Posted by: Bruce | October 7, 2020

Bette Midler – now and then.

Are you a person who follows celebrities to know the person behind the public image? Are you indifferent to, or do you like or dislike what you find?

On Monday of this week I watched the tail end of ‘The Rose’ starring Bette Midler. The first time I watched this movie was in 1980, in Sydney (I think at the magnificent State theatre). I liked it then and still do. It’s easy to like The Divine Miss M.

Below is a photo I captured from the telly on Monday and below is The Rose from the movie. Lyrics at end of post.

Bette Midler – The Rose



And NOW for something completely different,

When watching the movie on Monday I remembered reading (and bookmarking) the Twitter post below. The Divine Miss M, on this occasion, catering to the ‘Climate Change’ and Labour devotees, insulting the P.M. of Australia and, by default, the rest of us. This during the severe fires of our 2019/2020 summer.



Words for today; I stopped looking through Rose coloured glasses

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.

Bette Midler – The Rose.

Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed

It’s the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken, who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose

Songwriters: Amanda Mcbroom© Warner Chappell Music, Inc.For non-commercial use only.Data from: LyricFind

Posted by: Bruce | September 27, 2020

Stand by your man – Tammy Wynette 1968

This song is for Dan’s Fans and Serious Feminists. ‘Stand by your Dan’ is kind of catchy.

Dan = Daniel Andrews, Victoria’s Premier having trouble answering questions.

‘Serious’ feminists = Non feminine misandrists.

Words for today; ‘Not happy Dan’ fans, need a Yellow Pages ad.

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.

Posted by: Bruce | September 6, 2020

In the year 2525 – Zager and Evans 1968.

This song often plays in my mind because of this year, 2020. A year like no other.

Marked in Australia by deadly bushfires, drought, floods, COVID-19, imported protests and our nation-wide resilience being put to the test, 2020 is a life changing year that will stick in memories, if not forever, for a very long time.

Not far away is 2021 which hopefully isn’t a continuation of this year. No manual has been written to guide us through this COVID-19 pandemic so it’s a step by step learning process.

On the super cheery side there is a good reason or two to remember 2020. And this applies everywhere. Cynical, impressed? Well …..

  • This year we will all have 2020 vision, physically, emotionally or intellectually. It may be good, bad or ugly but it will be 2020 vision.
  • Next year, with the benefit of 2020 hindsight, we can rebuild and be better equipped to handle a pandemic.
  • Sooner than next year, the violent rioters running free must be stopped.
  • It will happen, because next year, this year will be last year.
In the year 2525 by Zager and Evans

Words for today: In the year 2020, if man is still alive, if woman

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

In the Year 2525

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain’t gonna need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube’ Whoooa

In the year 7510
If God’s a-comin’ he ought to make it by then
Maybe he’ll look around himself and say
Guess it’s time for the Judgement day

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake his mighty head then
He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again

In the year 9595
I’m kinda wondering if man is gonna be alive
He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing

Now it’s been 10, 000 years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man’s reign is through
But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it’s only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may thrive
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do or say
Is in the pill you took today…
(Fading…)Songwriters: RICHARD LEE EVANS© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, A SIDE MUSIC LLC D/B/A MODERN WORKS MUSIC PUBLISHING

Posted by: Bruce | August 24, 2020

Made in Australia. What does it mean?

Posted by: Bruce | August 15, 2020

It’s Good News Week – Hedgehoppers Anonymous 1965

This song just keeps on keeping on. It always comes to mind when the news is dismal and over the last 2 wks it has been.

  • A devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon (stored ammonium nitrate)
  • Finding that here in Newcastle, Australia we have a much bigger store of this stuff in town
  • Virgin Airlines to reduce it workforce by about 3000 employees but retaining regional routes (fingers crossed by those hoping to again up, up and away)
  • China and USA in a Thucydide’s Trap?
  • And our fellow Aussies in Victoria having a very tough time with COVID-19–S41RZJlRFS/index.html

Words for today; Things can only get better

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.

Posted by: Bruce | August 14, 2020

Make me lose control – Eric Carmen 1988

Some good stuff from the 80’s.

Words for today; Lose Control and get KAOS

More to come; same blog time, same blog channel

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