1. HALLOWEEN A TO Z-- At noon (CDST) today, Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM will begin their Halloween A to Z where they will play spooky and weird songs based title alphabetically for around six hours. Well worth a listen and it streams at www.wdrv.com.
2. TEN HALLOWEEN SONGS-- And, today at 10 a.m. and again at 10 p.m. (CDST), Bob Stroud (well his relative Count Frankenstroud) will play Halloween songs on his Ten at Ten show on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM. And, it streams.
3. THE NOV. 1 HOLIDAY-- I don't know about you, but November 1, tomorrow, I will be hitting the stores in search of that scary half-price Halloween candy and stuff.
Good Listening and Eating in the Neighborhood. --RoadDog
This past Sunday, Bob Stroud did his yearly creepy crawly show on Halloween songs to scare you on his Rock and Roll Roots show from 7 to 9 a.m. on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM.
I WANT CANDY-- Strangeloves
FRANKENSTEIN-- Edgar Winter Group
BAD MOON RISING-- CCR Also, my ringtone.
WITCHY QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS-- Redbone
WITCHY WOMAN-- Eagles
WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE-- Alice Cooper
EVIL WAYS-- Santana
DEVIL IN HER HEART-- Beatles
EVIL WOMAN-- ELO
SUPERSTITION-- Stevie Wonder
STRANGE BREW-- Cream
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN-- Albert King
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "Thirteen Month Old Baby, Broke the Lookin' Glass." Answer below. --RoadDog
SAYINGS: "Everything Comes in Threes": continued. By the way, in Medieval times, it was widely believed that everything came in twenty-sixes. They were wrong, too. It just took them longer to recognize the pattern.
This appeared in the Brigham Young, Utah, student newspaper as they prepared to play NIU this past Saturday.
1. Northern's home is Brigham Field in Huskie Stadium, renamed in 2003 for Robert J. Brigham, former player, coach and athletic director. (Brigham Young fans would find this of interest.)
2. NIU has won four MAC championships )1983, 2011, 2012 and 2014) and has played in ten post-season bowls since 2004, most notably the 2013 Orange Bowl against Florida State.
3. After a 17-6 victory over Eastern Michigan in 1998, the student body tore down the goal posts at Huskie Stadium, carried them down Lincoln Highway and planted them in the campus lagoon. University President John La Tourrette personally paid to have new goal posts installed. (There was a good reason for this which I will tell you in a few days.)
4. Next year, Northern is scheduled to play Utah, Nebraska and Vanderbilt. (This year we played Iowa, Utah, Florida State and Brigham Young. All are Power 5 Conference members.
5. Former quarterback Jordan Lynch, a finalist in the 2013 Heisman Trophy, is a n assistant coach for the Huskies, handling the running backs. (Well, now he is head coach at Chicago's Mount Carmel High School, a state perennial power.
OCTOBER 29, MONDAY-- Hermit Day** Here's to you Fort Fisher Hermit. Cat Day** My sister Julie's day. Cats have no better friend than her.
OCTOBER 30, TUESDAY-- Candy Corn Day** Eat in three bites: top, middle and bottom. Publicist Day
OCTOBER 31, WEDNESDAY-- Trick or Treat.** Knock-Knock Joke Day** Never could figure these out.
NOVEMBER 1, THURSDAY-- All Saints Day** Calzone Day** Cook For Your Pets Day**
NOVEMBER 2, FRIDAY-- Deviled Egg Day** Notice how these are always first to go at a party?
NOVEMBER 3, SATURDAY-- Housewives Day** Much Too Much Work. Bison Day** Sandwich Day**
NOVEMBER 4, SUNDAY-- Daylight Savings Time Ends And does it ever get dark early. Stress Awareness Day** Yeah, like these blogs.
SAYINGS: (From the Orange Peel Gazette): "EVERYTHING COMES IN THREES." Not true. In reality, everything comes in ones. Sometimes, when three "ones" comes in a row, it seems like everything comes in threes.
It was a great year, but I am not sure about Rock and Roll's Greatest Year. This was sold at newstands where they almost unbelievably still sell magazines in this digital age. Personally, I'm sure glad they do. Picture of the Beatles on the front cover.
"1968 A YEAR TO REMEMBER: Mich Jagger summed it up best: "But what can a poor boy do, except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band?"
For the rock 'n' roll lovers, 1968 hit the mother lode. Psychedelia ruled and so did protest, Motown and Johnny Cash's twang. The Rolling Stones blasted back onto the airwaves with "Beggars Banquet. Heavy metal was ascendant. The Beatles, in spite of personal resentments and professional differences, followed "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with an LP that since has been embraced as the even more iconic: "The Beatles," a.k.a. the White Album.
