♫ Do It Again ♫

I liked the Beach Boys okay when I was in my teen years but was more caught up in the Motown sound and to me the Beach Boys were … I dunno … too light, maybe?  I worked full-time from the time I turned 13, so never had time to become a part of the beach crowd … that might have made a difference.  That said, they did some songs that I loved, like Good Vibrations, Kokomo, Sloop John B, etc.  Until last night, though, I don’t think I had ever heard of this song, Do It Again, although it did chart at #20 in the U.S.  But, my team of directors, after a bit of discussion starting with Manilow, then Whitney, finally settled on this one for me to play today!  😊  Thanks, guys … despite my teasing, I do like it … you done good!

According to SongFacts …

Mike Love sang lead vocals and wrote the words for this celebratory track that takes a nostalgic look back at his days of sun and surfing. Love told us that the lyrics were inspired by a surfing safari with some of his old high school buddies, and were autobiographical. He explained: “I went to the beach with my friends and we went to the surfing spot down at a place called San Onofre, down near the Marine Corps base down south. And it was such a beautiful day and the waves were great. And then of course one of the great things about the beach is it attracts good looking girls. [Laughing].”

Love had the concept and most of the lyrics before Brian Wilson added the instrumentation. He recalled to us: “I came back and we sat down at Brian’s piano, and we banged that song out in maybe 15 minutes, something like that. I had the concept and the lyrics in mind, and he just got a good groove going on the piano.”

Love told us that it was the Beach Boys’ engineer at the time, Stephen Desper, who came up with “that really interesting” drum effect heard at the beginning of the track. Desper created it by blending the original sound with that of one drum strike being repeated four times. The engineer recalled: “I had commissioned Phillips, in Holland, to build two tape delay units for use on the road (to double live vocals). I moved four of the Phillips PB heads very close together so that one drum strike was repeated four times about 10 milliseconds apart, and blended it with the original to give the effect you hear. Everyone liked the sound and credited me with adding to the commercial success of the single. Whether or not that was true, I don’t know, but it put me in the engineering seat for many years.”

The song was originally entitled “Rendezvous.”

The song charted at #1 in the UK, #3 in Australia & The Netherlands, #10 in Canada, and #20 in the U.S.

Do It Again

Beach Boys

It’s automatic when I talk with old friends
The conversation turns to girls
We knew when their hair was soft and long
And the beach was the place to go

Suntanned bodies and waves of sunshine
The California girls and a beautiful coastline
Warmed up weather let’s get together
And do it again

With a girl the lonely sea looks good
Makes your nighttimes warm and out of sight

Been so long
Hey now
Hey now
Hey now

Well I’ve been thinking
‘Bout all the places we’ve surfed and danced
And all the faces we’ve missed
So let’s get back together and do it again

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Brian Wilson / Michael Love

Do It Again lyrics © Irving Music Inc., Sea Of Tunes Publishing Co Inc

♫ Just The Two Of Us ♫

I have a few requests I’ve been planning to play for the last several days, but songs just keep popping into my head that I really, really want to play now, so … I give in to myself sometimes!  I’ll get around to the requests soon, but for now, let’s have us some Bill Withers, shall we?

Grover Washington was a very respected Jazz saxophone player who died of a heart attack in 1999. Bill Withers is a songwriter and vocalist responsible for songs like Lean On Me and Ain’t No Sunshine. Withers sang lead on this, but it was credited to Washington and appeared on his album.

According to Withers …

“I’m a little snobbish about words, so they sent me this song and said ‘We want to do this with Grover, would you consider singing it?’ I said, ‘Yeah, if you’ll let me go in and try to dress these words up a little bit.’ Everybody that knows me is kind of used to me that way. I probably threw in the stuff like the crystal raindrops. The ‘Just The Two Of Us’ thing was already written. It was trying to put a tuxedo on it. I didn’t like what was said leading up to ‘Just The Two Of Us.'”

When Withers went in to record his vocals, it was the first time he met Washington. They were rarely together when they recorded this, and they never got to know each other very well. Withers admired Washington because Grover did the first cover version of any song he’d written – an instrumental version of Ain’t No Sunshine that appeared on his first album.

