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Hall and Oats was the absolute bomb in the 80's! They were the white group with lots of soul. These guys worked together for since forever! They have a male chemistry that very few two artist groups have. The only other two man group that I can think of that had similar chemistry was Simon and Garfunkel. You know, for a long time I thought Hall and Oats was gay, but from what I've read over the years it doesn't appear to be. Come to think of it, I thought Simon and Garfunkel was gay too LOL.  Hall and Oats worked so well together that there is no way I can put all of their hits in this post; but I will share my most favorite songs with you. The first is, "Man Eater (1982)," "I Can't Go For That (1981)," "Out Of Touch (1984)," "One On One (1982)," and "Adult Education (1983)." They were indeed one of the most talented groups of the 80's.

Hall and Oates were the absolute bomb in the 80's! They were the white group with lots of soul. These guys worked together since forever! They have a male chemistry that very few two artist groups have had. The only other two man group that I can think of that had similar chemistry was Simon and Garfunkel. You know, for a long time I thought Hall and Oates were gay, but from what I've read over the years it does not appear that they are gay. Come to think of it, I thought Simon and Garfunkel were gay too LOL. Hall and Oates worked so well together that there is no way I can put all of their hits in this post; but I will share my most favorite songs with you. The first is, "Man Eater (1982)," second "I Can't Go For That (1981)," third "Out Of Touch (1984)," fourth "One On One (1982)," and fifth "Adult Education (1983)." They were indeed one of the most talented groups of the 80's.

What the hell ever happened to Ce Ce Peniston? It seems as though she really stepped off the face of the earth (well, at least I have not heard anything from her recently, I could be wrong). For some reason, I kept thinking she was an 80's dance queen, but in actuality her career really shot up in the 90's with a string of hits, including "We Got A Love Thang (1992)," which happens to be one of my favorites. When I watched her perform, it just seemed like her voice never quite matched her face. On television I saw this homely looking girl, but when she opened her mouth, their was so much power! However, she changed her looks considerably when she came out with her hit "Keep On Walking (1992). The last of my favorite songs from Peniston is called "Finally (1992)."

What the hell ever happened to Ce Ce Peniston? It seems as though she really stepped off the face of the earth (well, at least I have not heard anything from her recently, I could be wrong). For some reason, I kept thinking she was an 80's dance queen, but in actuality her career really shot up in the 90's with a string of hits, including "We Got A Love Thang (1992)," which happens to be one of my favorites. When I watched her perform, it just seemed like her voice never quite matched her face. On television I saw this homely looking girl, but when she opened her mouth, their was so much power! However, she changed her looks considerably when she came out with her hit "Keep On Walking (1992)". The last of my favorite songs from Peniston is called "Finally (1992)."

The Spinners was one of my favorite groups back in the seventies. They were truly talented, and cranked out sooo many hits it was unbelievable! I'm not sure how many are still alive today. The only death I could find was Bobbie Smith; which I believe was the lead singer. He had such a unique and smooth voice. I loved hearing him sing, because he was one of the very few "falsetto" singers that never tried to "over compensate" when he'd perform. I don't know how to explain their music. I suppose by today's standard their music would simply be plopped in R&B. However, their music is actually a little bit of funk, a little bit of  jazz, a little bid of dance, and even some disco.  Most of their music are mid-tempo in my opinion; in other words, you can either sit down and relax listen to it, or you can do a little moderate dance. My favorite tunes from The Spinners are, I'll Be Around (1973)," "It's A Shame (1970)," "Rubber Band Man (1976)," and "One Of A Kind (1973)."

The Spinners was one of my favorite groups back in the seventies. They were truly talented, and cranked out sooo many hits it was unbelievable! I'm not sure how many are still alive today. The only death I could find was Bobbie Smith; which I believe was the lead singer. He had such a unique and smooth voice. I loved hearing him sing, because he was one of the very few "falsetto" singers that never tried to "over compensate" when he'd perform. I don't know how to explain their music. I suppose by today's standard their music would simply be plopped in R&B. However, their music is actually a little bit of funk, a little bit of jazz, a little bid of dance, and even some disco. Most of their music are mid-tempo in my opinion; in other words, you can either sit down and relax listen to it, or you can do a little moderate dance. My favorite tunes from The Spinners are, "I'll Be Around (1973)," "It's A Shame (1970)," "Rubberband Man (1976)," and "One Of A Kind Love A Fair (1973)."

You know, I didn't realize until the last 5 years or so, that a lot of my most favorite entertainers happen to be Jewish; I find that kind of interesting. From Barbara Streisand, to Bette Midler, Jackie Mason, and Joan Rivers (R.I.P.) right off the top of my head. However, in this article I'd like to share another talented Jewish performer named Barry Manilow. My grandfather always used to play his music all the time! I remember singing just about all his tunes as a child. When I was young, there was really only two artist I used to listen to quite often, that was Donna Summer, and then there was Barry Manilow. I don't know was it about Barry that gave me such a strong connection to him. His music just captivated me; then again, I love that kind of mellow music anyway.  Barry has had a really long career, and when he had a hit, it was usually a powerful one. Most people may best remember him for his hit "Copacabana (1979)." My favorite tunes are, "Can't Smile Without You (1978)," "Mandy (1974)," "I Write The Songs (1975)," "Could It Be Magic (1973)," and "I've Made It Through The Rain (1980)."

You know, I didn't realize until the last 5 years or so, that a lot of my most favorite entertainers happen to be Jewish; I find that kind of interesting. From Barbara Streisand, to Bette Midler, Jackie Mason, and Joan Rivers (R.I.P.) right off the top of my head. However, in this article I'd like to share another talented Jewish performer named Barry Manilow. My grandfather always used to play his music all the time! I remember singing just about all his tunes as a child. When I was young, there was really only two artist I used to listen to quite often, that was Donna Summer, and then there was Barry Manilow. I don't know was it about Barry that gave me such a strong connection to him. His music just captivated me; then again, I love that kind of mellow music anyway. Barry has had a really long career, and when he had a hit, it was usually a powerful one. Most people may best remember him for his hit "Copacabana (1979)." My favorite tunes are, "Can't Smile Without You (1978)," "Mandy (1974)," "I Write The Songs (1975)," "Could It Be Magic (1973)," and "I've Made It Through The Rain (1980)."

Oh Boy, what the hell ever happened to Terence Trent D'arby? I don't know what was it about him that every time I saw him on TV, he reminded me of Millie Vanilli. I don't know why, because Terance has much more talent than they did, sorry to say (especially after they used their real voices, yuk)!. At the same time, Terence only had two big hits I really liked throughout his career. The first song I think really put him on the map, was called "Wishing Well (1987)," and the next one was called "Sign Your Name (1987)." Terance has a really raspy, raunchy texture in his voice. I've observed that when I've listened to some of his other music, it almost sounds like listening to a mixture of Macy Gray & Janis Joplin all rapped up in to one.

