BLAINESWORLD #754, Section 2, part 2


Edie in Pennsylvania:

Dancing delights me.

Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth


One of the sweetest versions ever: Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah


* Alyson in Colorado:

Remember this, Blaine?

R.Kelly – I Believe I can fly (with lyrics)


This was before my time, but maybe my parents knew it? Or maybe my grandparents?

Seriously, I did recall this song . . . and it also got me thinking about another song where a boy fly though the air with his dancing:

“Electricity” from BILLY ELLIOTT


John in Pennsylvania:

Simon’s Cat ‘Cat Man Do’

A hungry cat resorts to increasingly desperate measures to wake its sleeping owner.


Annie in North Carolina:

Sharpen your knife with a coffee cup


If you want to read about this, as I did, please click:


Beware: Card cloning


Scott in Pennsylvania:

Etch-a-Sketch 2 Takes Gadget World By Storm


Three Stooges Mastercard Commercial


Joe in North Carolina:

Check out this SPECTACULAR [Freestyle Dressage] performance!


Jean in Pennsylvania:

Hmm. Prominent Conservative Radio Hosts Planted Scripted Actors Among Callers


Vera in Florida:

I just bought my first jar of Coconut oil and does it smell yummy. . . . I have been checking out the health food stores. . . . I also use WeeBee Honey Raw locally grown (from the Bees) in Vero Beach, Florida. Some Good stuff.


Dianne in North Carolina:

A Day of Glass – CorningWare’s vision


Pat H in Pennsylvania:

We talked about Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew backup musicians for the Turtles, etc. Watch this through. Be sure your sound is up . . . amazing!


Another classic Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew and no one knew!



What’s great about getting email from Pat is that he often includes insightful commentary–such as the following:

If you listen closely Hal Blaine and the Wrecking crew’s musical arrangements usually did not incorporate the use of a lot of cymbals. You’ll often hear a tambourine. ( Bands often gave lead singers a tambourine play as they really had no experience on stage and often were not good dancers and didn’t really know what to do on stage. So the tambourine was a nice distraction) The Wrecking crew were focused on simple snare drum and bass drum beats. Part of the reason was that they kept things like the drums parts simple so the actual band members could easily copy the drum parts that they put on the records so they could get close to sounding like the drum parts on the records when the band actually played live. Plus Blaine is such an excellent drummer who focuses on the basics (like keeping time) that he added a neat beat to each of the songs he played on without crashing cymbals. Enjoy.



Chris in Pennsylvania:

Was interested to see the quote in section 10:

The greatest gift you can ever give your children is to be an example of happiness.—Brian Biro, author of IT’S TIME FOR JOY! (see also Sections 2, 4C and 11)

One of my favorite quotes has always been:

“The greatest gift a father can give to his children is to love their mother.” I don’t know where this quote comes from.


I checked and found that it was apparently coined by “Anonymous.” Boy does that person come up with a lot of quotes!


Natalie in Pennsylvania:

Finally got to see this movie [PRIDE OF THE YANKEES]. Been wanting to watch it for a while. It was great.


Above movie was on a listing of my favorites. If you’d like me to send you a copy of my list, send an email to: and put FAVORITES in the subject line. I think you’ll like my choices and want to catch many of them yourself.

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