Just the Two of Us
Bill Withers

I see the crystal raindrops fall
And the beauty of it all
Is when the sun comes shining through
To make those rainbows in my mind
When I think of you sometime
And I wanna spend some time with you

Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us
(Just the two of us)
Just the two of us
Building castles in the sky
Just the two of us
You and I

We look for love, no time for tears
Wasted water’s all that is
And it don’t make no flowers grow
Good things might come to those who wait
Not for those who wait too late
We gotta go for all we know

Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us
(Just the two of us)
Just the two of us
Building them castles in the sky
Just the two of us
You and I

I hear the crystal raindrops fall
On the window down the hall
And it becomes the morning dew
And darling when the morning comes
And I see the morning sun
I wanna be the one with you

Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us, just
(Just the two of us)
Just the two of us
Building big castles way up high
Just the two of us
You and I

(Just the two of us)
(We can make it, just the two of us)
(Just the two of us)

Songwriters: Ralph Mac Donald / William Salter / William Harrison Withers Jr.
Medley: Just the Two of Us lyrics © Bleunig Music, BMG Rights Management

Filosofa’s Snarky Snippets Are Baaaaaaack!

Now that the bill to raise the debt ceiling has passed and a potential crisis has once again been headed off in the 11th hour, it’s time to look around at what else has been happening that might have escaped our notice.

I want to start with something that impressed me, someone who has a conscience and puts life above profit.  Back in early 2021, Jon Waldman bought a gun store, Georgia Ballistics, in Duluth, Georgia.  Gun stores had been deemed “essential businesses” by the state’s lawmakers, unlike his previous business, and Mr. Waldman needed to be able to earn a living.  His store sold “high end firearms”, including such weapons as semi-automatic assault rifles like those used in numerous recent mass shootings.

This week, Jon Waldman closed his gun store forever, saying that the recent shootings at a school in Nashville and a hospital in Atlanta weighed on him so much that he could no longer keep the shop open in good faith.

Waldman decided in the spring that he would close Georgia Ballistics; 23 firearms remained in his store on Friday morning, and he plans to sell them by June 15th.

“It’s going to cost more kids their lives if I stayed open.  I don’t want to bury my own son.”

It’s not much, the closing of just one small gun store in rural Georgia, but it’s a start.  It shows that some gun people do have a conscience and can put life ahead of guns, ahead of profit.  I give a 👍 to Mr. Waldman and hope that more follow suit.

It took 105 years, but Fort Bragg in North Carolina, initially named in 1918 after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, has been renamed Fort Liberty.  About damn time, but better late than never.

The change was part of a broad Department of Defense initiative, motivated by the 2020 George Floyd protests, to rename military installations that had been named after confederate soldiers.  The other eight Army bases selected to be renamed are Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia; Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Lee and Fort Pickett in Virginia; Fort Polk in Louisiana; Fort Rucker in Alabama; and Fort Hood in Texas.

It was almost graduation day at Marlin High School in the small town of Marlin, Texas, population 5,543.  Until, that is, District Superintendent Darryl Henson began looking through seniors’ files two weeks ago to confirm they could receive their diplomas.  Turns out that of the 33 seniors at the school who were expecting to graduate, only five were actually eligible!  Needless to say, the graduation has been postponed while students are scurrying to try to fulfill their remaining requirements.

The requirements were simple:  students needed to have passed all of their courses and attended 90 percent of their classes throughout all eight semesters.  Since Mr. Henson made the discovery that the vast majority of students did not meet the requirements, students have been making up assignments and spending extra time in classes to become eligible.  As of yesterday, 24 students have now met the requirements, and graduation is being planned for an unspecified date sometime in June.

My question, though, is … have other schools had the same situation but not discovered it until after students had received their diplomas?  And how does this happen?  Don’t teachers and guidance counsellors coordinate to ensure that each student will meet the requirements by graduation day?  Is this, then, what education in the U.S. has come to?   Or is it just in places like Texas and Florida where school administrators and politicians are more concerned with making sure students are shielded from the realities of life than they are concerned with actually educating young minds?

