Friday, August 20, 2010

After You've Gone.....

I'm having fun posting the songs that I sing on my Facebook and YouTube sites and most of these songs have been recorded and stored on my computer for some time. Having recently acquired a program that I use to make these songs into videos, I now have a vehicle other than CD's to post and store my music.

Those of you who have Facebook accounts can see all of my music videos on that site or you can see them on my YouTube site using this link The link is also on my sidebar.

I have recently released and posted two new songs on my sites, "Moonlight In Vermont" a classic and romantic ballad and "Sabor A Mi" a beautiful old song which I sing in Spanish.

The song that you will hear today has been recorded by many artists. This particular arrangement is an uptempo version recorded by Frank Sinatra and I hope you enjoy it. For those of you who don't know it, It's entitled "After You've Gone." For those of you who do know it, it's still entitled "After You've Gone."

As always, remember to mute my music playlist located on the left sidebar.

The News As I See It: A new poll found that 1 in 5 Americans believe President Obozo is a Muslim. Remember during the campaign, when he was criticized for belonging to ("G..D.... America") Reverend Wright’s church? What happened to that? Obozo is staying at Martha’s Vineyard, which has an obstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean, and just happens to point towards Mecca.

Snooki from "Jersey Shore" was in court after being arrested for public drunkenness. How can you arrest someone for doing their job? She was also charged with public annoyance. If that’s a crime, everyone on that show should get the death penalty.

Odds and Ends: Roger Clemens was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly lying to Congress. You don’t lie to Congress unless you’re in Congress. Lindsay Lohan will supposedly get a million dollars for her first interview after prison. I need to start driving drunk into houses.

Personally, I don't believe the world owes me a living, although for the amount I make, an apology would be nice.

This Date In History: 1964; As part of his Great Society policies, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which, among other things, established the Head Start program. 1968; The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invaded Czechoslovakia. 1977; The space probe Voyager 2 was launched. It continues to explore to this day, and is now more than 7 billion miles from Earth.

1980; Italian Reinhold Messner made the first successful solo ascent of Mount Everest and without oxygen. 1998; U.S. cruise missiles hit suspected terrorist bases in Afghanistan and the Sudan. 2000; Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.

Are you into casual sex, or should I dress up ?

Picture Of The Day: On a sidenote, the old phrase "You don't know shit from Shinola" came to mind and I thought I'd have some fun with the thought. Those of you who are aware of the product and the phrase will understand this completely. For the younger readers, I've inserted graphics. For the hard of understanding, uh....never mind.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I once told a young guy that he didn't "know shit from Shinola" and he looked at me like Nipper, the RCA Victor dog looks at the phonograph. 2) The best way to lie is to tell the truth....carefully edited truth. 3) Vegetarian: Native American definition for "lousy hunter". 4) No one seems to be listening until you fart. 5) One in five people in the world are Chinese. There are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mother, my father, my brother Kirt or my sister, Hu Chou Ling, but I think it's Kirt......and that's five !

Birthdays: Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer 1785, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President 1833, Eero Saarinen, architect 1910, George J. Mitchell, public official 1933, Connie Chung, TV news reporter 1946.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: Two guys, one 80 and one 87, were sitting on their usual park bench one morning. The 87 year old had just finished his morning jog and wasn't even short of breath. The 80 year old was amazed at his friend's stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy. The 87 year old said, "Well, I eat Italian bread every day. It keeps your energy level high and you'll have great stamina with the ladies."

So, on the way home, 80 year old stops at the bakery. As he was looking around, the lady asked if he needed any help. He said "Do you have any Italian bread?" She said, "Yes, there's a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?" He said, "I want 5 loaves." She said, "My goodness, 5 the time you get to the 5th loaf, it'll be hard." He replied, "I can't believe it, everybody knows about this shit but me."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The Nun teaching Sunday School was speaking to her class one Sunday morning and she asked the question, "When you die and go to Heaven, which part of your body goes first?" Suzie raised her hand and said, "I think it's your hands." The Nun asked, "Why do you think it's your hands, Suzie?" Suzie replied, "Because when you pray, you hold your hands together in front of you and God just takes your hands first!" The Nun said, "What a wonderful answer!"

