Chet And Bernie Music (1)

“Someone was unfamiliar with If You Were Mine?” Admin says.

“So here it is,” Spence says. “If You Were Mine, by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck, with Billie Holiday on vocals and an all-star band. The understated and brilliant pianist is Teddy Wilson, and that’s Roy Eldridge on trumpet at the end – you’ll see why that trumpet does things to Chet. The year – 1936, probably when she was at the height of her powers.”

For Molly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Pa4pv3x3k

Welcome Finn McCool. Beary – please retry.

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110 Responses to “Chet And Bernie Music (1)”

  1. dawson
    9:25 am on January 13th, 2012

    Spence and Admin: Oh boy! Some good music to start the day off.
    Finn McCool. What a great name. Let me guess…Irish?

  2. Rose
    9:34 am on January 13th, 2012

    Hey Dawson:

    Finn McCool is a great name. And what a cutie he is.
    How are you enjoying your purple quilt?

    Thanks for the tune, Spence and Admin!

    Siber-H: When “Pride of the Yankees” is on , let’s watch it together!

  3. OleyHowlers
    9:35 am on January 13th, 2012

    Good morning, Dawson, Chet, Spencer, Admin, and Everybody!
    Happy Friday and If You Were Mine was a wonderful way to start off the day.

  4. Rose
    9:36 am on January 13th, 2012

    Johnny Mercer wrote some great songs….

    Ahem…Today is FRIDAY the 13TH…..

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:39 am on January 13th, 2012

    Mollypop is at the top of my page, and that song was for Molly.

    Finn looks like a wee little adorable puppy.

    We read last evening’s blog….we didn’t know Melanie was neighbors with Rachel Maddow. That is cool. Do you know her, Melanie? Happy Birthday to your house. An old house has a soul…like another person being there.

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:43 am on January 13th, 2012

    Gah!…Friday the 13th!?…grunt!…That explains the strange music…cough!…I hope I make it through this doomed day. When my friend went out to start her car this morning a big Black Kat ran right in front of her and under the car….yeep!…I Yeeped at it but apparently it didn’t hear me. Then Beau Yuff! Yuffled! and it still didn’t move….grunt! ….Damned black Kat on Friday the 13th. Nothing good can come of this….sniff!

  7. Melanie
    9:44 am on January 13th, 2012

    Morning! I’ll be back afternoon sometime. First meeting with the house assessment dude (love to know where those two decorative porches are that appeared on our house’s . Why the barn is now a mudroom. And where the heck did all that basement come from???

    Anyhoo, after that I’m off to see Dan.

    I live near Rachel. I see her house when I go for my long walks. Haven’t been able to do those lately.

  8. B.Stover
    10:09 am on January 13th, 2012

    Good morning all.

    Friday the 13th….A good day to stay home and sit in one’s easy chair?

  9. dawson
    10:19 am on January 13th, 2012

    Rose: It is so peaceful to climb into bed at night with the purple quilt covering me.
    Friday the 13th? The alarm bells are ringing already. I’m at work so I better get to it.
    My dreams will have to wait.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    11:02 am on January 13th, 2012

    Good morning and Happy Friday the 13th! Good luck to eveyone out there, expecially Rio who started out the day with a black kat. Oh my!

    Barb made it in to work. Her CL called at 9:00 last night to see if she made it home OK. Good thing she did, or she could have frozen to death by then. She called at 8:31 a.m.to make sure she was at her desk at the proper starting time this morning. So thoughtful.

    Listened to Rachel Maddow’s discussion on Mitt this morning. She let him have it.

  11. Masquers
    11:03 am on January 13th, 2012

    Very nice Spence and Admin. Although I play sax, I do appreciate a good trumpet and Billy Holiday was a master at her craft.

    Yes, my friends, today is Friday the 13th, fear of which is called
    friggatriskaidekaphobia. Every year has 3 such days. How odd that in 2012 they happen to fall all in a roll.

  12. Siber-H
    11:12 am on January 13th, 2012

    Deal Rose! We will watch “Pride of the Yankees” together!