Oh Boy, what the hell ever happened to Terence Trent D'arby? I don't know what was it about him that every time I saw him on TV, he reminded me of Millie Vanilli Terance . I don't know why, because he has much more talent than they did, sorry to say (especially even after they used their real voices, yuk)!. At the same time, Terence only had two big hits I really liked throughout his career. The first song I think really put him on the map, was called "Wishing Well (1987)," and the next one was called "Sign Your Name (1987)." Terance has a really raspy, raunchy texture in his voice. I've observed that when I've listened to some of his other music, it almost sounds like listening to a mixture of Macy Gray & Janis Joplin all rapped up in to one.

I was grooving to a real oldie today. It was from an eighties group called "Two Without Hats," and the song was called "Try Yazz (1989)." I remember shaking my booty to this song in a many of clubs when I was a teenager. This was such a big hit, everybody was doing some serious sweating when they DJ played this.  I think this was about the time Latin club music blew up (just when freestyle was dying out). I really to miss this kind of Latin club music. Club music has changed so much since then.

I was grooving to a real oldie today. It was from an eighties group called "Two Without Hats," and the song was called "Try Yazz (1989)." I remember shaking my booty to this song in a many of clubs when I was a teenager. This was such a big hit, everybody was doing some serious sweating when they DJ played this. I think this was about the time Latin club music blew up (just when freestyle was dying out). I really to miss this kind of Latin club music. Club music has changed so much since then.

Did you know that Taylor Dayne was originally trained to sing classical opera music? As I listened to her voice over and over, I say to myself "no way." But according to what I've read it's true. I couldn't believe it because quite a few of her sounds are a little nasally. No way would I have guessed that, that grunge sound could come out of her! Dayne was really big in the 80's, and I think the song called "Tell It To My Heart (1988)" was one of her most popular hits. My favorites are also, "Love Will Lead You Back (1989)," "I'll Always Love You (1988)," and "Prove Your Love (198)." Although I don't remember her to be a dancer, put her popularity was up-there with Paula Abdul.

Did you know that Taylor Dayne was originally trained to sing classical opera music? As I listened to her voice over and over, I say to myself "no way." But according to what I've read it's true. I couldn't believe it because quite a few of her sounds are a little nasally. No way would I have guessed that, that grunge sound could come out of her! Dayne was really big in the 80's, and I think the song called "Tell It To My Heart (1988)" was one of her most popular hits. My favorites are also, "Love Will Lead You Back (1989)," by the way, in that video, I can't believe how much she looked like Milla Jovovich. We can't forget about the song called "I'll Always Love You (1988)," and "Prove Your Love (1988)." Although I don't remember her to be a dancer, put her popularity was up-there along with Paula Abdul.

Sinead O'Connor is one crazy bitch! Let me refresh your memory. She was the crazy bald headed chick, that caused that huge controversy, by ripping up a picture of the Pope, live and on stage. Next thing I read, she is not only an "ordained catholic priest," she is also a lesbian. There is no question in my mind that she has big time issues. But then again, you never can tell with celebrities, they will do almost any publicity stunt to gain attention when their career is about to tank. Unfortunately, I never really liked her music one bit. It was just way too weird for my tastes; with the exception of one song called "Nothing Compares To You."

Sinead O'Connor is one crazy bitch! Let me refresh your memory. She was the crazy bald headed chick, that caused that huge controversy, by ripping up a picture of the Pope, live and on stage. Next thing I read, she is not only an "ordained catholic priest," she is also a lesbian. There is no question in my mind that she has big time issues. But then again, you never can tell with celebrities, they will do almost any publicity stunt to gain attention when their career is about to tank. Unfortunately, I never really liked her music one bit. It was just way too weird for my tastes; with the exception of one song called "Nothing Compares To You (1990)."

I love the musical group called "M People." They are a group of 4, 1 girl and three guys. They did primarily dance and club music. The biggest time of their career was during the 90's. Heather Small (Lead Singer), reminded me of a very young Oleta Adams a lot in some way. However, when Heather opened her mouth to sing, she sounded like she had a mouth full of hot french fries. LOL. I gotta be honest, her voice had to grow on me at first, however, the group had made some great dance beats. Probably the biggest was a song called "Moving On Up (1993)." Other great songs were "One Night In Heaven (1993)," Open Your Heart (1994)," Sight For Sore Eyes (1994)," and "Search For The Hero (1994)."

I love the musical group called "M People." They are a group of 4, 1 girl and three guys. They did primarily dance and club music. The biggest time of their career was during the 90's. Heather Small (Lead Singer), reminded me of a very young Oleta Adams a lot in some way. However, when Heather opened her mouth to sing, she sounded like she had a mouth full of hot french fries. LOL. I gotta be honest, her voice had to grow on me at first, however, the group had made some great dance beats. Probably the biggest was a song called "Moving On Up (1993)." A lot of their tunes were very catchy and danceable. Other great songs were "One Night In Heaven (1993)," "Open Your Heart (1994)," "Sight For Sore Eyes (1994)," and "Search For The Hero (1994)."

I'm not sure why I was particularly drawn to Carly Simon's music back then. Sometimes I find that her singing voice used to be kind of bland, yet, some of her music somewhat hypnotized me. I think it was the uniqueness in her voice that did it. The texture of her voice kind of sounds like a tamed Stevie Nicks on volume LOL. Carly had a long singing career between the 70's and the 80's. However, Carly is still relevant. If I am not mistaken, I saw a commercial for a play, which featured all of her old hits. She's made quite a few albums, but I only love about 4-5 of them throughout her career. They are the following: "Your So Vain (1974)," theme from the James Bond 007 movie called "The Spy Who Loved Me" "Nobody Does It Better (1977)," and lastly "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be (1971)."

I'm not sure why I was particularly drawn to Carly Simon's music back then. Sometimes I find that her singing voice used to be kind of bland, yet, some of her music somewhat hypnotized me. I think it was the uniqueness in her voice that did it. The texture of her voice kind of sounds like a tamed Stevie Nicks on volume LOL. Carly had a long singing career between the 70's and the 80's. However, Carly is still relevant. If I am not mistaken, I saw a commercial for a play, which featured all of her old hits. Correction: I was mistaken, I saw the commercial again, and it was a play on Carol King life. She's made quite a few albums, but I only love about 3-4 songs throughout her career. They are the following: "Your So Vain (1974)," theme from the James Bond 007 movie called "The Spy Who Loved Me" "Nobody Does It Better (1977)," and lastly "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be (1971)."

