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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ten at Ten's Halloween: Ten Songs to Scare You to Death

From the October 31, 2012, Ten at Ten on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM.

1.  WEREWOLVES OF LONDON--  Warren Zevon
2.  DANCING WITH MR. D.--  Rolling Stones
3.  THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA--  Charlie Daniels Band

4.  SUPERSTITIOUS--  Stevie Wonder
5.  SEASON OF THE WITCH--  Donovan
6.  BAD MOON ON THE RISE--  Creedence Clearwater Revival  (Hey, my ring-tone.)
7.  SCARY MONSTERS--  David Bowie

8.  FRANKENSTEIN--  Edgar Winter Group[
9.  STRANGE BREW--  Cream
10.  DEVIL WOMAN--  Cliff Richard

Like, BOO!!  --RoadDog

WLS Survey for October 30, 1964

1.  PRETTY WOMAN--  Roy Orbison
2.  THE LEADER OF THE PACK--  Shangri-Las
3.  HAVE I THE RIGHT--  Honeycombs

4.  COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER--  Jay & the Americans
5.  DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY--  Manfred Mann
6.  TOBACCO ROAD--  Nashville Teens
7.  YOU REALLY GOT ME--  Kinks  (from #13)
8.  THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN--  Dean Martin
9.  I'M CRYING--  Animals
10.  WE'LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE--  Gale Garnett


Paul McCartney's Set List for July 9, 2014-- Part 2

One thing about a Paul McCartney Show, you sure get your money's worth.  This one featured 39 songs.

20..  All Together Now
21.  Lovely Rita
22.  Everybody Out There*
23.  Eleanor Rigby
24.  Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
25.  Something

26.  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
27.  Band on the Run
28.  Back in the U.S.S.R.
29.  Let It Be
30.  Live and Let Die
31.  Hey Jude


32.  Day Tripper
33.  Hi, Hi, Hi
34.  Get Back


35.  Yesterday
36.  Helter Skelter
37.  Golden Slumbers
38.  Carry That Weight
39.  The End

I Shoulda Been There.  --RoadDog

JSS: Werewolves of London-- End of Waukegan Strike-- Boat Out of the Water-- Miserable Halloween Here-- $3 Gas

JSS--  Just Some Stuff.

1. WEREWOLVES OF LONDON--  I'm listening to one of my Halloween cassette tapes and just heard "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon.  This song now always reminds me of the one that our music teacher made up during the 1994 Round Lake Teacher Strike to "honor" our "illustrious" school board prez.

2.  END OF WAUKEGAN STRIKE--  I was glad to find out yesterday that the Waukegan, Illinois, teacher strike finally ended, after four weeks.  We were planning on walking the line with them yesterday.  This would have been our fourth time out with them.  So much reminded me of our strike exactly 20 years earler.

3.  BOAT OUT OF THE WATER--  Monday, we took our boat out of the water and to the marina for winterizing.  We were able to get out on it 45 times this past season and it should have been a lot more except for all this crummy cold from all this Global ______.

4.  MISERABLE HALLOWEEN HERE--  With 38 degrees for a high, rain and snow as well as 30-40 mph wind.  I tell you, I can't take much more of all this Global ______.  I feel sorry for the Trick-Or-Treaters out tonight.

5.   $3 GAS--  Hard to believe, but gas prices actually dropped to $3 here in northeast Illinois yesterday.  Most will call it $2.99, but at $2.99.9, that' still $3.  It made me excited as I didn't think I'd ever see it that low again.  And I especially hate the GRBs at Big Oil for making me think $3 was CHEAP!!!

Just Some Stuff.  --RoadDog

SAY WHAT?  "That and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee."--  Tell that to Starbucks.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paul McCartney's Set List Chicago July 9, 2014-- Part 1

From the July 11, 2014, Chicago Tribune "Paul McCartney gets it done, no asterisk required" by Mark Caro.

Even quite a few years past his "Sixty-Four" song, Paul McCartney at age 72, can still rock with the best of them and in a nearly three hour show.

Here are the songs he played at Chicago's United Center this past summer.  An asterisk means I am not familiar with the song.

1.  Eight Days a Week
2.  Save Us*
3.  All My Loving
4.  Listen to What the Man Said
5.  Let Me Roll It

6.  Paperback Rider
7.  My Valentine
8.  Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
9.  The Long and Winding Road
10.  Maybe I'm Amazed

11.  I've Just Seen a Face
12.  We Can Work It Out
13.  Another Day
14.  And I Love Her
15.  Blackbird

16.  Here Today*
17.  New
18.  Queenie Eye
19.  Lady Madonna

"Guess You Know It's True."  --RoadDog

SAY WHAT?  "Take to the Woodshed"--  Traditional site for whuppings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Every Blooming THing: Late October

Sad to the the fall season ending.

