Friday, April 8, 2016

San Geraldo and Way Out Willie

San Geraldo and I have been cleaning up and organizing our like-new offices.

Really, mostly I've cleaned and organized mine (and the rest of the house), while San Geraldo moves his mess from one place to another. (It's a good thing he's cute.)

OUR ALTER EGOS? DUDO READS BOOKCASE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS.
MOOSE TAKES ANOTHER BREAK.
A QUICK "AFTER" PIC WHILE I SEARCH FOR THE "BEFORES."
(OUR OLD GRANDFATHER CLOCK PEAKING IN AT LEFT, MY OFFICE IN DISTANCE.)

Tynan — husband of the Goddess Elena — and I love talking about old TV, old advertising, and old music. Well, we love talking.

Johny Otis's song from 1958, "Hand Jive," came up the other night. San Geraldo wasn't familiar with it (sometimes I wonder if he spent his South Dakota childhood under a rock).

As Tynan and I sang some of the lyrics, San Geraldo looked shocked.

"Hand job!?! There was a song called 'Hand Job'?!?"


Doin' that crazy hand job... JIVE!

29 comments:

  1. You say San Geraldo said that but I swear I hear Carlos' voice!

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    1. Bob:
      Do you suppose it was a really big rock?

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  2. I know that song... but until you wrote about it I've always thought it was "Hen Jive"... so for all these years I've been wrong. But Hen Jive is somewhat better than "Hand Job"..... I guess....

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    1. Sharon:
      Have you ever heard the song, "Ain't No Woman Like The One-Eyed Gott"?

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    2. Ohhhhhhh I just burst out in chuckles on that one, Mitchell :)

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    3. Judy:
      We had a friend in San Diego in the '90s who admitted that he was sure those were the lyrics when he was a kid. He thought it was a song about space aliens.

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  3. I have that song on my iPod. Wish I could dance like that!

    And what a tease you are, showing us only one taunting after shot. Good thing you included shots of Dudo and Moose, or I would be really mad! ;-)

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    1. Just realized that the version of Hand Jive that I have is by Eric Clapton. Not quite as upbeat as this version. Cheers!

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    2. Wilma:
      I love Eric Clapton, but his version of Hand Jive, although beautifully done, just doesn't fit for me. I filed the before photos in several places and have been having a hard time finding them. Also, I have to finish making the house photo-ready. Meanwhile, Dudo and Moose and standing by.

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  4. @wilma - yeah, clapton's version is MUCH slower than the original.

    born to hand jive (or hand job), oh yeah!

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    1. anne marie:
      And although I love Clapton, I don't like his slow Hand Jive.

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  5. Cool man! I got into the groove with those dancers!! I vaguely remember that tune.
    New floors, eh? Look great!
    Good to hear everything getting back to normal.

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    1. Jim:
      New floors, new doors and hardware, some freshly painted rooms, repaired ceramic tile. It really is like a new home. Now if I could just finish cleaning and straightening it all!

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  6. Exciting to have new digs, isn't it!

    Love this song and have never seen this video before!
    Thanks ~ Jerry keep the funnies coming!!

    Winks!

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    1. Ron:
      New slip covers go on the living room furniture today (or tomorrow... or Monday... or Tuesday); they're in Jerry's hands! But it is already a new home. Jerry couldn't stop keeping the funnies coming even if he wanted to.

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  7. First time hearing this song. Really cool.

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    1. Stephen:
      Were you under that rock, too?!?

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  8. I wonder if he's ever heard of "Blowin' in the Wind?" Ahem.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      He has. He has! But he's more familiar with folk and protest music than he is with rock and roll.

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  9. Bahahahah I had not before heard that interpretation of the song title!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      Leave it to Jerry. He thought the lyrics to "Cabaret" were "Welcome Fifth Avenue."

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  10. I can't wait for the before and after! This looks great :)

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    1. Judy:
      They're slow in coming but I hop they'll be worth the wait.

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  11. I was not aware cats were so good at erecting shelves.

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    1. Spo:
      Dudo is more the supervisor type. He reads the instructions and then tells us what we're doing wrong.

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  12. Looks absolutely wonderful, congratulations.

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