You wouldn’t normally think of Akron, Ohio, an average Midwestern city, as the birthplace of a R&B group with a number-one hit in the 1960’s, but that’s exactly what happened when Ruby and the Romantics hit the top. Their 1963 recording of “Our Day Will Come” was a huge success, topping the charts in the … More Ruby And The Romantics – The Pride Of Akron
Regular visitors to the GMC might have noticed that even though I’m back, I’m not really functioning at my previous level. I want to apologize for that. The fact is that I’m not doing much of anything quite like I did before all the health issues hit me, but I am making progress so am … More An Apology
A recent news article about the FBI recovering Dorothy’s famous ruby slippers, thirteen years after they were stolen from a Museum in Minnesota, got me to thinking about The Wizard Oz. And since my thoughts often revolve around music, I also began thinking about the music from the movie. Of course, the iconic song from … More Ruby Slippers And The Music Of The Wizard Of Oz
So I’m trying to get back to the kind of posts I’ve generated in the past, and here’s what I’ve come up with. Folks, it’s time for a new edition of the Squeaky Wheel. You might recall that previous Squeaky Wheel posts are all about my grumbling, cantankerous take on something that’s bugging me, and … More Squeaky Wheel Says
My first post since I came back from my medical problems (the last two I posted were actually written months ago) needs to be a special one, but I’m having trouble getting started. Even though I’m home now after something like three months of medical issues, I’m keeping pretty busy with regular home visits from … More Writer’s Block Takes Its Toll On BG
(Note: this is the last post I had ready to go before my hospital adventure. From now on I’ll have to come up with some new ones, so wish me luck! BG) A good friend of mine, who has been gone for many years now, had a working vintage jukebox in his living room. But … More Jukeboxes I Have Known
There are a lot of things that we found funny as kids just because of their odd and unusual names, and I can remember one of them being the glockenspiel. I’m pretty sure that I had no idea what it really was when I was growing up, but I seem to remember hearing the word … More Glockenspiels Are Not What They Used To Be
A serious and extensive bout of surgery after my heart attack, followed by a lonnng recuperation, but I’m finally home and able to do a few things (like this). I’m not too nimble so it will take a little time to get up to speed and begin posting again, but I wanted to let everybody … More I’m Really Back Now – And Something Is New!
Regular visitors might have noticed my absence for the last three weeks and that’s because I had a heart attack. I’m now in a rehab facility and preparing for open heart surgery. Have every intention of returning but it will be a while. Hang in there in the meantime, my friends, and keep your fingers … More I’m Not Back But Am Still Around
I was thinking of using this song for the Saluting Silly Songs feature, but even though at first blush it seems a likely candidate, I’d rather think of it as something slightly more serious than that. So we’ll go with Silly Songs’ older brother in the Special Features category, Anatomy of a Song. I’ve written … More Anatomy Of A Song: Pound Those Keys!