    Eeek! Friday the 13th and a black kat…Run for the Hills!

    Always good to sometimes start the blog with music.

  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:17 am on January 13th, 2012

    Friday13!….Maskers, what do you mean when you say they fall all in a row?….snort!

  14. Rose
    11:23 am on January 13th, 2012

    April and July both have Friday the 13ths!!!

    SiberH: I look forward to it. Shall I bring you a Yankees cap to wear? :)

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    11:24 am on January 13th, 2012

    Good morning everyone.
    Ok – we know that there are certain subjects that we all agree not to any discuss on the blog – we are all friends and we all have different opinions about what is right and wrong, good or bad, funny or not. And we try very hard to stay out of judgements on any of that stuff – if we don’t agree, we usually just stay quiet.
    But this time we are going out on a limb.
    We are going to say something that is probably going to be very unpopular with many of you, but we are gong to say it anyway.

    We can’t stand the sound of Billie Holliday’s voice.

    There – we said it. We’re stickin’ by it.

  16. Rose
    11:27 am on January 13th, 2012

    T&G: Thank you! I am one of those people who sits back and says nothing to keep the peace. Notice that I only mentioned Johnny Mercer wrote good songs. I can’t stand her voice either. She is considered such a talent, but I don’t see it or hear it. Maybe Spence, Admin, Bernie and Chet need to listen to more of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele, in my humble opinion….

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on January 13th, 2012

    Billie!…Me either!…grunt!…Extremely dislike that sound she makes…snorkel!…The Kats and I agree on this one thing, now I really am feeling Friday 13ish…shudder!

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:31 am on January 13th, 2012

    Doomed!…You realize now Spencer and Admin will probably torture us with multiple posts regarding their choice of music…sniff!…He’s already gearing up for it by placing that ominous “1” up in the Title….grunt!

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    11:40 am on January 13th, 2012

    We are willing to concede “talent” in regard to Holliday – we don’t know much about the art of music, and others are far more informed than we are. But we do know what we like, and what makes us uncomfortable.
    Don’t even get us started on “progressive jazz”. We just keep waiting for it to turn into a melody….

    Now, old time jazz like Pete Fountain etc – count us in!

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:48 am on January 13th, 2012

    Oops!…For some reason I thought the Herbal Kats had posted about not liking Billie’s singing…snort!…It was Tupper and Gilly, so I do not have to concede to agreeing with those Kats afterall…heh!

  21. Basil and Sage
    11:58 am on January 13th, 2012

    WHATTT???? Rio thought WE would agree to ANYTHING with ANY dawg??
    NEVER!
    Just on G P’s.

    Ack – we would rather splort up a hairball!

  22. dawson
    12:15 pm on January 13th, 2012

    What has T&G started? I love Billie Holiday and also: is splort really a word?

  23. Siber-H
    12:16 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rose! Thanks! A Yankees cap would be great! (whispering) Don’t tell Rio.

    Ok, I said up above that it was always good to start the blog with music sometimes. It is, but that doesn’t mean I like this morning’s music either. Mom has told me at all times to try to be polite on the blog. We would probably appreciate Amy Winehouse singing some of those songs.
    I usually like the music Spence puts up.
    Bluegrass anyone?

  24. Tupper and Gilly
    12:22 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Dawson – if you have ever had to pick up a nasty, gooey hairball in the middle of the night, having awakened to the unforgettable sound of cat yak, you would know for sure that “splort” is not only a real word, but an undeniably accurate word for the action of an icky kat.

    Siber – bluegrass can be FUN!

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    12:28 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Catch up with you all later – its time to play with clay!

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:33 pm on January 13th, 2012

    I agree, splort is a very visually descriptive word.

    Now we need to go listen to the music.

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    12:51 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Johnny Mercer – aaah – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Kevin Spacey thrown in for good measure.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:57 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Spacey!…Good measure indeed!…splort!

  29. Rose
    1:11 pm on January 13th, 2012

    SiberH: Mum’s the word on the cap…..

