Musical Affirmation: 10/27/2016

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Alternate title:  Lady G, The Golf Pro and Barry White

“I’ve Got So Much To Give” by Barry White (1973)

If you like your symphonic soul dripping with sexual chocolate this one’s for you!

The Late Great Barry White!

All of that unmistakable BARITONE with strings, horns, and every instrument in between.

That’s my kinda heaven 🙂

Ain’t that right Ms. Eve?

YAAASSSS!

There was no one like him before and none since!

Bow down!

And so…

Today’s message:

As a kid, I would often tag along with my Daddy when he went to play golf.

You see, I was born and raised in Augusta, GA.

Home of The Masters Tournament!

And, believe it or not, just about everybody in Augusta played/plays golf.

Baby, when I say everybody, I mean EVERYBODY!

There was no accounting for socioeconomic class when it came to the game of golf 😉

Basically…

If you didn’t have a lot of money, you played at a public course.

If you did have some money, you played at a private course.

One thing you didn’t do was play at The Augusta National.

Unless your name was Robert Trent Jones, Sr aka Bobby Jones

Or…

John D. Rockefeller, III

Or…

You were some other kind of magical sorta somebody like my Dad 😉

Yes, you read that right.

My Daddy played The Augusta National!

How’s that?

You see, years ago, The Augusta National employed their own golf caddies.

Interestingly enough, many of them were Black-maybe all of them were.

I don’t know.

Anyway, one of my Daddy’s friends was a caddy.

Well, back in those days, The Augusta National would host a caddy appreciation day.

On that day, the caddies could bring a guest to play a round of golf with them on the course.

And, as you might have figured, Daddy’s friend invited him.

Lesson:  

You never know who can make something magical and amazing happen in your life!

Expect the unexpected 🙂

Sorry for that major digression!

Back to my story.

One day, when I was about 11 years old, Daddy and I went to the golf course (NOT The Augusta National).

I really can’t be sure why, but, for whatever reason, I decided to stay at the clubhouse with the Golf Pro whom everybody called…

Wait for it…

“Pro.”

Anyway, Pro was a short, ruddy complected red-headed White dude who loved nothing more than a good laugh 🙂

And, since I loved to laugh too we would often joke around together.

I guess he thought I was a funny kid 🙂

At any rate, after a whole lot of guffawing and tomfoolery, Pro and I decided that since it was Saturday afternoon, we should go in the Pro shop, turn on the TV and watch, of all things, “Soul Train.”

Seriously?

Seriously!

I can vividly remember hearing Pro say, “I betcha didn’t know I liked Soul Train!”

YAAASSS!

Now, to be very honest, the visual and audio dissonance between this man’s appearance and the “Soul Train” theme song almost caused my little mind to implode!

No matter…

There we were, me, Pro, Don Cornelius and all of the “Soul Train” dancers.

On”the hippest trip in America!”

And the ride was fabulous!

Until…

Don Cornelius introduced the next guest!

“BARRY WHITE!”

Uh oh!

After seeing Barry White and listening to the opening notes of his song, Pro immediately rose from his chair and changed the station.

He then looked at me and said, “I like soul but that’s too much soul for me.”

And, with that, we both started laughing like hell!

In the end, we settled on a rerun of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom!”

Good ole Marlin Perkins.

And so…

What is the point of this horridly long story?

Here’s the point:

Although Pro was open-minded, he had his limits!  Poor guy, he never took the time to learn that Barry White was a musical genius who conducted his own Orchestra!

Love Unlimited Baby!

Pro, didn’t know what he didn’t know.

He missed an opportunity to take off the limits and further broaden his experience 🙂

And now…

Today’s Affirmation:  I am open to new and exciting experiences.

Yes!

Let’s go forth into new and exciting experiences!

We can:

Try a new cuisine!

Listen to some new music!

Read or learn something that is completely foreign to us.

Meet some new people; preferably some folks who have a background that is very different from ours.

Take a different route home.

Go some damn where else.

Now I’m going with Barry.

How ’bout you?

Get into it!

