Sunday Morning Music

Hi !

We have a wonderful
mix of rock, jazz, fusion
and funk for you
today on this Sunday
Morning Music Post.

I hope you dig it.

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Crusaders —
” Good Times

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Robin Trower —
Lady Love

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Poco —
Call It Love

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Dave Stahl —
Scream Machine

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Crusaders —
It Happens Every Time

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S.O.U.L. —
Peace Of Mind

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Blind Faith —
Sea Of Joy

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Greg Lake —
Still You Turn Me On

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Chicago —
Dialogues

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Boz Scaggs —
Rock and Stick

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Crusaders —
” Keep That Same Old Feelin

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Jefferson Starship —
Mountain Song

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George Benson —
Give Me The Night

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Woody Herman —
Corazon

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Beth Hart —
Bang Bang Boom Boom

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Crusaders —
Chain Reaction

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Beatles —
” Revolution

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Iron Butterfly —
Flowers and Beads

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Leo Sayer —
 More Than I Can Say

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Prince —
Diamonds and Pearls

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Crusaders —
Feel It

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Bill Chase (CHASE) —
” Close Up Tight

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The Pissing Fountain

Belgium is one
of my favorite
destinations in Europe….

Brussels is home
to quite a good
number of restaurants
and bars, along with
friendly people and
plenty of sights
to visit.

And beer

several of the best
beers in the world
are brewed there.

Despite some similarities,
it’s quite different from
France in many ways,
as I’m sure Monsieur
Hercules Poirot would
be quick to tell you.

One of the more peculiar
landmarks one should see
in the city of Brussels is
commonly called the
“Pissing Fountain” –
but more correctly:
the Manneken Pis
statue …
(or ‘Little Piddler’ ).

It’s called that because
it looks like the bronze
kid depicted by the
statue is pissing on
passerby’s.

Sure,
and not only
is it famous, but
there’s been one
like it in Brussels
since 1618, although
it has been moved,
as well as re-cast,
several times over
it’s history.

Originally, it’s main
purpose was to provide
fresh water to local
residents, but by the
middle of the 1800’s,
it had evolved into
more of a local
landmark, and over
the years, has drawn
attention from not
only tourists, but a
number of thieves
as well.

It was first swiped,
in 1747, by a couple
of French Grenadiers
who had been posted
to the town –
– the residents were so
enraged about it, they
threatened to revolt.

The King of France
ordered it returned,
along with a gold
brocaded robe and a
sword for the statue.

Which kinda
contributed
to a tradition that
continues to this day –

– a couple times a week,
the statue is dressed up
in some kinda costume,
from a wardrobe that
contains over 1000
different ones.

And on the anniversary
of the founding of the
Free University of Brussels,
November 10, the statue is
connected to a keg of beer
for the benefit of visitors.

As one can imagine,
souvenir postcards
from the site are
very popular,
— and we have
several really cool
vintage ones today.

I hope you like em.

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!!! HOY !!!

Sunday Morning Music

Hiya !

It’s that time.

Yep-
Sunday Morning
Music is on the air.

Well, ok…
not on the air
exactly, maybe
more like
in the cloud…….

Awww…
you know
what I mean.

Hey,
maestro–
get with the tunes, man.

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Gov’t Mule —
Just Got Paid

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Real McKenzies —
Yes

The Jacksons —
Can You Feel It

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Simple Minds —
Alive and Kicking

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Pink Floyd —
On The Turning Away

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Canned Heat —
Going Up The Country

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Van Morrison w/George Benson–
Higher Than The World

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Johnny Cash —
One “

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Widespread Panic —
” Morning Dew

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Wang Chung —
Dance Hall Days

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Velvet Underground–
” Pale Blue Eyes

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Stevie Ray Vaughan —
Little Wing

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Four Tops —
” It’s The Same Old Song “

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Motorhead —
” Heroes “

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Mark Knopfler —
” Coyote

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Chickenfoot —
Oh Yeah

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Pete Townshend —
” Let My Love Open The Door

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ZZ Top —
Blue Jeans Blues

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Robert Plant —
” Ship Of Fools

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Dave Clark Five —
Glad All Over

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Fleetwood Mac —
” Over My Head

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Tedeschi-Trucks Band —
” Anyhow “

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Hollies —
Carrie Anne

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Deep Purple —
My Woman From Tokyo

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!!!! HOY !!!

It Could Just Be Magic

Prowling the
vaunted halls of
the Muscleheaded
Blog Archive for
fresh post fodder
ain’t always the
safest route to go
sometimes –

– yes,
there’s been a lot
of subject matter
covered on this
here Blog over
the years, and it
gets kinda
discouraging,
at times, to find
that all (most) the
juicy subjects that
I’m interested in have
been flogged almost
to death by yours truly,
leaving little skin
available for fresh ….
errrr…..
treatments.

But no worries –
like the great artist
Salvador Dali once said :
“Have No Fear Of
Perfection, You’ll Never
Reach It “.

And creativity
can come in
all sorts of forms,
ya know.

Sequels,
for instance.

Oh sure,
I’m the first
one to laugh mockingly
when I hear that TV
or movie producers
are fixin’ to make
another vapid
Vin Diesel vehicle ,
or a new talking/
revived/friendly
dinosaur movie,
or Superman XXII –
cause I think it reeks,
or groans, of cliche
and outright desperation.