    Yes, I was awakened many times by my awesome kat Kelly’s yak, and splort is the precise word for the sound!

    Anyone care for gypsy jazz???

  30. OleyHowlers
    1:29 pm on January 13th, 2012

    We liked listening to Billie Holliday sing, altho that is not the sort of music we listen to normally. Now blluegrass on the other hand….O Yeah! All bluegrass… But most especially Union Station. And one of the very best singers is Allison Krause.

  31. Masquers
    2:08 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Friday the 13th. All in a “roll” is more like it, Rio. As in rolling our the maximum number this year. Rechecking the “facts”. Every year has at least one, but not more than 3. Rose is quite right. The next one falls in April, then again on July 13.

    Howlers: Your choice of Union Station and Allison Krause is a good one. We like their music also.
    Wonder what Spence and Admin have planned for Chet & Bernie Music (2)?

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:17 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Maskers!…Please do not encourage those guys…gah!

  33. Siber-H
    2:30 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rose, I don’t know what gypsy jazz is. I’m a country boy.

  34. OleyHowlers
    2:31 pm on January 13th, 2012

    This is a good story about a GD who saved his woman’s life, and was allowed to enter a shelter with her.
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/13/great-dane-saves-life-of-domestic-violence-victim/#.TxCElgXDmYA.facebook

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:50 pm on January 13th, 2012

    O.Howlers: A very heartwarming story. That the shelter changed the rules and is now accepting pets is incredible news for the Nation Within. But, I must admit, I did a double-take at the picture. Is it just me or, does that look like the head of a Dachshund on a Great Dane body?

    Rose: We don’t know what gypsy jazz is either.

  36. Mollypop's Mom
    3:02 pm on January 13th, 2012

    I can give this report while Sam is at the groomers getting Wonderfluffed: her girl leaves for college tomorrow. Her girl was invited by the Leadership Institute to attend a three-day workshop, then classes start next week. This will again be a big problem for poor Sammie.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:04 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Gypsy!….I don’t know what gypsy music is either, but I bet it includes those Finger Cymbals….sniff!…Or whatever you call them…heh!heh!…Or am I thinking of Belly Dancing music?…grunt!…Where’s Wookie the Musician when you really need him?….snuffle!

  38. Siber-H
    3:05 pm on January 13th, 2012

    That is a good story, Fellow Sibers. They have a program here where foster pet parents will keep a pet for a woman that goes into the domestic violence shelter. All names and info are kept secret to protect the pets and people in danger.

    Bear, I’m laughing, but yes, the photo does kind of look like the head of a Dachshund on a Great Dane. I think if the Great Dane’s ears were “cropped” it would look more like the Great Danes we are used to seeing. Ear cropping should be outlawed here just like it is in England.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:06 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Sammie!…Poor Sammie…sniff!…She is always being Wonderfluffed. It’s a wonder she hasn’t been fluffled to death by now…grunt!

  40. B.Stover
    3:09 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Splort isn’t in the Oxford English Dictionary or the American Heritage Dictionary. It is an example of onomatopoeia.

    I’ve know for a long time that Bernie and I don’t share a taste in music.

  41. B.Stover
    3:12 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Poor Sam.(Whispering: Mollypop’s mom–tell her girl congratulations for me.)

  42. Melanie
    3:51 pm on January 13th, 2012

    The music choice has certainly made a splort! I will listen to it and watch the other link later.

    Interesting time here. For some reason (snicker) the weather forecasters got everything wrong! I was down visiting Dan, beautiful sunny day, 20 miles away from home . . . when Zoe called.

    Major snowstorm had hit! Schools closed! Roads bad! I look out into the beautiful sunshine and said I’d be right home.

    Good thing too! Heavy wind, lots of snow. I’ll catch up later, now I must begin dinner.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    3:54 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rin Tin Ear: We just watched a replay of Rachael Maddow on MSNBC. Newt has a facebookie page called Pets with Newt and is fanning the flames of Crate Gate. What fodder for comedians we have this election! Speaking of which, Stephen Colbert has recently announced his candidicy.