Love and light my friends 🙂

Lady G

😘💋

77 thoughts on “Musical Affirmation: 10/27/2016

  1. Oh I am INto it, my goodly friend … and I have both bowed down AND fainted. 🌹 Your posts get better by the day. I am thoroughly intrigued and entertained throughout. Digress as much as you want. Loved The Augusta National story of your Daddy and his magical life-enhancing caddy friend. Now on to “Pro” and Soul Train. I bet you can remember the laughter on that day to the bottom of your being. Thank you for pinging me and in answer to your question … it is of course … YAAAAASSSSS!!! *punches video play button … once again … and feels “the vapors” comin’ on*

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    1. Thank you so much Eve! I often shout out my favorite bloggers 🙂 and you are certainly one!
      And yes, you never know how God’s Universe will grant you a most magical manifestation 🙂
      Pro? I was crazy about that dude. He was hilarious. But I got to give him credit for going as far as he did!
      LOL!!!
      By the way, you inspired me to look to Barry White when you mentioned him in a comment. I love that guy 🙂
      So before I go…
      Eve, The Walking Owl and the crystals…
      YAAASSSS! LOL!!!

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      1. … and thank YOU for teaching me the art of the “shout out” in the WordPress world. I do so appreciate it, and you! Hmmm … think I may be doing a little shoutin, too. 🌹 Your writings are fun beyond measure and encouraging toward some of my own future content. Better known as you being inspiring. 😍 I remember back in the 70’s working in an office where there were only a few of us bringing a particular project together … and when the boss was away we would find “The Prince of Pillow Talk” on the radio and swoon out! He was easy to find in those days. Super fun memories.

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        1. It really was my pleasure.
          I am so glad that you enjoy and are inspired by this little labor of love.
          You already know that love everything about you and what you’re doing over there at The Walking Owl–And I just adore the story of how your blog got it’s name.
          I’ll be ‘seeing ‘ you soon 🙂

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  2. That’s just a plain enchanting story about you and the Golf Pro. Lovely!!
    (Secret insight into the male psyche…… most of us felt a bit ‘lessened’ in the presence of the late Mr White, I mean how do you come close to that presence, style and voice?) .
    Legend!

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  3. Awesome story.
    Love Barry White!

    Your Lesson:  
    You never know who can make something magical and amazing happen in your life!

    This is very fitting for me at the moment. Great things are happening in my life right now thanks to God’s love and some pretty amazing people. And all it took was my willingness to step out of my comfort zone.

    God gives us the tools we need to survive and thrive in this life, all we need to do is use them.

    Always enjoy stopping by your spot. Good stuff. Have a great day. Hugs ☺ 🌷

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    1. Wow A! Thanks for sharing that piece of your life. I always love it when people share about the good that is happening to them.
      It is very encouraging!
      God is so good isn’t he?
      As always, thank you for stopping by–I enjoy having you around 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend ✨

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    1. Awww!
      Hi gorgeous! Thank you!
      Aren’t you a little young for Barry White?
      Just kidding? Good music stands the test of time.
      Thanks for stopping by love!
      Kisses right back 💋

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  4. Barry White turned Soul Train out and conducting and doing his thing was a must see.
    he made you feel where he was coming from. don cornelius was something else. Soul train, watching fat albert and the gang and hitting the roller skating ring were all must haves on a saturday. old school knows what i’m saying. peace

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    1. Mistermaxxx in the house!
      YAAASSS! Barry White was a MUST SEE!
      And, as you said, you felt where he was coming from because of his masterful use of strings and brass.
      By the way, your back in the day Saturday sounds just like one of mine 🙂
      You know I’m old school too 🙂
      Peace back to you brother!

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  5. My husband would be so envious of your dad! He has always wanted to play at Augusta. Yes, Lady G – Mr. Barry White is a true original. Love Unlimited Orchestra and their theme song -LOVE IT! Sir Don Cornelius and Soul Train- watched it all the time. As for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, why did Marlin sit in the tent and sip Margaritas while Jim did all the dirty work? Another great post! 🙂

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    1. I know right?
      I get that all of the time. Tell your husband that my Dad says you could eat right off the greens–they are that well taken care of.
      Girl, I was thinking the same thing about Marlin and Jim! I just couldn’t remember Jim’s name until you commented!
      Glad to see you as always 🙂

