I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Monday, July 31, 2006

1977..REDNECK IN HOLLYWOOD

I love living on the ranch...I work at the Lodges as waitress, bartender, cook and pumper of gas..I got so good at this job, I could toss an egg on the grill, slam a beer down for a customer, run out on the docks, pump a bucks worth of gas in a ratty old boat and rush back in time to flip the egg...But I was looking for something more....don't know what the more is..and I think I'm still looking for it..My boss also ran a construction company and he said he would recommend me to the boss at Calco Lumber company..Said cool..also said to myself(what the fuck?..I know jackshit about lumber, nails, and any of that other stuff they might sell)But I have never let that slow me down before and wasn't about to start now..So off I went..and the boss was a very ambitious woman who liked to give a step up to other women..so I lied like a mother fucker and said I could do it and she wouldn't be sorry if she gave me a chance..and you know what? I didn't lie...I took home every single pamplet on products they had in the store..I went home and in 3 days had memorized everything..I started off Monday with some knowledge but not enough..I was in love with the tool department..they had stud finders, studs, and bastard files. They had screws too.If someone asked for..lets say..indoor paint..I would run like a crazy person to the indoor paint and would start reading the cans..by the time they caught up with me I would have figured out what they needed..(knew my ability to speed read would pay off)During my breaks and my lunch hour I would go from dept to dept memorizing where everything was and what it did.. I checked books out of the library..I studied like I was in school...I won't say that I was good at it...but in 6 months when the manager and her assistant moved to another store, they made me assistant manager.I was working with contractors and getting a commission from their sales..I rocked...I also loved the job..loved customer's (yeah, even the assholes as they gave me great stories to tell)I had made some great friends, loved living on Lake Austin,was close enough to see my Daddy as often as I wanted and Lane and I were having a great time fucking with the neighbors, cowboys and deer hunters...But I had this itch on the bottom of my feet..so when Chuck called and said he was working at Paramount Studio in Hollywood and could get me a job making up to $17 an hour....I thought it might not be a bad deal(that is what I get for thinking) so the kids and I talked it over and they were all for it..so we tossed our stuff in the back of the truck and off we went...
This turned out to be a big ass mistake...I worked at Paramount Studio as a prop maker..yes, I made great money..but the smog was making MJ ill, as she had asthma, and I couln't find a house or apt that I would put my kids in so we lived in Mira Loma on a 15 acre farm which is down by Riverside..So I'm working in Hollywood and living damn half way down the state.Then my boss gave me a key one day with directions on a peice of paper with directions on it to his place.Said this job was over and if I wanted to keep my job...well..you get the idea...I would have been able to take my choice between working on Popeye in Malta or Urban Cowboy in Houston...but to get the job some sex was involved...so...no more job..I stuck around long enough to start doing speed again, but finally knew I had to go back to Texas...and this time I didn't need Daddy's help...just moved to West...so another year pissed away...hey..I was getting really good at being a fuckup....While I was prefecting assholeism President Carter pardoned the draft evaders.Scientists were making insulin with bacteria,the Supreme Court ruled that states are not required to spend medicaid funds on elective abortions. South African Stephen Biko was savagely beaten and killed by police while in custody..bastids..Nuclear-prolification pact, curbing spread of nuclear weapons, was signed by 15 countries, including U.S. and USSR.While you all were rocking and rolling, I was country swinging to Willie, Waylon, Crystal Gayle and Emmylou Harris. I was cultivating my country roots by falling in love with Ernest Tubb, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Bob Wills(yes he is still the king),Jimmy Rogers, bluegrass and much more...