Here we are with another Hpathy Quiz!
I read about two deaths in this past month that really depressed me, but first, the good news! Apparently Disney+ will be streaming a new documentary sometime this year about Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour—
which I saw on November 9, 2019, my last show before Covid made concert-going impossible.
This is the good news? I thought the good news was going to be my birthday on June 20th!
Mom, I’m sure your birthday will be earth-shaking.
Yeah, I was afraid of that too. Where’s my present???
I ordered it.
Oh. Well, that’s different. Never mind!
In the same news article I read that the final show of the tour will be live streamed, it’s at Dodger’s Stadium (where Elton famously played in 1975). I did kind of want to see the last show he’d play in Philadelphia before retirement (to say goodbye) it’s at the Phillies Stadium on July 15th but every time I go to Ticketmaster, it shows re-sale tickets are running at $200.
No Fair! I guess the cheaper ones went fast.
Yes, I’m sure they did.
OK, on to The Death Report. I was absolutely shocked to read that Alec John Such
died. The original bass player and founding member of Bon Jovi!
Left to Right: Hugh McDonald (bass player), David Bryan (keyboards), Jon Bon Jovi (vocals), Tico Torres, Alec John Such, Richie Sambora (original guitarist)
He died at age 70.
Jon Bon Jovi later made a statement on Sirius XM Radio, wherein he revealed that Tico Torres (his drummer) called to say it was a heart attack that killed their former bandmate. He left the band in 1994, but I’m not exactly sure of the reason. However, he should be talked about.
Yes, I’m sure he should be talked about endlessly! Did you know that I was a bass player too? But does anyone want to talk about me???? Noooooo!
Maybe because you weren’t famous?
And neither was WhatsHisName! John Somebody.
Alec. John was his middle name! He reunited with the band in 2018 when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. By this time their original guitarist Richie Sambora had been gone for 5 years, but he came back just for this. Richie’s last tour with the band was in 2013 and I’m still not exactly clear on the reason as to why he left the group.
You’re not??? Well, stop the presses!!!!!
Guess who else died?
OK, don’t tell me…I’m usually very good at this. Um……..Don’t tell me…..
Oh Mom, just give up already! It was Jim Seals!
You know, from Seals & Crofts!
Ohhhhh……. That Jim Seals!
Yes! He was 80.
Which one is he?
The guy in the hat!
Oh. You mean the cat in the hat?
Mom! No one’s gonna get why that was funny! (Assuming it was.) Some news outlets were reporting that the cause of death is unknown but apparently he had a stroke in 2017, so who knows, maybe he was having ill effects from that. You know the song “Summer Breeze” famously covered by the Isley Brothers? That was actually by Seals and Crofts!
I knew that!!!!
Well the ezine readers might not have known! They recorded it first in 1972. The Isley Brothers’ cover is, of course, well known but I still had no idea. I like their version better. My favorite Seals and Crofts song is “Get Closer”.
Apparently this song also has a former Honey Cone member on it; you know, “Gonna put it in the Want Ads”? I looked it up and the singer’s name is Carolyn Willis. She’s in the video above. Edna Wright, Darlene Love’s sister, was also in Honey Cone but she’s not on this song. Edna is the one singing lead on “Want Ads”. I didn’t know that.
You didn’t???? We had a big announcement about that when she died! It’s in the November 2020 ezine!
It is? Well excuse me for not remembering things! So, to play us out, Bon Jovi …
will be performing “Livin’ on a Prayer” from 1992. This was an Acoustic show for MTV called “An Evening with Bon Jovi”. This song was the band’s most famous hit during the era Alec John Such was bass player.
He’s an “era” now?
That’s it for my announcements, though the O’Jays are retiring, but I had no room for it.
What????? You had no room for the O’Jays???? Are you serious??? But you had room for some strange bass player I never heard of????????? The O’Jays were the greatest soul group of all time!!!
I know that Mom, we’ll get to it next month!
No, we’ll get to it NOW!!!!!! Here are the O’Jays live on “The Midnight Special” with a very rare performance of the under-played and under-appreciated, “Sunshine”:
Eat your heart out, Bon Jovi! Eddie Levert killed it, he nailed it!
O’Jays, we love you! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement!
And now for the Quiz!
Do you remember Yael from Israel? Remember she just had a baby? (We’ll call him “Morty”.) She took him for a polio shot and all heck broke loose!
Yael and I were casually talking about a virus that “Morty” had just gotten over for which Yael had given Bryonia. She ended by saying,
“Now poor thing, he’s got a fever (2 days) after a much needed polio shot. He’s apathetic, his smile is gone.”
I nearly dropped my coffee mug! “He’s got a what after what??????“
I did a google search for polio in Israel and here’s what came up:
The “polio” is Vaccine-Derived! It’s not wild polio, it’s vaccine polio! Dear God! I suggested she give Morty a dose of ___________________200C. A few hours later, she replied:
“He’s back, his mentals are back! I gave him one dose about 2 hours ago but nothing happened (by one dose I mean I put a bit of liquid remedy on his lips/mouth). Then I couldn’t take it anymore, so I went for another dose. He nursed and I tried to make him smile and lo and behold, he smiled back at me (which he hadn’t done in over 24 hours), he raised his eyebrow in his signature charming style. Thank goodness. I owe you!”
So, listen to this, Yael tells me that after this horrendous incident, she went back to the clinic and told the “lady” that her vaccine had nearly killed her son!
“She went in the file to look it up, Elaine, and told me it wasn’t just polio, it was a five-in-one vaccine!!”
Well, that’s what they do nowadays, I explained, they don’t give just one vaccine anymore, it’s always many vaccines at once, which is completely insane! Because in nature, you never get viruses that way, numerous viruses all at once, it must throw the immune system into total disarray!
So, being curious, I said, “What exactly did you say to the lady at the clinic when you went back?”
“I told her that my boy was almost dead after taking her vaccine, that it was a very scary thing to see. She said ‘You should have taken him to the doctor’. I said ‘That’s what I did. I got a very good homeopath in the States, and within a few hours he was saved.'”
“Ha! Good one, Yael!” I said. “She tried to put you on the defensive, but you turned the tables on her!”
OK everybody, now it’s your turn! What remedy saved the day? Write to me at LEWRA@aol.com and let me know. The answer will be in the July issue. And oh, by the way, here is Yael and little “Morty” after the remedy:
Bye, see ya next time!
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
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