Archive for Las Vegas

Wanda Jackson FINALLY enters the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME!

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Personal with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by phillipphiles

I try and make it a point never to cuss in the presence of ladies…..

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 …..BUT IT’S ABOUT FUCKEN’ TIME ALREADY!!!

Happy Birthday to:”The Lovable Lush”- Mr. Foster Brooks (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in entertainment, Hollywood, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2008 by phillipphiles

THE ONE…THE ONLY…

MR. FOSTER BROOKS!

Alright…so, this clip below is the funniest shit I have ever seen-

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REMEMBERING PATSY CLINE… (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in Country Music, entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Patsy Cline, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2008 by phillipphiles

March 5, 2008

45 Years ago today- the world lost the Greatest female singer ever-

The one, the only…Ms. Patsy Cline

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…”Anything but Country”- that’s the usual answer I get when my friends and I are trying to decide on a radio station.  Normally, we can’t decide….so everyone is always instructed to bring a couple of CD’s for the road trip and we’ll sit through them as we drive (everyone is allowed one “veto”).  When it’s my turn…I usually yell out- “Ok, one Country song and then”….  (that’s usually as far as I get before hearing VETO! screams from everyone).

“But…It’s Patsy Cline”.  Then of course the standard phrase is next… “Oh, she’s not Country… I like her”.  Wait, wait…so because someone that usually hates country, likes Patsy…. that makes Patsy “not Country”?  It’s always the same excuse…but they love Patsy. 

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LOUIS PRIMA AND KEELY SMITH! (click here to read the entire story)

Posted in entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Personal with tags , , , , , on November 12, 2007 by phillipphiles

That Ol’ Black Magic has me in it’s spell…..” 

 

These two were a riot!  They had enough energy on stage to light up the whole city of Las Vegas.  Louis Prima and Keely Smith were the “must see” act in Vegas during the 50’s.  Their show at “The Sahara” was the hottest ticket in town.  Louis and Keely sang, danced and threw out a few comedic lines that had the audience in stiches.  They were backed by a band lead by Sam Butera called “The Witnesses”.  Aside from making hit records and playing several shows nightly (all the way through the night- until 6 a.m.!), they also made The Sahara Lounge the hottest night club around…while at the same time, making it- without a doubt, the very coolest. 

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“ELVIS! ELVIS! Let Me Be…”

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on August 16, 2007 by phillipphiles

That line up there is from one of my favorite songs in the movie “GREASE”.  I was gonna put something sentimental on here about Elvis’ passing thirty years ago today…  NAH! Let’s do somethin’ fun!  Look at this pic- It’s just nasty enough to be cool.  If you’ve never been to Graceland, you’ve gotta get there!  I love it- and where else can you see green fuzzy carpet on a ceiling?  All those gold and platinum records on display are amazing!  You’ll probably hear at least one Elvis song today, maybe even your favorite.  The one Elvis tune that always gets me singing outloud is “It’s Now Or Never”.