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That’s Olivia Newton in the 1972 TV movie The Case.

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visit-to-the-petersons-automobile-museum-0101The car and trailer are parked in the garage at the Peterson Automotive Museum.

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The sign says that Hubert Eaton used it to transport executives to view real estate.

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Eaton named the trailer “Vagabond.”

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visit-to-the-petersons-automobile-museum-015What? No personalized license plate?  Or is this a personalized license plate?  If so, what is the significance of “CD 2617”.

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There is a little scene before the music starts in Corey Hart’s 1986 video “I Am By Your Side.”  Hart and a guy in a hardhat sit in the shade of a trailer near an oil rig in the desert.  A big foreman comes around the corner.

Hardhat:  This place is unbelieveable.  God, that heat jus’ goes on and on. (slapping Hart’s shoulder with his glove) I can’t believe you did that!  Whoo!

Foreman: Hart, you’re in trouble, boy.  I’ve been looking for you since yesterday.  Damn wiseguy.  What kind of stunt do you think you’re pulling here?  What’s with you, boy?  You gotta get your mind right, boy.  Know what I mean? Boy, don’t you talk much?

Corey Hart: I only do a few things…much.

And he walks away.

Move over, James Dean.

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You’re guilty of crime in the first degree,
Second and third as well.
My jury finds you’ll be serving your time
When you go straight to hell.

‘Cause he was Lord of the Lightning,
Though “socially fright’ning”,
But never out to sell.

Their nickels and pence
Meant more than did sense,
And not the sensible thing.

Nor did the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
All along, world was wrong. You was right.

All that he saw, all he conceived,
They just could not believe.
Steinmetz and Twain were friends that remained,
Along with number three.
He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic,
“New Wizard of the West.”
But they swindled and whined that he wasn’t our kind,
And said Edison knew best.

He was the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Said you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison’s medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn’t win.
Edison’s medicine.

I spent twelve years of hard time,
More like the best years of my life.
Never heard or read a single word
About “the man” and his “wicked mind.”
They’ll sell you on Marconi.
Familiar, but a phony.
Story goes they sold their souls
And swore that you’d never know…

About the man outta time, man outta time.
Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.
Man outta time, man outta time.
Swore you was outta your mind!

You took a shot and it did you in.
Edison’s medicine.
You played your cards, but you couldn’t win.
Edison’s medicine.

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In the corner of dark bar room
Sat an ole’ cowboy singin’ western tunes
Singin’ songs he learned as a child
All about the West back when it was wild
He said he came from down Texas way
The cowboys were tough
The women the same way
Said he was a star back in ’31
Hollywood had liked him for some songs that he had done

He’s the last of the singin’ cowboys
Singin’ songs of inspiration and joy
Yippie Yi Yo, Yippie Ay Aye
He took a break, just to chug him down a beer
C’mon folks holler out the songs you’d like to hear
If I know one, I know a million tunes
I’m not up here playin’ for me
This is all just for you
And then he bragged on the Stinson hat that he wore
Said it was the finest made since the war
And he won the silver buckle ridin’ on a cow
And as he laughed he said
I’ll bet you’re wonderin’ how?

He’s the last of the singin’ cowboys
Singin’ songs of inspiration and joy
Yippie Yi Yo, Yippie Ay A ye

And after three hours or maybe more
A lady grabbed his arm
and showed him to the door
The bartender said, “he’s blind, you see
Don’t tell him the only audience he had was you and me”

‘Cause he’s the last of the singin’ cowboys
Singin songs of inspiration and joy
Yippie Yi Yo, Yippie Ay A ye

by the Marshall Tucker Band

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Originally written in 1911, this song has an interesting history.

The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

When the world goes wrong as it’s bound to do,
and you’ve broken Dan Cupid’s bow,
and you long for the girl you used to love,
the maid of the long ago,
why, light your pipe, bid sorrow avaunt,
blow the smoke from your altar of dreams,
and wreathe the face of your dream girl there,
the love that is just what it seems.
Chorus
The girl of my dreams is the sweetest girl of all the girls I know.
Each sweet coed, like a rainbow trail, fades in the afterglow.
The blue of her eyes and the gold of her hair are a blend of the western sky,
and the moonlight beams on the girl of my dreams.
She’s the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
Every magic breeze wafts a kiss to you
from the lips of your sweet sixteen,
and one-by-one the maids you knew
all bow to your Meerschuam Queen.
As the years drift by on the tides of time,
and they all have forgotten but you,
then the girl of your dreams, the sweeter seems.
She’s the girl who is always true.
Chorus
The girl of my dreams is the sweetest girl of all the girls I know.
Each sweet coed, like a rainbow trail, fades in the afterglow.
The blue of her eyes and the gold of her hair are a blend of the western sky,
and the moonlight beams on the girl of my dreams.
She’s the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.

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