Monday, March 28, 2011
The Really Big Five-Oh-Oh-Oh!
Thanks to my loyal readers, my blog should reach 5,000 viewings sometime during the next day or so. That means a great deal to moi, believe you me. I hope my readers have been enjoying what I have to say about whatever I'm talking about (even I don't know, sometimes). Our primary objective is to have fun, but we're also looking to keep you informed about Mooresville Public Library, inter alia. (Now I'm mixing Latin with the occasional French. Romantic languages--those derived from the Romans, i.e., Latin--are all similar. These include French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, and a bunch more derivatives. See here, now.)
Anyway, thanks for following my blog. I'll try to keep my feline ramblings interesting. If you sense any staleness, let me know in the comments section. Also, you could read Scowl-Face's blogs (here or here) to get a comparative sense of actual, bone-crushing boredom. Makes mine look really top-drawer, I'd say.
Appreciative and Grateful to My Loyal Readers,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S. Speaking of countdowns, here's a television video of Len Barry singing (well, lip-synching) "1-2-3" (1966).
There are a couple of other great count-in songs. Perhaps the most famous is George Harrison's "Taxman," released on the Beatles album, Revolver (1966). This is an especially timely song, as it is at the end of March and beginning of April each year in America, because federal and state personal income tax returns are due April 15.
Counting in on "You Told Me," the first track of Headquarters (1967), are the Monkees, who are actually playing their own instruments (along with some studio musicians and producer Chip Douglas on bass) on this Mike Nesmith tune. Especially impressive is Peter Tork on banjo. This was the band's first fully self-produced album and was their best team effort overall. The album, like each of the Monkees' first four LPs, reached number one on Billboard's top 100 album charts.