Sunday, December 21, 2008


Here’s wishing all of you out there in the Blogiverse the happiest of holidays. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who stop by to have a read and a listen – you’re the best! I mean that sincerely. So don’t take it personally when I tell you that I’m taking a bit of a vacation from now until New Years. Will I be lounging on some beach? Schussing down a slope? No, and no. I’m planning on spending most of it finishing off the sequel to my first book of music trivia (the book for which this blog is named). I have one more chapter and some proofing left to do, and I just need to buckle down. So until we meet again on January the first, 2009, I’ll leave you with a couple of vintage tidbits.

For Christmas, here is the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, with one of my very favorite Christmas songs, “Thirty Two Feet and Eight Little Tails of White.” (date unknown but probably the somewhere in the 50s)

And for New Years, here a clip from Dick Clark’s “New Years Rock’ Eve.” It’s the earliest one I found on YouTube, dating back to 1985. As Dick says, it was already the 13th annual NYRE, which puts the starting date back to (where’s my abacus) 1972! Too bad we don’t have a clip of that one, but you’ll still get a hoot out of all the “big stars” that were part of the entertainment lineup. Ah, where are they now…

Photos from Shutterstock
Videos from 1)mummysrus 2) PHILLYmediaWATCH


Avid Reader said...

I wonder if youtube has "Domenic the Donkey" remember that one? and "I Yust go Nut at Christmas"


Small City Scenes said...

I love the Gene autry tune never was too much of a dick Clark and/or rockin' New Years Ever fan. Poor me. LOL MB

Poetikat said...

New Year's Eve, 1985 I was dancin' to the 80s tunes on the dance-floor at Raven's nightclub in Mississauga. I didn't see this "Rock'n'Eve", but I did see a number of them.

The Gene Autry video has been disallowed, so I didn't get to see it.


Deborah Godin said...

That's a definite downside of YouTube, the videos getting yanked. I think it's too bad, really. The irony is, I went to Amazon and purchased a CD of Gene Autry Christmas Classics after I discovered this video that's just been removed. Go figure!