Oh look! It’s little Shana!
It’s time for the quiz again, Mom. I can’t believe this year is half over.
Half over???? It was half over months ago!
Don’t look now, but I want to talk about…
James Taylor. How did you know what I was going to say?
Because, you don’t have that many interests!
I happen to have plenty of interests! Now, as I was saying….I know we have to get to the Quiz, but, James Taylor’s album, “New Moon Shine”, turned 26 years old last month.
No one cares, Shana!
Please do the dishes or something while I find my favorite song.
I will happily do the dishes! (Geez, when’s the last time I said that?)
We used to have the cassette tape of “New Moon Shine” and I’m kind of attached to it.
Anyway, this is one of my favorite songs from that album “I’ve Got to Stop Thinkin’ ‘Bout That”.
I don’t like that song!
Mom! You’re supposed to be finding something to do! And now, here is the one and only James Taylor!
Also this month a biopic called “Goodbye Christopher Robin” was made about Pooh creator, A.A Milne.
We should try to see it.
Where’s it playing?
Oh, well that’s different. Never mind! Are you done with your announcements?
Real quick, I have a death to announce. A musician named Laudir De Oliveira.
What kind of name is that?
He died last month of a heart attack. He was the percussionist in Chicago.
Who are these people?
They’re Chicago! Laudir is the person farthest to the right. I looked him up on the internet and it seems he played percussion on Joe Cocker’s “Feelin’ Alright”.
That’s a very percussion-y song! I think we should play it, it’s really good!
You have Laudir to thank for it! My favorite show, “House”, used it in season 1, episode 11.
How is it you grew up to be the world’s largest repository of nonessential information?
What do you mean? Anyway, back to Laudir De Oliveira. He was also a session player on the Jacksons’ “Destiny” album.
Right now, I want to play my favorite late ’70’s Chicago song and also point out something interesting I read. This is a song called “Little Miss Lovin” from 1978.
Oh no! It’s just a throw-away piece, something to put on the B-side of a record, and a waste of Peter Cetera’s beautiful voice!
For your information, Mom…that “throw-away” song has the Bee Gees on it!
It does? Oh. Well that’s different. Never mind!
Apparently the Gibb brothers and Chicago were recording in the same Miami studio, so Chicago’s horn section ended up on the Bee Gees’ “Too Much Heaven”.
Now that’s a good song!
Ok, but one more quick announcement before we start the quiz. Last month we drove to New Hope, Pennslyvania to see a musical about disc jockey Alan Freed.
Alan Freed’s the man who coined the term “Rock and Roll”, and because he was born in Cleveland, the “Rock And Roll Hall of Fame” Museum is in Cleveland:
Hey Mom! What’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum anyway? Why aren’t we in Cleveland?
Because you have to go to work tomorrow!
I didn’t mean why aren’t we there this second! What’s in it?
No! The Museum!
Well, you know, memorabilia, posters of Ray Charles and John Lennon, etc., guitars, stage uniforms, and who knows what else.
Well? Doesn’t it sound like that’s right up our alley?
Shana, we’re not going to Cleveland! Even the people who live in Cleveland don’t want to go to Cleveland! Could you possibly get back to our trip to New Hope to see “Rock and Roll Man–the story of Alan Freed”? Remember how we left the house with no money and couldn’t pay for the parking lot?
Yeah, that was stupid! But the musical was great! I loved the actor who played Little Richard.
He was hilarious. (Now all of a sudden I want to see the Little Richard movie.) Still, moving on, a lot of famous group harmony songs (aka “doo-wop” songs) were used in the show, one of which was Daddy’s hit from 1958, “Get a Job”! Can you believe it? So we decided to hang around after the show to thank the actors who sang my dad’s song and here we are with one of them now, Dr. Eric B. Turner. He was so excited to meet us!
I think he was mainly excited to meet you! Anyway, before we start the quiz, I have a death to announce. Jimmy Beaumont, lead singer of The Skyliners, died at 76.
Jimmy, top right. We’ll hear their million-seller from 1959 in a minute; but right now, it’s time for…
The Hoacuoidep Quiz!!!!!
Well Shana, it’s me in the quiz again! As you probably know, I had another one of my “Tooth Emergencies” that I’ve been keeping a record of in these pages for God only knows how long–10 years maybe? It was very unexpected — a gum abscess (I say “gum” because that’s where I saw it, I’m not a dentist so I can’t be anymore specific than that. The affected area was the bottom front teeth, left side, causing a kind of numbness-like pain in the teeth, but very painful and extending to the jaw below. There wasn’t much else to go on! I noticed no sensitivity to hot and cold, but definitely worse on touch, biting down, chewing and I really just felt like my only hope was to have the whole lot of them pulled out and start all over from scratch! I felt like the situation was out of control and nothing could be done about it! So, yeah, that was the case! But as soon as I took ___________LM/1, which I took frequently because of the severity, like maybe every hour or so, I started noticing a shift, like I was maybe really onto something! And here I am roughly 3 days later and 95% better! I can totally eat again! Homeopathy rocks! And you know, I’m one of the few homeopaths who even reports on dental cases! Seriously, how often do you read a dental case in the Hoacuoidep ezine, or anywhere else? But what is worse than a toothache? We have to know how to treat these things or heaven help us! What do you think the remedy was? Write to me at and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine.
Now, as promised, live from 1974, a rather imperfect, but still great, video of the Skyliners with their 1959 classic, “Since I Don’t Have You”:
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