BOSCH Series Teaser

This is going to be a great new TV series based on the Michael Connelly novels – BOSCH. Lots of great music references. Read the novels!

Get a first look at Bosch, a new Amazon Original Series based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2015. Starring Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching and Jamie Hector.

Link to the teaser on YouTube –


Abbey Turns 14!

My sweet yellow Labrador Retriever named Abbey has turned 14 this month.  She is also known as “girlfriend” as she is my couch snuggler and gives me the gentlest little kisses each night before bedtime.

Her registered name is Dutch Hollow’s Steal A Heart, JH and was born on 12-11-2000.  She was my 2nd Labrador Retriever and a member of a pack of 4 labs.

Always a hard worker, obedient and eager to please, Abbey has been a joy to live with over the years.  She loves small children, retrieving waterfowl or just retrieving anything for me.  Always a good companion and traveler she has visited 6 states with me.

She was my yellow lab male (Casey) sweetheart and they grew up together only being 2 years apart in age.

Thanks for all of the good times over the years and I’m glad we have grown old together.

Abbey’s cake is made from wheat flour, diced apples, banana, shredded carrots, 3 nut butters, oil, egg, water and baking powder.  The icing is a thin layer of whipped cream cheese.



Darlene Love’s last performance of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Set your DVR because this Friday 12/19, Darlene Love will sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for David Letterman one last time. She has announced that after this performance she will retire the song and not perform it on TV. The holiday tradition started in 1986, and Love has spent the last 27 years performing the holiday classic on Letterman’s shows, “Late Night” and now “Late Show.”

Darlene Love is 76 and was born on July 26, 1938 and she sang lead on a string of Phil Spector-produced hits from the early Sixties, including “He’s a Rebel,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts?” and the seasonal classic “(Christmas) Baby Please Come Home.” In addition, she sang background vocals on numerous other hits that Spector produced for his Philles label, including the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron,” the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”

Here is a link to YouTube and a compilation video put together by CBS showing her performances on Letterman’s show over the years. Watch the stage and notice over the years how the numbers of singers has grown to include choirs and other backup singers.

Do a search for Darlene Love and read about her musical career and her resurgence in the 1980s. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a great biography of her as well as several other sources.