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A Little of This A Little of That

I am taking a short break in the Finding Love series to clear some things off of my mind before I continue.

Nothing terribly serious.

Had a guy ring the doorbell yesterday.

Said he was from Scott’s Lawn Service and wanted to know if I wanted an estimate. The conversation went like this.

“No thanks, I have a lawn service.”

“Really? Who?”

“You guys”

Looks at dandelions in yard. “When were we here last.”

“A couple of weeks ago.”

“oh,well you have to give it a little bit of time.”

“Guess so.”

I promised to avoid all things political when I started this blog and I am trying to hold to that.  But it isn’t easy.

For example Ted Nugent is in the news today.  He used to be a big deal for a few minutes in the late ’70’s and early ’80’s. He is an attention-seeking, washed-up, aging musician who runs his big mouth every once in a while.

I would rather talk about Levon Helm.  He was a member of a great band called The Band.  Played with Bob Dylan. Made classic rock music.

The Weight. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Up On Cripple Creek. Stagefright. And my favorite, Ophelia.

If I was a better blogger, there would be YouTube clips right here, but we are low tech here at the Bellbottom Blog, so find them yourself.

Was in the best concert movie ever. The Last Waltz.

Even though he wasn’t ready to give it up when the movie was made, it didn’t stop him from giving a memorable performance.

He also did some acting along the way. Playing Loretta Lynn’s father in Coal Miners Daughter.

By all accounts he was a fine southern gentleman, who loved playing music up until a couple of days ago.  He is losing his battle with cancer. Twitter has been full of tributes and videos of his music.

He will be fondly remembered because of how he lived and what he contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.

Ted Nugent….will just be a punchline. A fool.

My favorite tweet from the last week came after a failed North Korean missle launch.

“In related news, North Korea drops out of International Angry Birds competition.”

Well, that is all I have for now.

I would like to thank those of you who have said nice things about the Finding Love series. It means a lot.

Until next time, Peace.





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2 thoughts on “A Little of This A Little of That

  1. Haha! “In related news, North Korea drops out of International Angry Birds competition.” Ouch! That’s gotta sting!

  2. I am proud of that one. Thanks for noticing. Hope things are going well with you.

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