Happy Holidays Mom and Ezine Staff/Readers!
Thanks, Shana, same to you!!!
I’m not really sure where to begin with my reports.
Do you need a minute to think about it? A week? Maybe two weeks?
Mom! I know what I’m gonna say!
Oh. Well that’s different. Never mind!
I’m going to report on the Bee Gees!
Oh, the Bee Gees! Because apparently there can’t be too many reports on the Bee Gees in a homeopathic journal!
I’m reporting on the documentary we saw two nights ago on HBO’s streaming service.
Ohhhhh….. streaming service………..
It was fabulous and everyone should try to watch it! Here’s the trailer:
It’s entitled “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” (after the song of the same name) and features a new interview with Barry Gibb from 2019, never before seen footage and so on. There’s a TV special from the “Spirits Having Flown” era that I wish would be released for fans to buy on DVD. The clip of Barry in the studio doing the “explosion” sound on “Tragedy” is on youtube, though, see below:
So, it was well done and sad when you think about the fact that there is no more group. At the end Barry said he would’ve traded all the hits just to have his brothers back. That is the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.
Also, Andy Gibb was apparently supposed to join his superstar brothers as an official Bee Gee the year that he died.
Can you imagine what an amazing line up that would’ve been? (Mom, stop crying!) I mean, people always think of the Bee Gees as just Maurice, Barry and Robin.
But Andy was a Gibb brother too.
So it makes sense he would’ve been invited into the group, and of course there was nothing wrong with him flying solo either.
Andy’s hits were pretty much Bee Gees songs as far as I was concerned! I couldn’t tell the difference!
Well, didn’t Barry write them and produce them? And didn’t the Bee Gees sing background? All four wrote “Shadow Dancing”, and there’s a song or two Barry and Andy wrote together (“Time is Time”, “Love is Thicker Than Water”…) Oh and The Bee Gees wrote “Desire” for him.
Shana, I think you may have over-explained again! But, my point exactly! Plus which, he sounds just like Barry!
That’s because Barry always said that Andy was his twin. And P.S., they don’t call me “Shanapedia” for nothing!
Let’s give our readers a sample. Here’s Andy singing, “Don’t Throw It All Away Our Love, Our Love”
Mom! It’s “(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away”!
Geez! Well excuse me, Miss Pedia!
Oh and I do have one death to announce that Charlie Horner mentioned in his newsletter. John Wray, the bass of The Earls, best known for their Doo-Wop classic, “Remember Then”, died.
All this time I had no idea he was the one singing on “Remember Then”.
He’s the one going, “Re-mem-mem, remem-muh-member, Re-mem-mem….” click below, you’ll see what I mean (John is pictured top/center above):
Another member of the Earls is dead also, but he died years ago.
There’s another death in Doo-Wop that you missed. Bobby Ferrante, tenor of The Mystics, died. He was 84.
Bobby’s on the left. Their big hit was “Hushabye”. That was the first record I ever bought!
You keep saying that!
Oh, and I just remembered, Shana! Richie Allen died! He was the Phillies first black superstar, he won Rookie Of The Year in 1964:
What most people don’t know about Richie Allen is that he also had a record!
“Echoes Of November”:
Who’s in the Quiz this month?
Remember Marge of Green Gables?
Well, it’s Marge of Green Gables!
What happened to her?
She all of a sudden went blind in one eye!
Why? How did it happen?
She was on the phone with her husband.
Oh. Well I guess that explains it.
So, without further ado, I give you, after a long absence … Marge of Green Gables!
Hi Elaine, I had to be on the phone for 5 hours with the insurance company on Tuesday!
And my guess is that you spent the first 4 hours on hold!
Right you Are !!!! I had to discuss my health plan. Then again on Wednesday, I was on the phone with them for 3 hours! I didn’t have breakfast until dinner! What a nightmare! On top of which, on Tuesday, after being a nervous wreck going over health care plans with my husband over the phone, my right eye suddenly got a spot in my central vision that spread to my whole eye … I could see nothing! I took a dose of ___________. Thank God it worked!
Good prescribing, Marge.
Vision came back.
You gotta love homeopathy!
Well, that’s it. Take care!
Green Gables, New York
OK, everybody, what do you think the remedy is? If you think you know, write to me at [email protected]. The answer will be in our January 2021 issue of “Homeopathy For Everyone”!
I don’t get to say this very often, but, see you next year!
Mom, you say it every year!
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
Elaine takes online cases. Write to her at [email protected]
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