I love the above album cover, it looks like one of those home made photos used for karaoke cassette types. Remember those? LOL.  What the hell ever happened to Stacy Lattisaw? Anybody born after 1990 definitely won't know who she is. She was about a 3-4 hit wonder, but the hits she did have were HUGE! If I remember correctly, she had a lot of problems in school during her career. She got in to lots of fights with her peers. However, it was rumored that she was not a nice person. However, we all should know the value of a rumor by now. So, as far as I can remember, she only really had approximately 4 big hits, and that was it! They're the following; "Let Me Be Your Angel ((1980)," the remake of "Love On A Two Way Street (1981),"  the duet she had with Johnny Gill called "Perfect Combination (1984)," and lastly "Miracles (1983)."

I love the above album cover, it looks like one of those home made photos used for karaoke cassette types sold in the 80's. Remember those? LOL. What the hell ever happened to Stacy Lattisaw? Anybody born after 1990 most likely won't know who she is. The people born before 1990 is probably saying, damn, I forgot about her! She was a 4 hit wonder, but those hits she had were HUGE! Sometimes I surprise myself with the kinds of artists I still remember from way back when. I'm kind of sad that Stacy's career did not continue But then again, when hip hop came on the seen, a lot of great artist seemed to have faded away after the 80's era. If I remember correctly, she had a lot of problems in school during her career. She got in to lots of fights with her peers. However, it was rumored that she was not a nice person. However, we all should know the value of a rumor by now. So, as far as I can remember, she only really had approximately 4 big hits, and that was it! They're the following; "Let Me Be Your Angel ((1980)," the remake of "Love On A Two Way Street (1981)," the duet she had with Johnny Gill called "Perfect Combination (1984)," and lastly "Miracles (1983)."

Another forgotten about legends. Peaches & Herb not only had a long lasting musical career, they've been married since FOREVER! Their real names are/were Herbert Feemster & Francine Barker. When they sang, the love they had for each other definitely should in both their performances and their music. If there was ever a such thing as a model relationship, it would have been them. Peaches & Herb stayed married "till death do they part." Peaches died in 2005. As far as I'm aware, Herb is still alive. The biggest hits they've been known for were "Shake Your Groove Thing (1978)," which I think was their first and only disco smash! Other hits were "Reunited (1978)," "Just One Look (1967)," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (1967)." However, there was one last song, which is really rare, and I love very much, it's called "Close Your Eyes (1967)."

Another forgotten about legends. Peaches & Herb not only had a long lasting musical career, they've been married since FOREVER! Their real names are/were Herbert Feemster & Francine Barker. When they sang, the love they had for each other definitely should in both their performances and their music. If there was ever a such thing as a model relationship, it would have been them. Peaches & Herb stayed married "till death do they part." Peaches died in 2005. As far as I'm aware, Herb is still alive. The biggest hits they've been known for were "Shake Your Groove Thing (1978)," which I think was their first and only disco smash! I used to love to watch my uncle and aunt dance the hustle to that song. Other hits were "Reunited (1978)," "Just One Look (1967)," and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (1967)." However, there was one last song, which is really rare, and I love very much, it's called "Close Your Eyes (1967)."

How many of you actually remember Billy Ocean? Man....  Billy Ocean had a huge career  in the 80's. There was a time when all you heard was predominantly two people; Michael Jackson, and then there was Billy Ocean. If you were to see Billy now, you would never believe he was the same person. He doesn't look anything like he did in the 80's! I mean, I know we all change as we get older, but most of the time we can still recognize a that person; however in Billy's case, all I can say is.. WOW... Probably the biggest hit Billy Ocean had of his career was a song called "Caribbean Queen (1984). I remember EVERYBODY dancing to that tune; and I do mean everybody! That song seem to have broken all age barriers, race barriers, and culture barriers. Almost every loved that song, and was dancing to it each time we heard it. The song was played so much, that the only song that I can think of (that my younger readers can relate) would be Macarena (1996). My other favorites are, "Suddenly (1984)," "There"ll Be Sad Songs (1986)," and "Love Zone (1986)."

How many of you actually remember Billy Ocean? Man.... Billy Ocean had a huge career in the 80's. There was a time when all you heard was predominantly two people; Michael Jackson, and then there was Billy Ocean. If you were to see Billy now, you would never believe he was the same person. He doesn't look anything like he did in the 80's! I mean, I know we all change as we get older, but most of the time we can still recognize a that person; however in Billy's case, all I can say is.. WOW... I guess I didn't realize how old he actually was when I started getting in to his music. Probably the biggest hit Billy Ocean had of his career was a song called "Caribbean Queen (1984)." I remember EVERYBODY dancing to that tune; and I do mean everybody! That song seem to have broken all age barriers, race barriers, and culture barriers. Almost every loved that song, and was dancing to it each time we heard it. The song was played so much, that the only song that I can think of (that my younger readers can relate) would be Macarena (1996). My other favorites are, "Suddenly (1984)," I also loved the guitar version as well in 2009, "There"ll Be Sad Songs (1986)," and "Love Zone (1986)."

Unfortunately, Ta Mara and The Seen, was one of those "two hit wonders" of the 80's. I used to sworn they were produced by Prince. They dressed similar to Price, and they all had that "Minneapolis sound." They quickly zipped through the 80's so fast that there isn't a whole lot of material written about them. You just kinda gotta know them, or you don't. Although my tastes are really picky when it comes to dance-rock-funk combinations; I really loved the song called "Affection (1985)." In a weird kind of way, it was sort of romantic in a way. It's not easy to blend all three types of genres like this and yet still be a romantic  song. I also like "Everybody Dance (1985)". After that, I had no more interest in their music unfortunately. It's a shame, because I really think they had real potential, since they were just as successful as "The Time" at one point.

Unfortunately, Ta Mara and The Seen, was one of those "two hit wonders" of the 80's. I used to swore they were produced by Prince. They dressed similar to Price, and they all had that "Minneapolis sound." They quickly zipped through the 80's so fast that there isn't a whole lot of material written about them. You just kinda gotta know them, or you don't. Although my tastes are really picky when it comes to dance-rock-funk combinations; I really loved the song called "Affection (1985)." In a weird kind of way, it was sort of romantic in a way. It's not easy to blend all three types of genres like this and yet still be a romantic song. I also like "Everybody Dance (1985)". After that, I had no more interest in their music unfortunately. It's a shame, because I really think they had real potential, since they were just as successful as "The Time" at one point (who was produced by Prince, if I remembered correctly).

