When you think of the Beatles, the first Beatle you think of probably isn’t Ringo Starr. Nothing against him at all. I mean, I think he has a lot of talent but not as much as John, Paul or George.
Now, having said this, growing up on a farm in East Enterprise, Indiana, we once had a collie we named after Mr. Star. Yes, the collie’s name was Ringo. Why I’m throwing this in, I’m not at all sure—something I just now thought of.
Anyway, Rolling Stone has recently done an article on Ringo and I found it interesting, so I’m sharing it right here.
Ringo is 74-years-old now. Time flies.
By the way, the first Beatle I always think of is John.
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I’m a mandolin picker and I play my mandolin 15 to 20 minutes a day—everyday. I’m very proud that I haven’t missed a day in over a year now.
Last week, I decided I wanted to learn “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” It’s coming a little slow but I’m gaining on it.
I love this song and whenever I think of it, I think of Willie Nelson. For a long time, I thought he wrote the song but that’s not the case. Fred Rose penned it decades ago and Hank Williams had the first version of it.
Of course, at this point, it’s a Willie Nelson song. I don’t think anybody is going to argue with that.
Here’s Willie singing this classic song and it gives us the first taste, really, of Trigger—Willie’s Martin guitar.
I think Trigger has become just as famous as Willie. Rolling Stone did a video about his guitar and I’m sharing that too.
Hope you all have a great Sunday.
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I’m pretty sure this has nothing to do with getting older. I’ve had trouble remembering to turn coffeemakers off for decades. However, for the past year or so, I’ve developed a ritual to help remind myself to do it.
After I pour my last cup of coffee, I click that button to the right and watch that green light go off on my coffeemaker. Then I say out loud, “Off.”
I then go to the light switch on my kitchen wall, move the switch downward to the off position and say out loud, “Off.”
“Off. . .off.” The two offs come within seconds of one another and I make a mental note of the two offs said.
Later, if I can only remember saying “Off” once, a step has been missed and I’ll go back to see what off I forgot.
If I remember saying “Off” three times, then I’ve really screwed something up. With three offs, I do just blame it on getting older.
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On Facebook, they have those “Throwback Thursday” posts. I’m not going to do that very often here, but I think I will today.
One of the things I have always liked about Dolly Parton is how plain spoken—how honest she is. She was even that way back in 1978.
I came across this on The Muse yesterday—this interview Dolly did for PBS many years ago. Lawrence Gobel conducted the interview and I thought it was interesting to listen to Dolly talk about her love for tight clothes, the first time she used an indoor toilet and what she thinks of LA.
This will take about five minutes of your time. Click here to hear a young Dolly.
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Is it diet pop or diet soda? In this part of the country, I hear “Diet pop” more than I hear “Diet soda.” In other parts of the country, I hear diet soda more often. Pop and/or soda mean the same thing—or so I’m guessing.
I haven’t had a regular pop or soda in years. Since I’m diabetic, I should probably keep it that way.
Do I drink too much of this diet stuff? Probably. Having admitted that, I don’t see it changing. I know it’s not good for me, but I like the taste of it.
Over at The Dollar Tree Store here in Covington, Kentucky, I can get a 2.5 liter bottle of Diet Shasta Cola for a buck—that is if they have it in stock. That diet cola flies off the shelves here. It’s a pretty good bargain.
It’s a much better deal than what they have down at the corner of happy and healthy—the Walgreens here in Covington. A 1.25 liter of Diet Coke costs 99 cents. In my view, that’s a little high, but that’s typical Walgreens.
When I’m in Kroger, I’ll get the Big K brand. I don’t remember the price, but I remember it being fairly reasonable.
Diet Shasta, Diet Coke, Diet Big K—they all taste a little different from one another. I think I prefer the taste of Diet Shasta or maybe I just prefer the price.
By the way, I usually say “Diet pop” instead of “Diet soda.”
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I haven’t written about this Twin Peaks reboot because I never really believed it would happen. I’ve heard rumors about it returning for years and if wishing could make it so, I would love to see it start up again even if just for old times’ sake. I don’t think I ever missed one show. Simply put, I loved it.
When Showtime announced they were going to do nine new shows, I started to get a little excited. Silly me. David Lynch, one of the creators of Twin Peaks, is backing out of the project—all about money, of course. Why is everything always about money?
Doing Twin Peaks without David Lynch wouldn’t be a bunch of fun. Cast members have a few things to say about that.
It all could still happen. Or not. None of this is life and death and I’m just going to believe it when I see it.
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p.s. See you back here on Wednesday.
Dan Tyminski, then music instructions for the band, then lighting and thunder, then the Jimmy Martin joke, then another clap of thunder and then “Freeborn Man”—in that order.