Monday, April 14, 2014


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Please note that ellipsis are three spaced periods.

Recently, I finished watching all the episodes of Breaking Bad. I watched it again because of my love for it, and because I wanted to introduce Willy Dunne Wooters to it. He'd never seen it. Quite shocking, I know.

When Baby Blue by Badfinger played at the end of the final episode, WDW said, Oh, that's the perfect song. I felt the same way both times I watched the finale.

Watching the show together led us to research Badfinger. We were shocked at the tragic tale of this talented group. Their two main songwriters committed suicide (not at the same time). An unscrupulous manager cheated them out of most of the money they earned. The majority of the group died believing they were failures.

If you want more sad Badfinger, you can read about them HERE or HERE.

Now, I must ask you to think about something, and I don't care if you are in the middle of the A - Z Challenge. Do you remember the series I did on love and intimacy? Quite a few people wrote very interesting guest posts that presented their thoughts and feelings on a topic I don't understand.

You don't remember? It doesn't matter. I'm always starting over on something new and different because I write the story of my life.

Now, I want to do a series about bullying. It will start around the middle of May. I'll write the first post, and the series will conclude with an expert on the subject giving us tips on how to deal with bullies. In between, I need you.

I need you to tell your stories of being bullied, how your children have been bullied, how you dealt with bullies, how you bullied someone. Whatever you want to share.

You might as well volunteer to write guest posts because if you don't, then I'll knock on your door and you know it's difficult to turn me down. I want guest posts to start arriving by May 12th.

Here's another Badfinger song. Willy Dunne Wooters says that Day After Day has always been one of his favorites.

One more piece of Badfinger trivia: they wrote Without You. It wasn't a hit for Badfinger, but it made Harry Nilsson huge, and I read that Mariah Carey did well with it recently.

I can't download the video because of copyright issues, but once upon a teenagerhood, I loved Harry Nilsson's dramatic rendering of the song. Click on the link to hear it:

By the way, Harry Nilsson did not use backup singers. He would lay down a track and then harmonize with himself to lay down another track. Harry died relatively young, too, after a rather wild and difficult life. He spent too much time with John Lennon during John's timeout from Yoko Ono.

Yes, Yoko made John sit in a corner. He wasn't allowed to watch TV, nor could he play with his toys or smoke pot.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug