Sunday Morning Music

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Hi YA
and
Welcome !

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I’m out of town
this week , and
more than a
bit indisposed –

— and I dunno
just how to
define what we’re
going for in this
post today…

–a certain
je ne sais quoi ,
if you speak
fusion-confusion
like I do.

Hmmm.
….. well.

Let’s get started,
shall we–

maybe we’ll figure
it out together.

So sit back
and turn
the speakers up loud….

I hope you enjoy it !

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Kj Denhert–
I Got Time

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War —
” Don’t Let No One
Get You Down

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Linda Ronstadt —
” The Tattler “

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The Flower Kings
” The Road Back Home”

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Talking Heads —
” Road To Nowhere

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Electric Light Orchestra —
” Strange Magic ” 

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Bruno Mars —
” Lazy Song “

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Yes–
Time And A Word

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Earth Wind and Fire–
Keep Your Head To The Sky

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Sarah Vaughan —
Green Dolphin Street

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Van Halen —
” I’ll Wait ” 

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Flying Lizzards —
” Money “

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Chris Cornell —
Arms Around Your Love

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Earth, Wind and Fire —
Fantasy

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Michael Franks —
How I Remember You

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Amy Winehouse —
” Take The Box “

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Blackfield —
Where Is My Love

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Dorothy —
” Raise Hell

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Steppenwolf —
Monster  (album cut)”

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Paramore —
That’s What You Get

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Bee Gees —
” Love So Right “

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The Plastics —
” Robot “

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Joni Mitchell —
Both Sides Now
( 1969- Cass Elliott’s TV show)

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Carly Rae Jepsen —
” I Really Like You “

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Chicago —
Make Me Smile

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Bleeker —
” Highway

!!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!!!

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Riddle In

lookIt started with
a rather
vague,
enigmatic
invitation.

” The chairman
wants to see you. “

I didn’t exactly
know what
these ladiesfarmer
were up to….

and I had no idea
what this invitation
would entail ;

but I could see
no good reason
not to follow
the pheromones
and accept
such aa1
charmingly
delivered invite.

That’s the
foolish part
of being a male,
I guess —

A wry little smile,
a whisper of
decolletage,
a whiff of estrogen,
a wiggle of a2
feminine hips,
and we’re all
‘balls out’,
and
belly flops
in.

Even at
that age.rebus

“Sure, tell him
I’ll drop 

in on him
sometime.”

No,
I was told.
NOW.

As a group,
we were
making astounding,
exponential progress
in our field of study….

And I personally
had been very busy
working on a
brand new,
innovative approach
to solving certain
problems of the algebra
peculiar quantitative
dactylonomies that
had become my
specialty….

A break of
any kind
would be
welcome,
or so I figured.

Thus,
I found myselfa3
blithely and happily
following my two
prepossessing
chaperones
into a large,
and very dark
conference room
with one chair,
and one ‘chairman’
sitting in that chair.

So,
I remainedgoto
standing.

As dark as it was
in that room, the
chairman still
looked like
he was about a
thousand years old.

Boy, that guy
was giving
me the creeps.

As my escorts
backed out of
the room quietly,
the chairman
started out
our conversation
by asking me
some detailsa1
about my work….

Then, he
suddenly
stopped in
mid sentence —

— and posed
a quandry
that I still
remember:

“If I can only exist
where there is light,
but I cease to exist1913
if the light shines
on me, 
what am I? ” 

“Well, you got me”,
I said. 

“What is that,
a koan ? “

” No… it’s a riddle. 
And a simple one, 
or should be,
for someone
so supposedly
clever as you. ” 

“Ahh.
I’ve never been
all that much

for riddles.
As for my
so-calledlwemonm
cleverness,
it sounds like
it’s been grossly
over-rated, I think. ” 

He frowned
and waved
his hand
in dismissal…

“No matter —

try this one,”
he said… 

” Alone I am 24th,
with a friend I am 20.
Add another friend,
and I am impure.

