Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blue Hawaii ~ "Remembering Elvis"

                  ~ Remembering Elvis ~

"Blue Hawaii" was my favorite movie of his. When I lived in Tennessee 70 miles north of Memphis from 1985-1988, I was able to visit his home, Graceland, a few times the years I lived there. Once on a Christmas Eve...lights decorated the trees in the was very special. On a tour of the grounds another time I sat in the little pink jeep and had my picture was used in "Blue Hawaii" - Saw his cars including the pink caddy...his horses...gravesite...his white piano and torn bright yellow chair cushions at his bar downstairs.

 I wrote song lyrics after his death in 1977 and found a recording company in Nashville to collaborate with. I paid $400 for someone to come up with the music and vocals...had 100 pressings made of the small 45's. The deal was that NASHCO was supposed to get it played on the radio and I was to receive royalties...yeah, right! It was a scam. (there's a lot of stealing in the music business) I found out in TN from a musician friend after playing my record for him he said he had heard that...when I played The Music Man, B side, he said he heard that, too...I knew I had been had! But, locally in RI at a local radio station, I answered phones from people requesting Elvis songs on an Elvis tribute night...and then the rest of them were auctioned off of my records went to Japan! Their former President was a huge Elvis fan...maybe he has it! :) Anyway, I loved Elvis...cried when he died, and had a record made and played called, "Good-Bye Elvis" - Sat in the pink jeep and walked his Graceland grounds...magical memories. So happy I was born when I was as not to have missed the memories and moments I have had. His music lives on, and my memories do, too. :)

View lyrics and photo of my record on my website under the "Song Lyrics" category:

Monday, August 7, 2017

Somewhere Il Divo Mohegan Sun Casino 051209 divaregina

"My Boys"
IL DIVO at Mohegan Sun
Same night as in the post below - 2009
The quality of the videos aren't good but I was there so it is meaningful to me that I share these particular ones. Just another of many such dreams that have come true for me.
You never know...never say never! :)
David - Carlos - Sebastien - Urs
Love "My Boys" :)

Hallejuah Il Divo

"My Boys"
David - Carlos - Sebastien - Urs
Once again, I was fortunate enough to see IL DIVO
LIVE at Mohegan Sun on May 12, 2009
Thrill? I have loved these guys since Simon Cowell put them together and introduced them to the world! The picture below tells a bit about "how much" I loved and still love them. :) Our seats were to the left of where they are standing here and higher. My still pictures came out very dark.
So I set up a little shrine as a tribute to "My Boys,"
8x10 pictures - a teddy bear - a mug - and a DVD
I also have a program, of course, and bought a book...loads of pictures and background of each.
Thank you, Simon! :)
My favorite CD to date is "Ancora"

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah (Live At The Fillmore)

You know, the Law of Attraction really works!
I was introduced to Rufus Wainwright on YouTube
because I was hunting for this amazing song - One of my all time favorites.

I wanted to see him LIVE but he wasn't coming to any of the casinos in CT. But...something unexpected happened - he scheduled a performance at UCONN! And it's only an hour drive from where I live in RI. And so we went! And what an evening to remember! :)

A drive through UCONN campus to the Jorgensen Center on a trial run - a long drive down a country back road!
There are 3 theaters inside.
Another music video follows in the next post and more photos.

Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah (feat. Choir! Choir! Choir!)

I love this performance of Hallelujah - very moving.
A look down Hillside Dr.
University of Connecticut

Here are a few more photos from the night I got to see Rufus LIVE at UCONN - what a thrill - I love his voice! An anniversary present - great memory!

The Jorgensen Center at UCONN

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MVP Tom Brady
New England Patriots
What are the odds?
Yes, Tom, I am free to go out with you
tonight to celebrate our birthdays! :)
I am proud to share August 3rd with
the most talented and most handsome
quarterback in the NFL!
And he just happens to play for my home team!
And just happens to have 5 Super Bowl rings!!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me!
Post birthday celebration with "Punky"
Got my very own wine cup from friends!
"Nancy's Wine"
Posting a day early because
it's already August 3rd in Australia!  :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Beauties
"Chloe" (front) "Dolly" (side)