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Raoul’s Two Cents: February 4, 2022

Band of Oldies

I’m excited about Saturday.

You probably know that I love to sing and play my guitar. One of my happiest college memories was with a group of fellow musicians singing in parties, weddings and even in a few concerts. Through the years I’ve been practicing alone hoping one day I’d find a group just like that one. Well, I think I’ve finally got my band. I have a lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboard player, drummer, and a female vocalist. We’re definitely amateurs but I’m imagining the possibilities. We’re so ambitious, we’re practicing a variety of songs by the Eagles, Toto, Mama Cass, Linda Rondstat, America, Hall ‘n Oates, Dean Martin, Fleetwood Mack, Neil Young, James Taylor … at least that’s the plan. I’m as giddy as a kid opening his Christmas present.

So we’re thinking of a name that would fit our “over the hill” ages. Do you like any of these?

  • The Dream Band – since we’ve been dreaming of this band for the longest time
  • OK Bommer – because that’s who we are
  • Late Bloomer or Late Boomer
  • Boomer
  • Rewind
  • 3 Day Rain – have no idea where that came from
  • Second Hour
  • Bon Voyage
  • Aligned Chaos
  • Trial & Error – I kinda like this
  • Ready for It
  • Von Jon Bovi
  • Eyes to Heaven – a little too spiritual I think
  • Face the Music
  • Half a Shebang – ???
  • Miney Moe
  • Not Even Odd
  • Top Trending
  • Amused
  • Free Range Insane – from the “rocker” in our group
  • The 5th Dementia – I thought this was hilarious

We’re open to suggestions. And if you want to join the band, hey … come on down! Want us to sing a favorite song? Want us to sing in your party? We will pay you to listen to us!!!! Haaaaa!!!

Isn’t it amazing that little boy dreams can still come true? Isn’t this the spice of life? BTW, this isn’t all about my band. I just want to inspire you to become a kid again. I’d love to hear which of your dreams have come true. Please share!

Our mini concert coincides with a Classic Car show on March 20. If you’re in the La Habra, CA area, please join us at 2pm at the LH Art gallery.

TGIF people!

Raoul

Joke of the Week

Thanks to Donald of London

Art by Raoul Pascual

Videos of the week

Thanks to Naomi of N Hollywood, CA for this quick, cute video of a little boy justifying why he doesn’t want to go back to school. Smart. logical kid.

Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA for this
URBAN COWBOY HERO

What the Bible is really about.
Presented by Tim Macki of the very popular The Bible Project.

Parting Shots

Thanks to Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

Thanks to Rodney of Manitoba, B.C.

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10 Comments

  1. Lori

    February 9, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Golden boomers

    Reply

  2. Heather

    February 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

    “The Dreamers”. Do you need a Go Go Dancer? I have a funny true story about a Go Go Dancer.

    Reply

  3. Hannah

    February 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

    How about the “Golden Oldies”?
    My husband suggests the “Bands of Love”

    Reply

  4. Bobby

    February 9, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Hi Raoul,

    I like the last option you have for your band’s name: The 5th Dimentia. That way if you miss a tune or forget your song or lyrics, it’s excusable. Haha.😊👍

    Bobby

    Reply

  5. Teri

    February 9, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Congratulations 🎉

    Reply

  6. Rey

    February 9, 2022 at 8:10 am

    THE LAST CHANCE BAND!

    Reply

  7. Rick

    February 9, 2022 at 8:11 am

    Good for you and the band. Have fun!

    Reply

  8. Edward

    February 9, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Nice.

    Below not about ageism, but still fun..

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  9. Oscar

    February 9, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Good Morning Raoul the rock star😎😂TGIF , cool stuff starting a band and the music bands that you’ll all be playing music from are so cool . It’s going to be so much fun. I would love to go see but I’m all weird now lol. Happy for you brother 🙏👍

    Reply

  10. Betty of Australia

    February 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    That’s it….Aha!
    Hit and Miss are my band name suggestions. Otherwise, the last fits well.

    I would never forget our H.S. song, “People Like Us!” A truly classic hit, I tell you!!!!

    A singing group is always fun, more so if the band members sing “at their individual keys”.
    I’ll stay tuned …. Interesting.

    Reply

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