(this process from rock and roller to country galm just cracked my Daddy up as he had been trying to convert me since I was 11)Rock was becoming something I was not all that fond of but some of it was pretty fucking great..like'Lay Down Sally' by Eric Clapton,'She's Not There'by Santana, 'Smoke on the Water' by Deep Purple and 'Tumbling Dice' by Linda Ronstadt.But some of this shit was not my thing... "Disco Inferno' by The Trammps, 'Do anything you Wanna Do'by Rods, 'Don't Belive a Word'by Thin Lizzy,'Smile'by Pussycat, 'You and Me'by Alice Cooper, and 'Sheena's a Punk Rocker'by the Romones.'Fanfare for the Common Man'by Emerson Lake and Palmer,'First thing in the Morning'by Kiki Dee,'Give a Little Bit'by Supertramp, 'Hereos by David Bowie, 'High Rollin'by Sherbert, 'Holidays in the Sun'by Sex Pistols, 'In the City'by the Jam, and 'It takes all night long'by Gary Glitter.Who could forget(???)Jamming/Punky Reggea Party by Bob Marley and the Wailers,'Let there be Rock'by AC/DC,and 'Mary of the Fourth Form'by Boomtown Rats.I loved 'Lay Down Sally'by Eric Clapton,'Live in the Fast Lane'by the Eagles, and 'Margaretaville'by Jimmy Buffett.'We are the Champions'by Queen, 'White Riot'by the Clash, 'Tear Me Apart'by Susie Quatro,'Peg'by Steely Dan, 'Pretty Vacant'by Sex Pistols. 'No body does it Better'by Carley Simon. Oh and that great classic..'White Punks on Dope'by the Tubes..'Psycho Killers'by Talking Heads,'You're in my Heart'by Rod Stewart,'American Gir'by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,'Darlin'Darlin'Baby'by the O'Jays, and one of my allllll time favorites "Black Betty(bamdebam) by Ram.and loved 'Handy Man'by James Taylor, 'Tonights the Night'by Rod Stewart,'You Don't Have to be a Star(to be in my show)by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis,jr.,'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'by Leo Sayer, 'Cat Scratch Fever'by Ted(asshole)Neugent,'Car Wash'by Rose Royce, 'Torn Between Two Lovers'by Mary MacGregor,and two great songs by the Eagles...'Hotel California and New Kid in Town'..'Evergreen by Barbara Streisand, 'Rich Girl'by Hall and Oates, 'Dancing Queen,Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA.'Southern Lights'by Glen Campbell,'Going your own way and Don't Stop'by Fleetwood Mac,'Gonna Fly Now(theme from Rocky)by Bill Conti, 'Undercover Angel'by Alan O'day,'Do Da Ron Run'by Shaun Cassidy(I babysat for him one day when his nurse was sick..long story..I was 14).'Looks like we made it'by Barry Manilow, 'I just want to be your everything'by Andy Gibb,'Best of my love'by The Emotions,and that song that still makes me want to go beserk and maim people'You light up my life'by Debby Boone.'How deep is your love'by the Bee Gees,'Boogie Nights'by Heatwave,'Carry on my wayward son'by Kansas,and another favorite by Commodores.'BrickHouse''Complete Control'by the Clash,and the anthem for rockandroll...'We Will Rock You'by Queen.'Chanson O'amour'(great sing along song)by The Manhattan Transfer, 'Deacon Blue'by Steely Dan, 'I Feel Love'by Donna Summer,'Way Down'by Elvis,and ole Kenny Rogers made enough to support 5 wives off of this song'Lucille'....and last but not least..a song that I not only love, but try to live each night by..."Dancing in the Moonlight'by Thin Lizzy...
I have gone from New Mexico to California, to Texas, to California, back to Texas...Why didn't some one write a 'traveling woman'song for me...
fuckme till I say you all, ya'll......
Blogger is fucking with me..can't down load (up load??) my pictures..so will either do them later or just say fuck it and not put them in at all..take that ya bastids...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

