Friday, November 28, 2014

Sites To See #416

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.













 Link: [Skywriting]


 Link: [Snap That]





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Thursday, November 27, 2014

ATF: Civilized Tribes

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Indian Reservation
Paul Revere & The Raiders
They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk
And bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud you lived
So proud you died

They took the whole Indian nation
Locked us on this reservation
Though I wear a shirt and tie
I'm still part red man deep inside

Cherokee people
Cherokee tribe
So proud you lived
So proud you died

But when someday they have learned
The Cherokee nation will return
Will return
Will return
Will return
Will return



Seminole Wind
John Anderson
Ever since the days of old
Men would search for wealth untold
They'd dig for silver
And for gold
And leave the empty holes
And way down south in the Everglades
Where the black water rolls
And the saw grass waves
The eagles fly
And the otters play
In the land of the Seminole

So blow
Blow
Seminole wind
Blow like you're never gonna blow again
I'm callin’ to you like a long lost friend
But I know who you are
And blow
Blow
From the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligators
And the gar

And progress came and took its toll
And in the name of flood control
They made their plans
And they drained the land
Now the glades are going dry
And the last time I walked in the swamp
I sat upon a Cypress stump
I listened close
And I heard the ghost
Of Osceola cry

So blow
Blow
Seminole wind
Blow like you're never gonna blow again
I'm callin’ to you like a long lost friend
But I know who you are
And blow
Blow
From the Okeechobee
All the way up to Micanopy
Blow across the home of the Seminole
The alligators
And the gar

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sites To See #415

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.











 Link: [NixPixMix]









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Monday, November 24, 2014

ATF: Headin' Home

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Homeward Bound
Simon & Garfunkel
I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
Hmm hmm
On a tour of one-night stands
My suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned
For a poet and one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Every day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
Hmm hmm
And each town looks the same to me
The movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see
Reminds me that I long to be

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me

Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
Hmm hmm
But all my words come back to me
In shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony
I need someone to comfort me

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home
Where my thoughts are escapin’
Home
Where my music's playin’
Home
Where my love lies waitin’
Silently for me
Silently for me



Mama, I’m Coming Home
Ozzy Osbourne
Times have changed
And times are strange
Here I come
But I ain’t the same
Mama
I'm comin' home

Times go by
It seems to be
You could have been
A better friend to me
Mama
I'm comin' home

You took me in
And you drove me out
Yeah you had me hypnotized
Yeah
Lost and found
And turned around
By the fire in your eyes
You made me cry
You told me lies
But I can't stand to say goodbye
Mama
I'm comin' home

I could be right
I could be wrong
It hurts so bad
It's been so long
Mama
I'm comin' home

Selfish love
Yeah we’re both alone
The ride before the fall
Yeah
But I'm gonna take this heart of stone
I just got to have it all
I've seen your face
A hundred times
Every day we've been apart
And I don't care about the sunshine
Yeah
‘Cause mama
Mama
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home

You took me in
And you drove me out
Yeah you had me hypnotized
Yeah
Lost and found
And turned around
By the fire in your eyes
I've seen your face a thousand times
Every day we've been apart
And I don't care about the sunshine
Yeah
‘Cause mama
Mama
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home
I’m comin’ home

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

***Note***
Today is my 57th birthday.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Sunday Drive

Back during our childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and me after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived.  Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them again, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again.  The link below the image is to the site itself, and the image is linked to the post it was first included in here.




















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Friday, November 21, 2014

Sites To See #414

The SOLE purpose of this series is to help call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another.  Just to be clear, inclusion in this series is not necessarily meant as an endorsement, and I have included sites that I found rather disturbing.  The link below each image is to the site itself, and each image is linked to the particular post from which it was taken when applicable.  Please, go see for yourself.  Oh, and as of August 10, 2012, I will be no longer including sites that have auto-play and word verification engaged.





 Link: [Idyllhours]






 Link: [Land Sketch]









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