DOG ASIDE: Spectacular Bid was an American Thoroughbred race horse…..who outdistanced General Assembly in the 1979 Kentucky Derby. In a racing career which lasted from 1978 through 1980, Spectacular Bid won 26 of 30 races, set several track records and earned $2,781,607 USD….a then-record sum. He won Eclipse Awards in each of his three seasons. Slew was…Details
DOG ASIDE: The Florida Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses held annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on the Saturday closest to the end of March or the first of April. Added to the racing schedule in 1952, the Grade 1 race is run at 1 1⁄8 miles on the dirt for a…Details
DOG ASIDE: Seattle Slew was an American thoroughbred race horse…..who won the Triple Crown in 1977….as he was the tenth of twelve horses to accomplish the feat. He is the only horse to have won the Triple Crown while having been undefeated in any race previous. In the Blood-Horse Magazine list of top 100 US racehoses…Details
DOG ASIDE: If ever there was a white Rock n Roll legend that sounded like a black man singing….it was Joe Cocker….but regardless of color….that man could flat belt out a song….for he was the male version of Janis Joplin…..full of emotion and soul in his music….as “I’m the Jealous Kind” and “There’s a Thorn…Details
DOG ASIDE: Who doesn’t just love the Jim Henson’s Muppets….as like many great artists…Henson died way too young….and although his tradition continues rather successfully in 2016….there’s a significant amount of magic that has been missing in all things Muppets since his passing….albeit they still bless the HUMAN soul. Lily Tomlin was a natural Muppet….as seen…Details
Every now and then….you HUMANS just need to take a moment…..stop what you are doing….sit back and get comfortable….and listen to Willie Nelson’s rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”….it will do you some good.
DOG ASIDE: What ESPN is to sports when considering their loyal fandom…..Austin City Limits is to music when considering their loyal fandom…..as both have a long history of bringing programming together…..that showcases the vast appeal and beauty to all types of sports and music. I love the fact that Bone Daddy has so much content…Details
Austin music legend Willie Nelson sings “In My Mother’s Eyes” live on Austin City Limits in 1978. I post this song as a tribute to all Mothers on Mother’s Day around the world.
DOG ASIDE: Journeyman Catcher Bob Uecker played for the Milwaukee Braves, St Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves in his 5 year MLB career from 1962 to 1967….but became a star of considerable notoriety after retiring….becoming a sportscaster, comedian and actor. Uecker was given the title of “Mr. Baseball” by TV talk show host Johnny…Details