FIVE ELO CLASSICS

Here are five of many favorite awesome songs of ELO I am very cheerfully delighted to share with everyone this fine morning.  And if you go online to YouTube or via a regular Google search, you will find at least another 20 great songs band leader Jeff Lynn wrote for ELO that will blow you away.  Meanwhile, enjoy these beautiful works of art when you can!

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 FIVE ELO CLASSICS:
 
1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIk4jtV3Ovw&feature=related
 
2.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNTzEGMTzaU
 
3.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0-YjyGS5_w&feature=fvwrel
 
4.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RJPaj97H24
 
5.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRJQLzc-bco&feature=related

How to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity!!!

Time now for some light-hearted fun!

How to Maintain a Healthy Level of Insanity!!!

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don’t Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Your rubbish bin On Your Desk And Label It ‘In.’

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone is Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your cheques, Write ‘For Smuggling Diamonds’

7. Finish All Your sentences with ‘In Accordance With The Prophecy.’

8. Don t use any punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is ‘To Go.’

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don’t Rhyme?

14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.

15. Have Your colleagues address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.

16. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘I Won!, I Won!’

17. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The car park, Yelling
‘Run For Your Lives, They’re Loose!!’

18. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. ‘Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.’

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity…….

Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile.
It’s Called ……. Therapy

 

Surrender

I’m all for fighting evil and defending one’s life, family, and liberty, and all that.  But when evil is not your enemy and against whom you must fight–but rather it is misguided hate and anger–then surrender under the right conditions is a just and moral option.  Here is a poem I wrote on the subject that explains it better.  For, as everyone knows, poetry oftens explains things so much better than prose!

 

 

SURRENDER

1
Our destinies seem doomed and so replete
With the endless capacity to wage war.
And everywhere we find triumph or defeat
Beckoning us inside its restive door.

For we are always easy to convince
Those we must have reasons to love or hate,
While the diatribes of emperor and prince
Guide us to the same old, destructive fate!

For rays of rage and wrath keep glistening
Over the graveyards of the slain and the dead;
But mankind does not seem to be listening
To anything that history has said.

2
Yet, though I am only one–so are you,
And either of us can be the first to halt
What our worst natures are disposed to pursue,
No matter who is…or is not at fault!

For look! A treaty of peace is tendered!
While waves of amity beckon and invite.
Look! I have bravely but humbly surrendered!
When will you find the courage not to fight?

For look! I am making this my last stand!
That are still the gods of our better natures.
Look! I have now taken the sword from my hand!
When will you finally take it from yours?

THESE SHOULD BE SEEN BY ALL AMERICANS

I’ve always felt that the film “Saving Private Ryan” should be seen by all Americans.  Especially for reverent occasions like Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and July 4th.  And I always suggest to friends and people I know to go visit a national cemetery on one of these days, then you will fully appreciate what needs to be fully appreciated.  Well, here is a queue of reverent, poignant cartoons.  I wish these could be seen by all Americans, too.  For those who visit my blog and follow me here, I hope at least you will take a moment to see them.

 
 
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SOMEONE TO LOVE

Maybe the only thing worse than having no one to love is having to suffer platitudes from people who do.  They never cease giving advice and telling you what you need and how to obtain or earn it.  They’ve got love so they’ve got happiness.  So obviously they’re way ahead of you and closer to answering the mystery of the universe than you ever will.  So I find these people sometimes quite annoying; you know, the people who seeming got everything.  And know it.  And all you want more than anything is someone to love.

Here’s a poem that better explains–or at least more deeply explains–exactly what I mean.

SOMEONE TO LOVE
 
We all need someone to love and be loved by,
Clearly and dearly and with deep affection.
For such love makes our lives full–and so did I!
Long ago make such a cosmic connection.
 
And her eyes were endless and her hair was black,
And her smile was the color of happiness.
Still, though it’s been years since she never came back,
My life lives for the knowing of one more kiss!
 
For her lips were rubies and her love was bliss,
And every night the fire inside our hearts would dance!
So what care have I for those who’ll never miss
The infinite longing for a second chance?
 
