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April 16, 2014 at 10:49 am #2886
Hi Jason! WELCOME! I enjoyed reading your story.
I’m sure you and your daughter will have a wonderful time, enjoying a live performance of John Fogerty! You’ll have to come on back here and tell us all about it.
HAVE FUN!!!April 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm #2879
Hey, cool Rockin Grannie.
Your new name makes me think that your new avatar is
ROCKIN GRAND MADONNA
I know how much you and Herman LOVE that funky, cold MADONNA INN!!!
OOOH, LA – LA!!!
WELCOME BACK TO THE FORUM, my dear friend! X OApril 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm #2878
You can see a bit better how the beach trail runs parallel to the shoreline. I start at Calafia Beach and try to make it all the way to the pier.
It’s a flat 4 miles round trip.
There’s always folks out there; most are walking, some are running and others are on their bikes. There’s always a bunch of dogs taking their owners out for a trot. It’s the coolest thing about living where I live and I love it so much!!!!April 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm #2877
HEY HEY ROCKIN GRANNIE!!! YA DONE DID IT, HONEY!!!
YIPPEE and YAHOO for YOU!!!
I’m running out on the shore line these days and I gotta tell y’all – my legs are pumpin like they never pumped before!!! John Fogerty sure inspires me to try and stay young!!!
I’m so happy that somehow and someway, you got it all figured out, Donna!!! WELCOME HOME, BABE!!!
I don’t know who’s spying on John while he’s out on public streets taking his jog, but they’re sharing the goods. As long as nobody pesters the man, I guess it’s alright to do that sort of thing.
Nobody ever takes a snapshot of me out there runnin.
I’m out on the public beach trail every day now!!! My legs really burn when I’m out there!!!
How long do y’all think I can keep it up? EVERY DAY NOW, until my butt explodes!!!
HAR HAR HAR!!!
Here’s a scene from my beach walk. It’s such a beautiful walk, every day it’s just a bit different.
Somedays it’s cold and foggy. Most of the time, it’s sunny and windy.
But each day, I solid cold LOVE IT!!!!March 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm #2731
* RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE, PEEPS!!! *March 30, 2014 at 11:55 am #2730
Oh my goodness gracious!!!
What a cool idea you offer there,Giant Dave!
If I were to pick just ONE,
it would have to be the Creedence-dripping
FEELIN’ BLUE !!!!
It was awesome when Creedence released it into the world and it still sounds great – all wrapped up in it’s original Creedence skins.
But to imagine how John Fogerty would retool his great song, “FEELIN’ BLUE”! WOW!!!
This is part of John’s amazing creative talent. He would bass it up, but probably keep the same original tempo – it is a blues song, after all – - – isn’t it?
One of the best blues songs out there….some may call it, “Blue eyed soul.”
But it’s a sort of blues song that when you’re feelin’ blue,
really feelin’ DOWN…
(down on the ground, very sad and depressed….)
This song, “FEELIN’ BLUE ” Just LIFTS A PERSON UP!!!!
I don’t have any idea where that sort of magic comes from……March 30, 2014 at 11:36 am #2729
YOU hit an important point above! VH1 did a good job of doing the shortest documentary on Creedence. All the surviving guys were included, but of course – they were NOT in the same room at the same time!
I GET IT!
They need alot of SPACE between them these days. I GET IT!
But to hear them all speak was quite the extreme revelation. John Fogerty spoke with such righteous but quiet anger. It was compelling to hear what John had to say BEFORE he hit the touring and recording circuit a second time. That was a study in his true emotions regarding the split-up of the most important rock band to arise from American soil.
To also hear Doug Clifford and Stu Cook was equally important. These guys gave Creedence the powerful engine that it needed to succeed in those turbulent times. Of course John Fogerty wrote the tunes that saved this world from going down the toilet – - – boy! The world was circling the drain in a vortex of negativity when suddenly and out of nowhere…
here came Creedence!!!
They gave the world HOPE, including this nine-year old kid who feared growing up.
I’ll never forget it.
It came out of Fogerty’s mouth, “I don’t care” and other tunes that made me rise up and shake my fist in the faces of those who opposed my young womanhood and my civil rights as well.
