God Bless the Internet

Jock was peeling potatoes – I’m roasting a chicken tonight for supper – and as usual, singing.  But he couldn’t quite remember the tune.

“It’s a quarter to three… di di dum … ! from him – and “…one more for the road” from me.
How did that go?  Out comes Lappy.  Frank Sinatra, One more for the road tapped into the keyboard.  And before you could draw breath, up pops Old Blue Eyes onto the screen, leaning on a bar like an Edward Hopper painting, and the syrupy-sad notes are with us.

One thing leads to another, and nostalgia washes over us with an all-time favourite Sinatra Song, There Used to be a Ball Park to cement the mood.

Jock is coming round to the idea of the benefits of technology.  As a technincompoop, I’m not sure how to insert the you-tube clips here, but I’m hoping the links will take you there.

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7 Responses to God Bless the Internet

  1. Old blue eyes–a great companion for kitchen chores, heh?

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  2. Bastet says:

    It’s one of the up sides of Internet … even my anti-computer hubby is learning to search out things he’s interested in now.

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  3. dayphoto says:

    Love, love, love old blue eyes!


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  4. tialys says:

    I don’t know what we did without it! I used to have a book called ‘Hit Records’ (or something) dating back quite a long way and it had various ways to look up lyrics, singers, song titles etc. but it wasn’t as foolproof and you didn’t end up with a video link at the end of it either!

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  5. Luanne says:

    Thanks for the song, Viv. Hubby is a luddite, but once in a while he’ll go nuts on the internet looking up some nostalgia like this. It’s easy to put the video up on your site. Just go to the upper right corner of your composition screen where it gives two options: “visual” and “text.” Swith to text. Place that link to the video (same one you used to put the link in your post) where you want it. Save. Go check it out in preview. You should see the video. It’s a matter of doing it in text instead of visual.

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