And finally, listen to what Brian Tyler Cohen has to say about Kevin McCarthy and the Republican Party, their actual intent vs their stated intent …

♫ Standing In The Shadows Of Love ♫ (Redux)

I have several recent requests on my list, including but not limited to Barry Manilow and Joni Mitchell.  And so … {drumroll} tonight I bring you … {‘nother drumroll, please} … MOTOWN!!!  Yeah, yeah … I know … but I’m really in a mood tonight and needed me some Motown before going to bed, so … live with it!  Barry and Joni will happen soon … I promise!

The Four Tops released this song as a direct follow-up to their #1 hit Reach Out I’ll Be There and it features a similar musical arrangement. Despite the likeness to its chart-topping predecessor, the record was still a big hit, easily reaching the Top 10 in both the UK and US. Both songs were written by the Motown songwriting team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland), and while the instrumentation is similar, the lyrics are very different.

This song was recorded by the Four Tops during the first ever session at Berry Gordy’s newly acquired Golden World Detroit studio, later dubbed Studio B.

The song has been covered by everybody and their brother from the Jackson 5 to Barry White to Rod Stewart to Joe Stubbs (the younger brother of The Four Tops’ lead vocalist Levi Stubbs).

Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Four Tops

Standing in the shadows of love
I’m getting ready for the heartaches to come
Can’t you see me standing in the shadows of love
I’m getting ready for the heartaches to come

I want to run but there’s nowhere to go
‘Cause heartaches will follow me, I know
Without your love, the love I need
It’s the beginning of the end for me
‘Cause you’re taking away all my reasons for livin’
When you pushed aside all the love I been givin’
Now wait a minute

Didn’t I treat you right, now baby, didn’t I?
Didn’t I do the best I could now, didn’t I?

So don’t you leave me
Standing in the shadows of love
I’m getting ready for the heartaches to come
Don’t you see me standing in the shadows of love
Trying my best to get ready for the heartaches to come

All alone
I’m destined to be, with misery my only company
It may come today, it might come tomorrow
But it’s for sure I ain’t got nothing but sorrow
Now don’t your conscience kind of bother you
How can you watch me cry after all I done for you
Hold on a minute

Gave you all the love I had now, didn’t I?
When you needed me I was always there now, wasn’t I?

I’m trying hard not to cry out loud
You know crying it ain’t gonna help me now
What did I do to cause all this grief?
Now what’d I say to make you want to leave
Now wait a minute

Gave my heart and soul to you now, didn’t I?
And didn’t I always treat you good, now didn’t I?

I’m standing in the shadows of love
I’m getting ready for the heartaches to come
Don’t you see me standing in the shadows of love
Trying my best to get ready for the heartaches to come
Oh I’m standing in the shadows of love

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jr. / Brian Holland / Edward Holland / Edward / Jr. Holland / Lamont Dozier / Lamont Herbert Dozier
Standing In The Shadows Of Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

♫ Delilah ♫ (Redux)

I love me some Tom Jones, and so when Carolyn suggested this one last night, it stuck in my head and … well, here we are!  I’ve only played it once before, back in 2019, so you can’t claim to be bored or burnt out on it, right?  And who doesn’t love Tom Jones???  And (hint, hint) you might prepare yourself for the other one she suggested by Barry Manilow!

tom-jonesTom Jones released this song in December 1967, but it had previously been recorded by P. J. Proby in late November, 1967. Proby hated the song and refused to include it on his album Believe It Or Not, which was being compiled and recorded at the time.

Is there a real Delilah? Depends who you ask. The official writer credits for this song go to the English team of Les Reed and Barry Mason.  However, Sylvan Mason, who was married to Barry when these songs were written, claims that she is a co-writer.  Her claims have been verified through court records from her divorce settlement that prove her authorship. She has also been vetted by major newspapers that acknowledge her as a co-writer, and Tom Jones mentions her as a lyricist on the track in his autobiography.

In 2001, Barry Mason told the UK newspaper The Sun that he based the song (minus the bloodshed) on a girl he met on vacation in Blackpool, England when he was 15. They had a summer fling, but when it came time for her to return home to Llandudno in North Wales, she told Barry that she had a boyfriend, and it was over between them. Mason is quoted in the paper as saying, “I was shattered. I never shook it off and I became sick with jealousy and a whole lot of pain. She had dark hair, brooding eyes and she was really feisty. If there’s a typical Welsh girl, she was the one.”