I loved me some Eurythmics. They've been together since forever. I heard that David Stewart tried to marry Annie Lennox for the longest time. I'm not sure if they actually did, but I thought they would have made a great couple. The chemistry they had together came out on their music. They've had so many hits, it is best to just get their greatest hits album. My favorites are "Sweet Dreams," "Here Comes The Rain Again," and "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Duet w/ Aretha Franklyn)."

I loved me some Eurythmics. They've been together since forever. I heard that David Stewart tried to marry Annie Lennox for the longest time. I'm not sure if they actually did, but I thought they would have made a great couple. The chemistry they had together came out on their music. They've had so many hits, it is best to just get their greatest hits album. My favorites are "Sweet Dreams," "Here Comes The Rain Again," and "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Duet w/ Aretha Franklin)."

Yes, believe it or not, I like quite a few of Willie Nelson's music. I really don't like today's country music much. Then again, for some reason, I didn't really consider his music country at all. Most of it seemed closer to "easy listening" in my opinion. I'd say I stopped listening to newer country before Randy Travis came out with that song "I'm Digging Up Bones (1986)." Well, probably even before that actually. I really admired Willie Nelson, because he was one of the few musical artists, who has tirelessly help the farming communities; particularly during the 80's. During the eighties decade, it appeared that the farmers were plagued with bad Weather and spoiled Crops. He sang along side many artists, including the legendary Ray Charles. The songs I like from Willie borderlines folk music. But if your in to very slow easy listening music, check him out. My favorite songs are "You Were Always On My Mind ()".

Yes, believe it or not, I like quite a few of Willie Nelson's music. I really don't like today's country music much. Then again, for some reason, I didn't really consider his music country at all. Most of it seemed closer to "easy listening" in my opinion. I'd say I stopped listening to newer country before Randy Travis came out with that song "I'm Digging Up Bones (1986)." Well, probably even before that actually. I really admired Willie Nelson, because he was one of the few musical artists, who has tirelessly help the farming communities; particularly during the 80's. During the eighties decade, it appeared that the farmers were plagued with bad Weather and spoiled Crops. He sang along side many artists, including the legendary Ray Charles. The songs I like from Willie borderlines folk music. But if your in to very slow easy listening music, check him out. My favorite songs are "You Were Always On My Mind (1982)", "On The Road Again (1980)", and "To All The Girls I've Loved Before/featuring Julio Iglesias (1984)". By the way, now that I think about it, doesn't Julio sound just like Andrea Bocelli? © 2014 VintageNewscast

The group called "The Fifth Dimension" had a harmonic sound equivalent to "The Mama's and The Papa's." The only real difference between them was that "The Fifth Dimension" had more soul in their music (in my opinion). One reason I loved The Fifth Dimensions, was the fact that they sang a range of different types of music; including jazz. The lead singer was Marilyn McCoo. She had one of those distinct voices; when she sang, you knew immediately who it was. To my understanding, McCoo left the group in the mid 1970s. Interesting that all of my favorite hits seem to all have Marilyn McCoo in them. My number one favorite is "Aquarius (1969)," "Up Up and Away (1967)," "Wedding Bell Blues (1969)," "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All (1972)," and "Go Where You Wanna Go (1969)".

The group called "The Fifth Dimension" had a harmonic sound equivalent to "The Mama's and The Papa's." The only real difference between them was that "The Fifth Dimension" had more soul in their music (in my opinion). One reason I loved The Fifth Dimensions, was the fact that they sang a range of different types of music; including jazz. The lead singer was Marilyn McCoo. She had one of those distinct voices; when she sang, you knew immediately who it was. To my understanding, McCoo left the group in the mid 1970s. Interesting that all of my favorite hits seem to all have Marilyn McCoo in them. My favorite number one hits are the following: "Aquarius (1969)," "Up Up and Away (1967)," "Wedding Bell Blues (1969)," "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All (1972)," and "Go Where You Wanna Go (1969)".

Though Joe Simon had quite a few hits in the 70's, I only liked very few of them. His rhythm is the same for almost all his music it seemed.  I used to confuse him a lot with Percy Sledge, because both of their voices sounded so much a like. The only difference between them I think is, when Percy tries to hit those high notes, he sounds like he is singing from the back of his neck (I hated that). However, Joe Simon actually sings, and he doesn't necessarily try to over do it for his audience; and that is the kind of performance I can appreciate. My favorite songs are "Chok'n Kind (1969)," and the theme song for the movie "Cleopatra Jones (1973)." I really love Cleopatra Jones I guess it's because it came from the blaxploitation era. There also was a song called "Music In My Bones (1975)."

Though Joe Simon had quite a few hits in the 70's, I only liked very few of them. His rhythm is the same for almost all his music it seemed. I used to confuse him a lot with Percy Sledge, because both of their voices sounded so much a like. The only difference between them I think is, when Percy tries to hit those high notes, he sounds like he is singing from the back of his neck (I hated that). However, Joe Simon actually sings, and he doesn't necessarily try to over do it for his audience; and that is the kind of performance I can appreciate. My favorite songs are "Chok'n Kind (1969)," and the theme song for the movie "Cleopatra Jones (1973)." I really love Cleopatra Jones I guess it's because it came from the blaxploitation era. There also was a song called "Music In My Bones (1975)." © 2014 / Yogi

I loved Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Actually, I should say, I loved Teddy Pendergrass in HM & TBN. Having said that, I realized two things I took issue with concerning this group. First, whilst the group was officially called "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes", Teddy Pendergrass has always been the lead singer for 90% of all their hit songs.  Second, They never really acknowledged him in any of their albums (that I'm aware of); they didn't at least print the words "featured Teddy P" on any of the albums I own. I guess that's one of the reasons Teddy went solo. Not that the entire group wasn't talented, but, let's be serious here, after Teddy left the group, it was curtains for the group entirely. I shouldn't be surprised. The Commodores career died the same way after Lionel Ritchie left the group. Thank goodness they have all those royalties to  fall back on. My most favorite, and probably the their biggest hit is called "Bad Luck (1975)" and "If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972)" and "The Love I Lost (1973).

