Twyla's Meme

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, August 02, 2007

The beautiful and enticing Twyla has conceived a new Meme and tagged me with it.

It is a simple Meme from a subject standpoint, but certainly not so easy in application.

The rules are to name the 4 best nights of your life. Then tag 4 people.

Well being as we have had somewhere in the realm of 19,389 nights in our life, we have more to choose from then others......

Off we go...

1) April 3, 1987 (the only one we will date) - this is simply the easiest. Matthew came into the world on this evening and my life has never been the same. My son is my everything...We miss him so very much...miss being able to just knock knuckles or hug or just laugh about something stupid. And we really miss watching him play baseball. We have written about this night before, but the short version was it was getting late and my A-Type personality brain had been told he would be born that day...and it was almost the next day...and then we were in the delivery room and then he was screaming his brains out...NIRVANA

OK, this wasn't so much about that night as it was about the results. We had to add it Twyla...

2) See, we are breaking the rules already, and this meme is not even 24 hours was a day/night thing...just spending it with a special friend. We were out and about all day laughing and smiling, holding hands and hooking our thumbs into the back pocket of the other's jeans, and just enjoying each other's company, and then back for dinner at my apartment.
Made some pasta and my gravy for her as promised...

Then the BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE PART ---we just laid on the couch together so close, under a soft blanket we have...watching TV for a while before ....well...before.... Silly me had put together a few hours of music we knew she loved and appreciated and it played in the background...with the candles...and ...well.....That night everything in the world just felt so right, like it had never felt the black clouds had been vanquished forever...there were visions of a lifetime of similar days...wonderfully happy days...a night that will live in my brain and my heart forever.

3) The night we were made a member of TKE Fraternity. Without going into details (NO, there was no puking, eating of disgusting things, animals or breaking the law involved in our initiations), it began as a stressful night with the impression we would be asked to leave, until they asked us to be their Brother. It was the night that we gained friends that we still have to this day. men who we would drop everything for to assist (well, my closest friends know we would do that for them also...anytime, anywhere, anything...) and they would do the same if we needed. Yes, it ended up in drunken debauchery that lasted two days and a freakin' killer hang-over the next day (do you know how drunk you have to be at 19 to have a hang-over...very freakin' drunk, let me tell you!)

4) One evening at work, back in a call from a business associate. Would we like tickets to see the opening night of the Knicks, or go with him to the 6th game of the World Series...Dodgers/Yankees....
Silly question, we headed for Da Bronx, and that night witnessed history as Reginald Martinez Jackson - in three at bats, on the first pitch of each at bat, off of three different pitchers, hit three home runs and the Yankees won the World Series...Thrilling night.

Now, I am to tag 4 people.....and the wheel goes round and round and the first place it stops is....

our most favorite SugarBaby friend DIXIE

and around and round she goes and next up is...
Ms. Julie from Philly

big spin on the wheel now.....flying round and round so fast...
Ms. Songbird, our friend from the Desert you are a winnnnnnnnnnnnner

and finally..........
OK, dear Tug.....wonderful Yankee fan...all around cool Grandmother...your name came up on the spin...

Please let us know when you post so we can link it here...

Our song of the day is one that has been playing on the soundtrack in our brain for a few days it was time to break it out...Written by Mr. Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend. From the album of the same name which was released on August 28, 1973 on the TAMLA RECORDS (a division of the MOTOWN label).

The album took longer than usual to record as Mr. Gaye had a case of writers block after finishing off his previous album "WHAT'S GOING ON" in 1971.

After a discussion with old friend and former singer Ed Townsend of "FOR YOUR LOVE" fame, Mr. Gaye agreed to record the rough draft of a song Townsend had worked on: "LET'S GET IT ON".

Originally the song was a religious ode to life and was later re-written by Gaye confidant Kenneth Stover. Upon hearing Gaye's demo of the political version of the song, Townsend protested that the song was about "making sweet love".

Marvin and Ed then rewrote the lyrics with the arrangements and musical accompaniment of the demo intact.

The song reached #1 on both the US Pop and R&B singles charts and got to #31 on the UK singles charts.

Mr. Townsend was so so correct in his assessment of this song...

I've been really tryin', baby
Tryin' to hold back this feelin' for so long
And if you feel like I feel, baby

Then come on, oh, come on

Woo, let's get it on

Ah, babe, let's get it on

Let's love, baby

Let's get it on, sugar

Let's get it on


We're all sensitive people

With so much to give

Understand me, sugar

Since we got to be

Let's live

I love you

There's nothin' wrong

With me lovin' you

Baby, no, no

And givin' yourself to me can never be wrong

If the love is true

Oh, babe, ooh, ooh

Don't you know

How sweet and wonderful life can be?


I'm askin' you, baby

To get it on with me

Ooh, ooh, ooh

I ain't gonna worry, I ain't gonna push

Won't push you, baby

So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, baby

Stop beatin' 'round the bush, hey

Let's get it on, ooh, ooh

Let's get it on

You know what I'm talkin' 'bout

Come on, baby, hey, hey

Let your love come out

If you believe in love

Let's get it on, ooh, ooh

Let's get it on, baby

This minute, oh yeah

Let's get it on

Please, please, get it on

Hey, hey

I know you know

What I've been dreamin' of

Don't you, baby?