I would LOVE to watch that VH1 documentary again.
Alot has changed since it was taped, but the basic emotions were raw at the time and the boys of Creedence had no real idea on how IMPORTANT their great music was to the world, and how meaningful their songs translated to those who were oppressed in the late 1960′s.
PEACE / OUT! But keep the conversation going, Creedence fans worldwide!!!!
WE LOVE, LOVE, * L * O * V * E * CREEDENCE!!!!!March 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm #2690
It’s a curiosity that a major artist that is internationally beloved such as John Fogerty has not had a movie made about his life.
Everyone in the nation knows who John is….his music is included in the timeline of everyone I know and legions of other fans that I don’t know.
A movie would be excellent and timeworthy.
John should portray himself and Julie as well. If it were made into a documentary, the better the story would be told.
I think John’s genuine talent should be the main focus of the movie.
If anyone saw the movie, “It might get loud” I think this would be a proper format for John’s musical journey. Alot of how John wants to be treated as a person and as a professional performer should be discussed.
The organic process of how John approaches his legendary songwriting is a MUST.
MORE must be done in preserving what we know about John’s song-genesis. He is an authentic American songwriter and his methods should be studied and preserved, as much as possible.
For such an important artist such as John, a movie about his career is long overdue.
Peace and LOVE to all. X OMarch 22, 2014 at 11:58 am #2668
I’m going to get out there NOW and RUN!!!! RUN IT, BABY!!!!!March 22, 2014 at 11:55 am #2667
You got to do it EVERY DAY!!!!!!
BORN TO MOVE!!!!!!March 22, 2014 at 11:54 am #2666
Run the streets!!!
Run them there HILLS!!!
RUN THE BEACH TRAIL!!!!
GET OUT THERE, PEOPLE!!!!! MOVE YOUR ASS!!!!! WUUUUuuuuuuuuu!!!!!March 22, 2014 at 11:52 am #2665
Are you trying to inspire us to get off our laptops, put on our jogging outfits and HIT THE JOGGING TRAIL? THAT’s AWESOME!!!!!
If you want to look young and be strong, you GOT TO DO SOMETHING to promote that!!!March 22, 2014 at 11:44 am #2664
I think the Grammy Museum Exhibit is disassembled now.
All that good stuff goes back into storage. * SIGH *March 22, 2014 at 11:16 am #2663
If you saw John Fogerty’s Grammy Museum exhibit, there are 3 or 4 of his famous cotton flannels displayed in the tall, glass cases. It’s like we’re treated to a tour of the back of his massive Beverly Hills closet, or something to that effect.
Whenever I notice what John is wearing, he’s usually dressed in a long sleeved, brushed cotton flannel that’s blue. Or it’s a mixture of blues, whites, browns and those earthy colors.
I can’t imagine where John shops and buys those shirts, but I’d say he just buys them off the rack someplace. His wardrobe is quite consistent. I remember the nicest outfit he wore was at the Grammy Event, where he played a set for an appreciative audience. That was several years back when his album REVIVAL came out. That was quite a show to see, and we were so lucky to occupy the front row at his show. He wore quite the pristine rockers outfit…layering of black textile fabrics and velvet hues of dark blues. That show was something to behold.
Anyhow – Fogerty’s signature look is that of the soft blue flannel shirt, in all hues of blue and whites. He must own about 100 of them!
I loved the inside of his Wrote A SONG album, which features a closet with lots of flannel shirts hanging side by side. I call it a flannel rainbow, and it’s quite a masculine wardrobe.
I myself never wear flannel shirts, they’re too warm for the So Cal climate.March 14, 2014 at 11:35 am #2576
Never fear, Johnnie!
I think your post did post! HA HA!
I had a great day at work Monday – the clocks in the hospital were all wrong because nobody was sent to reset them. Consequently, I kept looking at all the clocks on the walls and they were running an hour behind, and that made the day go super fast – when I looked at my watch, the time just flew!!!
The following day all the clocks were reset for daylights savings. Whew.
I guess I adjusted to the fuss and confusion quite well.
I even managed to reset my digital clock in my car. It only took one touch! WOW!!!
But I really think daylight savings is all nonsense. The time to stop adjusting it is NOW.
Peace to all.