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Christmas Favorites … 1

3 Dec

I like Christmas and I love Christmas Carols.
Christmas – like most things – is what you make it. 
But this wonderful music already exists. 
So I play it. 

My lady Rose turned me on to this wonderful version of
my favorite Christmas Carol, Silent Night. 

If you haven’t heard it already, I hope you enjoy.  

FINALLY !!! CALGARY STAMPEDERS WIN GREY CUP !!!

26 Nov

106th GREY CUP GAME

A lot of red on that Cup. Most of it blood.

Do I detect a lion in there?
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After 2 years of devastating losses to teams that didn’t deserve to be on the same field … 

AT LAST !!!

What’s going on with WordPress ???

14 Nov

You must have noticed I’ve been doing a lot of editing … and re-Posting on my Posts recently.

This is because some strange things are going with my Blog.

The first thing that started to go wrong was that any time I posted a clip from You Tube it often didn’t appear on the the Post. It was fine in the Preview, but screwed somehow up in the Posting. And each I tried to fix it, it wouldn’t fix. But I couldn’t tell that until I Posted. Very aggravating.

The other thing was line spacing. It sometimes added extra spacing or none at all. It didn’t look very good. And I care about how my Posts look.

These a couple of other ongoing issues have required me to keep Editing and Posting until things come out correctly.

Of course, I also sometimes make mistakes – typos and such – which I am inclined to correct. But not the extent that I’ve been having to do lately.

I don’t know if the video issue a You Tube fault or a WordPress fault??? I just know it never happened before.

I hope it clears up by itself because it’s a mystery down here.

Soooo … just so you know. Sorry.

the white album …

14 Nov
Birthday
In the early 60’s two scruffy kids from Liverpool named John Lennon and Paul McCartney
formed a skiffle group/band and started banging out some tunes.
Though they surely had some dreams, I highly doubt they had any idea they would soon be at the vanguard of a
Renaissance Era that literally exploded into an immense wave of change
that swept around the planet and forever changed things.
So … on November 22, 1968 the Beatles released the White Album. This is it’s 50th Anniversary.
It followed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour
and is possibly their most perplexing album.
There must have been tremendous pressure on these guys to continuously produce something
that measured up to – or surpassed – their previous work.
And we all waited very impatiently for whatever they were going to do next.
Yet I didn’t buy The White Album. I was probably broke at the time.
I was saving every nickel to go to Art College.

Anyway … I really was perplexed by the White Album. As many were. It was large … and so different.
It wasn’t what anybody expected. Not that there wasn’t a lot of good music on there.
There was. But some was forgettable too.

I still don’t own it today, but I can get any tune from it that I want for free via YouTube.

Sometimes my guitar gently weeps … but I’m still doing pretty good.


while my guitar gently weeps

 

 

The Rider / 2018

12 Nov

This looks good.
Another one I missed.

Release Date: 13 April 2018 (USA)

The Rider  Poster

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The Rider Movie Poster

The Rider (2017)

Remembering …

8 Nov


Highland Laddie / The Regimental Pipes And Drums Of The Calgary Highlanders

1944

 

 

 

 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Update …

5 Nov

Coming November 16

Lookin’ good !

 

I Put a Spell on You …

30 Oct

The are many good versions of I Put a Spell on You,
but just as some Actors seem to be born to play a certain role,
some Singers seem to born for a certain song.
This is Bonnie Tyler’s song.

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Other Favorites …

I coulda put about 10 more here …

Have a fun Halloween folks …

 

 

The TV we’re waiting for …

24 Oct
These are the shows Rose and I watch together.

We’ve been very patient.
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Geezer Alert !!

8 Oct

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Thanksgiving …

8 Oct

October 2 … 2018

2 Oct


Home from the Forest / Gordon Lightfoot

We’re not ready for this … 

Goodness! …
is not really what I said.

What’s that noise?
Rose! I can’t shovel the snow … there’s a Magpie on my snow shovel.



Roadsters at the Mall …

15 Sep

Spotted these 2 old roadsters at the nearby Coop.

The kind of figurehead you guard.

 

1928

 

Falllllll 2018 …

15 Sep

Fall in Alberta / September 13

Hmmmm … 

… maybe we won’t barbeque today. 

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Keep going boys ! It might get worse !

I’m sure things will return to normal soon. 
I just can’t remember what that was? 

“Winter is coming …”

29 Aug

But it’s not ALL bad …Fan made poster … excellent.

You said something?

 

Lucky / 2017

10 Aug

Lucky

Just noticed this movie. Came out in 2017. Is it a Western? Well … it’s got cactus and q cowboy hat.
And Harry Dean Stanton.

Harry made this just before he passed.

Good reviews.

“I really liked the Mariachi singing in Westerns.”
– Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton Westerns

A couple of Classics in there. 
Nice work Harry. 

UPCOMING!: Essential Swashbuckling – The Clinch!

6 Aug


Heroes / Shatter Effect

See Yul Brynner sing his hit: 
“O Clinch Me Not!”

See Yoda and Dooku in combat !

Witness other marvels and forgotten lore of the Screen !

COMING SOON!!

Rose’s Garden …

1 Aug

Rose’s Garden

Every year Rose toils tirelessly, endlessly in her garden.
Weeding, planting, digging, watering …
Often working after dark, she labours. A Labour of Love.
I am the beneficiary. 

Getting started

Spring Tulips. 

Then comes poppies !

Followed by … 

 

But I’m not the only beneficiary !

Thank You Rose !

A NOSTALGIC SPOOF: THE LAST OF THE SILVER SCREEN COWBOYS – Garry & Marilyn Armstrong

16 Jul

Reposting from my Blog pals, Marilyn and Garry.
YEE HAW !

Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

A Nostalgic Spoof of a Beloved Movie Genre

We watched “Rustler’s Rhapsody” again last night. I love this movie. It’s an affectionate spoof of the B-Westerns of the 1940s starring Tom Berenger, Patrick Wayne, G.W. Baily (currently with “Major Crimes” on which Berenger has a recurring guest role), Andy Griffith and Fernando Rey.

The women include Sela Ward, a solid dramatic actress perhaps best remembered as Dr. Richard Kimble’s slain wife in the movie version of “The Fugitive”. There’s also Marilu Henner who riffs on all the “Miss Kitty/Miss Lily” saloon ladies of our favorite TV westerns.

Andy Griffith and Fernando Rey both play power-mad cattle barons. Fernando usually plays an international drug czar and you probably remember him in “The French Connection”. He is slimy sinister personified. Rey and Griffith make a very odd couple. Check out the scene where they argue about who gets to do the countdown for killing the hero. They are hilarious…

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Zorro Reborn … Trailer

5 Jul

OK … I just found this. I didn’t make it. I’m not promoting it. It doesn’t even look Western.
BUT … it’s supposed to be some new incarnation of Zorro? You be the judge. 

???
I’m not really against something NEW, but I’m not overconfident about this one.
It had better be really well done.

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