#SLS ~ A Punk Twist

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday.

In Casa Cuckoo News, the appointment I had with my Primary on 15th was rescheduled cuz the poor doc came back from his vacation and got sick. My new appointment is 22nd June. The healing continues on/in the troublesome foot that set this whole fiasco in motion. I’ve stepped down the amoxicillin from three pills per day, to two pills, and now I’m at one pill per day for two weeks. Even with taking a probiotic and eating yogurt, that antibiotic is making my gut very unhappy. So far dropping the Methotrexate hasn’t caused my Plaque Psoriasis to rebound and flare. I’m hoping it stays that way! I’d really, Really like to have a Treatment Plan in place before I Need it!

Daughter is still having issues with a cough, and generally not feeling great. She actually set a Telehealth appointment with her brand new assigned Primary for sometime in July. She’s a new patient, so they are lowest priority. Younger is doing good. Working, working, working and actually starting to get ahead on bills! They’re even giving me money to pay down the 6.3 million they owe me. It’s not Really that much, and neither of us know exactly how much it is, but there have been a few large-ish borrows, and a grip of smaller ones. Hey! I’m not gonna say no, right?! As long as they have all their stuff covered and some money for fun and living, I’ll take it. My credit cards need relief, and part of the high balance is from helping Younger… so all good.

Ben is Ben. His sleep, always an issue, has been complete crap this past week! He keeps waking up in the wee hours… 1am, 2am, 3am and Staying awake! Gramma is NOT pleased! I have no idea what’s going on with him. He hadn’t been sleeping at school according to his Communication Book and I actually believe it cuz they’ve had activities all week for the kids. Ah well… who needs sleep anyway, right?!

Sven is doing his oddball Summer Brumation Thang. He stays in his house, glares at us occasionally, but generally does his impression of a statue. I poke him every so often when it looks like he’s not breathing at all. Anyway, that’s the Casa update, let’s get on with the Music!

This week, the prompt words are – Amaze, Astonish, Curious, Shock, Surprise, Wonder

I had the perfect song, but a quick search showed me that I’d already used it last year for a different prompt. Then I thought of another fantastic song, and did a search… Yep! I used that one too. Well dang! I had a list of five or six songs and finally just chose the one by a band/performer I’ve seen in concert. I chose What A Wonderful World performed by Joey Ramone of the Ramones. The song was written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss and originally performed by Louis Armstrong. Satchmo released the song in 1967, though it has the feeling of a 40s standard.

Joey Ramone started adding this song to some Ramones concerts and it was released on his 2002 posthumous album Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me. It expressed his optimistic view of the world, even as he was faced with death.

In 1995, Joey Ramone was diagnosed with lymphoma. He kept his condition private until it was revealed on March 19, 2001, that he was battling the disease. He died of the illness at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001, a month before he would have turned 50.

By 2014, all four of the band’s original members had died – lead singer Joey Ramone (1951–2001), bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1951–2002), guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948–2004) and drummer Tommy Ramone (1949–2014)

The Ramones never had the commercial success you’d expect, especially since they are cited as one of the major influences on American Punk Music. They toured a LOT! I was lucky enough to see them on April 23, 1983 with Bow Wow Wow, Modern English, Stray Cats, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.

In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, they played a farewell concert in Los Angeles and disbanded. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2002.


I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”

I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll never know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Oh yeah


Have you heard this version of the song before? Are you are Ramones fan? What song would you choose for these prompt words?? Thanks for stopping by! And Happy Father’s Day to those Dads of human, fur, scale or feather children!!





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