Hello, Miss Shana, welcome to the Hpathy Quiz!
The year is half over…
Half over? Are you kidding? The year is almost completely over! 2022, where did you go? It was half over in June!
Really? Well excuuuuse me for losing track of time! Now, as I was saying…. The year is more than half over, and with it brings another report on various topics vital to the Hpathy ezine.
This better not be about James Taylor!
It is NOT about James Taylor! It’s about his back-up singer, Arnold McCuller.
Arnold is retiring from touring. He’s been part of the band for decades, but I ask you… can you imagine “Shower the People” without Arnold’s solo at the end?
I think that’s the only reason people go to this show!
No, I don’t think so. They go to see James Taylor.
I seriously doubt it.
He’s a national treasure.
If you say so.
Oh and random fact, Arnold McCuller used to sing back up for Phil Collins.
I had no idea! But seriously, no one cares.
And now for the Death Report. I know we’re not big fans of Rap….
We’re not fans of Rap at all!
With one notable exception! The theme song for the Kenan and Kel Show is performed by rapper Coolio.
Coolio just died at the age of 59.
So sad. Coolio, we hardly knew ye.
Besides their show, Kenan and Kel also starred in the movie, “Good Burger”. Apparently they want to do a sequel, which I’m really excited about.
But as I was saying, “Coolio” is known to my generation for performing the iconic Kenan and Kel Show theme song. Here he is now, starting the song off with Kel’s famous catch phrase,
“Aww, here it goes!”
Next on the death report, I bet you weren’t aware that Stax Records
had a female songwriter! Bettye Crutcher apparently was the only female writer at Stax. She teamed up with two other writers, Homer Banks and Raymond Jackson.
Together they created “Who’s Making Love” for Johnnie Taylor in 1968 and a number of our favorite songs, including “So Nice” by The Mad Lads:
Bettye died in Nashville at 83.
Finally Mom, Inez Foxx of the duo Inez and Charlie Foxx died.
Their 1963 hit, “Mockingbird”, is a classic!
Few people know that Inez Foxx co-wrote another one of my favorite songs, “I Love You 1,000 Times” by the Platters.
I did not know that. Inez was approximately 80 years old. Few people know that James Taylor…
covered “Mockingbird” along with his wife, Carly Simon.
What were they thinking????? They made complete fools out of themselves! It’s right up there with “Twist And Shout” by The Beatles in the “What Were They Thinking?” category!
Mom, you’ll have to explain that “Twist and Shout” was an Isley Brothers song because I don’t think anybody knows that.
Now that’s what I call singing!
What else would fall under “What were they thinking????”
Grand Funk Railroad’s cover of “Some Kind of Wonderful” by The Soul Brothers Six, Chubby Checker’s cover of Hank Ballard’s “The Twist”, Janice Joplin’s cover of Erma Franklin’s “Another Piece of My Heart”….
Oh, yeah, you are so right! What Was She Thinking???? Why didn’t somebody stop her?
Would that I knew! Oh, and let’s not forget Rare Earth’s version of The Temptations’ “Get Ready”.
What Were They Thinking???
But wait, are there any good covers? What about The Doobie Brothers’ version of Kim Weston’s “Take Me In Your Arms”?
Yeah, yeah, not bad, not bad….
Anyway, RIP Inez Foxx!
Hear, hear! Rest in peace, and Bravo!
And to close this segment out, since this month we celebrated Veteran’s Day, it’s worth noting that World War II veteran Sgt. Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon, would have been 100 years old this month on November 26th.
MeTV (the classic sitcoms channel) is going to air “A Boy named Charlie Brown” (1969) and “Snoopy Come Home” (1972) in his honor.
Oh, and California residents, you can go to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. I wish we didn’t live so far from it.
Maybe we should move there.
OK, now we can start the Quiz. Who do we have this month?
He hurt his back trimming the rose bushes?
Exactly! Well, this time he’s choking.
Pam thinks he’s got COVID.
Here she is to explain:
Sun, Oct 23, 2022 3:22 pm
Subject: ELAINE….. HIS VOICE IS STILL LOW AND RASPY, + DYSPHAGIA IS BACK!
1 He is awake right now, but nodding off now and then. Did not sleep continuously for long. He is quietly just in bed watching tv. He keeps saying he is fine….well, just nodding or shaking his head. He is NOT talking. When he does speak, he says he is fine. Ugh. Again, I have to just observe him and guess how he is. Aaaaaargh.
2 The DYSPHAGIA issue is back.
That scares me the most. He CANNOT swallow even the smallest gel cap!!
He just gags and coughs, chokes, wretches. His eyes tear and his face goes bright red. OMG. It is scary. I cannot get him to swallow any probiotics, vitamins, etc. I did give him Sufficient C and a spray of Vitamin D. His appetite is good … but the dysphagia is worrisome.
He eats way too fast!!! Always has! He won’t slow down. BUT he also is choking on SALIVA!!
These are NOT constant issues, but frequent enough to cause me to worry about pneumonia if this continues!
He is snoring now….so maybe he will sleep longer.
Pam, give him __________.
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 8:01 pm
He’s back to normal…just got off the phone. And thankfully, I made it through unscathed, in terms of catching whatever he had! I got on those remedies immediately and remembered to take Ferrum Phos right away, and the Covid nosode and Vitamin D also.
Whew. What a scare! He never had a fever, so maybe it was just a head cold. Whatever it was, it was SO much easier dealing with the remedies this time around! I had my arsenal ready. 😀 Thanks for your help!
Does anybody know what the remedy is? Write to me at LEWRA@aol.com and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine.
Meanwhile, going out, this is “Piece of My Heart” by Erma Franklin (that Janice Joplin tried to screech her way through! OMG.)
What was she thinking?
Yeah, that’s Aretha’s sister!
Bye! See you in December!
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
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