Mason said that her name was Delia, which was impossible to integrate into a song (“Why, why, why Delia” didn’t work). A decade later, working with Reed, he got the idea to change her name to Delilah, and they wrote the famous song.

“I just got more and more worked up with each line. I put my heart and soul into that song – and that’s how ‘Delilah’ was born.”

The Sun embarked on a search for the mystery woman who inspired the song, asking readers to call in if they knew Delia from Llandudno. They called off the search when they heard from Sylvan Mason, who explained that she co-wrote the song and that there was no Delia. According to Sylvan, Les Reed had already written the chorus “Why, why, why Delilah,” and the lyric is based on the 1954 musical Carmen Jones. “Les Reed’s idea was to write a modern-day Samson and Delilah song but we got carried away and it ended up like Carmen Jones.”

Asked to respond, Barry Mason told The Sun, “I have no comment on the opinions of my former wife.”

Tom Jones

I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window
I saw the flickering shadow of love on her blind
She was my woman
As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind

My my my Delilah
Why why why Delilah
I could see, that girl was no good for me
But I was lost like a slave that no man could free

At break of day when that man drove away I was waiting
I crossed the street to her house and she opened the door
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My my my Delilah
Why why why Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn’t take any more

She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more

My my my Delilah
Why why why Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn’t take any more

Forgive me Delilah I just couldn’t take any more

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

♫ Streets Of London ♫

You may remember that I gave cushy high-level management jobs to Clive & Carolyn last week, so that they would determine what songs I would be playing each day and free up some of my time for other things.  Well, they’ve been haggling about salary ‘n such, and forgot to give me a song for today until late last night when I finally asked Carolyn (Clive was already fast asleep), and she gave me this song!  I had never heard the song before, nor to the best of my knowledge had I ever heard of the artist, Ralph McTell!  So, this is new to me and perhaps, unless you live in the UK, to you as well, but I liked it almost immediately, which is very rare for me!  Songs usually have to grow on me over a period of time.  Perhaps it’s the message of this one — a message that maybe we all need to remember sometimes. But I like the tune, as well.  So, thank you, Carolyn (aka Joy of Roses).

The song was inspired by McTell’s experiences with street performances and hitchhiking throughout Europe, especially in Paris and the individual stories are taken from Parisians. McTell was originally going to call the song “Streets of Paris” — but eventually London was chosen, because he realized he was singing about London; also, there was another song called The Poor People of Paris.

McTell’s song contrasts the common problems of everyday people with those of the homeless, lonely, elderly, ignored and forgotten members of society.  This was not released as a single until 1974, five years after it first appeared on his album Spiral Staircase.

According to SongFacts …

McTell had originally written this song when he recorded his debut album Eight Frames a Second, which was released in early 1968. However he left it off, as he regarded it as too depressing. Ralph McTell explained: “In one day, ‘Streets’ sold 90,000 copies and it was #2 by Christmas. There were three versions in the German charts – all by me! Streets also sold more sheet music than any song since the war. I formed a rock band just before the record was a hit, but of course we never played ‘Streets.’ Audiences didn’t like the band, so I announced my retirement and went off to America in a fit of pique. Streets opened more doors than it closed. The song is still played all over the world and even schoolchildren in the Himalayas have been heard singing it.”

Over 200 artists have recorded covers of this song, including Sinead O’Connor, who did a cover as an additional track on her “Thank You For Hearing Me” single in 1994. Other artists include Cliff Richard, Mary Hopkin, Anti-Nowhere League and Roger Whittaker.

McTell won the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting for this song in 1974.

As far as I can tell, while this song charted at #2 in the UK, it did not chart elsewhere.

Streets of London

Ralph McTell

Have you seen the old man
In the closed down market
Kicking up the papers
With his worn out shoes?

In his eyes, you see no pride
Hand held loosely at his side
Yesterday’s paper
Telling yesterday’s news

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
Show you something to make you change your mind

Have you seen the old girl
Who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair
And her clothes in rags?

