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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

Thursday, June 23, 2016

All About Me - ME! ME! ME! ME! ME!!!

I have decided to participate in

TMI: 26 Things About Me...

From A to Z...

a blog hop that I learned about through my dear
friend Debbie the Doglady at The Doglady's Den
and my good buddy Chris at Tilting At Windmills.
My version of the Q & A will be presented in a
style inspired by Dickie Goodman, king of
the "break-in" records, and by the
comedy team of Hudson & Landry.

Imagine if you will a reporter stopping
Mr. Shady Del Knight on the street and
bombarding him with personal questions.

REPORTER: Could I have your name?

SHADY: Well it's possible, but I doubt it. (BA-DUM-BUMP)

REPORTER: I mean MAY I have your name?

SHADY: Only if you promise to give it back! (BA-DUM-BUMP)


SHADY: Get your kicks on Route 66

REPORTER: What is your biggest fear?

SHADY: Losing my swim trunks in the ocean.
Everybody sing:

Now I'm afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what I'm gonna do
Now I'm afraid to come out of the water
And my poor little thing's turning blue

REPORTER: Do you happen to have the current time?

SHADY: It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

REPORTER: What was the drink you last had?

SHADY: I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink.

I didn't know if it was day or night
I started kissin' everything in sight
But when I kissed a cop down on 34th & Vine
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion #9

REPORTER: What does every day start with?

SHADY: When it's early in the morning
Over by the window day is dawning

REPORTER: What is your favorite song?

SHADY: Gliddy glup gloopy Nibby nabby noopy
la la la lo lo Sabba sibby sabba Nooby abba nabba
le le lo lo Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song

REPORTER: Are ghosts real?

SHADY: From out of space there sat a man
On a hot stove was pots and pans
"Say, that's hot!" I began to shout
He drank the hot coffee right from the spout

He ate the raw meat right from my hand
Drank the hot grease from the fryin' pan
He said to me, "Now you better run,
And don't be here when the mornin' comes"

REPORTER: What is your hometown?

SHADY: York Peppermint Pattie
Get the sensation.

(Peppermint Pattie is a girl I used to date.)

REPORTER: Complete this sentence. I am in love with...

SHADY: I’m starting with the man in the mirror

REPORTER: Who are you jealous of?

SHADY: Jessie is a friend,
Yeah, I know he's been a good friend of mine
But lately something's changed
It ain't hard to define
Jessie's got himself a girl and I want to make her mine

REPORTER: Killed someone?

SHADY: The children asked him if to kill was not a sin
"Not when he looked so fierce," his mommy butted in
If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him

REPORTER: When was the last time you cried?

SHADY: You saw me crying in the chapel
The tears I shed were tears of joy

REPORTER: What is your middle name?

SHADY: Ba ba ba ba Barber Ann

REPORTER: How many siblings do you have?

SHADY: He ain't heavy, he's my brother. We are family.

REPORTER: If you could have one wish, what would it be?

SHADY: I wish I were a princess
So beautiful to see

(Hey, we rhymed!)

REPORTER: Who was the person you last called?

SHADY: Calling Dr. Love
I've got the cure you're thinkin' of

REPORTER: What is the question you are always asked?

SHADY: What is the price of happiness?
How can I find me love?
Where could I sell my heartaches?
And what do I pay for love?

REPORTER: What gives you reason to smile?

SHADY: That mule, old Rivers and me

(Don't ask...I'm trying to forget it ever happened.)

REPORTER: Are there any sounds that annoy you?

SHADY: Cause you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song

"Slowly I turned...step by step...inch by inch...closer and closer..."

REPORTER: What time did you wake up?

SHADY: The clock downstairs was strikin' four
Couldn't get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
'Cause I was tossin' and turnin' all night

REPORTER: What color are your underwear?

SHADY: Lavender blue, dilly-dilly
Lavender green

REPORTER: Where is your vacation destination?

SHADY: It might have been in County Down,
Or in New York, in gay Paree,
Or even London town

REPORTER: What is your worst habit?

SHADY: Whenever I detect
Members of the other sex
I play the game I do so well, oh

I'm a girl watcher
I'm a girl watcher
Watchin' girls go by
My, my, my

REPORTER: What X-Rays have you had?

SHADY: You don't look different,
But you have changed
I'm looking through you,
You're not the same!

REPORTER: What is your favorite food?

SHADY: Chocolate covered ants... candy coated bees

REPORTER: What is your Zodiac sign?

SHADY: Don Cornelius has the answer.


"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" performed by King Cole Trio
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" performed by Brian Hyland
"For What It's Worth" performed by Buffalo Springfield
"Love Potion No. 9" performed by The Clovers
"Early in the Morning" performed by Vanity Fare
"Good Morning Starshine" performed by Oliver
"Haunted House" - performed by Jumpin' Gene Simmons
York Peppermint Pattie ad jingle
"Man in the Mirror" performed by Michael Jackson
"Jessie's Girl" performed by Rick Springfield
"The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" performed by The Beatles
"Crying in the Chapel" performed by Elvis Presley
"Barbara Ann" performed by The Beach Boys
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" performed by The Hollies
"We Are Family" performed by Sister Sledge
"I Wish I Were a Princess" performed by Little Peggy March
"Calling Dr. Love" performed by Kiss
"Question" performed by Lloyd Price
"Old Rivers" performed by Walter Brennan
"You Light Up My Life" performed by Debby Boone
"Tossin' and Turnin'" performed by Bobby Lewis
"Lavender - Blue" performed by Sammy Turner
"Around the World" performed by Bing Crosby
"Girl Watcher" performed by The O'Kaysions
"I'm Looking Through You" performed by The Beatles
"Chocolate Covered Ants (Candy Coated Bees)" performed by Chuck Wood
"Scorpio" performed by Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band

Have a Shady day!