It Was a Great Year (When I Was 17, and I really was). --RoadDog
49. MANOS: HAND OF FATE-- 10-26-- As stupid as it gets.
50. LEPRECHAUN 2-- 10-27-- Lil' Green Guy with all the wise cracks and horrible ways of killing people. "Careful what you wish for."
51. LEPRECHAUN 3-- 10-27-- Lil' Green Guy living it up and dying in Las Vegas.
52. LEPRECHAUN 4: IN SPACE-- 10-27-- On a space ship This time with the corniest characters ever created. Alien ain't got nothin' on the Lil' Green Guy.
53. LEPRECHAUN: IN THE HOOD-- Lil' Green Guy gets hooked on reefer and rap.
54. LEPRECHAUN: BACK TO THE HOOD-- Little Green Racist Guy back to killing Blacks, but this time gets burned, shot with 4-leaf clovers and swallowed in cement. Little guy takes a beating but keeps on ticking.
Something About Being Near Halloween, You Know. --RoadDog
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE: Weigh yourself after a haircut, this is good for at least half a pound of hair (hopefully_.
Well, the two teams I was pulling for in the NL and AL Championship Series both lost. I definitely was hoping the Brewers would go to the World Series. I have been a fan of theirs for most of the time they've been a team and liked them better in the American League.
Their 1982 team is one of my all-time favorites and they would have beaten the Cardinals in that World Series had Rollie Fingers not gotten hurt.
But, anyway, who to pull for now.
Since I am a White Sox fan and primarily an American League fan (unless the Yankees go to the World Series), I reckon I'll pull for the Red Sox and especially since they will be starting Chris Sale, who used to be with the White Sox, tonight.
I've never been a big Dodger fan either.
My buddy Kevin is also torn. Being from Brooklyn and New York City, he hates the Red Sox. BUT, he really hates the Dodgers more for leaving Brooklyn to move out west. That broke their hearts.
Go Red Sox. --RoadDog
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE: Don't eat or drink anything in the morning until AFTER you've weighed in, completely naked, of course.
Movie Scratches. A dog's eye view of movies I've seen at the theater this year.
29. INCREDIBLES 2-- 7-20-- Fox Lake, $6-- "Don't shoot the baby!!" Superhero family attempts a comeback. A new angle on "Bringing Up Baby."
30. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE -- FALLOUT-- 8-3-- Fox Lake, $6-- Everybody's double crossing everybody and watching their backs. That Tom Cruise can sure run!!
31. DEATH OF A NATION-- 8-6-- Fox Lake, $6-- A pro-Trump, anti-left "documentary." Made some good points as I believe the Left is as dangerous and subversive as the ultra right.
32. THE MEG-- 8-14-- Woodstock, $5-- Just in time for "Shark Week. the Mother of All Sharks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes this critter with an attack-eat mentality.
Drink Pop, Have To Go To Bathroom Part Way Through the Movie. --RoadDog
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE: Use cheap scales only, never the ones in doctors' offices. because they are always five pounds off...in your favor.
Both Bob Stroud on his Rick and Roll Roots (WDRV, 97.1) and Terri Hemmert on her Breakfast With the Beatles (93,1 WXRT) featured John Lennon since his 78th birthday was coming up Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The Bears had a bye today, so drove to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, to watch the Packer-Lion game. Always more fun to watch the Pack in Wisconsin. We found Donovan's Reef to be too crowded, so went to Main Street Tap, also in Twin Lakes.
We have not been there in several years and I was in serious need of a Bloody Mary. They were the first place I know of in the area to have premium Bloody Marys and now we have a lot of places featuring mega-Bloody Marys. They are now $5.50, but come with a shrimp and a giant spear of items.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Doing yardwork preparing for you-know-what season fast approaching now.WE went to the Grove bar and restaurant here in Spring Grove and they had a band playing outside in their heated tent, but there was no room so sat inside. It was National Taco Day and we enjoyed their $1 tacos. Also saw the band.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 Really sad about the anticipated rioting that would take place if police officer Van Dyke was found innocent in his trial. This had Chicago on edge. This is no way to run a judicial system where one group gets to dictate guilt.
Enjoyed the Legion with the Usual Suspects.
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE: When weighing, remove everything, including glasses. In the case of glasses, blurred vision is good. Don't forget the earrings, these can weigh a pound or more.
While other friends of ours almost immediately move to somewhere warmer within a year or less of retirement, we are still here after retiring in 2005 (Liz) and 2006 (me). We're even still in the same house.
A new survey of people 50+ by AARP shows that 3 in 4 people --77 percent-- agree with the statement, "I'd really like to remain in my community as long as possible."
This survey was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago.
Stayin' Put As Long As Possible. --RoadPut
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE. Never, ever, weigh yourself with wet hair.
