Welcome to Day 15 of the “Thirty Days” saga. We’re halfway there to the end of the line. “End of the Line”… Wasn’t that a song by the Traveling Wilbury’s back in the late 80’s / early 90’s? Yes, it was. A great song by the super-group that consisted of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbinson. This song, along with “Handle Me With Care”, were their big hits from three great albums. I think it was three albums, but may have just been two. I can’t remember and don’t feel like looking it up. All I can say for sure is that they were an incredible blend of styles and they rocked. Go to YouTube and look them up. Listen and enjoy. You’ll be glad you did.
A tragic and sad moment in the world of music on Saturday as singer Tommy Page, age 46, passed away due to an apparent suicide. I’m not going to talk about the way he died because my own feelings on suicide is that it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem and why Page chose to go that route, no one knows but him. But the man was a fantastic singer. He was associated with the group, New Kids On The Block, and was a frequent song-writing partner of Jonathan Knight and other members of the group. He’s best remembered for, and what I mainly remember him for, are the songs “I’ll Be Your Everything” and “Shoulder To Cry On!”. He had the great looks and incredibly soulful and sexy voice and although his success was limited in the United States, he was a major name in Europe and especially Asia. He also worked in the industry, after the recording career slowed down, as a music executive for Billboard. I always loved watching him perform and listening to that voice. Rest in Peace, Tommy Page. Too bad you couldn’t find that proper shoulder you needed to cry on. You’ll always be our everything and you will be missed.
I really don’t want to do this today. I spent most of yesterday with my brother, and although that in itself is a great thing that I always enjoy, it was not for reasons that I’d prefer. His Grandpa passed away earlier this week and I wanted to be there for him. No regrets at all and I’m not complaining, but death and funerals are something I try to avoid like, dare I say it, death. I’m moody and awkward enough as it is, but through a funeral and then graveside service in there, with close to a hundred people, of who I knew maybe ten, and it was not an experience I’d care to repeat anytime soon. It brought back way too many memories of the times we laid my brother to rest, buried my father, buried my step-father, losing JIm and then Miss Sue, etc. I’ve known many wonderful people in my life. I’ve also had to say goodbye way too early to way too many of them recently as well. It’s part of growing up though and something we learn to deal with and live with. And I love my brother / BFF. Anyone else and I probably would have found an excuse and passed on it all yesterday. But I’m glad I went, for him and for other members of his family that I think very highly of and care for as well. I’m rambling here so let’s just move on and do the “30 Days” bit.
Where is my Magic Box at? I’ve decided to draw four topics since the first three I pulled out were topics that I probably won’t have too much to say on. They can be explained in just a few short words. You’ll understand when you read further. So I’ve got three short topics and one topic that may, or may not, take up some room and work as filler. We’ll see. The topics are in the title below.
Thirty Days Of Dougie! (Day 15): Kiss This, Child Molestation, Basketball & My Album…
March 6, 2017
“Kiss This” refers to a tattoo that I saw one night at work. A rather large woman of color came into the store and she was wearing a very short and stretchy outfit. You folks already know my opinions in regards to stretchy pants, especially if you don’t have the type of body that belongs in close and tight fitting materials. But this female wears very tight outfits, her mounds and mounds of sweaty flesh crammed into a top and stretchy shorts that are about four sizes too small. And tattooed on the back of her legs, in very large letters, one word on one leg and one word on the other, in a bright orange that shows up extremely well on her brown skin, are the words “Kiss” and “This”. Yes, she has “Kiss This” on the back of her legs leading up to her ass. And she shows it off proudly. What the hell was this woman thinking? And aren’t her parents probably very, very proud. That’s the picture of class, my friends. No, that’s the picture of stupidity. Very large amounts of stupidity. And she’s happy? What the hell? Someone needs to smack this person in the face… with a shovel… repeatedly. And ask her with each smack, “Are you an idiot?”. This is the future! We are in freakin’ trouble! Dumb ass! She’s on the list!
Next up is child molestation. I’ll keep it short and sweet. If an adult person sexually touches or molests a child, they need to be beaten, whipped, flogged and then thrown into a small concrete cell to heal up, only to have the process repeated again and again. Don’t touch kids. There are plenty of adults available to willingly satisfy any other adult and their sexual urges and needs. Look at Craigslist. There’s someone for everyone. Kids are off limits… period! No excuses. Kill the bastards!
Basketball is next. I enjoy watching college ball. I don’t like watching the NBA and professional basketball. And the UNC Tarheels kick ass and rule. ‘Nuff said!
And “My Album”… That’s something that will probably never happen because, to be honest, my singing sucks! I used to have a voice years ago and sang in the choir in middle school. I also used to sing karaoke regularly. And I wasn’t half bad. But now, age and not taking care of myself have taken their toll. My voice sucks! I still sing around the house sometimes or else when I’m in the car alone, but I’m not a singer in any way, shape or form.
But still, who doesn’t dream at some point of being a singer and making an album? I have entertained the thought over the years and have certain songs that I really enjoy and like to sing more than others. So what I’m going to do is list the songs that I’d like to cover if the opportunity ever came up and I had the studio and resources to make my own album. Let’s do it as a “Top Ten” list. And here we go…
Top Ten Songs I’d Like To Cover If I Made An Album…
10. “Numbers”, as performed by Bobby Bare
9. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, as performed by Pop & Mavis Staples
8. “The Barney Song”, as performed by Barney
7. “Stand Tall”, as performed by Burton Cummings
6. “Can We Start Again”, from the soundtrack from “Jesus Christ Superstar”
5. “No Tricks / No Time For Tears”, as performed by Alice Cooper
4. “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road”, as performed by Sinatra
3. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, as performed by Sinatra
2. “Manchester, England England”, from the “Hair” soundtrack.
1. “Nashville Bum”, by Waylon / “Here Comes That Rainbow Again”, by Kris Kristofferson
And there you go. Say, does anyone have a recording studio I can borrow? Please?
And with that, I’m closing this up. I have to go get ready for work and a glorious night of being a spirit guide, getting Scotland County all liquored up. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow. Did I talk about the results from WWE Fastlane last night? Don’t worry. I will. See you tomorrow.