It’s a Beautiful Sunday

For the past three weekends, I’ve been posting Sunday Songs to start out each week. Since we’re now on a roll, let’s keep this theme going for as long as possible…

Let’s give a listen to the feel good, romantic, toe tapping Beautiful Sunday… released in March 1972… sung and performed by the UK’s Daniel Boone (a.k.a. Peter Lee Stirling, and a.k.a. by his birth name: Peter Charles Green). Of course, owing to the featured track… he also shares the generic nickname… “one hit wonder”… with countless other recording artists throughout musical recorded history.

Little doubt, Beautiful Sunday’s reputation does precede my posting it here. Some Google search netted fun facts tell us this song has, indeed, been quite the globetrotter.

Check out the following, charting history rundown. Now quoting and paraphrasing from Wikipedia passages we learn that…

In New Zealand Beautiful Sunday achieved gold record status and in Argentina, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Germany it held the #1 position from May 1972 to late June 1972. In Japan the song is still the best selling single by a foreign artist.

All the above considered… it’s entirely possible that the playback, here, won’t be the first time you’ve heard it. In fact, if you’re Scottish, you may’ve even Slosh Danced to it… i.e., seeing how This Selection is commonly played at wedding receptions.

Additionally, such international appeal does tie in wonderfully… naturally… since whatever gets posted here @WordPress can and does wind up touching minds and hearts worldwide.

With Beautiful Sunday also mind melding with oodles of mega-talented YouTube videographers, picking just one video to top off this post wasn’t easy. To be sure, there were so many winners, I’ve opted to include several bonus linked tracks. For those of you so inclined, you can head over to YouTube to view Beautiful Sunday’s Autumnal Scenes, Earthly Splendors… and maybe even go for a Sunday Drive!

As for what, exactly, made the above, blog topping video clip win over my heart? That would be the romantic and scenic imagery throughout and the words of wisdom, which appear during the PB’s concluding moments (starting at time index 2:45). Such fast clipping by sentiments are too profound to let slip away unnoticed, ergo, I’m providing the text, too…

“Three things you cannot recover in life, the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed, and the TIME after it’s gone.”

There’s also a concluding passage, which today’s clip did not include… so… let’s check out that wisdom, too. This is sage advice to carry forth from this Sunday, throughout the entire week and into all of our Sundays to follow…

“So CHOOSE your words wisely, EMBRACE every moment you have with those you love, and NEVER waste time arguing over things that will not matter in the last 5 minutes of your life.”

 

Lesley’s Lessons ~ Vid of the Day

One week ago, during Brett Kavanaugh’s p.m. Q ’n’ A portion of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, Republicans’ demeanor had become literally LOUD and clear. Reading between their lines, their ‘tude could be summed up, thusly…

Let’s get this GD thing over with so we can summon the tailor for our boy Brett’s SCOTUS robe fitting!

Little doubt, they had already had this thing all sewn up, anyway! Hell, about the only one missing was the needle and thread expert who had custom made the window dressing for the Senate Chamber.

To better identify the bad actors in question, we are speaking of a Men’s ONLY, Republican cabal boasting 11 wackadoodle Senators and 1 beer addicted, wigged out, wannabe SCOTUS judge. Stunning ignorance, rabid irritability, glaring irrationality, wild irrelevance, social ineptness and crude, rude insensitivity are the individual components that… when combined… become this unbecoming, dirty dozen’s ferocious misogyny.

I could not and still cannot help but wonder how I could come of age within that same, eons old, sexist era… which they had… YET… emerge with my soul / DNA-deep respect for women and sensitivity to gender equality issues.

I believe that playing a significant role in my proper upbringing was the song featured in this post’s Vid of the Day… (to now quote Wikipedia) “the feminist-themed million-selling You Don’t Own Me, which held at No. 2 for three weeks behind the Beatles’ I Want To Hold Your Hand.” But, far more impressive than these stats were Lesley’s Lessons.

I was barely a 9-year-old when I first witnessed the courageous, progressive, 17-year-old Lesley Gore march up to the front-lines of a male dominated world to boldly proclaim, “You Don’t Own Me!” She had arrived at an opportune moment to instruct a boy, who’d soon be heading into adulthood, that no woman ever wants to be owned and objectified. A real man always respects a woman’s feelings.

On a related matter… while visiting any social network, YouTube included, it has become second nature for me to peruse the comment sections. I certainly was pleased to discover I had not been the only Sixties era, young male who had benefited from Lesley’s Lessons. Said Mr. J.G….

“Awesome lyrics and moodiness– perfect for the sixties. Some guys I knew back then were pigs, and many of them married and dominated and abused their wives who said very little about it to anyone. The seeds of Women’s Lib movement being sewn [sic] in songs like these.”