1. OVER YOU-- Union Gap
2. MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS-- Grass Roots
3. FIRE-- The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
4. SHAPES OF THINGS TO COME-- Max Frost
5. I GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU-- Bee Gees
6. SUZIE Q-- Creedence Clearwater Revival
7. LITTLE GREEN APPLES-- O.C. Smith
8. WHITE ROOM-- Cream
9. HEY JUDE-- Beatles
10. SPECIAL ANGEL-- Vogues
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "I Like The Way You Walk, I Like The Way You Talk." Answer below. --RoadDog
HOW TO LIE TO THE BATHROOM SCALE: (From the Orange Peel gazette0: Weigh yourself with clothes on, after dinner. Weigh yourself again in the morning, without clothes. It's nice to see how much weight you lost overnight.
Protests against the Vietnam War continued at Northern Illinois and across the country. Some of the other schools had their protests turn quite violent, but not so much in DeKalb.
However, on April 30, 1970, President Nixon went on TV to say we had had an "incursion" into Cambodia to cut off supplies the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were receiving in South Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh Trail. Well this set off a powder keg of protests at colleges all across the country, including at Northern.
It all came to a head on May 4, when National Guardsmen opened fire on students protesting at Kent State University in Ohio and four were killed and several wounded. Some of the students had been protesting, others watching and some walking by on the way to and from classes.
Things got violent at campuses all over the country, although NIU was tense, but there was no violence.
That is until Father Groppi, a noted civil rights activist from Milwaukee, was going to come to campus. That is when we started hearing that the anti-war people were planning some really big things.
If you want to read all my previous posts on this, hit the My Vietnam War Experience label below.
The trees are starting to change color around here in northeast Illinois. The Japanese lilac trees have the lime green leaves but are falling off rapidly now. The honeylocusts are their brilliant fall yellow, but unfortunately, the leaves don't stay on long.
I still have the white daisy like plants, each with hundreds of small blooms, are still blooming and dangerous if you get up close to them because of the bees and other stingers hanging around them. The sedum all have their flower tops in glorious shades of red.
And, the several hundred mum plants in the yard (most of them yellow) are starting to bloom.
The hostas are still around.
My burning bushes are just starting to turn to their reds, but others in the neighborhood are already brilliant. I must have "slow" burning bushes.
WALLACE WOOD'S RULES OF DRAWING: 2. Never copy what you can trace.
15. WHITE ROOM-- Cream #6 The way to begin a song. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.
14. HUSH-- Deep Purple #4 Their first of three straight reimagined cover songs. "Kentucky Woman" and "River Deep-Mountain High." Watch out for that wolf. Great opening guitar and organ riffs.
13. TIME HAS COME TODAY-- Chambers Brothers #11. Their biggest hit. One of my all-time favorite songs. The perfect change to or from Daylight-Savings Time song. Four brothers from Mississippi. "Cuckoo!!"
12. I GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU-- Bee Gees #8 Born in Manchester, England. Moved to Australia and back to England in 1967. When I first heard them "New York Mining Disaster 1941" I was sure they were really the Beatles singing under another name. Hey, Bee Gees could be Beatles, you know.
11. ON THE ROAD AGAIN-- Canned Heat #16 Great road cruisin' song. Blues-Rock band formed in Los Angels in 1966. Bob "The Bear" Hite on lead vocals and harmonica.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "The Preacher Talked To me And He Smiled." Answer Below. --RoadDog
WALLACE WOOD'S RILES OF DRAWING: Never draw what you can copy.
Fifty years ago. The number behind the artist is how high it got on the Billboard Top 100. (D) means debut.
35. QUICK JOEY SMALL-- Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus #25 Bubble Gum Music featuring members of The 1910 Fruitgum Co., The Ohio Express and The Music Explosion.
34. FOOL FOR YOU-- Impressions (D) #22 Great Soul. Curtis Mayfield. Soul group from Chicago.
33. PIECE OF MY HEART-- Big Brother & the Holding Company Let's see? Who's that singing lead? #12 Formed in San Francisco in 1965.
32. CHAINED-- Marvin Gaye Let's see? Motown and Marvin? Sounds like a hit to me. I wasn't familiar with this song. #32 However, he did somewhat better with his next song, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."
31. RUN TO ME-- Montanas #121 Follow up minor hit to "You've Got To be Loved." But very popular in Chicago. It debuted on the WLS Top 40 on September 23 at 38, then hit #34, #1 this week, then #22, #17, #13, #10 and peaked at #8 on November 11. It was really big in Chicago.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "Didn't I Make You Feel Like You Were My Only Man, Yeah?" Answer below. --RoadDog
MURPHY'S PUBLISHING LAWS: Some errors will always go unnoticed until the book is printed.