What am I?” 

“I don’t have
a clue, sorry.” puzzle

“Alright then” ,
he said, in
a vaguely
frustrated voice  —

I’ll give you
one more chance. 

What comes 
once in a minute, 
twice in a moment,
but never in
a thousand years?

You coulda heard
a pin drop.

I stared blankly
into the darkness
for several moments
until a side door
opened, and my
two buxomval
companions
reappeared.

The chairman’s voice
boomed:

” You are not worthy
of entrance 
into
the Ancient Noble Order
of St. Boniface —

— but, we’re short
of members for 

our annual Feast Day
of Aldhelm parade —

so, I congratulate
you and bid a hearty
‘Welcome Aboard’
to you!

Here’s your
ceremonial
oak hatchet — katzenjammer

— go spread
the good news.

Ladies, conduct him
to the preparation room.”

With that,
we all went
into the next
room and 
started
to disrobe.
cat

And then

I woke up.

Fuckin’
weirdo dreams.

I gotta lay
off the Absinthe
before bed, man.

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!!!!! HOY !!!!!!

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hamster

Sunday Morning Music

Hi !

Welcome to another
edition of our Sunday
feature –

Sunday Morning Music !

We’re going with a
rather jazzy, ethereal
vibe today, and I
hope you dig it.

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Al Jarreau —
Something That You Said

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Dido —
Life For Rent

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Jamiroquai —
Seven Days In Sunny June

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Frank Sinatra/Quincy Jones–
Stormy Weather

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Amy Winehouse —
Love Is A Losing Game
(Acoustic)

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The Jazz Crusaders —
” Chain Reaction

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Smashmouth —
Pacific Coast Party

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Kenny Rankin —
” While My Guitar
Gently Weeps”

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Gwen Stefani —
” Cool

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Delbert McClinton —
The Jealous Kind

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Boz Scaggs —
Payday

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Sixpence None The Richer —
” Breathe Your Name”

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Christine McVie —
Ask Anybody

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Justin Currie —
” What Is Love For

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Euge Groove —
Summer Stroll

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Robert Palmer —
She Makes My Day

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Sade —
The Moon And The Sky

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Walter Becker —
” Somebody’s Saturday Nite”

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Peggy Lee —
It’s A Good Day

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Craig Chaquico —
Innocent Kiss

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Stevie Wonder —
Don’t You Worry
About A Thing”

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Nina Simone —
” Feeling Good

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Sister Hazel —
“Sail Away ” 

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Stylistics —
Stone In Love With You

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Jupiter One —
Flaming Arrow

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!!! HOY !!!

Sunday Morning Music

subHiya .

Today on our
Sunday Morning
Music post we
have some new stuff,
a couple unique things,
and some classics —

— all mixed up together .

Somehow
it all works.

Man, I love it
when that
shit happens.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Kenny Rankin
Creepin

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John Mellencamp —
” Cherry Bomb

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David Bowie —
The Man Who Sold The World

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Audioslave —
” Jewel Of The
Summertime

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Henry Gross —
” Shannon “

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Beach Boys —
Wake The World

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No Doubt —
Hella Good ” 

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Stephen Bishop —
” A Fool At Heart “

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Blackfield —
Where Is My Love

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Warren Haynes —
Your Wildest Dreams

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Devil Doll —
Queen Of Pain

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Chico Mann
w/ Alicia Shakour–
” I Feel It “

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Al Jarreau —
” After All ” 

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Paramore —
Hard Times

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Dead South —
” In Good Company ” 

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Rolling Stones —
” She’s So Cold ” 

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Alice Francis —
” Shoot Him Down ” 

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Prince —fender
” Erotic City ” 

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Allman Brothers
w/ Eric Clapton —
In Memory Of
Elizabeth Reed

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Dido —
“Here With Me “

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Red Hot Chili Peppers —
” Fortune Faded “

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Peggy Lee —
” Why Don’t You Do Right ” 

