L E’s Stories – “A Chimney Sweep’s Lucky As Lucky Can Be” – Salute To Dick Van Dyke: A Comedian And Entertainer Of The Highest Order

Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer….and dancer….whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades….which is basically Bone Daddy’s entire life….so, that fact alone makes Van Dyke worthy of me telling his story today….cuz over the course of BD life, he has been entertained on many many occasions on television and “the silver screen”…..while performing…

L E’s Stories – “Nice Dreams Went Up In Smoke” – Our Salute To Cheech & Chong

Just about any teenager or young adult who grew up in the “sex, drugs and rock n roll generation” of the 1960’s  was a huge Cheech & Chong fan…..and our Bone Daddy was no exception…..for these were the guys who blew the lid off a generation of young people who simply stated openly that they enjoyed all…

L E’s Stories – “From Beldar + E Buzz Miller + Elwood Blues + Irwin Mainway + Jimmy Carter + Julia Childs” – Dan Akyroyd: Thanks For The Memories

From mid-1976 until 1980, a huge crowd (400 – 700) would gather at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden…..which was Austin’s largest and insanely popular sports bar and restaurant at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown in the capital of Texas….as this crowd would fill up the bleacher section first (200 stadium bench seats)….while facing a…

L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

Music – 1985 – Theme From Mission Impossible – CBS Billy Packer On NCAA Selection Mission Impossible

“Theme from Mission: Impossible“ is the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)….. which was written and composed by Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin….who has since gone on to appear in several other works of the Mission: Impossible franchise….which included the 1988 TV series, the film series and the video game series. The theme is written in a 5/4 time signature….which Schifrin has jokingly explained as…

Music – 1987 – Liza Minnelli – New York New York – Put To Highlights Super Bowl XXI After NY Giants Win The Title

“New York, New York“ is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York in 1977….which was composed by John Kander….with lyrics by Fred Ebb….which was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli…..as it remains still today in 2020, one of the best-known songs about New York City…..when in an A&E Biography, composers Kander and Ebb stated on the episode about Liza…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams – My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) – Halftime 54th Orange Bowl Canes Vs Sooners

Whether it’s “My Kind of Town“ or “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” doesn’t really matter….cuz it’s a very popular song by both names….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Sammy Cahn….as the song was originally part of the musical score from the 1964 movie Robin and the 7 Hoods staring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy…

Music – 1988 – Meet Me In St Louie, Louie – Performed At Halftime Of The 54th Orange Bowl

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer….which divided into a series of seasonal vignettes….while starting the Summer of 1903….as it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis…..after leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition….which was more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair in the spring…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Country – Live At ACL

Hard Country is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey….and his first soundtrack album for the 1981 film Hard Country starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger…..as Murphey wrote, produced and sang six songs for the film to include “Cowboy Cadillac”, “Hard Country”, “Hard Partyin’ Country Darlin’”,  “Cosmic Cowboy/Cowboy Breakdown”,  “Break My Mind”and “Take It As It Comes”….as he was joined on the album…