Chrissie Hynde’s Key Question (Vid of the Day)

Were we to emulate Pollyanna, it might be possible to pretend that the state of DC is OK. Alas, it actually takes a Doubting Thomas state of mind to, correctly, call into question any member of the trumpeting, marching in lockstep conservative band. Hell, for all we know, this bloc of blockhead righties may’ve even sold their souls to the devil (and that would not, necessarily, be referring to Satan).

Members of the White House Press Corps do know, first hand, just how tough it is to cover a regime that’s tragically, typically and toxically Anti-First Amendment. How toxic? Well, let’s just say that had the fake prez been present, he would’ve been cheering on, egging on and getting off on being an eyewitness to the thugs who were sadistically, (literally) hacking journalist Jamal Khashoggi to death.

Indeed, only a dare devil journalist would risk getting a Sharpie™ squiggled in strategic, final “e” added to her/his Press Corps title… i.e., retribution for asking whomever is standing behind the White House’s Press Briefing Room dais, this Key Question:

“How much did you get for your soul?”

Which, btw, is Pretender Chrissie Hynde’s lyrical hook to and title of our Vid of the Day’s featured song.

Her composition could easily become any left leaning, political parodist’s dream come true, too.

Yet, even AS IS the Pretenders are not pretending when they turn in a live performance that’s totally enjoyable.









BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 5

Once upon a time… a hospital parking lot attendant, mistaking me for being a doctor, raised the gate and began motioning me to exit… sans paying. Only my honesty compelled me to stop, anyway… to hand over the currency and coins, which I had owed him.

Indeed, I was not then… am not now… nor will I ever be a doctor. From time to time, I just playact being one in cyberspace. And clearly, the time has come for me to FIRST don my virtual, crisp white lab coat and shiny stethoscope and NEXT kinda-sorta hang out my equally virtual shingle here on the www.

I can virtually hear you ask: “Why?”

It’s because actual last minute, holiday shoppers are feeling stressed out. And with there being less than three shopping days before next Sunday, it’s unlikely that this level of anxiety will be easing.

More to the point… we need to find a solution to this problem. Hence, I’m writing out a virtual Musical Rx to any virtual patient in need.

I can virtually hear you ask: “Why a Musical Rx?

To better understand the nature of this virtual Doc’s unorthodox prescription, one must first take some creative liberties with a classic William Congreve quotation… thusly…


Music hath charms to soothe the stressed out, last minute holiday shoppers.


With that in mind, this Real DJ and Pretender MD now highly recommends that you give a listen to today’s musical selection… Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas… as performed by the Pretenders.

Of course, as is true with some extreme cases of stress, a single dosage may not be sufficient to fully ease your symptoms. But that’s nothing to fret about… after all… it’s perfectly safe for you to double the musical dosage. And since this song, composed in 1944 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, was specifically, originally intended for movie star and chanteuse Judy Garland, why not give her rendition a listen HERE.

Now that we’re all feeling a bit more relaxed, I thank you for your listenership and cordially invite you back for the remainder of my Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas… where I’ll be presenting select holiday classics… one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

You’re also cordially invited to click back here for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into an appealing theme… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.


May you all have yourself a Merry Little… no strike that…

a Merry Massive Christmas… Now!


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

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August BlogCast ~ Forever Young x Three


My warm welcome to all WordPress bloggers, followers and visitors!

This time around, our monthly musical get-together features 3 different compositions with 3 similar sentiments and only 1 song title… Forever Young.

Oh… to be immortal… (long sigh)… or to at least remain forever young in one’s head and heart throughout our walk upon life’s path…

Suffice to say, I’m not the only human to have ever mulled over such notions… be that while traipsing through the real world or upon the world wide web… in my dream world or during my wide awake hours.


Oh… To Be Immortal

To timelessly dwell as a citizen of our universe

To freely pursue and fulfill one’s righteous passions

To seek, meet up with and warmly embrace one’s soul mate

To, hand in hand, walk the Earth through eternity

To set forth on an ambitious, grand goodwill tour

To rein in war, famine, affliction, discrimination and all suffering

To let reign our love, friendship and peaceful coexistence


That said… this amateur poet / mere opening act now yields the world stage to the professional Top Billers.

A few NoteWorthy items prior to tracking these tunes…

  1. I’ve supplied Wikipedia links to provide the backstory to each song.
  2. Fast Fun Fact: keenly aware that his “Forever Young” closely… perhaps too closely… resembled Bob Dylans’, Rod Stewart actually asked him if he’d have any problem with this. Ultimately, Dylan and Stewart agreed to share the song credit and royalties.
  3. Since it was tough to choose whether to feature Bob Dylan’s original or the Pretenders’ cover, I’ll leave it fully up to you… play either or both.
  4. Considering the frequent vanishing acts of YouTube vids, you’ll find complete lyrics to each song by blog’s end.
  5. I’d be remiss not to laud the fine YouTube videographers for so stunningly enhancing the music… and my BlogCasts.
  6. My apologies, in advance, if YouTube advertisements ruin these segues. I suppose this can best be summed up thusly… if one dances to the music one must pay the piper.

Let’s now let the music speak for itself… after a few words from our sponsors? ENJOY!


Bob Dylan ~ Forever Young

Wikipedia Backstory

Pretenders & Chrissie Hynde ~ Forever Young

Wikipedia Backstory

Rod Stewart ~ Forever Young

Wikipedia Backstory

Alphaville ~ Forever Young

Wikipedia Backstory

If you like what you’ve heard today, click back here on

Friday, September 1, 2017.

If you’d like to check out past BlogCasts, they’re all neatly filed away under both my BlogCast and Music categories.



Bob Dylan ~ Forever Young

(Bob Dylan) (01/1974)


May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.


May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.


May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

And may your song always be sung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.


Rod Stewart ~ Forever Young

(Jim Cregan/Kevin Savigar/Bob Dylan/Rod Stewart) (07/1988)


May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.

And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home.

And my you grow to be proud, dignified and true.

And do unto others as you’d have done to you.

Be courageous and be brave.

And in my heart you’ll always stay


Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. Forever young


May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong,

Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond.

And may you never love in vain.

And in my heart you will remain


Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. Forever young


And when you fin’lly fly away, I’ll be hoping that I served you well.

For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.

But whatever road you choose, I’m right behind you win or lose,


Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. (Forever young)

Forever young. Forever young

For forever young


Alphaville ~ Forever Young

(Bernhard Lloyd/Marian Gold/Frank Mertens) (09/1984)


Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while

Heaven can wait, we’re only watching the skies

Hoping for the best but expecting the worst

Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?


Let us die young or let us live forever

We don’t have the power but we never say never

Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip

The music’s for the sad men


Can you imagine when this race is won

Turn our golden faces into the sun

Praising our leaders, we’re getting in tune

The music’s played by the, the mad men


Forever young, I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?

Forever young, I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever? Forever young


Some are like water, some are like the heat

Some are a melody and some are the beat

Sooner or later, they all will be gone

Why don’t they stay young?


It’s so hard to get old without a cause

I don’t want to perish like a fading horse

Youth’s like diamonds in the sun

And diamonds are forever


So many adventures couldn’t happen today

So many songs we forgot to play

So many dreams swinging out of the blue

We let them come true


Forever young, I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?

Forever young, I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever?


Forever young, I want to be forever young

Do you really want to live forever?