scottsdale fun: R. I. P Mr. Bond - 10/31/20 08:15 AM
The world lost a great actor today. Sean Connery passed away at 90 years old.
Sean Connery created the character James Bond which will live on forever. But it wasn't his only role. Connery won an Oscar for his 1987 role in The Untouchables.
And who can ever forget this song from Darby O'Gill and the Little People?

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Encore 1 - 07/21/20 07:13 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, many of the Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2020 Edition posts have been lost. But there is still plenty of good music to listen too.
The Corona Virus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed some of the ways we live our lives. Most rock concerts and live stage performances have been canceled or at least postponed. Yet, the performers that we enjoy are still playing, even if their fans cannot participate.
There have been a lot of performers that have offered virtual concerts which can be fun in the absence of live music.
One of the latest is a compilation of performers … (4 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Edition, Day 30 - 07/20/20 08:28 PM
This is a recovered version of a post that was lost. Enjoy!  Well, June 2020 is in the books. It is time for the Soundtrack of a Lifetime to go back into intermission. 2020 has been a strange year in many ways, but the beat goes on. With each passing year our repertiore of sonds grows larger and more variedI wanted to finish the season strong. So, today you get something a little different.
The song is “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Written and originally performed by the great blues singer Etta James. The song is about a woman that realizes … (6 comments)

scottsdale fun: Memories that last a lifetime. - 04/20/20 07:17 PM
Moving is a stressful time. It becomes even more stressful when you have lived in a home for a long time and have acquired a lot of stuff and made a lot of memories.
We just completed the first leg of a move out of a house that we called home for 19 years. Going through all your belongings and deciding what to keep and what to dispose of is difficult. Both my wife and I were forced to shed many items that while still perfectly good no longer have a purpose in our lives.
Whenever you perform a move of this nature … (10 comments)

scottsdale fun: They're Back! The Boys of Summer. - 02/12/20 06:16 PM
Spring Baseball is back in the Valley of the Sun. Every year baseball fans from all over the world travel to Phoenix, AZ to enjoy the sunshine while watching their favorite stars and promising new prospects prepare for the major league season.
This year the Cactus League will commence on February 21 with a meeting between the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals in Surprise, AZ.
The spring baseball season is a month long party with the teams playing over 200 games in front of nearly 2 million happy fans.
With 10 different ballparks hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix metropolitan area holds claim … (3 comments)

scottsdale fun: Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve. - 01/31/20 06:44 PM

Looking for a place to visit and learn about the beauty and history of the Sonoran Desert? Then look no further than Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a place where you can hike, ride horseback or pedal a trail bike.
Today, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve maintains an area of over 30,000 acres. It is protected from future development and provides residents and visitors a unique recreation area unlike any in the world.
The group of parks is accessible through eleven trailheads and 135 miles of trails. The trails which provide for non-motorized public use allow walking or hiking, horseback … (2 comments)

scottsdale fun: It was a pleasure speaking with you. - 12/14/19 07:31 PM

The world is in a hurry. We have a lot to do and little time to do it all. Consequently, we have found ways to make ourselves more efficient. Where we would once write letters, we send emails. Where we would once go shopping, we order online. Where we once would call, we send a text. It often makes sense. After all, you can send an email in a matter of minutes. No stamps, no trips to the mailbox, no wasted paper. Today you can be eating dinner and answer a text at the same time.
But there often is a trade-off … (18 comments)

scottsdale fun: Keeping the tradition alive. - 11/29/19 10:33 AM
Thanksgiving is a day that is celebrated in various ways across the globe.
In the U. S. the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is most often traced to the feast celebrated by the Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1621. Celebrating a good harvest along with the Native Americans that helped them through the previous winter. It was celebrated in different ways until 1789 when President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving and prayer.
Today Thanksgiving is celebrated with food and friends and football. Families, extended families, friends and neighbors gather over a celebratory dinner. A typical menu might include turkey, cranberry sauce and … (5 comments)

scottsdale fun: Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist? - 10/29/19 10:40 AM
It’s Halloween time again. It seems like this year Halloween has made a resurgence in popularity. I have noticed more Halloween parties, more TV shows with a Halloween theme and of course a chance to replay all those scary Halloween movies.
When I was growing up it was popular to dress up as a ghost or witch or some other monster. Today it seems more children dress up as fairies, firefighters or “gangstas”. Even Trick or Treat has changed. Today most T & T is done as a supervised activity. I guess it is just a sign of the times.
The Halloween tradition … (4 comments)

scottsdale fun: Slide over to White Castle and enjoy another Scottsdale treasure. - 10/25/19 11:38 AM
Well, they finally did it. They opened Arizona’s first, and the world's largest, White Castle Hamburger restaurant.
In what has become another of Scottsdale’s “not so secret” amenities. The place made news by having anxious Cravers lining up days before to be the first to enjoy a fresh, not frozen, slider.
The Arizona White Castle is located at 9310 East Vía de Ventura in Scottsdale. As predicted the place was mobbed with fans. The doors opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning and was supposed to be open for 24 hours. But by 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, the restaurant had sold out … (1 comments)

