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Fred Neil – An Unknown Genius

18 Oct

Fred wrote the hit “Candy Man” for the incredible Roy Orbison.

He also hung out with (and inspired) Bob Dylan in 1960s Greenwich Village.

He hit the jackpot with “Everybody’s Talkin'” in the film “Midnight Cowboy.”

Click above to hear Neil’s version of his song – Harry Nilsson had the hit.

You’ll also enjoy his yearning tune “The Dolphins,” penned in Coconut Grove FL.

Folks like Jimmy Buffett and David Crosby call Neil a hero.

Fred Neil left this world too soon in 2001. RIP, Fred — you were one of a kind.

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The Dog Days of Dixie

18 Oct

Here, by popular demand, are some more images of our mascot, Dixie.

She is a Tennessee native, but has come to love our life on Siesta Key, FL.

This is a great profile shot — snapped in our lanai (screened back porch)

Ted Healy & His Stooges

18 Oct

I just watched this short from 1933 — an early 3 Stooges film.

If you’ll notice, they are billed as Howard, Fine and Howard.