Music

RIP Ronnie Spector
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Veronica Greenfield formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley.

Ronnie Spector, the '60s music icon who was the leader of The Ronettes, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 78. https://apnews.com/article/ronnie-spector-dead-84c905db02a01ffa43a6052c…

MEET BTS

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Korean pop idols sing tender ballads and dance anthems making them a hit across the globe. BTS could stand for Boys to Superstars.

BTS Korean: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment.

The group performed to adoring fans including these three ladies who traveled over 12 hours from Japan to watch the boys play LA. https://youtu.be/V28759nCv28

Happy New 2022

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Auld Lang Syne 

“Auld lang syne” is the title and key phrase of a 1788 Scottish poem typically sung on New Year’s Eve around the world. The phrase “auld lang syne” literally translates to “old long since” and basically means “days gone by.” Or “the good old times.”

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot,

and old lang syne?

CHORUS:

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

Pattie's Boys

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Love makes a man give up his throne to marry a divorcee. Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument to his wife.

These must be very special and groovy kinds of love. https://youtu.be/bPJYT7LigtY

Apple Pie and Coffee

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On this first and coldest day of the season, I decided to enjoy the classic American breakfast combination of Apple Pie and Coffee.

There is a back story to this. When our family migrated from Cuba and I did not speak English, and neither did my parents. They taught me two phrases. ‘ I know nothing about politics’  and ‘ Apple Pie and Coffee’. Those were the first words I memorized learned how to say.

LvB Birthday
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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." — Ludwig van Beethoven born on this date, 16 December 1770.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music..

https://youtu.be/W-fFHeTX70Q

https://youtu.be/4Tr0otuiQuU

SOUL TRAIN

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This year would have been the 50th anniversary of SOUL TRAIN a music program that lasted for 35 seasons on American television.

Soul Train was an American music-dance television program that aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006.

A show that was billed as the hippest trip in America and primarily featured performances by Rhythm & Blues, Soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists were also appealing and appeared.

A Christmas Countdown

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It is the most wonderful time of the year, and as Christmas comes near which to me is dear, I'm offering this here if you want to hear.

It’s already beginning to look a little like Christmas, nearly everywhere you go. As Thanksgiving draws near in a few short weeks, many cities and towns are already getting the jump on their Christmas holiday programs, particularly to give potential participants notice to join in the joyous festivities.

Great Birthday Gifts

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I got wonderful gifts for my birthday, including a modern air purifier from my dear daughters.

The surprises included texts that I read as well as cards, emails and voice mails I heard. However since I no loger visit that platform which has recently lost face, I apologize to all those freinds who may have sent greetings, but did not take the time required to read my parting messages of Adios Amigos, ands Hasta La Vista!