Males who can properly navigate You Don’t Own Me’s straightforward sentiments will never be steered wrong.

My interpretation of Lesley’s Lessons and (for the benefit of any righties who might accidentally click by to read this) my translation from English to Republican vernacular…

A relationship must ALWAYS be an equal partnership… NEVER a hostile takeover!

It would be totally fitting for me to give the late Ms. Lesley Gore the last word to reemphasize her vital, timeless message… via her decades later reprise of You Don’t Own Me.

 

 

 

 

Beer – Beer – Beer – Beer ~ 1 Quick Limerick #064

 

With predator’s brain soused by beer – beer – beer – beer,
He flips off her protests with sneer… leer – leer – leer,
That smug bastard vulture,
Brainwashed by rape culture,
Expects to get off… scot-free… no fear – fear – fear.

 

For more limericks (as well as other verses and song parodies, etc.), head over to my “Categories Menu” and select “Poetry”.

 

Optics Eerily Consistent To Allegations

 

PREFACE: We must remain mindful that America is still a nation of laws… innocent until proven guilty being one of those laws. That duly noted… let’s roll…

 

As was expected, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn depositions to the Senate Judiciary Committee wound up in a she said / he said stalemate… perhaps doomed to remain so unless he EITHER (if guilty) confesses OR there’s at least one eyewitness who could corroborate her allegations.

What wasn’t anticipated was how Ms. Ford’s grace under fire candor would so starkly contrast Kavanaugh’s firestorm of equivocation. Which begs the big question, if a man’s conscience is clear, why would he not want to truthfully, completely answer questions which could only serve to restore his good name AND reward him with the very SCOTUS judge gig he lusts for?

Even so… one would still expect someone accused of attempted rape… at the very least…to attempt feigning an air of dignity, imperturbability, credibility and sobriety. Sobriety? What sobriety?

Instead, Brett reveled in the reveries of his party-till-you-puke youth… persistently prattled about his party animal days / daze where he “fell asleep” after slamming down BEER after BEER after BEER after BEER after BEER after BEER… and probably didn’t even stop at that one 6-Pack.

What is even more worrisome is how [1] the belligerent Kavanaugh’s ugly, undue sense of male entitlement would not allow him to take NO for an answer… [2] would not halt his drunk on power attempt to force himself upon the Supreme Court while [3] his buddies, the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans (also drunk on power), were aiding and abetting him, goading him on AND telling him to “GO FOR IT!”

It’s optics such as these, where one cannot help but perceive behavioral parallels eerily consistent to Ford’s ALLEGATIONS, e.g., that back at that 1982 crime scene bedroom, [1] the belligerent Kavanaugh’s ugly, undue sense of male entitlement would not allow him to take NO for an answer… [2] would not halt his drunk on beer attempt to force himself upon her while [3] his buddy, Mark Judge, (also drunk on beer), aided and abetted / goaded him on… told him to “GO FOR IT!”

 

October BlogCast ~ EyeTunes Covered

 

Welcome to our monthly musical get-together. Setting up this BlogCast’s theme won’t take much time. The four featured tunes… superb cover versions all… contain lyrics, which mention three of the six major colors of the human eye’s iris.

From the FYI Dept… since none of the composers saw any particular need to clutter their songs with dry statistics, I figured I’d clutter this post to briefly mention the results of my quick Google search… namely… that 55% of our human family members have Brown eyes, 8% Blue and 2% Green.

On a technical note… whenever YouTube commercials pop up, they do ruin my segues. Of course, you can just play them back “as is”… OR… if you’d prefer to don your DJ cap… the following brief tutorial could come in handy…

To ensure these segues are seamless, it’d be advisable to “audition” the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tracks in advance. That way you can either PLAY or SKIP any YouTube Ads that may appear from time to time. I mean, Madison Avenue jingles do jangle this BlogCasts’ aesthetics. However, once the Ads are out of the way, just click PAUSE and confirm the counters are “ZEROED OUT”. If your reflexes aren’t quick enough, the songs may start too soon. If so… re-cue the tracks by simply dragging that “RED DOT” backward to 00:00.

That duly noted… let’s give these EyeTunes a listen and a look-see…

 

Janet Devlin ~ Behind Blue Eyes (Who Cover)

Caroline Jones ~ Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison Piano Cover)

Ariana DeBoo ~ Green Eyes (Coldplay Cover)

Emily Kirsch ~ Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Crystal Gayle Cover)

 

I thank you for your listenership and cordially invite you to click back here for my next monthly BlogCast, which typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into a variety of appealing themes. My next program is slated to hit the www during the first week of November 2018.

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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