NASTY AND FOUL THINGS I HAVE SHOUTED AT THE TV SET








WHY DON'T YOU TWO JUST FUCK EACH OTHER, YOU HAVE FUCKED EVEYONE ELSE...YOU ASSHOLES!
YOU GOOFY BASTID, HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET ELECTED?

OH, NO! SAY IT AIN'T SO....FUCKWAD!
BITCH!BITCH!BUSH'S BITCH!

WIN YOU SUNSABITCHES...JUST WIN.....
TERRIFIC..THEY ARE STILL KILLING HORSES SO THE FUCKING FRENCH AND ASIANS CAN HAVE PONY STEAKS...ASSHOLES...
JUST HOW MANY FUCKING PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DIE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION...ABRAHAM WOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOU BLOOD THIRSTY SUNSABITCHES...ABOUT THIS TIME I THREW MY CONVERSE AT THE TV SET SAID FUCK IT AND TURNED ON THE RADIO AND LISTENED TO OLDIES STATION AND READ A BOOK...
FUCKME TILL I BLOW ALL MY FUSES..

Friday, July 28, 2006

1976..AS DAVEY CROCKETT SAID:"YA'LL CAN GO TO HELL, CAUSE I'M GOING TO TEXAS

California is not for me..I missed long necked
Dr.Peppers.There were no bluebonnets.After
awhile the sea air starts to smell like dead fish, and I haven't seen an armadillo dead or alive...All I have to show for my stay in California is an eight-ball tattoo on my left tit and the knowledge that no matter where I go..Jack D. is still in my dreams..So I kicked the sand off my feet, stuck the kids in the ltd and struck off for Texas with a u-haul on our ass..We got as far as Ozona, Texas before Jack's curse(his ltd) blew it's engine...On Father's Day, I called my Daddy..."Happy Father's Day Daddy.....can you come and get us?"(he lived in San Antonio)"Where are you?"..."Ozona, Texas.(north west Texas)"long sigh.....
We're on our way...(with step mother number 2)and he rescued us once more.We stayed with Daddy and Ima(we called her Irma the wor
m)till they fixed the car and then we went on down the road to Austin...where it was happening... good music, hippies, Willie, long hairs, rednecks, The Armadillo World Headquarters, long neck Lone Star' and a place to live on Lake Austin, on the Steiner Ranch(the XS Ranch)..where we lived at the end of a 6 mile ranch road with cattle guards,rodeo stock, rodeo schools,clown schools,drunk cowboys and a curve we refered to as 'the hippy killer'....I met the fabulous Shady Lane, worked at the Lodges which was right on the lake and was once a nudest colony...and was right on hand when Willie, Waylon, Asleep at the Wheel, Leon Russell, Marcia Ball, Balcones Fault and a whole bunch more played at the Outlaw Concert on Steiner Ranch...The week-end before they had a huge rock and roll concert, and can't remember who all was there..the kids went to it and Mojo got to watch it on the shoulders of one of my girlfriends... I worked at the lodges serving water, food, beer, etc to the hippies who came for the concert..because of my super duper smart ass..I had made boss order 24 cases of rolling papers and equal amount of bic lighters..we sold completely out and everyone thought I was a genius...But I was not going to miss Waylon...I loved(still do) Waylon...have driven all over Texas to go to his concerts..It was fantastic...Because I had made friends with Willie's half brother Doyle, I had back stage pass and watched the entire show from right next to one of the speakers..which may explain why I am deaf now..'WHAT?'
So I am