So, was I ever happy, you dare to ask?
You who have no quarrel with happiness or why!
Oh, spare yourself pondering the thankless task.
Have you not someone to love and be loved by?

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees‏

Last week certainly was a sad week for music.  Not only did we lose the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, but we lost one of its Kings, too: Robin Gibb.  However, The Brothers Gibb not only helped define the 1970s disco era, they had three other major musical periods in their almost-fifty-year career as a pop-rock band and trio.  And not all their greatest hits were written by their oldest brother Barry Gibb.  Robin wrote several of the band’s hits and most beautiful songs.  Here are a few of them for your listening pleasure.  What’s really great about music and today’s technology, you can listen to songs or symphonies at the highest levels of production quality (and not have to be at a live concert to hear it sound so good) and listen to it any time you want, as often and as long as you want.  With the Bee Gees, as with Donna Summer, that’s a whole lot of beautiful listening I shall be doing for the rest of my life.  And a whole lot of pleasure to enjoy…which I hope you will enjoy throughout life, too!
 
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Great Article about Robin Gibb

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/9279651/Robin-Gibb-the-hits-you-didnt-know-were-written-by-the-Bee-Gees.html

 

 

 

Massachusetts

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbkbGF27JyY&feature=player_embedded#!

 

 

 

I Started a Joke

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRNTQvXSsfA&feature=player_embedded

 

 

 

Juliet

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3k3y7dykx0&feature=player_embedded

 

 

 

This Is Where I Came In [HD]

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW2tGPvsR2E&feature=player_embedded

 

 

 

Islands In The Stream (Acoustic version)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFW1580Posw&feature=player_embedded

 

 

 

Don’t Cry Alone

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqg8xbYJN3Y&feature=related

 

 

 

To Love Somebody – Acoustic

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSXZeOl-6BU&feature=related

 

HUMOR FOR LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS!)

There sure are a lot of interesting things about the English language and how we can use it in the strangest and funniest ways.  Here are some really clever but funny uses I hope all my blog followers and friends get a kick out of!
 
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HUMOR FOR LEXOPHILES (LOVERS OF WORDS):

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting
a rest.

Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s
all right now.

The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.

The butcher backed up into the meat grinder and got a little behind
in his work.

To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.

The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium
at large.

A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.

A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened
criminal.

Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.

We’ll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.

When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.

The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number
on it.

The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky
ground.

The dead batteries were given out free of charge.

If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.

A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.

A will is a dead giveaway.

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

A backward poet writes inverse.

In a democracy it’s your vote that counts; in feudalism, it’s your
Count that votes.

A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

If you don’t pay your exorcist you can get repossessed.

With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.

Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-flat
miner.

When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.

A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France , resulted in Linoleum
Blownapart.

You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia : The LAN down under.

He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.

A calendar’s days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.

A boiled egg is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory which was never developed.

A plateau is a high form of flattery.

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.

If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.

Santa’s helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture: a jab well done.

GROUPON – Deal Of The Day Super Business!

There is a new big kid on the MLM and discount selling and buying product market, and its name is Groupon, who is in the business of offering group coupons (thus its name “Groupon”) through thousand of affiliate websites and vendors to consumers everywhere who want to cash in on “deal-of-the-day” product and service discounts on almost everything imaginable.  Groupon offers discounted gift certificates, and these are usable at all kinds of locall and national companies.  And when I say Groupon is available to consumers everywhere, I meant it.  Groupon is now available to over 150 markets in America and another 100 markets around the globe.  In fact, since October of 2010 it is believed that the company has over 35 million registered users.  So this kid is not only big, he’s giant!
 
There are also several international deal-of-the-day operations owned by Groupon, which were originally offered deal-of-the-day services similar to Groupon.  They have been rebranded under the Groupon name and include the European company MyCityDeal, Qpod.jp in Japan, Beeconomic.com in Singapore, and the Russian business called Darberry.ru.  Plus, Groupon recently purchased the deal-of-the-day company SoSasta.com in India and will be rebranding it fairly soon.  Groupon has also acquired uBuyiBuy which it has relaunched under its name in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines; as well as acquiring the company GroupsMore.com located in Malaysia.  So Groupon is definitely an international, conglommorate family of kids to be reckoned with.
 
