Walk km 8141-8145: running errands
Walk km 8145-8156 (13,620 to go): through Stanley Park with Meetup group
Book #387: Vengeance Man (1966, Dan J Marlowe)
Read everything by Jim Thompson? Not to worry, here's Dan J Marlowe with The Vengeance Man. The only thing different between Marlowe and Thompson is that besides being completely amoral, Thompson's best characters had a nice streak of insanity as well. So, it's just standard grade Thompson but that's still pretty darn good.
TV Episode #5: Route 66 - The Strengthening Angel (1960, Arthur Hiller)
This was a suprise. This is a very well directed episode (especially all the jail scenes - this guy does wonders with bars) so I was anxious to see the director's name. Arthur Hiller! I thought Arthur Hiller was a hack. You coulda knocked me over with a feather. Have I been wrong about Hiller all this time?
1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #29 - I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You
Composed by Samuel Theard of New Orleans, USA. Probable first recording: Louis Armstrong (1932).
Version #1: Sammy Davis Jr (New York, USA) from the film "Rufus Jones For President" (1933)
Version #2: The Mills Brothers (Piqua, Ohio, USA) from a 78RPM single (1932)
1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #30 - Across The Alley From The Alamo
Composed by Joe Greene of Spokane, USA. Probable first recording: Mills Brothers (1947).
Version #1: The Mills Brothers (Piqua, Ohio, USA) 1947
Version #2: Johnny Rodriguez (Sabinal, Texas, USA) from the "Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills" (Asleep At THe Wheel) (1994)
1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #31 - Born To Lose
Composed by Ted Daffen of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, USA. First recording: Ted Daffen's Texans (1942).
Version #1: Johnny Rodriguez (Sabinal, Texas, USA) 1972
Version #2: Hank Snow (Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada) 1956
1000 Degrees Of Musical Separation: #31 - A Fool Such As I
Composed by Bill Trader. First recording: Hank Snow (1952)
Version #1: Hank Snow (Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada) 1952
Version #2: Elvis Presley (Tupelo, USA) 1959