Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is For...um...er...well...Anything, Really...B is Good, B is Beautiful

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Hello all, and welcome to All Things Kevyn. But just who am I welcoming you ask? I know there are a lot of new faces reading this blog today. How do I know that? Easy, this is day 2, or B-Day, if you will, of The Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. This be a challenge where we bloggers post each and every day (sans Sundays) throughout the month of April, and do it all in perfect alphabetical order. All our posts are linked into a giant mainframe,and thus, anyone of my fellow A to Z cohorts (and I think there may actually be thousands this year) can browse around the ole web, and check everyone else out. You can read all about it by clicking on the big B next to these words. So, in theory, there are many more eyes reading this than just my faithful regulars. So, welcome to my blog.

So, as I stated earlier, today is B-Day at the ole A to Z thang, and that means a post about something in the B-range. Well, I had this great idea to write up a post on a certain subject that began with the good ole B. I was going to have a dear old friend of mine join in and do some guest co-posting and all. And then, as I was getting other letters ready for publication (I actually have about a third of the alphabet ready to go and on standby, just waiting for their appropriate days), I kinda forgot all about poor letter B, and the next thing I knew, it was two days before the start of the month, and still no B. Oh no! What to do, what to do!? Yeah, I know, stop your belly-achin'. Actually, I am a pretty fast writer, and could have easily written up a post on the subject of The Beatles, or Batman, or Bruce Banner, or Breaking Bad, or perhaps even the act of blogging itself. That would've been easy peazy, lemon squeezy. I can pretty much write anything right off the ole cuff. But no, not today. Instead, I decided to go with a rambling post which acts as a second introduction, after yesterday's 'Allo 'Allo post. It's just more fun this way. So...welcome to my blog.

As for other B-thangs I could have written about, there is always my favourite old blues singer, Butterhead Jones. Earl "Butterhead" Jones was one of the greatest blues singers of his day, but after a brief seven year career, Butterhead Jones was killed in a bar fight in 1936. He was only 26, though some sources claim he was 30 by then. Not many recordings were made of Butterhead Jones, and the few that still exist are pretty scratchy. Jones was part of the Delta Blues scene, and was a cohort of both David "Honeyboy" Edwards and the King of the Delta Blues, Mr. Robert Johnson. Not many people know about Butterhead Jones these days, but it is well worth tracking down some of his recordings, as scratchy as they may be, and take a listen. I could have also written something up about the 1967 film, Bonnie & Clyde (one of my faves), or maybe Bugs Bunny (a sort of psychoanalysis of cartoon rabbitry), or perhaps on barbershop quartets, or binge drinking, or Busta Rhymes, or bookstores, or this great little Italian restaurant in Philly, called Bomb Bomb, or baby badgers, or even my Business Card Collection. That's right, I collect business cards, what's it to ya!? In last year's A to Z game, I did a post on my 10 Favourite People Named Bobby, but there may be a similarly-themed top ten coming on E-Day.

Anyhoo, to stop the rambling, let's end with B is Beautiful. Welcome to my blog, and all that jazz. Tomorrow will be an honest-to-goodness post. Not just rambling. Until then, that's it gang. See ya 'round the web. Oh, and don't forget to participate in my poll, running all month long. You can find said poll, oh so conveniently, near the top of the sidebar. So get on over there and get your vote on. Anyhoo, here's one of those business cards from my aforementioned collection. A letter B-appropriate one, of course.


18 comments:

  1. teehee--I totally do that--get all prepped and started and forget to do one of the first ones... Nice to meet you, Kevyn.

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    1. Glad to have ya visit the ole blog. I'm sure I'll be checkin; out your A to Z posts as well.

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  2. B-well, B-cool and B-ready... well you get it. Welcome in the "B"... as a host I am stopping by to say thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. B-thanx. Wait...what? Anyhoo, thanx for checkin' up on me. B-seein' ya soon.

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  3. I had the same problem with D, but I came up with something.

    Nice to meet you and I'll be back to look at your E list. (I totally love lists.)

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    1. Thanx for stoppin' by. If ya totally love lists, I've got a lot of 'em hangin' around the ole blog. Just check out my Index Page.

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  4. Brand new follower here, so nice to meet you Kevyn!

    And wow. That business card is hardcore.

    2015 A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Matthew MacNish from The QQQE

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    1. Thanx! Always glad to have new followers. Yeah, one of my fave cards from my collection.

      See ya 'round the web.

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  5. New follower here, I like your blog and for a rambling post it was entertaining. Looking forward to the rest of your A to Z.
    Shawn from Laughing at Life 2

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    1. Thanx. Follow away. Hope you survive the experience. Ha! (X-Men reference)

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  6. B is so bountiful! I love the letter B since my first and last name start with that glorious letter:) I have to say-love that business card-wowzers!

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  7. Balderdash! There's my word for today. I could also use Blabbering or Blathering. Have fun on your B-Day!

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    1. Hmmm...well I can think of a B word for that comment. Ha!

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  8. That business card cuts straight to the point doesn't it?

    I wrote out a list of which posts would be which... but I'm still not sure about some of them. I'm writing them a week's worth at a time... a couple of them I've caved and they're just going to be "wildcards" :)

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    1. Thanx for stopping by. Have fun with your wildcards. I'll be sure to check 'em out.

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  9. That was a really fun post. I've been checking out your blog and it's great.

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    1. Thanx for the kudos. It's always good to get feedback...especially the good kind.

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