liking the redneck lifestyle..I had never let my redneck out..I was a rock 'n' roller chick..not a honky tonk gal...but I learnt' fast... We lived in a octogon shapped apartment and our bathroom was shaped like a slice of pie and I had a crosseyed black cat named 'Ole Waylon'.and Lane and I would get in her jeep, get a few bottles of Boone's Farm, some jelly reds,and a jar of italian peppers and go driving on the ranch and scare off the deer..screaming"Run, Bambi, run."...Tommy Steiner would get so pissed at us..he was leasing deer blinds and making big bucks and we were scaring off all the deer, the hunters would take a pot shot at us every now and then....Once on one of our little trips out on the ranch we ended jeep nose down into this deep ditch...we were stapped in with our seat belts so we are just hanging almost upside down...it's really quite..and then Lane says:"my smile keeps sliding off my face."..I laughed so hard I almost fell out of jeep... so while I am learning the redneck life style from a Yankee..the world is going on ..business as usual...
The Supre
me Court rules tha death penalty is not inherently cruel or unusual punishment and is a constitutionally acceptable form of punishment....yeah, how's that working for us???
Our natio
n celebrates our bicentennial anniversay...
Israeli air borne commando's attack Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Air France plane. One Israeli and several Ugandan soldiers were killed in the raid.
Mysterious disease that eventually claimed 29 lives strikes Americ
an Legion convention in Philadelphia. Jimmy Carter is elected our president and Patty Hearst was found guilty of armed robery of San Francisco Bank.She was sentenced to 7 years but 22 months later President Carter pardoned her. She should never have been conviced or even charged with anything...Soweto riots in South Africa are the beginning of the end of apartheid...But we had the music...great music..I of course had discovered to the enjoyment of my Daddy...country music..but not pop country...outlaw country...The rest of you were probably listening to 'Show Me the Way'by Peter Framton, 'All By Myself' by Eric Carmen, 'Anarachy in the U. K.' by The Sex Pistols, 'Back in the USSR' by the Beatles along with 'Yesterday'...'Beautiful Noise' by Neil Diamond, 'Blinded by the Light'by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, 'Born to be with You'by Dion and a song that got lots of play then and later 'The Boys are Back In Town.by Thin Lizzy..'Candy Store Rock' by Led Zeppelin, and some big ole dancing songs'Dancing Queen and Fernando'by ABBA.Some great songs by TMG, 'Darktown Strutters Ball' and 'Devil Woman' by Cliff Richard.'Don't fear the Reaper'by Blue Oyster Cult, 'Don't Stop it now and You Sexy Think'by Hot Chocolate.A song I really liked'Dream Weaver'by Gary Wright and 'Fly Like an Eagle'by Steve Miller Band.'Fool to Cry and Hot Stuff' by the Rolling Stones.'Hasten Down the Wind'by Warren Zevon, 'Hurricane' by Bob Dylan, 'Hurt' by Manhattan 'I Love to Boogie'by T. Rex.'I Want You' by Marvin Gaye, 'Take it to the Limit and I'd Really Like to See You Tonight' by England Dan and John Ford Coley.
'Still the One'by Orleans,'Somebody to Love'by Queen...'I'm your Puppet' by Bobby Purity, and one of my favorite bands Dr. Hook had hits with 'A Little big of Me, and If Not You.'
'Last Child' by Aerosmith, 'Say You Love Me and Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.'Taking it to the
Stree' by Doobie Brothers,"Let 'em in 'by Paul and the Wings, 'Misty Blue' by Dorothy Moore,'Love so Right'by the Bee Gees, 'My First Night Without You and Super Mama by Bonnie Raitt,'Pinball Wizzard' by Elton John,'Rock me Gently' by Sherbert and closing out with Hall and Oates 'She's Gone and Sara Smile'....and we rocked and rolled our way through another year....I have made another best friend...I have 3 now..Roxie, Brian, and Shady Lane...I plan on making 3 more as that is all I need to cart my ass to the grave...