My whole body is in love


I ain't gonna worry, no, I ain't gonna push

I won't push you, baby, woo

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, darlin'

Stop beatin' 'round the bush, hey

Gonna get it on

Beggin' you, baby, I want to get it on

You don't have to worry that it's wrong

If the spirit moves you, let me groove you good

Let your love come down

Oh, get it on, come on, baby

Do you know I mean it?

I've been sanctified

Hey, hey

Girl, you give me good feelings, so good

Nothin' wrong with love

If you want to love me

Just let yourself go

Oh, baby

Let's get it on


22 Of Your Sparks

  1. You little stinker! And here I thought you'd forgotten all about me, and you tag me for this meme. This will take some brain power. Ironic that you would tag me for this, given the long chat I just this evening had with a friend...

    I'll let you know when my post is up. Loved yours, BTW.

  2. Travis Says:
  3. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! You did that once before! Dangit! One of your best nights = one of my worst. Stoopid Reggie.

    What? I am calm.

    OK...liking the Marvin...hmmmm... I can take that and forget about my worst night.

    Alright, you are forgiven for mentioning that game. This is your place and I'll be a good guest, as you are always a good host.

  4. katherine. Says:
  5. a very touching list.

    (except we use to say...if you can't go Greek...go TeKE.)

  6. Bond Says:
  7. SONGBIRD: Forgot about you? and how is THAT possible??? LOL Have fun with it...and ty

    TRAVIS: Sorry my brother...truly I am...YOu are always a good guest.

    KATHERINE: TYvm... though we used to say 'WHEN you want to go Greek, Go TEKE! LOL

  8. Twyla Says:
  9. Thanks for doing this Bond...I loved your answers. It so interesting to see what people remember as the best times of their lives. It shows what's really important to them I guess. :-)

  10. Dixiechick Says:
  11. Ok, I promise I'll try and get this one done soon.

    Loved your answers by the way...


  12. Bond Says:
  13. TWYLA: My pleasure, it was fun actually...thanks for devising it!

    DIXIE: Sugarbaby...I know you will and ty and SMOOCHES

  14. Starrlight Says:
  15. Awesome Song for today. Marvin was the man.

    Good list and a fun one to read. Isn't it interesting how small things/days can make a huge impression?

  16. Mags Says:
  17. Wow. This is one of the best Meme's I've ever seen! Too bad I wasn't tagged. Bwaa haa haa....

    Have a splendorific day Bond!

  18. Bond Says:
  19. STARRLIGHT: I knew you would enjoy him based upon your post the other day---hehehehe
    Yes, very interesting how the small ones can as well as the big ones

    MAGS: I am sure it will come around...when I am tagging..i put my mouse over my FAVS LIST, close my eyes, scroll up and down and stop and that is who gets tagged...not exactly round and round, more like up and down.... ummm what was I saying, i lost my train of thought!

  20. Sparky Duck Says:
  21. Twyla has already stuck me with this one, so I will be getting to it tuitsweet.

    I loved your list Bond and it will be hard to top, well except for the TKE part, what were they the last choice left or something?

    Who doesnt love Marvin Gaye?

  22. Bond Says:
  23. SPARKY:
    I realized she did after my first message to you...
    I am sure you have 4 great nights....

    and NO, it was not the last was the BEST CHOICE!

    I have never met someone who does not like Marvin...incredible as it seems...

  24. Sueann Says:
  25. Love this tune!!!!! Thanks, Vince for posting it today. You the Man!

  26. Bond Says:
  27. SUE ANN: Glad you were pleased by the tuneage today....
    well I am a man... not sure I am THE man... LOL

  28. Tug Says:
  29. I'll let you know when I do this; it's a good one! BUT, will take some thought...even my daughter & grandkids were born in the a.m. ;-)

    Awesome list you have!!

  30. Peg Says:
  31. Great List!! Wow, I feel young--I had just turned 16 and was wrapping up my senior year in H.S. when your boy was born--

    And, I must say, the Tuneage Tutelage is an excellent feature!! My Secret Admirer is a southern boy and Skynrd is one of his faves--so I'm glad to get myself all learned & such wrt the band!!

  32. Man, facinating meme and well done. You always hace an interesting story or take. And a great taste in music!

  33. Bond Says:
  34. TUG: Looking forward to seeing yours...Thanks...

    PEG: TY my friend...YEAH I do that (make people feel young)to many people....sigh....LOL...
    So glad you like the feature...LOL hope I can teach each episode...

    BUD: TY sir...appreciate it

  35. Coco Says:
  36. This was a great post ... with great music to go along with it.

  37. Roger Says:
  38. Awesome blog Bond!! Good tune's Thanks for visiting Oger The Caveman I going to have Oger carve ya a link

  39. Julie Says:
  40. Great meme! It's special sharing these wonderful memories isn't it?


    YIKES! You tagged me!

  41. tiggerprr Says:
  42. What fun to read about your special days. :) ::hugs::


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