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      1. Tareau Barron

        Hahahahahahha I wonder what lady G sounds like yall. Does she sound like a sensual Pam Grier or does she sound ghetto like Raspusha hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha or is it in between. Hahahahahaha man I am gonna get it. Oh well.
        #ceasefireoverwith
        #pettyasstareau

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        1. Raspusha?
          Imma fix you Tareau!
          I don’t know how or when but I will find a way 🙂 LOL!!!
          And FYI, Lady G has a very sensual voice more similar to that of Queen Diva Pam.
          Ask RON (I’m capping his name to catch his attention).
          He’ll tell you! LOL!

          #The FellasLoveLadyG –TFLLG!
          #PrettyAssLadyG
          LOL!!!

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        2. You gotta hear her “White Girl” voice. First time I heard it, I was rolling. I laughed out loud (which I don’t do often, I’m more of a chuckler)

          She can be Raspusha and she can be Michelle Obama–classy, sophisticated.

          Imagine Michelle as a Southern Bell. You might be getting close.

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        3. Tareau Barron

          No I think she gonna curse me out hahahahahahaha. I pictured Tichina Arnold ad Chris Rocks mom from everybody hates Chris hahhahahahaha.
          *Sips Spiked EGG NOG*

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        4. Tareau Barron

          For me it’s Mitchell’s EGG NOG (an ice cream parlor in the city) Honey Jack Daniel’s and some cinnamon on top. I’m good. Hahahahaha. If you guys ever come to San Francisco, I will be yall tour guide. No for real I used to be a tour guide. I can show yall everything.

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        5. Tareau Barron

          I’m serious ask Dave he will tell you. In fact look….

          That’s me driving and doing the tour with a professional cameraman doing the voice over

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        6. AWWWWWW shit now!
          Tareau came to slay!!!!!
          I MUST GO THERE!
          LadyG loves a nice glass of wine and this is DEFINITELY on my bucket list !
          I hate to drive so the idea of someone else driving Miss G really appeals to me!
          LOL!!
          Go head on Tareau!

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        7. Tareau Barron

          Hahahahahahahahahahaha. I could just picture you and Ron having a good time in Wine Country and you bossing me around. “Driver, I’m a bit patched, fetch us some water!” Hahahaha

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        8. YAAASSSS! It would be so much fun to have you and Ron go fetch shit for the Lady 🙂
          What gentlemen you both are!
          LOL!!!!!
          I can hear Dave saying, “To hell with that, I’m going back in the house!”

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        9. Tareau Barron

          Hahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaauhaha. Having me and Ron pick Grapes in the sweltering Napa heat while you are under a parasol sipping iced tea fanning yourself hahahahahaha. And you call Ron “RONALD” hahahahaha

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        10. First of all, I’d serve your wine gleefully my Cuzzin Queen. I’ll bow and curtsy and all that ish but errraaahhh! I AIN’T PICKIN NUTHIN, NOT GRAPES, NOT COTTON, NOT NUTHIN. Brings back bad memories

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  6. No. you. didn’t. Not “The Maestro”!
    But she did! She DID!
    Anyway…the song is awesome…strings, and everything.

    And the affirmation is good too. We all have to step out of comfort zones every now and then and be open to new and different things. It’s one way to tell what you like…and what you don’t like. But you never know until you try.

    Thanks, Twin!

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    1. You know SHE did!
      SHE stole did!
      LOL!!
      Barry White?
      Whaaaaaa?
      I just can’t Twin 🙂
      As for the affirmation, maybe someone will be influenced to do something totally different today and I pray that they benefit from it 🙂

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  7. I haven’t golfed since moving to FL, been too darn hot…not that the hot flashes don’t help either 🙂 but Barry is gold star A #1 with the hubs….I know why too…..sometimes it even works in his favor playing those soul love tunes ❤

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    1. Do you golf Kim? Girl, I just watched! I can’t count the number of times my life was threatened for talking on the greens! LOL!!!
      Flat out, I talk too freaking much for golf LOL!!!
      and YAAASSSS! Barry White has a way of making us all feel a little lucky 🍀
      Best wishes to your hubby may all go in his favor 🙂

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