I loved Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Actually, I should say, I loved Teddy Pendergrass in HM & TBN. Having said that, I realized two things I took issue with concerning this group. First, whilst the group was officially called "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes", Teddy Pendergrass has always been the lead singer for 90% of all their hit songs. Second, They never really acknowledged him in any of their albums (that I'm aware of); they didn't at least print the words "featured Teddy P" on any of the original albums I own (not including the best of). I guess that's one of the reasons Teddy went solo. Not that the entire group wasn't talented, but, let's be serious here, after Teddy left the group, it was curtains for the group entirely. I shouldn't be surprised. The Commodores career died the same way after Lionel Ritchie left the group. Thank goodness they have all those royalties to fall back on. My most favorite, and probably the their biggest hit is called "Bad Luck (1975)" and "If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972)" and "The Love I Lost (1973)". © 2014

To be honest, I've never really been a Nat King Cole fan, his music just wasn't my cup of tea. His style of singing was more like a Black version of Lawrence Welk. Although I was listening to one song today I forgot he sang, and it appears to be the only song from him I really like, and it's called Unforgettable (1954). This song "unforgettable is clearly nostalgic, and each time I hear it I go through childhood flash backs when my grandpa used to listen to it. The only other music I used to like from him was his xmas music. Come to think about it, that may have been the problem as to why I didn't like his music; I've always associated his voice with xmas. He could have sang a song about a bicycle  and it would still sound like xmas.

To be honest, I've never really been a Nat King Cole fan, his music just wasn't my cup of tea. His style of singing was more like a Black version of Lawrence Welk. Although I was listening to one song today I forgot he sang, and it appears to be the only song from him I really like, and it's called "Unforgettable (1954)". This song "unforgettable" is clearly nostalgic, and each time I hear the song it invokes childhood flash backs when my grandpa used to listen to it. The only other music I used to like from him was his xmas music. Come to think about it, that may have been the problem as to why I didn't like his music; I've always associated his voice with xmas. He could have sang a song about a bicycle and it would still sound like xmas. ©2014/VintageNewscast

I absolutely love James Taylor's music. His music is the kind of music you would listen to, to relax your mind from a ruff day. I consider his genre of music "easy listening/modern folk". The mood of his music and tempo is similar to Jim Croce.  James Taylor is another artist that looks nothing like himself as he got older. However, he still has that same smooth soothing voice. James has been around musically for a very long time, and continues to have a long successful  career. If you're not a member of Rhapsody or Spotify, your better off finding one of his greatest albums. My favorite hits are "Carolina In My Mind (1968)", "Fire And Rain (1970)", "You've Got A Friend (1971)" (I also like Carole Kings Version too), "Handyman (1977)", "Shower The People (1976)", and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1975)"

I absolutely love James Taylor's music. His music is the kind of music you would listen to, to relax your mind from a ruff day. I consider his genre of music "easy listening/modern folk". The mood of his music and tempo is similar to Jim Croce. James Taylor is another artist that looks nothing like himself as he got older. However, he still has that same smooth soothing voice. James has been around musically for a very long time, and continues to have a long successful career.
If you're not a member of Rhapsody or Spotify, your better off finding one of his greatest hits albums.Please note, if you're not in to folk music, chances are you will not like James Taylor's music. My favorite hits are "Fire And Rain (1970)", "You've Got A Friend (1971)" (I also like Carole Kings Version too), "Handyman (1977)", "Shower The People (1976)", and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (1975)"

I could be wrong about this but, I'm going to be bold enough and say, anybody younger than 20 years of age probably never heard of the Osmonds. According to Wikipedia, the Osmonds started performing around 1958, and still continues to perform today. To be honest, I only like 3 songs out of their entire career, but I think these songs are great enough to mention on my blog. When they started performing, they started off with "Lawrence Welk" type of music (which I find very BORING unfortunately), but when Donny Osmond was added to the group, they obviously became the "Jackson 5 sound-a-likes". When they released a song called "One Bad Apple (1971)", every single person (even till today) mistaken them for The Jackson 5. Later on, I guys as Donny grow older and passed puberty, he no longer had that same "Jackson 5 magic", then the next thing we new, the Osmonds were singing country (and pretty much been their type of music ever since). I remember as a young kid, I used to watch their TV show called "Donny & Marie" in the late 70's. Unfortunately, thi show was boring as all hell. This show was so boring, I would not even tell you to rented on Netflix, it's that boring. I've noticed that Marie is like a male version of Dick Clark, this bitch will not grow old for nothing LOL! She still looks fabulous after all these years, and I don't remember reading about any plastic surgeries either click here. Well, after they gone country, there were only two other songs I liked from them, and they were "I'm leaving It Up To You", and "Love Me For A Reason".

I could be wrong about this but, I'm going to be bold enough and say, anybody younger than 20 years of age probably never heard of the Osmonds. According to Wikipedia, the Osmonds started performing around 1958, and still continues to perform today. To be honest, I only like 3 songs out of their entire career, but I think these songs are great enough to mention on my blog. When they started performing, they started off with "Lawrence Welk" type of music (which I find very BORING unfortunately), but when Donny Osmond was added to the group, they obviously became the "Jackson 5 sound-a-likes". Yet when we watched them perform on TV they looked more like the first Menudo. When they released a song called "One Bad Apple (1971)", every single person (even till today) mistaken them for The Jackson 5. Later on, I guys as Donny grow older and passed puberty, he no longer had that same "Jackson 5 magic", then the next thing we knew, the Osmonds transitioned to singing country (and pretty much stayed with that genre of music ever since). I remember as a young kid, I used to watch their TV show called "Donny & Marie" in the late 70's. Unfortunately, this show was boring as all hell. This show was so boring, I would not even tell you to rented on Netflix, it's that boring. I've noticed that Marie is like a male version of Dick Clark, this bitch will not grow old for nothing LOL! She still looks absolutely fabulous after all these years (better than all her brothers), and I don't remember reading about any plastic surgeries either click here, in fact she almost looks like Valerie Bertinelli (from One Day At A Time). Well, after they gone country, there were only two other songs I liked from them, and they were "I'm leaving It Up To You", and "Love Me For A Reason". Update: I couldn't find any official news on Youtube so far about any work done to her face, but I read a few articles on the net about face lifts. I'm skeptical because a lot of them came from gossip sites and "plastic surgery sites" which are notorious for making celebrities appear to endorse something. The other thing is, she had a tremendous weight loss, which can alter facial features significantly, as well as make you look younger. I did see a video that stated she had an obsession with trying to look younger, so I guess it is likely she had something done. If she did have something done, thank goodness she didn't go overboard. there are some celebs that have faces that look like plastic now. ©2014

Yes guys! Believe it or not, I like Paul Anka's music too! Like I've said I'm musically diverse. I bet my younger blog fans probably have never heard of Paul Anka (unless you've heard your grand parents play his songs). Mr. Anka was one of those teen heartthrobs that girls used to scream their heads off for. Personally, I didn't think he was all that handsome, but I did and still do like some of his music. If you see the way he looks now you would never think he was the same person. Growing up, I remembered my grandfather  jamming to a long called "Diana". This was a very catchy and infectious tone back then; and even as a small child, I remember singing this all over the place. There were two more favorites of mine, the first is called "Put Your Head On My Shoulders", which was a huge hit in 1968. The other song is "Puppy love". © 2014