    MollyPop’s Mom: I’m not saying anything about that because of you know who. I fear a breaking heart is in the making.

  44. Masquers
    4:08 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Enough talk of politics, perhaps. We all have differing opinions and tastes – as we do in music. This one has been noted as it has obviously raised a howl among some pack members.

    B: I researched the meaning of onomatopoeia to find out it means “a word that imitates the sound it makes”. Question: can it be called a “word” if it’s not in the dictionary? I say yes. Webster includes words as acceptable years after the fact – giving in finally to popular usage.

  45. B.Stover
    4:30 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Masquers: All words have been invented and I always say that all language is metaphor–our way of communicating “reality” or what we think and feel, to one another. I have to ponder this more but the simple answer is that words in dictionaries are there based on usage. The editors of dictionaries gather words that have become common and are used by a group of people. If splort is used enough it will become a recognized word.

  46. B.Stover
    4:34 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Just to give one example (and based on onomatopoeia), “buzz” is the sound that a bee makes and the word was “invented” to express that sound.

  47. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:44 pm on January 13th, 2012

    My dad’s law school roommate was a big Billie Holliday fan, so my dad first got exposed to her then. Great voice but sad story, unfortunately like a lot of others including Janis Joplin. As to favorite singers, we are kind of omniverous here in Chevy Chase, liking just about anything, although a special appreciation for Nancy LaMott (if you haven’t heard her, what a great voice) and, of course, the divine Miss M (Bette, we just adore you). Wookie

  48. BearSpiritDog
    4:55 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Woof!

  49. Alice M. Johnson
    5:04 pm on January 13th, 2012

    here is some gypsy jazz done the bluegrass way. Andy Leftwich and Django Reinehardt’s Minor Swing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKtShVBPJyg

  50. B.Stover
    5:09 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Bear: That is another example.

  51. Alice M. Johnson
    5:11 pm on January 13th, 2012

    I like Billie Holiday but I can’t stand Bob Dylan.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    5:13 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Haven’t we Plunderers invented or coined a few words of our own before? I vote for keeping Splort on the books.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    5:14 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Connip comes to mind.

  54. Jasper the Poodle
    5:19 pm on January 13th, 2012

    My mom has been home from work for the past 2 days. Sick! All she does is nap and groan. She says she’s finally feeling better. Humph! I am helping her feel better by snuggling and napping with her. But a dog can only sleep so much. when not napping I’ve been on the interwebs getting some awesome pics for my plunderer friends. Enjoy.

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:30 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Words!….I remember I used to get Agent Molly all mad at me and I’d tell her not to get all Poodled up!…heh! …She would anyways…sniff! …Noswad also comes to mind as a new blog word…chorkel!

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:31 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hug!….I dare anyone to try and hug Beau…snort!….That would be like hugging a mad black bear who sharpens his teeth every night on a nyla bone…grunt!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    5:36 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Why do we like to pick on our Puggster?

  58. BearSpiritDog
    5:41 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Thanks, B.

    Wookie: We were not familiar with Nancy LaMott’s music, but just watched one of her performances on YouTube, which was very good. After looking a bit into her background, I believe her story would make a good movie

    Alice: A gypsy/jazz & bluegrass combo? What fun! Whatever did we do before YouTube.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    6:21 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Melanie: Wondering how things are going over your way…what with the blowing snow and all.

    Barb&Magpie: Someone mentioned making a list of all Plunderer words and phrases. Was that you?

    Jasper: January does seem to be flu season. You must be missing all those wonderful smells from the kitchen at your house.

    Macy: Good luck to your mom with her job interviews. Is she also continuing on in school?

    No word from yet from Kirby T? It’s not like a pack member to not respond to a email. Hope everything is okay.

  60. Buddy
    6:29 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Alice, you are one Kool Kat. That gypsy jazzy bluegrassy music was insanely fun!

    Mom and I do not like Bob Dylan either. But we both love love love Neil Young…he is our very very favorite.

