Category: Music

Remember

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 12, 2021 - Features, Music, Politics, Writing
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I’m taking the day off. No, I don’t have a case of writer’s block. I have that so often that I consider myself to be a literary blockhead. Nor is it the nice weather. Summer is still lingering around my neighborhood. I can still do warm weather activities until the leaves start falling and I […]

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More Signs That You Maybe an Old Fart on Your Birthday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2021 - Features, Music, The Big 60, TV
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Today is a special day at the Soapbox. It’s my birthday! It is also my wedding anniversary! A couple of years ago, I wrote about the telltale signs that you may be an Old Fart on your birthday. Here are some more: –You can remember when Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger looked like […]

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Strange Days

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 13, 2021 - Features, Music, Sports
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The musical group The Doors once had a song called “People Are Strange”. I dunno, but I feel like not only people but virtually everything is strange. I went to the grocery yesterday. It was odd being around so many people without masks. I have been around Dr. Kildare look-alikes for so long that I […]

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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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