She’s no time for talking
She just keeps right on walking
Carrying her home
In two carrier bags

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
Show you something to make you change your mind

In the all night cafe
At a quarter past eleven
Same old man
Sitting there on his own

Looking at the world
Over the rim of his tea cup
Each tea lasts an hour
And he wanders home alone

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely?
Don’t say for you that the sun don’t shine
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
Show you something to make you change your mind

Have you seen the old man
Outside the seaman’s mission
Memory fading with
The medal ribbons that he wears?

In our winter city
The rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero
And a world that doesn’t care

So, how can you tell me you’re lonely
And say for you that the sun don’t shine?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of London
I’ll show you something to make you change your mind

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Ralph Mc Tell

Streets of London lyrics © Westminster Music Ltd

♫ House At Pooh Corner ♫ (Redux)

After Roger’s rather dark post of yesterday afternoon about the song “House at PooNeil Corner”, he let me know that he would really welcome this song sometime soon to bring a bit of balance to his mood!  I had actually wanted to play it last week, but since I knew Roger was working on his post, I held off, but now seems the perfect time for a happy, uplifting song, don’t you think?  So this one’s for you, Roger!  Enjoy!

Who cannot love both Kenny Loggins and Winnie The Pooh?  When you combine the two, you have … sheer magic!  pooh-1From Wikipedia …

kenny-loggins“House at Pooh Corner” is a song written by Kenny Loggins, based on the popular children’s book of the same name. The song was first performed by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their 1970 album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and then performed by Loggins and Messina on their 1971 album Sittin’ In. It is told from the perspective of both Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, and serves as an allegory for loss of innocence and nostalgia for childhood. It has since become one of Loggins’ most popular and beloved compositions, and it remains a staple of his live performances.”

House at Pooh Corner
Loggins and Messina

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon.
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore

As our days disappeared all too soon.
But I’ve wandered much further today than I should
And I can’t seeem to find my way back to the wood.
So, help me if you can I’ve got to get

Back to the house at Pooh corner by one.
You;d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,
Chase all the clouds from the sky.

Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do,
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose.

He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes.
So I sent him to ask of te Owl if he’s there,
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

So, help me if you can I’ve got to get
Back to the house at Pooh corner by one
You’d be surprised there’s so much to be done,
Count all the bees in the hive,

Chase all the clouds from the sky .
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh,
Back to the days of Christopher Robin,
Back to the ways of Pooh

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Kenneth Clark Loggins
House at Pooh Corner lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

An Upside To Grim Songs – House At Pooneil Corner

Our friend Roger mentioned the song “House on Pooh Corner” a few days ago and hinted that he might be doing a post about it … or at least that was what I thought he was hinting at! Turns out he knew of another song with a similar title, but … OH BOY is it a different song with a different concept! Roger’s post is … deep. It is thought-provoking. The music is jarring and not one I hope to hear again any time soon, but Roger’s thoughts and musings are definitely worth the read! Thank you, Sir Roger!

Writing Despite Computers and Programmes


Forewarning: This is one of those long post that might appear to be meandering. Some posts need the elements of stories to get to the point. This is one.

Yes, there they are, Jefferson Airplane, one of the bands which are automatically associated with the many often inaccurately named time from 1965 to its stuttering end 1969 – 1970.

Like many bands of that era, the more you read about them, even filtering out the hyperbole, the less you feel affection for them as individuals or a group of folk, even if the music does stick.  My own opinion was they were played out by 1969 and the music was dying…Marty Balin originator of the band was to leave, disillusioned with those politics of the band…

So having set the mood, let’s take a look at one particular but not universally known song produced when they were still fresh.

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♫ These Are The Days Of Our Lives ♫

Three years and a couple of months ago, I played this one for David on St. David’s Day (March 1st), and at that time, it was my intention to make it a yearly thing, but obviously I forgot to put it on my calendar, for I have forgotten every year since, including this one!  But tonight, as I was looking through the archives, I came across it and thought … “Why not?”  I like the song, even though it has an element of sadness, knowing that this was to be Freddy Mercury’s final farewell.

This is a song by the British rock band Queen. Although credited to the whole band, it was largely written by their drummer Roger Taylor about his children, and how parenthood made him look back on his own life. Inevitably, the song took on new meaning when it was announced that Freddie Mercury, the band’s lead singer, had AIDS and knew he was going to die soon when he recorded this.

