Dusty Springfield–Just thinking about her…(1939-1999) Too soon gone.

When I first remember hearing Dusty Springfield, I had no idea that she was not an American. It does not matter in the long haul, but she, more than many others, in the “British Invasion” Era, sounded more like what we grew up with–sort of more American than many Americans, the way we jokingly say more English than the Queen. I miss her. Her legacy is still with & within us, in recordings, You Tube, and the like. But, she is gone, and was taken far too soon.

I gathered a few of these, put them together, just as a way of having a sort of visit with her. I am glad she made it in this country & the interviews, a bit lengthy, perhaps, offer tribute to her from her peers in the music world. It doesn’t get better than that.

YOU DON”T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME…

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Interview from Peers About Dusty Springfield: B.J. Thomas & Petula Clark

The Sad Goodbye

The Best Work of Art EVER!!!!!! But you have to want it. I want it!

The irony is that this is words about words, so I will keep my words brief. This is a photograph of a post card reproduction of the huge billboard that John & Yoko sponsored many years ago. I keep it at my desk. Back in the mid -1980s-till the early 1990s, many small businesses gave out these free post cards. For me, post cards are like cookies, I never met one I did not like. This all stopped with the digital era. I used to go to the Post Office & get stamps & mail these things to people. It’s strange that governments & bad politicians would actually rather fight than switch. Understand this historical reference comes from an advertisement campaign, that advocated violence, Tareyton Cigarettes, and would have people, mostly women, with eyes that looked like someone had thrown a brick at them. This cigarette company, not even in a subtle way, actually PROMOTED VIOLENCE!

Is is any wonder that the world is such a mess? Well, I still pick up trash, pennies, and fret about the cost of groceries.

Here is the best modern art of the late 20th Century. I just wish people would read it.

Want it, be it!  Melita Bonaparte begs for it!  We need it--the alternative is really so avoidable, if you think about it.

Want it, be it! Melita Bonaparte begs for it! We need it–the alternative is really so avoidable, if you think about it.

THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON!

Now, that the air has been cleared about electronic cigarettes, we now have a Saint Update. Catholics have a Saint for everything. So, for all those zeros & ones who used to feel so lonely, there is now room for blessing & being blessed. Here is the Saint for Digital Mobile Devices. We don’t want to get a head start on the Vatican, just help them out a little. So, now I can get one of these contraptions & Dial-A-Prayer! And maybe have a contest to assign a Saint to watch over our digital doings. Any thoughts as to who would be the best Saint to have for Mobile Devices? My pick is St Christopher, he was probably imaginary, plus, I have recently learnt that when ferrying over the Christ Child on his back, he dropped the very first Cellular Telephone into the river. He’d just invented it, and said, “Jesus Christ!” in a rather thunderous voice when this momentous thing happened. The rest is history. Then, when people, even non-Catholics, liked him so much, the Vatican stepped in & suppressed him, telling us he was not needed on the Universal Calendar anymore, that there was not enough information about him to authenticate his observance. Well, I just had a Revelation, and thought I’d share it with you. It looks like this Saint is a woman, so Christopher might be out of the running for a while longer. But she seems nice enough, and maybe she’ll help Chris get his back in place in line.

Keep your Spirits up, and let this Saint pray for us & act as an intercessor for our unspoken needs.

Word has it that this Lady discovered the very first Cellular Telephone that was invented by St. Christopher, but got dropped in the river. Her finding this relic assures her a valid role in watching over us  in  loving way.  Lord knows, we need it.

Word has it that this Lady found the long lost, very first Cellular Telephone that was invented by St. Christopher, but got dropped in the river. Her finding this relic assures her a valid role in watching over us in a loving way. Lord knows, we need it.

If there are electronic cigarettes…There will be lung damage

Then is there electronic cancer & electronic addiction & electronic emphysema? There must also be electronic bowel movements for every bit of profit these damned things generate. I would use a few swear words, but I don’t know any electronic ones.

This whole concept is just wired for stupidity, it shocks me, gives me a jolt, so to speak, that there is a fancy-assed company trying to make an electronic buck out of people’s weaknesses. It just makes me want to take a non-electronic dump on whatever American Greed entity who has used such methods of madness in order to tap into the wallets of the poor. These rotten asses even go so far as to make it appear that they are doing something good for the air. Look at their manipulative branding? aer, now, who’d a thought of this? And the pretty clouds, pale blue, pristine air, or aer, er, ah, ugh! How cynical can you get? Doubtless their marketers cleverly use every bit of Social Media @ their disposal. Well, to them, a human life is disposable, anyway, if you follow this type of marketing logic. No collateral damage, no profit, right?

There can’t be laws for everything, but give me some ethics, and please don’t make them electronic.

My dear friend, Princess Melita Bonaparte, wants every acre of land devoted to growing tobacco to be turned into sustainable forests. She thinks it would improve the quality of the air we breath, and might make a dent into some of these dreadful tornadoes that seem to be taking such a huge toll on the Middle West. I haven’t got the heart to tell her that some big corporation is probably working at developing an electronic forest. I just can’t stand to spoil her illusions. If she keeps at it, she might win a Nobel Peace Prize, but would it be an electronic one?

Best thing to do is just skip cigarettes, electric or otherwise. Give yourself credit, you don’t need this product. You need a forest, in fact, you need as many forests as we can get. So, don’t give your money over to this horrible idea, this dreadful product.