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Steely Dan —erot
” Gaslighting Abbie ” 

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Swing Republic —
” Crazy Love ” 

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Amy Winehouse —
” Back To Black ” 

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Mofus —
” Sex In Space ” 

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The Cult —fl
” Little Devil “

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Grateful Dead
W/ Janis Joplin —
” Lovelight ” 

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Sade —
” By Your Side “

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Train —
” Drive By “

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Alicia Keys–
” No One “dancona

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy–
” Jumpin’ Jack ” 

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OutKast —
Land Of A Million Drums

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Here’s one for Feve,
who always demonstrates
the most exquisite taste
in music…..

Herbie Hancock,
Joss Stone,
and Jonny Lang:
” When Love Comes To Town ” 

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And to end our sequence today,
another cut from my buddy
Kenny Rankin :
Inside

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!!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday Morning Music

a33Hello
and Willkommen !

From the clock
on the wall,
I can tell it’s —

Time for another
Sunday Morning
Music Post —

So hold on
to your hat
( not to mention
your sense of adventure,
and taste for soul )
’cause we’re………

Molly Hatchet —
Flirting With Disaster

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ELO —
” Can’t Get It
Outta My Head”

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Al Green —
” Let’s Stay Together ” 

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Autograph —
” Turn Up The Radio ” 

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Ann Peebles —
” I’m Gonna Tear Your
Playhouse Down” 

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Roxy Music —
” There’s A Bandrec
Playing On My Radio”

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John  Legend —
Everybody Knows

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Kate Bush with
David Gilmour —
Running Up That Hill

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Beatles —
Can’t Buy Me Love

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Marvin Gaye —
” Inner City Blues ” 

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Detroit Emeralds —
” You’re Getting A Little Too Smart” 

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Gap Band —
You Dropped A
Bomb On Me

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Elvis Costello —
” Radio, Radio ” 

.offbeat

Michael McDonald
and Ray Charles —
” Hey Girl ” 

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Donna Summer —
” On The Radio ” 

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The Vapors —
” Turning Japanese ” 

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B-52’s
“Planet Claire” 

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Wall Of Voodoo —
” Mexican Radio “

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Joe Bonamassa,
Dusty Hill,
Derek Trucks and
Billy Gibbons —
” Goin Down “

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Taj Mahal —
” Senor Blues ” 

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Warren Zevon and
Jackson Browne–
” Mohameds Radio ” 

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Jimmy Smith and
Wes Montgomery —
” Mellow Mood ” 

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Beach Boys–
” That’s Why God Made The Radio” 

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Warren Haynes,
Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks–
” I’d Rather Go Blind “

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Ann Peebles —
” I Can’t Stand The Rain ” 

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Rusty Wright Band —
Baby Roll On

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Alive N Kickin —
Tighter and Tighter

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Tower Of Power —
Can’t You See

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Well, that’s it
for today….

Tune In Again Next Time
On This Same Channel
For More
Sunday Morning Music !

!!! HOY !!!

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Photo Boothing

My buddy Jen sent
me a funny picture
of a couple of dogs
mugging in one of
those coin-operated
automated photo
booths, and it got
me to thinking-

(always a
dangerous thing)

— just how many
hilarious examples
of this kinda thing
must be
out there
somewhere.

I guess it
must be true,
cause you can
do some really
goofy stuff in
front of a camera
in 5 second intervals.

Hell, I’ve been
known to participate
in some pretty silly
photo booth high jinks
myself when they were
still popular in arcades
and such.

Of course,
that required
pain-staking research,
searching every nook
and cranny of the
interwebs and stuff,
but
hey,
anything for
our readers, right ?

Well, here’s
the thing.

Most of the vintage
photo sets from
4 for a quarter
photo booths
that I found were
kinda lame…..

(with a few
exceptions)

People skewing up
their faces, bugging
their eye balls, and
making obscene
gestures is pretty
much par for the
course.

