Believe it or not, it’s been a month since we had a new edition of Diamonds In The Rough, the Special Feature that gives me the chance to offer up some of my favorite posts from the past.
The articles that make it to the list are steeped in nostalgia and humor and usually have a musical theme, but even though they occasionally mention a particular performer they are not the usual biographical pieces we so often do. (You can find those by just putting a performer’s name in the ‘search’ box.)
I hope you’ll take a look at some of these — or a second look, if you’re a regular visitor to the GMC. You just might find something you like.
John Denver – “Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)”
Swimming To Catalina With The Four Preps
Remember The Music — Not The Tragedy
Bing Crosby Gets A Mulligan
The Grass Is Not Always Greener
Uncle John And The Deep-Freeze
Just A Travelin’ Man
Summertime — And The Junebugs Are Buzzin’
Taxi Drivers Have Feelings Too
The Grinch Makes A Rare Summer Appearance
Musical Memories Of — Snakes?
If you’ve visited the GMC over the last couple of days, you’ve noticed some turmoil in the way it looks. It all began when the hosting company apparently had a snag in the ways things were formatted for some of their sites, and it made for some strange looking views.
That’s all fixed now (hopefully for good) but during the time it was wacky I decided to ease my frustration by the possibility of changing the whole look. Long-time GMC regulars might remember that the GMC has worn several different faces — called ‘themes’ by the hosting company — during its 7+ years of existence. But even though we’ve stuck to the current one for a long time, I thought I’d at least look at what was available now. That’s why you might have noticed some strange colors and designs for the last couple of days.
The bottom line is that I didn’t really find any that combined all the things I found most important, so I’m going to stick to the current one a while longer. BUT I have tweaked the colors and the thingy at the top a little, because I was in a mood to change something.
I just hope it doesn’t make visitors too blue.
Benny Goodman & Orchestra – “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” (You can also access music in left column.)
By now, regular visitors to the GMC have noticed that things have been kind of wacky for the last day or so. For some reason there appear to be some formatting errors in the system used by my blog host.
While I am waiting for it to get fixed I thought it might be a good time to try a completely new look. I’ll be tinkering with it for a while, and might eventually go back to the original (it appears to now be fixed) but it’s hard to say at this point. Rest assured that all the original stuff is still here and available to you, it just looks a little different.