#SLS ~ It’s Not Tuesday

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. In Casa Cuckoo news, I got into a minor car accident on Monday. My plastic front bumper cracked and fell mostly off, but duct tape is a wonderful thing. I wasn’t hurt. I was pulling out of a parking lot, trying to make a left turn across two lanes and a center turn lane, when BAM! I was smacking into the rear passenger wheel of an SUV. It turned into a big drama with police, fire department and the ladies left in an ambulance ๐Ÿ™„ The driver wanted to wait for her husband before climbing into the ambulance, but the paramedics told her if she was hurt enough to be transported, she needed to go now. Hmmm… what else? Daughter has Bronchitis again, or still๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ It seems she’s been coughing her head off forever. I took her to Urgent Care for another inhaler and some prednisone. That was Friday. The same day Ben stayed home from school with a gut bug. Fun times at the Casa๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ

The prompt words for this week are – Head, Hat, Hair, Scarf

I thought about using a Metallica song, but didn’t think it would appeal to as many listeners. So, I went with on old song sung by a guy who is really named Taco. His full name is Taco Ockerse. He was born in Jakarta to Dutch parents, and raised in Germany.

He performed old show tunes in supper clubs. Then in 1982 he released an album called After Eight with Puttin’ On The Ritz released as a single, with a video made for new channel MTV. The heavy rotation on MTV combined with the catchy song written by the great Irving Berlin, sent Taco’s song to #4 on Billboard in the US.

Songfacts had a cool bit of trivia …The success of Taco’s cover made 95-year-old Irving Berlin the oldest living songwriter ever with a single in the Top 10 of the Hot 100.

This song, though not Taco’s version, was featured in a classic comedy movie. How many of you know the movie?

If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz
Different types of wear a day coat, pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits, puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
Come, let’s mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin’ on the ritz

Have you seen the well-to-do, up and down Park Avenue?
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air?
High hats and arrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz
Different types of wear a day coat, pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits, puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
Come, let’s mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin’ on the ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super-duper)
If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits? Puttin’ on the ritz, puttin’ on the ritz
Puttin’ on the ritz, puttin’ on the ritz

Downtown, uptown, get your kicks at the Ritz
Dine and wine, but not ’til nine, the time is right for us tonight
We gotta move, move to the rhythm
We can
Move, dance to the rhythm, nice and easy
I want ya to move
Puttin’ it on, puttin’ it on
Puttin’ it on, puttin’ it on
The R-I-T-Z
How ’bout you and me zest?

Gotta dance

Gotta dance

Gotta dance

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What song would you choose for this prompt? There were some other obvious choices that had been recently used for other prompts by other people. I’m always looking for something offbeat or a favorite. So share your offbeat favorite cuz I love new to me music. Thanks for stopping by.

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HUGS!!

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31 thoughts on “#SLS ~ It’s Not Tuesday

  1. I hope everything at your Casa is improving, I spotted three probs, the car crash, your daughter’s cough and Ben’s tummy. Let’s hop things improve now.
    Great song from great film..
    Love Taco he’s so cute! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ I’m used to things being Wonky, it seems to be my lot in life, but this was even more Cuckoo than usual. Maybe everyone just has Full Moon Fever๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Ben decided that 3am was a perfectly reasonable time to start the day today๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Never a dull moment๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Sorry for the extra cuckooness at the Casa. Hope the coming week is uneventful. I donโ€™t know the movie, but I do know the song ~ the monster sang it in Young Frankenstein! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I’m glad you liked it Jim! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽถ
      With so many songs to choose from, I don’t know why this one popped into my noggin๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I thought it made more references to Top Hats… looks like it barely squeaked by๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. That was a fun catchy song. How nice if we could sing and dance away the blues, hope you get some rest!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿงฃ

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    1. I do dance around… in public even๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe someone laughs at me๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I keep myself entertained. I don’t sing in public though because I know how horrible my voice is. I might GIVE someone the blues๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  4. Dang, that’s a good song. I mean I know the tune, I probably have my whole life, but I doubt I’ve ever actually listened to it. Imagine rejecting a song because it might not appeal to many other readers :-p Sorry about the accident. Hope everyone’s ok and your insurance rate doesn’t take a hit. Sounds like it was fairly minor. Was the EMT aspect just a bunch of drama?

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    1. Totally drama IMO. I did hit their wheel pretty hard, but just the wheel, no body damage, but the back axle is probably toast. I may have to get my car into the shop after all. I noticed the blinkers aren’t working and there was some kind of cable attached to the inside of the bumper๐Ÿ™„ it’s been 10 years since that car has been in an accident, longer for me. Younger was driving in the last one. I was probably due.

      I hope my rates don’t go sky high either. I drive less than 10,000 miles a year, so my coverage isn’t too expensive.

      I should’ve used the Metallica, huh? What’s your song? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. What a great choice! I enjoyed reading all the fun history of this song too. I had no idea it had such a long and prosperous backstory. Take care and big hugs! ๐Ÿค—โœจ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽถ

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  6. Oh my goodness! What a mess! I’m sorry to hear about the accident. That totally sucks! It does sound like a lot of drama. I’m glad you are okay though! Hope your daughter and Ben are feeling better too. I love the song – I have it in my head now! Good thing it is a good song!

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    1. Hiya Robyn… it just never ends. I spent this morning at Urgent Care, only to have them tell me to go to the Emergency Room ๐Ÿ˜ซ My doctor couldn’t see me until next week and my foot swelled up then turned red & purple… without any injury๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
      So I spent over 5 hours in the Emergency Department waiting room. They didn’t have any beds available ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ The Urgent Care doctor thought it might be a blood clot, even though I haven’t been on a plane, had surgery, etc… no risk factors for a blood clot, he referred me to ED so I could get some fancy ultrasound of my veins to look for a clot.

      The Emergency doctor ordered the fancy ultrasound, x-rays and a bunch of blood for labs. And in between being taken to each test in a wheelchair, I was sent back to the general Emergency waiting room.

      Finally, FINALLY I get a diagnosis of “Cellulitis” ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ I have a skin infection. They called in some antibiotics for me.

      I told my daughters that I don’t ever want to go to Emergency Department again. Just let me die at home ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Or they can send me if I’m unconscious and the hospital will keep me snowed under with good drugs๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      I hope your crew has managed to avoid ER visits. Seems like you were there a LOT for a while.
      Sending Hugs! ๐Ÿซ‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒบ

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      1. Oh my gosh, what a nightmare! I HATE the emergency department. We are still getting bills for the time – at 11 PM on my birthday last year – when Bobby had to get a root canal but was in so much pain while we were waiting for his appointment. So, we went to the ED for some kind of pain killer. The insurance company refused to pay saying we should have gone to urgent care – doesn’t matter to them that it was closed. The kicker is that I had painkillers at home but I was trying to be responsible and do the right thing. Whatever with that! Total life lesson there. So to just walk through the ED doors was $1350, then 30 seconds of Dr. was $1200, $7 freaking dollars for the pill, and we still had to pay for the root canal out of pocket at $1000. I have avoided that place like the plague. I’m sorry you got stuck there for FOREVER. Yuck! But that’s good they figured it out. I hope you feel better soon!

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