Hanky Panky (new for April 18/16)

Jeff-BarryA couple of years ago Reid Reker and I met in Las Vegas with writer/director Nancy Gregory who was was writing a musical about Jeff Barry. She planned on launching it in Vegas then Broadway, we were just looking at getting involved.
Later that night at dinner Jeff told us that his only failure at songwriting was when he wrote the tune “Hanky Panky”. Jeff of course wrote tons of million selling records like, Da Doo Ron Ron, Then He Kissed Me, Be My Baby, Chapel Of Love, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Leader Of The pack, Remember (Walking In The Sand) and so many others but now was charged by the record company to come up with a bad flip side for Tommy James and the Shondell’s brand new release. He had to come up with a song so bad that no Dee-Jay would ever think of flipping it over so he gave them “Hanky Panky” and the rest as they say is history.

OTHER STUFF I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT…

The best thing about Donald Trump is his ability to get the rest of us interested in politics.
 
How come there are no conservative professors, I would rather my daughter make her own choices.
 
The thing that makes your daughter’s advice more worthy than other females is because it’s usually less self serving.
 
The people who fund everything in America are the middle class whom the government does not address. I have a feeling though that the middle class is getting ready to address them.
 
You can still work while listening to the radio which you can’t do while playing on the internet.
 
The thing about women is … Once you make love to them your f**ked!
 
Most men are not looking for a meaningful relationship, it just happens.

The first time I ever thought about woman’s rights rights was when my first daughter was born.

Speaking of daughters my youngest told me not to have any pictures taken with any females I wouldn’t want her hanging out with.
 
When I was a kid I never had a song in my heart but got to release a few records anyway and now even though I’m not a writer, it looks like I’m gonna become an Author.
 
You can buy great sex but not great conversation.
Just when you thought you were starting to get a handle on millennials, here comes generation K.
 
You never have to recreate the truth.
 
I wonder how Canadians felt about Justin Trudeau’s fawning over Obama during his recent visit to the US, I’m sure the reverse would have been true had his father been involved.
 
You can never overplay someone’s favorite song.
 
I so miss the warmth of the Canadian people but not the cold of a Canadian winter.
 
As America’s attention span continues to shrink, everything appears to be too f**king long!
 
What’s the sense of having power if you don’t abuse it.
 
The toughest part of my present world is getting any women I may be interested in past my daughters.
 
The best advice I ever got which I never used was from my lawyer friend Barry Wallack years ago when he said … George do you know what this is gonna cost you, can’t you just f**k around!
 
You pass the same people going up the ladder of success as you do coming down so how you treated them determines the comfort of your ride.
 
Others decide your reputation.
 
When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, those months with 31 days sure are a bitch.
 
The thing about rock&roll is it aways comes back to 3 guitars and drums. Whose next?
 
When I was a kid I got to bring records out even though I didn’t I have a song in my heart. Now that I’m an adult and not an author it looks like I’m gonna publish anyway. How strange is all that.
 
Have you ever noticed that TV weather girls who have great asses make sure you see them.
 
If you want the credit ya have to give up some of the money.
 
An idea is just a concept that needs a little work.
 
The best are always difficult to work with, if they weren’t we’d all be working for them.
 
Tom Skinner told me that he’d once read that told him exactly what questions to ask a prospective employee at a job interview. He stopped asking them when he realized they had read a book that told them how to answer them. 
 

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8 thoughts on “Hanky Panky (new for April 18/16)

  1. “Conservative professors” are as scarce as conservative scientists for the same reasons. If you avoid critical thinking and stop looking to the future to some degree, eventually you are likely to be teaching antiquated beliefs and proven falsehoods. Not sure how many lifetimes that involves but most things change – whether for the better or worse.

  2. I see you are right into the American frame of mind, spelling cheque just like they do.
    I had to order some parts from the USA today and when I said “Zed,” as part of my postal code, she didn’t understand me. I had to convert to “Zee”. Now Laurie wants to learn, Spanish.

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