    Tyb, I didn’t get to tell you how much we loved your photo of the Amish Christmas lights. It looked very familiar to all of the Mennonite Christmas lights in our neighborhood.

    Where oh where is Kirby? Does anyone have another way of contacting him?

  61. Melanie
    6:44 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Will be back once again to catch up. Had to post this before I forgot. Being of Irish descent . . .

    How Irish Dancing Really Started!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJSn4I2FoqA

  62. Mollypop's Mom
    6:50 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Kirby T. has been missing since before Christmas, if I am correct. His Mom was working on the Christmas play. Now Bear reports that there is no email response either. It’s time for action. Who has any emergency tree info besides email?

  63. OleyHowlers
    7:09 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Melanie, that video is hysterical. Of course, we are Irish Huskies here.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    7:17 pm on January 13th, 2012

    It was we (that pronoun doesn’t sound right) who suggested the words.

    Something must be seriously wrong for Kirby not to contact us.

  65. Tupper and Gilly
    7:25 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hi everyone –
    Rose and others – we love gypsy jazz too – anything that has that much bounce and joy in it works for us.

    MollyPop’s Mom – we have talked to Kirby here on the blog, but don’t know him very well. Does someone feel comfortable enough to make a phone call. Mama is pretty good at tracking people down, and she has a phone number for Kirby’s Mom. You can send Mama a message on SDD.

    Melanie -the snow stopped in the Land Of Goshen like someone was holding an umbrella over us down here. Absolutely nothing for snow – just lots of wind.

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    7:33 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Melanie – Mama just realized that she MUST be part Irish too – she didn’t know that “dancing” was genetic!

  67. Melanie
    7:37 pm on January 13th, 2012

    I’ve tried emailing but no response.

    I liked Billie Holiday. I also liked Wöökie’s recommendation. And I love The Divine Bette.

    I have another favorite. Nina Simone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zORSMRmqgI

  68. Melanie
    7:43 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hmm, we’re just in the beginning of another heavy band. Then it should subside.

    Words . . .
    Double Dawson
    Carpola
    Snigglefritz
    Poodled Up

    You wine lovers out there, I’m getting Pesquie 94 point Rhone for OTAS and FOTAS.
    Got an amazing review. Need to drink it in the next two years or so. Anyone had it?

  69. Rose
    7:49 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Gypsy Jazz for youse guys…..

  70. Melanie
    7:51 pm on January 13th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: message received.

    T&G: check your SDD.

    I have 5 windows open on the computer. Right now listening to Melanie Safka singing “Look What They’ve Don’t to My Song, Ma” and looking up fondu recipes and talking with FOTAS!

  71. Rose
    7:54 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Ahem….Gypsy jazz for youse guys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRYsSVttaSI

  72. Rose
    7:55 pm on January 13th, 2012

    DO NOT like Dylan!!!!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Snow!…I hope there is no snow in Boston for the Broncos vs Patriots Tebow game tomorrow night….snort!…I don’t think our young quarterback has ever played professionally in a snowstorm…wuffle!…I could be wrong, I’m not a Tebow statistician…heh!heh!

  74. Jasper the Poodle
    8:02 pm on January 13th, 2012

    A little sumthin’ sumthin’ for Beau.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Gazz!… Rose I cannot and will not listen to your Gypsy Gazz right now…grunt!… I did listen to Alice’s bluegrass gypsy gazz thing earlier and it was really paw tapping stuff…chorkel!…But right now we are watching Top Chef and she would get irritated at me if music suddenly started blaring from this old computer in that tinny sound it spits out…snort!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Pink!… heh!….Beau is always cold, he has a thinner coat than I do, so he would love wearing that outfit…snort!….Although getting it on him would require someone to lose about 3 or 4 fingers….heh!sneeze!….I’m guessing that black Frenchie modeling the outfit is a female…sniff!…That look in her eyes tells me she would be the perfect bitch girlfriend for Beau…grunt!

  77. Snowhook Bella
    8:17 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Masquers: Can I borrow your paws to cover my face? I had to google Billie Holiday.

