Share Your World for 6/5/2023

Di has the questions, I have the snappy comebacks…

Do you like to sunbathe on the beach or by a pool? No. I have a redhead’s complexion, which means I burn easily and that I have a lot of freckles. I also had the terrible experience of watching my stepfather die of melanoma. It’s a death I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Please, protect yourself: use sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. Watch for signs that moles are turning malignant (changing shape, becoming rough-textured, bleeding etc.). See your doctor if you have any concerns. Caught early, melanoma can be dealt with.

Have you ever used a fake tan or a sun bed? No to both. Especially the tanning bed (see above).

Have you joined or wanted to join a gym? I have, and in fact worked with a trainer for several months. Once I was done with him, I used their pool and their recumbent bicycles for a while, but that was it.

Good health permitting, would you prefer to go hiking or take a walk in the woods? I loved to walk, usually on paved walking paths. Neither hiking nor walking through the woods appeal to me that much, but the latter sounds like the lesser of two evils, so I’ll say that.

That’s it for this week!

MMMM: Days Of The Week!

A little over six years ago, my brother Patrick asked me to come up with a playlist of songs that mention a day of a week in the title. The original list had fifteen songs in it, but when I pulled up that playlist, I saw that four of them had disappeared and two more were "unavailable," whatever that means. I also noticed that, while I had plenty of songs for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, I had only one Tuesday song and none at all for Wednesday or Thursday. So, I rebuilt the playlist, adding back the songs that had disappeared and new songs for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I also rearranged the list so the songs were listed by day, Monday to Sunday. Here’s the new list. The songs are available in a YouTube playlist here, and in a Spotify playlist here.

The Mamas & The Papas, “Monday, Monday”

Junior Wells & Buddy Guy, “Stormy Monday Blues”

The Bangles, “Manic Monday”

Carpenters, “Rainy Days and Mondays”

The Boomtown Rats, “I Don’t Like Mondays”

Steven Curtis Chapman, “Tuesday’s Child”

The Rolling Stones, “Ruby Tuesday”

Simon & Garfunkel, “Wednesday Morning, 3 AM”

The Royal Guarddsmen, “Any Wednesday”

Donovan, “Jersey Thursday”

Johnny Mathis, “Sweet Thursday”

The Cure, “Friday I’m In Love”

Steely Dan, “Black Friday”

Chicago, “Saturday In The Park”

The Sandpipers, “Come Saturday Morning”

Elton John, “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting”

Sam Cooke, “Another Saturday Night”

The Doobie Brothers, “Another Park, Another Sunday”

The Monkees, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”

Spanky & Our Gang, “Sunday Will Never Be The Same”

That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for June 5, 2023.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Marie, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

Song Lyric Sunday: Jimmy Rogers, “Gold-Tailed Bird”

Jim is looking for blues this week. As everyone knows, that’s kind of my strong suit. I decided to go with something a little obscure, from one of my favorite albums by Jimmy Rogers, whose birthday was yesterday (he passed away in December of 1977). Jimmy was a singer and songwriter who played the guitar and harmonica. He played with Muddy Waters in the 1950’s, then dropped out of music during the ’60’s and started up again in 1970.

The song I’m sharing is the title track from his 1972 album Gold-Tailed Bird. No doubt the name of the album refers to Continental Airlines, which for years used the slogan "The Proud Bird With The Golden Tail." (Continental merged with United in 2010.) The album was produced by J. J. Cale and was on Shelter Records, also the label of Leon Russell at the time. Backing Rogers on the album were "The Aces" (Louis and Dave Myers on guitar and bass, Fred Below on drums) and Bob Riedy (who ran a successful all-star band) on piano.

I got to leave here,
I’m gonna catch me a gold-tailed bird and ride.
Gotta leave here,
I’m gonna catch me a gold-talied bird and ride.
If I can’t find my woman,
You know I can’t be satisfied.

I’m goin’ to California,
I’m goin’ to stop off in New York, too,
Then I’m goin’ into Atlanta, Georgia,
Stop off in Mississippi, too
Gotta leave here,
I’m gonna catch me a gold-talied bird and ride.
If I can’t find my woman,
You know I can’t be satisfied.

[guitar solo]

I’m gonna stop off in Tennessee,
I know she have some people there,
If I can’t find my baby,
she’s out in this world somewhere
Gotta leave here,
I’m gonna catch me a gold-talied bird and ride.
If I can’t find my woman,
You know I won’t be satisfied.

I transcribed the lyrics

That’s Song Lyric Sunday (and Song of the Day) for June 4, 2023.