Wednesday, October 3, 2018

John Davidson & Me!

Route 44 Music Series 
John Davidson
September 20, 2018
JD Entering from rear of room singing -
I was in the back row.
JD singing first song
He looks great - almost 77
He told many stories between songs -
He told jokes and was very open about his life.
He still has his voice and hasn't missed a beat!
Me & JD - Giving him the tote bag of gifts - Bag had his photo printed from one I took of him 50 years ago at the Warwick Musical Theater. We talked - I said that was taken in the late 60's as he looked at his old picture and he replied that he was in California in the late 60's. So maybe it was a little sooner...or later...dunno. 
JD was signing a CD for me in exchange for the gifts I gave him. I offered my Tee-shirt to sign but he said he couldn't. He did thank me with a kiss and looks good in my "rose quartz" shade of pink lipstick! :) 
I was laughing but don't remember about what. :) 
Our hair matches except mine is naturally curly! :) 
He is still handsome and I'll always remember this evening! I gave him a big hug after the show when he walked by to the back table...so my 50 year dream came true. I got my hug and kiss from John Davidson - it was worth waiting 50 years for!! :) 

(Oh, I wasn't able to lose the pounds I wanted to before this night, therefore not happy with myself in pictures. Back on the diet...maybe next time!)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Carrickfergus





I mentioned to a friend from Ireland that I love the song, "Carrickfergus," sung by Charlotte Church. Just now she sent this to me and wow...what a beautiful voice he has!  I may have a new favorite male vocalist!! :) 

Friday, September 21, 2018

John Davidson at The Harmony Lodge

His show last night was a dream come true!
It was the best night ever and he hasn't missed a beat!  It'll take time to get film developed but if I get anything good enough to post I'll do it when the time comes. Until then - John Davidson gave me everything I ever imagined! I hope he likes the gifts I created for him and his wife - it gave me great joy and he gave me one of his CD's he signed for me. What a guy!!! 
I gave John a few gifts when we met after his show and as a "thank you" he signed and gave me this CD of his. I already have all he had on a table to buy but was still happy to own another, especially an autographed one. :) That was before I offered my T-shirt to sign but he said he couldn't. :) I thought that was odd because he said he signs anything and anywhere, but I guess he has changed his view on that front. He stated he did on a You Tube video interview at a venue near Boston. I called him on it but he didn't say anything other that he couldn't. So this was what he signed and I am grateful for his generosity!
John likes to try new things and this picture is the real thing - he actually has sung on the streets in various places including San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he lived for several years. You can find him singing at a central little park there on a You Tube video. When some of his ideas don't work he discontinues using them like the "inflatable dolls" he tried using as a gag and part of his show as his "back-up singers!" (hahaha) Truth! :) So he was without them for this show and is trying to figure out what people like and don't like. He tried to pull off a joke and song about being liberal and secular and bad mouthing the current administration without naming "his" name, but he didn't do his homework - if he had he would have known he was performing in a conservative, Republican, Christian town! :) RI may be a Democratic state but the towns differ from one to another. He noticed that was the only joke and song of the show that didn't work. Maybe next time he'll find out if his audience will appreciate it. :) One lady said she liked it...that was funny. Me...I don't mind. I was on the same page as most of it.
Thank you, John, for everything you did Thursday night!! 


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meeting John Davidson - Now & Then

One More Day!
I've waited 50 years to see him again!
Below is a photo after his performance at the Warwick Musical Theater - got his autograph!
Tomorrow night is more intimate - small venue - the way he wants to perform now. He lives 2 states away so we may travel a little to see him again and again...why not? He's worth it! :) 



Thursday, September 13, 2018

John Davidson and Johnny Carson


I have autographed pictures from both these men! 
John Davidson, on left, sat in for Johnny Carson, on right, 80 times! When I was a teenager I was "star struck" and joined many fan clubs and asked for autographed pictures...I have a big album full of them all from these two to the cast of Bonanza; Shelly Fabres and Paul Peterson; I even have a handwritten letter from Dee Dee of Dick and Dee Dee who sang "Mountain High." So many I can't remember. The album is in a chest with a stuck door and I'll have to find a way to get in it someday soon to look at my album/scrapbook. Love those memories.  Anyway, a week from tonight I go to see John Davidson for the 2nd time in 50 years!! He's going to be only 6 miles from my house...dreams really do come true! I have gifts for him and a new camera on its way so I can have more picture memories along with the ones in my head and heart I hope to take away from the night. <3 One day after the film is developed maybe I'll share some new J.D. pics! :) 
Miracles Happen!

September


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Tuesday, July 24th: At Home with John Davidson





Since this interview at his new farm in New Hampshire, John had his hair cut and I love it...looks more like the John Davidson I remember! :) Seeing him again in September after 50 years only 6 miles from home! How we have changed, but time makes the heart grow fonder. Can't wait!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood





Presidents come and go, but, "We the People" stand strong and together as one in our hearts and spirit. "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free..." 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

John Davidson, Entertainer



This amazing performer, John Davidson, is doing his show close by in September and I just ordered tickets today! I can't wait!! Saw him decades ago at our Warwick Musical Theater in RI and got his autograph and pictures...this will be such another memorable experience! Thank you, John!!! :) 


You And I - John Davidson

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

John Davidson on the road in 2018!



What a surprise that John Davidson is going to be performing 6 miles from my home in September! I saw him and got his autograph 50 years ago at the Warwick Musical Theater...yup...I'm only 6 years younger! So excited to be able to see him so close to home...can't wait!!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Happy Sunday

Sitting on the deck appreciating the trees that surround me - soaking up the sun - I hear not only birds singing but the blissful sound of a church bell.