Yes guys! Believe it or not, I like Paul Anka's music too! Like I've said before I'm musically diverse. But how many of my younger blog fans actually heard of Paul Anka (unless you've heard your grand parents play his songs maybe)? Mr. Anka was one of those teen heartthrobs that girls used to scream their heads off for. Personally, I didn't think he was all that handsome, but I did and still do like some of his music. If you see the way Mr. Anka looks now you would never think he was the same person. Growing up, I remembered my grandfather jamming to one of his songs called "Diana". Here is the first original version, however, I like his remake better when he was older. This was a very catchy and infectious tone back then; and even as a small child, I remember singing this all over the place. There were three more favorites of mine, the first is called "Put Your Head On My Shoulders", which was a huge hit in 1968. Also song "Puppy love" and "Lonely Boy". I liked only boy, because it was one of the few sad songs you heard that had an up beat tempo. © 2014

I really love the temp of many of Gregory Isaacs's music. R.I.P. Although his sometimes nasally voice in some of his music gets a little annoying at times. However, one of his biggest hits called "Night Nurse (1982) was the exception to the rule. I love this song so much. I also think he did a remake with Lady Saw. I don't like Lady Saw's music at all, but I loved the collaboration with this particular song. Gregory has been around musically for a long time, and has had a long healthy music career before his passing a few years back. Some of these hits were "No Speech (1991)", "Each Day (2001)", and "Willow Tree (1995)" just to name a few. Just to give you a fair warning, a lot of his very early 70's reggae albums tend to sound a lot a like. However, I think my older Caribbean blog members can appreciate his music.

I really love the temp of many of Gregory Isaacs's music. R.I.P. Although his sometimes nasally voice in some of his music gets a little annoying at times. However, one of his biggest hits called "Night Nurse (1982)" was the exception to the rule. I love this song so much. I also think he did a remake with Lady Saw. I don't like Lady Saw's music at all, but I loved the collaboration with this particular song. Gregory has been around musically for a long time, and has had a long healthy music career before his passing a few years back. Some of these hits were "No Speech (1991)", "Each Day (2001)", and "Willow Tree (1995)" just to name a few. The "Willow Tree" has been remade by so many reggae artists, but I think the original singer was Elton Ellis. Just to give you a fair warning, a lot of his very early 70's reggae albums tend to sound a lot a like. However, I think my older Caribbean blog members can appreciate his music.

Rap is one type of music I rarely listen to know-a-days, because the quality of rap has really tanked over the last 20+ or so years. We've gone from "saying no to drugs" to glorifying anything that degrades women, and total disregard for respect, and a host of other things. I will say this, I will not get in to a long winded speech as to whether or not rap is an art form or not. I think this is a separate issue in terms of the quality of rap being played to day, and the o' so willing record companies willing to promote negative rap. I digress. Now, don't get wrong, rap was always about the rappers telling their story about the streets, however, it was very different in the 80's. In terms of rap, I don't really listen to anything else past bubble gum 80's, and maybe a few 90's stuff. Lately, I have been grooving to a old 2 man group called EPMD. One of the two named Erik Sermon wasn't particularly handsome, but he had beautiful eyes. It kinda kept me watching their videos, because his facial features were so unique. I kinda forget just how long they've been around. The first rap they did that drove me crazy was a song called "It's My Thing (1988)". This song had a sick beat, and most importantly, I understood what he was saying! It had a funk/James Brown kinda beat that I absolutely loved. Other favorites are "You Gots To Chill (1988)", "The Big Payback (1991)" and Your A Customer (1991)"

Rap is one type of music I rarely listen to now-a-days, because the quality of rap has really tanked over the last 20+ or so years. We've gone from "saying no to drugs" to glorifying anything that degrades women, and total disregard for respect, and a host of other things. I will say this, I will not get in to a long winded speech as to whether or not rap is an art form or not. I think this is a separate issue in terms of the quality of rap being played to day, and the o' so willing record companies willing to promote negative rap. I digress. Now, don't get wrong, rap was always about the rappers telling their story about the streets, however, it was very different in the 80's. In terms of rap, I don't really listen to anything else past bubble gum 80's, and maybe a few 90's stuff. Lately, I have been grooving to a old 2 man group called EPMD. One of the two named Erik Sermon wasn't particularly handsome, but he had beautiful eyes. It kinda kept me watching their videos, because his facial features were so unique. I used to mistaken Parrish Smith for Coolio a lot. I kinda forget just how long they've been around. The first rap they did that drove me crazy was a song called "It's My Thing (1988)". This song had a sick beat, and most importantly, I understood what he was saying! Other favorites are "You Gots To Chill (1988)", "The Big Payback (1991)" this song had a funk/James Brown kinda beat which I loved, and everyone could dance to this rap too, and "Your A Customer (1991)".

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My apologies, I didn’t realize how long it’s been since my last blog post. I have a doozy of a look-a-like for you guys in this blog post. I happen to stumble upon a picture of the openly gay Christian gospel artist Tonex. I took a real good look and all of a sudden realized, he has a striking resemblance to the very straight gangster rapper Ludacris. I couldn’t believe it, I mean they could actually pass for brothers. I didn’t care to much for Tonex music or his style of look early in his career; but I think he looks very handsome these days (just as Ludacris). I loved some of Ludacris earlier music. Damn, I know how to pick’em.

GaryHow is it possible that a once handsome guy like this, blew his life away like that? Anyone who still thinks that drugs are harmless, is in serious denial. What a damn shame. That’s all I can say. Instead of harassing gays and lesbians, we need to see what “recreational” drugs and alcohol is doing to our society. Can’t blame this on gays bringing down the “fabric of family values.” So much more serious pressing problems in the world, and we choose to ignore them when it’s convenient. I know he isn’t vintage, but he really got on my nerves when I saw this.

checkernewsI found a big piece of news in the “Pittsburgh Courier” of 1966,  on the singer Chubby Checker. During the dance craze of the early 60’s, Chubby Checker hit the jackpot, for his sensational hit “The Twist (1960),” it was so popular, that the following year he re-recorded “let’s Twist again (1961).” He also made a song called “pony time (1961),” which the melody still sounded like the twist a lot. I know he’s made many other records, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s a one hit wonder.

So, I have never heard of this before. But then again, I wasn’t even born yet when this happened. Mr. Checker (born Ernest Evans), who was then 24 years of age at the time, was charged with three counts of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” shortly after a performance in some night club. He was released on $500 bail. This happened after a mother’s daughter claimed that she stayed in chubby’s hotel one night. The mother then filed a formal complaint against checker. Chubby acknowledged the mother’s daughter, but denied any sexual relations with her.

