Friday, February 28, 2014



It's February 28th. Hooray for the end of February! It's also Friday, the end of the week. During our school days in the valley, Friday was an early dismissal day. Maybe we had big plans for the weekend, or maybe there were no plans at all. When it was basketball season, Friday nights would have been game night. On Saturday mornings or afternoons, there might have been a trip to town with a stop at a local eatery on the way back home. Saturday night was movie night, and a special person might have come knocking at the door. You could have been the one doing the knocking. Those weekend days live in the mist of memory: They were so long ago and so far away.

The Four Lads - Long Ago And Far Away
Long Ago and Far Away was sung by Rita Hayworth to Gene Kelly in the 1944 movie Cover Girl. It became a hit song for several artists that year. There have been many, many recordings of Long Ago and Far Away. The Four Lads recorded it in 1958.

If you're curious, this is the original - the movie version:
If you're still curious, this is Jo Stafford's version, one of the best. (IMO)
Chills run up and down my spine, Aladdin's lamp is mine
The dream I dreamed was not denied me
Just one look and then I knew
That all I longed for long ago was you 

 Little Richard - Keep A Knockin'
Recorded in 1957
Little Richard has been inducted 
into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.
(Listening to Little Richard 
and Keep a Knockin'
will make your blood flow a little faster.)
A rock song doesn't have to make sense 
if it's loud, fast and you can dance 
(like a maniac) to it.
What do you think?  

Woooooooo! You said you love me and you can't come in,
Come back tomorrow night and try it again...



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