Friday, August 6, 2010

Save The Last Dance For Me

I have always enjoyed music and I began performing early as a child singing along with songs on the radio. Over the years, I have pursued this, not necessarily for money, but more for the pure enjoyment. Music runs in the family as both my parents, Brother Kirt and Sister Jeanne are all very talented.

Brother Kirt and I began performing relatively young and we were asked to perform on a local television show. Unfortunately, being so young, we declined the invitation, intimidated by the thought and our parents went along with our decision. We later formed our own band and performed in various places until the Vietnam era came to be and the realities of life set in.

I have continued to perform over the years playing the guitar, keyboard and singing in various nightclubs as well as sitting in with other bands and performers. In the interim, I also opened my own real estate company in 1984, which, along with marriage, took up most of my time.

Recently, I began recording some of my favorite songs in my home studio, utilizing an excellent music program that I found on the Internet. Always creative, I continued to search for a program (other than a CD) to publish my works. Lo and behold, the tool already existed in my computer and although I was aware of the program, I never knew how to use it.

Well, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then and I have begun to record my music with the program. Although each song takes a lot of time to record and produce, not to mention the time it takes to apply the song, pictures and video to the final production, the time goes by rapidly as I am totally consumed by the project.

I have recorded many songs over the years but this is the first video that I produced. This video and others can be viewed at my YouTube site link located on my sidebar or here Jimmy's YouTube . All of the three part harmonies in this video are performed by myself. Enjoy the video

Remember to mute my music playlist located on the left sidebar.

The News As I See It: The White House (is that an oxymoron?) is planning a small belated birthday party for President Obama on Sunday, when Michelle and Sasha get back from spending our tax dollars in Spain (as opposed to spending it in America where unemployment is rampant and everyone's broke). It’ll be a small intimate gathering. You know, just friends, family, the Salahis . . .

In Portland, Oregon, a 7-year-old girl's lemonade stand was shut down by the police because she didn't get a $120 business license. On the bright side, by closing her business, she's now eligible for a $108,000 government bailout.

A British ice cream company is now selling an adults-only ice cream made with Viagra. They say their goal is to create a Popsicle that will never melt.

This Date In History: 1806; The Holy Roman Empire ended with the abdication of Emperor Francis II. 1825; Bolivia declared its independence from Peru. 1926; Gertrude Ederle became the first U.S. woman to swim across the English Channel. 1945; The first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

1962; Jamaica gained its independence within the Britain Commonwealth. 1965; President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed the poll taxes and literacy tests that had restricted black voter registration in the South.

1997; British prime minister Tony Blair and Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams meet—the first time in 76 years that a British leader and an IRA ally meet. 2003; Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy to replace Gray Davis as governor of California to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. The dumb son-of-a bitch was subsequently elected which indicates the average I.Q. of Californians. Does the word "bankrupt" ring a bell?

Picture Of The Day: Going with the title of my song, I thought some select dancing pictures would fit right in.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 2) You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. 3) Does time fly when you're having sex or was it really just one minute? 4) The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action. 5) I've always wondered who was the first person to think, "Hey, I think I'll eat the thing that just fell out of that chicken's ass.....and that's five !

Birthdays: Alfred Tennyson, English poet 1809, Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist 1881, Helen Jacobs, tennis player 1908, Lucille Ball, American actress 1911, Richard Hofstadter, historian 1916, Robert Mitchum, actor 1917, Andy Warhol, artist, film maker 1928.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar and Grill: An elderly couple was having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife's hand in his and said, "Martha, soon we will be married fifty years and there's something I have to know. In all of these fifty years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?" Martha replied, "Well Henry, I have to be honest with you. Yes, I've been unfaithful to you three times during these fifty years, but always for a good reason." Henry asked, "Can you tell me what you mean by 'good reason'?"

Martha said, "The first time was shortly after we were married and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn't pay the mortgage. Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended?"

Henry recalled the visit to the banker and said, "I can forgive you for that. You saved our home. But, what about the second time?" Martha said, "And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn't have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge."

Henry said, "I remember that and you did it to save my life so, of course, I can forgive you for that. Now, tell me about the third time." Martha said, "Alright, Do you remember when you ran for president of your golf club and you need 15 votes to win?"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Victor for his contributions to today's stories.

A man takes his wife to the cattle show. They start heading down the alley that houses all the bulls. The sign on the first bull's stall states, "This bull mated 50 times last year." The wife turns to her husband and says, "He mated 50 times in a year, isn't that nice!."

They proceed to the next bull and his sign stated: "This bull mated 65 times last year." The wife turns to her husband and says, "This one mated 65 times last year. That is over 5 times a month. You could learn from this one!"

They proceeded to the last bull and his sign said: "This bull mated 365 times last year." The wife's mouth drops open and says, "Wow! He mated 365 times last year. That's once a day! You could really learn from this one." The annoyed man turns to his wife and says, "Go up and inquire if it was 365 times with the same cow."

A woman stopped by unannounced at her recently married son's house. She rang the doorbell and walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing and the aroma of perfume filled the room. She asked, "What are you doing?" The daughter-in--law said, "I'm waiting for my husband to come home from work. I am wearing my love dress."

The mother-in-law said, "Love dress? But you're naked!" The daughter-in-law said, "My husband loves me to wear this dress. It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can't get enough of me."

The mother-in-law left. When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively. He said, "What are you doing?" She whispered, sensually, "This is my love dress." Her husband said, "Needs ironing."

A man said to his wife as he stepped out of the shower, "It's really hot outside. Honey, what do you think the neighbours would say if I mowed the lawn like this?" His wife replied, "Probably that I married you for your money."

That's it for today my little lamb chops. Remember, we are all merely time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour. Although I got home really, really late last night, I've just about recovered enough to make to AREA 51 for Happy Hour. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


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jack69 said...

like the song!! Sherry said it was good! She is a pretty good judge of talent. She says I have none!

Rose said...

Way to go!

Darling, I loved the You Tube and your voice which I have my own collection of your recordings that you have been so kind to send me now and then.

I just got home and before Cinderella! Ugh! I haven't been out in months. Every place Laurie and I stopped at was so quiet??? Where did all the people go????

We drove from one place to another to only see empty parking lots or places that only had super young kids enjoying themselves!

It was a waste of my makeup!

So, I was thrilled to open your blog to be entertained via my computer in my pjs!

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

I swear that bull in the first picture is the one John just sold for a large profit. I've been snooping around Jimmy's U tube and its great.

Joann said...

Great teaser... going to Jimmy's YouTube now.

Oh, I was one of those dummy's who voted for Schwarzeneggar(sp?)... He's a REAL politician, though... made me believe everything he SAID he was going to do.... UGH!!!

Anne said...

It's just time to tell you that I adore you. Anne

Ally Lifewithally said...

Have added this one to my collection ~ really enjoyed it as did Lyn she remarked how good you are :O) ~ Ally x