    T&G: I’ve been thinking the same thing today about making a phone call to KirbyT. I am happy to do so if you can help me find the number. I believe I have his address—that should help.

  78. LizF
    8:21 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hi everyone. Sorry for the recent silence, happy new year! I hope you’re all well (although I know about Dan and Zoe – best wishes to them both). I just had to hop on today and say THANK YOU Melanie, you totally rock, your parcel arrived in the mail and i love it, what a delightful gift! What a great photo that is. The little tag is proudly on my keychain and I giggle every time i see it.

    FYI guys, I ordered TDWKTM and it had to come from England, it’s not even released here! How bad is that. There’s no different cover or anything…

  79. Melanie
    8:22 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hmmm, Must remember to hit the submit button. . .

    Anyhoo,

    Riö, Boston did not get much snow. And I hope neither you nor Beau have to wear that outfit.

    Jasper, Glad your Mom is feeling better. The world seems to be filled with nasty bugs right now.

    Can’t remember what else I was going to write, but remember the photographer who came on a while back? Ryan Marguis does photos up in AK.

    Here’s one of his latest. Might have to get that as a Valentine gift for myself.

    Can’t stay awake. TTFN

  80. Melanie
    8:25 pm on January 13th, 2012

    And, of course, Liz is back!

    Hi LIZ!!! I have to go to sleep now or I will imprint the keyboard on my forehead. snicker

  81. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:53 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Buddy. My mom really likes Neil Young also, as well as those other three guys (CS&N). There is also a songwriter singer named Richard Shindell that she likes a lot too; he was part of a short-lived group a few years back called Cry, Cry, Cry. Wookie

  82. LizF
    8:59 pm on January 13th, 2012

    HI HI! ANd good night – i guess it’s bedtime over there again. TTFN.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Bedtime!…It’s only bedtime for Melanie Liz!…snort!…Don’t run away again. How’s your artwork coming along? I was looking at the Dishlickers Cookbook today and thinking about you and what an awesome job you did for all of us…heh!…Don’t be a complete stranger, ya hear!…snuffle!

  84. Barb & Maggie
    9:10 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Hi Liz, we miss you (and Kirby).

  85. BearSpiritDog
    9:23 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Liz! How nice to hear from you on the blog! We have missed you. Wish we had known of your problems obtaining The Dog Who. Would have been most happy to send you a copy (not our personally pawtographed one)

    Melanie: Nana Love, Love, Loves Nina Simone.

  86. Mollypop's Mom
    9:26 pm on January 13th, 2012

    I get wacko phone calls. One time I was driving along at 65 mph and I got a call from Forest Lawn Cemetery asking me if I had made my burial plans.

    So, I have no problem calling one of our Plunderer’s group who has furnished us with a phone number. I have Kirby’s info and will call tomorrow afternoon. I hope his family has just gone away on a wonderful vacation.

  87. dawson
    9:37 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Whoopie+++!
    I got a package in the mail! It had a genuine anti-marauding goat charm in it so it got here in record time. It contained some wonderfully luxurious fur flowers, a butterfly dream catcher and a beautiful birch bark woman. I’m so happy, happy with all these fun, funky and functional items that I could just splort! No! Wait…wrong word. Twirl! That’s it. I’m twirling.
    I’m twirling as I go out to dinner with SIL.
    I’ll have to listen to the music links later. If you don’t like Billie Holiday or Bob Dylan you’d probably hate Tom Waits, one of my favorite musicians.
    G’day Liz!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Dawson!….She seems to be in a time-warp but she’s happy about it…snort!…I guess it’s all for the best…heh!

    Firm!…We are re-watching the second half of the Firm because someone here was preoccupied with twirling little bits of paper the first time we watched the show…heh!

