Friday, May 15, 2020

Things Rattling Around In My Head


I just finished my walk, I do one every day. Ever since my stroke I try to do things that would help a brother out.

Taking care of yourself, trying to eat right, keeping the pounds at bay, no smoking, you know the drill.  I go a mile and a half to two miles every time.

Today some things I was thinking about.

When I was subbing I asked some Hispanic students, “When you sleep and dream, do you dream in English or Spanish?” You should have seen their faces. Answers ranged from Spanish to English to I don't ever dream.

Yeah, right, to the last one.

You know the phrase in songs, "Take it to the bridge?" When one of my twins was about ten he repeated back to me what he thought they said. He said, "Take it to the fridge."

Same kid, when he was even younger was in the back seat singing along with Maroon 5's song I Won't Go Home Without You. When it got to the line, "Just give me one more chance to make it right,'" he sang along with his eyes closed; "Just give me one more chance to make it white."

Here's a thought, how come birds don't fly into the open window in your car?

Tina Turner's song The Best? As she sings, "You're simply the best, better than all the rest" it tears me up every time. Give it a listen, you'll see. Great song.

Me and Hootie
(l-r) Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Mark Bryan, me, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker.
Remember when  Hootie and the Blowfish seemed like they were everywhere? The cover of Rolling Stone, on Letterman, on every radio station, sold out concerts all across the country and selling it seemed like a bajillion albums? Well, Darius Rucker was the frontman, the voice of that band. Also a great guy.

Now he does country and does it very well. I'd follow Darius into a burning building and following him into country has been a delight. Oh, he still does Hootie and that's cool, too, but check out the country stylings of one Darius Rucker.

You won't be disappointed.

I went to junior high, high school, and college, in Maryland. I was an Orioles' fan before the Yankees. They had a dance show on television there, think American Bandstand, called The Kirby Scott Show. Teenagers used to dance, live, and I first heard reggae on that show. The song was I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. When it came on the kids almost killed themselves trying to dance to it.

It was fun to watch.

You all know James Taylor.

I bet you all know the story behind the song Sweet Baby James.

If not, here we go...

James wrote that song as a baby gift for his new nephew, his brother's son. named James as well. Here's my question. How often in life did 'Young James' have this conversation with a female?

"You know James Taylor? He's my uncle." Girl faints.  When she comes to he continues. "That song Sweet Baby James? That was written for me." She faints again.

I'da said that right there. Alot.





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