As I was writing this — the seventh edition of our special feature known as Diamonds In The Rough — it occurred to me that the process needed just a little fine-tuning. Nothing drastic, mind you. After all, the basic idea of giving new visitors (and veterans with spotty memories) the chance to take a look at some of our more interesting posts from the past is still the main purpose.
But I’ve tweaked things just a little, by adding a brief description to each of the headings in the list. Hopefully it will pique your curiosity a little more than just the title, and help guide you to those you’d find interesting. Of course, I think they’re all pretty good (blush) so I hope you’ll eventually make your way through the whole list.
And as always, a little appropriately-titled music.
A sad and tragic detour on his road to lasting fame.
An embarrassing moment from BG’s boyhood.
The King of Square tried to get with the times.
One of the most memorable and popular song pairings of all time.
Anyone who has ever taken a long highway trip will recognize themselves.
He’s still kicking after a hundred years or so, and still evoking vivid memories.
You’ve got to give this musical film a chance. You’ll love it.
Surprise – the subject of this piece is neither of the two Western movies.
So what was Bing Crosby’s secret?
Memories of one of the best bloopers of all time.