.......BOOKS...I HAVE BOOKS.......


Went to the library and Henrietta let me pick out some books. Iam sure she was feeling guilty for having them and not letting me read them...I have read so far the new Janet Evanovich book Twelve Sharp, which maybe the best yet..but then I say that about all her books after I read them...But I laughed so hard at her Granny in this book I had tears in my eyes...I love Granny, and even though I don't believe in chipping, I would do Rangee in a New York City Second...and Morelli too...
Also read James
Lee Burke's new one Pagasus Descending and it was the best yet...he scared me to death at one point because I thought he had killed off a main character and I was crying like a baby..ok..so I get a little into my books...Also have Kill Me by Stephen White and so far I have had to put it down as I kept thinking:"what the fuck?"..James Patterson and Peter De Junge's Beach Road and so far it is kick ass..Also have Michael Connelly's Crime Beat and it is a series of articles he wrote when he was a crime beat reporter...pretty cool...but kind of a let down after Lincoln Lawyer..which was really good...I also have a bunch of paperbacks that I bought at garage sales this past weekend.. I swear to you I am not stalling about 1976 as I am almost done with it(on draft)..but I need to find out what the line up was for the Outlaw Concert in '76 down on the Steiner Ranch where I lived at the time...I have written Lana Nelson hoping she might be able to help, but haven't heard back from her..but she is a busy girl..taking those fabulous pictures of her Daddy and writing those great articles for the Perdenales Poo Poo..which if you are a Willie Nelson fan and have not checked out his website...well, you're really missing something..I think I have him on my blog roll... I plan to post saturday on 1976 if I have the line up or not..it will be fun....nothing but drinking and partying in redneck Austin city limits....and I meet Lane and live in a octagon shaped apartment building...with a bedet in the bathroom..boy howdy....

