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.