BIRTHDAYS and BRO’STACHES: BORN ON OPENING-DAY!?!?!

YOU BETCHA, BUSTERS!!!

Since Y’all Continue Telling Me To Do More…

…Personal’ish…

…Bloggin’ings…

…I Decided To Simply…

Begin

At

The Beginning.

Only Seems Right.

Right?!?!?

RIGHT!!!!!

As The Title Suggests…

(or really just flat out says)

I Was Born

OPENING-DAY

1980.

The St. Louis Cardinals

…Were…

…AT HOME…

Busch Stadium II: St. Louis, MO!!!


…Taking On…

The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Starting Pitchers…

…Were…

PETE VUCKOVICK

Pete Vuckovich -SP- -STL- (1980)

…For…

THE CARDINALS

…And…

BERT BLYLEVEN

Bert Blyleven -SP- -PIT- (1980)

…For…

THE PIRATES

Honestly…

…It Was A Rather…

…QUIET Game.

All The Scoring Was Done In The 2ND-INNING!

And…

…In The End…

THE CARDS WON!!!

VUCKOVICH Would Toss A MASTERFUL…

…COMPLETE GAME SHUT-OUT…

…Walking 2-Batters…

…Hitting 1…

…Giving Up 3-Singles…

…And STRIKING-OUT 9-BUCS!!!

THE CARDINALS Themselves Only Manged 3-Hits.

Lucky For ME

…Er…

THEM

…They Had…

GEORGE HENDRICK!!!

George Hendrick -OF- -STL- (1980)

His Double In The 2ND-Inning…

…Scored…

BOBBY BONDS!!!

Bobby Bonds -OF- -STL- (1980)

That Was…

…ALL VUCKOVICH NEEDED!!!

Another Cardinals Favorite…

KENNY REITZ

Ken Reitz -3B- -STL- (1980)

…Had St. Louis’ OTHER 2-Hits…

…Both Singles.

After WINNING ON MY BIRTHDAY

(aka OPENING-DAY)

…The Cards Would LOSE The Next 3-Games To The Pirates.

HOWEVER…

…They STILL WON FOR MY BIRTH-BIRTHDAY!

Was It “FATE”???

Hmm…

…I Dunno…

…Since I Don’t Really Believe In That Sort Of “Hogwash”…

…As Some Of My Elder Family AND Friends Might Have Said.

BUT BUT BUT…

…I Can STILL Be SUPER-STOKED About It.

I Mean…

…COME ON…

…Ya KNOW?!?!

How Many People Get To Say That?!?!

I Was…

…BORN ON OPENING-DAY…

…And…

…MY TEAM WON!!!

If That’s What “FATE” Is…

…Then I Suppose It’s Acceptable…

…In THIS Instance.

Ted Simmons -C- -STL- (1980)

;)

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youjivinmeturkey:

And HERE’S THE OTHER!
Glad To Do This For Ya, Fo SHO, My Peeps!
THANKS and THANX For Stickin’ With ME!!!
Much Much LOVE, Peeps!
L8r On!!!

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I’ve Been Rolling This Around in My Head ALL-WEEK…

…and I Simply COULD NOT DECIDE…

…How…

…OR…

…Where…

…I Wanted to Begin a Fun New “Bloggin’ing Series” with Y’all.

The Main-Point of said “Bloggin’ing Series”…

…IS…

…to Showcase…

“The Best FILMS and/or PERFORMANCES You’ve (likely) NEVER Seen!”

Sooo…

…Why Not Start with One of The VERY Best’est of The Best’est!!!

Tonight, I Bring You…

…Director Michael Reeves’ Cult-Horror/Thriller-Classic…

WITCHFINDER

GENERAL

…Starring…

VINCENT PRICE

…As…

Matthew Hopkins

WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)… Starring VINCENT PRICE… Directed By MICHAEL REEVES

Matthew Hopkins has ALWAYS Been My FAVORITE Character EVER Portrayed by Vincent Price, though I Originally Saw This Film Under It’s U.S.-Release-Title “The Conqueror Worm” in The 1980s.

Matthew Hopkins is an Opportunistic Witch-Hunter

…Who Roves The English Countryside in The Late-1600s…

Earning His Living

…Preying on The Fears of The Local Populace…

…as A Professional

…In The Realm of

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youjivinmeturkey:

I’ve Had A Few Requests From Y’ALL To RE-Blog TWO Of My VINCENT PRICE Pieces. And I Have ZERO ISSUES With REQUESTS!!! hehehe
I TOTALLY Appreciate Your Enjoyment Of This Stuff. I Have GREAT GREAT Fun Putting Them Together For Ya’z!!!
L8r On, Kids!

