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What’s Stuck In My Head – 3 April

It’s “Final Countdown Day”! Today’s date is 4 – 3 – 21. I blame wifey for this.

Now I can’t get this damn song out of my head, and now you can’t either.

Enjoy!

This is the cover this song deserves. There is another cover where the guitarist screws up the solo and makes the band stop and go back so he can get it right. I tried to find that cover but had to give up. I just couldn’t deal with it any longer!

Peace,
B

P.S. I’ve got a new genealogy blog now.  The link is down below!

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Because Someone Asked

Just because someone asked for a tune, I’ll post one.

But you must know that this blog is going away soon. I’m not going to renew the domain or my hosting plan. I just can’t justify the expense any longer. I really do appreciate all the comments and follows from everybody. But the drive is gone. Maybe one day I’ll return with something. You just never know.

I’ve chosen an artist that I’ve featured in a “What’s Stuck In My Head” post, and he could be listed on the “Guitar Gods” as well as my “Singer – Songwriters” lists. That isn’t all the surprising, there are many folks that fit all those categories in my head.

Today, it’s time for Graham Anthony Barnes to step into the spot light. Who? You might ask? You’d know him better as the front man of the blues and rock band Ten Years After, Alvin Lee. Ten Years After’s set at the Woodstock festival was simply amazing, with “I’m Going Home” becoming a big hit from the soundtrack album. It was their 1971 hit “I’d Love To Change The World” that opened my eyes to his guitar work. It was still several years before I knew his name though. Believe me, I never forgot that name.

I have always been a fan of slow blues, which is probably why I enjoy Eric Clapton’s work so much. He didn’t get the nickname of Slowhand for nothing. And while Alvin can shred a fret board like no one else, his phrasing during his solos is above compare. He does a bit of each in this track.

This song comes from the album Nineteen Ninety-Four released oddly enough in 1994. Here in the states it was titled I Hear You Rocking. I fail to understand why record companies have to change the song lists and titles when exporting albums across the pond. Just release the album as is world-wide. But, they didn’t ask my opinion.

So here’s Alvin Lee solo and The Bluest Blue. Enjoy!

Peace,
B

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Ginger And Nutmeg! – Week Four

This is the final week for Ginger and Nutmeg for 2020. Let’s see how they decided to end this very difficult year.

After Ginger getting Nutty’s leg messed up and Nutty getting revenge by having the Lego guys carry Ginger off to who knows where, it looks like they made up. Tea on Sunday!

Tea and cookies (or is it biscuits?). I would think that Santa would be a bit peeved if they came back mad at each other.

I guess they were (sugar) plum tucked out. They spent all of Monday napping in the dollhouse.

You would think that those lights would make it difficult to sleep.

Then, by Tuesday all they had the energy for was reading! Either these elves are getting lazy, or just bored!

Getting ready for the big night?

Wednesday find them counting presents. I do have to wonder why they were only counting presents for the girls and not the rest of the family. I guess we don’t rate!

I guess the rest of us are chopped liver!

It’s Christmas Eve! They have to go back tomorrow morning, but first they have a present for the girls. Again, where are the goodies for the rest of the family??? I think it’s time to complain to Santa!

There better be something under that tree for somebody else.

Well, they were supposed to go back in the morning before anybody was up. Not surprisingly, they didn’t. Instead they hung out in the tree waiting for the girls.

These elves don’t follow any of the rules!

And that’s a wrap for 2020. Ginger and Nutmeg have traversed the mycelium network back to the North Pole. They will hopefully return to us next December.

Peace,
B

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P.S. If you search this blog for “Ginger” you can catch up on the elvin antics!