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About Joe Cocker

There once was a fellow named Joe
Who reached a majestic plateau
In a music career
Spanning many a year
He was always a consummate pro
He was born in the land of Great Britain
Where many are openly smitten
With princes and queens
Who have cash in their jeans
And where drinking warm beer is befittin’
Vance Arnold is how he was known
When he started a band of his own
The Avengers were hot
People liked them a lot
Once they opened a show for The Stones
He embarked on a solo career
Playing clubs serving whisky and beer
He was singing the blues
And was paying his dues
On the path he was destined to steer
The Grease Band he later created
A group that became highly rated
When they started to play
In the U. S. of A.
But the travel was something he hated
With Mad Dogs and Englishmen Joe
Formed a band that earned plenty of dough
Leon Russell was part
Of the group from the start
Rita Coolidge was part of the show
With his singular voice and gyrations
Joe’s talent had no limitations
With success he was rife
He was bigger than life
And the darling of radio stations
Joe Cocker expired this day
But he’ll never out-welcome his stay
In our souls and our hearts
He is still on the charts
Like Jack Bruce and the late Marvin Gaye
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 11:25 AM (3 replies)

Bob Dorough with Miles Davis Sextet - Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:11 PM (8 replies)

you might be interested in this movie about Dickens ...

The Invisible Woman (2013)

111 min - Biography | Drama | History - 21 February 2014 (UK)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writers: Abi Morgan (screenplay), Claire Tomalin (book)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. In the 1850s, Ellen Ternan is a minimally talented actress who catches the eye of the hailed British author, Charles Dickens. Bored with his intellectually unstimulating wife, Dickens takes the educated Ellen has his mistress with the cooperation of her mother. What follows is a stormy relationship with this literary giant who provides her with a life few women of her time can enjoy. Yet, Ellen is equally revolted by Charles' emotional cruelty and determination to keep her secret. In that conflict, Ellen must judge her own role in her life and decide if the price she pays is bearable.

more at link:

and from Wikipedia:
The Invisible Woman is a 2013 British biographical drama film directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Tom Hollander. Written by Abi Morgan, and based on the book The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin, the film is about the secret love affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan, which lasted for thirteen years until his death in 1870. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on 31 August 2013,[3] and was released in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2014. The film received a Best Costume Design nomination (Michael O'Connor) at the 86th Academy Awards.[4]

more at link:

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Dec 18, 2014, 01:46 AM (0 replies)

(1-2-3-4) Sha-la-la-la-la-la ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Dec 15, 2014, 02:29 PM (2 replies)

Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dead at 70

By Patrick Doyle | December 2, 2014

Bobby Keys, the larger-than-life saxophone player who toured with the Rolling Stones for more than 45 years and played on studio classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Live With Me," has passed away. He was 70.

"If you believe in the magic of rock & roll, which I devoutly do, it isn't in the individual," Keys told Rolling Stone in 2012. "I’ve played in bands with A-team players around, but unless they can play together, it doesn’t do any good."

"The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," the band said in a statement. "Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed."

“I have lost the largest pal in the world and I can't express the sense of sadness I feel, although Bobby would tell me to cheer up," Stones guitarist Keith Richards said in a statement. "My condolences to all that knew him and his love of music.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stones-saxophonist-bobby-keys-dead-at-70-20141202#ixzz3Klq7yRIW

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Dec 2, 2014, 03:33 PM (19 replies)

exactly. Succintly put and easy (I hope) for anyone to understand. These comments by Chris Rock

I respect way more than the video about how not to get your ass kicked because it is not about NOT getting your ass kicked at all.

It is about HOW the PERSON in CHARGE handles their self.

That is the issue.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Dec 1, 2014, 02:50 PM (0 replies)

substitute sexism for racism and females for black people and it all becomes really, really clear.

Reads like this =

Sexism is not our fault or our problem to solve. We are the victims, not the cause. I'm tired of females being told it is up to us to end sexism. If we had the ability, it would have been ended long ago.

bravenak, excuse me for this but, I have to jump off your post to point out how the two overlap.

Thank you for understanding.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Dec 1, 2014, 02:39 PM (3 replies)

No but, Voting Day should be a National Holiday and Civic Duty should be taught in schools.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Dec 1, 2014, 02:29 AM (2 replies)
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