The song was released as a single in the United States on Freddie Mercury’s 45th birthday, September 5th 1991, and as double A-side single in Ireland and the United Kingdom on December 9th, in the wake of Mercury’s death, with the Queen track Bohemian Rhapsody. The double A-side debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart and remained there for five weeks, topped the Irish Singles Chart for six weeks, and reached #16 in Germany.

The video was filmed on May 30, 1991. It was Freddie Mercury’s last filmed performance, as he died on November 24 of that year. Unreleased backstage footage of the shooting of the video appeared in the Days of our Lives documentary, showing Mercury’s deteriorating physical condition (extremely skinny and pale) largely covered up by makeup and colorful attire. Brian May speculated in the documentary that Freddie was “saying his goodbye” in that video, knowing that he would likely not be healthy enough to perform anymore.

If you have an interest, you can watch the documentary on line, but since it is 2 hours in length, I did not embed it here.  I watched just a bit, though, and found it to be well worth the time.  Part I   Part II

George Michael and Lisa Stansfield sang this together at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Arena in 1992. In a 2018 Billboard interview, Stansfield recalled the experience:

“Everybody who did that show was just so famous at the time. It was like, legends all over the place, but nobody had an ego. The rehearsals were quite subdued. I remember at the rehearsals I was gonna do the thing with George, and I went and got myself a big bacon roll because I was starving. I had on one of Ian’s [Devaney, her husband and bandmate] coats and a big hat on. I really did look like a homeless person, buried in a bacon sandwich. Then I had to go do this thing with George, and he said, ‘F–king hell, how can you go eat bacon and [sing like] that?'”

The song never charted in the U..S. … I’m not sure why, for I do remember it being popular, or so I thought, anyway.

For David, on St. David’s Day … Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus

These Are The Days Of Our Lives 

Sometimes I get to feelin’
I was back in the old days, long ago
When we were kids, when we were young
Things seemed so perfect, you know?
The days were endless, we were crazy, we were young
The sun was always shinin’, we just lived for fun
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don’t know
The rest of my life’s been, just a show

Those are the days of our lives
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing is true
When I look and I find I still love you
You can’t turn back the clock, you can’t turn back the tide
Ain’t that a shame?
Ooh, I’d like to go back one time on a roller coaster ride
When life was just a game
No use in sitting and thinkin’ on what you did
When you can lay back and enjoy it through your kids
Sometimes it seems like lately, I just don’t know
Better sit back and go, with the flow

These are the days of our lives
They’ve flown in the swiftness of time
These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find, no change

Those were the days of our lives, yeah
The bad things in life were so few
Those days are all gone now but one thing’s still true
When I look and I find, I still love you
I still love you

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Brian May / Freddie Mercury / John Deacon / Roger Taylor
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (2011 Remaster) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Jolly Monday Comes But Once A Week!!!

Good grief … Monday AGAIN????  Can’t we have just one week that doesn’t have a … oh wait … then we wouldn’t get to see you, our friends, and we always look forward to that!  So … good Monday morning, dear friends … let’s start it with some good food, compliments of Joyful, and some laughs, compliments of Jolly!  What do I contribute, you ask?  Well … um … I’m the … coordinator!  Yeah, that’s it … I’m the coordinator who pulls it all together and reminds Jolly to put his shirt on the right way!  So, grab a snack and let’s see what humour Jolly has in store for us today!

I’m sowwy, everyone … I was helping Jolly wif da ‘toons and by the time we finished, I dinna feel like cooking, so we went out and bought some coffee ‘n donuts … I hope dat’s okay?

Since we don’t gots any bacon for you bacon lovers dis morning, we’ve got some bacon memes ‘n stuff to start with!

Just a few music puns today …

If there’s one thing that Gwammie is weally good at, it’s findin’ weird pictures that ain’t what dey seem to be!  Here’s just a few of dem …

Okay … bring on the ‘toons!!!

Anyone up for some funny memes?

And now {drumroll} … the moment you’ve all been waiting for {another drumroll} … a cute/funny critter video!!!

Well, dear friends, I’m sad to say that our time together has come to an end for today, but hey … there’s always next week!!!  Keep safe, have a wonderful week ahead, and be sure to share those gorgeous smiles I see you wearing now!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!