Category Archives: Personal

A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum’s Return

As it is, Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” is probably the most replayed and used in other media such as movies, than any other song of the 60’s., I became a true lover of the song once I read the lyrics and found how they matched themes of my life. Later, I came upon a wonderful remake of the song performed by the original members and along with an orchestra, I was and am amazed at its EVERYTHING!

Procol Harum‘s Return with their song A Whiter Shade Of Pale

And with no further introduction, I present to you, Procol Harum’s original band members performing with the Danish National Concert Orchestra and choir at Ledreborg Castle, Denmark in August 2006

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I Had So Many Thoughtful Birthday Wishes…

It made me feel like…

Noteworthies:

  • St. Johns Sheriff’s Department did NOT wish me a happy birthday! (though they didn’t harass me further this day either; looking on the positive side of things.)
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  • My mother gave me a very kind gift, it made me happy!
  • I received over 20 birthday wishes on Facebook!
  • Nothing horrible happened!
  • I turned 2663 years old!
  • I had a good time.

Elton John – Tiny Dancer

  • as played twice at the Trump rally in JAX

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows the tune she hums

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

via Google Play Music

Taking the ’86 Daytona Motocross Win

Motocross:  Rick JohnsonBob Hannah 

I remember having met Rick Johnson in Michigan, a super kind, down-to-earth, class-act man and here he’s riding his favorite MX bike, the 1986 CR250r.  This was also my favorite, having gone through two in the ’86 season.  Near the end of the summer of ’86 I’d worn out my bike and no dealers in the US had any ’86 CR250r’s remaining so I drove up to Toronto to purchase my second one.  I then headed down to Croom’s professional practice track in Brooksville, Florida where I stayed through the Spring of ’87, working out in the sand of Croom whipped me into shape for the ’87 season.  I placed in every race in 1987 feeling like I was flying without weight, after having worked the sand trenches in Brooksville.  If you want to get in shape for Motocross, Croom’s the place.

Meeting the Stars

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I also met many top-level racers there such as Bob Hannah, Jeff Ward, JJ Keller and many more.  I’ll never forget Bob (Hannah) racing in Brooksville; I was with my girl and we video taped the race but as Bob said after the race, it seemed like his “endo” (an end-over-end wipe out) drew the most crowd reaction.  Bob won the race with ease and spoke with I and my girlfriend afterwards; in retrospect I believe he wouldn’t have minded, probably wanted to,  come over for a home-cooked meal but I was too star struck to even think such was a possibility.

Thanks to the Class Acts!

Thanks Bob Hannah and Rick Johnson for the great years of racing, you were always my motivators and the class-act of both of you made for some really treasured memories!

The 1986 Daytona Motocross Race



Now Known as One of the Best Supercross Races Ever

The following race is known to be one of the best Supercross races of all time (tune out the audio maybe lol)

Cheers to all racers of the Motocross World!

Glenn T. Kitchen

Bruce - Live In New York City

Bruce Laid Out…Music

Bruce overdosing on the soul of music! Here he’s laid out on his monitor while performing RamRod LIve In New York City, Madison Square Garden, July of 2000 (I believe).

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This video isn’t available on YouTube as every time it appears, it’s then taken down due to copyright infringement. The entire concert video can be purchased and is worth every penny; it’s my all-time favorite live music video. Here’s a Bruce’s link to purchase the DVD Video Set:
http://brucespringsteen.net/albums/live-in-new-york-city-film

Wikipedia Information on this concert: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen_%26_The_E_Street_Band:_Live_in_New_York_City