The way Groupon works is pretty straightforward and easy to grasp, especially by MLM aficionados and nework marketing gurus: a group coupon (a “Groupon”) is offered per day in each of the markets where it does business.  This Groupon is like an assurance contract wherein if a certain number of individuals sign up for the offer, then the deal is open to everyone.  There is, however, a predetermined minimum, and if this is not met then no gets the deal of the day.  Retailers treat the coupons as quantity discounts as well as marketing promotions, and they enjoy reduced risks this way.  The company earns money by keeping almost half the profits each customer pays for a Groupon.  And whammo! you have a company platform and a method of offering discount products that  
 
Groupon makes money by keeping approximately half the money the customer pays for the coupon, the rest going to the retailer or multi level marketing affiliate, which in this case, is over 35 million MLM sellers worldwide. 
 
Groupon is definitely all over the world and online, and even on Facebook where members are offering Groupons to people in their networks.  So social networking and network marketing are definitely in vogue when you become a MLM affiliate with Groupon.  To learn more about this company and its platform for multi level marketing and affiliate selling, you can visit their FAQ page at http://www.groupon.com/faq, and about the amazing opportunities they offer to MLM affiliates and new signees no matter where you live.  Groupon is indeed a big new kid on the block, and they want you to become part of their very profitable family!  Go check them out at their main page at http://www.groupon.com.

THE BEACH

Just so you know, I believe it’s totally all right to be a guy and love love poems.  Even passionate love poems!  And it’s also okay not only to love them, but to write them.  Since I have some experience with this, I daresay I speak from authority as well as with…eh, well, experience!

So here’s a love poem that guys can use to give to the gals in their lives they love.  I only ask for a byline and if any money exchanges hands, I want my percentage, albeit a small tiny royalty will do!  And guys, remember: the great romantic poet Lord George Byron was a duelest, a boxer, and a great swordsman, and he didn’t take nonsense from anyone.  But he also wrote love poems.  Lots of them, in fact.  And his manhold suffered not.  So if he can do it and I can do it, so can you.  And you don’t even have to be good with a sword!

THE BEACH
 
Here in our ardent morning eyes, love lies
Almost like a dream that is out of reach.
But as daybreak comes and the ocean sighs,
Two lovers awaken upon a beach.
 
My arms are around you–love calls it trust!
(I hold you near and dear in my fashion!)
While the jaded world holds such things as lust,
I know love is not love without passion!
 
For your life is mine and your soul is sweet
And I do not fear the word forever!
So as I brush the sand from your soft feet
The surf comes and merges us together!
 
For there is no future, there is no past.
There is only the endlessness of now!
And, as the ocean roars and the waves blast,
Every sacred kiss is a sacred vow!
 
The beach is warm today and we are wise
To stay and embrace love in our fashion.
For in our ardent morning eyes, love lies
As deep as the waves and full of passion!
 

Donna Summer–She Wrote and Sang Great For The Money!‏

Today, to me, is a kind of sad day, and I’m in a funk because of it.  For The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, died today.  I really enjoyed her music through the years, especially during the 1970’s when Disco was King…and Queen!  She and The Bee Gees pretty much defined the whole musical era, I believe. 
 
She had an amazing voice that could break glasses and get people dancing.  And dancing has got to be one of the most fun things in life to do.  A really good thing, too.  So I’m not ashamed of loving disco music.  If it ever makes a comeback, I’m ready!  But today I’m sending this blurb out to everyone on my song mailing list and here on my blog as a tribute to The Queen of Disco.  Her many, many great hit songs brought and still bring a lot of joy into people’s lives.  That too is really a great thing, I think.  So here are my four favorite songs by Donna Summer–and it wasn’t easy to choose since she had so many marvelous hits. 
 
If anything, do try to at least watch the last video where she sings and performs MacArthur Park.  Oh, what an unbelievable voice!  What an incredible singer and performer!  Long Live The Queen!  May there never be a last dance for her music.
 

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