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Coloring Club Plus — 12/31/19

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Bonus Pic:  This is the closest Mlady and Dotty have come to each other without conflict. The process of adjustment for them continues…  The pillow Dotty is sleeping on is where I rest my arm when I’m at the computer, so her back is up against the back of my arm.  You can also see that Mlady is quite a bit bigger than Dotty.  Mlady has mid-long hair which makes her look bigger than she is but aside from that she’s way more solid than tiny Dotty.

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I posted this song last year for Song Lyric Sunday and love it so much that here it is again.

from wikipedia:
Ding Dong, Ding Dong” is a song by English musician George Harrison, written as a New Year’s Eve singalong and released in December 1974 on his album Dark Horse. It was the album’s lead single in Britain and some other European countries, and the second single, after “Dark Horse”, in North America. A large-scale production, the song incorporates aspects of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound technique, particularly his Christmas recordings from 1963. In addition, some Harrison biographers view “Ding Dong” as an attempt to emulate the success of two glam rock anthems from the 1973–74 holiday season: “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade, and Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”. The song became only a minor hit in Britain and the United States, although it was a top-twenty hit elsewhere in the world.

Harrison took the lyrics to “Ding Dong” from engravings he found at his nineteenth-century home, Friar Park, in Oxfordshire – a legacy of its eccentric founder, Frank Crisp. The song’s “Ring out the old, ring in the new” refrain has invited interpretation as Harrison distancing himself from his past as a member of the Beatles, and as the singer farewelling his first marriage, to Pattie Boyd. As on much of the Dark Horse album, Harrison’s vocals on the recording were hampered by a throat condition, due partly to his having overextended himself on business projects such as his recently launched record label, Dark Horse Records. Recorded at his Friar Park studio, the track includes musical contributions from Tom Scott, Ringo Starr, Alvin Lee, Ron Wood and Jim Keltner.

On release, the song met with an unfavourable response from many music critics, while others considered its musical and lyrical simplicity to be a positive factor for a contemporary pop hit. For the first time with one of his singles, Harrison made a promotional video for “Ding Dong”, which features scenes of him miming to the track at Friar Park while dressed in a variety of Beatle-themed costumes. The song still receives occasional airplay over the holiday season. The video appears on the DVD in Harrison’s eight-disc, “Apple Years 1968–75” box set, released in September 2014.

Ring out the old
Ring in the new
Ring out the old
Ring in the new

Ring out the false
Ring in the true
Ring out the old
Ring in the new

Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong

Yesterday, today was tomorrow
And tomorrow, today will be yesterday
So ring out the old
Ring in the new
Ring out the old
Ring in the new

Ring out the false
Ring in the true
Ring out the old
Ring in the new

Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Ding-dong, ding-dong
Songwriters: George Harrison

12 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 12/31/19

  1. One of the best ways to get cats (and dogs) to adjust faster is to do this:
    lick your hand and pat one of the cats, go to the other cat and pat it with the same hand.
    Lick the other hand, pat this cat, go to the other cat, and pat her with this new smell.
    What happens is that your smell overrides the stranger smell.
    and if you don’t like licking, use a brush on one, then go straight to the other and use the same brush and do it in reverse. A couple of times a day (for either method) and they’ll be friends very soon.
    I used it with all the foster animals (and maybe a few kids who got in the way).
    Luck!

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    1. I really wonder how much of this video is hidden messages to others. When I bought George’s box set it was a pleasant surprise to find the DVD in there, which has other video clips as well. Happy New Year to You, Jim. It’s been a fun 2019 and I have great hope for 2020.

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  2. I’ve never seen this video wow! I knew you would be posting this one. I had forgotten about it until I searched for New Year’s songs…I thought…Lisa will be posting that one!

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