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

.......1975...CALIFORNIA..HERE WE COME.....



I decided we needed a change of scenery..I needed to get us as far away from the psycho family of Jack's.(they admitted to MJ years later that yes, they had considered having a hit put on me, to get custody of her.)So I dragged my kids to sunny California to be close to Chuck and hopefully a new start... Chuck let me use his last name and the kids and I kept a low profile from the New Mexico nutjobs..
We mo
ved to Costa Mesa and were close to the beach,which the kids loved and I got a new job, helped along by the SS benefits for the kids and I. My only problem was no matter where I moved or how far I traveled..I still had the memories and the nightmares..I found that drinking myself to sleep was one way to deal with it..My kids have told me that they don't remember ever seeing me drunk till they were in their late teens, as I was good at hiding it..They went to bed I drank till I fell asleep..during this year I made lots of new friends and took the kids to the beach often. Chuck and I took karate lessons,we rode his motorcycle and I realized that if we got married it wouldn't work so we continued to carry on like we had been doing. We went to see Jaws and for weeks after wards MJ would run up and down the beach screaming'Jaws, jaws...sharks...dit ot ob de wudder..days shaks in dere...days sharks in dere..oh my dod...we's all donna be kild...we's all donna be kild..'(she was 2) Causing hysterical laughter on the beaches...Finally I had to keep her off the beaches until she forgot about it...
In t
he mean time Watergate was coming to an end with John N. Mitchell, H. R. Halderman an John D. Ehrlichman being found guilty of Watergate cover-up. They were sentenced from 30 months to 8 years in jail..(and Ford fucking let Nixon get off)
Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge take
over Cambodia..which became known as the 'killing fields.'
American merchant ship Mayagreuy was seized by Cambodian forces and rescued by an operation of the U.S. Navy and Marines, 38 of whom are killed.
Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for U.S. Soviet lock-up in space.

President Ford escapes from two assisination attempts, 17 days apart.(one by that crazy bitch Sqeeky Frome)
The beat goes on..we are still rockin'and a rollin' even though it is becoming a little disco..cause we were dancing with K.C.and the Sunshine Band's'Get Down Tonight,'Shining Star' by Earth Wind and Fire,'At 17' by Janis Ian,'Some Kind of Wonderful' by Grand Funk, and 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy.'by John Denver.Steely Dan had 'Do it Again,and Black Friday.'Does everyone remember the first time you heard 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen? Or 'Born to Run' by the Boss. How about 'Send in the Clowns'by Judy Collins, or'Boogie on Reggae Woman' by Stevie Wonder..?'Only Women Bleed, Dept. of Youth and School's Out For Summer.'by Alice Cooper,'Deamer'by Supertramp, 'Young Americans and Fame' by David Bowie.Oh and a song I really loved'Feel Like Making Love' by Bad Company.
'Curiosity Killed the Cat' by Little River Band, 'Fly Robi
n Fly' by Silver Connection,'Free Bird and Saturday Night Special' by Lynyrd Skynyd,and a song that will stick in your head after you hear it' Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song'...by B. J. Thomas...'How Long' by Ace, 'The Hustle' by Van McCoy, 'I'm Not In Love' by 10cc, and 'Jive Talking'by the Bee Gees.A great song by Eric Clapton...'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,and a great Donna Summer hit'Love to Love You Baby.''Lyin' Eyes' by the Eagles,'Mamma Mia and SOS'by ABBA, 'No Woman No Cry' by Bob Marley and the Wailers.'You Sexy Thang'by Hot Chocolate, 'Sweet Emotion' by Aerosmith, and 'Piano Man' by Billy Joel.ohhhh and another disco favorite by K.C. and the Sunshine Band....'That's the Way I Like it ..Uh huh...'...'Philedelphia Freedom' by Elton John,'You're So Beautiful' by Joe Cocker, 'Rock and Roll All Night' by KISS,'Rocking All Over the World' by John Fogerty,and one of my favorite all time songs.....'My Eyes Adored You' by Frankie Valli. "How Sweet it is' by James Taylor and 'Low Rider' by War.(I love to sing that song, with my deep voice)...and to round it off...'Pick up the Pieces' by Average White Band.....Which I was trying to do...
see ya next year.....1976....

