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Nat “King” Cole and Natalie

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Does Birmingham, Alabama have more than the national average of white morons? It might. In 1956, Nat “King” Cole came to Birmingham to perform. Some white morons tried to rush the stage and attack him, with him being a black singer performing with a well-known white band. This does not pertain to Nat, but in 1963, the parade of white morons continued when some of them bombed a black church...

Dolly Parton

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Our American Icon is heading toward 70 years of age. But I don’t think Dolly Parton has changed that much since she came out of the hills of eastern Tennessee at the age of 18, and descended on Nashville. She still speaks politically incorrect. I don’t think that will ever change. She was on the Hallmark show “Home and Family” discussing her movie on NBC Thursday night December 10th “Coat of Many...

And Your Favorite Song Is?

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I like a variety of music. Some even classical. Johann Strauss. Anyone who says “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” is not one of the prettiest songs ever written is tone deaf. Beethoven’s Fifth is a little strong, but you have the softer side of Ludwig B with “Fur Elise”. Bach’s too heavy for me. Liszt comes in lighter, but I never could adapt to his songs. Mozart could cheer you up with some of his...

Robin Williams

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Note: Here’s one of my jokes Robin might appreciate. “They say our Canadian border is secure. Do you realize how many illegal Canadian geese come across it every year? Robin Williams. Some may wonder why a man who provided so many laughs and smiles for millions of people would commit suicide. The medical examiner said it was suicide. Robin had been surrounded by humor all his life, starting with...

Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe. If you’re like my wife and I, we suffered through the second episode of Marilyn Monroe last night on TV. I say suffered because I think the person who wrote the script was sitting in a garbage dumpster when he/she wrote it, and that’s what came out. Marilyn was popping pills and boozing through the entire 90 minutes. I didn’t want to watch the other early-life episode, which came...

That Lonesome Sound

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That Lonesome Sound. Hank Williams in his song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, referred to it in one of the lines, “That midnight train is whining low.” Bob Dylan came along later and wrote “Gotta Travel On” which Billy Grammer recorded and had a huge hit. Bob Dylan’s full lyrics were too long for the recording which in those days had to be only two minutes plus, so the DJ could come on and yak...