If you buy this, you will buy anything.  Please don't buy this.  Support forests, even if you can't tell a tree from a forest, that's fine.  At least your confusion will be healthy for all living things!

If you buy this, you will buy anything. Please don’t buy this. Support forests, even if you can’t tell a tree from a forest, that’s fine. At least your confusion will be healthy for all living things!

DA’ PITT BIT DA’ DUST!

No more barbeques @ The Brothers-In-Law, which had morphed a number of years ago to “DA’ PITT.” DA’ PITT went ‘bye ‘bye & so did The Dancing Pig on Castro Street. It seems that barbeques specialty restaurants have gone down the tubes with rotary dial telephones. Maybe those greasy fingers just mess up the chatterboxes who use mobile devices too much. If you want to, you can take that previous sentence totally out of context & pray for forgiveness for your filthy thoughts.

And speaking of filthy, I admit, I liked the food @ DA’ PITT, but who paid off the Board of Health all those years to look the OTHER WAY? It was worse than the pig sties we had back in Kansas when I was a mere wisp of a lad. You can’t get much dirtier than that. It was like some of those houses on this reality show called HOARDERS–but I toughed it out & enjoyed the food a number of times without having to dial 911. There’s just something about good barbeques that lets you forgive all manner of sin.

Well, folks, it’s gone, sitting empty & forlorn. It’s a decrepit mess & please don’t get a bunch of misguided activists together to say it has historic & architectural value. It’s a mess & should be torn down & something decent, worth having & designed with beauty in mind, should take it’s place. I’ll put up $10.00.

Not a place overly concerned with good hygienic standards & in screaming need of interior design, it's now empty.  One less roach motel--That corner lot ought to be worth a fortune in make-up!

Not a place overly concerned with good hygienic standards & in screaming need of interior design, it’s now empty. One less roach motel–That corner lot ought to be worth a fortune in make-up!

The smoke went out with the fire.   All gone...

The smoke went out with the fire. All gone…


Princess Melita Bonaparte Begs Paramount To Remake, Not Repave, Sunset Boulevard

Princess Melita Bonaparte, ready for her close up, says that she will base her interpretation of the part of Norma Desmond upon her exhaustive research of the life of Pola Negri.

Princess Melita Bonaparte, ready for her close up, says that she will base her interpretation of the part of Norma Desmond upon her exhaustive research of the life of Pola Negri.Princess Melita Bonaparte, klaar voor haar close-up, zegt dat zij haar interpretatie van het gedeelte van Norma Desmond zal baseren op haar uitputtend onderzoek van de levensduur van Pola Negri.

With resolve generally associated with Dutch determination to make things work, Her Serene Highness has consented to take a direct call from Paramount Executives, to begin filming “a more authentic remake” of the Gloria Swanson-William Holden classic, Sunset Boulevard. Gasps could be heard from pillar to post, at the outré of such suggestions, but never one to shirk adventure, it would not come as any surprise that Paramount might rise to the occasion. It won’t be to rent her car, she hasn’t one. “And if Paramount should fail me, then profile me on one of those American Greed episodes, so I can get my cut of the green stuff,” she implores.

Her Serene Highness, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, found something that is made in the United States of America. She wishes the best of advice as how to handle this rare item. “Should I put it with my Gutenberg Bible, or with the jewels that were handed down to me by Cleopatra? It is an extremely rare item and it is our wish to make certain that it finds the right home, to exist as proof for future generations that things were once actually manufactured here in this country.”
Hare Doorluchtigheid, The Princess Melita Bonaparte, iets gevonden dat wordt gemaakt in de Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Ze wil het beste van advies hoe u dit zeldzaam object behandelen. “Moet ik het met mijn Gutenberg-bijbel, of met de juwelen die werden overgeleverd aan mij door Cleopatra? Het is een uiterst zeldzame voorwerp en het onze wens om er zeker van dat het juiste huis vindt, op te bestaan ​​als bewijs voor toekomstige generaties die dingen ooit daadwerkelijk hier in dit land werden vervaardigd.”

“I will put these rare American manufactured items up for collateral, in order to encourage investors for such a project, she has promised. “I will promote it with my heart and soul. It will sweep the Oscars, or at least the streets,” so she says.

“They were too tall to get complete focus in one shot, but I wanted to prove to investors that they were made here.”-Princess Melita Bonaparte

"You cannot find such items as this now. It is worth more than my entire jewelry collection!"

You cannot find such items as this now. It is worth more than my entire jewelry collection!”


These priceless & historic items from DART CONTAINER CORPORATION "Made in the USA."  They should be worth enough to finance my breakthrough role & provide Paramount with enough profit to buy another country for me."

“These priceless & historic items from DART CONTAINER CORPORATION “Made in the USA.” They should be worth enough to finance my breakthrough role & provide Paramount with enough profit to buy another country for me.”

Princess Melita Bonaparte-Right Behind Grand Marshall-Carnaval 2013

Princess Melita Bonaparte-Right Behind Grand Marshall-Carnival 2013.

Princess Melita Bonaparte, A BRIDE FOR ALL TIMES, walks the parade & revives the demand for restoration of the Monarchy–an equal opportunity for everyone to have Melita as their Personal & Supreme Sovereign.