Category: Music

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Oh Lord Won’t You Give Me?

I loved and love Janis Joplin. I like the song she sang, Mercedes Benz, because it reminds me of a Church I attended with a friend when I was about 16. It was located in South St. Joseph. There was a neon sign outside proclaiming PENTECOSTAL SOMETHING OR OTHER CHURCH. A bright white two story […]

31Jul2016 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Germans and Gents….

Another song from childhood: Ladies and gentlemen, Germans and gents, Cross-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants, I come before you because I am not behind you to tell you something I know nothing of. One bright day in the middle of the night two dead boys got up to fight back to back they faced each […]

6Sep2015 | | 0 comments | Continued
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A Horse, A Flea, And Three Blind Mice

I learned this song as a child, taught it to my children and some grandchildren. A horse and a flea and the three blind mice were sitting on a tombstone rolling dice, the horse fell down and landed on the flea, oops said the flea there’s a horse on me. Boom Boom aint it great […]

6Sep2015 | | 0 comments | Continued
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McCartney on Colbert

There is nothing we can add to this other than to say how much we appreciate Comedy Central allowing us to embed this video.  

14Jun2013 | | 0 comments | Continued
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American Idol: Dump Randy Jackson, Jamie Foxx as Judge

American Idol has transitioned a few times in the past ten years – often with improvements in the judging.  The most notable failure of inspiration is the retaining of Randy Jackson as a Judge.  Randy talks too much and never says much.  Jackson is worthless as a judge.  Clearly, Randy Jackson feels inferior to the […]

19May2011 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Elvis Presley – Amazing Grace (Videos)

Truly amazing, we were graced with Elvis. Elvis Presley came into my life through Ed Sullivan. The Sunday evening custom in our home was chocolate cupcakes with white icing while we watched Ed Sullivan. My older brothers and I could not sit still on the old wood floor – while my mother and father wondered […]

6Oct2010 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Nashville 2010: The Day the Music Died

A long, long time ago… I can still remember How that music used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while. I don’t have cable.  My family does not value the television enough to pay that […]

7May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Dancing With The Stars – 2010 Fall Season Recommendations

thefiresidepost.com is officially one site that can make recommendations on major entertainment and political personnel.  Here is our recommendation for the 2010 Dancing with the Stars roster. Dancing With The Stars is an entertaining program.  People from other professions – generally known at least in pop culture if not for professional achievement, are asked to […]

4May2010 | | 92 comments | Continued
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Crystal Bowersox is a Redneck

Does that title sound insulting?  It does if you buy into the Jeff Foxworthy definition of a Redneck.  Crystal Bowersox is in the final five on American Idol.  She has mesmerized the judges and home audiences for however long this season has been on.  But Crystal is a Redneck. We at thefiresidepost.com come from a […]

4May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Reflecting On The Music Of My Mother

I was fumbling around on youtube this morning and found this Patsy Cline rendition of Tennessee Waltz.    My mother introduced me to this song.  She was not trying to – this was one of the songs she sang while wringing out the laundry in her wringer wash machine.   Hearing Patsy Cline sing this old song […]

1Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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American Idol Behind the Scenes

This link takes American Idol fans to a “Share Widget” One can copy this widget to your favorite web site. Enjoy

16Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Everything American Idol – 2010

Hyperlink to a vast array of information about American Idol. We offer this service merely as a convenience to web surfers. Enjoy.

16Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Dancing with the Stars Tribute to Patrick Swayze

This is a nice tribute to a great dance.  Dancing With The Stars put this tribute together – it is well done. This aired on the evening program of September 23, 2009. Patrick may not have won an Oscar – but he certainly impacted the world of movies, music, and dance.  Others have tried to […]

24Sep2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Michael Jackson, Legendary Hero or Villian

Michael Jackson is dead at age 50.  Already the hype has taken over the airways.  Even in death Jackson continues to shock the sensibilities of the entire populace, fans and foes.  Farrah Faucett died today at age 62 – no offense intended but Farrah has been bumped off the news cycle.  Michael Jackson was as […]

25Jun2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Memories – Streisand, Paige, and Boyle

‘Memories,’ one of those great songs that demands great artistry.  Recognized artists like Barbara Streisand and Elaine Page do justice to this song – but how about Susan Boyle.  Page is the artist Susan Boyle claimed as her goal in artistic performance. Which rendition do you prefer. For my money – no one beats Streisand […]

26May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan – an Unusual Duo

We have images of people.  We have images of singers.  We have images of music genre.  Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan are two images that contrast in my mind.  The curiosity of a County Star singing with an anti-war legend struck me as worthy of comment. After some reflection – the only approach that seemed […]

15May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Three Dog Night Youtube videos

When I was a young man – long, long, ago – when I was interested in pop culture – long, long, ago – before I realized man had been around for a long time – there was Three Dog Night.  Today is a day for music reflection – and we shall begin with these favorites: […]

15May2009 | | 0 comments | Continued