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…As…

…Something I’ve “OFFICIALLY” Stated…

…Many Many MANY Times…

…Has “OFFICIALLY” CHANGED In My World!

SOME Folks HATE HATE HATE That.

I…

…Am On The Ole “Flip-Side” Of THAT “Proverbial Coin!!!

If You’ll Allow Me To Jive With Ya A Moment…

…Here’s What Up:

For An ULTRA-LOOOOOOONG-TIME…

…I’ve Told (nearly) EVERYONE…

…”WITCHFINDER GENERAL“…

...Is…

…BY FAR…

…MY…

…”FAVE of FAVES“…

…In Regard To…

VINCENT PRICE Films.

Period.

TODAY…

…However…

…I’m “OFFICIALLY“…

…Going “ON-THE-RECORD“…

…With Y’ALL…

…And Saying…

…”WITCHFINDER GENERAL“…

…IS…

…An AMAZING

…”Horror/Thriller Film“…

…And…

…Honestly…

…That Can NEVER Be Denied.

Well…

…At Least…

…Not In MY Mind.

BUT BUT BUT, Dear Friends…

…I’ve “OFFICIALLY” Found…

…A NEW…

 …”FAVE of FAVES“!!!

I’ve Seen EACH and EVERY (available

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We’re Goin’ For The Ole DOUBLE SHOT: “TWO SONGS Of VITAL IMPORTANCE” Edition

Some Of You DO Know Me.

Some Of You Know Me PRETTY WELL, Actually.

So Some Of You Know I Have A (now) 9-Year-Old Nephew.

And For Those Of You Who Know HIM…

…I’m Sure You’ll Back-Me-Up When I Say…

…He’s VERY Unique.

He Has His OWN Tastes In Things.

He Doesn’t Care About What “EVERYONE ELSE” Is Into.

And His Taste In MUSIC Is Rather Remarkable, Honestly.

Today…

…I’m Going To Mention…

THE TWO SONGS

…That ALWAYS Bring HIM To Mind.

There Are MANY Songs That Make Me Think Of Him.

Sure Sure.

HOWEVER…

These Are THE TWO That Make THE MOST Impact Upon ME.

The First Is…

“TNT”

By

AC/DC

"CAUSE I'M TNT! I'M DYNAMITE! TNT! AND I'LL WIN THAT FIGHT! TNT! I'M A POWER LOAD! TNT! WATCH ME EXPLODE!!!

!!!

HAHAHA

Yeah, I Know.

He’s 9!

But That Boy…

…LOVES HIM SOME AC/DC

…Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

:D

And Second Is…

“HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?”

By

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

"Someone Told Me Long Ago, There's A Calm Before The Storm. I Know, It's Been Comin' For Some Time. When It's Over, So They Say, It'll Rain A Sunny Day. I Know, Shining Down Like Water. I Want To Know, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? I Want To Know, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Comin' Down A Sunny Day?"

!!! !!!

Yeah…

YA HEARD (or read) ME RIGHT!

The Boy…

LOVES HIS CCR, ALSO!!!

No Foolies, My Peeps.

NONE. AT. ALL.

PERIOD.

I Can EASILY SAY…

I’ve NEVER Met ANY CHILD Like HIM, EVER EVER EVER.”

:)

I Am Sad That He No Longer Lives In Our Area…

…And That He Comes To Stay For A Month At Time…

…Every Three-Months, Or So.

But I Hear HIS Voice A LOT.

And I Hear HIS Tunes ALL-THE-TIME.

So He Is NEVER Far From…

My Mind

…And…

My Heart

…And I SMILE SMILE SMILE EVERY-SINGLE-TIME…

…FO SHO FO SHO FO SHO!!!

Good Times. Gooooood Tiiiiimes. :)

;)

“If It Wasn’t For Baseball, I’d Be In Either The Penitentiary Or The Cemetery.” — BABE RUTH

George Herman “BABE” Ruth, Jr. (1895-1948) Honestly, If You Don’t Know Who He Is, You Ain’t Tryin’ Very Hard! ;)

You Have To Learn To Pace Yourself… …PRESSURE. You’re Just Like Everybody Else… …PRESSURE. …” — BILLY JOEL (“PRESSURE”)

“…You’ve Only Had To Run So Far, So Good. But You Will Come To A Place, Where The Only Thing You Feel Are Loaded Guns In Your Face. And You’ll Have To Deal With PRESSURE!!!”

