifer, i remember the town had several small farms throughout the 100 sq miles area. last i knew, they were all gone, paved over. the courthouse used to be a cabbage farm.
My sibs and I used to go to our aunt’s farm in San Jose. The City Hall covers it now. Oh, well. My mom’s cousin made a lot of money.
Crocus is growing in the flower beds and shouldn’t be doing that till April.
Hello, I up and family week greetings to all LLNers.
hey nonq — how ya doing tonight?
Plus, when I was a kid in San Jose, Fremont didn’t even exist!
Hey, nonq! Are you cooking on Thursday? We had some cooking fun at CT’s post last night. I may even brine my turkey since there was so much good stuff about brining.
fremont incorporated in 1954 — 5 small towns formed one city — but it really wasn’t visible from the freeway. just the gm plant
Also, I planted some red poppy seeds in my yard (just for a remembrance of a wonderful visit to Tuscany in the spring several years ago)…. and they were supposed to bloom in the spring, but they are blooming now…. and are beautiful. I hope they will bloom again in the spring….. and that your crocus will do the same.
both fuchsia pots are going like gangbusters… they think it is spring too
Wiki says 1956…. which makes sense to me since that’s when my family moved to Houston, TX. Made it back to CA many years later.
Worked a long day and fell asleep in the lounger. Up and getting some tea started. I’m fine thank you and my siblings are in town for a big TG pot-luck on Thursday. 30 immediate family, not at my little house, though.
my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be…. thought it was the same year as my birth
How wonderful to have a big family gathering! Enjoy.
where is it going to be hosted? do ya usually get that many for turkey day?
My bread has been requested again, easy peasy, corn bread and a walnut nut bread. The plain dinner rolls are seldom touched by anyone. An extra small loaf of each with the crowd, ages ranging from 2 months to 96 years.
Sorry y’all, the Better Half just got home from her evening shift, ringing bells…! Had to feed her(Roast Beef, Baked Pot. and steamed zucchini)…! ;-)
how did ya fix your baked pot? i’ve heard of it in bread and butter and, of course, cookies, but not baked…
*heh* A wise-acrer, eh…? 8-P
My poppies, a heritage orange variety are sending up fresh growth also. If we got a heavy snow they might get insulated enough to survive until spring. Just cut some more spinach and swiss chard for supper last night. Parsnips have survived a couple of light frosts, also.
There you go…. making me laugh out loud in the dark in my house while I settle in with mindless teevee!
a wise guy
This is my home town and my older sibling, who is living here also, has the big house and dining area.
Sounds great! We just had 20 for a 95th for my dad…. and that was lovely. Thanksgiving, though, will be me and my daughter at the stove for her husband and twins and hubby’s adult son and wife and their 1 year old. I think we will have a lovely and restful time. My daughter and I love to cook together.
sounds wonderful! is everyone attending making something — a pot luck turkey dinner?
There will likely be a ham, turkey for sure, prime rib, lobster, elk, pumpkin, apple, cherry and pecan pies, each family coming has a specialty or two. There is a wine professional amongst the crew, and there is usually a case of some very fancy stuff to sample.
A couple decades ago I brought the baked pot.
oh yum! sounds like a magnificent celebration nonq
how did you bake the pot?
If I perchance live near as long as the oldest, I hope I retain a sharp wit and intellect as well as our senior matron has.
Sounds wonderful! When I was a kid we always had Thanksgiving at my grandmother and grandfather’s house (3 flat in the Mission District of San Francisco)…. my dad was in a sib group of 6. I often wonder how in the world we all fit around one big table….but we did…. and the memories are life-sustaining!
Brownies, they went fast!!
i love magic brownies
We used to pack 40 or so into my grandparent’s house after midnight mass at christmas.
Great memories, I’m sure!
Some times i wish,
The cousins and siblings usually got to them before the main course. I don’t remember my parents or their age group noticing. Don’t remember, ha!
hey homeroid — how’s homer? congrats on snagging the happy lucky 99 dood
It was nice being able to stop by Suz, Dearie. All the best to you. I’m going to try to get some more sleep. Niters.
tis about time for me to get horizontal myself. thanks for letting me hang out here with ya tonight.
Had to cut it short as i thought i might have missed it.
Hey Suz. We are in a big ole high here and that means the wet is pushed your way. Not much i can do about that sister, but if we get enough snow this winter i will write here more. Wishing you have some fun in the next few daze.
Good-night and happy and colorful dreams to all.
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