|RICHARD, IN HIS VAN, LEADS THE WAY HOME
Al's Music Box:)) Get Your Kicks On Route 66 ----- Nat King Cole with the King Cole Trio, first recorded the song in 1946 at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles. Capitol Records released it as a single. It is a popular rhythm and blues song, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. Bobby Troup got the idea for the song on a cross-country drive from Pennsylvania to California. Troup wanted to try his hand as a Hollywood songwriter, so he and his wife, Cynthia, packed up their 1941 Buick and headed west. The trip began on US 40 and continued along US 66 to the California coast. Troup initially considered writing a tune about US 40, but Cynthia suggested the title "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". The song was started during the ten-day trip and finished after consulting a map in Los Angeles. The lyrics mention several cities and towns encountered along the way; Cynthia later commented: "What I can't really believe is that he doesn't have Albuquerque in the song." (Kelly and I have been through all of the places mentioned in the song except Barstow and San Beradino, California) I also like Nelson Riddle's instrumental recording of this song as well. Route 66 TV Theme Nelson Riddle --- Nelson Riddle was commissioned to write the instrumental theme when CBS decided to have a new song, rather than pay royalties for the Bobby Troup song "Get Your Kicks On Route 66." Riddle's "Route 66 Theme" instrumental was one of the first television themes to make Billboard magazine's top 30, following Ray Anthony's "Dragnet Theme" (in 1953), Anthony's version of Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn Theme" (in 1959) and Mancini's "Mr. Lucky Theme" (in 1960). The song earned two Grammy nominations in 1962.
I'VE SEEN THIS OLDER FELLOW HERE A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I ADMIRE HIS DETERMINATION AND STAMINA
Richard's van at B&D Transmission in Stratford was ready to be picked up and with the garage closing today for Christmas holidays Richard needed to retrieve the van by 3 p.m. Pheebs had a Vet appointment in Zurich for 1:30 so Kelly, Pheebs, and I headed there where I got Pheebs inside okay. Sometimes she slams on the brakes and doesn't want to go it, but not today. Richard picked me up at the Vets in the Hyundai rental car and we headed for Stratford. Later when Pheebs was ready to go, Kelly had a staff member help Pheebs into the Subaru. Pheebs always needs a boost getting in and Kelly couldn't do that because of her Angiogram compromised wrist. No problem for Pheebs getting out of the car when she and Kelly got back home. Richard and I made it to the B&D Transmission place in Stratford on time to pick up his van and from there we headed for Richard's place with him leading the way in his van and me bringing up the rear in the rental car. I love these road trips, and especially so on nice driving days like today. We even had a few traces of mid-afternoon sunshine along the way:))
NOT SURE WHAT THIS LAKESHORE COUPLE IS DOING BUT MAYBE THAT IS A SELFIE STICK
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A few decades ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
HOW NICE TO BE DRIVING THROUGH A FEW SUN SPLASHES ALONG THE WAY
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Q: How do you drive an accountant completely bonkers?
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Q: What do accountants suffer from that ordinary people don't?
Q: How was copper wire invented?
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