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

YES, I'M STILL PISSED AT FOREST GUMP....AND HERE'S ONE REASON WHY......




Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill — Verbatim Quote
Submitted on 2005-12-13

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: 'I don't really understand. How is it the new plan going to fix the problem?'

Verbatim response: PRESIDENT BUSH:

'Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculated, for example, is on the table. Whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to that has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the — like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate — the benefits will rise based upon inflation, supposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those — if that growth is affected, it will help on the red.'

WHAT A STUPID ASSHOLE.....

Sunday, July 23, 2006

.......1973.......THE PRINCESS COMMETH.......

MOJO


In Dec. of 1972 I was whisked away to Jaurez, Mexico for a surprise wedding..a surprise because I had insisted I didn't want to get married and would NOT get married... When I found out why we were there(thought we were going for the gambling, as Jack was a gambler)I threw a hissy fit...and insisted I did not want to get married, take me fucking home....Jack quietly said:"You're 4 months pregrant, it's a little late to play hard to get."....asshole....so we were married..I got even with him though....I waited till he was extremely hung over after staying up for about 3 days and nights in a marathon gambing soree with his fellow insulators from the power plants in 4 corners. We had a huge king size water bed...and he was snoozing away...I took off all my clothes, put on David and Thom's snorkling gear, mask, huge fins and the snorkle. I am 8 months pregnant...huge..gifuckingfrantic.
I haul my big bellied, fat ass up on the bed by him...stood up and started moving back and forth until I had a nice s
well going ...he opened one eye and looked at me in all my glory..I yelled at him at the top of my lungs..."SURF'S UP ASSHOLE"...Well, I thought it was funny...(Jack never gave cards for special occasions..ever..but one day right before I was ready to pop, he handed me a card...on the outside it had a picture of a very pregnant woman...opened up it said'See what you get for fucking around?')
May 23rd, 1973..after 14 hours of hard labor,(quite a bit of difference from push, push..here's the baby, with David and Thom... at one point I stood up in the bed and said I was going home to take a nap, and when I felt better I would come back and finish this up..Finally..here she is...all 9lbs.10ozs. 20 inches long....with the pinkest creamiest skin you have ever seen...and topped off with a hand full of bright fire engine red curls...she....you say she?......Fine, but you're telling Jack...we had only boys names picked out...and are you ready for this? If it had been a boy he would have been Waylon Cash Denney.....That kid would have been in so many fights by the time he was in high school, he would have hated us both...So the nurses called her big red...she was a week old before I (the smart one) suggested we name her after the 2 grandmas...this is after almost knock down fights over names...She was less then 8 hours old when I took her home from the hospital...David called and said Jack had been watching them and was bbqing and needed bbq sauce and left to go get some and never came back and the chicken was in flames..(he got drunk, celebrating the baby's birth and forgot.....yeah...ok...)So I had to go home and take care of the boys and 'Big Red'...nice rest...The next day Jack had taken the boys to Alburqueque as David was in a Karate Tournament...My Daddy calls and asks me if I am alone and I said, well, me and the baby..he says call some one to come be with you and hung up...fuckity fuck fuck fuck....So I call one of my girlfriends and she comes over..Daddy calls me back and tells me my mother has been raped and killed...just the night before she had made accomadations to come to Farmington to help me with the kids..she went out to tell everyone about her new grandaughter and some one followed her home...
So events have gone from complete joy for the birth
of my beautiful daughter to total agony with the death of my mother.I will admit I was not close to her..but all the same..she was my mother..and since the baby would only be 4 days old at the funeral,I couldn't fly to the funeral and in no condition to drive it...and in the mean time..the Vietnam war is ending, the Supreme Court rules on Roe vs Wade and Nixon is on national tv accepting responsibility, but not blame for watergate, and accepts the resignation of advisors H.R. Halderman and John D. Ehrlichman, and fires John W. Dean III, as counsel..Plus Spiro T. Agnew resigns as vice president and then goes to federal court in Baltimore pleading no contest on charges of tax evasion of income taxes on $29,000 he received in 1967, while Governor of Maryland. He is fined $10,000 and put on 3 years probation.
The fourth and biggest Arab/Israel conflict begins as Egyptian and Syrian forces atack Isreal as Jews mark Yom Kippur, holiest day in their calandar...
In what is to be called the Saturday Night Massacre, Nixon fires special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, and Deputy Attorney William D. Ruckershaus and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson resigns..And Egypt and Isreal sign a U.S. sponsored cease-fire accord....and all of this is just background for the music.....sweet sweet music..
'You Don't Own Me' by Ormsby Brothers, 'Hello, Horay, Elected, and No More Mr. Nice Guy' by Alice Cooper.'Love Isn't Easy(But it Sure's Hard Enough'by ABBA. David Bowie had 'Life on Mars and Sorrow.'The Stones had some of my favorite songs;'Angie and You Can't Always Get What You Want.' Also one of the greatest scenes ever in The Big Chill, when it is played at the funeral...Paul Simon rocks them out 'Love Me Like A Rock, Take Me To The Mardi Gras, and Kodachrome.'
Also a song I love..'The Cisco Kid' by War. I decided after
hearing this...I could never have a relationship with a man if he didn't know who the Cisco Kid is..'Whiskey In The Jar' by Tin Lizzy. Stevie Wonder had 'Superstition, You are the Sunshine of My Life and Higher Life.'..'Will it go Around In Circles' by Billy Preston. Ike and Tina made a hit about 'Nutbush City Limits' which is Tina's hometown.'Photograph' by Ringo Starr, 'Roll over Beethoven' by the Electric Light Orchestra,'Bad Bad Leroy Brown,' by Jim Croce and Focus had two hits with 'Hocus Pocus and Slyvia.'Paul Macartney and Wings had 'Live and Let Die, My Love, and Helen Wheels.'Elton John sang about 'Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Step Into Christmas.'...
'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around The Old Oak Tree' by Tony Orlando and Dawn.Ohhh, another great song'Why Me' by Kris Kristofferson and 'Lets Get It On' by Marvin Gaye.'Touch me in The Morning'by Diana Ross.'I'm the Leader of the Gang(I am) by Gary Glitter,and 'All the Way From Mephis' by Mott the Hoople.'I'm Just A Singer In A Rock and Roll Band' by Moody Blues.'Blockbuster, Hellraiser,Ballroom Blitz by Sweet. '5:15 and Relay' by The Who.'Keep yourself Alive' by Queen.'Get Down' by Gilbert O'Sullivan, 'Kiling Me Softly With His Song'by Roberta Flack, 'Delta Dawn' by Helen Reddy, 'Keep on Trucking'by Eddie Kendricks, and 'Ramblin' Man' by Allman Brothers Band.The tear jerker 'Jolene'by Dolly Parton, 'The Entertainer'by Scott Joplin, and 'Top of the World'by the Carpenters.Led Zeppelin had 'Over the Hills and Far Away, and D'yer Make'er.'Last but not least'The Morning After' by Maureen McGovern...
Well, I did it...You have no idea how hard that was...I will do 74 and 75 and then seriously...I quit...the rest is all a blur...now I can do it and do just the music and the news..but no more jackiesue news..too hard...74 is going to kick my ass as it is...so if you want to get music and news without me.I can do that..but that's all..up to you...let me know...cause the morning after isn't all that it's cracked up to be....