At the same time, his wife was also taking him to court for desertion, because according to this article, he left the home since Jan 12 (the article was published in feburary), and she was asking for support for her and their 4 children at the time. Not only that, the wife was looking for full ownership of their home.

Hmmmm.. It seemed to me that either Chubby was a victim of fame, or he was “twistin again,” in every other female’s bed too. I just thought this was interesting, cause when I was growing up, I never heard this at all about him. I guess by the time I became of age, he was irrelevant. © 2014

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How many of you remember Buster Brown? I was left so confused as a child, because the kid in the picture was so androgynous, I had no idea that it was actually supposed to be a boy? The dog freaked me out too. I’m sorry but, that did not look like a dog; it actually reminds me of that voodoo doll movie with Karen Black. I remember at least one of these shoes I used to wear from Buster Brown. Believe it or not, I used to love them a lot because they were extremely comfortable to me. So many shoes I used to have would cut me up. I’m not sure if they are still in business. The last time I remember seeing Buster Brown shoes, was just before “penny loafers” started becoming really popular around the end of the 70’s, beginning 80’s. Here is one of their earlier commercials click here.

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I just wanted to make a quick post and tell you that I saw “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” yesterday. Let me tell you It was awesome! Seeing this movie was such a big deal to me, that I decided to see it in an IMAX/3D theater for the first time. It was so funny, because the last time I’ve been to a 3D movie was in the 70’s, when we were given the paper “3D” classes with one eye red, and the other eye green. I could have just imagined what the expression on my fast must of looked like :-) . Once the movie started, I could not believe the stunning visual effects I experienced. I think for now on, anytime there is a Sci-Fi movie I want to see, I think I will see it in on IMAX. The sound was incredible, and even the floor and chair shook to add to the whole movie experience. It was truly awesome. At first, I was so excited when buying my ticket o line, that I didn’t realize that my seat was closer then I’d liked it, but It was too lat to change the seating. I thought I would be way too close and couldn’t focus; but it actually turned out that I saw everything fine. I’m wondering if it was because I was wearing the 3D glasses? Not sure, although I would still prefer next time to sit somewhere in the middle of the theater; because when I was that close, I found myself moving my neck a little frequent, because I wasn’t in complete viewable range.

x-men-days-of-future-past-international-posterYou know, this may sound mean, but, I knew that I wanted to enjoy my movie without having uncontrollable screaming kids behind me, so I also knew that most parents would not have the extra $20-25 to spend per ticket, per child. I can see why people say you’re almost guaranteed a peaceful experience; and I did.

To get the the point, Mystique causes a disastrous chain of events, as a result of revenge against a Dr. Bolivar, who seeks to in essence to kill all fully developed mutants, and non-mutants who carry the mutant “gene.” Dr. Bolivar developed an army of army robots, that appear to be almost “supernatural” to seek out and dispose of all mutants and gene carriers. So Mystic tries to go and assassinate Dr. Bolivar thinking that it would stop the senseless killing of mutants; but it didn’t.

What Mystique actually did was cause a violent future war between humans and mutants. Shadow Cat used her power to bring Wolverine back in time before all this happens, and try and stop it. Before I forget, Jennifer Lawrence performance was out of this world. It’s so interesting to me cause, I’m looking at her moves and thinking, it doesn’t really look like anything that might be identifiable as martial art; you’re not sure what it is, but all you know she’s kicking ass and it looks very cool.

I will not go in to too much detail (I don’t want to give too much away); but it turned out that Dr. Bolivar manages to get some of Mystique’s DNA and studied it to help make his machines indestructible.  How did he manage to do this? Because Magneto tries to kill her, thinking it he would save the world; however, what Magneto did, did not change anything. You’ll just have to see the movie to get the ending. I will say this though, all the characters we thought were dead in the last movie came back; including my girl Jean Grey! I always thought that Storm was my favorite, but after I saw Framke Jenssen morphed in to the Phoenix, that was it for me! LOL. Lots of characters, lots of action, and lots of emotion. Please go see it. The movie also has a lot of powerful real life messages too. I can’t wait to see X-Men: The Apocalypse! Which is said to be due in 2015/16.

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Do you remember Jiffy Pop? I remember my mom making this quite a few times in the mid to very late 70’s. To be honest, I don’t understand why these became such a hit, because every time we’d made it, it would always burn a little at the bottom. And let me tell you, once popcorn burns, that stays in the air for a looooong time. But it was fun watching the aluminum foil raise though. I much preferred air popped popcorn any day: plus they are healthier too.

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Sharing from my magazine archives. Handsome guy wearing what was in big style in 1971. Could you imagine finding a suit today for $39.95? If you did, it wouldn’t be made for a full grown adult I’ll bet ya? Even if you found a suit made out of pure cotton, it still wouldn’t cost $39.95 LOL.

 

 

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I remember when my mom crocheted my first vest when I was about 4-5 years old.  I loved that vest. It was red and black similar to the picture above. Later on, I started crocheting too. I remember in elementary school, one kid told me that he actually had a crochet class; I couldn’t believe it, simply because it wasn’t something that young boys did (allegedly). I was really amazed how comfortable he was acknowledging that he does it in class; then again it was something that all the students in his class participated in. I did some historical digging and found out that crocheting/knitting  was something that was originally done exclusively by only men. Hmmm, finding that out was a shocker. I was inspired by the very handsome ex-football player/actor Rosey Grier. Rosey made big headlines back in the day, because if I remember correctly, he was the only man in football (only straight man in football); or any other sports for that matter, who came out as a person who loves to needlepoint! He’s done some really nice work! When I found this out, I was inspired to do it all, crochet, knit, tatting, rugs, macrame; and embroider. In the 70’s growing up, everywhere I looked someone guy was asking me to make them a kufi/skull caps; they were very popular back in the day. I have to say that, there was a lot of money to be made with those hand made sweaters and stuff. But it was kind of hard finding good clientele. A lot of people didn’t appreciate the money it cost for quality yarn, nor the work it took to make sweaters, etc, and didn’t want to cough up the money. Even the most basic scarf was work, because once you drop a stitch, sometimes you had to start all over again. Ahhhh, the seventies…. I really miss those days..

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I know I am late with this news, but better late than never. DJ house music legend Frankie Knuckles died at 59 years old this past week. He was a well known 80’s DJ, who has remixed some of the hottest music, as well as DJ’d at some of the most hottest clubs, including the Warehouse. Some of his biggest mixes include “The Whistle Song (1991),” “Hot Stuff (Donna Summer remix),” “Work Out,” and “Move Your Body.” It was said that he was responsible for creating the foundation for trance and electronic music. Knuckles suffered a long time with uncontrolled diabetes, which resulted in the loss of his foot around 2008. On Monday March 31st 2014,  Mr. Knuckles died from the complications of his diabetes.

