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The Jezebel Of The Blog World Speaks

“Your Cheatin’ Heart” was written and recorded by Hank Williams in 1952 but it was released after his death in 1953. Many artists recorded the song but the most popular version was recorded by Joni James in 1953. According to James’ biographer, news of Hank Williams’ death came during the recording session. While Ms. James is a very talented singer, I wasn’t particularly crazy about her version of the song (a bit passionless for the subject matter if you ask me). Patsy Kline did a great version but I couldn’t find a live video.  Hank Williams never got the chance to perform it live for an audience himself so here  is Ray Charles from 1981.

I’ve been seeing other blogs… well writing other blogs… well one other blog anyway. It’s got stories and thoughts and posts that I don’t really want to share with friends and family, but that I’m much too narcissistic to keep to myself. I’d love to say the other blog is dark, sweet, complex, and sensual like a black forest cake but really, it’s just light, tepid and a bit dirty like sun tea. So, in conclusion, my other blog is lemony and refreshing but stay away or it might give you botulism… Okay clearly my metaphors need a bit of work. The point is, sorry I’m being neglectful!

Hit The Road

Frank Sinatra once called Ray Charles “the only true genius in show business.” I don’t buy that but he definintely is one of the greats. Billy Joel said Ray was “more important than Elvis Presley.” That I do agree with, but I’m biased.

The girl and I are hitting the road this weekend. Well the trail anyway. It’s beautiful out and I need to get these bones moving and taking her should be an adventure. Last time we went she did not see the point in walking  just for walking’s sake. “Yes, yes, those flowers and trees are pretty but where are we GOING Mommy?” She’s older now and more skilled in the ways of the pout so this could get… challenging. I had planned to pack sliced fruit bottled water as a trail snack but maybe I should Starburst and Kool Aid. After all, nothing makes a nature lover out of a belligerent seven year old like refined sugar, artificial flavor, and chemical dye.

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