Archive for December 31, 2015


Dig it: When I was a teen back in 1968, it was huge for our parents to give us allowance money. Often we spent it to go to shows at the RKO ALden and Loews Valencia theaters in Jamaica, Queens New York.  I saw the Delfonics, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Delfonics who were one of the hottest soul groups of the day, perform this song, which was their theme song and otherwise know on their vinyl albums as “How Could You”, an ending theme to their sets on several occasions. The lights would dim to darkness except for one flood on the pianist who would introduce, with those first flourish of keystrokes, what would become the familiar last song refrain.
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Mostly an instrumental until, from way off-microphone, William Hart would start wailing or “crying” the vamp; pleading the case toward the lost object of desire as he approached the edge of the stage, his presence growing louder as the music faded. If you are reading this and seasoned enough to remember same, please share your impressions in the comment section below.

This song returns to me, here on this New Year’s Eve 2015/2016, in retrospect of what I glean as yet another unrequited love affair’s disappointment. As I prepare to shower and shave, to join friendly strangers with whom I can toast away the bitter and to sweeter, better-luck outcomes in the near future.

Oh, and another one from one of the first albums I ever spent my allowance or part-time job as a Produce Clerk in the A & P food store money on, “Super Hits”. This song illustrates what I describe above which we experienced at the Alden. Check out, “Somebody Loves You” (live!).

Capricorn William “Poogie” Hart, Wilbert Hart and Greg Hill ~ The Delfonics in 1968

Pick Hitt: Sadly, WordPress apparently is not offering its Bloggers a Year in Review for 2016! It is yet another example of one of the nice things in life that our online corporate administrators are withdrawing after getting us used to them! It Sux and is not about the “statistics”. Nyet, it is about the creatively fun way that WordPress presented this gift to us, lo these past years since I began to blog in 2009. If you know ofd another blog platform that has not thorwn the “baby out with the bathwater” and still is fun, please let me know because mayb e it is time to take my writing “business” elsewhere it is FUN and appreciated.

S novym godom or “Happy New Tear! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for my blog.  Were you a participant or on the bench?  Thank you for stopping by.  Peace.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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