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These Days...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I found a download for all of you! Back in 1995 Bon Jovi traveled to Argentina to promote their sixth studio album, These Days. That was back when Jon had the best hair ever! Do you remember that?


Here's a little something to help jog your memory...

I told you he had the best hair back then.


Anyway, here is the link. Enjoy!


Story Update...

Friday, September 25, 2009

A new chapter of Sweet Dreams has been posted. Read on my friends!


It's Been 70 Years...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Since we first followed Dorothy and Toto over the rainbow only to land on the Wicked Witch of the East in Munchkinland. Can you believe it? I couldn't either when my sister-in-law called and asked if I wanted to go with her to see it. Come on, it's the Wizard of Oz, how could I not want to go?

Last night at one of our local movie theaters they screened a new re-mastered Hi-Def version of the movie. It was a one night only special affair. I knew nothing of this when I got the call from my sister-in-law (who is named Dorothy, seriously) but I'm glad I said "sure, I'll go".

After so many years of watching it on television, it was great to see it on the big screen. The first part of the movie has been restored to its original sepia tones and the colors in the second half are still as vivid now as they were the first time I saw it.

Who doesn't love this movie? Who wouldn't love to escape to somewhere over the rainbow? I know there are days when I'd like to fly beyond the moon, beyond the rain.

And who wouldn't love to meet up with the likes of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion? I still laugh every time our favorite Lion sings "If I, if I were King." Bert Lahr was the perfect person to play that role. I mean, really, who else could rhyme words like rhinoceros, hippopotamus and elephant with such sincerity and all the while wearing a broken flower pot crown on top of his freshly permed mane?

And let us not forget the mean and nasty Wicked Witch of the West with her smoking broomstick and her creepy flying monkeys.

*insert evil laugh here*

She'll get you and your little dog too if you're not careful.

All in all I had a great time last night watching a much-loved movie that, for me at least, will never lose its charm. I think, no matter how old you are and no matter how many times you have seen it, you won't ever tire of it. It is a timeless classic.

Amazon has several versions of the movie, including the new 70th anniversary special edition. I think I might be making a purchase. I do own an earlier version, but it's on VHS. Definitely time to upgrade.


Jersey's Other Favorite Son...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today is a big day. Bruce Springsteen turns 60 today. How many of you knew that? I didn't until I got an alert that mentioned it. Shame on me. My very first concert ever was Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They were touring Born in the USA. I was 16 and I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Come on, how can you forget this iconic album cover?

I found a couple of sites that had some good articles. In one, the guy who wrote it stated he's been a fan since 1975. He was asked to pick 60 favorite memories and share them. It was pretty cool. He saw the first time Jon Bon Jovi (he was still John Bongiovi at the time) and Bruce sang together in 1980. Jon was playing with the Atlantic City Expressway at the Fast Lane at the time. Look how young they were!

I won't repost all 60 items, but if you click here, you can read them for yourself.

An Article in the New York Daily News talks about his music's and his own durability. It's a great read. I highly recommend it.

This man has been performing and recording music for the better part of 30 years. And in this day and age, that's quite a feat. I'm only sorry I didn't keep up with him. I have apparently missed out on some great music. I think I might have to give him another go.

You truly are an icon Mr. Springsteen and, on this day, as you are preparing for 5 shows at Giants Stadium next week, I wish you a very happy birthday.


Story Update...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sweet Dreams has been updated! Read on!


Previews Start Tomorrow...

Memphis: New Musical with Music by David Bryan of Bon Jovi

David BryanBon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan has created the music for the new Broadway production of the musical Memphis, which opens starting with previews, on Sept. 23.

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, by way of hit runs at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, comes a hot new Broadway musical — inspired by actual events — with heart, soul and energy to burn. He’s a young, white radio DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. She’s a black singer named Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), whose career is on the rise, but who can’t break out of segregated clubs. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the Golden Era of early rock ’n’ roll takes flight. But as things start to heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music – or their love – is put to the test.

A thrilling theatrical event that combines Broadway splendor with the roots of rock, MEMPHIS features an original story by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a brand-new score with music by Bon Jovi keyboardist and founding member David Bryan. DiPietro and Bryan also collaborated on the 2009 award-winning Off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

Bon Jovi fans are able to get special ticket pricing at this site.



Are You Ready...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For the late game today? I'm not.

Today's late game is -


That's my husband's team versus my son's team. There's going to be a whole lot of trash talkin' going on in my living room tonight. But, no matter what happens, someone in my house is NOT going to be happy.

I think I need to find somewhere else to be tonight. Anyone got room for Queenie at their house?


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