Bag of Randomness for Friday, August 17, 2018

  • That picture is the result of WifeGeeding making the bed and DogGeedingII refusing to move.
  • I tuned in to ESPN to catch the start of Jason Witten’s broadcasting career. Granted, I didn’t watch much, but he was silent for much of the start, I’m sure the producer wanted to yell, “Talk! Say something! Is your mic in the on position?” I’m sure he’ll get better, and I’m certain he will work hard at it, I just don’t know if he has the talent or charisma.
  • I’m afraid Jason Witten is taking fashion advice from Daryl Johnston.
  • Sometime when I’m driving to a destination and having trouble finding the place, I’ll say, “Any of you boys seen an aircraft carrier around here?”
  • Florida man shouldn’t have gone to jail for getting a job at Michael’s instead of Home Depot, court rules
  • Warning, some of these images are not family or work friendly – All Hail The Monumental – Horror Image How Striking Scenes From ‘The Shining,’ ‘The Wicker Man,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ And Other Iconic Horror Movies Make An Indelible Mark On Us.
  • Rolling Stone – Hear Steve Perry’s First New Song in Nearly 25 Years
  • Fox News Mistakenly Uses Photo of Patti LaBelle in Aretha Franklin Tribute
  • Aretha Franklin:
    • As many have already pointed out, the Queen of Soul died the same day as the King of Rock and Roll and the Sultan of Swat. There’s something cool about that. She also shared a birthday with Elton John, who wrote and performed songs for Lion Kings Mufasa and Simba.
    • I wasn’t a fan of Aretha, but I did have an appreciation for her.
    • I forgot she did a duet with George Michael.
    • Sang at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral and sang at Obama’s inauguration. That’s a wondrous connection for black culture and history.
    • Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
    • I suppose her most well-known song is ‘Respect’. When I was a DJ in college, there was one sorority which always requested the song and I heard it so much it started to wain on me. However, I think her best work was ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. Her best performance of it was at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in which she sang it for the co-author, Carole King. I love this version because she plays the piano herself. As a matter of fact, she was a self-taught pianist who learned without knowing how to read music. In the clip, most like to point out how it brought a tear to President Obama’s eye, but I was more moved by Carole King’s reaction as she starts to sing. Here’s an excellent write-up of the performance with the organizers and people who were there, and it explains her tradition of walking onstage with her purse.
    • My favorite performance was when she was on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and sang Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ (video below). Adele has a phenomenal voice and is a one of a kind, but I love Franklin’s version more (I’ve also proclaimed Eva Cassidy sang ‘Over the Rainbow’ better than Judy Garland. ((And yes, Brent, I know you prefer Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s version))). As impossible as it might sound, she brings more soul to it, she steps on Father Time’s throat, and I love how she blends  ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ into it.

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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Friday, August 17, 2018

  1. RPM says:

    I didn’t know you were a DJ. We have something in common. Did you have an FCC license?

    Becoming a color man is a steep learning curve. Aikman, Romo and Johnston made the cut. Staubach and Waters did not. Only time will tell.

  2. Seymore says:

    I heard it all day yesterday on the radio and I know what they mean, but Elvis and Aretha did not die on the same day. Just saying…

  3. Bryan B says:

    Keith – Did you see U2’s social media post yesterday and the comment barrage that followed? A poster of media outlets over a silhouette of Trump with the hashtag #enemyofnoone. The number of “stick to music, not politics” and “I’ve always been a fan, but now you’ve gone political” comments made me laugh out loud.

  4. Barry says:

    Keith, I happen to know this family, and in talking with them about the incident some months ago couldn’t help but wonder if the ocularist mentioned is familiar to you.

    • Geeding says:

      Thank you so much for sharing that story with us. Not only is that WifeGeeding ocularist, her eye surgeon is referenced in the article as well.

      • Barry says:

        I just knew it had to be the same one. I referenced you guys in talking to them, but couldn’t be 100% certain about the name of the doc(s).
        Y’all have a good Sunday.

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