Category Archives: February Passionary

February Passionary – Day 19

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Phonograph. Stereo. Record Player. Turntable. Deck. Been passionately playing the pantaloons off your dates since 1877. And how passionate music fans still choose to get their sound.

February Passionary – Day 18

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Michelangelo stirs up as much passion today through art appreciation and artist debates as he did in expressing his passion through his art in the 16th century. A genuine renaissance man, his art was marveled for being ahead of his years, having completed his legendary “David” statue before he was 30 years old. Often overlooked was his wicked sense of humor and love of children’s books. Pictured is his original template for “Where’s Waldo?”

February Passionary – Day 17

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Air Passion.

February Passionary – Day 16

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There are going to be times when passions run a little hot and the internal emotion overcomes the logic of mind. Sadly, accidents of one form or another often occur in those instances and there are people standing by to take your call. Today is the 43rd anniversary of the inauguration and implementation of the Emergency 911 phone line in Alabama. Coincidentally, 22 years later, that phone number would be used innumerable times in showcasing passionate “Heart of Dixie” local talent on a new hit reality show called COPS. Sing with me now! Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Watcha gonna do when they come for you. Bad boys bad boys…

February Passionary – Day 15

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I spy with my little eye our next lesson in the field of passion. First we must agree that there is an equal reaction for every action we make. Agreed? Positive or negative, our decisions send an energy and karma into the universe. Capisce? Good. Sometimes the action is ordering another sugary high octane shot at the bar before dancing on a table on Singles Awareness Day. And sometimes the reaction is a post Valentine’s Day Hangover Walk of Shame. Here’s hoping your object of passion was modern day chivalrous and could afford cab fare home.

February Passionary – Day 14

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You don’t need to be a dance aficionado to witness the passion generated by a well hoofed tango. This should come as no surprise considering the South American Latin origins of the dance. Their food is spicy, the heat is sultry, and the machismo is a plenty. I wish you all a happy passionate Valentine’s Day! May it be a day of passionate tango dancing, horizontal or otherwise.

February Passionary – Day 13

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Passion sometimes requires protection. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) was established 98 years ago in the interest of protecting the royalty rights of music artists. In 2008, ASCAP protected music artist licensing to the sum of nine hundred and thirty three million dollars worth of passion. Protectionators of Passionators are the men in the photo! Incidentally, the piano in the photo is the same one Ted Nugent plunked out the first few chords to his royalty protected Valentine hit, Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.

February Passionary – Day 12

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There are a great many passionate people that have passionately benefited from the passion that poured through Motown Records. I have a theory that Hitsville, USA may very well be the official baby making capital of the world when you consider one of their artists was probably playing in the background when junior was conceived.

February Passionary – Day 11

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Your passion broke you into the business but the business broke your passion. Once again the world has been forced to deal with the sudden tragic death of a vocal artist. Your talent will be forever remembered, however I’m afraid there’s nothing clever to say about this sudden loss. Well there is, but there’s a waiting period for that stuff. What kind of monster do you think I am?

February Passionary – Day 10

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Stella Adler shared much passion in teaching actors to channel theirs into stellar performances. From Marlon Brando to Mark Ruffalo her ambition was to help actors act authentically and find their talent through choices. Study. Study hard. So at the end of your career, whatever it may be, you won’t be left muttering Brando’s words from On The Waterfront, “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been someone Charley, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. I’m a bum.” Hmmmm… I think I understand that art imitating life expression.