  89. Masquers
    10:01 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rose: I had no idea Gypsy Jazz has been around since the 1930’s. Grampa was a big jazz fan and was always talking about the difference in East Coast and West Coast Jazz. Lots of old LP’s still around in his house.
    Wookie: CS&Nash one of our favs too.
    Interesting how diverse, yet similar our tastes in music are here at Chet’s Place.
    Rio: There should be a new episode of The Firm which aired last night (Thursday to be the regular day now)

  90. Alice M. Johnson
    10:07 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rio, This is for you, it’s about Justified.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204257504577155180069629066.html?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_LifestyleArtEnt_4

    And HI LIZ! Nice to hear from you…..
    I am glad that Mollypop’s Mom is going to call Kirby T Penworthy. Hope all is well there.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Void!…. Someone here is getting really miffled because youse guys have been talking about musicians that she used to love listening to like Neil Young, CSN&Young, Bob Dylan, David Gates and Bread, John Denver, America, Kat Stevens etc, just to name a very few….sniff!… I say used to because here in this house there is no real way to listen to music except for that dumb old radio her mother has on upstairs in the morning to drive us all insane…grunt!…There is no sound system per say. Right now all of my friends music is packed away dawg knows where…wuffle!…She says she might go buy a small system to set-up down here so when she is “working” on her projects she can at least listen to the radio…heh!…It might make all the difference, you never know!…chuffle!

  92. Alice M. Johnson
    10:09 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Oh! And Bear Spirit. The book Suds in Your Eye is on it’s way to you.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Alice!… Elmore Leonard is always interesting, so thanks for the link…heh!… That man created the “exceedingly courteous but trigger-happy character, U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens” character that we here love and adore…heh!… Can’t wait for the Premier of the new season…snorkel!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Unfair!….How come Bear gets that book Suds In Yer Eye first?….grunt!… I called for it too you know…sniff!…Now I have to read it after Bear and his Cheeto stained paws have been all over it…grump!….Who knows how long it will take him to get through the book. I could be waiting forever and 10 days…sniff!…Very, very very unfair deal there Alice!…grumble!

  95. LizF
    11:19 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Oh, you were still up, ha ha! Tricked me… Hi again you guys, i’ve missed checking in. Rio, how come your friend doesn’t have an iPod?

    I always confuse Elmore Leonard and James Elroy, for no good reason.

  96. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:25 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Rio, your friend has the same taste in music as my mom does. She listens to music on her ipaw, using either ear buds or her blue tooth. The sound is surprisingly good that way .

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Bed-time!….Comes early because Beau pretty much got kicked downstairs by her mother…heh!…She’s finally had enough of his bed-hogging ways and gave him the what-for boot…sniff!…That means he is down here with us right now. So my friend says we should all go to bed to “keep the peace”…grumble!….That guy is really pushing my buttons lately…snort!

    Liz!…Sorry, now it is our bed-time. Elmore Leonard and James Elroy are probably long lost twins…heh!…Not that I know that much about either of them…sniffle!sneeze!…Goodnight!..err, Good Day!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    11:49 pm on January 13th, 2012

    We finally listened to Billie Holiday, and we may be in the minority here, but we liked her singing. At least Barb did. She also admires her and feels sorry for her short problem-filled life. She had a tough start, and if she were a star today, her life could be much different. Growing up poor, with a mostly absent mother, uneducated, and a woman of color in the twenties and thirties, she sure didn’t have it easy. Also read that she wrote God Bless the Child. Who sang that later on, was it BS&T?

  99. Tupper and Gilly
    11:50 pm on January 13th, 2012

    Liz!!! Hi hi hi!! Good to hear from you! And how is the lovely Ms Cricket?

    MPM-thanks for calling Kirby’s folks. Please say hi for us too.

    Music – we love so much of the music being bantered about today. And we like a lot of new music too. Lady GaGa may be a little weird, but some of her music does make you get up and DANCE.
    We kinda like Mannheim Steamroller too

    Rio – we think you should print out a picture of that dog in the pink snowsuit and use it to threaten Beau when he gets out of line. Is he still doing that biting thing? Sounded like he was getting a lot more cuddly with his lap sitting.

  100. Alice M. Johnson
    12:02 am on January 14th, 2012

    Dear Rio,
    If you go back and check you will see that Bear Spirit got in two posts before you for the book. But you are next and I am sure he will clean off any cheeto stains. Or Else.