All tress except the two Bradford pears, one weeping cherry and two sunburst honey locusts have lost their leaves.  The last two are in yellow-gold splendor and the Bradford pears haven't changed yet.

The twenty burning bushes are brilliant red and the mums are still blooming.

I have been raking up the pine needles on the east ans west pine islands for that pretty (and free) mulch.

The tall grasses have those wonderful flumes out.

I have not yet begun bringing in the outside furniture, but will do so soon.  The Halloween decorations are up and we are one of only a few homes with lights for Halloween.  We're all an orange aglow at night, and with the lighted pumpkins in the front windows and all my battery Halloween toys that I have to press the buttons whenever I walk by.

Sad to See the Season Ending.  --RoadDog

SAT WHAT?  "Sounds like a broken record."--  Sounds like a, sounds like a, sounds like a broken reciord, or perhaps those old wonderful skips.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Boating, Football and Great Weather This Past Weekend

After a pretty crummy first part of October, we finally had one of those great fall weekends you have to get out and enjoy as you-know-what is just around the corner.  And, we sure did take advantage of it.

Friday, we went out boating and then i went over to Johnsburg High School for a football game (we won) on a perfect night with temps in the 60s and NO WIND.  We did have a ten minute rain shower, though, but I weathered it under the stands.

Saturday, it was boating again, our 44th time this season and then a blues jam outside in the Never Sink Inn's beer garden in Spring Grove.  Despite way too much jamming (the blues' biggest problem), it was great to sit outside in the sun wearing shorts and tee-shirts.

Sunday, we went to Richmond for an outside party for Da Bears and had a good time despite one of the worst efforts for us in a long time.  It was embarrassing, but all those ribs, drinks, and friends  helped soothe our sorrows.  And, it was shorts and jersey weather again with lots of sun.

After the game, we had a local band, Second Chapter, play.  Came home and had a bonfire out at the burn pile and put up my last strand of Halloween lights.  The house looks quite eerie now with the orange C9  lights across the deck as well as lights across the front and lighted pumpkins in the windows.

Like, Boo!!  --RoadDog

SAY WHAT?  "Telegraph your punches."  Find out in advance using really old technology.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Football, Boating and Band

One of those rare days this fall with perfect, Indian Summer weather.

I already sat out on the deck and had one of those great fall caramel apples with nuts.  In just a bit, we will go out boating, probably over to McDonald's for lunch and then a nice float while we listen to the NIU game.

Then, this afternoon, Never Sink Inn in Spring Grove is having their Blues Roctoberfest outside starting at 2 and going to 6.  They have a band playing in the beer garden.  After that, I'm thinking a bonfire out on the Grand Strand patio at the house.

Then, college football at Margaritaville.

Good Times in the Area.  --RoadDog

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Perfect Fall Weekday on Monday

Monday, October 20th was something we don't get around here much this fall, a perfect day for enjoying autumn as winter is preparing to rear its ugly head.

We went out in the late morning for a cruise around Fox Lake on our boat.  Then we drove to Geneva Lake in Wisconsin for our annual Fall Color Blast Tour around the lake.  Judging by our trees here in the neighborhood, we figured that the color must be at its peak there and it was.

We started on the south shore of the lake, driving along South Shore Drive and hit our two side trips to the shore with some remarkable tree color.  Then, we caught North Shore Drive to Williams Bay, then Wis-50 to Lake Como and a drive along those shores.

Best trip, of course was on Wisconsin Rustic Road, Snake Road.  Almost three miles of the biggest and prettiest color you'll ever see.

We then had lunch at Popeye's (not the fried chicken chain) on Geneva Lake and overlooking the Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva.

Can't Beat the Old Local Color.  --RoadDog

Gas Gouge Here Yesterday

Kind of surprising with oil prices falling as they have been.

But, yesterday, in Fox Lake, Illinois, as we were driving to Waukegan to walk the picket line with the teachers there, whose strike is now at three weeks long, the price of gas was at $3.03 ($3.09.9) at all the stations at 1 p.m..  Driving back at 6, we saw the prices had jumped a cool 23 cents to $3.27.

Why, I have to ask?  Why, so we can make more profit say they.

