Saturday, July 01, 2017

Saturday's thoughts and remembering that we left Cuba this weekend in 1964.




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No need to tweet about TV hosts with low ratings



Put me down as someone who agrees with the latest Fox poll:  
Seventy-one percent say the president’s tweets are hurting his agenda, according to the latest Fox News Poll.  Just 17 percent see the tweets as helpful.    
Beyond the distractions, what is the point of getting into a “tweet fight” with TV hosts with very low ratings.
I understand that President Trump “tweets” to go around the media. Frankly, the “tweets” do give him the opportunity to set the talking points or what the pundits will talk about. I get that!
So why not “tweet” about issues, such as the collapsing ObamaCare, or the growing North Korean threat, or the meetings he may be having with foreign visitors or lots of other things?
 
Again, what is the point of turning “Joe & Mika” into celebrities?
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve caught “Morning Joe” a couple of times. It’s not something I watch regularly, but frankly I’m not a morning TV person anyway. I usually have things to do at that time of the time.   
Despite a recent “surge”, it is still not that important of a show:    
In May, “Morning Joe” was up 56% over its 2016 total viewer average to a Nielsen 1.06 million total average viewers. 
The show is also up 53% among key 25-54 viewers to 254,000. 
For all of 2016, the show averaged 677,000 viewers and 166,000 adult viewers ages 25-54.
So President Trump is going to get into a fight with a show that reaches 1 million viewers? Doesn’t President Trump understand that the criticisms are “bait” to get him to reply? 
It makes no sense, Mr. President. Let these people criticize you all day long and focus on the other 320 million Americans who don’t have a clue who “Joe & Mika” are.
Even Rachel Maddow, the place where all of the anti-Trumpistas go for the latest conspiracy theories, drew 2.5 million last month.
Memo to President Trump:  You are never going to reach those “2.5 Maddowistas” no matter how much tweet or “counterpunch” as your supporters like to say.
We like a feisty president. We don’t like a president who turns his critics into “victims” because he punches back every time.
There are some big issues on President Trump’s plate. We want to support the President and see him succeed. Unfortunately, getting into a war with “Joe & Mika” only benefits Joe & Mika!
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"Doo wop" and the chapter of "wonderful harmonies" in rock music!



Doo Wop is one of the most interesting and fun chapters of rock music:
"Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music, which was started in the black community and became popular in the 1950s to the early 1960s."
It was before my time. I learned to love the music later when I began reading about "doo wop" groups. I love the tight harmonies! I love the songs and catchy melodies. Doo wop was great!

Let me pick some of my favorites.

The next selection is "Just two kinds of people in the world" by Little Anthony and The Imperials.

My third selection is "You belong to me" by The Duprees".

The next selection is one of my real favorites. It is "This I swear" by The Skyliners.

The Four Seasons came around a little bit later. They borrowed many of the vocal arrangements from the previous "doo wop" groups. This is "Rag Doll".

The Platters were the best of the "doo wop" groups. They were so elegant and recorded songs like "My prayer".

As I wrote before, the "doo wop" chapter was way before my time. Nevertheless, I loved the sounds and the arrangements. They were great songs!








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