Monthly Archives: July 2008

Root Beer Float Day

Yesterday morning, I used the computer to look up the week’s Backtracking article in the Los Angeles Times.  It had a review of DVD box sets of James Brown and Elvis Presley.  It all seemed very interesting, and if I … Continue reading

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Yoidore tenshi

I went over to the library and looked for some books by Ben Fong-Torres.  The titles I found were “The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American – From Number Two Son to Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass … Continue reading

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When a Man Loves a Woman

I could hardly stand the thought of going back to work on a Monday morning.  I listened to Dave and Celeste on the radio for a while as I dressed and fixed breakfast.  I didn’t feel like watching the morning … Continue reading

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Dick Williams Bobblehead Day

I left the computer yesterday morning to get over to the Coliseum, and by that time, KFRC was airing Brunch with the Beatles.  The program dealt with Ringo Starr’s touring band.  There were some live renditions of “Yellow Submarine,” “No … Continue reading

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The Fugitive

After I awoke yesterday morning, a Top 40 music countdown started on KFRC, although it was from July 22, 1978.  The Number 2 song was Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” and Number 1 was Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing.”  Casey Kasem made … Continue reading

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The Indian in the Cupboard

After work yesterday, I listened to the “Elton John” album as I went out grocery shopping.  It seemed that the sound quality was better than on the previous edition I bought.  The songs I liked hearing again the most were … Continue reading

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3:10 to Yuma

I spent an hour and a half yesterday playing Super Mario Galaxy, getting the number of stars I’d won up to 94.  I’m starting to see that light at the end of the tunnel.  I went over to the video … Continue reading

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

At work we had a discussion about Steve Bartman, the idiot Cubs fan who prevented one of the Cubs players from catching a foul ball that allowed the Florida Marlins to go on and win the National League pennant and … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight

I wandered through the library before going to the movie theatre.  I borrowed the Nick Drake CD  “Way to Blue.”  Listening to it, the songs did not excite me. Admission into the 11:50 screening of “The Dark Knight” cost $7.75.  … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

When I listened to the replay of Ben Fong-Torres’ show on Sunday night, I discovered that the last song he played was not Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” but K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s “Do a Little Dance, … Continue reading

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