Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We remember Jimmy Webb & the late Richard Harris!


We remember Jimmy Webb's songs and Richard Harris' vocals!

Many years ago, Richard Harris, the late British actor, and Jimmy Webb got together to record "A tramp shining", a great album.

It included songs like "Didn't we", "Lovers such as I" and the incomparable "MacArthur Park".

The album was a top 10 bestseller and nominated for a Grammy.

"MacArthur Park" was a top 10 single as well.

After the album, Harris went back to acting and Webb kept on writing, such as "Galveston" for Glen Campbell.

I think that the Harris/Webb union produced one of the best, most creative and beautiful albums of the pop era.

Here is "MacArthur Park:




"Spring was never waiting for us, girl It ran one step ahead As we followed in the dance Between the parted pages and were pressed In love's hot, fevered ironLike a striped pair of pants MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh, no! I recall the yellow cotton dressFoaming like a wave On the ground around your knees The birds, like tender babies in your hands And the old men playing checkers by the trees MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh, no! There will be another song for me For I will sing it There will be another dream for meSomeone will bring it I will drink the wine while it is warm And never let you catch me looking at the sun And after all the loves of my life After all the loves of my life You'll still be the one I will take my life into my handsand I will use it I will win the worship in their eyesand I will lose it I will have the things that I desire And my passion flow like rivers through the sky And after all the loves of my life After all the loves of my life I'll be thinking of you And wondering why MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'Cause it took so long to bake it And I'll never have that recipe again Oh, no!"

Brazil and the Olympics, Mexico, Venezuela plus other stories


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Brazil and the Olympics, Mexico, Venezuela plus other stories 08/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog, joins me for a look at the impeachment in Brazil plus the Olympics...........NBC and ratings are down..........more detainees released from GITMO..........La Leche kidnapping in Mexico...............the Mexican First Lady and the house in Florida.................Venezuela and malaria......The Starwood Hotel in Cuba and US laws..............and other stories of the week.................


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Is Obama closing Gitmo to prepare his post‐presidency?


Over the last couple of years, President Obama has made a nuclear deal with Iran, put a U.S. Embassy in Cuba and continues to release terrorists from Gitmo, as reported by USA Today:
Rep. Ed Royce, the California Republican who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, called the released detainees “hardened terrorists” who will be a threat for years.
“In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Royce said in a statement. “Once again, hardened terrorists are being released to foreign countries where they will be a threat.”
The Pentagon, in a statement, said an inter-agency review board considered their potential threat to security and unanimously approved six of the 15 for release, A consensus was reached on release of the remaining nine. 
There are 61 detainees remaining at Guantanamo.
Are we safer? How can you put terrorists back in the game and assume that they will pursue a peaceful path?   
So why is President Obama doing this?  
My theory is that he is planning his post presidency. He wants to be an American version of Nelson Mandela, a man who travels around the Third World and left-wing precincts.    
How do you get a standing ovation in those corners? Mr. Obama can say that he ended wars, closed Gitmo, ended the isolation of Cuba and signed a nuclear deal with Iran. All of these positions are extremely popular in the anti-U.S. corners of the world!
I ask again: how are any of these actions good for the U.S.? They are not, from a nuclear deal with Iran to throwing dissidents under the bus in Cuba to releasing more terrorists that attack us around the world.
Sadly, there is no one in the Democratic Party willing to stand up and tell President Obama to stop it.
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