Sam here. I decided to commandeer the blog today since Mom is celebrating, albeit via long distance, her ‘baby’ brother’s birthday today (happy, happy Tim-we love ya) and tomorrow is Ground Hog Day. Till then all I can say is: don’t let the door hit you in the tush, January. Spring is just around the corner, regardless of what that rodent says tomorrow and I for one am excited about supervising work in the garden again. Woof, woof!
Mom and dad are busily clearing out dad’s storage units and breathing dust but look forward to being able to enjoy some of California beyond its traffic and…ahem…interesting drivers. Happy Monday. 😉
It’s not quite Wordless Wednesday. There are some big deals going on today that need to be celebrated. The French-born Chinese-American musical giant, Yo-Yo Ma turns 60 years old. Hard to believe the remarkably youthful and talented looking cellist is actually 60!
But then there’s another big birthday celebration happening today. ‘Supermodel Yosemite Sam’ turns 10 years old today. Sam was born on the Great Plains in Eastern Colorado but moved to the Mile High City nearly 8 years ago. He’s been with me making wonderful music ever since. Here’s wishing the music continues for a long time from both of today’s birthday boys. 🎼🎶🎵 Happy birthday, Sam! You sweet, goofball. We love you.
In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday later this week (Thursday, June 18 for those needing a reason to celebrate and eat cake-you’re welcome). I thought I’d pass along a bit of dog trivia.
McCartney wrote the song “Martha My Dear” in October 1968 and releasing it in November on the double album The Beatles (known as The White Album) and inspired by his Old English Sheepdog. The song however was ostensibly about his longtime love interest, Jane Asher who broke off their engagement in a few months earlier. Asher inspired a number of songs including “We can Work it Out”, “Here, There and Everywhere”, “For No One”, and “I’m Looking Through You”.
Sir Paul also recorded a high pitched whistle along with some randomly spliced Beatles studio chatter in “A Day in the Life” audible only to dogs for Martha’s amusement. It appeared on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
Hats off to a fellow dog-lover and soon to be a 73 year old rocker (yikes!). Happy Birthday, Sir Paul. Here’s our own OES lineup (when Sam joined the Ranch, he had a brother and sister OES).
Know of any other songs inspired by famous artists?