Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as BOBBY VEE, was an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20,
His first single, “Suzie Baby,” was written by Vee with a nod to Buddy Holly’s “Peggy Sue” and recorded for the Minneapolis-based Soma Records in 1959; it was a huge hit in Minnesota and drew enough national attention to be purchased by Liberty Records, who signed him later that year. ,

Vee was also a pioneer in the music video genre, appearing in several musical films.

Vee’s 1961 summer release “Take Good Care of My Baby” went to number one on the Billboard U.S. listings and number three in the UK Singles Chart.

Vee’s career began in the midst of tragedy. On February 3, 1959, “The Day the Music Died,” three of the four headline acts in the lineup of the traveling Winter Dance Party; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper—were killed, along with the 21-year-old pilot, Roger Peterson, in the crash of a V-tailed 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane. (Dion DiMucci, the second headliner, had opted not to travel on the plane.) It crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, en route to the next show on the tour itinerary in Moorhead, Minnesota. Velline, then 15 years of age, and a hastily assembled band of Fargo schoolboys calling themselves the Shadows volunteered for, and were given, the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at the Moorhead engagement. Their performance there was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Vee’s career as a popular singer.
In 1963, Vee released a tribute album on Liberty Records called I Remember Buddy Holly. In the liner notes, Vee recalled Holly’s influence on him and the events surrounding Holly’s death.

“Like so many other people, I became a Buddy Holly fan the very first time I heard him sing. I’ve been a fan ever since and I guess I always will be. ”

……… I remember a few years ago when Buddy was scheduled to appear at a dance in my home town of Fargo, North Dakota. It was going to be a big event for the whole town, but even more so for me. I was anxiously looking forward to seeing Buddy in action…….

….The day he was to arrive disaster struck, taking Buddy’s life, along with the lives of two other fine singers, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. The shocking news spread through Fargo very quickly. The local radio station broadcast a plea for local talent to entertain at the scheduled dance. About a week before this, I had just organized a vocal and instrumental group of five guys. Our style was modelled after Buddy’s approach and we had been rehearsing with Buddy’s hits in mind. When we heard the radio plea for talent, we went in and volunteered. We hadn’t even named the group up to that time, so we gave ourselves a name on the spot, calling ourselves The Shadows. We appeared at the dance and were grateful to be enthusiastically accepted. Soon afterwards, I made my first record. It was called “Suzie Baby” and I was pretty lucky with it; it was a fair-sized hit.
For some time now, I have wanted to make an album in tribute to Buddy, but I wasn’t sure it was the proper thing to do. However, during the past year, I have received many requests to do such an album. These requests came not only from my fans and from DJs, but also from Buddy’s loyal following—still a large group of devoted fans. It…gave me the confidence to do the album. From “Suzie Baby” to this present album, I have made many records, but I have never forgotten Buddy Holly and his influence on my singing style and my career.” ( Bobby Vee )


Brazil beachesfeijoada


Ipanema (Portuguese pronunciation: [ipaˈnẽmɐ]) is an affluent neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), The beach at Ipanema became widely known by the song “The Girl from Ipanema” (“Garota de Ipanema”), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.

The word “Ipanema” comes from the Tupi language and possibly means “stinky lake”, from upaba (“lake”) and nem (“stinky”) or “bad water; river without fish” from “y” (water) and “panema” (bad). No kidding.

The song was written in 1962, with music by Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by de Moraes; English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. Its popularity has seen a resurgence with Diana Krall’s song “Boy from Ipanema”, released in 2008.
Okay,let’s  see, we have the Girl from Ipanema,the Boy from Ipanema ,so, what is next.(!)

Ipanema is adjacent to Copacabana and Leblon Beach, but it is distinct from its neighbour. It is relatively easy to navigate because the streets are aligned in a grid. Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, and private investment has led to the building of world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes. At the forefront of its beach culture are the many surfers and sun worshipers who socialize daily at the beach. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles allowing local residents and tourist to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.
Ipanema has played a role in the culture of Rio de Janeiro since its beginning, with its own universities, art galleries, theaters and cafes. festivities, separate from those of Rio de Janeiro, attracting up to 50,000 people to the streets of Ipanema.

Everybody gets hungry so why not try the most popular and ubiquituos FEIJOADA..

