Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day of Dougie
Tommy Page, Banana Splits & Golden Apples
October 6, 2020
Good morning to y’all and how the hell are you? It’s Tuesday morning and I feel good. Okay, maybe not good, but better than usual. I haven’t been to Twitter, Facebook, or the news sites yet so that probably has something to do with it. Once I get there and start seeing all the crap that passes for news these days, “Fake News” they call it, I’ll probably get grouchy and upset. Best to delay that as long as possible and what better way than to grab the old “Magic Bag” and do an edition of “Days of Dougie”? I’ve got Alice Cooper rocking out from YouTube, the “Raise Your Fist And Yell” album, and I think I’m ready to do this. So where is that bag at?
So what are the topics of the day? We have Tommy Page, Banana Splits, and Golden Apples. A weird combination for sure, but that happens sometimes. Let’s do this.
Tommy Page was a singer associated with the New Kids On The Block and big in the late ’80s and early ’90s. A lot of great songs were written and performed by this man such as “Shoulder To Cry On” and “I’ll Be Your Everything”. He also did the Broadway musical, “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” replacing Donnie Osmond for three months. The two main things I remember of Page was an appearance on Rick Dees’ late-night talk show, Into The Night, where he sang both of his big hits that I mentioned above, and that he and an old friend, Chris Boone, had a strong resemblance. If Tommy Page and Johnny Depp were to have a love-child, it would be Chris. I’m just saying. He was a talented guy with a great voice. Unfortunately, his main success came early, and while he had a long career, moving into producing and working for Billboard, he peaked in the early ’90s and was more of a footnote than a major name in music after that. He died from suicide on March 3, 2017. Rest in Peace sir and thank you for the memories.
Ice cream, bananas, chocolate syrup, a few nuts, and some whipped cream. That sounds more like a good time with a French hooker than a dessert, but that’s what we’re talking about here. Some people add other toppings such as jelly, fruit, candies, or even sprinkles. Whatever floats the boat, I suppose. But so long as there is ice cream, usually Neopolitan (a mixture of Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla) and bananas, the rest is optional. A banana split would actually be pretty good right now. Yes, for breakfast. But alas, I have no ice cream. Damn, what a pisser. But they are so good and a great way to wind down at the end of the night with your loved one. Just sitting on the couch together, watching TV and eating ice cream. That is life. Or just drink excessively until you pass out. Whatever works for you. Let’s move on and close this bad mama-jama out.
Those are the yellow ones. According to the Norse myths, there was a keeper of some special golden apples that kept the god-like beings of Asgard living long and seemingly immortal. I think the Greeks had a similar myth about some golden apples that belonged to Aphrodite. Or was that Athena? I can’t remember for sure, but there’s a story out there somewhere involving Golden Apples and the goddesses of Olympus. Go look it up. Reading is fundamental after all and the more you know. But enough of all that. Golden Apples are good. They’re better than the green ones and not quite as good as the red ones, but I do like them. Eat one a day and it keeps the Corona away. Well, the doctor actually, but if you get Corona, you have to see a doctor and if you eat an apple, it prevents the doctor from coming and that means you don’t have Corona. Something like that. Eat apples. Be healthy. Live long and prosper. And there you go.
My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to ask about anything, use the comment box below, my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or find me on Twitter at @DOug28352. I’ve got to get ready for work now so I’ll bid you farewell for now. But always remember, if you’re having a bad day, don’t do that! Instead, smile, think of me and make it a Day of Dougie. You’ll be glad you did. And if you’re a cute guy, I’ll be glad to do the Dougie for you. Call me. Have a great one, stay safe, and watch out for the crazies. I’ll see you later.