    After I started on youtube music I somehow got to the Beatles and have been listening to them all evening. I too use earphones on my laptop. The sound is great. Without earphones it is not worth listening to.

    Now I should get ready for bed.

    Nice to see Liz! And the rest of you of course.

  101. BearSpiritDog
    12:13 am on January 14th, 2012

    I’ll try to keep my paws out of the Cheetos bag when reading the book, Rio. Also, am a pretty fast reader…that is unless someone starts bugging me…then my stubborn streak tends to kick in.
    Thanks for sending it on Alice. We’ll be on the look-out.
    A very interesting interview with Elmore Leonard. Had no idea he was 86. We have been reading and enjoying his books for many years.

  102. BearSpiritDog
    12:23 am on January 14th, 2012

    Speaking of reading we are off to do just that.
    Liz. Stick around. SnowBella should be along anytime now and Alice, Dawson and the Royals are all late-niters…to name but a few.
    G’Day Liz
    Good nite to the rest of you.
    Bear

  103. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:34 am on January 14th, 2012

    Good day Liz. It’s great to have you back.

    Looking forward to hearing how Kirby T. P. is doing.

    And Barb and Maggie. Yes, it was Blood, Sweat & Tears that sang God Bless the Child. Talk about old memories. That was one of my dad’s favoritemost bands back when he was in college many eons ago.

    Wookie

  104. Snowhook Bella
    12:46 am on January 14th, 2012

    I finally made it home. AJ was plowing and shoveling the driveway when I arrived hom. The snow is so high on the sides of the driveway I couldn’t get out and help so I was forced to stay in my nice, warm car and watch him shovel and clear a path for me. I go a weird Rio-esque enjoyment out of that.

    MollyPop’s Mom: Please give KirbyT my best. I miss that guy. He and Liz were/are some of the late night posters that are still around by the time I get home along with Staff, Macy, T&G and Dawson during a race.

    Tenzing is heading to bed and I’m going to take a page from his book and call it a night. I’ve been feeling lightheaded all day. Night all.

  105. LizF
    12:46 am on January 14th, 2012

    I went into the studio briefly and now it’s time for the garden. Cricket is doing really well, thanks for asking, the mobile dog wash lady hadn’t groomed her for months and was very impressed with her improvement when she came this morning. Hooray for the vet naturopath!
    Later.

  106. Snowhook Bella
    12:49 am on January 14th, 2012

    Liz: Good to see you again. Long time no blog.

    Okay, now I’m really off to bed.

  107. Alice M. Johnson
    12:49 am on January 14th, 2012

    Liz, That is great to hear about Cricket. I know we all have been keeping her in our Blog quilt so we know things are going well for her. It is amazing how well the blog quilt works.

    Now I have to head off to bed. TTFN

  108. Tupper and Gilly
    1:14 am on January 14th, 2012

    Dawson – you are probably sleeping blissfully by now, but we are glad to know your package arrived. That anti-goat charm really worked!

    Liz – so glad to hear that vet is doing well for Cricket. Did you see that Melanie has her accupunturist working on Patsy?

    Mama says she is very honored that you are all considering “splort” for the Plunderers’ dictionary. We have a list of words we are collecting.

    And now, its time to go clean the clay out from under our nails and head off to bed.

    G’night all!

  109. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:37 am on January 14th, 2012

    We are still lobbying for ” tail with it” for inclusion in the unabridged Plunderer dictionary.
    Nie all we do not like chatting with the iPaw.

  110. LizF
    6:49 am on January 14th, 2012

    Alice, I didn’t realise that but you’re right, the quilt is working beautifully.
    Rebecca, still can’t believe you guys live in all that snow. ‘Eight Below’ was on tv tonight with those amazing dogs, i thought of you of course!
    T&G, yes, I’ve heard of a few dogs getting acupuncture and it working really well, it’s great that Patsy’s getting it. If only C would sit still long enough…
    Thanks for all your warm hellos, everyone.

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