Creativity can’t be found
in a paint-by-number
approach –
as Jack London would
say, ” You Can’t Wait
For Desperation, You
Have To Go After It “.

So, taking Jack on
his word,
(and totally
disregarding
that comment
about paint by
numbers approaches)
I dug around
and found some
neat-o vintage
magic posters
in my media library
that I actually never
posted about.

I have several friends
who are magicians —
and although they
won’t let me in on
their dark secrets….
( …. damn it….. )
I find that I must
have respect for
anyone who
understands
the true nature
of the Latin
proverb  :
omne ignotum
pro magnifico “.

And
OK,
yeah,
I know I did
magic posters before,
and it’s not really the
most original concept
for a post that I’ve ever
come up with – I admit –
but they’re fun and cool,
and I’m posting ’em,
dammit.

Your Mama can’t stop
me, your Daddy can’t
stop me…. etc, etc, etc.

Hey, you gotta admit,
this post is not only
chock-full of groovy
posters, but some
cleverly astute
quotes, too….

I think maybe this
whole “PART-TWO”
thing could be a
pretty good crutch
as long as one doesn’t
develop a limp on the
other side-
— whatever in
the hell that’s
supposed to mean.

(You can sure tell
quotes that I come
up with)

Anyhoo —
now,
back to :
Magic Posters,
The Sequel.

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!!! HOY !!!

Doggies Of The Dewey Decimal System

Sometimes,
when I don’t have
any fresh reading
material…….

(and I’m bored
outta my mind ),

I like to go wander
the storied halls of
the local B**s and N**e
bookstore —

Sure,
ok…

the coffee area
is appreciated  
( and that cute
redhead behind
the counter is a real
sweetie) but what I
really like is what
seems a rather
randomly selected,
but certainly extensive,
range of books on
just about any subject
you can name.

( ok- dirty books
excluded, but ya
can’t win em all )

I’ll walk in, and then,
straight to the non-
fiction area-

…. looking for the
religion, philosophy,
and psychology aisles.

It’s a huge store, and
a comparatively small
percentage of the place
is dedicated to non-fiction,
but I usually find some
special things that will
just have to go home
with me.

Today’s selection
included a book on
advanced induction
techniques (Hypnosis) –
a tome on Comparative
Religion (Joseph Campbell) –
and another, a continuation
of a series of books
explaining the way humans
perceive the world around
them (“The Handbook
Of Perception”).

You might be
seeing some
posts based
on those
subjects once
I’ve digested
them……. 

Oh, and
let’s see…..

– there was also
a big honkin book
with lots of pictures
of classic automobiles
from the 1950’s and 1960’s,
which probably should be
entitled:
” An Overgrown Boy’s
Book of Cool Cars “.

Score,
baby.

Oh, and
let’s not forget
the fresh copy of:
” Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Motorcycle “

— sure, I know I’ve got
two copies already,
but this one gonna
be a gift.

Time has a tendency
to get away from me
in that place…..

I think the manager
was worried she might
have to feed me if I
hung around for
much longer.

I used to be that way
at the Public Library,
too–

– lost among the stacks-

but I always wanted to
keep the books once I
had ’em,

( I’m very possessive of
books, and records, and
other stuff… )

— and they kinda
frowned on that –

– the fines got rather
expensive while the
library people tried
to convince me to
give ’em back.

It was always hard
to part with a book
once I’ve read it –
– it’s way too much
like breaking up.

Nope,
love isn’t
something that
should be rented,
or borrowed –
– aspects of it
should linger
on and on…
– for keeps –

And so, damn it,
are my books
for keeps .

Because books give,
and give,
and keep giving –

– you only need
to give them a place
in your home and
your heart , and
appreciate them
in return….

they’re like
paperback puppies,
hardcover hounds,
or the Doggies
of the Dewey
Decimal System.

No,
I don’t have
the room
for any more books
( I’m told )

… but,
there really is
no other option
for me.

Online digital
‘books’ ??

well,
all I got
to say is
pphhooooooooey.

😛

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!!! HOY !!!

Sunday Morning Music

Hi
and Welcome !

We’ve got a
very cool and groovy
lineup of Sunday
Morning Music –

So….

Let’s GO !

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Cars —
Let’s Go (live)

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Billy Gibbons —
Got Love If You Want It

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The Sundays —
Where The Story Ends

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Barry White —
Playing Your Game

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Beach Boys —
Marcella

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Malo —
Sauvecito

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Jr Walker and The All Stars–
Gotta Hold On To This

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Rascals —
It’s A Beautiful Morning

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Earth Wind and Fire —
Fantasy

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The Cult —
The Rain

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Elvis Costello w/Lucinda Williams —
Wild Horses

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Minnie Riperton —
Here We Go

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Player —
Come Back

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The Youngbloods —
” Sunlight

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The Supremes —
Reflections

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Vanilla Fudge —
You Keep Me Hangin On

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Devo —
“That’s Good”

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KC and The Sunshine Band —
Shake Your Booty

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Deep Purple —
” Perfect Strangers

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Blood, Sweat and Tears —
Redemption

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Jefferson Airplane —
Ballad of You Me and Pooneil

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Temptations —
” A Rolling Stone (live)

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Hall and Oates —
You Make My Dreams

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David Coverdale
and Jimmy Page —
Don’t Leave Me This Way

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Curtis Mayfield —
The Makings Of You

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Beatles —
In My Life

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Ramones —
Hey Ho Let’s Go

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!!! HOY !!!