Not that
I have any
issue with any
of that-

– it just so
happens
that I hold
an advanced
degree in
obscene
gestures…..

….. but it’s just
not something
that would make
for all that thrilling
of a post,
if you get
my drift.

You seen
one middle
finger, you
seen em all.

But never fear —

( notwithstanding
how really slow
I was in
realizing it ) –

we did finally
figure out
that those
old fashioned
backdrop shots
that they used
to sell at the
beach,
arcades,
zoos, and
in amusement parks
could get pretty risque
or downright bizarre…

— especially those
from around
World War II.

Folks would simply
stick their head
or other appendages
into cut-outs on the
backdrop-

Then:
the camera
would click,
the light
would flash,
and – presto –
instant humiliation
stored on photo
emulsion paper.

Who wouldn’t
want ten
pounds
of that,
I ask you ?

Of course,
folks had a
much better
sense of humor
back then…….

And they hadn’t
learned yet the
truth of the now
defunct rule 74 –

– that if you
look like
you’re naked
or are doing
something
naughty in
a picture,
even if it
ain’t really
you, for all
practical purposes,
you are,
and for all time.

Don’t I know it.

(Rule 74 was
officially replaced
in the early
2000’s by :
Rule 74-R
which states that
unless you’re doing
so completely out
there while you’re
naked , (or a politico
or celebrity), that
makes it stand out
from the trillions
of other naked
pics floating
around
on the internet
somewhere,
there’s a very
strong chance
that nobody will
want/notice/care/
even see it. )

Ahem.

I honestly
don’t know
which version
of that rule that
I like least, but
anyhoo……

For those
of you who
tuned in to
see the funny
photo strips….

well,
if you’ve
got any:

just send em along
in care of this here
blog, we’ll still do
it on another post.

I just didn’t
have near
enough good
ones to make
a whole post
interesting.

And I do like
these vintage
‘cut-out’ shots 
a whole lot better
that the photo strips
I ended up not using.

It comes down
to simply this :

sometimes
a detour
will get ya
ya where you’re
going somewhere
faster than the
main road.

Not often,
I grant ya.

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!!! HOY !!!

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Friday Mailbag

No matter how
unpleasant a subject
you might choose,
there have been
plenty of vintage
postcards produced
about it.

Take our
general theme
today….

– divorce –

certainly
a disagreeable,
heartbreaking
kinda thing
to have to deal with,
I guess, but
somewhere,
somehow,
somebody
thought it would be a
good idea to send
another person one
of these postcards.

Alrighty…..

well, with
friends like
that, etc, etc, etc.

But they certainly
are interesting cards-
so, it’s not like I
couldn’t still post em.

So, instead of dwelling
on what for most folks
is a pretty depressing
topic……..

Our text for the
mailbag today will
have nothing at all
to do with the
illustrations, and
deal instead with
one of those TV
items I often
do like to
talk about :

The choice of Rowan
Atkinson (Mr. Bean)
to play fictional French
Inspector Jules Maigret
in the recent British
(ITV) series.

Brilliant casting,
if you ask me,
absolutely brilliant.

No fan of the
previous Inspector
Maigret series
(especially the wonderful
1990’s production with
Michael Gambon  )
woulda seen
that coming –

and yet,
it works.

The world-weary
detective in Georges
Simenon’s books
wasn’t all that effusive
to begin with –

— his characteristics
were those of
a thoughtful,
careful, committed,
experienced and
cerebral officer –
and, Atkinson slides into
the role perfectly.

His relationship with
Madame Maigret
(Lucy Cohu) and
his Police associates
is also spot on.

There are two series,
each with two episodes,
and make highly
recommended viewing,
and stay surprisingly
close to Simenon’s
intentions.

They currently
are available
on a Roku service
called “BritBox”
in the United States.

You might be able 
to access them on
YouTube as well,
I dunno.

But you should
definitely check
it out.

!!! HOY !!!

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