scottsdale fun: The Most Important Point. - 07/14/19 01:42 PM
I have just finished watching one of the epic tennis matches of all-time. For those of you that do not follow tennis, it was The 2019 Championships at Wimbledon Final. The players were Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
It was the first time that a Wimbledon Championship has ever been decided by a fifth set tiebreaker. The match lasted nearly five hours. I have to admit that I was rooting for my favorite player Roger Federer, but despite leading for most of the match and winning in most of the statistical columns his opponent Djokovic won the match.
You see that tennis, unlike … (22 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 30 - 06/29/19 12:45 PM
Well here we are at the end of another of The Soundtrack of a Lifetime series. It has been a lot of fun remembering old songs that we enjoyed over more than a 60 year period. Who would have thought that Rock & Roll would endure so long?
For those of you who have been following along, thanks for your time. If you missed a few articles, you can revisit them all at My Blog.
For our final song for the 2019 edition we have an oldie from one of the originators of Rock & Roll, Antoine "Fats" Domino (no relation). Fats … (3 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 28 - 06/20/19 08:49 AM
It's day 28 here on the Soundtrack. How about a little soul music? Here is an artist that has a unique sound in part because of his heritage. Aaron Neville owes a mix of Africa-American, Caucasian and Native American roots as well as his Cajun influence for his different sound.
Neville has had four platinum albums, four top ten hits which include three number one hits.
He has also recorded with his brothers as a member of the group The Neville Brothers.
Our song today is one of my favorites,"Tell It Like It Is". It is a song written by George … (1 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 27 - 06/19/19 04:26 PM
I enjoy when a song tells a story. In this case the story is by a band named Lynyrd Skynryd. Skynrd is a rock band that has often billed themselves as the King's of Southern Rock.
The band released their first album in 1973. With songs like Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man and Free Bird, their popularity continued to grow as they released a new album every year until 1977.
Unfortunately, in October 1977 lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash. The rest of the band continued to perform … (2 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 26 - 06/19/19 09:10 AM
How do you follow up after being one of the Beatles, who in my opinion, were the greatest rock band ever? Well it takes some doing, but you keep going with another really good band called Wings. When most people think of the band Wings they think only of McCartney and rightly so, he was the driving force behind Wings. But one thing Paul really wanted to accomplish with Wings was to start over with a new band and create great music again. I think he accomplished his goal. 
In creating Wings, Paul looked to long-time friend Denny Laine of Moody Blues … (7 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 24 - 06/18/19 11:16 AM
Neil Diamond is an other performer that achieved early success as a songwriter then later became a renowned on-stage performer and actor. 
Neil has had 10 number one singles and 38 songs in the Top Ten.
With great songs like Cracklin' Rose, Song Sung Blue and America his music has spanned the generations. It is amazing how popular he is with an audience of younger patrons, many of whom were not born when his songs were released.
Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time
Neil Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of … (1 comments)

scottsdale fun: Scottsdale Treasures - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre - 06/14/19 01:23 PM

Scottsdale Arizona is a place that is often recognized for outdoor activities such as golf or hiking. But Scottsdale has so much more to offer than outdoor activities. I have lived and worked in Scottsdale for 18 years. Still, I am always finding new adventures and activities that remind me why we relocated here. I call them hidden treasures.
One such hidden treasure is the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. For over ten years, the cast members have been performing insightful comedies and musicals that have delighted audiences both young and old. Located just off Shea Blvd and the Loop 101 Freeway, … (1 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 20 - 06/14/19 08:19 AM
The Drifters were one of my favorite singing groups when I was growing up. With huge hits like On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies and today’s song Up On the Roof.
Up on the Roof was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The song has been recorded by numerous artists including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and of course King herself. But the most popular version has been the 1962 version by The Drifters. The Drifters' recording of "Up on the Roof" has been named number 114 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
I had … (3 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 19 - 06/14/19 07:43 AM
So really, The Monkees? With so many great songs and bands how did The Monkees become so popular? Why television of course. The Monkees were a pop and rock band that was comprised of actor-musicians that were formed to produce a television show. The show was a comedy that featured the band singing their way through a variety of humorous situations. The show caught on and the music they produced became very popular. In the end, the music outlasted the TV show.
When you think of The Monkees, you do not think of Carole King. But, one of The Monkees' biggest hits … (4 comments)

scottsdale fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 18 - 06/13/19 08:35 PM
One of Carole King’s longtime friends and collaborators is James Taylor. Taylor who is a major star in his own right has often performed with King live on stage. He can also be found helping out on several of King’s recordings.
Today’s song is You’ve Got a Friend. Carole King told Taylor  the inspiration for the song was in part derived from the line "...I could not find a friend", in Taylor's song Fire and Rain.
Taylor and King both recorded the song in 1971. Remarkably, they did it in simultaneous recording sessions. With Taylor recording his version for his album Mud Slide … (3 comments)

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