And, I was already mad at Big Oil for making me think that anything near $3 was "cheap gas."  Actually, gas should be around $2, but there is this profit motive on their part.

By the way, we saw gas at the Round Lake station at Fairfield and Rollins at $3 (($2.99.9).  Wow, CHEAP GAS!!  Curse You Big Oil for making me think that!!

I tell You, "Ya Just Can't Do Anything for the GRBs."  --RoadDog

SAY WHAT?  "Take a rain check"--  Remember the actual stub for a ball game rainout?

Deaths: Hi-Records and Dreamlovers

MABON "TEENIE" HODGES, 68--  Guitarist in the rhythm section of Hi_records in Memphis.  Co-wrote Al Green's hits "L-O-V-E" and "Here I Am (Come and Get Me).  Died June 22, 2014.

CLIFF DUNN--  Died June 22, 2014.  Member of the Dreamlovers (named after Bobby Darrin's hit song).  Had hit in 1961 with "When We Get Married #10.  Also sang backup on Cameo and Parkway Records and on most Chubby Checker songs, including "The Twist."

Deaths: Fantastic Four

RAPLH PRUITT, 74.  Died June 3, 2014.

Last surviving member of the Fantastic Four out of Detroit.  Formed in 1955 and placed five songs on pop charts in 1967. 1968 and 1975, none charting higher than 55, but did much better  on the R&B charts.

I listened to their songs on You Tube and it is too bad the pop stations didn't play their songs.  Outstanding music

THE WHOLE WORLD'S A STAGE--  #6 r&b, #63 pop, 1967

One of those groups I just missed out on, sadly.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WLS Top Ten for October 23, 1964

1.  HAVE I THE RIGHT--  Honeycombs
2.  PRETTY WOMAN--  Roy Orbison
3.  COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER--  Jay & the Americans

4.  TOBACCO ROAD--  Nashville Teens
5.  DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY--  Manfred Mann
6.  LAST KISS--  J. Frank Wilson
7.  THE LEADER OF THE PACK--  Shangri-Las (Fron #22)

8.  WE'LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE--  Gale Garnett
9.  FROM A WINDOW--  Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
10.  CHUG-A-LUG--  Roger Miller

There She Was Just a Walking Down the Street."  --RoadDog

SAY WHAT?  "Soap Opera."--  catchier than "low-carb-lunch opera.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Deaths: Paul Revere of Paul Revere & the Raiders

PAUL REVERE DICK, 76, Died October 4, 2014.

Was a restaurant owner in Caldwell, Idaho, when he met Mark Lindsay in the late 1950s.  they started a band originally called the Downbeats, but later changed their name to revolve around Paul Revere Dick's name and dressed in Revolutionary War uniforms and were a big hit in the Pacific Northwest.

They recorded "Louie, Louie" at the same studio and around the same time as the Kingsmen, but the latter got the hit.

Moved to Los Angeles and the hits began.  In 1966: "Just Like Me (#11), ""Kicks" (#4), "Hungry" (6).  In 1967 "Good Thing" (4), "Him or Me What's It Gonna Be" (5) and "Let Me" in 1969.  They finally had a #1 in 1971 with "Indian Reservation" after they had shortened the name to just Raiders.

Mark Lindsay later had a solo career

Rolling Stone Magazine named "Kicks" as one of the all-ti,e greatest hits at #400.

Liz had a crush on Mark Lindsay.  (I think it was the little pony tail.)  To me, this was one really rocking band, right up there with the early Beatles and Dave Clark Five.

WLS Songs from October 16th That I Didn't Know

There were several songs in this Top 30 that I didn't know.  So, it was time for good old You Tube which had them covered.

15.  BABY BE MINE--  Jelly Beans  (slow song.  A quartet from Jersey City.  Their biggest hit was "I Wanna Love Him So Bad.")
18.  GALE WIND--  Egyptians (instrumental, #51 nationally on Billboard.)
20.  20-75--  (Another instrumental.  #31 nationally.  Born Ashland, Mississippi in 1928.  trumpeter and keyboardist.)

23.  I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND--  Tommy Adderly
25.  GARDEN IN THE RAIN--  Vic Dana  (#97)
27.  THE THINGS IN THIS HOUSE--  Bobby Darrin (#86.  Don't get it confused with his bigger hit, "Things" #3 in 1962.)


SAY WHAT?  "Over the top."--  Outrageous.  Like leaving the safety of a trench in World War I to run across No-Man's Land in the face of machine guns.