Feijoada (Portuguese pronunciation: [fejʒuˈadɐ]) is a stew of beans with beef and pork which is a typical Portuguese dish. Feijoada is also typically cooked in former colonies such as Macau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Goa (India). the recipe can differ slightly from one country to another,and from stand to stand..
Brazilean Feijoada  name comes from feijão, Portuguese for “beans”.
The basic ingredients of feijoada are beans with fresh pork or beef. In Brazil, it is usually made with black beans; in the northeast (Bahia), it is generally prepared with kidney beans (Feijoada à Brasileira), and includes other vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and cabbage. The stew is best prepared over low heat in a thick clay pot.
It is usually served with rice and assorted sausages, such as chouriço, morcela (blood sausage), farinheira, and others, which may or may not be cooked in the stew.


P.S. Sorry ,no traslation for Stan Getz Saxophone playing .(!)


In a day like today,   August 9, 1875  Albert  W. Ketelbey  was born the Composer,  Conductor and Pianist  best known for light orchestral music.  He wrote very pretty musical themes, one of them impressed     me very deeply in my childhood ears. It was called  just ” In a Persian Market ” . Every time I listened on the radio, the main entertaining in those days, I could close my eyes and imagine everything  pretty but different to our Mexican markets, on the floor vendors  offering pots of clay filled up with gold and silver, rolls and rolls of fabrics made in China of pure silk. Beautiful women dancing and moving their lower bodies with an eternal smile in their faces  with long hair that made the people stand around and watch, also some acrobats making flips and  flops  and never miss a step.

Also , I could see cages protecting beautiful rare birds of exotic colors some of them singing amazing songs and some other making  sounds similar to the human voices, those were my favorites, with a rich plumage of magnificent colors  their tails hardly fit in those cages.

In the market  I could see stands nicely arranged with pots and pans made of brass or bronze appearance shining  and showing off their whimsy figures made by anonymous artist and of course among them   Aladdin’s Lamps…….if I could posses one of them, any size I would go to a private place and “scrub” one just for the fun of wondering  what Happen, Oh I can’t really imagine what exactly Happens…Is a genuine Genie inside of them..?  Maybe a precious Maiden but I wonder if she was  Unmarried or maybe a Virgin or maybe a horrendous “Taliban”.

  I don’t  remember exactly how old I was maybe 4 maybe 5 years old,  the activity of such of Market  couldn’t let me focus exactly what I really want……I could see also people wearing clothes wrapping around their bodies specially women, sometimes covering their heads and hardly see their eyes.  Men were different  mostly wearing head gears but leaving their eyes and ears at sight but showing off their unshaved faces.

The scariest feeling for me was when suddenly see some men riding   gorgeous horses making everything shake, the street was there, so the horses were making way in the absence of cars, bikes or  Trucks.      Listening the music I could see everything what a wonderful experience is to really be IN A PERSIAN MARKET !!!!

Thanks you very much Albert W. Ketelbey for helping me with your music make my dreams come just a wonderful Dream !



 Thanks Marino van Wakeren.





Neil ArmstrongUSA FLAG



Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first human to set foot upon the Moon.

Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man In Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon along with Collins and Aldrin, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.



cod fish

Good luck finding local cod in Cape Cod, Mass.

The fish once sustained New England’s fishing industry, but in recent years, regulators have imposed severe catch limits on cod, and the fish remain scarce.

“I’ve never seen cod fishing this bad,” says Greg Wilinsky, who has been fishing on Cape Cod for more than 30 years. “It looks to me like it’s over. And I can’t catch any codfish.”

It’s so bad, many fishermen say, that for the first time, they cannot catch enough cod to even reach shrinking government quotas.

At Finely JP’s, a seafood restaurant on the Cape, owner John Pontius says he has always served local cod, but the shortage caused prices to skyrocket. So for a while, he took it off the menu.

Now Pontius serves cod imported from Iceland. He is not alone.

“Everybody up and down the road has got the same cod from Iceland on their menu right now. If it’s on the menu, it’s more than likely Icelandic,” he says.

To deal with the shortage, New England fishermen are turning to other types of fish — specifically, dogfish. But dogfish is considered a “trash fish” and has almost no market in the U.S.

Gloucester, Mass., north of Boston, was once the busiest fishing port in the world because of the abundance of cod. But those times are long gone.

“This fishery has been declared a federal disaster,” says Chris Duffy, manager of fish wholesaler Cape Ann Seafood Exchange.

