I grew up listening to a wide variety of music that my parents listened to. I just love You Tube. I’ve found so many wonderful music videos to listen to and watch while I’m online. Check out this wonderful piece by Luciano, Pavarotti and Sting, it’s awesome and for some reason I just can’t get enough of it today!
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It seems that things aren’t so peachy or rosey in Rainbow City down Alabama way. Sounds kinda kooky but it is late and I’ve spent the last couple of hours just casually cruising around the Internet and I’ve come across a lot of information that is becoming a bit boggled in my brain at this point. But back to Rainbow City, well in a round about way sorta kinda. My favorite all time movie is The Wizard of Oz and due to this early fascination with everything about the movie, especially rainbows. My room used to be filled with My Little Ponies and Rainbows and I know every word to the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and sang it many times at family events before I turned into my tween years and didn’t know any better. LOL
So while mindlessly surfing I ran across the words home security rainbowcity it hit a nerve while sounding just a bit ironic and sad at the same time to see that a city that sounds so wonderful has to worry about any type of security issue. I hope I’m not sounding crazy at this point, it is now just a bit after midnight and I really have no business typing anything that anyone will be reading any time soon, but what the heck. When I’m done here maybe I can find The Wizard of Oz on one of many movie channels that I have going on with my Direct TV subscription. I still get goose bumps (the good kind) when Dorothy lands in Oz and everything changes from black and white into all the colors of the rainbow and every color in-between, it is so beautiful and enchanting! The bad kind of goose bumps come into play when all those creepy flying monkeys come into the picture, nasty critters they are.
After locating the previous video that I shared here, on YouTube.com “Skinny Legs and All” by Joe Tex I couldn’t help but notice some of the other songs that Joe Tex put out back in the 60′s and early 70′s. Anyone remember his hit song “I Gotcha” that I embedded here today. Or “I Ain’t Gonna Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman”? Man these songs were/are so totally unique and unusual, which I guess was/is a good thing. One good way to be noticed and to “get in” the hard-core music industry is by being unusual and unique, it certainly worked for Joe Tex back over the course of his career that spanned over two decades, back when Soul Train was popular and Motown was at it’s best. Of course that is just my opinion, for what it’s worth.
Each year we get to see on numerous television shows during the holiday season, all the newly released and exciting toys that are expected to be the big top sellers for the up and coming Holiday shopping season.
Amazing how every year Elmo seems to be a hit, time after time, it never fails to see him upgraded somehow to keep him on top. Elmo is cool, he was my favorite of the Sesame Street characters, back in my day and the Cookie Monster was always good for a laugh!
If you are looking for a good book to read that describes the horror that millions of young girls and women deal with female genital mutilation, then I would urge you to read Desert Flower, written by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller. I understand that there was a movie produced in 2009 based on this book that I am going to try to find to watch and pass on to others that I think will appreciate knowing about these atrocities that I can’t even write about without getting a stomach and head ache.