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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Remembrance of things present & past: Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?; Herman's Hermits -No Milk Today


Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evu_MqAZpC0

The Long Beach, California band that you'll be hearing a lot about in the future, unlike those semi-melodic bands that for years MTV seemed to want to will to popularity by playing their music on their reality shows -to death!


When I listen to this, I hear 1968, a seven-year old kid at a children's daycare facility in Memphis, Tennessee, where the teenage son of the owner plays British Invasion and Stax tunes,
esp. Merseybeat songs, on an old boxy institutional record player in order to get thru the day working there, and bored silly, and not at all interested in taking a nap like all the other kids my age, I pay close attention to what I hear -and it imprints on me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_music
As a result of that, I take the
Ferry Cross the Mersey with my eyes closed, by osmosis.


Because of all that, this song by this band, Avi Buffalo, seems instantly familiar to me.




NME Introducing - Avi Buffalo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdsI_7oXYAA

Named to NME's COOL LIST 2010

http://www.nme.com/list/cool-list-2010/194775/page/1
http://www.nme.com/artists/avi-buffalo

Now, I'll
end this post with a song that I seem to have been singing for as long as I can recall... No Milk Today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Milk_Today
When I was at school at IU, circa 1980, I'd often play my many
record albums featuring bands from the 1960's British Invasion era, including Herman's Hermits and assorted compilation albums, and make a point of leaving my dorm room door open a bit or tilt one of my stereo speakers out the window towards the intersection of 17th Street & Fee Lane, as well as the IU outdoor swimming pool. http://www.britishinvasionbands.com/
You wouldn't believe the number of people -especially female students I'd never met before!- who made a point of finding my dorm room at Briscoe Quad Building A up on the fourth-floor, Room 427 to commiserate, and tell me that they too had grown-up loving them and singing them, usually because of their parents.

And, of course, hadn't heard some of the songs in many, many years.
There's nothing like a melody with a hook!



Herman's Hermits -No Milk Today
https://youtu.be/DMkFY-6tT-I

The use of bells in this song -like a door bell- used to knock me out for its ingenuity, presaging my appreciation for ABBA.

I not only knew all the lyrics to Herman's Hermits songs, but have also seen all the films that Peter Noone and the rest of the band appeared in, which is how and why I happen to know that the famous "Mrs. Brown" from the song Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter was really a greyhound.

Watch this film trailer from that eponymous film:http://www.tcm.com/video/videoPlayer/?cid=81814&titleId=2811

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.