The awesome SignGurl ladies and gentleman..WOW!!! What a great new look...Thanks Jenn...
This is probably a bittersweet moment for me Blogger Buds. You see, those of you that know me well, know that I have a very primitive PC at my disposal. The color card is shot, the sound card is completely blown, and my blog was in Cyrillic Script. Yes folks, Cyrillic!! I had no idea what any of my prompts prompted me to do. I was like a poor little..er poor huge wandering waif, trudging through Siberia, with Jenn Helping me out every Thursday with my HNT, my badges, and any cosmetics done to spruce up my blog. But I see she somehow switched this back to English to me, and that only leads me to believe that she will soon be teaching me how to post my own Pics. Yes, I may soon become sorta independant!! I don't know though, I'm very Low-Tech..
As far as Musical Monday is concerned... It seems that every wedding reception from 1970-now, always played certain songs..."The Chicken Dance"...."The Bunny Hop"..."The Hokey Pokey"...And "Proud Mary"!! This million-selling single about a Mississippi paddlewheeler established Creedence Clearwater Revival, as America's chief exponet of Swamp Rock!!!
They were destined to emerge from The Big Easy as the biggest stars from there since Fats Domino.
But there was just one catch: CCR was NOT from New Orleans. They were from El Cerrito California, and they had never been to New Orleans ever!!..In Fact, John Fogarty had never been any farther East than Montana. And the closest that he had ever been to a Bayou, was a swamp by his hometown of Winters California.
Actually, "Proud Mary" was not supposed to be about a paddlewheel at all. Fogarty envisioned her as a washer-woman, but the first few chords he chose, reminded him of the PaddleWheel going round and round. That brought him thoughts of The Mississippi River, and Mary became a boat..On a later interview, Fogarty explained that the sound was easy to duplicate, cause he listened a lot to New Orleans Music..Including Fats!!!
Uh....I wasn't going anywhere with this story, I just thought that it was interesting..
Thanks again Jenn......Peace!