Little Johnny raised his hand and said, "Sister, I think it's your legs." The Nun looked at him with the strangest look on her face and said, "Now, Little Johnny, why do you think it would be your legs?" Little Johnny said, "Well, I walked into Mommy and Daddy's bedroom the other night. Mommy had her legs straight up in the air and she was saying, 'Oh God, I'm coming!' and if Dad hadn't pinned her down, we'd have lost her."

I try to see the points of view of most politicians, but I can't get my head that far up my ass.

A teacher asks her class, "If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?" She calls on little Johnny. He replies, "None, they will all fly away with the first gunshot." The teacher replies, "The correct answer is 4, but I like your thinking."

Then little Johnny says, "I have a question for you. There are 3 women sitting on a bench having ice cream: One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream. The second is gobbling down the top and sucking the cone. The third is biting off the top of the ice cream. Which one is married?"

The teacher, blushing a great deal, replied, "Well, I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone." Little Johnny replied, "Actually, the correct answer is 'the one with the wedding ring on', but I like your thinking."

Little Johnny comes down for breakfast, since they live on a farm, his mother asks him if he has done his chores. Little Johnny says, "Not yet." His mother tells him he can't have any breakfast until he does his chores. Well, he's pissed off, so he goes to feed the chickens and he kicks a chicken. Then goes off to feed the cows and he kicks a cow. Then he goes to feed the pigs and he kicks a pig. He goes back in for breakfast and his mother gives him a bowl of dry cereal.

Little Johnny asks, "How come I don't get any eggs and bacon? Why don't I have any milk on my cereal?" His mother says, "I saw you kick the chicken so you don't get any eggs for a week. I saw you kick the pig so you don't get any bacon for a week either. I also saw you kick the cow, so for a week you aren't getting any milk."

Just then his father comes down for breakfast and kicks the cat as he is walking into the kitchen. Little johnny looks up at his mother and with a smile says, "Are you going to tell him or should I?"

That's it for today my little sweet peas. Remember, nothing in the world is more expensive than a woman who's free for the weekend. I'm going to AREA 51 for Happy Hour. If I can't find a woman that's free, I hope she's reasonable. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


Missy said...

Great job with the song :-)


jack69 said...

Being deaf sorta prevents the song listening (Sherry says it is good!)

However I am on my fifth loaf and hoping!!!!

Thanks for the many laughs today!!!
I had to tell Sherry one before she got here. She kept asking what are youlaughing about!

Rose said...

Great Post! You crack me up as always.

Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

I wonder sometime who voted for him, I didn't. Thanks for the laugh this afternoon.

Janice said...

Enjoyed your singing and great graphics accompaning it.


Linda's World said...

Snicker~yes I remember that old saying. And I know what Shinola is as well as the afore mentioned item. I don't know what's wrong here but my computer speakers won't speak. I did find one cord that was unplugged but even after I plugged it in...they still don't speak. And yes the volume is turned up. Anyway it's frustrating to have them not working. So I am; Frustrated in Washington

salemslot9 said...

we watch a show called
'After You've Gone'
it's on PBS
Tuesdays at 11:30 pm
after 'One Foot In The Grave'
they play that song
catchy tune

Ally Lifewithally said...

Thanks Jimmy you always Brighten my day :o) ~ Ally x

Julie said...

Great songs Jimmy and yes I remember the saying, LOL. Showing my age.

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Jim,
I finally found an old song that I liked in the 60's: "TIME AFTER TIME" , sung by 'Old Blue Eyes' Sinatra recorded in 1937, I believe-- and a few other artists too.

Tom S

Anonymous said...

Loved the songs, Jimmy. And again, thanks for the laughs. I never left your blog without a smile on my face :-)