Category: Music

Not Bowled Over Super Bowl LIV

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 2, 2020 - Features, Music, Sports, TV
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Sis-Boom-Bah! It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Even though I enjoy watching the pigskin sport, I am not a Super Bowl fanatic. Unlike Dagwood Bumstead from the funny papers, I don’t buy enough food to feed armies from a couple dozen postage stamp-sized countries. Although the games have been better in recent years than the snooze fests […]

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Last Post of the Year: The 2019 Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports, The Arts, TV
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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What I am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 17, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away. Rather than recounting the history of the first Thanksgiving or writing one of those “we have a lot to be thankful” posts, I am going to describe a few things I am not thankful for during the turkey holiday: Black Friday. A pseudo-holiday celebrating perhaps the […]

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Have You Noticed? The August 2019 Edition

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 4, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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After taking last week off to attend a literary conference and to watch a handyman fix our kitchen sink, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a while–a “have you noticed” post: Have you noticed the first week of August is really the end of summer? Not only does the days start […]

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A First–A Post About Disco Music, Women’s Soccer, and Bastille Day

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 14, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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For about the zillion time, I feel like an old fart. Has it been 40 years since Disco Demolition Night in Chicago? Disco Demolition Night about the nearest thing we Late Baby Boomers had to Woodstock. True, it wasn’t a celebration of peace, love, rock music, pot, and skinny dipping. Instead, it was much like […]

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Can You Believe?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 30, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Can you believe it? The year is half-over. Can you also believe since January that: –Donald Trump is still president and has not been impeached. –A team from Canada won the NBA championship but not the Stanley Cup (in fact, the last time a Canadian team won the Cup, Bill Clinton was president, Gennifer Flowers […]

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Three More Guilty Pleasures

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 9, 2019 - Features, Music, TV, Writing
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Because I am suffering from a head cold, I thought about not writing today until I read that one of the stars of Melrose Place just got married. A quarter of a century ago, I would habitually sit in front of my TV set and watch Melrose Place for it was one of my all-time […]

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Reflections in June

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, TV
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Rather than write a post on a single topic like politics, sex, sports, writing, or Hostess Twinkies, I am going to jot down some reflections that are going through my brain. June 6 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Two days later, is the 74th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. With each passing […]

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Another Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 20, 2019 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports
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Since I don’t know what I want to write, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Boo/Yahoo post! The government shutdown: Super boo. I just wish it was over. It is a sterling example on why I have such disgust towards the miscreants tramps and thieves MFers politicians in […]

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Country and Western Song Titles In Celebration of the Eclipse

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 19, 2017 - Features, Music, Space
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You better watch out, you better not cry. Even though Santa Claus won’t be coming to town for months, a total solar eclipse will occur on August 21. Millions of people are flocking to burgs like St. Joseph, Missouri, Carbondale, Illinois, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky to get a good view of the eclipse. In my neck […]

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