“…You Used To Call Me Paranoid… …PRESSURE. But Even You Cannot Avoid… …PRESSURE. …”

“…You Turn The Tap-Dance Into Your Crusade. Now Here You Are With Your Faith, And Your Peter Pan Advice. You Have No Scars On Your Face. And You Cannot Handle PRESSURE!!!”

“PRESSURE”

By

BILLY JOEL

Is Something I Remember From The Beginning Of MY MEMORY.

It Came Out In 1982.

My VERY-FIRST MEMORIES Begin Then.

We Had A Tornado Come Through My Hometown That Summer.

But…

…I Don’t Honestly Remember The Tornado.

That Was In May, 1982.

My Memories Begin In September, 1982.

It’s A Smell.

No Joke, My Peeps.

It’s The Smell Of Wood.

FRESH WOOD.

My Conscious Mind STARTS In September, 1982.

And It’s The Smell Of The FRESH WOOD…

…Being Used To BUILD Our NEW HOME.

The First Home Was A TOTAL Loss.

We Got Lucky.

We Got DAMN Lucky, Actually.

And I Don’t Remember A Moment Of It.

But…

…I Can Remember That Smell From September.

Anytime I’m NEAR Some FRESH WOOD…

…That Smell Hits Me.

I Catch-It So So So Fast After I’m Around It.

But…

…EVERY-SINGLE-TIME I Smell The Stuff…

…I’m FORCED To DEEPLY Inhale.

To Me…

…That Smell…

…Is…

THE

MOST AMAZING SMELL EVER EVER EVER.

I’m TOTALLY NOT-JOKIN‘, My Peeps.

I’ve Never Been Affected By ANYTHING

…At ANYTIME

ANYWHERE

…Like THAT Smell.

NOW…

…Back To My Point Of This Bloggin’ing.

My Mother Had Billy Joel In The Car.

And I Remember Singing It With Her.

And I Always Told Her How Great Her Voice Was When She’d Sing With Him.

That…

…And THE VIDEO For “PRESSURE”…

…Is THE FIRST VIDEO I REMEMBER…

…EVER EVER EVER.

Yep.

That Video.

And I Remember Saying To Myself…

“Sheesh. That Rug ATE THAT GUY!”

And My Parents Would Say…

“YEP. So Watch Out For The Rugs.”

And It Became A GAME To US.

I’d Be On The Couch Somewhere…

…And They’d Have A RUG Under It…

…Or…

…There Was A RUG Under The Coffee Table IN-FRONT-OF The Couch…

…And I’d Say…

“I Can’t Get Up, That RUG MIGHT GET ME!”

…And They’d Say…

“YEP. What’Ya’Gonna’Do?”

…To Which My Reply Was…

“I’ll Have To JUMP IT!”

…Or…

“I Don’t Know If I Can Reach The Other-Side!?”

And I’d Try To Exit The Couch…

…WITHOUT Touching The RUG.

All Because Of THAT VIDEO.

So YES

“PRESSURE”

By

BILLY JOEL

…Has A Special Place In My Heart…

…In My Mind…

…And My “MIND?!“.

Oh…

…And I ROCK At PRESSURE.

It’s The Every-Single-Day Stuff I Struggle With.

When Someone Says…

“WHO DID THIS THING RIGHT HERE?!?!”

…I’d Say…

“NOT ME!”

…Even Though…

…I Either KNEW I Did It…

…Or…

…I WASN’T SURE IF I’d Done It.

It’s ALWAYS The EASY STUFF, Too.

Sheesh, I Tell You.

Sheesh, INDEED.

;)

Oh… …And… …Uh… …Here’s Another Photo Of Billy Joel.

;) ;)

;) :D ;)

“If A Man Can Beat You, Walk Him.” — SATCHEL PAIGE

LEROY ROBERT “SATCHEL” PAIGE (1906-1982) Possibly The Greatest Pitcher Of ALL-TIME, Tho That Shall Always Remain A Major-League “????” However, By ALL Accounts, He WAS Amazing. PERIOD.