Friday, November 10, 2017

Tough Jim's New Hobby

     Tough Jim Gaston is a Fender Stratocaster maniac. Now, with this tutorial, he can create his own.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hard to believe my older girl Stephanie was born 28 years ago. She was a really lovely baby.
Here she is with her baby, Sofia, about five years ago. Happy birthday, kid.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jimmy Beaumont

Jimmy Beaumont of The Skyliners died recently and I want to do a small tribute. He was an excellent singer as this cover of If I Loved You from Carousel shows. He was 76. The Skyliners were best known for Since I Don't Have You, but they had other noteworthy recordings. This is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Hot Diggetty Dog!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Gemini Twins

     I've always enjoyed sleight-of-hand magic and this trick is no exception. It's only about 2:30 long so watch it and see if you can figure out the trick. I can't.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Harlan Speaks

     Harlan Ellison had--or maybe has--a web show that I haven't watched in awhile, but always enjoyed when I did. Here's Harlan introducing his show on the first day. It doesn't run very long so don't feel you have to set aside a lot of time for it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kristine Sings

     This was made about 10 years ago, when my younger daughter Kristine was in high school and pursued music with great determination.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Buffalo Bills

     No, not the football team. I'm in the mood for a little barbershopping and thought I'd post one of my favorite moments from The Music Man.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Early Christmas Present

     If they can have Halloween sales in August, I reckon this isn't rushing the season too badly.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bob Ross

I've always enjoyed watching Bob Ross knock out a painting but PBS doesn't carry him anymore. Good news; there are a lot of his shows on YouTube. Here's one. Use full screen mode to get the best view.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

When I'm 64

     The MonaLisa Twins put a nice touch to a lighthearted Beatles song.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mr. Blue

From my old pals Sha Na Na. I think this guy's name is Donny. He usually wears wraparound sunglasses. I used to be that slim.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Neither Rain Nor Snow...

We've had neither rain nor snow here for a long time, so those aren't excuses for an envelope taking 27 days to reach me from far off Portland, Oregon. Maybe gloom of night was the culprit. Still, a 9 X 12 envelope with metered postage took from July 21, 2017 until today, August 17, to get here. I can drive to Portland in a little over two hours. The contents of the envelope were copies of someone's apazine (small personal fanzine) that went into a larger mailing that was sent out over two weeks ago. Therefore, what was in the envelope is no longer useful or needed.

The USPS should refund the sender his $1.61.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If I Fell

     Another nice arrangement from my faves, The MonaLisa Twins.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Don't Worry, Baby

      One of my favorite Beach Boys songs rendered by a lovely lady with an excellent voice.

Remembering Glen

     Glen Campbell passed away recently and in his honor I'd like to share this song, which he had a big hit with way back when. The guitar solo alone is worth the price of admission.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The MonaLisa Twins

     I've been listening to this duo for months and I'm glad I have the chance to give them a wider audience, even if that audience is the five people who read this blog. Mona and Lisa Wagner are from Austria and are roughly 20 years old. They are twins and they grew up appreciating music from the sixties--Beatles, Stones, etc. They've recorded a lot of cover versions of songs from these groups and they are very good. Here's one example, and you can find a bunch more on YouTube.

     The blonde is Mona and I've already pledged my troth to her. Sorry, guys.

     By the way, this was recorded at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles got their start.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

So In Love

     If this is successful it means I've leaped a high hurdle in my low tech life. Here is Johnny Contardo of Sha Na Na singing So In Love.

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Oregon Modelers Society Swap and Sell

     On Saturday, August 5, I attended the Portland Modelers Society Swap and Sell with my Portland friends Dave "Evan" Lewis and Brian "Tough Jim Gaston" Trainer. Charley Gordon, of Stayton, OR, met us there. The above photo, by Daryl Johnson, serendipitously captured all of us in close proximity. That's me on the right with the blue shirt and broad shoulders. Dave is in the hat, Brian is next to Dave, and Charley has his back to both of them. A good time was had by all. They even fed us for free.

     Good to see you all, gents.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

My father, Robert David Napier, when he was a Navy man.  Hard to believe he's been gone for 40 years. He was good to me. Taught me to fish and bowl, and played catch in the back yard. Thanks, Dad.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Kit of the Day

     An Aurora hot-rod dedicated to our Indigenous Peoples. You can buy-it-now for only $130 on eBay, but keep in mind it's missing a few parts.
     This is a real oddball not only for its content but for the awful artwork on the cover. Aurora usually had excellent box art but this looks like it was done by a precocious high school kid.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Anyone We Know?

An anonymous friend suggested this might resemble someone who had a bad day last November. Or maybe it's just an hysterical pulp cover. I make no judgment.