The T-Bones

I had thought that the T-Bones were an instrumental group

My friend Donnie gave me a T-Bones album for my 2022 birthday, “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips)” on Liberty Records. I went home and played the record and noticed that they had a singer on all but “Paint It Black”, an excellent instrumental cover of one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs, on side one. Side two is all instrumentals, so I decided to research the group.

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)


I watched the 1971 British dark comedy horror film “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” on Svengoolie. The cult classic was produced by Ronald S. Dunas (The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk, Naked Fear) and Louis M. Heyward (The Dick Clark Show, Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs, House of 1,000 Dolls, The Crimson Cult, Cry of the Banshee, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Dr. Phibes Rises Again), directed by Robert Fuest (Dr. Phibes Rises Again, The Devil’s Rain), written by William Goldstein (Dr. Phibes Rises Again) and

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May 1958

Happy Birthday to me

On Wednesday, May 14, 1958, I was born at St. Joesph Hospital in downtown Atlanta Georgia, under the star sign Taurus, the Chinese Zodiak sign of the Dog, making me a baby boomer. The president was Dwight D. Eisenhower and the number one song was “Who’s Sorry Now” by Connie Francis. “U.S. Troops Flown to the Caribbean After Venezuelans Mob the Nixons” was the headline on May 14, 1959s The Atlanta Constitution newspaper.

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Stacks of 45’s – Sink The Bismarck/The Same Old Tale The Crow Told Me

The Germans had the biggest ship, they had the biggest guns
The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the sea
On her deck were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

There is no definitive answer, but simulation theory assumes the universe as we know it is an advanced digital construct overseen by some higher form of intelligence.

Whether or not we are living in a computer simulation is a legitimate scientific hypothesis. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural Histories Hayden Planetarium, put the odds at 50-50 that our entire existence is a program on someone else’s computer hard drive.

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Discontinued Olympic Events

Why isn’t Chess an Olympic game?

Athens, Greece was the site of the first modern Olympics in the year 1896. Some events have been tried through the years and for various reasons were discontinued. I think some of these events look like fun and would increase the joy of viewing.

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Concert Review: Best To Burn

Light ’em up, up, up, Light ’em up, up, up, I’m on fire

I saw the A Cappella group “Best to Burn” Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the Red Light Café in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a fun night as a good crowd gathered at the venue, located on the east side of Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta’s Amsterdam Walk, it is a cozy place for live entertainment and music.

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Colored Vinyl – We’re An American Band – Grand Funk

Now these fine ladies, they had a plan, they were out to meet the boys in the band, they said, “Come on dudes, let’s get it on”, and we proceeded to tear that hotel down

It was July 1973 and the song “We’re An American Band” was all over the radio. I purchased the Capitol album and was shocked when I got home and opened it up. I found a bright yellow vinyl record inside with a custom label. The only colored records I had ever seen were some of the children’s records my Mother bought me as a child.

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House of Wax (1953)

Unlike anything you’ve seen before!

I watched the 1953 House of Wax, originally called The Wax Works, which was Warner Bros.’ answer to the surprise 3-D hit Bwana Devil[1], on Svengoolie. They contracted Julian and Milton Gunzburg’s Natural Vision 3-D system[2], the same one used for Bwana Devil, and filmed a remake of their thriller Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), based on Charles S. Belden’s three-act play The Wax Works. The director André de Toth (May 15, 1913 – October 27, 2002) was blind in one eye and couldn’t see the 3D results.

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