Goodnight everyone, and have a CELEBRATION weekend!!!

Every Friday night we smooth our way into the weekend with music, the universal language. These selections demonstrate that despite what is being passed off as art today, there is plenty of really good music available. Come along and enjoy!

This week’s musical installment is dedicated to my Daughter Kyla who turned 13 today. We’ll feature some of Kyla’s favorites. Don’t worry, you older kids. I know you’ll enjoy, and we’ll sprinkle in some photos of our dear Kyla having the time of her life.

Let’s get started.

Any idea on how we should get rolling?

I surely do. Isn’t it obvious?

During the final years of the Beatles the group was at a recording studio one day, but in a big hurry to get to Paul McCartney’s house in hopes of catching  the British TV premiere of the 1956  rock ‘n’ roll movie The Girl Can’t Help It.

The Fab Four found themselves kicking around a simple Blues track as opposed to recording anything too complex.

So the guys watched the movie with the bombshell Mansfield and completed the song back in the studio later that evening.

“With ‘Birthday’ we had a few friends around and it was one of our party’s birthday, can’t remember who. Pattie Boyd was there, Terry Dolan, just a few mates, ” said Paul McCartney.

“Normally we didn’t have friends around to sessions so it was very unusual. We didn’t know what song to do so we decided to make one up. We did what Roy Orbison had done with ‘Pretty Woman’  and Little Richard had started with ‘Lucille’, ‘ do-do do-do do-do do-do; Roy Orbison goes, do-do do-do DO-DO DO-DO- he just changes the end a little bit. We changed basically the same riff of Lucille and Pretty Woman into Birthday- do-do do-do do-do do-do…’You say it’s your birthday’.”


Regular readers know Kyla is an Irish dancer, a proud member of the Glencastle Irish Dancers based right where we live, in Franklin, WI.

Her favorite musicians are international stars, The Byrne Brothers. Kyla met them last August backstage at the La Crosse (WI) Irish Fest.

And again the following week at Milwaukee Irish Fest.

The group has corresponded with us. Even sent Kyla a brand new, yet to go on sale sweatshirt last month for her birthday.

And we’re going to see them next month in Milwaukee. Excited Kyla?

She’s a dancer alright.

Next, a Kyla favorite.

In 2013 American rapper Pitbull along with artist Kesha recorded the dance tune “Timber.”

In a nutshell the song’s message if you will is that before you call it a night you need to party hard.

It’s going down, I’m yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let’s make a night you won’t remember
I’ll be the one you won’t forget

And it goes on.

Thankfully there’s a PG version for the little ones.

We dig into Kyla’s very own oldies vault.

Swing your partner round and round.

Since this week the feature is all about Kyla she told me this is also a song she really likes.

The artist is Phillip Phillips.

That’s it for this week.

Goodnight from a proud father.

Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.

We close with this track from THE HITS: RELOADED.

I think you’ll recognize this huge hit from Kool & the Gang who are joined by famous British singer from the 60’s, Lulu (“To Sir with Love”) and the London Community Gospel Choir…


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