In his warehouse, Duffy shows off vats of freshly caught whole dogfish packed on ice. Virtually all of it will be shipped overseas to Asia and Europe.

“This undersection here is called the belly flap — those go to Germany, and they get smoked. They take the skin off of this, and you have the dogfish backs — they’re big in Europe, and they’ll chop it up into cutlets with the meat in it, that they’ll fry it that way,” he says.

Duffy and other fish wholesalers are trying to build a local market for dogfish. But it’s a hard sell. In America, he says, it’s just not popular.

“I know what they do with dogfish. They send it to England mostly, and the English use it as fish and chips — and I believe that’s why they put vinegar on their fish and chips,” says Romeo Solviletti, the manager of Connolly’s Seafood just down the block from Cape Ann Seafood Exchange.

“I mean, I’m sure there are people who eat dogfish around here,” he says, “but we don’t sell any of it.”

Nonetheless, the firm white fish is slowly making its way into markets in New England, including into the dining rooms of some hospitals and universities.

So, now, Welcome to the  new name City  OLD CAPE DOG FISH .






“Old Cape Cod” is a song, written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus, and Allan Jeffrey, and published in 1957. The single, as recorded by PATTI PAGE, became a gold record, having sold over a million copies. Having been hailed by “Cape Codders” as the “unofficial Cape Cod Anthem, if ever there was one”, the song has been credited with “putting the Cape on the map”, by helping to establish Cape Cod as a major tourist destination.

The song extolls the virtues of Cape Cod as a leisure destination with each verse ending with the line “You’re sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod.” The nucleus of the song was a poem written by Boston-area housewife Claire Rothrock, adapted by M.Yakus.

Page had NEVER visited Cape Cod until after the song was released and had become a hit. She later recalled her first visit to the Cape, saying:

“I could not believe it when I finally did go, because I realized that [the song] had captured something about a place that I had had within me for so many years, but never knew.
Patti Page was born in Claremore,Oklahoma on Nov.8,l927,
Her last visit to Cape Cod was in February 2010, followed Patti Page’s death on January 1, 2013, a ceremony held in her honor at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce,with a dedication and unveiling of a new street sign.( BIG DEAL ! )
For someone to created the success with helping to establish “Cape Cod” as a major tourist destination and their Real  Estate  to the clouds.

lobster stew




Ingredients  :

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 med.Spanish Onion, minced
6 Stalks Celery, diced
6 med.Carrots,diced
6 Lge. Potatoes,cubed 1/2 inch
6 cups Lobster Stock
2 tbsp.Parsley, chopped
1 tbsp.Chives, chopped
2 tbsp.Paprika (Romanian Best)
2 tbsp.Black Pepper.
1 tbsp.Kosher Salt.
3 cups.Milk
1 qt. Heavy Cream.
And of Course :
2 lbs.Make Believe LOBSTER. *****
(You know what I mean )


Use your Imagination.
Start from the begining.
Do not boil.
Add in the end broken chunks of *****
Bring to 165 degrees F.

Serve with: crackers,saltines,matzos,tostadas,
left over crusty bread or whatever.



The Band Wagon is a 1953 musical comedy film that many critics rank, along with Singin’ in the Rain, as the finest of the MGM musicals, although it was only a modest box-office success. It tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway play will restart his career. However, the play’s director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the star.

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse stopped by Central Park
and while the melody of “Dancing in the Dark” unfolds
gradually ,improvise unrehearsed one of the
most AMAZING CHOREOGRAPHY, to be enjoyed and
appreciated for the rest of our times.

The song was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard
Dietz. Considered part of the Great American Songbook.

The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best
Costume Design,Color,Best Music,Scoring of a Musical  Picture and Best  Writing,Story and Screenplay.

“The Band Wagon” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of
Congress as being ” culturally,historically, or aesthetically
significant “.

Every time you watch this wonderful performance you can appreciate the equality of movements, leg work, stepping
and specially arms and hands synchronization of both.

In the same time it’s romantic, conforming to standards of propriety, good taste,elegant and with a gracious ending,specially to the masculine approach of Fred Astaire to the horse-vehicle.

Frederic Austerlitz Jr. ( Fred Astaire )
May 10,1899-June22-1987

Tula Ellice Finklea ( Cyd Charisse )
March 8, 1921- June 17-2008