08/07/17 – Music Videos

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

If you would rather watch music videos than watch the news, 

you have come to the right site.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

One of the best exercises and one that anyone can do, is walking.

So why not take a stroll?

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Ultimately, you are responsible for your own destiny.

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

Looking for a gift for someone, why not this.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

It is so important to get a good education, but there are a lot of educational opportunities available and Arron Tippin suggests one of the best educational opportunities.

Working Man’s Ph.D.

By Arron Tippin

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

Ladies, be careful with these really romantic guys.  

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

Folks, the book I recommended this week came out in 2002 and there has been so many changes in what we know about food that although some of the info in the recommend book is good, there are simply too many things in the book that I cannot support.  So I have deleted my recommended book for this week and apologize for my choice of books this week.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

I think this film is not only entertaining, but has an important message.

McFarland, USA

Jim White, a football coach, loses his job and moves with his family to take a new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, he organizes a boys’ cross country team with seven members who have little hope for their future. They become a close-knit, mutually supportive unit. Under White’s guidance the team becomes outstandingly successful, winning 11 state titles over the years, with many members escaping poverty and being first in their families to go to college or into military careers. Some members continue to attend practice even after graduation from college. (Source: IMDB)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

French is one of the most beautiful languages

Le Locomotion (1962)

by Sylvie Vartan

I have to give this Japanese artist an A+ for effort

The Locomotion

By a Japanese Singer

Kylie Minogue, from Australia, does a very nice job with the song.

The Locomotion (1988)

By Kylie Minogue

But no one does it for me like Little Eva.

The Locomotion (1962)

By Little Eva

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Did You See The Movie La Bamba?

47% – No

43% – Yes

 5% – Yes and plan to watch it again

 5% – Yes and plan to watch it again

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Which version of the “Locomotion” did you like best?

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Since  I mentioned Locomotion so many times this week, I thought some early 1950s Lionel train art should be this week’s art.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Dick Clark and his American Bandstand used to be on Mondays through Fridays and I recall watching it when I got home from school.

Dick Clark

Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987.

As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Talking Heads and Simon & Garfunkel. Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage and among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a “youth culture.” Due to his perennial youthful appearance and his fame as the host of American Bandstand, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager” or “the world’s oldest teenager”. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

To leave a comment, just click on the box in the side bar which will take you directly to the comment box.

My thanks to Catherine, Georgia, Samantha & Tania for commenting on last week’s post. I find blog comments so encouraging, so I am especially appreciative when anyone takes the time to comment.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Annette, Darlene, Donna, Melissa, Nandini, , Sheryll, Shirley & Willie, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Catherine, Jan, Kim, Princess Blabbermouth, Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns, Storyspiller and Tania, who started following my blog and my thanks to Edwina & Nancyfor liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

14 thoughts on “08/07/17 – Music Videos

  1. The Locomotion, Am Band Stand, wht wonderful memories of my teen years.

    I like both Music videos and the News. They are two different categories. It is hard to put them on the same plain.

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    • Thank you for commenting René. I understand what you are saying about music videos and the news, although some might say hard to put them on the same “pain” rather than “plane” 🙂

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  2. Bill, thank you for your interesting blog. I was too young for the stroll but my sister wasn’t. She was even on the American Bandstand Show once. I didn’t realize it was on till 1987. I stopped watching it when the dancing got too funky. I liked the working mans PHD video. My brothers had a lionel train set way back in the day. .I remember them arguing over who was going to control it. Dick[ Clark was the bomb. Everybody loved him.

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    • Darlene, I’m so glad you liked this week’s post. Oh my gosh, you sister was on American Bandstand–wow. The show moved from Philadelphia in 1964 to LA I believe. I love that “Working Man’s PhD, what a great song. I’m surprised I don’t hear it played more often. That Lionel train in the video was mine. I received it in the early 1950s and passed it on to the children of by best friends. As always, thanks very much Darlene for commenting.

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    • As always thank you for commenting. I ready your blog, but I’m often loss for words after reading 🙂

      I found the same feelings myself about watching the news. I have been a news junkie for as long as I can recall, but the news and my everyday life are usually so opposite on another (although I have be on Guam Island) that I decided to go on a news diet. They say ignorance is bliss 🙂 But I am glad someone is paying attention to the news.

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  3. Love your take on this week’s post, Bill. What can I say: I am just a sucker for music videos.

    Oh gosh, the Kylie Minogue one… Ironically, that’s the version I can’t get out of my head (which is another song by her).

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    • From what I understand, they were actual high school students and not selected to be on a TV show. I’m not sure, but I think the “stroll” should be done in a bored and uninspired manner 🙂

      As always, thanks very much for commenting.

      Bill en Montreal

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