-Yogi

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Earlier I was watching a detective show called “The Shift”. It’s the same kind of theme as the show “The First 48″ (from A&E). One of the detectives from “The Shift” has a striking resemblance to Jodie Foster. She even acts like her A LOT. Well, like mother always said, “everybody has a twin somewhere”. I couldn’t believe it. As far as I can tell, they are not related, but boy it’s scary how much they look-a-like and act-a-like.

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Do you remember stackable turntables? Looking back, this has got to have been the worst invention that ever came out of the music industry. Although it was great at first, because if you were the only host with many guests, the music was one less thing you had to worry about. However, on the other hand, this probably was the single most reason why almost all my records were damaged. When it came time for the next record to drop, it would drop whilst the turntable was still spinning, thus causing the vinyl to scratch! It’s so weird, because I would NEVER tolerate hearing scratches and pops on any CD or digital recording. However, if it happens to be on an actual album, some how it adds to the quality on the album. All the pops and cricks actually adds to the nostalgia and almost immediately invoke memories. Today I’m sure anybody younger than 20 probably has never seen a turntable before, and if they saw anybody that had one, they’d probably laugh. Turntables only exist today for two reasons; for the DJs that still prefer to use them; and the oldies folk like me who want to convert our albums in to mp3s. They have stayed around for much longer than I thought. It would be interesting to find out when they actually stop production of turntables; or maybe they will always be around? Wow, come to think about it, VHS tapes didn’t even last as long as turntables did. I guess that goes to show you the power that music has in our society and across all cultures!

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clear+sparkles+jelly+shoesAccording to wikipedia, Jelly Bean Shoes became a fad in the 80’s. However, I seem to remember them slightly before the 80’s (like 1977-78 ish). I could not believe how popular these shoes were. To my understanding some of them actually came with a pack of Jelly Bean candy along with the shoes. At first, I thought they were cool, because they were not only unisex, they also came in different colors too. I had a pair of blue ones when I was a kid. Boy, let me tell you they hurt like bloody murder after the first couple of hours wearing them. They hurt so bad that I remember getting some sort of blisters around my ankles, because the straps were so hard and thick, they were digging in to my skin. The base of the slip flops were so hard that my bunions hurt just within a couple of hours wearing them. These shoes were supposed to protect our feet from the ground, but there was nothing really to protect our feet from the Jelly Bean. LOL. Thank goodness I had older sneakers I could wear back then.

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Today, I saw a woman with a rather large carrying bag, that had a variety of large circled colors on it. For some reason, the first thing that came to my head, was an old floor game called "Twister". Do you remember Twisler? The commercials used to be on all the time. I remembered this clearly when I as a kid. I never participated much 'cause although I was very young, I was very aware of the impact of my weight (not that I couldn't play, but I was worried if I missed a step and fall, I could injure someone, even at close range). I already had the sense that this game was mostly for very thin children. Gotta hand it to those subliminal messages, they work, even on young children. If you'd like to see a youtube on it, here it is.

Today, I saw a woman with a rather large carrying bag, that had a variety of large circled colors on it. For some reason, the first thing that came to my head, was an old floor game called “Twister”. Do you remember Twisler? The commercials used to be on all the time. I remembered this clearly when I as a kid. I never participated much ’cause although I was very young, I was very aware of the impact of my weight (not that I couldn’t play, but I was worried if I missed a step and fall, I could injure someone, even at close range). I already had the sense that this game was mostly for very thin children. Gotta hand it to those subliminal messages, they work, even on young children. If you’d like to see a youtube on it, here it is.



I actually had to split this video because I felt it was too long. I may post the other portion as an article later on. Since technically, people are still shopping for the holidays until about Jan 1st. I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to give my personal tips on shopping online safely.



This is really my response to an article I’ve read recently, were a NYC “psychic” conned this women out of a large sum of money, to bring her luck and fortune. Got to love those old beliefs. They can get you in this kind of trouble every time. If you would like to read the article I’m referring to, please click here.

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Do You remember your first Vew-Master? I do. I had a lot of fun with mine, but I do remember getting a little tired of it after a few years, because we had to go back and forth between reading the text on the disc and viewing the image. I must have had discs of just about every major show that was on television. This included Star-Trek (the cartoon version as well), The Flintstones, Road Runner, Casper, Sub-Mariner, Buck Rogers, and Bazooka Joe. We would get about 3 discs for about 4-6 dollars each. Today, the older classic discs from the 60 -70’s are now collector items; and you’ll pay about $20 and up to about $60 dollars depending on what’s on the disc, the condition of the disc (mint or not), and if a View-Master comes with it. I can’t tell you how many discs I had (and how many I actually lost). But it was a mesmerizing little gadget.

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Then I got the talking View-Master. A mini record was attached tot he back of the picture disks. We would place them in to the unit like normal, and then the sound would voila! The sound would play. I kinda hated this unit because we had to always remember to position the disc in a certain way. Each scene was numbered from 1 through 8 (I think). If the number 1 wasn’t facing upward, then the audio disc would play out of sync. LOL. Each time we would crank the lever down, the Talking View-Master would play the next chapter associated with whatever scene you were looking at. In essence The view master was the first portable slide show. View-Master then moved on to wall projectors, which was pretty cool. My only problem was, when I’d visit friends our other family, by the time you found a perfect spot to watch it on, I had no interest to watch it anymore. LOL. I could be wrong, but I think the View-Master may have been responsible for inspiring the professional projectors today used in colleges and conferences.

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I have not done a look-A-Like post in quite some time. I struggled with this one a little bit, because the right-side profile of Natalie Wood’s face makes me think Beyoncè a lot; and I almost made this a  “Beyoncè & Natalie” Look-A-Like post. But then, I thought of another favorite actress of mine named Barbra Bain. I think Barbra and Natalie look so much a like they could have been sisters. I love Barbra because not only was she stunningly beautiful back-in-the-day, she had a LOT of class; I put her on the same level of Barbra Stanwyck, except Mrs. Bain knew how to harness her sex-appeal, while still being very much a lady. She was married to Martin Landau, since forever. Barbra is probably best known for the TV show “Space 1999” and the original “Mission Impossible“. Natalie Wood started her career very young with “Miracle On 34th Street“. As an adult she landed a role in “West Side Story“. Unfortunately, I think more people remembered her for her mysterious death, than her acting roles. If you would like to hear more of her tragic story, click here. She was married to Robert Wagner.

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